3 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Chicago Advocate Article on Bronzeville

Good news neighbors!

A very positive March 2nd Chicago Advocate article titled, "In Chicago’s Bronzeville a New Wave of Resurgence Is Picking Up Steam" is worth reading.

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-advocate/2015/03/in-chicagos-bronzeville-a-new-wave-of-resurgence-is-picking-up-steam/

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    But, if Mayor Rahm Emanuel convenes a press conference before election day where he publicly releases a Right-To-Thrive Zone draft ordinance containing substantive policies, initiatives and funding like those I proposed above that would truly benefit African-American entrepreneurs in significant numbers AND commits to using his famed bull-headiness, courage and...

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    But, if Mayor Rahm Emanuel convenes a press conference before election day where he publicly releases a Right-To-Thrive Zone draft ordinance containing substantive policies, initiatives and funding like those I proposed above that would truly benefit African-American entrepreneurs in significant numbers AND commits to using his famed bull-headiness, courage and arm-twisting abilities to pass it at the first City Council meeting following his swearing in for a second term, he likely will earn the support of a sizable majority of the African-American electorate and win the April 7, 2015 runoff election.

    Harold L. Lucas, a.k.a the Bronzeville Curmudgeon, is a native son, community organizer and resident of Bronzeville. Mr. Lucas is widely credited with playing a significant role in branding Bronzeville as a Chicago treasure and an international tourism destination, and preserving many of its African-American historic assets. He is also a co-founder and the President/CEO of the Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council. The BMC&TC is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), heritage tourism development organization. The opinions expressed above are his and do not constitute an endorsement of any political candidate.

  • Three things that also should be discussed.1,the speed cameras should go.2,also if all redlight camera are not removed then along with timers there should be a sign directly on the light itself like in the suburbs.3,if a police officer writes a parking ticket then they should produce a picture just like the contracted ticket agents do.also if the city puts a casino downtown that should cover the losses by speed and red light revenue.

Mar 07

Updated Mar 21

Oprah has Left Chicago

I note that Oprah Winfrey has now completely left Chicago, turning her filthy rich back on our City and the Black African American Community.

Oprah has closed her Harpo Chicago studios and now does not employ anyone in Chicago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/harpo-studios-closing_n_6795144.html

Oprah has gone completely LA/Hollywood, choosing to hang out with the Left coast media elite. Oprah now lives in a Zip code where there are virtually NO Black African Americans.

Oh, but she still claims to be a great champion...

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I note that Oprah Winfrey has now completely left Chicago, turning her filthy rich back on our City and the Black African American Community.

Oprah has closed her Harpo Chicago studios and now does not employ anyone in Chicago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/03/harpo-studios-closing_n_6795144.html

Oprah has gone completely LA/Hollywood, choosing to hang out with the Left coast media elite. Oprah now lives in a Zip code where there are virtually NO Black African Americans.

Oh, but she still claims to be a great champion of the Black African American masses... .she just chooses not to employ any Black African Americans.

Good bye Oprah, you will not be missed.

Bronzeville will continue to improve thanks to the hard work of good people who live and work here, who care about the neighborhood and our city.

  • Alan, if that's the best post you have ever read you need to get out more. Oprah made the West loop what it is today. That and about a million other good things that I can eloborate on if necesary when I have more energy.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I made positive comments about Magic Johnson investing in underserved Black African American communities, making honest profits by running successful movie theaters. I tried to compare and contrast the positive business actions of Magic Johnson as opposed to the negative, divest and hang out in LA and New York actions...

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    I made positive comments about Magic Johnson investing in underserved Black African American communities, making honest profits by running successful movie theaters. I tried to compare and contrast the positive business actions of Magic Johnson as opposed to the negative, divest and hang out in LA and New York actions of Oprah Winfrey.

    Unfortunately this week the Tribune reported that Magic Johnson gave over 200,000 to the election campaign of Mayor Rahm Emannual and Magic Johnson was apparently rewarded with an insider deal of over $100 million for one of his companies to do janitorial work in Chicago public schools.

    This isn't honest, investing in the urban community business - this is:

    Crony Capitalism.

    Something we might expect in a corrupt third world nation.

    I apologize for writing positively about Magic Johnson.

Dec 26

Updated Mar 16

New Restaurant at Munchies Location

Hi Neighbors,

Just want to let you know there's a new restaurant coming into the old Munchies location. They are doing work on the space now. It's called Yassa and is Senegalese food. Looks good and this will be there second location I believe.

  • I like the Nem rolls too. They are delicious!

  • Good morning everyone. Very nice staff at Yassa. The only problem I had was that I follow the Bible's dietary law and selected a dish with chicken & fish. When I stirred it, there was shrimp in it and that was not listed in the dish's description on the menu. For someone allergic to shrimp, that could've been deadly. Although I brought it to their attention, the menu hasn't changed to mention shrimp in that dish.

Mar 15

Soccer at Dunbar Starting Soon

Join your child with soccer at Dunbar Park.
The program support children from 2-14 years old.

Start or build on their skills of team work and great interaction with other children and parents
Shalom

Mar 05

COMPASS study looking for volunteers in Lake Meadows

Hello neighbors,

If you live in Lake Meadows (particularly 533 E 33rd and 555 E 33rd), I'd like to invite you to participate in the COMPASS study being conducted by the the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Chicago. I am the field interviewer for the residents of 533 and 555 E 33rd and I am looking for men and women who are at least 35 years old.

