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Updated 4 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
  • 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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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

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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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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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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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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.

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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

Oct 06

Around the Neighborhood

St. James Catholic Church will hold a celebratory Blue Mass in honor of police officers on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the St James Parish Hall at 2907 S. Wabash Ave. Principal celebrant will be the Rev. John Edmunds. Enjoy Octoberfest food and refreshments immediately following the Mass.

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The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.artic.edu.

...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Cardenas joined a recent block party on 39th Place and California Avenue and spoke with residents about City services, his alley safety program, and school funding. He also joined the Sam Colonna Boxing students in sparring. 

Chicago a cappella will present Funny, That Doesn’t Sound Jewish, a concert of music from Jewish composers, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. at K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Call (773) 281-7820.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 432-1995...

Chicago Hope Academy college prep will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to chicagohopeacademy.org. The school is at 2189 W. Bowler St.

Chicago Children’s Theatre is performing A Year With Frog & Toad through Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Station, 100 S. Racine Ave. Join the cheerful frog and grumpy toad on a trip filled with adventure and music.

The Lighthouse is at 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 666-1331.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens’ advisory council meets the Tuesdays of Oct. 10 and Dec. 5. The park is located at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Call (312) 328-0821.

...on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Loyola University Law School, 25 E. Pearson St. Sessions are $40 each. Call (312) 804-3230 or email tom@civiclab.us...

Daley Plaza Market, 50 W. Washington St., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, now through Oct. 26.

Edens Place Farmers Market, Fuller Park, 4911 S. Shields Ave., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, now through Oct. 14.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., Saturday, now through Oct. 28.

Pilsen Community Market, 1800 S. Halsted St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, now through Oct. 29.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody. For more information, call (773) 434-4162.

Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., will celebrate Halloween with haunted tours of Prairie Avenue on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27...

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., will host Music @ Grace on Thursday, Oct. 12, featuring Roosevelt University piano students. Call (312) 922-1426 for time.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Growing Solutions farm stand featuring food trucks is open every Wednesday from now through Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2201 W. Campbell Park Dr. Log on to www.jmtf.org.

Intercultural Montessori Language School will have an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Call (312) 265-1514 for the Chicago campus, 114 S. Racine Ave., or (708)

848-6626 for the Oak Park campus, 301 S. Ridgeland Ave., email admissions@interculturalmontessori.org, or log on to www.interculturalmontessori.org.

New members get a free assessment and free registration ($250 value) if signing up for a six- or 12-month contract at Mathnasium of Chicago-West Loop, the math learning center for youngsters, at 8 S. Peoria St. Call (407) 454-7419 and mention Gazette Chicago.

...incoming freshman placement test Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m. The school is at 3737 W. 99th St. Call (773) 881-6566, or log on to www.mothermcauley.org...

Fans will gather at Mercy Home again on Bank of America Chicago Marathon day, Sunday, October 8, as the home holds its annual cheer station party, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. The event will feature music, food, and kids’ entertainment. Call (312) 738-7560.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Dates are Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11.

...century Renaissance composers Josquin, Byrd, Lassos, and Guerrero in original polyphony. The monastery is at 3111 S. Aberdeen St. Call (773) 927-7424...

Mount Carmel High School will have open houses on the Sundays of Oct. 29 and Nov. 19. For a shadow day, log on to www.mchs.org.admissions. The school is located at 6410 S. Dante Ave. Call (773) 324-1020.

Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., will offer free after-school archery field trips to groups of ten to 45 participants...

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

Park 571, home of the Eleanor St. Boathouse at 2828 S. Eleanor St., and the Park Advisory Council are sponsoring a community rummage sale on Saturday, Oct. 14...

...exhibit, Nowhere People, running now through Saturday, Dec. 2, at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, tells the story. The exhibition by photographer Greg Constantine features 39 black-and-white...

...2, Music, Music, Music on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m., Sauris Auditorium, 4510 S. Wallace Ave. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner and the concert are $30...

Rush is at 600 S. Paulina St. Call (312) 942-7100.

The St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host Oktoberfest @ Newman Friday, Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. to midnight at 700 S. Morgan St. Enjoy food, beer, wine, apple cider, and a raffle. Call (312) 226-1880.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling, including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

The school is at 247 W. 23rd St. Call (312) 326-2837 or log on to www.sttheresechicago.org.

San Miguel School Chicago will expand its programs and open the San Miguel Community Center. Attend a free open house on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with food, activities, and tours. Call (773) 890-0233. The school is located at 1949 W. 48th St. 

Santa Lucia School has hired Mark Chamberlain to teach science, technology, math, and computers and Samantha Sheppard to teach physical education. The school is at 3017 S. Wells St. Call (312) 326-1839.

The shrine will host its 17th annual Lost Child Pilgrimage for those grieving the loss of a child on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Richard Fragomeni, rector of the shrine. Cost is $25. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

...the University of Chicago, on display now through Sunday, Dec. 17. The gallery is at 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200...

...music alumni activities will be held from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 1040 W. Harrison St. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at 1044 W. Harrison St. A...

...at 1040 W. Harrison St. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at 1044 W. Harrison St. A celebration dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at Francesca’s at 1400...

...St. A celebration dinner will be held at 7 p.m. at Francesca’s at 1400 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 355-0480...

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., will host a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The fee is $3/child and includes pumpkins, crafts, games, and inflatables.  Participants should wear costumes. Call (312) 747-6729.

Frances Xavier Warde School will host Preschool and Kindergarten Information Night Thursday, Oct. 12, and Thursday, Oct. 26, at 120 S. Desplaines St. Log on to www.fxw.org.

    Gazette Chicago " Around the Neighborhood
    October 6, 2017 From Sunday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 7, the Art Institute of Chicago will present the first North American exhibition devoted to Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral. The Art Institute is located at 116 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.artic.edu. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

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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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Updated Sep 20

Its not a black white thing

Move all residents out of Bronzeville replace with uneducated poor Nigerians/ Ethiopians/ Uguandans etc. new immiogrants to USA and within one generation success for Bronzeville.
They will work hard educate their kids and the neighborhood will be a successful and prosperous black neighborhood.

  • Jesus is the answer, the truth and the light. How have we become so far removed from following his message? He loves us all. Hear him!

  • jiana2 washington heights il

    Oh please where i live the landlord just put out 4 African and or Ethiopians for none failure of rent not cleaning the unit like families should kids throwing garbage out the window oh let me give you the kicker the bugs... in the unit the guy comes to spray...

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    Oh please where i live the landlord just put out 4 African and or Ethiopians for none failure of rent not cleaning the unit like families should kids throwing garbage out the window oh let me give you the kicker the bugs... in the unit the guy comes to spray in the units and he tells the landlord hes never coming back because there units are filthy so it doesnt make any sense to spray there kids leave there books paper toys pencils in the front of the buildings and all 4 families kids stayed out pass 9pm screaning in there language running in and out the gate parents in the house sitting on there butts and these kids is less then 10 yrs old please let them come that way cause i surely can sleep now and by the way i live on the northside where our 3 bedroom is 1600 not cheap

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