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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
  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Chance can call himself "Lil Bo Peep" He isn't the first or last to use a STAGE NAME. That is all it is. for all I care. Not sure where you get your info from Jaye. While it is true Lionel Ritchie did a "country" album, do not forget he...

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    Chance can call himself "Lil Bo Peep" He isn't the first or last to use a STAGE NAME. That is all it is. for all I care. Not sure where you get your info from Jaye. While it is true Lionel Ritchie did a "country" album, do not forget he is from Tuskegee Alabama. Darius Rucker also is basically country now as well. No one is forcing either one of them to write country OMG. Are you serious. Ritchie is going to honored at the Kennedy Center. Many musicians write songs for other people. What's the problem with that. I do believe RItchie is going to be in Vegas doing a show for a year. The days of Barry Gordy types are gone. Anything seems to go these days. If you are basing music by the way the musicians dress. you need not look too far.... as many groups from the 70's up to today's Imagine Dragons do not wear suits and ties. Good lord. Get with the present Jaye. We had some great music in our time. My kids grew up on it and still listen to it, but those times have changes. Truth be told I am a fan of Eminem went with my kids a few years back to see him at Lollapalooza. Me bad.... I bet you didn't like QUEEN either.....Chance is just trying like we all are. If he can make a difference, let him try. As you must already have seen no one else seems to care at City Hall You have a great Thanksgiving Jaye.

  • 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.

29 hours ago

The SECC to host Small Business Saturday kick-off event

...Shoes & Accessories at 11:30 a.m., 1457 E. 53rd St.; The Connection at noon, 4321 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; Alyce Shoe Lyfe at 2 p.m., 6431 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; and Carver 47...

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...will take include the following locations: Skidoe’s Café and Grill at 10 a.m., 235 E. 51st St.; Pearle Vision at 11 a.m., 1200 E. 53rd St.; Jojayden Shoes & Accessories at 11...

...Grill at 10 a.m., 235 E. 51st St.; Pearle Vision at 11 a.m., 1200 E. 53rd St.; Jojayden Shoes & Accessories at 11:30 a.m., 1457 E. 53rd St.; The Connection at...

...11 a.m., 1200 E. 53rd St.; Jojayden Shoes & Accessories at 11:30 a.m., 1457 E. 53rd St.; The Connection at noon, 4321 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; Alyce Shoe Lyfe at 2 p...

...Connection at noon, 4321 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; Alyce Shoe Lyfe at 2 p.m., 6431 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; and Carver 47 Café @ Little Black Pearl at 3 p.m., 1060 E. 47th St...

...S. Cottage Grove Ave.; and Carver 47 Café @ Little Black Pearl at 3 p.m., 1060 E. 47th St.

    The SECC to host Small Business Saturday kick-off event - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) in collaboration with Downtown Hyde Park will kick off a "Small Business Saturday" event on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. to help steer shoppers to support small businesses. According to a statement by the SECC, shoppers are encouraged to take ...
    http://hpherald.com

2 days ago

Quad Communities Development Corporation adde...

Shop Local, Shop Bronzeville on Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 25th 10am - 5pm Presented by the Quad Communities Development Corporation, South East Chicago Commission and the 51st Street Business Association Small Business Saturday is November 25th and Bronzeville businesses are coming together to encourage the community to Shop Local, Shop Bronzeville. Join us for fabulous deals mixed with a ton of holiday cheer. Activities include: • Shop Local, Shop Bronzeville Retail Pop-Up at The Connection, 4321 S. Cottage Grove Ave, featuring 15+ independent vendors. Shop for specialty items that you can't get anywhere else. | 10AM to 3PM. [Full vendor list coming soon] • For Kids! Breakfast with Santa at Skidoe’s Café & Grill, 235 E. 51st Street | 10AM • Sip & Sing at Carver 47, 1060 W. 47th Street | 3PM – 5PM • Entertainment, Shopping Door Busters, Raffles & Door Prizes Let us know you're coming! Please RSVP at https://shopsmallshopbronzevillenov25.eventbrite.com. Participating Bronzeville Businesses: Agriculture Style Bronzeville Boutique By Lady Mocha Fort Smith Designer and Clothing Boutique Faie African Art The Connection Bronzeville's event Facility Metro PCS Chicago Furniture The Cajun Connoisseur Food Truck, Catering and Restaurant Sip & Savor Chicago Some Like It Black Creative Arts Bar Amour Hairsalon and Suites Small Shop Cycles & Service McDonald's on 47th Street Tangible Things Store Two Fish Crab Shack Simply Soups Salads and Sandwiches Goree Cuisine Little Black Pearl A Lotta Good Stuff Tastee Cafe Luxe Boutique Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop Visit www.qcdc.org for more info ongoing economic development efforts in Bronzeville.

    Shop Local, Shop Bronzeville on Small Business Saturday
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Updated 2 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 :)

3 days ago

Cautionary Tales of City Life by Chicago Painter Bill Walker

He was the driving force behind the historic mural, the Wall of Respect, which debuted in 1967 at 43rd Street and Langley Avenue.

