Posts tagged "youth violence"

Chicago's Emergency with a 12 Point Plan

Reverend Jeanette Wilson, an executive at Rainbow PUSH Coalition declared Chicago as a state of emergency due to the murder rate in Chicago.    Rev. Jesse Jackson led a group of marchers to the south side park where model student 15 year old Hadiya Pendleton was shot down as she stood under a canopy to shun... Read more »


Minister Louis Farrakhan made a strategic decision.  He decided to take the men of the Nation of Islam to the streets where youth murders are  most occurring.  He and his men are knocking on doors in Englewood, South Shore and Roseland and others. His approach is simple and old fashioned.  The way you end the... Read more »

Here is the ABC News report on ProjectHood…

Death on the Streets Prompts a Life on the Roof

Check out the New York Times/Chicago Cooperative report on ProjectHood …

Chicago Pastor Camps Out Against Violence

Take a look at the report from the Associated Press…

OCCUPY KING DRIVE Part 6/Day 11 "Committed to Change"

In the words of Dr. Cornel West – “None of us alone can save a nation or a world, but each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.” It is Day 11, and I am still living on the rooftop of an abandoned motel right across the street from my church. ... Read more »


Well, I’m still here, still on the rooftop, still hoping, still praying and still needing HELP! Today has been a a very thought provoking day.  I didn’t sleep well, but for some strange reason was reminded of a sailor man whose pulse would race, his blood pressure would sky rocket and his anger would begin... Read more »

The Journey to the Roof...

We Protested and Prayed every weekend from 9:00pm - 2:00am until it was SHUT DOWN!!!
In this gallery, you’ll find just a short pictorial of what the journey looked like to get to the roof.  I’m anxious to show you the end of the journey by coming down soon! Please HELP by donating to …every little bit counts. Pastor Corey Brooks

OCCUPY KING DR - Conversations with the Mayor Part 3 Day 6

Earlier today, I was pleasantly surprised when Mayor Rahm Emanuel called me.  He was very encouraging and spoke highly of our radical move to bring attention to the excessive violence in the south side communities of Woodlawn and Englewood. I received the mayor’s call while still on the rooftop of this abandoned motel across the... Read more »

OCCUPY KING DR - A Pastor's view from the Roof - Part 2 Day 6

It’s been 15 days fasting without food, only drinking water; 6 days and counting, living on the rooftop of an abandoned motel in the cold, rain and now some snow. This morning I was reading twitter messages and I came across a tweet by LL Cool J that expresses my sentiment, he quoted John Churton... Read more »