The Chicago City Council's Black Caucus this week was drowned out by black residents of the city's South Side neighborhood who protested an aspect to the Obama Presidential Center's construction plans during a press conference this week.
Just as a group of Chicago alderman started to praise the Obama Foundation for hiring five minority-owned construction companies to oversee 51 percent of the 20-acre project, a group of people started chanting "shame on you" and "CBA," which stands for Community Benefits Agreement.
"We cannot take the president’s word on the fact that they’re not gonna push African-Americans out with the Obama Presidential Center.
"The situation will not be different because our African-American president endorsed school privatization — the closing of schools all across the United States.
Our African-American aldermen have sat by while 50 schools closed in the city of Chicago.