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									Vol. 10, No. 2
                     South                    The People Paper             October 31—November 13, 2002                                                                              50 4

South Street Jonrnars
November 5th
First of all, we encour-
age voters not to vote for
Judge Richard Crane
for letting those police
                                          The Rosenwaiti Building                                                                        City officials are now threatening the Rosen-
                                                                                                                                         wald Building with demolition that sparked a
                                                                                                                                         Press Conference & Rally Thursday, October
                                                                                                                                         31, 12 noon, on the corner of 47th & Michigan
officers get away for                                                                                                                    Avenue.
shooting at the Black                                                                                                                      Supporting the total rehab of the building,
                                                                                                                                         present at the press/rally will be Dr. Peter As-
couple. Even though                                                                                                                      coli, grandson and biographer of Julius
Judge Eugene Pincham                                                                                                                     Rosenwald. Also expected to attend is dece-
                                                                                                                                         dents of Booker T. Washington opposing the
says he should be re-                                                                                                                    demolition, keeping with the wishes of Julius
tained. Under the law                                                                                                                    Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington who
Crane did the right thing.                                                                                                               were major developers of the building. The
                                                                                                                                         building located on the 47th Street re-
   Rod Blagojevich the Democratic
                                                                                                                                         development strip is listed on the National
nominee for governor, neither
                                                                                                                                         Registry for Historic Places. Historicans said
GOP nominee Jim Ryan took a
                                                                                                                                         it is the last vestige that links us to our
public position on Judge Crane. A
                                                                                                                                         historical past from slavery to present day.
sign of what voters may expect            3rd Ward Republican Committeeman Bobbie Johnson, a former tenant of the Rosenwald building
from a prospective governor.                                                                                                               The immediate reality is that in April 2000
                                          and Program Director for Teen Cyber Tech Cafe' was part of a Chicago delegation traveled to    when CHAC started the proceedings to vacant
   South Street Journal, in the same      Cleveland, Ohio to attend the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference in which the
way that Jesse Jackson Sr. endorsed                                                                                                      the property the 451-unit building was occu-
Bobby Rush and Roland Burris;                                                                                                                   by mostly Section 8 and displaced
here's an endorsement of princi-            On 47th Street the Quest to save                Grand Blvd, Bronzeville—Bobbie Johnson, 3rd Robert Taylor Homes residents.
ples. However, Blagojevich says he                                                          Ward Republican Committeeman supported         Alone with many community representa-
                                          the "Rosenwald", One of the first by a city-wide coalition charged an immediate tion, the rally is unfolding as a political fight
has a sincere passion for the issues
in Black community.                          workforce housing complexes Reality verses Political Immediacy addressing with unannounced mayoral candidate Paul
                  (Continued on page 9)   built in America for working class the Michigan Boulevard Garden Apartments, Jakes, alone with 3rd ward candidates Kenny
                                                                                            commonly known as the Rosenwald Building.
                                                    African Americans                                                                                                              (Continued on page 4) ~

 Exploratory committee to announce                                                                                        Farrakhan: on D.C. sniper
                                                                                                                          Former member violates Islamic teachings

 Jakes candidacy far mayar
                   Donnell Robinson
                                                                                                                             "It is horrific for
                                                                                                                          us to learn that some-
                                                                                                                          one who once was a
                                                                                                                          part of our ranks may
                                                                                                                                                                         guilty of such murder
                                                                                                                                                                         violates Islamic te^
                                                                                                                                                                          ings, "Nowhere Irr
                                                                                                                                                                         teachings of Islam, and
                                                                                                                          be involved in some-                            of the Honorable
                     Staff Writer                                                                                         thing as horrific as                            Elijah      Muhammad,
(Chicago) - Prospective candidate Paul Jakes had                                                                          this." said the Honor-                         would we countenance
high spirit in his message when addressed the "Stop                                                                       able Minister Louis                            any man taking the
the War" rally in Chicago loop. He carried on the                                                                         Farrakhan.                                      lives of innocent hu-
spirit as he accepted the backing of the Accountabil-                                                                        Maryland officials                          man beings,"
ity Committee (TAC). The momentum was boosted                                                                             on Oct. 25 charged                                  "I and we grieve for
again with the Chicago Defender editorial the                                                                             John Allen Williams,                           the serrstrWs^Joss of
position that Jakes can win. "But only if we get                                                                          also known as John                               ife and with liTT-^.
behind him."                                                                                                              Muhammad, 41, and                              families        that lost
   " However, the closest Jakes will official announce                                                                    teen John Lee Malvo                            loved. But we also
his candidacy will come on Friday, November 1, at                                                                         with six counts of                             grieve for Williams,
Bethel AME Church 4448 S. Michigan Ave. at 6:30                                                                           first-degree murder                            also known as John
pm, where an Exploratory Committee will start the                                                                          in the shootings. A Minister Louis Farrakhan Muhammad's,              first
process to gain the momentum of Clergy, Business                                                                          third man, reportedly                          wife and his son and
                                                          candidate." Said Arty. Bob Anderson a member of
and Community Support.                                                                                                     co-owner of a blue Chevrolet Ca- his second wife and their three
                                                          Jakes Exploratory Committee.
     Impatient, some members of the community are                                                                          price the pair was caught in, was children, who will have to grow
                                                              Speaking before the Task Force for Black Politi-             arrested as a material witness Oct. up and live with whatever comes
waiting for Jakes to make the official announcement.
                                                          cal Empowerment, Jakes said. "This is not about me.              26.                                 from the trial of these two per-
 Including members of TAC.
                                                          This is a calling and a draft. I will be an instrument              Farrakhan said the accused sons.
     "That announcement will be in line with an action    to carry this movement forward."
 plan for new voters, the money and leaders to stand                                                                       deadly D.C-area sniper has had         "Members of his family said,
                                                              Jakes is expected to be present at the rally that is         no link with the Nation of Islam 'This is not the John that I knew.'
 tall, and the resources of TV, radio, polling, and fo-
 cus groups to give the voters a full picture of the                                           (Continued on page 5)       for over three years and anyone                       (Continued on page 7)

