Posts tagged "basketball"

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled

Ben Wilson: A Dream Unfulfilled
  Basketball fans know the names Marcus Liberty, Nick Anderson, Derrick Rose and the 2012-13 consensus #1 high school basketball player Jabari Parker. Marcus Liberty, from Chicago King was the #1 player in the country in 1987 and the rest attended Simeon High School. Chicago basketball fans know all those names and one more Ben Wilson. Ben... Read more »

Chatham: What to Do In October

Chatham: What to Do In October
There are plenty of events going on in the community that are informational and still plenty of FREE or nearly free events. Thursday October 4,2012 6pm-7:30pm If You Don’t Vote Don’t Complain by Jahmal Cole Whitney Young Library 79th King Drive Thursday Oct 4,2012 7pm Black World Cinema-Chicoand Rita ICE Theaters Chatham 210 W 87th... Read more »

Chatham on Film

Chatham on Film
There are two upcoming film documentaries coming up that will highlight the Chatham community. At the Black Harvest Film Festival being held at the Siskel Film center through August 30th, the documentary “The Curators of Dixon School” by Pamela Sherrod Anderson is being shown. The documentary is described Public schools don’t have to be a... Read more »
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Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic Time: Who Will be the Next

Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic Time: Who Will be the Next
You got game? Think you can coach? Just like to watch players such Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis at the top of their game? This is the place for you! The Ben Wilson Cole Park Classic presented by the Chicago Park District in conjuction with 6th ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer host the city’s best summer... Read more »

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue

Benji- A Documentary Well Overdue
I have written several post about Ben “Benji” Wilson here on ChicagoNow.But I’m very happy to write this one. I was contacted by a writer who was working with the producers of a documentary on the life of Ben Wilson. The documentary was being created for ESPN films and they wanted more information on the... Read more »

Gardening: A Chatham Tradition

Gardening: A Chatham Tradition
It’s April, the basketball players are hooping hoping to be the next Anthony Davis, BBQ grills are going and the grass is already green on King Drive. The warriors are armed and ready with their lawn shears to do battle against crabgrass and other invasive species that do not fit in with the Kentucky bluegrass... 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 »

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 »

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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Candlelight Vigil for Ben Wilson

In 1984, Ben Wilson was the #1 high school Basketball player in the country and he and his fellow Simeon team members were considered the #1 basketball team in the country. To my community he represented more than basketball, he represented the hopes and dreams that every parent had for their children. They all wanted... Read more »