Tag: Chicago Communities

Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville

Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville
  Chicago Bears, Charles (Peanut) Tillman and Johnny Knox team up with TRC Bronzeville Green to beautify the neighborhood A few weeks ago Lowes, the home improvement giant, teamed up with the Chicago Bears to sponsor a vote for your favorite not for profit to beautify your neighborhood.  As soon as I received the “vote for us” request... Read more »

Vote No R.I.P. for Rosenwald

Vote No R.I.P. for Rosenwald
  Early in my business career I learned the folly of  worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind. Julius Rosenwald Julius Rosenwald might not be pacing the halls of heaven wondering what will... Read more »

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green

Cross 'Hood Bus Could Mean Green
Public Transit for All Everyone in Chicago wants access to the Lakefront.  Parts of Bronzeville are fortunate to be within walking distance of the Great Michigan but most of us in Chicago’s south side community of Bronzeville are not so lucky. The rest of the City doesn’t have it easy and they want to get there... Read more »
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Green Acres is the Place for Me

  Green Acres was a TV sit-com about Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert), an  accomplished and erudite New York City attorney, acting on his dream to be a  farmer, and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor), his glamorous, bejeweled Hungarian wife,  dragged unwillingly from the privileged city life she adored to a ramshackle farm. At the prospect... Read more »

Home for us is Bronzeville

Home for us is Bronzeville
The composite photo on this blog represents the past, the present and something of the future for Bronzeville. Russell Lee captured the look and feel of Chicago’s Bronzeville in the 1941 photograph known as Negro Boys on Easter Morning. We caught a bit of Bronzeville spirit in the Time to Unite mural adorning the walls... Read more »

OMG(reen)! or Americans Oh More Greedy

Who: I’m a new kid on the blogger block. What:  One of the requirements of blogging it seems, is to find categories in which to place your words of wisdom.  I thought how tough could that be?  So I checked out the available categories on ChicagoNow.   I want to make sure I get this right.... Read more »
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