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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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  • 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.

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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
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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.
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  • 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.

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Updated Oct 17

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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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

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

• King College Prep, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd.

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• 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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Say boo! Your guide to 2017 Halloween fun

Devonshire Cultural Center, 4400 Greenwood St., 847-674-1500, Ext. 2400; www.skokieparks.org

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St. Pascal School, 6143 W. Irving Park Road, 773-736-8806; www.scarypopcorn.com

Clarendon Hills Park District Community Center, 315 W. Chicago Ave., 630-323-2626; www.clarendonhillsparkdistrict.org

Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave., 630-963-1309; www.dgparks.org

The Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., 847-448-8252; www.cityofevanston.org

Little Beans Café, 430 Asbury Ave., www.eventbrite.com

Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., 847-475-3410; www.davidparr.com

Our Lady of Perpetual Help parking lot, 1775 Grove St., www.olphglenview.org

3080 W. Lake Ave; 847-724-2620; www.ysgn.org

Blair Parking Lot, 355 W. Washington Ave., 847-234-4150; www.lakebluffparks.org

Cook Memorial Park, 600 N. Main St., (847) 526-4608; www.libertyville.com

1940 George St., 708-571-3326; www.13thfloorchicago.com

River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., 847-824-8360; www.fpdcc.com

Pleasant Home, 217 Home Ave., 708-383-2654; www.pleasanthome.org

Fox Park, 624 S. Oak Park Ave., 708-725-2000; www.pdop.org

Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Ave., www.pdop.org

Maple Park, 1105 S. Maple Ave., www.pdop.org

The River Forest Public Library and Centennial Park, 735 Lathrop Ave., 708-366-6660; www.rfparks.com

Spring Rock Park, 4400 Central Ave., www.wsparks.org.

Centennial Ice Rink, 2300 Old Glenview Road, 847-256-6100, www.wilmettepark.org

Hollywood Blvd., 1001 W. 75th St., 630-427-1880; www.hollywoodblvdcinema.com

    Say boo! Your guide to 2017 Halloween fun
    There is no shortage of spooky and not-so-spooky fun to be had for Halloween in the Chicago area. Everything from haunted walks and hayrides to shivery stories and costume parties. The list below is a sample of the Halloween fun. Check the websites of your local libraries and park districts for more Halloween-related events.
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