It's a paid study ($50) that is comprised of an interview,height...

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Hello neighbors,

If you live in Lake Meadows (particularly 533 E 33rd and 555 E 33rd), I'd like to invite you to participate in the COMPASS study being conducted by the the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Chicago. I am the field interviewer for the residents of 533 and 555 E 33rd and I am looking for men and women who are at least 35 years old.

It's a paid study ($50) that is comprised of an interview,height and weight measurements, blood pressure measurement, and a blood draw and urine sample. Here is the website for info: compass.uchicago.edu.

In addition to 533 and 555, I am also the interviewer for the townhouses and condos on 32nd. My colleagues have been assigned to the other buildings and I'd be happy to pass their info to you if you are interested in participating.

Here is my contact info:

Gail Garcia
312-399-0773
signalturns@gmail.com

It's easiest to contact me this way; the phone and email attached to the website are not monitored as often.

Feel free to peruse the website (compass.uchicago.edu) and contact me with any questions.

Thank you,
Gail

Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

VIDEO: 3rd ward aldermanic candidate forum

Hear what candidates for alderman had to say during a public forum hosted by Chicago Southside Branch NAACP: http://ow.ly/Je1LY

Feb 17

VIDEO: Get ready for election day

It's never too late to learn - 4th ward residents can learn more about the candidates for alderman with this forum: http://ow.ly/Je2r4

Feb 04

Openlands' TreeKeepers Course in North Kenwood now open for registration!

SPRING 2015 TREEKEEPERS COURSE

Tuesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
March 10 - April 4
Kennicott Park
4434 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago 60653
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
$120 (some scholarships available)
Register at www.openlands.org/treekeepers

*2 hours of Undergraduate or Graduate credit available through Aurora University.
For more information visit www.openlands.org/treekeepers
For questions please contact trees@openlands.org
Link to scholarships

Since 1991, more than 1,500 trained volunteers have provided “eyes and ears on the ground” year round in...

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SPRING 2015 TREEKEEPERS COURSE

Tuesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
March 10 - April 4
Kennicott Park
4434 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago 60653
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
$120 (some scholarships available)
Register at www.openlands.org/treekeepers

*2 hours of Undergraduate or Graduate credit available through Aurora University.
For more information visit www.openlands.org/treekeepers
For questions please contact trees@openlands.org
Link to scholarships

Since 1991, more than 1,500 trained volunteers have provided “eyes and ears on the ground” year round in neighborhoods all over Chicago to spot improper planting, vandalism, insect infestation, and other problems.
TreeKeepers learn how to help keep trees green and growing. TreeKeepers volunteer in a variety of situations from street tree care and tree planting to woodland stewardship. TreeKeepers are passionate ambassadors who help educate their neighbors as well as their public officials about the importance of trees for the greater good.
The Openlands TreeKeepers program is an 8-day course with class and field components. Lessons are taught by nationally and world-renowned experts focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health. Some of the topics covered include tree biology, soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and invasive species.

Jan 29

CN100 Game of the Week preview: Boys Basketball - St. Rita vs. Hales Franciscan

Game Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Broadcast Dates/Times: Saturday, Jan. 31, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., on CN100, The Comcast Network.

Where: Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.

Records (as of 1/27/15): St. Rita (15-2 overall, 7-0 Chicago Catholic League South), Hales Franciscan (17-2 overall, 7-1 Chicago Catholic League South).

Key players: St. Rita: Armani Chaney, Sr., G; Kain Harris, Sr., G; Charles Matthews, Sr. G. Hales Franciscan: Nick Barnes, Sr.,...

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Game Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Broadcast Dates/Times: Saturday, Jan. 31, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., on CN100, The Comcast Network.

Where: Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.

Records (as of 1/27/15): St. Rita (15-2 overall, 7-0 Chicago Catholic League South), Hales Franciscan (17-2 overall, 7-1 Chicago Catholic League South).

Key players: St. Rita: Armani Chaney, Sr., G; Kain Harris, Sr., G; Charles Matthews, Sr. G. Hales Franciscan: Nick Barnes, Sr., G/F; Dominic Christian, Sr., G/F; Johnny Fox, Sr., F; Joseph Larry, Sr., G; Erion Moore, Sr., G.

Fast Facts: The best player in the state of Illinois not named Jalen Brunson is featured in this game. Matthews, a long, lean slasher and elite scorer, has been on the national radar since junior high. He has maintained his lofty status at St. Rita having committed to Kentucky and sitting as the 42nd-ranked prospect nationally by ESPN. He was a finalist for the McDonald’s All-American game, but only Brunson was selected from Illinois when the rosters were announced Wednesday. Matthews isn’t the only star on his team, however. Harris, who transferred to St. Rita from Morgan Park this year, is committed to Tulane. Chaney, the team’s point guard, is headed to Tennessee. Matthews leads the team with 22.4 points per game, Harris averages 14.5 and Chaney averages 12.7. St. Rita is ranked third in the Chicagoland area by CSN Chicago. Hales is among the top Class 2A teams in the state, ranked fifth by CSN Chicago. Leading the way is two-sport star Dominic Christian. In addition to leading the basketball team, he has committed to Nevada to play wide receiver next year. He was named the CSN Chicago Allstate Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9. Fox is the team’s power forward and plays his AAU ball for Chi-City Elite.

Read more: https://www.facebook.com/notes/cn100-sports/cn100-game-of-the-week-preview-boys-basketball-st-rita-vs-hales-franciscan/786485714778024

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