                                     South Street Journal                                      e d o m o f t h e [ r e s s is n o t |

                         A Crystal Ball of terrorism the past                                         ^ o u t h Street     Journal's
                                                                                                                                                     Political Black Summit
                        Cointelpro Specter, Haunts of Black
                                                                 With Frances M. Beal
                               Today the U.S. of America is at a point of imbalance
                                                                                                                                                     called for Nov. 16
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                                                       Continued on page 8                     Sunday, December 1, 2002 At Harris YWCA
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                                      October 31—November 13, 2 0 0 2                        South Street Journal

     Page                                                                                                                                                     Children who participate in early
                                                                       Chicago Head Start Program gives Moms                                                  learning experiences such as
                                                                                                                                                              Head Start out-perform other
                                                                          as well as Kids a head start in life
  The UnZip
                                                                                                                                                              students, their I.Q.'s are five
                                                                                                                                                              times higher, and they are two
                                                                                                                                  years ahead in reading and 1.5 years ahead in math. Thirty-
                                                                                                                                  five percent of these students went on to attend college,
                                          by the Weatherman                                                                       which was 2.5 times the rate of their peers without the aid of

M          erchandise Mart Properties, Inc. is willing to settle
           the community of activist George Blakemore for
 $3,5000, based on guardput him out of the building, Blake-
                                                                                                                                  early childhood education services (Abecedarian Project
                                                                                                                                      In addition, the children showed improvement in pre-
 more complaint is of equal access to the Merchandise Mark,                                                                       reading skills such as letter recognition, expanded work
 denied due to his race, Rastifarian look and his perceived                                                                       knowledge, phonemic awareness, knowledge and significant
 housing status of looking (homeless). Mr. Blakemore's next                                                                       gains in social skills (Head Start Family and Child Experi-
 target is Starbucks.                                                                                                             ences Survey [FACES] results).
 While the nation's attention was focused on New York and                                                                             In conjunction with Head Start, the City of Chicago also
 Washington Tuesday, Detroit took a major step toward elect-                                                                      provides family literacy and career planning programs to
 ing a new mayor. Former State House Minority Leader                                                                              enable mothers to contribute more to their children's devel-
 Kwame Kilpatrick (D) now Mayor ofDetroit was in Chicago                                                                          opment, as well as realize a better life for their families.
 recently took 51 percent of the vote Nineteen other candidates                                                                   Parents are offered GED tutoring, computer training, Eng-
 split the remainder of the votes.                                                                                                lish as a Second Language courses, vocational training, etc.
                                                                                                                                  In exchange for their living allowance, parents who do ex-
                                                                       Chicago has 2,374 Head Start slots; currently many of      tremely well in the program are recruited as mentors and as
                                                                   those slots remain unfilled. While the Head Start program      volunteers in Head Start and other child care facilities.
                                                                   is of vital importance, many caregivers do not know that the
                                                                                                                                      Various Head Start Programs still have openings. These
                                                                   Head Start program exists or fully understand the broad-
                                                                                                                                  include neighborhoods such as: Englewood, West Engle-
                                                                   range of its services. Head Start programs nationwide have
                                                                                                                                  wood, East Garfield Park, West Garfield Park, Lower West
                                                                   served close to 18 million children and families since its
                                                                                                                                  Side, Humboldt Park, Greater Grand Crossing, Austin,
                                                                   inception in 1965. or the The Head Start program has
                                                                                                                                  North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Logan Square, Uptown
                                                                   helped improve the lives of tens of thousands of Chicago
                                                                                                                                  and New City. Those interested in enrolling in the Head
                                                                   children and their parents who live below the poverty level.
                                                                                                                                  Start program should call 1 (800) 239-9957.

