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Oct 22 2016

Updated 6 days ago

blue ribbons on all trees on the 3000 block of S Throop?

Someone put blue ribbons on every street tree on the 3000 block of S. Throop. Does anyone know who did this? I'm a property owner on the block and no one asked my permission.

Jun 16

Be Careful everyone

Be Careful a lot of women is being kidnapped and killed and the elderly is being killed also

Jan 25 2017

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Dog Park Article in South Side Weekly

If you haven't seen it, the South Side Weekly did a nice write-up about efforts in Bronzeville to bring more dog parks to the South Side.

http://southsideweekly.com/barcing-up-the-right-tree/

    BARCing up the Right Tree
    Dogs on the South Side shouldn't need to drive all over the city to get out more and exercise." When Benjamin Gerhold tells me this in an email, it makes for a funny image-a poodle in a coupe, perhaps-but it strikes upon an issue that has long gone unaddressed.
    http://southsideweekly.com

Feb 09 2017

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Dog Park "Fun"raiser this Sunday

Just a friendly reminder that the BARC Bronzeville Dog Park "Fun"raiser is this Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 at DoGone Fun in the South Loop.

A few logistical things if you are planning on attending....parking is free on Sundays on the street around DoGone Fun. They also have a small parking lot that will fill up quickly.

We can take cash, credit, or debit at the door. Money goes towards covering the forming of our 501c3, costs for the event, and working towards the new dog park.

If you cannot make the event but would like to donate you can do so through the EventBrite page linked below.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogone-fun-tickets-31886959755

    DoGone Fun!
    Please join us for a "Fun"raiser at DoGone Fun! There will be treats for people and dogs, and this will be a great opportunity for everyone to socialize and generate even more positive energy for our dog park! A few important details about our "Fun"raiser.
    http://eventbrite.com
  • Sara Brandt New South Loop Resident

    We have an attorney and account who volunteer as advisors to our Board.. Lots of animal lovers out there. May be worth checking around for the same. Lots of regulations to follow!

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    This old post comes up in Google search for Bronzeville Dog Park, so if you happen to stumble onto this post and want to learn more, check out this website:

    http://www.barcparks.org/

Sep 30 2014

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Support for Southside Dog Parks

Dear Fellow Bronzeville Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown...

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Dear Fellow Bronzeville Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown marion.brown@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreDogBeach
and Bronzeville's Buckthorn Park led by Ephraim Lee xhle@hotmail.com

On a related note; if anyone has any old toys their pup has lost interest in, consider giving them a second life by donating them to one of the dog parks... also any grocery bags for the bag dispensers would also be greatly appreciated.

May 14

Updated Jun 14

Merging Bridgeport Churches and Schools

Anyone have any update abouts what's going on with Bridgeport Churches and Schools merging?

  • emj1900 bp

    Catholic school system has nobody else to blame but themselves for their dwindling church and school attendance. PERIOD! They are going merge whether you agree or disagree. And it's sad that the merging schools had to suck up their money in the red... The almighty Vatican needs to suck it up.... Maybe they can open that vast vault they have their and sell off a few gold chalices... of which they have plenty...

  • Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up...

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    Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up their pocketbooks.
    In addition, St. Therese was able to increase their school enrollment with a long waiting list due to the high educational standards set. Many other Catholic schools are within a 1 or 2 mile radius from St, Therese. These other schools need to do more to reach out to the community and raise their educational standards. Their are people in the neighborhood willing to pay for a better education for their kids.

Jun 14

May 27

Updated Jun 13

Chicago's Gun Control Laws - Not Enforced

Lots of Chicago and National Lib Dems have been virtue signaling over the issue of gun control after yet another terrible schools shooting, mass killing. Former Chicago Public School director and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan (never went to a public school, taught in a public school, sends his children to expensive private school) has called for a national mass walkout of students until strict gun control laws are passed.

But the reality here in our Chicago is that existing...

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Lots of Chicago and National Lib Dems have been virtue signaling over the issue of gun control after yet another terrible schools shooting, mass killing. Former Chicago Public School director and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan (never went to a public school, taught in a public school, sends his children to expensive private school) has called for a national mass walkout of students until strict gun control laws are passed.

But the reality here in our Chicago is that existing gun control laws are often just not enforced.

