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Do you know a poverty pimp?

You know you’re a poverty pimp...

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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

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43 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

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.

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40 hours ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Little boys on 53rd and King Drive throwing rocks at the senior residents

A group of boys are throwing rocks at TRC Senior Village residents. The group of boys have vandalize the building and cars of the residents. If you see the boys throwing the rocks at the seniors, cars or building windows please help us redirect the behavior.

On 7/21/2014 TRC boarded up the window on Calumet side of the building cost to nonprofit $1500

On 7/30/2014 the boys threw another rock at a seniors windshield the cost to residents is $200.

Month of July 6 seniors have been assaulted with rocks thrown at them

  • TRC I did already check your website after your initial post and noticed that you have a donation link on every page with 6 payment options. That's fine, donations are important in your industry. I simply did not like the disingenuous tone of the OP. #mypersonalopinion.

    Oh, and believe me I do quite a bit re: societal ills, just on my own dime.

  • Trc Wabash TRC is a nonprofit in Bronzeville

    No problem Anna this is America and you are entitled to feelings and a personal opinion

    How about you help the community tell the boys to stop throwing rocks and called the police when you see a crime being committed

    In closing if know anyone that is short on a dime (unlike you ) please forward TRCWABASH.org contact information so we can help them regain self-sufficiency

3 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Is white-collar crime a primary source of black street crime?

We focused on shootings and the retail side of the drug trade that takes place in our neighborhoods. The question should be asked "How many African American businesses were crushed or stillborn from the activities of men like this one, Bernard Madoff?"
On March 12, 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Madoff said he began the...

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We focused on shootings and the retail side of the drug trade that takes place in our neighborhoods. The question should be asked "How many African American businesses were crushed or stillborn from the activities of men like this one, Bernard Madoff?"
On March 12, 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Madoff said he began the Ponzi scheme in the early 1990s. However, federal investigators believe the fraud began as early as the mid-1980s[17] and may have begun as far back as the 1970s,[18] and those charged with recovering the missing money believe the investment operation may never have been legitimate.[19] The amount missing from client accounts, including fabricated gains, was almost $65 billion.[20] The court-appointed trustee estimated actual losses to investors of $18 billion.[19] On June 29, 2009, Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum allowed.[21][22]

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Jul 18

Updated 4 days ago

Check Out the Nat "King" Cole Mural at 43rd and King Drive

Chris Devins and the Bronzeville Alliance present: " 'King' Nat at Home, 2014" 43rd and King Drive Photo Mural 12 ft x 23 ft.

  • As always Harold, thanks for the historical perspective! I can't wait to ride over and check it out. :)

  • Thanks Guys,

    Let's keep it moving.

May 28

Updated 4 days ago

Promontory Restaurant/Bar to Open Shortly Before the Apocalypse

Oft-delayed restaurant and live music venue, Promontory, is scheduled to open as the End of Days approaches, according to informed sources. "Our two outdoor patios will offer splendid views of the Four Horsemen as they ride in to lay waste to humanity," said an unnamed soon to be out of work employee. "Try our BBQ" he added.

  • zgwarnki Now, I can say Kenwood. Thanks, Obama!

    Adrienne, I crashed the friends and family event on the 17th and have legitimately dined and drank at The Promontory two other times since the official grand opening last Wednesday. So far, I can safely say that it was worth the wait. Working my way through both food and drink...

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    Adrienne, I crashed the friends and family event on the 17th and have legitimately dined and drank at The Promontory two other times since the official grand opening last Wednesday. So far, I can safely say that it was worth the wait. Working my way through both food and drink menus with good results. As of now, the summer fruit trifle is my favorite food item. Eagerly awaiting the opening of the upstairs live music venue. Why didn't Diana and other people there of whom I inquired about you recognize your name?

  • I did not work on this project. My boss has several other businesses that I work on, on the commercial real estate side, but I stay away from the restaurant stuff. But I'm glad you enjoyed it! The first show upstairs is in August. I am excited too!