                                                                   protest on lack of        Walgreen co. donates one million read-
 A Spanish medical team's study released in Madrid in has          eiacks at soiiders Field jng eyeglasses to Africa
 shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical Civic activist Eddie Read will be
 in marijuana, destroys tumors in lab rats. Not news to the U. leading community representatives to
 S. government. A study in Virginia in 1974 yielded similar     Chicago Sports Authority meeting on
 results but was suppressed by the DEA, shut down the Vir-      Friday November 1, to address the
 ginia study and allfurther cannabis research. In 1983 the      lack of Black contractors on the Sol-
 Reagan/Bush administration tried to persuade U.S. universi- diers Field Project.
 ties and researchers to destroynll, carmaqis research worn
                                   an                              Read toured the contraction site
 done between 1966 and 1976, including compendiums in li- with State Representatives Lu Jones
 braries. In 1976, President Gerald Ford put an end to all      and Charles Morrow, where they wit-
 public cannabis research and granted exclusive research        ness only sever (7) blacks working on
 rights to major pharmaceutical companies.                      the project. In addition, not only out
                                                                of State workers from Iowa and Cali-
  White supremacist Matt Hale and his World Church pffhe fornian working but contractors from
 Creator (WCOTC), who lead a Nazi rally in Chicago this         out of the country from Australia.
 past summer should know there may be a Jewish/black coali-        Read made the announcement of
 tion coming together next year. Contact Mr. Hale http://       the meeting on WVON Radio for
 www. tao. ca/~dominion/wcotc/
                                                                community support to secure a fair
f^ 911 Lottery tickets won on Sept. 11, 2002 in the New York representation of Black contractors .
 states Lottery. Most of the 5,631 winners were quick pick         Sources close to the project in-
 winners. The same amount that was first reportedly died on     formed SSJ that minority representa-
 the day of 911. A coincidence? Yeah just like two jets hitting tion is met by the affirmative action     Pictured I-r: Cong. Danny K. Davis, (7), Bla Ahmed Tnubu, Governor, Lagos State,
 the Trade Center. Surprised, but not bizarre. Now, Congres- goals of 25%. Agencies officially rep-       Nigeria; Edward H. King, director, Government and Community Relations, Walgreen
                                                                                                          Co.; Leke Pitan, Honorable Commissioner for Health Lagos State, Nigeria
 sional Intelligence Committee members have said President resenting Black and other minority
                                                                                                              The Walgreen Company in conjunction with Congressman Danny K. Davis (D.,
 Bush has presented no factual evidence proving that link 911 groups' as part of the Over Sight
                                                                                                          7th), announced plans to donate one million reading eyeglasses to several African
 to Iraq. Even the President separates 911 from an imminent committee are the Target Group, Chi-
                                                                                                          countries to help reduce the burden of illiteracy and poor vision in Africa.
 Irpj/i threat - and here's the proof President Bush sees 911 cago Urban League, and Black Con-
                                                                tractors United.                              During a press conference Walgreens drugstore at Laramie and Madison pre-
      Iraq as separate, on September 24, he lowered the do-
                                                                   However,         Read      stated.     sented sample of the eyeglasses to Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Lagos State,
 mestic "risk of terrorist attacks"fromorange to yellow! If the
                                                                                                          Nigeria. The country will receive about 400,000 eyeglasses. The other countries to
 Iraqi threat was imminent, wouldn't the "risk of terrorist at- "Everything, not a white man is a mi-
                                                                                                          receive eyeglasses are Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Senegal, Zimbabwe and Tanza-
 tacks" have at least remained the same - on orange - or even nority. That does not address Black
                                                                representation.                           nia.
  been raised to Red?
                                                                   Joining in with Read is the newly          Cong. Davis' African Affairs and Health Task Forces have identified seven Afri-
   Some elected officials would be glad ifLuanna Peterson       formed Voice Of the ExOffeners,           can countries to receive varying numbers of eyeglasses.
  go back to Washington D. C. after Nov. 5th, election serv- who have been addressing many con-               Walgreen Co. will facilitate the shipping of the eyeglasses from its warehouse in
  ing as Rod Blagojevich deputy campaign manager. Their         struction issues around the city.         Illinois to eastern U.S. ports.
  concern she^might gettnvajyed in some aldermanic races.                                                     For more information about the African Eyeglass Initiative call: 312-567-9830.
  Word is she plans to stick aroundfor the victory agenda of
  Blagojevich election. Which means stay in Chicago.
                                                                        For Comit                  oner                                                       Elect The Best.
 The US Secretary of Education, Rod Paige has honored two
 Chicago area teachers into the 11th Annual National Teach-
 ers Hall ofFame. Recognized with eight other inductees were                    METROPOLITAN WATER
 Janice Gould, an art teacher at Lawrence Hall Youth Ser-
 vices and Dr. Emiel Hamberlin, a biology and horticulture
 teacher at Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable High School, with
 their all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. and Emporia,
 Kansas (corporate headquarters ofthe NTHF). They also
 were awarded gifts including a$l, 000 stipend and a$l, 000
 scholarship for a student in their school district, a Hall of
 Fame signet ring and lapel pin, and numerous educational
 products and materials.
 The University of Chicago must have seen the writing on the
 walls of their lack ofBlack student enrollment. They are now
 doing a recruitment drive. But word is their construction
 projects is better than their Black Students., 7 out of a 100.
 Happy Birthday to SSJpublisher and editor Ron Carter, and
 his younger brother Dwayne born on October 31, and Har-
 old lM£Q^onNovember 1, andKishaShavers of WVONon
 NovemberXWordis Ms. Carter not a scorpion but had the
 bug oftfjjjjf^jifmkicking her rhythm twice..
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                                                                                                                                                                   In a national comparison of Chi-

                                                                                       Chicago Elections Bd.                                                     cago; Mayoral candidates in New
                                                                                                                                                                 York, Boston, and Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                 need only 7,500, 3,000, and 1,000

                                                                                        Reverses Position,                                                       signatures respectively. For Illi-
                                                                                                                                                                 nois statewide offices such as
                                                                                                                                                                 Governor and U.S. Senator, the
                                                                                      Defends 25,000 Signature requirement to thwart                             requirement is 5,000. And in
                                                                                              Challengers to Richard Daley                                        1995, prior to the General Assem-
                                                                                    in a national comparison, Chicago.                                           bly's changes, the requirement for
                                                                                                                                                                 Chicago citywide candidates was
                                                                                    Mayoral candidates in:
                                                                                                                                                                 only 2,261.
                                                                                    New York,                     7,500                                            TAC is calling on the Board of
                                                                                    Boston,                       3,000                                          Elections to abandon its defense
                                                                                    Los Angeles                    1,000                                         of the lawsuit to lower the signa-
                                                                                    Illinois statewide offices,   5,000                                          ture requirement. TAC is also
                                                                                    Before the General Assembly changed the law in 1995                          calling on Richard Daley, City
                                                                                    Chicago Mayoral candidates 2,261.                                            Clerk James Laski, and City
                                                                                     In a startling reversal of its po-   citizens and businesses seeking to     Treasurer Judith Rice to support
                                                                                  sition, the Chicago Board of Elec-      energize Chicago's February            the reforms.
                                                                                  tions has with to court to defend       2003 election, supports the law-         Mayor Daley press office did not
William Davis, (Front Row, Right) spokesman for Coalition to Save The Met,        its 25,000-signature requirement        suit. Aldermen William Beavers         return calls to state his position on
stands with Jonnie Richardson, wife of Rev. Theodore Richardson, retired          for citywide candidates' nominat-       and Ed Smith, Rainbow/PUSH,            Chicago's relatively new election
pastor of Metropolitan Community Church for 40 years, announces a filing of       ing petitions. The Board's Chair-       League of Women Voters, Chi-           law: Nor has he made comments
a lawsuit to present the systematic dismantling and demolition of the land-       man Langdon Neal said earlier           cago Southside NAACP, The Chi-         in support or oppose the 25,000-
mark church.
                                                                                  the requirement is "'excessive'         cago Defender, Chicago Sun-            signature requirement for city-
                                                                                  and should be reduced," and             Times, Chicago Tribune, South          wide candidates'.