Take the case of Daryl Williams who was caught with a stolen hand gun that he bought on the street (he admitted that) he was firing off the gun in our street, caught by the cops. But Chicago judge Stephanie Miller - champion of our county's "affordable bail" movement let Williams go free on recognizance bond (not even electric monitoring) and sure enough Williams proceeds to get another illegal hand gun and..... murder someone! This terrible, representable Chicago murder case was not covered by the mainstream media but was covered by the excellent Boys down crime blog CWBChicago

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/prosecutors-murderer-was-free-on.html

    Prosecutors: Gun Offender Was Free On Recognizance Bond When He Got Another Gun And Killed A Man
    When Daryl Williams stepped in front of Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller on Wednesday, it wasn't the first time the two had seen each other. Back in November, Miller-a champion of the county's "affordable bail" movement-let Williams go free on a recognizance bond after he was charged with possessing a stolen handgun on the South Side.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • emj1900 bp

    With all the complaints about how lenient on criminals...Remember Preckwinkle got to run again on your vote...and you know darn will Foxx will stay..

    She and Kim Foxx think too many black and brown "thug criminals" are in jail. I guess it makes them both feel like they being picked...

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    With all the complaints about how lenient on criminals...Remember Preckwinkle got to run again on your vote...and you know darn will Foxx will stay..

    She and Kim Foxx think too many black and brown "thug criminals" are in jail. I guess it makes them both feel like they being picked on. BOO HOO! It's the Lawbiding citizens who are being picked on and off. In the era (60-70's) I grew up in, these punks were given 2 choices...JAIL or the ARMY ! Color was not an option.. Judges then, didn't pussyfoot around. But then too, Chicago wasn't out of control either. Old man Daley didn't put up with it PERIOD!..CPD knows there are gang issues... I remember when CPD sat down with these leaders and hashed it out. Seems every punk walking our streets has a gun..

    Preckwinkle and Foxx need to wake up.... And wake up fast. CPD seems to be doing their job at catching these thugs as Preckwinkle and Foxx play their games with releasing them back onto our streets only to commit more crimes...While they both say they are tough on crime.. which is laughable....

  • Why do liberal, left, progressive types, who tout "gun safety", bemoan the cost of incarceration? For the sake of public safety, those are tax dollars well spent. Besides the emotional cost endured, what is the physical cost of funeral related expenses? I'm thinking that the personal loss of a loved one from a repeat offender would change the mindset of those who whine about the cost of putting a criminal behind bars.

Jun 11

Updated Jun 13

It been a long time since I been here

Celebrate my 50th Birthday

Jun 12

2018 Illinois Tech/IITRI Faculty and Staff Family Picnic

The 2018 Illinois Tech/IITRI Faculty and Staff Family Picnic will take place on Wednesday, July 18 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. at Siegel Field (north of S. R. Crown Hall, corner of 32nd Street and State Street).

    2018 Illinois Tech/IITRI Faculty and Staff Family Picnic
    The 2018 Illinois Tech/IITRI Faculty and Staff Family Picnic will take place on Wednesday, July 18 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Siegel Field (north of S. R. Crown Hall, corner of 32nd Street and State Street). Attendees will enjoy a picnic buffet, desserts, children's and adult games, raffle prizes, and more.
    https://iit.edu

Jun 12

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Jun 09

Jun 08

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2-Stop Hydraulic Freight Elevator 2400lb.cap, Decommission Freight Elevator. Elevator Has An Out Of Service Status With "AIC" & Is Not Accessible To The Public Pursuant To The "AIC" Gods The Scope Of Work Submitted, Dave Creeedon Of Urban Elevator And Assistant Chief Elevator Inspector Gary Bock.EV002043 Last Inspected By A City Of Chicago Elevator Inspector On November 28, 2007 And Was FOund To Be In A Safe Operating Condition

    3125 S. Federal St. Issued June 6, 2018 Comment

Jun 05

Jun 02

South Side Mob Continues North Beach front Attacks

Crime blogs CWBChicago and Second City Cop report teen mobs again attacking bicyclist and pedestrians on the North Lakefront path this Thursday May 31st).

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/streeterville-groups-of-offenders.html

"A group of teens was seen pushing people into Lake Michigan near Navy Pier Thursday night. The reports follow reported mayhem along beaches and Downtown streets last weekend as roving groups of teenagers caused trouble, forcing Chicago Police officers to try to corral their movements.