    Cautionary Tales of City Life by Chicago Painter Bill Walker
    A new exhibition looks at rare works of art that are powerful and sometimes graphic. The historic work was made by an artist with a strong connection to Chicago public art. Bill Walker was a muralist on a mission to display beauty and culture, but he also reflected on the harsh realities of life on the streets.
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com

4 days ago

39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now

You know what goes well with smoke-scented rib tips? Extra spicy links of smoked sausages doused in Honey 1's excellent honey barbecue sauce. 746 E. 43rd St., 773-285-9455

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...with onions, cilantro and the restaurant's wickedly spicy salsa, and dig in with abandon. 4852 S. Pulaski Road, 773-523-3700, www.birrieriazaragoza.com

...shop's spicy giardiniera, a mixture of oil-soaked pickled chiles, provides the final flourish. 901 W. Randolph St., 312-666-4587, www.jpgraziano.com

...are gleeful fun. But ordered crispy, they gain a golden crunch and extra meaty depth. 2500 S. Whipple St., 773-247-1402

...spicy and funky ones like gaeng tai plah (mackerel and veggies mixed with fish entrails). 4949 N. Broadway, 773-293-7378, www.immmchicago.com

...a side, don't forget a whole sleeve of crackers, which goes for 55 cents. 3259 E. 95th St., 773-933-9855, www.calumetfisheries.com

...RHR-style, which ensures you get lettuce, tomato, onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...Harold's evangelist. Wildly juicy, seasoned aggressively — this is fried chicken meant to be devoured. 100 W. 87th St., 773-224-3314, www.haroldschicken55.com

...tame by comparison. The exclamation point is Uncle J's distinctive tomato-laden barbecue sauce. 502 E. 47th St., 872-244-3853

...in the kitchen probably deserve the credit for frying up these perfect nuggets of pork. 1725 W. 18th St., 312-226-2654, www.carnitasuruapanchi.com

...thoughtful and balanced meal, the Milanesa, a thin sliver of fried pork, is my favorite. 817 W. Fulton Market, 312-455-9200, www.cemitaspuebla.com

...great, as do the chocolate ones. So, you know, basically every pie in the shop. 1618 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-4846, www.hoosiermamapie.com

...sauce. Don't forget to top your plate with the pickled cabbage and chile oil. 2247 S. Wentworth Ave., 312-982-2969, www.slurpslurpnoodles.com

...the bottom of the box, the house-made crinkle-cut fries are also top notch. 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-763-0660, www.superdawg.com

...corn tortillas, it's as close to Mexico City as you can get in Chicago. 4540 W. 63rd St., 773-582-8226, www.tacosmarios.com

...It's about the only time when ordering two burritos sounds like a reasonable idea. 3759 W. 26th St., 773-823-1499, www.gordillas.com

...distinctive chocolate with only water, allowing you to appreciate the wild complexity of each sip. 449 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434, www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco

...condiments one could want, the Double Fatso stands out as a greasy beacon of hope. 2258 W. Chicago Ave., 773-482-1000, www.fatsoslaststand.com

...kissed with smoke and complemented with the restaurant's signature spice rub, every single time? 3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427, www.smoquebbq.com

...flawless, including hunks of tender beef, bouncy rice noodles, bright basil and crunchy bean sprouts. 6261 McCormick Blvd., 773-509-0909

...leches slice has its merits, I actually prefer the bittersweet notes of the chocolate version. 1733 S. Halsted St., 312-829-4150

...dip in the sauce spiked with funky fish sauce, chiles and a touch of sugar. 4825 N. Western Ave., 773-754-7660, rainbowthaichicago.com

...very unscientific testing confirmed that the original on Taylor Street still serves the best one. 1079 W. Taylor St., 312-226-4017, www.alsbeef.com

...texture to the soft fish. It's upscale, low-brow food, and remarkably under $10. 860 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000, www.bigandlittleschicago.com

...fusing into one harmonious bite. And the corn muffins on the side don't hurt. 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000, www.honeybutter.com

...to the fire by asking for giardiniera to this inarguably crazy, yet undeniably compelling creation. 240 E. 35th St., 312-326-1890, www.southtownsub.com

...and thigh, you get multiple salsas, refried beans, rice and spectacular house-made corn tortillas. 2809 W. 55th St., 773-424-8100, mezquitepolloexpress.com

...tastes over-the-top, thanks to the pickled daikon radish, fresh cilantro and curt jalapeno. 5014 N. Broadway, 773-561-4424, www.balesandwich.com

...the lamb and coriander dances between gamy meat with fragrant herbs in an intoxicating way. 2002 S. Wentworth Ave. #103, 312-799-1118, www.qxydumplings.com

...maneuver) sports a pleasingly crisp crust and fat slices of apple packed in the middle. 11248 S. Michigan Ave., 773-995-7420

...In other words, don't worry about a dipping sauce. These have flavor to spare. 2621 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2088, www.bydamao.com

...thin slab of beef. Advanced jibarito eaters should try the morcilla, a black blood sausage. 3400 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-799-8601

    39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now
    Just about every week day, I grab a Tribune pool car and set out alone into the flat expanse of Chicagoland in search of something delicious to eat. More often than not, I encounter the kind of solid fare that any neighborhood would be proud to call its own.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    repair/replace entry porch. repair 2 story rear porch. install guard rails- all work per building violations- all work same as existing

    4201 S. Langley Ave. Issued November 6, 2017 Comment

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100636386 TO CHANGE PLUMBER TO RB PLUMBING INC, & TO CHANGE CAST IRON PIPE TO PVC PIPE FOR UNDERGROUND PIPING

    4302 S. Drexel Blvd. Issued November 2, 2017 Comment

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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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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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Bronzeville Handyman?

Hi!

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

Thank you!

Oct 17

K. McMahon posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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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

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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