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Rev Willie Taplin Barrow Homecoming is a Spiritual Passing of the Torch to all ages!

While at PUSH, the Rev Barrow was honored by dignitaries and the common man and woman with accolades and fond memories. I too have many memories and looked up to her as a mentor. Especially touched by visions from Bobbie Steele's tribute to Rev Barrow calling our warriors i.e., Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Heights, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisolm and others in the Civil Rights Movement to gather around the throne of Jesus and called on Mahalia to do...

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While at PUSH, the Rev Barrow was honored by dignitaries and the common man and woman with accolades and fond memories. I too have many memories and looked up to her as a mentor. Especially touched by visions from Bobbie Steele's tribute to Rev Barrow calling our warriors i.e., Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Heights, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisolm and others in the Civil Rights Movement to gather around the throne of Jesus and called on Mahalia to do a special song! Bet Jesus is saying to her "Job Well Done!" If only I will be that honored to hear those words from my lord and savior!

At Vernon Church of God a spiritual passing of the torch to all our people was at hand during her service at the Church. This moving tribute to take up the mantle where she left off is a wake up call to all of us!. We must not forget this passionate soul and we must embrace her legacy! As she says "We are not so much divided as we are disconnected" Our people can connect if we can learn to forgive each other our slights, our jealousies, our pettiness and embrace a bigger picture for the salvation of our race as a people.

Believe this is how the little warrior Rev. Willie Taplin Barrow wants us as a people to do for ourselves so we may become self reliant and build a new foundation of hope for our youth. You don't have to be the leader to do just one thing to help your people. She took the risk. Will you?

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ServiceWorks needs success coaches!

ServiceWorks is looking for success coaches to act as mentors for students at Gage Park High School! If you are looking to make a difference and willing to commit to Thursdays for ten weeks starting April 16 to June 11, then we highly encourage you to participate. Please look at the details below for more information:

Success Coaches must:

-Must be experienced professionals (1+ experience)
-Be willing to commit to mentoring youth on Thursdays between the hours of 12:20-1:20pm for 10 weeks.
-Attend an orientation. Orientations typically take place weekday evenings after 5pm.
-Experience volunteering/working with youth is a plus, but not needed
- Skype option is available, but limited.

Interested? contact: serviceworks@casacentral.org

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Ald. Roderick Sawyer Takes Your Calls - LIVE on TV & Online

Join your neighbors for a live, interactive forum with Ald. Roderick Sawyer this Wednesday, March 4th at 7 p.m. on CAN TV21 and http://ow.ly/JTKkX.

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Winners and losers in Mayor Rahm's TIF game

It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most...

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It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most of the aldermen buckled under pressure from the boss.
Still, I don't see last Wednesday's vote as a total loss. Think of it this way—Aldermen Scott Waguespack, Robert Fioretti, Rick Munoz, Toni Foulkes, and their progressive colleagues smoked out the mayor's loyalists, forcing them to concede that they'd rather let Emanuel squander millions than adequately fund the public schools. So at least we know where everyone stands—the boss is first, the kids come last. He not only strong-armed the aldermen into abandoning whatever principles they might have, but also commanded them to read from the talking points his aides conveniently distributed. Other aldermen defended the TIF program. I can understand why Alderman Burnett's so effusive about tax increment financing. One of the program's central flaws is that it favors gentrifying wards, like his, over poor ones.
Thus, the program that's intended to help the poorest of the poor neighborhoods largely benefits richer ones, like the near-west- and near-north-side communities Alderman Burnett represents. Through 2010, the city spent about $197 million in TIF dollars on various projects in the 27th
This article was written in the Reader on 11/22/2013

Ward. In contrast, the city spent about $7.9 million in Alderman Anthony Beale's far poorer south-side 9th Ward. Those who got, get more. And those who don't got, get the shaft.
It's pretty sad that the mayor's most dependable TIF supporters represent the wards that fare the worst in this ongoing scam.

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