Posts tagged "african americans"

Why Can't I Go with I-GO

Why Can't I Go with I-GO
On May 18, 2013, the Chicago Transit Authority(CTA) shut down the Southside branch of the Red Line transit system. Train stations from 22nd Street to 95th Street will be closed for approximately 5-6 months to complete repairs to the tracks. There has been a lot of debate why this work is just now taking place... Read more »

Is Chicago Seeing REDlining in Retail

Is Chicago Seeing REDlining in Retail
Last week LJ at The Sixth Ward Blog posted this article. The article from the Atlantic Magazine titled “Retail Redlining: One of the Most Pervasive Forms of Racism Left in America.”  The article centers around the response the Village Administrator from Olympia Fields received at a recent conference. In the article the Village Manager recounts a conversation... Read more »

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco

Is This The Swan Song For Jewel-Osco
The rumors had been flying for several months that Supervalu, the parent company of Jewel and Save-A-Lot stores was looking to sell the chains. Supervalu had previously announced that they were going to close over 200 stores nationwide. Today, they announced that Jewel-Osco would be sold. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-supervalu-to-sell-jewelosco-othe5-chains-to-cerberusled-group-20130110,0,1454046.story There had been rumors that the 87th Street(Dan Ryan)... Read more »
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Guns and Race: A Frank Conversation

Guns and Race: A Frank Conversation
This upcoming Wednesday and Thursday, ICE Theaters will host their monthly presentation of Black World Cinema. But unlike most of their other presentations, this month’s will stir a bit of controversy. The film “Negros with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power” will be the monthly presentation. The trailer reads Negros With Guns tells the dramatic... 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 »

Freakonomics Chatham Style- The Fried Chicken Dilemma

Freakonomics Chatham Style- The Fried Chicken Dilemma
Since the book Freakonomics came out a number of dilemmas and questions have been answered. Unfortunate for some it discovered cheating scandals and how drug dealers and other nefarious individuals hide assets. Well Chatham has a question that Freakonomics can answer. The fried chicken dilemma, how fried chicken stymied economic development in our community. Several... Read more »
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