The group of about 10 teens was seen pushing people...

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Crime blogs CWBChicago and Second City Cop report teen mobs again attacking bicyclist and pedestrians on the North Lakefront path this Thursday May 31st).

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/streeterville-groups-of-offenders.html

"A group of teens was seen pushing people into Lake Michigan near Navy Pier Thursday night. The reports follow reported mayhem along beaches and Downtown streets last weekend as roving groups of teenagers caused trouble, forcing Chicago Police officers to try to corral their movements.

The group of about 10 teens was seen pushing people into the lake in the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago Police. Downtown Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said witnesses described the group of teens catching four different victims off-guard between the hours of 11 p.m. and midnight Thursday. "

This makes 3 out of the last 5 weekends that pedestrians were attacked by mobs on North Michigan Avenue & the north Lakefront path. Lots of evidence indicates these flash mobs originate from 47th and State Street Red Line - the mobs were organized on Social media. Why haven't local law enforcement identified the mob organizers. One suburban young man was in critical condition after having his skull crushed. The Chicago mainstream media and CPD chief Eddie Johnson have covered up these terrible crimes and tried to spin this as just teens of all races and ethnic groups and classes causing typical teenage trouble. NO. This #&*$@# has to stop. Who's doing this from our neighborhoods. Our Hyde Park/Kenwood/South Shore/Bronzeville communities have excellent political and law enforcement resources. Let's use them now to identify the leaders of these wilding flash mob criminal attacks.

Sun Times Columnist Mary Mitchell has stood out being one of the few Chicago media voices being honest about these teen thug attacks:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/for-all-teens-to-be-welcome-on-mag-mile-hold-the-miscreants-accountable/

    Streeterville: Groups Of Offenders Pushed Victims Into Lake Michigan Thursday Night, Cops Say
    Here we go again! Chicago police said this morning that a group of about ten "teens" pushed people into Lake Michigan in the Streeterville area on Thursday evening. No one was injured and no arrests have been made, police said. Some of the victims said the offenders appeared to be in their early 20's.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

May 31

Updated Jun 01

Back up, city's main sewer need to be clean up

There is backing up in my place for 4 weeks already. I had two plumbers proved that there is no water flooding in the city's main sewer, which means it is clogged. I have called the city and they confirmed that the city needs to rod the main sewer. But 4 weeks passed already, they haven't done anything, just keep telling me to wait. The situation is getting worse. can you imagine how do we live in a building that has very strong smell from the backing up under such hot weather? Any good advices?

  • Wow! What a horrible situation. I am sorry that you are going through this. Have you contacted your alderman’s office? I would go in person to the office with the pictures because you’ll be less likely to get the run around. Check also with neighbors to see if anyone else has had the problem. There is strength in numbers.

    Good luck!

May 31

Swimmin’ Lesson and B-Love Film Screening and Q&A with Director Shahari Moore

The screenings will conclude with a conversation with Moore. The event will take place in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), located at 3201 South State Street. Free parking is available north of the MTCC. Register at community@iit.edu.

    Swimmin' Lesson and B-Love Film Screening and Q&A with Director Shahari Moore
    The Illinois Tech Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs film series continues on Saturday, June 9 from noon-2:30 p.m. with writer/director Shahari Moore's B' Love and Swimmin' Lesson. Set in Chicago, B' Love is a love story between Julius, a sixth grade teacher, played by Corey Hendrix, Victoria, a gorgeous career woman, played by Brely Evans, and Bernard, a self assured bloke from Britain, played by Eamonn Walker.
    https://iit.edu

May 29

High police presence on Sunday at apartments on State St and 29th

Saw there was high police presence, more than 10 squad cars, with what I assume was residents standing outside he apartments. Wondering what happened?

May 15

Updated May 29

Segregation in Chicago won't be solved while anti-"gentrification" sentiment flourishes.

The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to...

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The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to fester to the point where, even local alderman have come out amongst the ranks of the Chicago machine to decry its atrocities: "How dare white professionals think they can move into one of these areas!" Think that's hyperbolic? Look at some of the anti-development ordinances being proposed by these political 'leaders' in traditionally underserved communities. Wake up friends. They want to keep these areas economically depressed and artificially deflated to secure votes of their own prosperity - not yours. The first black POTUS can't even open his community center without legions of protests and controversy from the "where's mine!" crowd ... and we think segregation is going to be busted by a few talking points on educational policy and equity?