Fight to Save Historic                                                            spokesman Tom Leach said,
                                                                                  "We've had conversations about
                                                                                  [people] filing a lawsuit against
                                                                                                                          Street Journal and Daily South
                                                                                                                          Town, and other organizations
                                                                                                                          have also called for reforming the
                                                                                                                                                                   "As Chicago's chief elected offi-
                                                                                                                                                                 cial, Mr. Daley should have an
                                                                                                                                                                 opinion on this issue," says

Church moves from                                                                 the Board and taking a neutral
                                                                                  position." But now, the Board is
                                                                                  defending what The Accountabil-
                                                                                                                          signature requirement.
                                                                                                                           "We are shocked but not sur-
                                                                                                                          prised by the Board's reversal,"
                                                                                                                                                                 Crosby, "Does he support the
                                                                                                                                                                 Board's requirement that candi-
                                                                                                                                                                 dates must gather 25,000 signa-

Community Streets to Court                                                        ity Committee (TAC) calls an un-
                                                                                  fair policy.
                                                                                                                          says Bruce Crosby, TAC Co-
                                                                                                                          Convener. "The Board's Com-
                                                                                                                                                                 tures? Does he think this is fair?
                                                                                                                                                                 Candidate-access to the ballot is
                                                                                       The Board filed a defense          missioners are appointed by the        central to our democracy, and
Grand Blvd.—The Coalition to               Metropolitan congregation for 40        brief in U.S. District Court be-       Cook County Democratic Party,          Chicagoans deserve to know Mr.
Save the Met filed a lawsuit in            years, and declared that the com-       fore Judge Charles R. Norgle in        and Mike Madigan and the De-           Daley's stance on this issue."
Cook County Circuit Court                  munity would not allow the              response to a lawsuit filed by         mocrats in the Illinois General        Ideally, Mr. Daley will join the
against Rev. Leon Perry III, trus-         church to be demolished. "This is       Chicago citizens who are candi-        Assembly changed Chicago's             chorus of voices that is calling for
tees of the Church and other par-          a community effort," Davis said.        dates for citywide office in 2003.     election law to make it more diffi-    reform. To prepare for upcoming
ties to prevent demolition of the          "We are not going to stand by and       Their lawsuit alleges that the         cult for candidates, independents,     court proceedings, TAC is lining
historic 113-year-old facility. This       watch another one of our impor-         25,000-requirement unduly bars         and new parties."                      up local and national voter rights
is the latest chapter in a battle to       tant historical landmarks disap-        their participation in the electoral                                          advocates, and Mr. Daley is en-
                                                                                                                           "The Party that likely stole the
save one of Chicago's most sig-            pear. The decision to tear down         process and is therefore unconsti-                                            couraged to testify as well, in sup-
                                                                                                                          1960 Presidential election is at it
nificant historic structures.              this structure was made capri-          tutional.                                                                     port of a lower signature require-
                                           ciously. That decision will not                                                again - - trying to steal Chicago
   On October 24, 2002, Preserva-                                                     TAC, a citywide coalition of        for Richard Daley."                    ment.
tion Chicago, a prominent archi-           stand."
tectural advocacy group, ranked               "My grandfather first joined
Metropolitan Community Church              this church in 15*30," Richardson
as number three on its list of Chi-        said. "Five generations of my
cago's Seven Most Threatened
   William Davis, spokesman for
the Coalition, stood outside the
                                           family have been members here
                                           and I am still a member in good
                                           standing to this day. This building
                                           was built 113 years ago. It has
shuttered Metropolitan Commu-              stone exterior walls that are six to
nity Church holding the hand of            eight inches thick. It was built to
Johnie Richardson, the eighty-             last a thousand years. So, at one
year-old wife of Rev. Theodore             hundred thirteen, this is still a
                                           new building with plenty of life
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                                                                          The Rosenwald Building
                                                                          (Continuedfrom page I)

