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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
  • I shouldn't be shocked by the level of ignorance and bigotry displayed by the original poster.

    Thank you @Zan and others for shedding the truth on the matter. If I had been the original poster, I would have at least done some cursory research on Google before displaying such ignorance...

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    I shouldn't be shocked by the level of ignorance and bigotry displayed by the original poster.

    Thank you @Zan and others for shedding the truth on the matter. If I had been the original poster, I would have at least done some cursory research on Google before displaying such ignorance on a public forum. That way the poster would have known Chance is not a "gangster rapper" and if s/he had gone past page one of the search results they would know rap/hip hop culture is complex and varied and so-called gangster rap is one small part of it. Also, the idea that he should dress differently or use his given name in order to speak up for what's going on in his community just smacks of classism. On one hand the poster wants to condemn an entire genre of music s/he clearly knows nothing about for "promoting violence" but then he wants to sit on his computer and criticize a rapper who's trying to have a dialogue with community leaders about education. He could be partying in Ibiza or polishing his Grammy, but he chose to try and make his community better for average citizens. I don't see the Taylor Swifts or Justin Biebers of the world doing anything close.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    What's needed here is some Chicago music visionary like Detroit "Motown's" greatest ever music visionary Barry Gordy.

    Barry Gordy envisioned a Black AA form of popular music that would appeal to all Americans - that would be authentic, Black AA soulful music, but also have great crossover appeal to middle...

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    What's needed here is some Chicago music visionary like Detroit "Motown's" greatest ever music visionary Barry Gordy.

    Barry Gordy envisioned a Black AA form of popular music that would appeal to all Americans - that would be authentic, Black AA soulful music, but also have great crossover appeal to middle Americans - something that wasn't "good 2shoes" syrupy but also wasn't vulgar or promoted criminality.

    Barry Gordy and Motown had "finishing schools" that would teach talented young artists how to dress better, social manners that sort of thing.

    And Barry Gordy hired talented musicians - ie real musicians that played real instruments that performed class lyrics with chorus - songs were about every day life, love, romance but also had some serious urban themes - like in the Temptations "Run away Child Runner wild", "Poppa Was a Rolling Stone".

    Why can't some similar Chicago based music visionary do something similar with the likes of "Chance the Rapper"? Maybe clean him up a bit, teach him how to dress in a hip but fashionable manner - get some back up musicians that play real instruments, hire some song writers like former Commodore singer/song writer - Lionel Ritchie.

    Do people here know that the great Lionel Ritchie has been forced to write Country Music songs these last 20 years?! That's how bad the Black AA popular music scene has deteriorated.

    "Bad" does not mean "Good".

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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 :)

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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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Officer injured during brawl at Dunbar

It happened about 3:30 p.m. as students were getting out of classes at the school, 3000 S. King Drive, officials said.

    Officer injured during brawl at Dunbar
    A brawl at Dunbar High School sent one Chicago Police officer to a hospital Wednesday afternoon.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 08

Officer injured after fight at South Side high school

2900-2974 S. King Dr.

    Officer injured after fight at South Side high school
    CHICAGO - A police officer was injured when a large fight broke out Wednesday afternoon at a high school on the South Side. The fight broke out at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy at 30th and South King Drive around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The officer sustained a leg injury and was taken to Northwestern Hospital.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 08

Police Respond To Large Fight At Dunbar High School

Several police cars responded to the school around 3:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of King Drive. They cleared the scene around 4:15 p.m.

    Police Respond To Large Fight At Dunbar High School
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A large fight between adults and students broke out at Dunbar High School on Wednesday, leaving one police officer and a female student slightly injured. The officer, who sustained a leg injury, was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Hospital. Several police cars responded to the school around 3:30 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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South Side Staples: A Guide To The Staple Singers' Chicago

...musicians. The neighbors all attended Doolittle Elementary, 535 E. 35th St., and Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive. Singing filled the neighborhood, Mavis said...

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

Dirty Thirties: Mavis and her siblings grew up at 506 E. 33rd St. in an area of Bronzeville they called the "Dirty Thirties," according to "I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers And the March Up Freedom's Highway," which is the year's One Book, One Chicago title.

...and Lou Rawls, among other successful, less famous musicians. The neighbors all attended Doolittle Elementary, 535 E. 35th St., and Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive. Singing filled the neighborhood, Mavis said...

The family lived in many places throughout the South Side including at 649 E. 89th St. and later on 103rd Street. They even lived at 14th Street and Ashland Avenue for...

...including at 649 E. 89th St. and later on 103rd Street. They even lived at 14th Street and Ashland Avenue for a spell while the kids were growing up, according to the biography. The homes...

...He managed to get a side gig as a gospel singer at Progressive Baptist Church, 3658 S. Wentworth in Armour Square. Around that time, Pops began teaching his kids Mavis, Pervis, Cleotha and...

87th and Vincennes: The Staples had known Martin Luther King Jr. since 1963, but three years later the...

Perv's House: Pervis Staples was the most restless member of the group, and departed the family band in the early '70s to go into business for himself. He had a number of ventures, including Perv's Music, an artist management firm and studio at 8125 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

But his most successful business was Perv's House, a sprawling nightclub at 914 E. 79th St. that was one of the most popular nightlife spots on the South Side.

Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan will headline the first concert at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Friday night. Tickets can be bought here. The King Library, 3436 S. King Drive, will host a walking tour of Bronzeville's gospel history at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan will headline the first concert at Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Road, Friday night. Tickets can be bought here. The King Library, 3436 S. King Drive, will host a walking tour of Bronzeville's gospel history at 11 a.m. Saturday.

    South Side Staples: A Guide To The Staple Singers' Chicago
    BRONZEVILLE - Gospel legend Mavis Staples - and her onetime boyfriend, also a famous singer - will officially open the new Wintrust Arena Friday, a building that could cast a shadow on the Staples' childhood home in Bronzeville.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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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.

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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.

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Bronzeville Handyman?

Hi!

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

Thank you!

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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.

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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

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