My Father

My Father

This post is being made out of pure respect to the man that is my Daddy. Hello Mr. Lucas, It was a pleasure to speak with you on the telephone.  I was sorry to hear that you’re going through chemotherapy but it sounds as though you are responding well to your treatments. I will keep […]

A Future for Bronzeville

A Future for Bronzeville

Creation of an African American Cultural heritage tourism infrastructure in the heart of Bronzeville on the south lakefront region of Chicago! Anchored on the southwest corner of 63rd street & Cottage Grove avenue is the landmark Washington Park National Bank building (one of the few historic structures remaining on the south lakefront region of Chicago). This […]

The Plan Wasn’t a Good One

The Plan Wasn’t a Good One

I remember the projects. My mom grew up in Altgeld Gardens and knew families in Ida B. Wells. I had friends in both grammar school and high school that lived in both the Robert Taylor Homes and Cabrini Green. I knew people from the projects. When I left Chicago the first time to go to […]

When Will We Make Changes?

I had an assistant superintendent, that knew OF me, decide that I was a poor/bad educator, after being in his job for about 4 MONTHS. I had been in classrooms for 14 YEARS at the SAME school. What I know for CERTAIN is that I was NOT a bad educator. I was an ill-informed, ill-equipped […]

Soul!!

Soul!!

https://www.pbs.org/show/soul/ “A variety-talk show with African-American musicians and interviews with cultural figures.” I don’t remember this one at all and I was about 8 or 9. This is another one that I can’t WAIT to have the time to journey through.

Living While Black

Living While Black

https://abc7news.com/our-america-living-while-black-racism-racial-inequality/6684870 I haven’t had an opportunity to watch this series yet because I’m presently engrossed in my studies of how to EFFECTIVELY teach children how to read. But this looks like one that I will be thoroughly engrossed in when I have the time.