Posts tagged "Chicago Police Department"

An uncomfortable conversation about Ferguson,MO

BLOGGER’S NOTE: Unlike most, I waited as long as I possibly could to write something on Ferguson. After all, I was willing to admit that I couldn’t write a blog/column about what happened without getting a grasp on things. I spoke with police officers, victims of police brutality along with people who grew up in... Read more »

A letter to the folks who dislike #SoChicago

A letter to the folks who dislike #SoChicago
To the folks (no pun intended) who dislike “So Chicago,” The people who grew up here used the moniker to reminisce about the city they grew up in. Let’s not overthink it. This isn’t Animal Farm or 1984. For the people who spend a lot of time being a wet blanket for no apparent reason,... Read more »

Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings

THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the second in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here’s the first one called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1.” The relationship between the African American community and law enforcement is contentious to say the least. Especially when an African-American male is killed... Read more »

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party
The people in the neighborhoods of Englewood, South Shore, Chatham, and Auburn Gresham among others in the city, have been begging for help for decades. Long before White liberals decided that something is wrong with the city. These people continue to be ignored because of race and lack of political clout. Things started to turn... Read more »

The City That Works...For The Least Among Us

The City That Works...For The Least Among Us
The pussification of western civilization continues. You might remember last summer when a Chicago Police officer was involved in a scuffle with a pregnant woman in a Walgreen’s parking lot. The incident involved the women getting tasered by the officer. You also might remember that I wrote a blog about it.  Last Saturday, it was... Read more »

The Media Isn't Shooting People

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The media has a bad rap. Some say that the perception well deserved. As someone who works in the media, I often find myself defending my colleagues in debates with friends and friends of friends. When I read what people say about the media, the excuses I hear sound like broken records. The media perpetuates... Read more »

Fanning the Flames since 1978's Top 10 blog posts of 2012

Here is a list of the best blogs I read in 2012: Why Do Black People Reject Conservatism & Rock & Roll?  by Vincent Jackson I liked this blog because it tells the truth about the origins of a musical genre and a political party that black people have roots in. I get weird looks... Read more »

A list of Fanning the Flames since 1978's favorite articles of 2012

This is a list of my favorite articles I have read this year. Click on the links to see you if agree or not. The David Koschman Case, Chicago Sun-Times by Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin I thought that the investigative reporting staff at the Sun-Times did an excellent job bringing the particulars... Read more »

The original and current victims of gun control

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Blogger’s Note:People on both sides of the gun control debate has used the school shootings in Connecticut further their claims.Just like Adam Lanza and anyone else who uses to gun for malicious intent, they have no use for stats. They couldn’t care less about opinions polls,straw polls, or gun laws. “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary... Read more »

Lil' Mouse and his future with the Prison Industrial Complex

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Two months ago, a friend of mine posted a video to his Facebook page. He warned that the video was very harsh. Intially, I didn’t want to look at it thinking that if I looked at this video, I would want the two, three minutes of my life back.  Then I started to notice other... Read more »