                                       =»=-inceniie$                    Sawyer and Pat Dowell. Johnson,
                                                                        who is also was a member of the
                                                                        building council stated she is
                                                                        working as the Committeeman,
                                            Market                      and says she has a "Rosenwald
                                                                        Re-development Plan" that in-
 7900 S. Vincennes Ave.                                                 cludes a cooperative, mixed use
                                                                        complex for seniors, the physically
 Chicago, II. 60620                                                     challenged, market rate, Section 8
                                                                        and community residents making
 773-651-3149                                                           the transition from lwelfare-to-
   Serving the Community since 1955 "Busienss People that Care          work-to-mortgage'
      Restaurant and Convenient Grocery with Packaged Goods,
                                                                           The City officials in collabora-
 Play the Lottery Here: Plenty of well lighted parking
                                                                        tion with the Chicago Housing
 Open 365 days of the year, open 7:00 am to 2:00 am Authority inspected the building
  Sponsors of all major neighborhood programs: educational, politi      and found it not livable. With the
     cal, artistic, musical,, athletic, school, c* ;-ches, fourndatons, threat to the public health and a
                       journalism and scholarships.                     hazard tenants of the building was
                               79th vincennes.                          vacated in 2000 within three                                                                Photo by Bronzeville oOnline
                                                                                                            Bruce Crosby, Accountability Committee; Kenny Sawyer, 3rd ward candidate, Rene
                                                                        months. It alarmed community
                                                                                                            Maxwell, Coalition to Protect Public Housing, Theresa Hoy, former tenant of the
                                                                        residents with a questionable in- Rosenwald, Gerri Oliver, Pat Dowell, 3rd ward candidate, Lee Walker, New Coalition,
    ANNOUNCING! 1111 i                                                  tend as a land grab. However, the Pat Hill, Accountability candidate, John Paul John, Greater Englewood Task Force
                                                                        building had years of deterioration and, Front roll at mic Kathy Thomas, GOP candidate with Bobbie Johnson, leading
                                             r                          and drugs distribution activity. the press conference and rally to save the Rosenwald Building on 47th Street.
  Tony""&Tair s                                                         One of the business tenants, Finer Preservation Conference.                       One of the first tenants, Mrs.

  Wireless Communications
                                                                        Foods, is in the process of suing       The Landmark Preservation Howard, 97, a former resident of
                                                                        for false inspections of the build- Council of Illinois put the Rosen- the building says; "They were
                                                                        ing; forcing him out of business.    wald on a list of the 10 most en- spending too much money trying
     UNLIMITED TALK PLANS                                                  Theresa Hoy, a former tenant of dangered historic structures in the to house working black folks who
                                                                        the building said she is pleased state. And the National Trust for came from down south so they
     PRE-PAY CELLULAR                                                   with her new apartment and away Historic Preservation intent to use built this building."
     CELLULAR ACCESSORIES                                               from the menace activity. "But their resources to save the Rosen-                 "My husband was a Pullman
      NEXTEL PHONE REPAIRS                                              what choice did they give us. wald building according to John- Porter, he and the other men in the
      CORPORATE ACCOUNTS WELCOME                                        When the building is not kept up son.                                          building pool their monies to-
                                                                        surely a person would want to           Richard Moe, President of the gether and started the Illinois Ser-
                                                                        move. It was a shame the way the National Trust announced a new vice Federal Credit Union right
  7 2 2 9 S. STONY ISLAND                                               moved people out so cruel.           initiative which is being kick off here in the building."
    CHICAGO, 1L 6 0 6 4 9                                                  According to the Lakefront Out- called "Work Force Housing. This               That historical credit union is
                                                                        look, the city owns the Rosenwald initiative will institute the devel- now Illinois Service Federal Bank,
                                                                        and it is maintained by Aid. Doro- opment of affordable housing a black bank still residing in the

                    V«ceStrmn                                           thy Tillman ally, Elzie Higginbot- stock for the working poor using Bronzeville community.
                                                                        tom, head of East Lake Manage- the Historic Tax Credit and the                    Johnson said. "With $1.6 billion
                                                                        ment. Tillman, H^gginbottom nor; Low Income Tax Credit. HOPE in federal money and an open-
                                                                        the City return SSJ calls in time VI, HUD's Neighborhood Net- ended commitment from Mayor
                                                                        for deadline.                        works initiative, TIF and other Daley, we would like to use some
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(Continuedfrom page 1)                 endorsed Jakes' potential run.            who stand for right to join us as      ever, he has a political and gov-                 However, source ~~
                                          "That's expected." Said Cleve-         they always ask us to join them        ernment back ground ranging                     Black candidate is to ,
                                       land Little, a community and po-          during their election."                from 1981 as a civil rights leader              the November 5, general <;.

Jakes                                  litical activist. "One person that           Bruce Crosby co-convener of         with then Operation PUSH, Dis-                  The source also indicates that per-
                                       can get the most Black leaders            TAC and a member of Jakes ex-          trict manager under former Cong.                son would be a front to divide the
                                       together today is Mayor Daley. As         ploratory committee said. "Jakes       Gus Savage, and worked for city                 Black community.
                                       Thomas "TNT' Todd says it:                has the consensus of our commu-        government. "Frankly, the people                  Reports are Mayor Daley has
billed for aldermanic candidates       'they are not selling us out, they        nity in his leadership. His actions    of Chicago both Black and White,                conducted a poll of prospected
and the public.                        are giving us away'.                      have always spoken louder than         will remember what he has done                  black candidates that could give
   "Some of us haven't been in the                                               his words. Moreover, in this in-       in all those areas," Said Crosby.               him a challenge. "Jakes was not
                                           With the lack of black elected
same room together in years,"          officials, Atty. Anderson says.           stance upon announcing he again           Other candidates in the race are             on his list.' Said the source. "This
Jakes explained. "But today, is the    "We are going to fight this. The          is standing when many would not.       Rafael Chagin, Rev. Joseph                      time he (Daley) is not going to
day we are moving forward.             issues and the future are too high           Jakes is most noted for his ac-     McAfee, Pat McAllister, and Rev.                know where we are coming from."
   However, no public official has     not to. And we call on all those          tivism on police matters. How-         Robert Floid Plump.