4 days ago

35th and Lake Shore Drive New Pedestrian Bridge

There is a new bridge coming to 35th and Lake Shore Drive...
Announced by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State Senator Kwame Raoul, Alderman Will Burns of 4th Ward, Bernita Johnson of QCDC, and Leonard E. Mc Gee of The GAP Community Organization
Shalom

Mar 17

Updated 4 days ago

Good management company

My HOA is looking for a good management company for approximately 16 townhomes, does anyone have a suggestion?

  • Our building is managed by Wesley as well and Nick is our manager. Nick is a great manager and he has saved our building tremendous amount of money through building a maintenance calendar and proactive maintenance. I definitely would recommend him or his company.

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

    Which building do you live in? It kind of sounds like you might be from Wesley just trying to save face I have valid complaints that I can back-up with emails that prove that Nic tried to bully me into not getting a second opinion from the vendor of my...

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    Which building do you live in? It kind of sounds like you might be from Wesley just trying to save face I have valid complaints that I can back-up with emails that prove that Nic tried to bully me into not getting a second opinion from the vendor of my choice. Beyond not doing his due diligence in making sure the work under my unit actually was necessary, I have yet to receive an apology from Nic nor has he thanked me for basically doing his job.

    To make matters worse, I've also come to find out that VanDerBosch recommended unnecessary work to another building Wesley manages. The work was stopped at the last minute (not sure about the details.) This should have been a HUGE red flag to Nic to take extra care to make sure our building needed the work, wouldn't you agree?

    Nic's has since been at the hub of a few other mess-ups. I'm not one to keep quiet when I've been wronged and find it my duty to spread the word as much as possible so that other's don't get taken advantage of.

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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

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Fuller School of Excellence

Open Registration 10:00am-2:00pm - Pre-K-8th Grade
4214 South St. Lawrence Avenue
Chi cago, IL. 60653
773-535-1687
website: fullerschoolofexcellence.org

Jul 21

Updated Jul 24

UChicago Charter Woodson Campus 6th and 7th Grade Spaces Available

Looking for a high quality education for your child entering the 6th or 7th grade? UChicago Charter School-Woodson Campus (6th to 8th) located 4444 S. Evans has opening in the 6th and 7th grade. We have a limited number of spaces available. Please contact the Admissions Office (773) 834-2865. Must be a Chicago resident. No testing for entrance. Don't miss this opportunity to get your child on the UChicago Charter Superhighway!!!!

In 2012, 20% of students were accepted to selective enrollment high schools-the highest rate of any non-selective school on the South Side.

  • Carla Scott UCHICAGOCharterSchool
  • All of the University of Chicago schools (Woodson, Woodlawn, NKO and Donohue) are exceptional! Your child will receive the best education on the south side. Please check it out. My kids have been in this charter system for 6 years so far.

  • Teresa Jemine Fuller School of Excellence

    Fuller School of Excellence is a great school in Bronzeville! Located at 4214 So. St. Lawrence grades Pre-K-8th. Please contact the Registration Office (773)535-1687

    Fuller Recruit Day! Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Stop by and visit us!

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Found dog

Small black terrier found on 600 block of Oakwood Blvd. on Monday afternoon.
No collar or ID.
Please contact kimorrlvt@gmail.com

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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 17

Updated Jul 19

Jazz at the DuSable

Yesterday they had a tribute to the late, great John Coltrane at the DuSable Museum located in Washington Park. Playing the Coltrane standards were Ari Brown, Duke Payne, Rajiv Halim, and a sixteen year old up and coming Iasaiah Collier. This was a beautiful concert set in the confines of this historic venue and the Musicians did not disappoint. The thought that came to me is that since we have bought a portion of Gospelfest to the Southside of town, why not Jazzfest? The bones of this great Genre lie right here and to bring to life all the venues where this great art form took hold, now this could be something. What do you think?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Ray, we think that it is a great idea to host a International Jazz festival in Bronzeville!

    Bronzeville Visitor Information Center would be more than happy to help organize such an event.

    Do you remember the Jazz in the Alley events?

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

  • Ray

    Yes I do, the one I attended was 71st and Cregier.

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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.

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