Posts tagged "shootings"

The New York Times Talks About Chatham

The New York Times Talks About Chatham
Approximately nine months ago I received an email from Ben Carey, a Chicagoan who is a reporter for the New York Times. He stated he was doing a story and wanted to ask me questions about Chatham based on  one of my ChicagoNow blog post. We met and talked, but after several months I didn’t t think... Read more »

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 »

CeaseFire: Is This the Start of Private Policing

Picture courtesy of The Sixth Ward Blog City of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy attended a forum this past Saturday in Chatham at St. Mark UMC that was sponsored by the Greater Chatham Alliance. The Superintendent answered questions moderated by WVON radio personality Cliff Kelley. McCarthy answered questions on gun control, conceal and carry and... 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 »

When Does the Madness Stop

When Does the Madness Stop
Yesterday I received an email that brought great news that was long overdue. A major media entity stated they were producing a documentary on a former Chatham resident 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... Read more »