                                                                                                                                                                        a b l y Committee, who started the
                                                                                                                                                                        process for replacing Daley said.
                                                                                                                                                                        "We will not cut deals to keep us in
                                                                                                                                                                        office at the expense of our peo-
                                                                                                                                                                         Coleman made her statement in
                                                                                                                                                                        the Chicago Defender early Octo-
                                                                                                                                                                        ber, supporting Mayor Daley's
                                                                                                           Bradley            Bashkin                    Mosley-Braun   work in the 16th Ward.
                                                                                                                                                                         Mosley-Braun May Run
                                                                                 Tillman three times said earlier he    Stateway Gardens and Kenny Saw-                  for Office, Even Presi-
                                                                                 now supports Aid. Dorothy Tillman      yer.
                                                                                 reelection. But informed SSJ he                                                         dent
                                                                                 will reconsidered his support chal-
                                                                                                                        Baskin Blast Coleman                             Former U. S. Sen. Carol Mosley-
                                                                                 lenging the candidates to address      on Daley Support                                 Braun, has not ruled out running
                                                                                 the lack of black construction         Hal Baskin a third time candidate                for Mayor, reported the National
                                                                                 workers doing city projects in the     for alderman of the 16th ward                    Newspaper Publishers Assoc,
                                                                                 third ward. Candidate Pat Dowell       launched out on Aid. Shirley Cole-               including the Democratic nomina-
                                                                                 who campaigned on 47th street          man on her support for Mayor                     tion for president in 2004. Mosley
                                                                                 stated she welcome Bradley to          Richard Daley. "This is why the                  Braun stated supporters are en-
                                                                                 open his eyes to understand,           16th ward needs a Representative                 couraging her to advance to public
                                                                                 Tillman is not an issue in the cam-    that understand the problems peo-                office again and the suggestions
                                                                                 paign. "Her term is up. The com-       ple face in this ward.                           range from running for re-election
                                                                                 munity has basically declared that        "When elected the only debt I                 to the United States Senate in '04
                                                                                 already. It is a matter of who Brad-   have to repay, is to the people that             to running for president of the
  3rd Ward Aldermanic candidate pat Dowell (right) gathers signatures for her
  nominating petitions from 47th Street business owner Rudolph Alleyme. Dowell   ley and the other members will         voted me in office. Not the Mayor.               United States in '04," Mosley-
  has launched a door-to-door campaign, greeting residents and business in her   chose to support as the new alder-     We have the strength, independ-                  Braun tells NNPA.
  bid to unseat sitting Alderman Dorothy Tillman.                                man." She added "His challage is       ence, intelligence, and integrity to               However, raising funds for the
                                                                                 more of an reinforcement like other    do the right thing by the people and             office of US Senate is State Sena-
                                                                                                                                                                         tor Barka Obama.
  "Gator" Bradley                         support to Tillman                     voters of the ward.,.                  for the people. Coleman has not
                                                                                                                        went through a process to make a                 To read the rest of this article,
                                                                                    Other candidates in the race is                                                     visit BlackPressUSA a/.http://
  may reconsider his                       ^ t ^ Z Z ? ^                         former candidate Dorothy Oliver of     discussion like that.
                                                                                                                          Baskin a member of The Account-               www.kpressusa.com/News/Article

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                                                                                              22 Black aldermen, Daley appointed                          Chicago Wards Political Line-up
        Black leadership Summit                                                               12. Which for the most part are loyal
                                                                                              to him before the voters of the ward.
                                                                                                 Off the record, one aldermanic
                                                                                                                                                          Jesse D. Granato
                                                                                                                                                                                 Race       Register voters Known political position
                                                                                                                                                                               Hispanic 25,898

