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Donations needed for Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Chicago families

Donations are needed! Deadline is Nov. 10th!

We ask for your support as we work collaboratively to bless those who are less fortunate. Please consider donating uncooked turkeys and hams, sweet potatoes, pies, cakes, fruits, punch, water, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, green peas and/or making a monetary contribution through a check made out to Fathers Who Care in order to purchase aforementioned items.

For additional information or to make a donation, contact Fathers Who Care at (773) 287-5821.

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Donations are needed! Deadline is Nov. 10th!

We ask for your support as we work collaboratively to bless those who are less fortunate. Please consider donating uncooked turkeys and hams, sweet potatoes, pies, cakes, fruits, punch, water, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, green peas and/or making a monetary contribution through a check made out to Fathers Who Care in order to purchase aforementioned items.

For additional information or to make a donation, contact Fathers Who Care at (773) 287-5821.

Austin Weekly News, Loretto Hospital, Fathers Who Care, Larry Williams with State Farm Insurance, the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, in collaboration with George Leland Elementary School, Congressman Danny K. Davis, Senator Kimberly Lightford, Representative La Shawn K. Ford, Representative Camille Lilly, Larry Williams of State Farm, Austin Weekly News, Wal-Mart, Loretto Hospital are hosting:

A Fathers & Families Thanksgiving Dinner

November 20, 2014 at 4:30pm

George Leland Elementary School, 512 S. Lavergne in Chicago

Free To All – Come and Enjoy a Prepared Dinner - Space Is Limited

This event is being presented to let the community know how much we Care.

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Chicago cop shoots self in ankle during foot chase

...West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.The officer was chasing a suspect near Lake and Kostner about 9:55 a.m. when his gun accidentally discharged as he was trying to...

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Rep. LaShawn Ford to discuss Chicago's West Side on Oct. 2nd TV Show

Tune in Thursday October 02, 2014 for Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders' Weekly Television Show at 8:00pm on CAN-TV (Cable Channel 21).

Live web streaming: www.cantv.org/hotline

The show will be hosted by: Rev. Walter Amir Jones, Jr. Our Special Guest will be LaShawn Ford, Re - 8th Legislative District

Tune in to the Live Streaming and/or Call In to show your support!

Dial in phone: 312-738-1060

Discussion Topics:
- The State of the West-side of Chicago
- Mentoring Our Future Leaders
- Bridging the Inter-generational Gaps
- Promoting a Safe and Drug-free West-side
- Expectations for our Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Day, scheduled for 10-06-2014 at 5:30pm

Details: http://bit.ly/1mV9s6q

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Caps Meeting

Do anyone know when the next Caps meeting for the 28th Ward?

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Sep 24

New Democratic Party

The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection,...

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The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection, more positive about business than other Democratic-oriented groups, and generally liberal on racial issues

I have lots of information about my campaign, but it does not reflect the role of the Chicago New Democratic party, I opted on having two to three events exclusively about the Chicago New Democratic party next week (so you can view this as advertising).

Because the party hasn't officially started yet and I don't even know if I'll be one of its' officers... I stayed away from writing anything about the future political entity

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Updated Sep 23

Two plans and lots of similarities between the two

I came across an article in the Tribune called, "A new plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal our city", and it very similar to my own plan for the 28th ward. I encourage everyone to read the article (Chicago Tribune, Sunday, September 21, 2014). There are few differences, but they have more similarities.

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Updated Sep 23

Political Reform for the 28th ward

Join Facebook page, "New leadership for the 28th ward".

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I think it takes 450 signatures to get on the ballot right? I signed one for my neighbor and will sign one for anyone who wants to run.

  • 473 signatures are need.

Sep 20

Updated Sep 22

The new way

To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class,...

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To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class, anti-business, and anti-home ownership, to endorse these pursuits leads to competition and that's what they never wanted. But that is what we need, that is how we will grow. We must support the free market, this is a capitalist economy; therefore, we must participate in the capitalist economy.

Help me help us, this is the chance to get it right.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know...

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    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know and possibly ain't got a clue.

    Explain to us, for the edification of our liberation and in one or two syllable words, what is a "capitalist economy.

    Give some examples of your vision and foundation to encourage genuine interest and potential participation in your ethos.

    See me, William, on YOUTUBE: "VACANT LOT PSYCHIC". Cleaning up our community will make it more "Investment Worthy".

    SEL

  • I watched your video and I found it very insightful. Thank you for sharing (this is much needed).

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Stay on it. Read, read and read, and pray for comprehension.

    Also see "WAR ON FILTH".

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Sep 19

Capitalist path

I'm know that the majority of the alderperson's job is to create policies; however, that work is part time work. I believe that we can modernize local politics by creating a private business that can sustain itself and create revenue for the 28th ward. The capitalist economy biggest success is the middle class and I don't think that has to change.

Sep 19

The Agenda

The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments...

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The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments (1,200,000).

The goal is to secure 1/3 of the revenue from the creation of the Chicago Chess Association to fund need programs in the 28th ward, participants from around the city will be encouraged join and stay involved (that way we can create revenue and still stick to the tradition way of gathering funds).

Funds will be spent in five specific areas; namely, education, job creation, environmental improvement, housing exploration, and events.

I will strengthen community participation through the 49 precinct captains, 5 main captains, 5 professional from the academics, 10 collegiate students from areas of interest in relation to the 28th ward's growth.

Community participations will always be welcomed and encouraged.

Information will be gather to so that we can make inform decisions as to the best course for the ward.

Sep 19

Jobs

Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm...

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Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm barely making things happen with what I have).

As always the case middle ground must be found and altered accordingly, I believe that current alderman lacks the necessary know how.

I will create a council of six to eight of the precincts captain and they will act in concert with collegiate students and professional in the academic world to conduct various activities to find the best solutions. Ever case is unique; therefore, we'll move methodically and gather the required data to endorse potential policy shifts.

We don't want businesses dumping ships because their afraid that they can't make a profit and we want to ensure people that we know that they're $8.50 a hour.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 19

Fellow African Americans

I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we...

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I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we have never recovered from our past, we have attached our past with our present and now we have become victims of opportunistic politicians who exploit it for their own personal gains. Let’s take responsibility for our future and leave our children with a great legacy in which they deserve, an honorable history with a promising future.

I mentioned that our institutions was bias against us; moreover, intra-racism is often never explored or mentioned at all, I think we should start having discussing about it because it’s one of the biggest aspect to our healthy development. I believe that we will find that our very own leaders are the culprits for practicing intra-racism tactics and have hijacked the political agenda here in Chicago to keep the masses of blacks at a disadvantage

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I...

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I will build up relations to create jobs. I will institute a program that will promote business that you will establish, I will ever stay committed to education for children and adults, I will aggressively endorse technology, science, and I will maintain a world view perspective.

    Our present condition is sad and embarrassing one, but we can change how other perceive us, this election of 2015 by voting Jason Ervin out and voting me into office and getting on the track of becoming the ward of excellence.

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