Nah. This is a top-down epidemic. Years of race-baiting and pandering have created this cultural cancer. Race relations have gotten worse, not better. And this disparity of equity has been created, curated and maintained by the Chicago machine. Let's not forget that.

Tough conversations and new ideas are what will solve these issues. We'll end segregation when we celebrate our individual strengths vs obsessing over our petty differences. And they are just that...beyond petty. White, black, we're all the same. But we can't fight REAL racism when we're too busy chasing fake boogeymen.

http://www.metroplanning.org/costofsegregation/roadmap.aspx?utm_source=%2froadmap&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect

    Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region - Metropolitan Planning Council
    http://www.metroplanning.org
  • @agentaaw - Because no one wants to admit that part of that change needs to happen from within ... much easier to blame everyone else vs have a serious conversation or any type of real introspection.

    I'll give you a small, anecdotal example:

    Trevor Noah was interviewing Jason Reynolds regarding...

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    @agentaaw - Because no one wants to admit that part of that change needs to happen from within ... much easier to blame everyone else vs have a serious conversation or any type of real introspection.

    I'll give you a small, anecdotal example:

    Trevor Noah was interviewing Jason Reynolds regarding his latest book a few months back. At a certain part in the interview, Noah quips how "black kids don't read books", and how a black audience member told him "I can't let my friends know I read books". Reynolds' direct reply was: "Black kids only like things that are cool."

    But, what really dropped my jaw to the floor was how easily both men seemingly glossed over these extremely poignant observation(s). "No, wait!!!! That's an important conversation to have!!", I found myself internalizing towards the television. But, of course, that larger conversation never came because they'd probably get crucified from the left for delving any deeper, or lose core fans for being "culturally insensitive" considering the polarizing climate we're currently in.

    Now, is this a "racist" observation? No, it's a cultural one.

    As I said, this is a small, anecdotal example. But all one needs to do is extrapolate these small examples out into the much broader cultural sphere and we can see what devastating consequences they have. But again, no one wants to talk about it. Usually, it's "racist" to even mention it. Everyone (and I do mean everyone) wants to just bury their heads in the sand: It's not a problem that black kids don't read, or that they're ashamed to look like they enjoy learning in front of their peers. Or, even the fact that over 70% are born into single parent households. All that is completely trivial! The biggest problem facing black kids in 2018 is "racism."

    At least, that's what everyone wants you to believe.

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/avk8pe/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-jason-reynolds---serving-young-readers-with--long-way-down-

  • I didn't know it was possible to evolve backwards. Even the slaves figured out the importance of reading. I feel as though we are headed towards living out the Mad Max movie. The poor and ignorant living underground.

    " My people parish for the lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6

May 16

Updated May 29

Wilding Mob Attack Criminals Still At Large

Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob,...

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Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob, wilding attack, trying to spin it off as just teens acting a little rowdy or worse the police lied and said it was a case of two groups fighting. No, it was a case of a young suburban man and his girl friend coming off the Oak Street Beach and getting jumped and nearly or maybe even murdered by a large group of 25-50 South Side punks who organized these attacks on Social Media. We should set up an award for information that leads to the arrest, prosecute and severe punishment of these dangerous criminals who do these violent attacks for fun.

    CPD scrambles to explain why parents of injured suburban man ignored
    The Chicago Police Department is scrambling to explain why the parents of a 21-year-old suburban man - who suffered a serious head injury after a Gold Coast attack by a mob of teenagers - were ignored for days when they tried to file a police report. Local Ald.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    All evidence indicates this same 47th street and State Street Red Line mob organized another wilding attack, mass invasion of North Michigan Avenue and shut down the whole place this last weekend. The Chicago Mainstream media completely censored the story. http://www.cwbchicago.com

    Crime Wrigleyville and Boystown blog and Second City Cop are the best places only places covering this crime story.

May 25

Updated May 28

All Lives Matter - Black Professor Says "Unleash those troops"

Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

"We teach, as we should, the values...

