In November the execution of Tyshawn Lee, who was 9-years-old when he was murdered in an alley dominated local news publications. This senseless killing  broke many Chicagoans hearts.

Corey Morgan, 27-year-old documented gang member was charged with first degree murder of Tyshawn Lee. This assassin stole the media spotlight from individuals around Chicago who had chosen  to be constructive in their community rather than being destructive.

In November, the 16-year-old Chicagoan, Stephanie Booker, was awarded a prestigious national honor for academic excellence and community leadership received only a snap shot in local news publications.She is a student at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep. She is also a student ambassador and participates in the Science Olympiad ABC 7 Chicago reported. 

When I glance at the front page of a local news publications, I am eager to read about the good deeds one person has done for another. I am excited to read about the achievements of our youth and how Chicago’s education system has aided them in reaching  remarkable milestones.

I would love to see and hear more stories about Chicagoans who gracefully represent this city and are a beacon of light for the world to see.

“Hope is not blind optimism.It’s not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in out path.It’s not sitting  on the sidelines or shirking from a fight.Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary,that something better awaits us if we have  the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.Hope is the belief that destiny will not be written for us,but by us, by the men and women  who are not content to settle for the world as it is, who have the courage to remake the world as it should be.”

-Barack Obama


Simple. Let’s share the good.