Feb 28 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Black politicans/CHA undermining progress in Chatham and Bronzeville(Must be Stopped)!!!

There is currently more CHA being developed for state street.Why is it that the majority of this "affordable housing" is only slated for areas that already have an disporpotionate amount of this housing(middle class black areas)? They are using our communities as dumpining areas to preserve downtown and trendy areas of the north side. Its already hard enough to get development on the south side and the city and alderpeople are contributing to this.

Dowell just wants to dilute the...

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There is currently more CHA being developed for state street.Why is it that the majority of this "affordable housing" is only slated for areas that already have an disporpotionate amount of this housing(middle class black areas)? They are using our communities as dumpining areas to preserve downtown and trendy areas of the north side. Its already hard enough to get development on the south side and the city and alderpeople are contributing to this.

Dowell just wants to dilute the middlle class(like Brookings) so she can ensure her continual re-election as she knows the south loop won't support her. She knows the middle class would challenge her and hold her accountable and she can't have that. I hope the black middle class is paying attention to how the black politicans are actually working against them. This is true for Brookings also, what happened in the remap was just dispicable.

Everyone contact your federal senator/reps and the republicans and tell them u support cutting of the HUD budget. Cut the budget so that there is only enough for seniors, the disabled, and returning vets. Also tell everyone you know and in community meetings. You don't have to vote for the republicans, just let them know that they have your support for these cuts. The budget cuts will Force CHA to sell their public housing to the private market and there will be less section 8 in your area raising property values.

Black people should be the most vocal of everyone as our areas are used as areas to dump them(section 8 public housing). THEN PEOPLE ALWAYS WONDER WHY THE BLACK AREAS OF TOWN ARE ALWAYS THE SLUMS. The black politicans don't care about the black community they only care about their power. They continue to undermine progress and blame racism for the non progress , while they are the actual problem ie Dowell, Sawyer,and Brookings.

Lets vote based on candiates who will represent our interest whether they be gay, lesbian, republican, green party, white, asian etc.

  • A better question is who are the ones perpetrating these murders and crimes. last I checked it isnt mortgage bankers out here shooting. I dont care how bad society has beat you down, that does not give you an excuse to commit crimes and terrorize otherwise peacefull neighborhoods. Pointing the...

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    A better question is who are the ones perpetrating these murders and crimes. last I checked it isnt mortgage bankers out here shooting. I dont care how bad society has beat you down, that does not give you an excuse to commit crimes and terrorize otherwise peacefull neighborhoods. Pointing the finger at "mortgage bankers" is a way of excusing this type of behavior. Thank god people arent going for this b.s. anymore. A criminal is a criminal and just because he and I share the same skin color that does not make him any less of a criminal.

  • GBresident,
    Sure, what's up? Dialogue can lead to action. What did you have in mind?

Apr 11

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Mar 24

Updated Mar 31

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/

  • Sad to say that it no surprise

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Mar 27

Updated Mar 28

Resident allows TWO 75 lb dogs off leash

The resident lives at 4 8 0 9 S Champlain.
Yesterday the dogs were running wild again and the man
was trying to control them.
One of the dogs ran into an alley and jumped up on
an older woman and knocked her down against
a garbage can.
She is pursuing litigation against the resident.
Another resident said neighbors in the area believe
2 residents cats were MAULED to death by the dogs as
they were found soon after the...

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The resident lives at 4 8 0 9 S Champlain.
Yesterday the dogs were running wild again and the man
was trying to control them.
One of the dogs ran into an alley and jumped up on
an older woman and knocked her down against
a garbage can.
She is pursuing litigation against the resident.
Another resident said neighbors in the area believe
2 residents cats were MAULED to death by the dogs as
they were found soon after the dogs had been let loose
last week.
City Hall is beginning crackdown that will include a $1,000 fine
and possible impoundment of residents dogs that
are let outside unleashed.This is a serious crime.

You can take photographs of this felony behavior by dog owners
and show to police who are REQUIRED to file a report and act on charges.
If the Police Officer on duty does not want to file a report
you are to phone the district supervisor.

Understood these 2 big dogs need exercise.
It is a fact that LARGE dogs lives are shortened by 1/3 who
are forced to live a small apartment /condo.
There is a safe way to let your dogs get exercise.
Have another person at the end of an alley to guard them from getting loose.
There are several dog parks in and around Bronzeville.

The Blonde dog pictured here FROM 4809 S. Champlain is NOT NEUTERED.
Free and very low cost S/N packages are offered at
PAWS Lurie Clinic.
The health benefits are incredible after neutering.

Thinking of breeding a dog?
People show up everyday at Chicago Animal Care and Control:
( KILL SHELTER) with litters of puppies .
They say they had no idea of the high cost of caring for puppies
and that their were no takers.
THINK before you breed!

  • You make some good points but not so fast on spay/ neuter:
    http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/theotherendoftheleash/the-plot-thickens-spay-neuter-effects-the-health-of-our-dogs
    Dogs should be walked regularly on a leash. They really should never be off leash unless they are in a dog park😐

  • Theresa Vidalon Grand Boulevard home owner

    There have been several people in this area who "walk" their dogs off leash. I have seen them attack someone else and just create havoc throughout the neighborhood. I am so sorry to hear someone was jumped and hope the lady is physically okay now. The dogs also run into the street and jump on children. It is very sad and scary. The owners do not seem to listen or want to modify their behavior. It appears more education and direct consequences are needed.

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

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