Aug 09

Updated 8 hours ago

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.

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

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! :)

  • Ben when it opens I will buy you a beer!

  • The point is gentlemen, we need more courageous African American entrepreneurs launching upscale businesses in Bronzeville!:-)

3 days ago

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.

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
    NEWS
    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 12

Preshing East Event August 29, 2014

Back to School Event at Pershing East 8/29/14

We are looking for people to help Barbaque 8/29 at the Pershing Picnic.
If you can grill a hot dog this is for you....

Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please contact the office if you are available.


773-534-9272
Please Please contact the office if you are available.
Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

773-534-9272
Shalom

Jul 31

Do you know a poverty pimp?

You know you’re a poverty pimp...

download article

http://www.infoshop.org/breakingglasspress/poverty_pimps.pdf

1. When you are overheard saying that talking to the people you are
supposed to be helping makes you physically ill.

2. When you start a series of for-prot ventures to “fund” your notfor-
prot ...and you are much more involved in those to the point
that your not-for-prot is essentially a front that provides tax-breaks
and aid for your for-prot ventures.

3. When getting nancial donations has become the vast...

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You know you’re a poverty pimp...

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http://www.infoshop.org/breakingglasspress/poverty_pimps.pdf

1. When you are overheard saying that talking to the people you are
supposed to be helping makes you physically ill.

2. When you start a series of for-prot ventures to “fund” your notfor-
prot ...and you are much more involved in those to the point
that your not-for-prot is essentially a front that provides tax-breaks
and aid for your for-prot ventures.

3. When getting nancial donations has become the vast majority of
your effort and time and that if ne with you.

4. When you become really, really, really good at using race, class
and gender discussions to prevent any criticism of what you are
doing.

5. When your ofces are furnished much better then anything your
clients will ever own in their entire lifetime.

6. When you feed people far worse things then you yourself would
ever eat or even give to your dog.

7. When that signed photograph of Billie Holiday is the only heroin
addict ever willingly allowed into your presence despite your image
of caring sainthood in regards to the poor.

8. When you are happy hearing about squatters getting evicted
because you can get more funding for your housing program.

9. When you spend much more of your time making the poor people
you “serve” jump through hoops and “hurdles” than actually lling
their needs-which not only enriches your and your political cronies
pockets, it also gives you quite a belly laugh.

10. When you leave your ofce in fear of the people you’re supposed
to be helping.

services so that the clients have to come back

download article for the

http://www.infoshop.org/breakingglasspress/poverty_pimps.pdf

Jul 30

Updated Jul 31

CHA not honoring their commitments in Bronzeville?!

http://hpherald.com/2014/07/30/vanishing-promises-made-to-the-poor-of-our-ward/?utm_campaign=vanishing-promises-made-to-the-poor-of-our-ward&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss

Questions:
1. Does this model work?
2. Where have the displaced folks lived since the high rises came down?
3. For those intent on returning, isn't it better to have adequate schools, grocery stores, jobs, and community resources that will provide a higher standard of living for everyone?

  • grandma 13-year Douglas resident

    The goal of the community should be to bring in more homeowners and high quality businesses in order to increase our property tax base.

  • Rick Roche bronzeville father of 4

    Couple of things: Promises are not binding; things change including markets, financial realities (City needs more money which public housing generates at a much lower rate than market based development) and priorities.
    Also, communities are made by people not by government policy. My feeling is that the government constructed ghettos were a colossal failure. The black middle class and working class can keep Bronzeville bronze by buying property, living here and renting to family and friends and keeping gun-toting thugs at bay.

Jul 25

Bronzeville Collective

Hosted by: Bronzeville Retail Initiative (BRI), 51st
Street Business Association, the Urban Activators (IIT),
& the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)
Address: 124 ½ E. 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60615

Jul 01

Updated Jul 19

Maracas is open

A new Latin restaurant, Maracas, recently opened in Bronzeville. People should give it a try. I hope to stop by next week.

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/28320016-423/the-312-founder-of-boriqua-chicks-open-latin-restaurant-maracas-in-bronzeville.html

  • Tried Maracas last week. We had the empanadas (? Spelling) dinner. The flavor was good but they may have been over cooked because the crust was dark and a little dry. The price $8 included two empanadas over a bed of rice & beans with a side of plantines and mango sauce. I look forward to trying other items on the menu. Time correction, they close at 8pm on Saturdays.

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    I tried Maracas today. I had the Beef Steak with Yellow Rice. The flavor was nice and the portions was good. The steak could have been a little more tender but was still very good. Look forward to trying the Beef stew on my next visit.

Jul 14

Updated Jul 19

35th st. Pedestrian Bridge set to begin construction next week

With improvements at Lake Meadows, repaving of King dr., scheduled repaving of 35th you could say we are on the fast track of infrastructure improvement.

  • I think the word that needs to be defined is HIJACK - take over (something) and use it for a different purpose.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    thatblow1, minor correction on your 4 points perspective- The name is Bronzeville Curmudgeon. Not to be confused with Brownsville, which I think is a suburb of New York city.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

    www.ObamaCampus.com

Jul 18

Volunteer for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count – July 22nd and 26th

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Complete Streets Program needs volunteers for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count. The Summer 2014 count is scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, July 22nd from 7 AM - 9 AM

Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, July 26th from 12 PM - 2 PM

According to recent data, Chicago has the second highest number of bike commuters in the country and bicycling is growing faster than any...

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The Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Complete Streets Program needs volunteers for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count. The Summer 2014 count is scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, July 22nd from 7 AM - 9 AM

Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, July 26th from 12 PM - 2 PM

According to recent data, Chicago has the second highest number of bike commuters in the country and bicycling is growing faster than any other mode of transportation in the City! During last year’s Summer Bike Count volunteers recorded over 14,500 bicycle trips and helped document the need for more innovative bicycle infrastructure. To volunteer contact David Smith, CDOT bikeways planner, at david.smith@tylin.com or Katie Gallagher, CDOT bikeways planning intern, at kgallagher@apexconsults.com.

Thanks!

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Jul 16

Updated Jul 17

Bronzeville Nights

Come Join us at the kick off of Bronzeville Nights on August 13th, August 27, September 10 and September 24.

Jul 14

Bronzeville Residents

Bronzeville Residents go enjoy the new outdoor curb areas located on 47th and Drexel and 47th and Champlain. Also please send congrads to TRC Bronzeville Green Organic Landscaping & QCDC for design and development of the projects
#fixingchicago #watchthechris #cwinitiative #actsofkindness (26 photos)

Jul 10

Updated Jul 11

Jazz in the park

Can someone please tell me when and where will the senior jazz be on tomorrow- Friday, July 11.

  • Ray

    Kennicott park.......6pm-8pm 4434 s. Lake Park

Jul 10

Updated Jul 11

Someone you must know

DID YOU KNOW THAT -------

Mark Dean, is the co-inventor of the personal computer, he is
responsible for developing technology that allows us to plug anything into computers—keyboards, mice, monitors, modems, printers, speakers, scanners—and have the devices and PCs communicate seamlessly. He holds three of the nine original patents on the computer that all PCs are based upon, and more than forty patents overall.

http://www.biography.com/people/mark-dean-604036

  • Mary 17 year Bridgeport resident

    Thanks for posting the link. He is an amazing person. And I'm very thankful that he created such inventions. I remember the Trash 80 and TI days and never want to go back there

Jul 08

Black in Latin America,

The descendents of slaves brought to Latin and South America, says Gates, don't identify as white or black the way many Americans do

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/

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