How The 1919 Chicago Race Riot Created Black Street Gangs

It’s a reason gangs started in Chicago….

On Sunday, the highly-anticipated HBO series Watchmen set the internet ablaze with America’s shocked reactions to a little-known incident frequently called the Tulsa Race Riots. The bombing of Black Wall Street is common knowledge to a large percentage of black folks (we’ve written about it at least 20 times, including here, here and here), but apparently it’s news to a lot of people who prefer a whitewashed, sanitized version of American history. Continue reading

8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors

After all the hubbub about the Watchmen series premiere and it’s depiction of the Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre, I figured folks needed to know it and Rosewood were not isolated events….

Atlanta Race Riot (1906)

When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a social class. Increasing tensions between Black wage-workers and the white elite began to grow and ill-feelings were further exacerbated when Blacks gained more civil rights, including the right to vote. Continue reading

1,000 + black men march in Chicago no media coverage – Black America Press

How sway??

Israel United in Christ Hosted a 1,000+ men march on August 31, 2019 to spread awareness of peace and unity amongst our community in Englewood of Chicago IL.

News Outlets attended and filmed the event but we received no news coverage. We believe, as concerned citizens of the city of Chicago, that this should receive just as much (if not more) support and sharing amongst the people more than the violence and division that is broadcasted daily. Continue reading

A Chicago Cop Is Accused Of Framing 51 People For Murder. Now, The Fight For Justice.

Chicago’s finest at work…. corrupt ass bastids… this is the story of just 1 and how he tore apart a neighborhood and families…

Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials — not the state’s attorney’s office, not the mayor’s office — wanted to take up their cause, the women went in search of justice themselves. Next week a man convicted in one of Guevara’s most dubious cases will be in court for what could be his last chance at freedom. Will prosecutors continue fighting to keep Roberto Almodovar behind bars? Continue reading

New 79th Street Murals Beautify Vacant Lot In South Shore: ‘These Are Our Pyramids … Our Great Statues Of Rome’

Glad to see my old neighborhood is getting beautiful…

South Side artists Max Sansing and Kayla Mahaffey hope their new twin murals will remind their neighbors the North Side isn’t the only place with a claim to Chicago’s art scene.

Mahaffey said she and Sansing went with a superhero theme for their 79th Street murals to evoke feelings of protection and hope among neighbors. Her piece, “Joined as One,” features a central hero in a fighting stance, joined by a few sidekicks. Continue reading

100 Years Ago The Great Race War In Chicago When Blacks Fought Back Against White Mobs

Just a little bit of history about my hometown that many don’t speak of… Chicago has always been one of the most racist places in AmeriKKKa…

Part One
Chapter 12/Chicago Is A Great Foreign City
Red Summer The Summer of 1919 And The Awakening Of Black America
Cameron McWhither

Events that lead up to the race war explosion that occurred 100 years ago on July 27, 1919. The Chicago Race War was one of the most violent confrontations that have​ ever occurred in this nation. Listen as I read from the book Red Summer, The Summer Of 1919 And The Awakening of Black America by Cameron McWhither. ​ This book details those events that enveloped the city of Chicago where the forces of racial animosity​, racial hatred, racial misunderstanding, racial segregation, and racial​ oppression.

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Criminal Defense Attorney Turned Entrepreneur’s New Board Game Keeps Teens Out of Prison

And people always wanna talk about the bad in Chi… good work sista educating the babies on this just-us system….

April D. Preyar, creator of the game, says that 35 minutes of play can save teens from having to serve 3 to 5 years in jail.

Nationwide — Chicago native, 19-year veteran criminal defense and civil rights attorney, April D. Preyar, has launched an original boardgame called JustUs Junkie’s Trials & Triumph.
Preyar is partner and co-owner of the boutique law firm, the Shiller Preyar Law Offices. She is an author, viral vlogger, and a new adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the John Marshall Law School. Preyar has been appeared on the Oxygen Television Network (“Dark Web Exposed”), NBC News Chicago, ABC News Chicago, WGCI Radio Chicago, WVON Radio Chicago, and V103 Radio Chicago as a guest legal correspondent. Continue reading

Chicago is Tracking Kids With GPS Monitors That Can Call and Record Them Without Consent

Good ole Crook County…

Cook County has a new contract for juvenile ankle monitors that critics say are an invasion of privacy.

On March 29, court officials in Chicago strapped an ankle monitor onto Shawn, a 15-year-old awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery. They explained that the device would need to be charged for two hours a day and that it would track his movements using GPS technology. He was told he would have to be given permission to leave his house, even to go to school. But he found out that through his monitor, officers wouldn’t just be able to track his location, as most electronic monitors do. They would also be able to speak—and listen—to him. Continue reading