They Will Not Be Forgotten. Chicago Street Journal for January 24, 2018


The more things change, the more they remain the same. We've all heard that old saying. It does indeed seem that history is repeating itself. Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) dedicates this issue to all those who gave so that we may live. There is never a wrong time to celebrate their lives and purpose.

Sonja Cassandra Perdue, Associate Publishers, Digital

Chicago Street Journal

February 2017

January 2018


EDUCATION – Saturday

University helps 1 st

through 4 th Grade Boys and

Girls Become Reading Warriors.

Every Saturday, for the

next 10 weeks, in Chicago, Illinois,

The Black Star Project

will teach young Black boys

and girls to read well, think

critically, study their history, love their people, develop confidence,

increase self-esteem, and move into action to improve

their communities. Call 773.285.9600 to register your child for

another FREE term of Saturday University! Boys 9:00 am to

11:00 am. Girls 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

BOOKS – Reading is fundamental, but apparently not to

NYC gatekeepers for incarcerated persons. Most of you know

that 50% or more of those imprisoned read below any standard

testing level, now their families are being barred from donating

books. Inmates can only purchase books from state selected


Could this be that it is about controlling what is read, as well

as, the enhancement of the school-to-prison money pipeline?

According to one article, there were only 77 book titles available

and 24 were coloring books. Thanks Enoch Mubarak for

the heads up on this info.

SMALL BUSINESSES – This is the 5 th year that SCORE

has hosted its American Small Business Championship

(ASBC) competition. Two small business owners from every

state and DC will receive a reward of $15,000 as a show of

support for their success and to provide help to them for future

projects. Tell them what makeS your business unique and

win. Apply online here:

CRIME – In a recent trip to New York, Cook County Commissioner

Richard Boykin met with the U.N. Assistant Secretary

General to discuss possible deployment of peacekeeping

troops to Chicago. Everyone agrees that the communities,

who experience a high level of violence on a daily basis are

most certainly in need of peace. But, are the UN troops the solution

to problem?

ELECTIONS – Twenty-one year old, Jewell Jones became

the youngest state representative ever in Michigan in 2016.

CSJ is now wondering where is Chicago’s “under 30” future

elected officials? Could it be “you” that we’ve been looking?

BE A CRIME FIGHTER – Cook County Crime Stoppers is

offering up to $1,000 dollars for information leading to arrests.

It pays to help clean up crime. Visit their website for details.

BOOKS – Published authors, be a part of our new CSJ’s new

Books Section. Visit for details.

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Publisher and Editor: Ron Carter

Associate Publisher: Sonja Cassandra Perdue

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Chicago Street Journal’s predecessor, the South

Street Journal, were donated to provide material for

URW students to collaboratively research themes

such as gentrification, racism, political affairs, and

youth development.

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