Nov 13

Updated 13 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
  • Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only...

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    Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only thing more ridiculous and offensive is his pathological desire to cling to some outmoded and somewhat racist notion of Black respectability. He probably tells every Black person he meets how he would vote for Obama for a third term if he could, but insists the problems facing the Black community would disappear if "those people" would just wear a suit and tie/stop istening to rap music/insert culturally elite trope here.

    As much as he glorifies the days of Motown, you never saw too many Motown artists engaged seriously in politics. That was part of their education too. 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.

  • 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".

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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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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:

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    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?

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

Thank you!

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