In Chicago the teachers union is organizing a strike that will affect 400,000 children and they are doing it because the teachers are underpaid, what with their meager earnings of 71,000 a year before benefits and over time. That's more than police officers and other first responders make. While I'm all in favor of teachers making a living wage that sort of imbalance is kind of silly and I hope Emanuel stands up to the union. Who knows, he might even expand the school voucher system in Chi-town as a counter to union pressure.
Lupe Fiasco has never been one of my favorite people, but recently he produced a song titled “Bitch Bad” chastised
other rappers for using the term “bitch” as a description for women.
The theme of the song is summed up by the phrase: “Bitch bad, woman
good, lady better.” I have to say it is refreshing seeing a rapper speak out against the misogyny towards women in pop culture and especially rap. He has caught flack from critics though. Read more from NewsBusters here.