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'White Slavery' Pardon for Chicago Boxer Awaits Obama OK

In summer 1912, Johnson, the first black champion of the world, met Lucille Cameron at his Café de Champion at 41 W. 31st St., a mixed-race club he had opened earlier that year. She has been described as an 18-year-old white prostitute from Milwaukee.

    'White Slavery' Pardon for Chicago Boxer Awaits Obama OK
    CHICAGO - Among the pardon requests sitting before President Barack Obama before he leaves office is at least one with a distinctly Chicago connection: the conviction of boxer Jack Johnson for what was commonly described at the time as "white slavery."
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Middle income people have been caught in a sham regarding investing in Bronzeville property.

As the temporary 50-year housing project experiment was eventually demolished many poor blacks have been dispersed and displaced. A new social experiment was implemented on the Bronzeville Neighborhood by the way of gentrification, mixed-income housing, and an influx of condominiums. According to neighborhood census statistics on Chicago, Grand Boulevard lost 81% of it's population since 1950. There is a socioeconomic tension going on in Bronzeville and throughout the city due to the above mentioned experiments.

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As the temporary 50-year housing project experiment was eventually demolished many poor blacks have been dispersed and displaced. A new social experiment was implemented on the Bronzeville Neighborhood by the way of gentrification, mixed-income housing, and an influx of condominiums. According to neighborhood census statistics on Chicago, Grand Boulevard lost 81% of it's population since 1950. There is a socioeconomic tension going on in Bronzeville and throughout the city due to the above mentioned experiments.

Statistics show that last year Chicago lost the most population of any major U.S City. The inflated property taxes, sales taxes, poor schooling and cheaper costs of living elsewhere have effected people decisions on living in the city. Real estate property value drop when people leave an area in masses, an area gets neglected, increase poverty, crime, lack of businesses, or it becomes overcrowded. When you face flight rather white or black it truly effects the neighborhood.

All in all, many middle income and homeowners have been brainwashed into believing that the whole Bronzeville is going to turn over. Most neighborhoods are broken up into different economic pockets. A lot of people are still going to live and go on with life like they have since forever. The longer people refuse to rent out properties to certain people the more buildings might go into foreclosure driving the property value down. As more and more affluent people wake up and realize it makes more sense to own property elsewhere the more vacancies arise. Apartments on the other hand sell like hotcakes people always need an apartment; the more amentities and utilities that are included the easier it is to sell. Affordable rent-able condos are an option but eventually many people are heading elsewhere and the poor might still remain.

  • ihuntbeavers Ombudsmen

    I am sorry to Say The reason why CHA conducts City business in this manner in Bronzeville is because there has never been a Community outcry to stop CHA.
    Look how they Sold The south loop as a new upscale Condo ownership with some affordable and low income housing. What...

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    I am sorry to Say The reason why CHA conducts City business in this manner in Bronzeville is because there has never been a Community outcry to stop CHA.
    Look how they Sold The south loop as a new upscale Condo ownership with some affordable and low income housing. What is it now ? Rented Apartments mixed in with A bunch of CHA housing Vouchers.

    I have experience and seen communities like the neighborhood around 116 North Elm street on the North side. That CHA Building had many Problems but the community stayed on the Aldermen and CHA cleaned that build up . Look the market value of the condos around Elm and division .The community will not allow CHA to bring in substandard companies to rake in the US Tax payers cash and leave the City of Chicago a Mess. 1 bad build can kill a neighborhood.

    Where do families get their wealth from ?

    I noticed the property values of the University Village community , The people who brought over in that University Village Will never get their money back if CHA continues to build and have No over site with planning that community. I seen A Teacher was Killed a couple weeks ago in the Chicago Housing Authority ABLE Homes area (1300 South Hastings) that is like the 3rd or 4th murder in that same address in six months !

    Let Us not let it happen where State Street in Bronzeville returns to the 1990s and the value of all the properties returns to near Zero.

    Shame on Chicago Mayor Rahm and if he want get Re-elected he better take notice about CHA Now.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Superb observations ihuntbeavers, clearly the elected officials in Bronzeville have sold out lower and moderate African Americans. Most support the University of Chicago spatial deconcentration agenda designed to disenfranchise and displace lower and moderate income African Americans from Bronzeville!!!

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Polling places for the 4th Ward special election

Alpha Towers Apartments, 936 E. 47th St.

Washington Park Apartments, 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.

Harper Square Co-Operative, 4850 S. Lake Park Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St.

United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St.

    Polling places for the 4th Ward special election
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The preliminary list of 4th Ward polling places has been announced for the 4th Ward Alderman special election on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The polling places will be open to registered voters of the 4th Ward from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Cómo Martin Luther King encontró la fuerza en la fe

En agosto de 1967 describió esta experiencia a los feligreses de la Iglesia Bautista de Mount Pisgah, en Chicago, ubicada en el 4622 S. King Dr., una calle que ahora lleva su nombre.

    Cómo Martin Luther King encontró la fuerza en la fe
    Varios años antes del discurso en el que proclamara su sueño icónico, Martin Luther King Jr. era un padre asustado quien se sentó solo en la mesa de la cocina en su casa en Montgomery, Alabama, en busca de valentía.
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    Ms. Curry is asking for $392.33:
    My students need a classroom set of calculators to help with their daily math needs.
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