Archive for March 2012

Baseball: Southside Little League kicks off 57th Year

Baseball: Southside Little League kicks off 57th Year
I recently drove past Tuley Park and I saw Chicago Park District (CPD) cleaning up around the Southside Little League stadium. The stadium was built in 2005 as a 50th year anniversary present http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-112091114.html. When you see them preparing the stadium you know its spring and summer is soon to follow. Activities that you will... Read more »

Politics: Did Congressman Bobby Rush Have a Flashback

Politics: Did Congressman Bobby Rush Have a Flashback
Recently Bobby Rush, Congressman from the 1st District of Illinois has been under the gun for his attendance. He has missed a large number of votes on key issues and this has prompted a number of political hacks to attempt to run against him. Despite, his voting record and recent illness Congressman Rush sailed through... Read more »

#Occupy Movements Needed in Black Communities?

#Occupy Movements Needed in Black Communities?
My post today comes from my guest blogger Marcia Hill who is also known as Shorty. She has her own blog Go Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource. . Her take on the escalating crime situation was worth repeating. Here is her take I was listening to Ty Wansley’s Chicago Speaks on V103 this past... Read more »
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Basketball: The Cole Park Classic Goes to the Finals

Basketball: The Cole Park Classic Goes to the Finals
It’s March Madness, last weekend we saw Chicago Simeon take their third State Title and this past weekend we saw the University of Kentucky making the final four. In both cases, there were participants of the Cole Park Classic in both games. The players Jabari Parker from Simeon and Anthony Davis from Kentucky. The Cole... Read more »

Chicago State University Students Tackle Nielsen

Chicago State University Students Tackle Nielsen
Picture Courtesy of CSU Media Department For CSU students, Nielsen knowledge is power Students absorb powerful social, economic and political lessons of Nielsen’s “The State of the African-­American Consumer Report” and display their analytical acumen Feb. 28, 2012 — Armed with facts and rewarded with prizes, two teams of Chicago State students competed to demonstrate... Read more »

Can A Lobbyist Become a Great Legislator

Can A Lobbyist Become a Great Legislator
Note: This is not an endorsement of any candidate and should not be construed as such. This post is no longer than the average post I write. This is the question Chatham residents and residents of the 34 Legislative District will decide next Tuesday. The question has been brought up in several local candidate debates.... Read more »
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Politics: The 6th Ward Republicans

Politics: The 6th Ward Republicans
Yes, that’s right Republicans in the 6th ward. The political home of Former Mayor Washington and Sawyer. A democratic strong hold for years is seeing an upsurge of Republican candidates. While in the past, Republican candidates such as former Governor Jim Edgar and candidate Patrick Fitzgerald at the state level have visited the community there... Read more »

It's Time to Come Out and Play

It's Time to Come Out and Play
Long overdue the Chicago Park District completed the new play lot at Cole Park in Chatham http://www.chicagonow.com/concerned-citizens-of-chatham/2011/10/recap-of-officer-thomas-wortham-iv-playground-dedication-ceremony/ . The ‘Thomas Wortham IV Playlot” was dedicated this past fall and along with the play lot other overdue repairs and renovations were completed. A new entrance walkway with fountain, upgraded walking track and upgraded multpurpose surface for... Read more »

What Happened to the Thompson Family

What Happened to the Thompson Family
This story was brought to me by one of my Facebook page readers. From the Doe Network Everett Thompson, Sr. Missing since July 5, 1996 from Chicago, Illinois Classification: Endangered Missing Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: March 12, 1956 Age at Time of Disappearance: 40 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6’0″;... Read more »
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Black World Cinema at Chatham 14- The Education of Auma Obama

Black World Cinema at Chatham 14- The Education of Auma Obama
Thursday, March 8, 7pm (Live Post film interview with filmmaker via Skype) ICE Theaters Chatham 210 W 87th St Adm: $5.00 www.icetheaters.com Branwen Okpako’s “The Education of Auma Obama” is a captivating and intimate portrait of the U.S. president’s older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist identity. An academic overachiever, she studied linguistics and contemporary... Read more »