Nov 13

Updated 3 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
  • 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".

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    jaye els........UGH. . I go with the flow. Good music is still good music. If I like it, I listen. I am NOT my grandmother. Times, like music has changed. All the people you mentioned paved the way for those today. yeah learn to accept it or not. Up to do. Have a nice Thanksgiving. And be thankful we live where we do, for we have a choices.

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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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Nov 11

Updated 5 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 :)

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR ROOF RAFTERS AS NEEDED. NORTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS: TUCKPOINTING, REBUILD PARAPET WALL. DEMOLISH DANGEROUS AND UNSAFE REAR PORCH.

    4311 S. Berkeley Ave. Issued November 8, 2017 Comment

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CPD issues alert on October armed robberies

4300 block of S. Ellis Avenue on Oct. 30 at approximately 11:05 p.m.

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

1300 block of E. 47th Street on Oct. 7 at approximately 03:45 a.m.

5000 block of S. Cornell Avenue on Oct. 8 at approximately 8:25 p.m.

5500 block of S. Everett Ave. on Oct. 13 at approximately 11 P.M.

5100 block of S. Dorchester Avenue on Oct. 14 between the times of 11:40 and 11:50 p.m.

4700 block of S. Cottage Grove Avenue on Oct. 16 at approximately 3 p.m.

1400 block of E. 55th Street on Oct. 25 at approximately 11:15 p.m.

5000 block of S. Champlain Avenue on Oct. 27 at approximately 12:30 a.m.

4900 block of S. Ellis Avenue on Oct. 28 at approximately 4:20 a.m.

    CPD issues alert on October armed robberies - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Police Department is giving notice to residents in the area following a string of robberies that occurred in October. In all incidents, police said between two and four suspects, wearing black and white masks (in one incident it is described as
    http://hpherald.com

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Oct 30

Hadiya Effect: King Principal Says False Link To Violence Dogging School

King, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., was expecting enrollment to grow from 642 to 653 students this year, but instead saw enrollment drop to 598 students.

    Hadiya Effect: King Principal Says False Link To Violence Dogging School
    KENWOOD - King College Prep is the only selective enrollment school in the city to see its enrollment numbers drop substantially this year, despite students there doing better than many of their peers at other selective enrollment high schools. King, 4445 S.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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Oct 26

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECTION OF NEW 4 STORY BUILDING CONSISTING 9 DU WITH ROOF DECK, 2 STAIRWAY PENTHOUSE ENCLOSURES, FRONT BALCONIES, REAR BALCONIES, ATTACHED GARAGE AND 1 DETACHED GARAGE, TRASH ENCLOSURE AND FENCE CURRENT USE:RESIDENTIAL, PROPOSED USE:RESIDENTIAL.

    4226 S. Ellis Ave. Issued October 24, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REMODELING OF EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT. NEW REAR WOOD DECK. NEW 2 CAR GARAGE WITH ROOFTOP DECK. ALL WORK AS PER PLANS.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS)

    4365 S. Lake Park Ave. Issued October 24, 2017 Comment

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.

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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.

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.

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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 11

Oct 10

Want To Go To A Selective Enrollment High School? Apply Now

• King College Prep, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Lane Tech College Prep, 2501 W Addison St.

• Lindblom Math and Science Academy, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave.

• Westinghouse College Prep, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd.

• Whitney Young Magnet, 211 S. Laflin St.

    Want To Go To A Selective Enrollment High School? Apply Now
    CHICAGO - Students who want to snag a coveted seat at one of Chicago's 11 selective-enrollment high schools can apply starting Tuesday. The deadline is Dec. 22. Applicants are considered based on a 900-point scale that combines their grades, their scores on annual standardized tests and the results of an admissions test in the fall.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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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