Aug 09

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The natives are restless

Today was supposed have been a day where adults and children could come together and enjoy a parade that celebrated Chicago’s “Black Eye” - K -12 Education. I got to the parade just in time to catch the “Do Nothing Politicians Caravan”, that absolutely wowed the cronies and the foolish, followed up immediately by the “Gyrating Teen Spectacle” aka Marching Bands. The pedophiliacs and the mentally disheveled literally went bonkers for that part of the parade. Ahh, what a good...

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Today was supposed have been a day where adults and children could come together and enjoy a parade that celebrated Chicago’s “Black Eye” - K -12 Education. I got to the parade just in time to catch the “Do Nothing Politicians Caravan”, that absolutely wowed the cronies and the foolish, followed up immediately by the “Gyrating Teen Spectacle” aka Marching Bands. The pedophiliacs and the mentally disheveled literally went bonkers for that part of the parade. Ahh, what a good time to be had by a dysfunctional community. Oh, I almost forgot the Pièce de résistance. The natives took it 10 when not once, but at last report, twice decided shoot up the parade. The toddlers and little ones probably didn’t expect that. But, unfortunately I did. Before leaving for the parade today, I said to myself, “someone going be some shooting today at the parade”. As a side note there was also a mob of 50 or more teenagers involved in mob activity. The report is that they were going to beat down someone. About 20 men women in blue forced them to disburse. Good old Bud Billiken Parade. Oh and the adult men smoking marijuana along the parade route with children walking by, was absolutely numbing. And the old men in front of the church drinking alcohol (unbagged even). I would like to say, that the Black men are stand role models for these children at the parade... not!!! No wonder their community is a mess... the men don't even respect the children in their community. Now that blows !!!

  • To add to what Blackworld is saying, my son has been losing friends to homicide since he was 13. He doesn't trust anyone but me and between the dirty cops (which aren't all of them but they do exist) & the shooters, he feels unsafe all the time. This generation suffers from PTSD but not many people seem to care or have any solutions.

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Blackworld writes:

    "Did you just say "Yes, this will entail lots of teens young men being profiled, stop and search which causes lots of resentment" OMG I am so tired of all the racist pigs on Every Block... was this website started by the KKK? No, seriously, was it? I...

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    Blackworld writes:

    "Did you just say "Yes, this will entail lots of teens young men being profiled, stop and search which causes lots of resentment" OMG I am so tired of all the racist pigs on Every Block... was this website started by the KKK? No, seriously, was it? I love how these white people are totally oblivious to black life.. do you see black people or are they invisible to you Sean?"

    Sean replies:

    No. Preventing THOUSANDS of (mostly) Black Chicagoans from being shot by gangbangers with unlicensed guns, that's not mean, evil RACIST. That is serving and protecting the mission of the Chicago Police Department

    I definitely agree that there are dangers of citizens having their rights abused. But, if done right, and my view of events is that the New York Police Department did right in the mid 1990s reducing shootings, murders by > 75%, they did right.

    I and decent citizens do not want the Chicago police to abuse poor people, people of color. But, simply going in to high gang areas, stopping and searching certain people and then if nothing is found, saying "Thank you young man, apologize for any incovenience" that is much preferable to me than reading of the mass shootings, murder and mayhem I have to read about each Summer weekend.

    Violent crime, shootings, murder - these are preventing economic investment, prosperity, jobs all the good things that could happen in Chicago's rougest neighborhoods.

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This Guy's Salvage Co. Has the Ice Palace, a Roller Rink, a Church and More

There are stacks of glass block, piles of limestone from a Joliet quarry and rows of marble pillars rescued from the controversial demolition of St. James church at 29th Street and Wabash Avenue.

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"I'm not Mr. Green or anything, but my parents grew up in the Depression so there's this element of 'Hey, don't throw that out and waste it,' " said Joyce, owner of Stockyards Brick, 4150 S. Packers Ave.

