Category Archives: Information

Takin’ a Chance.

Recently, Chance (real name Chancellor Bennett) showed up unannounced to Chicago’s City Hall for a city council meeting, arguing that the assembled aldermen should vote against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal for a new $95 million police academy. Chance said the … Continue reading

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Pantha.

In this dire time where human rights are jeopardized & lives seem not 2 matter, I find it appropriate 2 reintroduce a period where people actually fought for what they believed in. The Black Panther Party’s bold approach to gun … Continue reading

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X-Man.

Growing up in the inner city of Chicago with gangs, violence & hopelessness, there wasn’t much 2 look up 2 on the positive spectrum. Options were extremely limited while diligently searching for something truly impactful until one day getting my … Continue reading

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Betta. (1955-1965)

There’s been many social changes since The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s with the struggle for human equality but remains difficult 2 comprehend how another person can ever claim superiority over another. The audacity. Fast forward to 2016 where … Continue reading

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The Lost Streets.

The BBC just released a mini documentary on Chicago’s intractable gun violence problem, featuring interviews with young black men who live around the city. The near 15-minute piece begins with an interview with a father and Iraq War veteran who … Continue reading

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The Satirical Spin.

When I heard Spike Lee was making a film called “Chiraq,” I immediately thought it would be a documentary, perhaps a drama, but not a comedy. I had a chance to view the film at the end of the Revolt … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mansion.

Strawberry Mansion High School, where 94 security cameras line the hallways and metal detectors are posted at every door, was once considered one of the most dangerous schools in the country. Located in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood with a high … Continue reading

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