        Nov. 16 te follow Atlanta                                                                                                                   2     Madeline Haithcock Black      28,140           Appointed
                                                                                              staffer pointed out that. "Those ap-
                                                                                                                                                     3    Dorothy Tillman       Black   26,469 A p p o i n t e d , H. Washington
                                                                                              pointed to Daley will never be pro-
                                                                                                                                                    4     Toni Preckwinkle      Black   29,545
                                                                                              gressive. The issue is right only if
                                                                                                                                                    5     Leslie Hairston       Black
        Cong. McKinney address to Chicago                                                     the check is right."
                                                                                                 Black elected officials know it has                6     Freddrenna m. Lyle Black
                                                                                                                                                                                        38,191           Appointed
                                                                                                                                                     7    William M. Beavers    Black   33,389
        Ujima Political Action Committee          (Gadlin) Shakur ask, "What the city         a problem on its hands. State Rep.
                                                                                                                                                    8     Todd H. Stroger       Black   39,595           Appointed
       and Kennedy King Student Gov-              is doing to poor residents is indefen-      Connie Howard pointed out it is a
                                                                                                                                                     9    Anthony Beale         Black   36,775
        ernment will host Atlanta Con-            sible and inexcusable--and with fur-        matter of finance as well. "The one
                                                                                              who pays for the campaign chest                       10    John A. Pope          White   27,146           Appointed
       gresswoman Cynthia McKinney to             ther examination it may even be ille-
                                                                                              normally controls the candidate and                   11    James A. Balcer       White   22,112           Appointed
       Chicago. She will be discussing her        gal.
                                                                                              has the clout with the official."                     12    Ray Frias           Hispanic 12,145
        recent defeat at the hands of what           She went on to report, more egre-
       many say groups outside the Black          gious wrong, is how Chicago's civil            "The Black community must start                    13    Frank Olivo           White   25,228
       community and what it means for            rights, religious, political and quasi-     putting money in their candidates                     14    Edward m. Burke       White    13,835
       the future of Black independent poli-      militant leadership has been silent.        with their votes."                                    15    Theodore Thomas       Black    26,893
       tics. The event will take place on            "Even the Chicago Urban League,             At one point during last Novem-                    16    Shirley Coleman       Black    24,899
        Saturday, November 9, 1:00—5:30           which sits a stone's throw away from        ber, the Black Caucus had a light of                  17    Latasha R. Thomas Black       34,968           Appointed
       pm at Kennedy King College, Inter-         Robert Taylor Homes with its $7             a united front regarding their wards                  18    Thomas W Murphy       White   34,585
       national Room 6800 S. Wentworth.           million budget and superior research        remap. In response, it beefed up its                  19    Virginia A. Rugai     White   36,775           Appointed
        Admission is Free.                        and lobbying skills, offers nothing.        public image during the ward remap                    20    Arenda Troutman       Black   25,058           Appointed
          However, with the aftermath of          The NAACP? Forget about it."                with political consultant Demarie                     21    Rev. Leonard Deville Black    43,327           Appointed
       McKinney speaking to Chicago,                 She continued to point out despite       Cobb.                                                 22    Ricardo Munoz        Hispanic 15,553
       progressive political activist and the     the obvious civil and human rights             Dr. Conrad Worrill stated that it                  23    Michael R. Zalewski White      30,240
       public at large will gather again for a    violations, not even the Rainbow/           was the long over due leadership the                  24    Michael D. Chandler Black      35,243
       Black Political Leadership Summit          PUSH Coalition, Nation of Islam, or         community has been waiting for                        25    Daniel Solis         Hispanic 19,019
       to take place the following Saturday,      National Black United Front-all             from Black aldermen." However,                        26    Billy Ocasio         Hispanic 23,924           Appointed
       November 16, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm,           headquartered in Chicago—has taken          after the ward remap was over the                     27    Walter Burnett, Jr.   Black    30,005          Appointed
       at the Centers for Inner City Studies,     up the plight. "And let's not talk          united front filled aside.                            28    Ed H. Smith           Black    31,994
       700 East Oakenwald.                        about the body of churches—                    The goals of Summit are to ad-                     29    Isaac S. Chandler     Black   27,644
          The Summit is a call to action          preachers with ten and twenty thou-         dress leadership over the next 3                      30    Michael A. Wojcik     White    19,719
       addressing the February 2003 elec-         sand people congregations."                 months. The Summit is to address                      31    Ray Suarez           Hispanic 19,310
       tion according to Randy Evans,                Evans said. "We need solutions.          the 22 blacks wards in Chicago with                   32    Theodore Matlak       White    32,306
       member of the Ujima Political Ac-          We know there is a need to call for         approximately 800,000 Black voters                    33    Richard F. Mell       White    17,176
       tion Committee, who called the             action. For those of us who know,           in Chicago.                                           34    Carrie Austin         Black   41,483           Appointed
       summit, along with Ron Carter, pub-        there's a movement waiting and                 What has happened is because too                   35    Vilma Colom           White   21,646
       lisher of SSJ called the meeting as a      there is room for all of us on the          many Black people do not see a rela-                  36    William J.P. Banks    Black   30,250
       quick follow-up to the expected road       frontline. This is the focus of this        tionship between their vote and any                   37    Emma Mitts            Black   30,158           Appointed
       map that McKinney will outline for         Black Leadership Summit."                   change in their lives; the process has                38    Thomas R. Allen       White   27,381
       Chicago to avoid.                             "If we don't act now, our problem        turned off a lot of people. However,                  38    Margaret C. Laurino White     23,530
          As in the sixties and seventies,        may be worse than the issue of At-          on the other hand, if we do not vote,                 40    Patrick J.O. 'Connor White    22,448
       black aldermen was identified as the       lanta." Evans said.                         we yield the field to the other side.                 41    Brain Doherty         White   36,739
       "Silent 6." Black aldermen then un-           "No one can argue that something         We yield the field particularly to the                42    Burton F. Natarus     White   34,164
       der the late Mayor Richard J. Daley        needs to be done to change how our          Right-wing conservative.                              43    Vi Daley              White    34,226
       is a reflection to the present alder-      leadership functions in this city. But         Carter said. "With Black voters it                 44    Bernard Hasen         White    33,175
       men now amounts into a full-scale          what amazes many is how compla-             is not a matter of providing the mar-                 45    Patrick J. Levar      White    30,148
       crisis for the Black Chicago inde-         cent the overall populace has be-           gins of victory for elections in Chi-                 46    Helen Shiller         White   27,830
       pendence to address direct issues          come." Evans pointed out.                   cago. Blacks are the deciding factor.                 47    Eugene C. Schulter White      30,340
       facing the community.                         Political activist, Richard Burnett      That's all to it."                                    48    Mary Ann Smith        White   26,529
          "Where art thou Black Leader-           adds that the voters at times are a            For info, call 773/434-2306.                       49    Joseph A. Moore       White   20,003
       ship?" an article by Stephanie             reflection of the leadership. Of the                                                              50    Bernard L. Stone      White   23,050
                                                                                                                                                          Total city voters            1,409,492

