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Superbowl Watching in HP/Bronzeville

I hope everyone had a good, safe Superbowl Sunday mine was pretty good - not bad.

I started early at the La Quinta motel on 49th and South Shore Dr. There was a nice buffet, excellent service and a very nice, mostly older, long time Chicago Black African American crowd. This is a group I really get along with.

But, though the expensive commercials and pre game stuff starts at 1 PM, the actual game didn't start until after 5...

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I hope everyone had a good, safe Superbowl Sunday mine was pretty good - not bad.

I started early at the La Quinta motel on 49th and South Shore Dr. There was a nice buffet, excellent service and a very nice, mostly older, long time Chicago Black African American crowd. This is a group I really get along with.

But, though the expensive commercials and pre game stuff starts at 1 PM, the actual game didn't start until after 5 pm.

So I moved on to another neighborhood bar.

The game was OK, nothing exciting. The powers that be wanted to anoint Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton as a Michael Jordan type mega star. Cam Newton has good credentials – Heisman Trophy, National Champions, NFL MVP. The C Panthers had a great year. But, Cam Newton didn’t have a good Superbowl. Nothing was clicking.

What I did notice was the appalling, vulgar halftime music show led by some creature called “Beyonce”. This creature was strutting around like some low class stripper and most of the bar patrons noticed that she had put on fatty pounds below the waist.

Anyway, apparently this “Beyonce” creature was performing some new BlackLiesMatter propaganda song inciting little Black children to hate the police. Ex New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani noticed this and strongly denounced Beyonce and suggested the NFL half time show should be more wholesome and not promote hatred of honest police officers.

Anyway, I'm writing lots of people to suggest the NFL goes back to the traditions of the 1950s and early 1960s where the halftime show was some marching band. Don't the HBC (Historical Black Colleges) still have excellent marching bands? Why can't we have that instead of vulgar displays of overweight low class strippers twerking and strutting around promoting songs inciting poor children to hate the police?

Just some of my thoughts.

I hope everyone enjoyed their Superbowl Sunday.

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ATN: February 2016

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

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Armour Square Park, located at 3309 S. Shields, has begun registration for winter programs online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or in person at...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Low-income families gain financial knowledge and pay off thousands of dollars in debt with guidance from a financial coaching Progress Program led by the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), located at 567 W. Lake St. Call (312) 252-

The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., offers tours, exhibits, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education to enhance awareness and...

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1800 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

Chicago Hope Academy High School, 2189 W. Bowler St., will hold a placement examination for eighth grade students on Saturday, Feb. 6. Students should...

Chicago KICS United FC soccer will hold a Vegas Night on Valentine’s fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 to 10 p.m. at Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Ave. Cost of tickets is $150 per couple or $85 per individual. For more information, log on to www.kicsunited.org/vegasnight or call (312) 995-7117.

...Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5:50 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th St. Proceeds from What’s Brewing With CASA will support its Child Advocacy Program, which recruits...

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., is hosting special events in February. On Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m., enjoy...

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, a center for Spanish language and cultural exchange, offers courses and workshops for adults and children. The center is located at 31 W. Ohio St. Call (312) 335-1996 or email info.chicago@cervantes.org.

...families and individuals, senior services, and youth programs. The Marillac Social Center is located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773...

...located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 722-7440...

The Maxwell Street Market is open Sundays at 800 S. Desplaines St. For more information, contact (312) 243-0394 or HistoryStreetGuy@gmail.com or visit www.Maxwell-StreetFoundation.org.

...Rose and Alderman George Cardenas (12th Ward). The event was held at McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. and facilitated by Rose. Call (312) 747-6527...

...10, 17, and 24. Call (773) 821-8450 for more information. Classes are held at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Kelly M. Fitzgerald, MD, has joined the Mercy Department of Pediatrics, and Ruth Dubyel, MD...

...annual benefit auction, Darkroom, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Tickets start at $175...

MoCP will host free public programming related to the MoCP at 40 exhibition running through April 10. All works on view come from the museum’s permanent collection. Zanele Mhuli will give a photography lecture Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., at 6 p.m.

A symposium on the “unstable image,” a discussion on fading prints, will be held Friday, March 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at 600 S. Michigan Ave.

The National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., is hosting Greek dance lessons for teens and adults on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The current classes run through Feb. 27. Drop-ins welcome. Call (312) 655-1234 or log on to www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org.

The Saint John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of the country’s top ten Newman Centers by Best College Reviews, www.bestcollegereviews.org. The Newman Center is at 700 S. Morgan St. Call (312) 226-1880.

St. Adalbert Church, 1650 W. 17th St., offers praying of the rosary every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and a garage sale every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraising is underway to restore the church’s twin towers and its pipe organ. Call (312) 226-2300.

...dialogue about international politics with Alexey Zaytsev, a Russian official. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org...

...on Saturday, March 5, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Furama Restaurant, 2828 S. Wentworth Ave. Nancy Loo of WGN News will emcee this event, which will feature food, school performances...

