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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!

  • Stephanie Carter RN Stephanie R N/ Bronzeville resident

    Thanks Ray!!! Long time coming.

  • Excellent, we need this.

    I just hope it does not turn to despair as I fear the coming immigration order will damage black men again. We need jobs and allowing illegals to take jobs from us is not right..

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Updated 34 hours ago

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 ...

42 hours ago

We Love Bronzeville

#WeloveBronzeville

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Updated 45 hours ago

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 3 days ago

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.

Aug 16

Updated 3 days ago

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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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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Updated Aug 15

Where did this problem start?

This shoot em up, wild west environment just started in my opinion within the time frame from when the CHA buildings were demolished, did we ever consider how isolated and conditioned that these people really were. This was a great irresponsible action to unleash this on an unsuspecting community. The incident at the Bud Billiken parade speaks volumes of the anti social behavior of all involved in this act, this genie is out of the bottle, the question is how do we get back to normal?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Here is the latest version of the Washington Park TIF, which will be utilized to steal land from lower and middle income home owners currently living in Washington Park, thereby enabling the University of Chicago to claim and build the Obama Presidential Library on the north West corner of 54th...

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    Here is the latest version of the Washington Park TIF, which will be utilized to steal land from lower and middle income home owners currently living in Washington Park, thereby enabling the University of Chicago to claim and build the Obama Presidential Library on the north West corner of 54th Martin Luther King Drive.

    All of this land grabbing/regentrification activities in the Bronzeville section of Washington park, is being conducted and funded by your tax dollars and is controlled by demigod politicians connected from the top down in city hall..

    'Spatial Deconcentration' by Yolanda Ward - ABC No Rio ...
    www.abcnorio.org/about/history/spatial_d.html
    ABC No Rio
    Spatial Deconcentration was first published as part of a collection of notes for a national housing activists' conference held in Washington, D.C. No more than ...
    Taxation without representation is treason!

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

    wwww.ObamCampus.com

    www.BronzevilleInternational.com

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    Ray, I'm confused how did this conversation turn to Washington Park and Tourism. I often wonder why the Bronzeville Curmudgeon always using your post to write about his concerns with the alderman, politicians, and the University of Chicago. I'm not saying it isn't interesting information but it should be directed to another post. Please stay on topic or start a new post.

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Updated Aug 14

  • I would like to shop at a neighborhood pop-up, If you know of a future date please post on this site. Thanks!

Aug 14

La fitness being build in bronzeville

A la fitness is being build on 35th Martin Luther King Dr. In meadow lane open in the spring :-)

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Aug 12

Pershing East back to school 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 you.
Please contact the office if you are available. Call 773-534-9272


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Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

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Updated Aug 11

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 !!!

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    I read the article above about Quinn and have been depressed ever since and that was before this thread was started so I am sorry to sound so "negative" but I guess that is what comes with caring. I remember when Quinn took office, and remember he was Blagos leftover,...

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    I read the article above about Quinn and have been depressed ever since and that was before this thread was started so I am sorry to sound so "negative" but I guess that is what comes with caring. I remember when Quinn took office, and remember he was Blagos leftover, there was a tough decision to be made early on and I thought that because he didn't "owe" any of the usual suspects, he could come out on the side of the people and really be a transformational governor or he could ride with the machine, He went with the machine and I have considered him spineless ever since. Such a disappointment. Such a waste. Then there is the State Rep (Smith?) who was convicted of a felony, kicked out of office and came back to Chicago and was re-elected! I just want to scream-what are these people thinking?? Elsewhere on Everyblock people complain about how unresponsive their Alderman (maybe Burnett and Maldonado but not sure) is so I wonder why and how they keep getting reelected.Then I look at the principal of our local public school who is challenged by putting an intelligent sentence together and I worry...

  • lisadee,
    that article was truly sad and disturbing. But now things make better since. I've always figured that the politicians were in bed with the street gangs. That's the only scenario that would explain the lawmakers lack of desire to properly address the issue claiming so many lives and reeking...

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    lisadee,
    that article was truly sad and disturbing. But now things make better since. I've always figured that the politicians were in bed with the street gangs. That's the only scenario that would explain the lawmakers lack of desire to properly address the issue claiming so many lives and reeking havoc on the quality of life for those living in these war zones. The lawmakers we have entrusted to side with the law-abiding community has betrayed that trust, according the article by holding secret meetings with street gangs to discuss "Quid Pro Quo" terms. I expect that of Burnett, but d**n Pat Dowell too. I'm with you now NAFABUC. This is really depressing. One element prays on the children while the other ignores it. This is how they keep the mess from spilling into affluent communities. They make deals.
    Thank you for this further enlightening article.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 11

Considering Moving to Bronzeville

Hello,
My family is looking for a new place to call home, we plan on moving in December when are current lease is up, so right now we are in the “just looking” phase. I think Bronzeville may be a good fit for us but would like to get some feedback from those who are currently living in the area.
A little background on us: We are a multi-cultural family, My fiancé is Spanish and German, my daughter from a...

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Hello,
My family is looking for a new place to call home, we plan on moving in December when are current lease is up, so right now we are in the “just looking” phase. I think Bronzeville may be a good fit for us but would like to get some feedback from those who are currently living in the area.
A little background on us: We are a multi-cultural family, My fiancé is Spanish and German, my daughter from a previous relationship is Italian and African American, and I am Italian. My daughter and I have lived in various large cities, Minneapolis, Kanas City, New Orleans, as well as here in Chicago. However my fiancé has lived all of his life (other than the past 3 years here) in Iowa. So he is still adjusting to city life but is enjoying the adventure.
My daughter and I have viewed a few condo rentals in the neighborhood and we were impressed with the beautiful units that we could afford. We also liked the location and ease of access to the Loop. All 3 of us work downtown. However we know that a short visit to an area is much different than actually living there. Therefore we would greatly value any input.
Thanks

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    I moved to Bronzeville 5 yrs ago and it's been great. Nice neighbors, access to lake, easy transport to Loop, and safe.

  • Mexican Girl 7 years in Bronzville

    Dear Nicole,

    Seven years ago my husband (white) and I (mexican) left our North Side condo life style for a single family home in Bronzville. There is a lot of new developement in the area. We love that our commute to and from work is about 20 minutes. Soon there will be a Marianos Grocery Store. Get in while you can afford it and Bronzville becomes the next hot location.

Aug 09

Updated Aug 11

Shooting at Bud Billiken parade.

Every time I think things can't get worse or surprise me something can or does.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/29139314-418/man-shot-during-bud-billiken-parade.html#.U-awKEhO5Qk

  • I agree about the parents part,but there's no respect for the police either,they probably were writing tickets.lol but true

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    This is really tragic.

    There aren't easy solutions to big, broad problems like teenage gang violence, but I'd really like to see more cops out on the sidewalks instead of just occasionally driving through in their SUVs.

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