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Good Time Sports Bar on 35th

Does anyone know anything about the Good Time Sports Bar on 35th near Indiana?

The name showed up on the awning on the side of the building recently so I did some searching online and found news about recent permits and a facebook page that doesn't have much info - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Time-Sports-Bar/429506427185076?sk=page_map

If this place ends up being nice and service is good they are going to do very well. I know I will be a regular! :)

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Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd...

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Unveiling of Paul Laurence Dunbar Statue

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp.
The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

Please join the Dunbar Advisory Council, The Chicago Park District, 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and at the unveiling of the statue.
The unveiling will program will start at 2:30 p.m. sharp. Sept 6, 2014

The location of the unveiling is Dunbar Park 200 East 31st Street Chicago, IL.
This event is free to the public.

  • Beyond the cremonial unveiling of a statue of Paul Laurence Dunbar,what is going on with the future educational curriculum of the underserved, disadvantaged predominantly AFRICAN-AMERICAN students who attend this revitalized urban high school campus in the historic Bronzeville community?

  • Certainly there must be some innovative writers workshops featuring the literary contributions of writers like Paul Lawrence Dunbar and other literary giants of the Black Cultural Renaissance that took place in Bronzeville! :-)

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Facilitators needed for support groups

If you or someone you love has a mood disorder, DBSA-GC is looking for facilitators to begin training to serve new areas. Facilitators moderate and manage their support groups for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago across the city. Contact them to find how to get started. Training is available online or in person depending on each person's schedule. Email wecanhelp@dbsa-gc.org for more information.

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Aug 26

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Let's Start a new Challenge

Got this from a young Black Man on Facebook, all you young black men we have a challenge for You...........Pull Your Pants Up, straighten out your hat, stand tall with pride, speak clear with confidence, stop acting like a thug. This "Jackie Robinson Little League Team" is like a gigantic light bulb of an idea that is grounded in years of tried and true formula for success in life. It is the difference of what you see in the World...

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Got this from a young Black Man on Facebook, all you young black men we have a challenge for You...........Pull Your Pants Up, straighten out your hat, stand tall with pride, speak clear with confidence, stop acting like a thug. This "Jackie Robinson Little League Team" is like a gigantic light bulb of an idea that is grounded in years of tried and true formula for success in life. It is the difference of what you see in the World Wide attention versus the senseless recognition of getting your street name spray painted on a wall for being shot for who knows what. You want to be respected, you want to stop being a target for police, then stop acting and looking like a thug. Our neighborhoods are being held hostage, our children are being shot, and our Women and Elders are being disrespected and so this is my Challenge to you.....Pull your pants up!

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day
  • Apple Jaxxx Pissing people off - not once, but twice....

    Yes! It's the kids running around here with their pants sagging that's behind all the social and economic ills that plague us. Look at all those young Black elected legislators with their sagging pants, passing laws just so they can carry our their agenda. Shame on all these sagging Brothers out here causing foreclosures and devaluing our property! Unemployment, inflation, crime, real estate bubbles -- you name it, Saggers are to blame. Round 'em up....

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Aug 26

Safety Seminar: Fire Prevention in the Workplace

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 Noon until 1:30pm.

The Near South Planning Board, in partnership with the Fire Department, will be hosting Fire Safety Preparedness Workshop for business owners and managers. The workshop will assist business managers and owners to be prepared in case of fire disasters and provide them with effective tips on fire prevention in the workplace. Light lunch will be served. The program is free to NSPB members and it will be $10 for non-members.

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Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

future of bronzeville

Just convened the INnovation Metropolis Summit at McCormick Place

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    As civic engagement leaders and tax payers in Chicago, we should be writing letters directly to the president and actively requesting that President Barack Obama. build his Presidential Library & Museum Campus on the former Michael Reese hospital site, inclusive of a community organizing institute.

    www.ObamaCampus.com

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Chicago is just one incident of police shooting away from being Furguson in warp speed!

    Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox
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    Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox
    RON GROSSMAN, TRIBUNE REPORTER
    ... were picked on by the police. Even a white judge thought so, telling the ... eve of the 1919 riots, Chicago was a racial tinderbox, noted Carl Sandburg in "The Chicago Race Riots, July 1919," a collection of his newspaper articles ...

Aug 25

We Love Bronzeville

#WeloveBronzeville

Aug 22

Updated Aug 25

Deliverance

When will the lost souls of the streets please STOP killing our future?

  • Where are the job creation and wealth creation initiatives in black communities to combat unemployment and hopelessness?

  • Have you read Dr. Boyce Watkins story about Malcolm X and why black people in America must create their own jobs, if we are going to break the cycle of joblessness and hopelessness in black communities?

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Aug 16

Updated Aug 23

redlight theft

Why is it I can drive all over the city on a daily basis but the minute I drive on the southside I'm issued a ticket. Then when you go to 95th and Jeffery the judge doesn' t want to here it. She is even bold enough say that everybody in her court is going to pay. What can be done about this constant theft of the redlight traps?

  • Adrienne, did you run the red light?

  • Duncs you are so wrong when you stop because someone speeds up and cuts you off from completing you're left turn you get a ticket because you are caught in the intersection. It is better to get T balled because you have insurance and maybe you will survive how ridiculous a choice.

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Updated Aug 23

I'm Tired of this Violence

I'm tired of writing about it, reading about, reporting of it, being around it, this needs to be over. Thugs running wild all over the place, killing whomever they feel like, without any fear of getting caught, We have to take control of this or we will not survive it.

  • "Woe is me"?!😳Wow, you missed that one badly. I have been a great advocate for personal responsibility and individual choice. I have achieved that way in my life. I'm not sure what you are talking about? The topics are separate. Police discrimination and misconduct are one issue. Poor personal choice...

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    "Woe is me"?!😳Wow, you missed that one badly. I have been a great advocate for personal responsibility and individual choice. I have achieved that way in my life. I'm not sure what you are talking about? The topics are separate. Police discrimination and misconduct are one issue. Poor personal choice and being involved in criminal activity is the other. One can consider each premises independently. Being emotionally reactive by making sweeping generalizations and blaming a very complex problem on one component doesn't make sense. Chicago has always had political corruption so what does that mean? You can't incarcerate your way out of the problem either. We jail more people than any country on earth and we still have a high crime rate. Perhaps looking at the problem from more of a multidimensional perspective without preconceived notions would be more constructive? Social problems are rarely solved with oversimplified postulates.

  • Jehovah Witnesses follow Jesus example of sharing God's word the Bible door to door. The bible is mankind's instruction manual. Jehovah Witnesses also  approach people on the street. Everyone practices many different religions today so prayer can't be forced on people . If people would apply the teachings it would...

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    Jehovah Witnesses follow Jesus example of sharing God's word the Bible door to door. The bible is mankind's instruction manual. Jehovah Witnesses also  approach people on the street. Everyone practices many different religions today so prayer can't be forced on people . If people would apply the teachings it would be paradise on earth. To be able to ask questions about the Bible and then be shown God's answer in the bible is a blessing and you can know for your self. The bible helps us to know why these things are happening and if you believe the teachings of the Bible then you know Gods Kingdom is the only answer.

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Aug 21

Updated Aug 21

Standing Up and Staying Strong! !!!

I decided to add something to my 3 mile walk this morning. I plead the blood of Jesus as I walked the streets of Bronzeville for protection over the young children that frequent these concrete paths of the unknown. This community is full of positive successful people and each one can reach one to teach one !!!! Let's continue to stay involved , respond accordingly to the negative behaviors presented with the continued positive reinforcement that I have actually witnessed on numerous occasions with the Chicago Police as presented with their rapid response times to unfolding situations in the area!!!! Stephanie R.N

  • Yes the relevance of a person who maybe walked the earth 1000's of miles away and nearly couple thousand years ago resonates strongly with the ills in the neighborhood

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