Month: May 2016

Home-schooled 16-year-old Illinois Girl to Enter PH.D. Program

In addition to celebrating her “Sweet 16”, 16-year-old Thessalonika Arzu-Embry will start a PH.D. program in aviation psychology this Fall. The scholar was home-schooled by her family in Great Lakes Naval Station, in North Chicago, and began her college career at the age of 11. “I feel honored for the opportunity to help others at an early age. I feel very…

WTH: Fix Illinois’ School Funding System

“A step in the right direction” “Moving Chicago students “toward equality” “An important step forward” These are words that leaders around Illinois were using to describe the school funding reform bill that narrowly passed out of the State Senate yesterday. These statements don’t make me feel like we are on the brink of any kind of sweeping reform becoming law in…

Assata’s Daughters Protest On Lake Shore Drive, Demands Budget for Chicago State University

Chicago based activist group “Assata’s Daughters” recently staged a protest at the 2016 NFL Drafts, demanding a budget for Chicago State University. “Demanding justice for Rekia Boyd, who was killed in 2012 by Dante Servin, yet Servin has not been fired and is still receiving a pension, yet CSU is closing. So we are out here demanding that CPD fire…