Posts tagged "violence"

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities

SELLOUTS: State Black Caucus Sells Out Each Other and Their Communities
This past Tuesday night I attended the Resident Association of Greater Englewood(R.A.G.E.) semi-monthly community meeting. At the meeting the topic of the formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force(HJR-55) came up for discussion. The author of this bill is State Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd). The formation of the Englewood Violent Crime Task Force is... Read more »

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force

State Representative Andre Thapedi Proposes Englewood Violent Crimes Task Force
On  November 4, 2013 at the monthly Park Manor Neighbors Community Council meeting(PMNCC)  Representative Andre Thapedi (32nd District) came to update his constituents on what was happening in Springfield. One of the updates Rep. Thapedi spoke on was his proposal to have the Illinois State Police co police the areas 1 mile east and west... Read more »

Challenge: Can Chatham Get Past the Gangsta, Grimy Gutter, Ghetto Individuals

Challenge: Can Chatham Get Past the Gangsta, Grimy Gutter, Ghetto Individuals
Over the last several weeks Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Sun Times have run several stories that included Chatham and one of the current issues that the community has to face. The main issue being that of residents coming from the former Chicago Housing Authority(CHA) State Street corridor or other subsidized housing developments throughout the... Read more »
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#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 »

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 »

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 »
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