Nov 13

Updated 6 hours ago

Mayor Walks Out On Chance the Rapper At City Council Meeting

Some ignorant creature called "Chance the Rapper" was making an as* out of himself at City Council meeting.

http://madamenoire.com/1006226/chicago-mayor-walks-out-on-chance-the-rapper-city-council-meeting/

This low as the get rap "singer" presents himself as some great leader in the field of education, though his behavior strongly suggest that he:

Can't play an instrument
Can't read music
Maybe can't read himself as he's an ignorant dumb as*.

What can we middle age Chicagoans do to promote some positive soulful popular music such was the norm in...

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Some ignorant creature called "Chance the Rapper" was making an as* out of himself at City Council meeting.

http://madamenoire.com/1006226/chicago-mayor-walks-out-on-chance-the-rapper-city-council-meeting/

This low as the get rap "singer" presents himself as some great leader in the field of education, though his behavior strongly suggest that he:

Can't play an instrument
Can't read music
Maybe can't read himself as he's an ignorant dumb as*.

What can we middle age Chicagoans do to promote some positive soulful popular music such was the norm in the 1970s with music like Motown, R&B, Soul, Chicago Blues. I even liked a lot of Disco like Donna Summers and I sadly note that today's youth music is not in any way couples' dance music. When did it become reality that American youth, including Black African American youth doesn't know how to dance? I did hear that there is a small "step dancing" community, I hope it includes some young people. When is this terrible rap music plague going to finally end? It's gone on longer than the Bubonic Plague Black Death lasted in Europe!

    Chicago Mayor Walks Out On Chance the Rapper At City Council Meeting
    Photo Credit: WENN When Chance the Rapper isn't in the studio, he serves as a spokesman for his city. The Chicago spitter pushes to stop the violence that is rampant in his city and increase opportunities for children. Last week, (Nov.
    http://madamenoire.com
  • Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only...

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    Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only thing more ridiculous and offensive is his pathological desire to cling to some outmoded and somewhat racist notion of Black respectability. He probably tells every Black person he meets how he would vote for Obama for a third term if he could, but insists the problems facing the Black community would disappear if "those people" would just wear a suit and tie/stop istening to rap music/insert culturally elite trope here.

    As much as he glorifies the days of Motown, you never saw too many Motown artists engaged seriously in politics. That was part of their education too. There are very few I could imagine at a local community meeting on education. People like the original poster are always romanticizing the past - a time when people like themselves were doing a lot better and people of color were doing worse.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Ashleigh WithaG writes:

    "There are very few I could imagine at a local community meeting on education. People like the original poster are always romanticizing the past - a time when people like themselves were doing a lot better and people of color were doing worse."

    I respond:

    Sorry, that's...

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    Ashleigh WithaG writes:

    "There are very few I could imagine at a local community meeting on education. People like the original poster are always romanticizing the past - a time when people like themselves were doing a lot better and people of color were doing worse."

    I respond:

    Sorry, that's simply not true. Black African Americans in cities like Chicago and Detroit were doing a lot better in the period 1945-1965 than then are doing in impoverished all Black neighborhoods in Chicago and Detroit now. Detroit had the highest per capita income of any city in the world - it was the Paris of the Midwest and the "Mecca" of Black African American culture. All of that changed for the worst after the terrible riots of 1967-1968. And I'm sorry, it's just obvious to any intelligent, honest person (Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, Arab etc) that the best Black African American popular singers of the 1960s, 70s are way better than today's rap "artists", "singers". Mavin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the OJays, the Spinners, Curtis Mayfield, the 5th Dimension - I say they were/are better musicians and better American citizens than acts like "Chance the Rapper" or Eminem.

    It's like comparing the best Black African American boxers from the 1960s and 70s today's boxers. The only Black African American boxing champion these days is Floyd Merriweather and he ways ~ 85 lbs and would need a high chair to get served at a bar.

    C'mon folks why are we letting all standards of decent behavior fall down here in Chicago?

    Our grandparents never tolerated such nonsense and such vulgar, foul "music".

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Hello, Strong Community.. Janice D. here.. h.a.v.e home less and vagrant elimination.

We're taking LESS from HOME.

I would like to share,
The N O F, Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open until December 22, 2017.

Still time to apply for grants to start your own business, improve and support the community. Please don't miss out. Google, nof@cityofchicago.org ..Best Wishes.

JD

    City of Chicago
    The Chicago Riverwalk is officially open. Located along the south bank of the river, between State Street and LaSalle Street, the Chicago Riverwalk is being constructed as a continuous walkway and recreational amenity connecting the lakefront with the heart of downtown. Click here for more information.
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3 days ago

Men in skeleton masks linked to 5 Bronzeville robberies

The first was reported in the 2500 block of South Calumet Street on Oct. 23 about 9:30 p.m., police said. 

