Author: Jelani McEwen

Jelani has worked in Chicago's education sector for nearly 15 years as a teacher, social worker, and program administrator. His hope is to one day see Black children free; free from limitless, free from externally imposed hurdles, free to breath. For Jelani, education is the greatest tool in our societies possession to achieve freedom.

We Don’t Have to Critique the Joy Out of Everything

Yes, $1,000,000 is a not going to solve a $215,000,000 problem, but it does put forth an important question that should cause all Chicagoans to pause. On Monday, Chance the Rapper’s donation to CPS asked the question, “Are there 215 individuals in the city of Chicago who have the means to end this crisis?” 215 individuals who have compassion for…

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