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Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

"We teach, as we should, the values of self-reliance and personal responsibility. But those virtues needs a clean space to thrive and flourish, a place where an innocent 13-year-old Hispanic girl trying to earn some extra money as a babysitter is exempt from having to negotiate with extortionist gang-bangers who extract half her earnings from her under the pretense of protecting her life and her virginity. In Chicago, some neighborhoods are overseen by gangs that ought to be viewed as operators of terror cells, nihilistic institutional organizations that invade the sphere of civilized life. These gangs have declared themselves above the law. "

http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/389056-mr-president-please-send-the-troops-to-chicago

Whether you agree or disagree with Dr. Hill, please pass this around and encourage others in our city and in places of power (Washington DC) to honestly look at the crime situation in our city. What should we do?

    Mr. President, please send the troops to Chicago
    President Trump Donald John Trump Comey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is 'an idiot' for saying protesting NFL players 'shouldn't be in the country' MORE , during your presidential campaign you made a promise to send federal troops to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.
    http://thehill.com
  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Amen to that!
    People - realize there are A-holes in every race, color, creed, religion, socio-economic status etc. Let’s Stop being so damned overly sensitive, politically correct&solve this problem that’s tearing this city apart!!

  • Yes, stop trying to fix the blame and fix the problem!

May 28

May 23

Updated May 27

Cat Found

Hi. I live in the area of 29th and archer. There is a white and grey long haired cat that has been wandering the block the last month.

She now looks like a stray but answers and comes to my back porch everyday. Shes in need of some clean up and medical but it seems she belonged to someone once.

Anyone still missing a medium to long haired grey and white cat? She wanders around crying and its heartbreaking. Anyone know of a service that will pick her up?

  • Jambo neighbor

    Dear Cat Helper, Theresa and Miss Priss, THANK YOU to these ladies for watching out for animals in need! You are LOVED for this!

  • MissPriss, thank you so much for helping this kitty. Having a tender heart for animals is a gift...and you are using your gift well. Many, many blessings to you!

May 25

The short, sad story of Cafe de Champion — Jack Johnson's mixed-race nightclub on Chicago's South Side

Cafe de Champion, opened in 1912 at 41 W. 31st Street, was operated by the famed Jack Johnson. It was a "black and tan," meaning it was open to both whites and blacks. The lavishly decorated club only lasted a couple of months before it was shut down by police.

    The short, sad story of Cafe de Champion - Jack Johnson's mixed-race nightclub on Chicago's South Side
    The monogrammed spittoons were said to be solid silver. Fifteen thousand dollars' worth of oil paintings of the owner and his family hung on the walls, and mosaic inlaid tile covered the floor from front to back. Its "auspicious inaugural function" - a "grand opening" was deemed too plebeian for such a palace - overshadowed the Republican National Convention, one newspaper wrote.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 24

Updated May 25

Jack Johnson — pardoned by Trump — fought hard against racism

Cameron had found her way to a nightclub Johnson owned at 41 W. 31st St. Writing about the bar’s opening in July 1912, a Tribune reporter observed that Chicago...

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...set off a tidal wave of ugly words and actions. A huge crowd gathered at North State Street and Walton Place where a figure labeled “Jackson” dangled from a telephone pole. “Nobody seemed to know who...

    Jack Johnson - pardoned by Trump - fought hard against racism
    On Oct. 17, 1912, a woman identified only as "Mrs. F. Cameron-Falconet" went to the Clark Street police station and, as the Tribune reported, asked the Chicago cops to rescue her daughter, 19 and white, "from the clutches of Jack Johnson, Negro heavyweight champion pugilist."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 25

May 24

Jack Johnson — pardoned by Trump — fought hard against racism

Cameron had found her way to a nightclub Johnson owned at 41 W. 31st St. Writing about the bar’s opening in July 1912, a Tribune reporter observed that Chicago...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...set off a tidal wave of ugly words and actions. A huge crowd gathered at North State Street and Walton Place where a figure labeled “Jackson” dangled from a telephone pole. “Nobody seemed to know who...

    Jack Johnson - pardoned by Trump - fought hard against racism
    On Oct. 17, 1912, a woman identified only as "Mrs. F. Cameron-Falconet" went to the Clark Street police station and, as the Tribune reported, asked the Chicago cops to rescue her daughter, 19 and white, "from the clutches of Jack Johnson, Negro heavyweight champion pugilist."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 24

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