St. John Cantius Parish, 825 N. Carpenter St., has released two CDs, Magnificat and Te Deum, featuring its choir and orchestra, Ensemble Cor et Vox. For information or to buy CDs, call (312) 243-7373, ext. 111.

The Shedd Aquarium has named its baby dolphin Makoa, which means “fearless” in Hawaiian. Nearly 3,500 people participated in an election to choose the name. The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Call (312) 939-2438.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. Call (312) 226-6234.

The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will hold an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.

...drawing after the Sunday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Mass. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757...

The Smart Gallery of Art will present Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago Thursday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, June 12. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10. The museum is at 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in his office at 1645 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or email ward25chicago@gmail.com.

Institute is located at 610 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 322-1756.

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., offers a pinochle club that meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Players of all skill levels welcome. Call (312) 747-6729.

The Sentience exhibit features five Chicago-based artists’ work and kicks off with an opening on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, March 27, at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522 or log on to www.uima-chicago.org.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre will present Snafu, a story of a family dealing with the aftermath of war, from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19 through 28. The theatre is located at 1044 W. Harrison St. Call (312) 996-2939.

...Valparaiso Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. All games are at the UIC Pavilion, Harrison Street and Racine Avenue. Log on to www.uicflames.com for tickets. UIC College of Dentistry student Nisha Garg...

From now through Saturday, March 12, at the Linda Warren Projects gallery is showing still lifes by Ed Valentine and works by Michael Stillion in an exhibition called In the Belly of the Whale. The gallery is at 327 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 432-9500 or log on to www.lindwarrenprojects.com.

...9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Metro Chicago Hotel, 733 W. Madison St. Get information and see exhibits about childcare, schools, extracurricular activities, and child health and nutrition...

The West Loop now has a privately owned bike station one block north of Lake Street at 210 N. Green St., offering showers, lockers, a tire pump, and 75 indoor bicycle racks. Created by the firm WeWork, it leases the bicycle parking spaces and lockers. Email bikepark@wework.com.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email pr@gazettechicago.com.

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    Eight students from De La Salle's Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women, along with De La Salle math instructor Norma Ramos, recently attended the Sonia Kovalevsky Math and Magic Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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    Good job.

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1 dead, 15 injured in Chicago shootings on New Year's Day

...year-old man was shot in the shoulder at 6:20 a.m. in the 5400 block of South Winchester, police said. He was also taken to Stroger, but his condition was not immediately known...

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A 24-year-old man became the first reported homicide of 2016 on January 1 at 2:20 a.m. in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Chicago police said his body was found next to a car on the street in the 4600-block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. He has not been identified.

...A man, thought to be in his 30s, was shot in the chest in the 1900 block of West Garfield, police said. He traveled to 55th Street and Artesian before he was taken to Stroger...

...in the chest in the 1900 block of West Garfield, police said. He traveled to 55th Street and Artesian before he was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.20 minutes earlier, another man...

...year-old man was shot in the leg at 4:30 a.m. in the 600 block of South Kostner Avenue, police said. He took himself to Rush University Medical Center, where he was listed in...

...and 22, - were standing near a gas station just before 3 a.m. in the 7500 block of South State when someone approached them and opened fire, police said.The 26-year-old was shot...

The two 24-year-old men were shot about 2 a.m. in the 9800 block of South Beverly, police said. One man was shot in the right hand and the other was shot in the back, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

A 38-year-old man was having an argument with someone he knew at a party at 12:49 a.m. in the 9200 block of South Drexel Avenue when that person pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest and back, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

The 34-year-old woman was inside a residence at 12:05 a.m. Friday in the 8000 block of South Paxton when a bullet came through the window and grazed her hand, police said. She was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition police said.

At 10:15 p.m., the 18-year-old man was shot in the right hand while standing on the corner in the 7000 block of South Laflin Street, police said. He took himself to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

He was shot in the left leg in the 6200 block of South Martin Luther King Drive at 8:15 p.m., police said. He took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center, but his condition was not immediately available.

At 4:48 p.m., the 28-year-old man pulled into a drive way in the 7200 block of South Aberdeen Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the leg, where his condition was stabilized.

A 24-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were arguing with a third person in the 1000 block of North Lorel when the person pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said.

    1 dead, 15 injured in Chicago shootings on New Year's Day
    One person was killed and at least 15 others were wounded in Chicago shootings on New Year's Day. A 24-year-old man became the first reported homicide of 2016 on January 1 at 2:20 a.m. in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Chicago police said his body was found next to a car on the street in the 4600-block of South St.
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    Parents ask fir help and they said your son need to do something bad,so we can take him to juvenile.or force him to go to a program..and then when they do something bad they charge this kids as adults receiving 65,27,35,30 years,by Anita Alvares,if is an Hispanic. if is white,the thing will change can received 10,or 12 or 5 like this lady that kill this 5 year old girl with her car going into the sidewalk.see if is an Hispanic that kill the white girl.can received life in jail..

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