Archive for February 2012

The New Beginning of the Pioneer Building

The New Beginning of the Pioneer Building
Where is the the Pioneer building? The Pioneer Building was once the state of the art professional building in the community. It was the building that housed the Chicago office of then U.S. Congressman Harold Washington. . It also housed the southside office of the Chicago Urban League. The building was built by the Nation... Read more »

Upcoming Political Forums

Upcoming Political Forums
It’s election time and the campaigns are in full swing. Don’t know who to vote for? There will be some upcoming forums to hear the candidates. GCA Political Forum Saturday March 3, 2012 12:30pm-3:00pm House of Hope 752 E 114th Candidates for 34th district State Representative and 6th ward Democratic Committeman The Citizen Newspaper Town... Read more »

Did the Butcher Finally Castrate William Bill Beavers

Did the Butcher Finally  Castrate William Bill Beavers
Several years ago Bill Beavers made the statement ” “I’m the hog with the big nuts and I’m gonna tell you what it is.” He made this statement after a battle with Cook County commissioners over a sales tax increase. Many thought the butcher caught him when his daughter lost the aldermandic race to Sandi... Read more »
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When and Where Will Richard Milburn H.S. Move

When and Where Will Richard Milburn H.S. Move
This was the week that Chicago Public Schools dropped the bomb on several neighborhoods around the city about schools. This annual ritual of closing, turning around and creating quasi public schools always draws the ire of residents around the city. The Chatham community is waiting on CPS to drop the bomb on Richard Milburn H.S.... Read more »

6th Ward Public Forum On Transit Safety And Investments On The Southside

6th Ward Public Forum On Transit Safety And Investments On The Southside
Please join Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer for a 6th Ward meeting focusing on our transit cooridors on the South Side of Chicago. Alderman Sawyer believes that strong transit corridors are necessary to stabilize our neighborhoods and is seeking public discussion on how the community has interacted with the transit system. Saturday, February 25, 2012 10... Read more »

Getting Back to Cosbyville: How do we do it

Getting Back to Cosbyville: How do we do it
In the 1980′s “The Cosby Show” was the #1 television show in America. I was in college and remember that we would rush from class to gather around televisions to watch the show and the subsequent spin off “A Different World’. We would do this because there were shows on TV that we truly could... Read more »
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Black World Cinema- Pariah

Black World Cinema- Pariah
Pariah Genre: Drama Director: Dee Rees Cast: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Kim Wayans Run Time: 86 minutes A world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the contemporary drama Pariah is the feature-length expansion of writer/director Dee Rees’ award-winning 2007 short film Pariah. Spike Lee is among the feature’s... Read more »

Watch the Big Game at ICE Chatham 14

Watch the Big Game on the Big Screen ICE Chatham 14 210 W 87th 5:30pm