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February52014
January202014

We hold these truths to be self-evident…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January152014
East Garfield Park, Chicago, IL

East Garfield Park, Chicago, IL

December182013
"Most African-Americans are clustered in two areas, as they were in the 1960s: a massive one on the south side, and a smaller one on the far west side. The south-side section, between Western Avenue and the lake, stretches more than a hundred blocks north to south, from 35th Street to the city limits at 138th. This African-American subdivision of Chicago includes 18 contiguous community areas, each with black populations above 90 percent, most of them well above that. The west-side black section includes another three contiguous 90 percent-plus community areas. Fifty-five percent of Chicago&#8217;s 964,000 African-Americans live in these 21 community areas, in which the aggregate population is 96 percent black. Two-thirds of the city&#8217;s blacks live in community areas that are at least 80 percent black.&#8221;

&#8212;Chicago Reader on Chicago&#8217;s Obvious Segregation Problem

"Most African-Americans are clustered in two areas, as they were in the 1960s: a massive one on the south side, and a smaller one on the far west side. The south-side section, between Western Avenue and the lake, stretches more than a hundred blocks north to south, from 35th Street to the city limits at 138th. This African-American subdivision of Chicago includes 18 contiguous community areas, each with black populations above 90 percent, most of them well above that. The west-side black section includes another three contiguous 90 percent-plus community areas. Fifty-five percent of Chicago’s 964,000 African-Americans live in these 21 community areas, in which the aggregate population is 96 percent black. Two-thirds of the city’s blacks live in community areas that are at least 80 percent black.”

—Chicago Reader on Chicago’s Obvious Segregation Problem

November182013
Malcolm X Blvd. Harlem, NY

Malcolm X Blvd. Harlem, NY

October302013

Let’s do this. “Planning for Green and Healthy Chicago Neighborhoods”

"Among Chicago’s greatest strengths is the diversity and vibrancy of its neighborhoods. Like a number of Midwestern cities, however, a few Chicago neighborhoods are faced with multiple challenges, including a crippled housing market, lack of employment opportunities, and many years of population decline. The results of these conditions are apparent in a number of Chicago community areas that once were densely populated and lively but now suffer from high vacancy and unemployment with little relief predicted in the foreseeable future. Today, in light of vastly different economic and market conditions, public and private interests need a road map for how to invest in these neighborhoods to make the most efficient and effective improvements.

The City of Chicago, its partners, and the residents and business owners of these neighborhoods are engaging in a project to create plans and policies that will guide decision-making and investments for years to come. Englewood, Woodlawn, and Washington Park make up the priority areas of a new project called Green Healthy Neighborhoods (GHN), which is intended to better target public and private investments in the most efficient and effective way.”

Okay. Let’s see what “public and private investments” means.

Source: CMAP

October192013
October152013

Don’t say that you feel like dying


Life’s hard then it feels like diamonds


Your home is just far too gone


Much too late to even feel like tryin

 

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October122013
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