Another robbery happened in the 2800 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2 a.m. on Nov. 11. The last reported robbery happened in the 2400 block of South Wabash Avenue about 8:50 p.m., police said. 

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Another robbery happened in the 2800 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2 a.m. on Nov. 11. The last reported robbery happened in the 2400 block of South Wabash Avenue about 8:50 p.m., police said. 

    Men in skeleton masks linked to 5 Bronzeville robberies
    Men in skeleton masks have committed 5 armed robberies in the Bronzeville neighborhood in October and November, Chicago police said in a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

Carpet & Upholstery - Great Job!

Yesterday in preparation for the Holidays we had our carpet cleaned by Double A Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. He did an excellent job without the truck, hoses, water and mess that we have experienced with other Carpet Cleaners. The icing on this cake was that the carpet dried in 2 hours, is clean and fresh with all natural products and amazingly reasonable. This is a family owned business and the owner Darrell is a local resident. His # is 773-895-9424.

  • Thanks Ruby! That's great info. Will pass it on.

  • We just had ours cleaned by New Dawn Carpet Cleaning. They also took care of our delicate Persian area rug and my sofas in the man cave. They were reasonably priced and the best part of all much like your experience it dried fast. I don't have their number but their website is www.NewDawnCarpetCleaning.com They have a coupon for new customers so don't forget to click and print that to save some money :)

5 days ago

Nov 13

The POLICE CAPS BEAT 211 meeting.

The POLICE CAPS BEAT 211 meeting.

When: Monday November 13, 2017

Where : Illinois College of Optometry.
3240 S. Indiana Av. Room 1200.

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Who should attend: Public Meeting for the whole community.

Boundaries : 3100 - 3500 from
Dan Ryan to Lake Michigan .

This includes Lake Meadows and The GAP.
Hear about crime improvements on 35th street.

**** ALERT CONCERNING JIMMY'S ****

Planning for hearing on December 5

Come out
Bring your ideas for our working together.

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Oct 24

Attention ALL RUNNERS

If any runs on Oakwood Blvd. and has lost a Fitbit, I found it. Please contact me here and we can arrange its return.

Oct 21

Oct 16

Updated Oct 18

Contractor

I need a RELIABLE contractor to replace the floor under my toilet and reset the toilet. I have other work to be done, but I need this immediately. Thanks for your help.

  • Peace and Good morning, I have a client who is an independent contractor and I've seen his work and I stand by his character and his work.. Demitrius Windham 708 417 4177. Referred by Rhamell

  • Pierre: We just had Robin post this in response to a request for a handyperson in Bronzeville:

    Robin in WRP Our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. For scheduling, please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com. https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

    Since Robin is a frequent EB poster, I would give the family business a call.

    Hope that this helps.

Oct 18

Oct 14

Updated Oct 17

Bronzeville Handyman?

Hi!

Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable, reasonably priced handyman for small household repairs?

Thank you!

Oct 14

Updated Oct 15

Fall Lawn and Garden Clean-ups and Snow Removal

Dear Neighbors:

My husband scheduled Panama yesterday. Although summer and fall weather was beautiful, it’s time to clean out gardens/side lots, trim the bushes back and aerate the lawns in preparation for winter. For years we have used Panama Maintenance 773-967-8343 because they are in our community all the time, they’re honest and do a great job at a fair price. Panama also does snow removal in the winter. Call Panama to get on his schedule early for fall cleanups, snow removal and other services.

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    E.J., Panama is black and a black owned locally run business. You may see his white truck, trailers and equipment all over the Southside of town.

    Leonard, for handyman services we use Shelley Odell 773.407.2346 he is honest, competent, fair and reliable. He lives in the community and is also black.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    For the record, I am Happy to have good and honest people working at my house regardless of ethnicity or background . It's hard to find that in my experience.

Oct 10

Updated Oct 11

Man found in closet between 7500-7600 king drive

Does anyone know how I can find the news story on this article above

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Check with your CAPS facilitator

Oct 09

Caps Meetings every 2 Wednesday

Beats 213-215-224
Caps Meeting
Wednesday 10.11.2017
4058 S. Michigan
6:30p.m. til 7:30p.m

Oct 05

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Sep 28

Bronzeville Newsletter for Advertising Condo Home Sale?

Hi Neighbors
I am working with a realtor and on all the usual websites, but am looking for some additional ways to market my Bronzeville condo which I am selling.

A few years ago, I used to receive a great email newsletter - I think it was weekly - from this guy and it listed all the Bronzeville area events; but, I lost contact when I changed my email address. I know he allowed relevant advertising. Does anyone remember this and have the contact info or website for the newsletter? If you know of other forums or ways to get the word out, please share the info.

Thanks!

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