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City Budget Farrakhan:                                                           ment activist and longtime friend
                                                                                 and associate of Min. Farrakhan.
                                                                                    The accused sniper was in bad
                                                                                                                         members of the media and the
                                                                                                                         American people, Timothy
                                                                                                                         McVeigh confessed that he was a
                                                                                                                                                                and later a small study group"
                                                                                                                                                                   In 1996, at the annual Saviours
   With a $116 million deficit for
                                                                                                                         Christian, but nobody blames the       Day convention, all of the believers
2003, the City of Chicago's $4.7 Bil-
lion budget includes; $195 Million        on D.C. sniper                         standing with the Nation over a
                                                                                 child custody dispute with his sec-     church for his misconduct," he ob-
                                                                                                                         served. Mr. McVeigh was found
                                                                                                                                                                present were given the right to wear
                                                                                                                                                                the name Muhammad, as a sign of
GO Bond for Public Works, Con-                                                   ond wife, who attends a D.C.-area
tinuation of the Annual $200 Million                                             mosque, Min. Farrakhan said. He         guilty of the April 1995 Oklahoma      religious ties to Nation of Islam
                                          And this is not the John that we
"Neighborhood Alive 21" Construc-                                                had not been heard from since           City Federal Building bombing.         patriarch Elijah Muhammad. The
                                          knew. What happened to him,                                                    Likewise, the pastors of those im-
tion Fund for new Police and Fire                                                1999, the Minister said.                                                       name Muhammad means, "one
                                          what caused this remains at pre-                                               prisoned are not linked to their       worthy of praise, and one praised
stations, a layoff of 200 city workers,   sent to me and to us a mystery. It's      "We would all ask that any who
and a possible tax levy increase to                                              is guilty of such be punished to the    crimes, but there is a bias that al-   much," he said.
                                          something that must be probed                                                  lows for Islam to be wrongly at-          The accused sniper's wife at the
shore-up its five (5) municipal pen-      and it must be found. What turns a     fullest extent of the law," Min. Far-
sion funds.                                                                      rakhan added. Under the Nation's        tached to crimes, he said Muslims      time was at the convention. He later
                                          person into a cold killer of inno-                                             already suffer from a stigma and       legally changed his name to Mu-
   The Neighborhood Capital Budget        cent people?" he asked.                teachings, members are not allowed
Group (NCBG) in collaboration with                                                                                       pain of Sept. 11.                      hammad in the courts, the Minister
                                            One of the victims, Ken              to possess any weapon, Min. Farra-
its Community Capital Campaign                                                   khan explained.                            Mr. Williams first attended a       said.
(CCC), a consortium of community
groups for accountability over capital         Leadership on Issues - Leadership on Initiatives - Leadership on Constituent Empowerment
spending and more public investment
in neighborhoods will be assisting
groups to testify at the City's 2003
Budget Hearing. The public hearing              On November 5
will be held, Wednesday, November
6, 2003, 12 noon (following the City
Council Meeting), City Hall - 2nd
                                              *" Punch 66 Re-elect Congressman
Floor Chamber.
   "With over $400 million in un-
spent Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
dollars deposited within 121 TIF dis-
trict accounts, the City is betting you
"close your eyes" to this shell game."
                                              Danny K. Davis
John Paul Jones of the NCBG said.
"People should use this opportunity
to testify before the City Council on
what they expect from government
                                                      Democrat - 7 District
for services, programs and funding
                                                       ^Improving eduction
   The CCC sees the TIF funds as
City hall's own "Shadow Budget" by
                                                       ^c Standing up for working families
its failure to provide details on how
they plan to spend the funds.
                                                       ^ Strengthening social security
   The way the budget is
"Streamline" millions in TIF funds                     ^Protecting the environment
can have little regard to communities
official "redevelopment plan".                         ^Working for quality health care
   "It is important citizens review the
budget with their Alderman to ensure                   ^Fighting for fainess
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                                          Photo by an online technician; a reproduction to the arrogance of war truth.
cops and people looking. I kept                                                                                                     W h o know why Five Israelis             worker, who lives i
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                                                                                     revitalized of Cointelpro, the counter-
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Muhammed's face plastered all over
the television. The media never
says we cannot make sense of what
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                                                                                        Beal points out from the mass peo-
                                         unfold, the United Nations kicked off a ple's movements of the 1960s and
                                                                                                                                  And cracking they sides at the

                                                                                                                                    W h o need fossil fuel when the
                                                                                                                                                                             phone about gambl
                                                                                                                                                                             vey started out aski
                                                                                                                                                                             about state taxes bu
                                                                                                                                                                             analytical question;
                                         world wide online petition drive starting    1970s pressure brought to bear on the                                                  bet is that the surve
makes no sense so we will just                                                                                                 sun ain't goin' nowhere
                                         from France in an effort to avoid a government that eventually led to                                                               to do with Daley's i
show footage of Dr. King or
                                         tragic war.                                 adopting new guidelines, purportedly                                                    about the casino." 1
Ghandi or President Ikeda or                                                                                                        W h o make the credit cards
                                            As the U.S. has backed off bin Lin- designed to curb FBI abuse of people's                                                       said.
Mother Theresa or anybody who                                                                                                  W h o get the biggest tax cut
                                         den and drive attacks on Saudi Hasun, rights. "And today history still is writ-
does not have a rifle or an ink pen                                                                                            W h o walked out of the Conference
                                         the Judicial Watch, a public interest ten for activist who marched on the FBI
to sign a check to buy more might.                                                                                                Against Racism
                                         group that investigates and prosecutes and Justice department against Presi-
No we have to see where he slept or      government corruption and abuse, said dent Bush, saying no to the FBI attacks         W h o killed Malcolm, Kennedy &
what he ate or watch while they          that the Bush administration is continu- on civil rights and liberties charging       his Brother
harass the hell out of his poor ex-      ing a practice of providing the Ameri- there was no vote in Congress. No pub-         W h o killed Dr King, W h o would
wives or whomever else they can          can public with false and misleading lic referendum. Nor there was no judi-
                                                                                                                               want such a thing?
                                                                                                                                                                           | Reparation -1
get their hands on.                      information concerning Islamic terror cial review."                                                                               (for wrong or injui
                                                                                                                                  Are they linked to the murder of
  Now we have Black John and             plans and attacks against the United           Speaking earlier this year, Judicial                                               I Dear Editor;
White John both Americans and             States. They point out the after effects Watch Chairman and General Counsel          Lincoln?                                       j The City Council p
both accused of terrorist acts what      of 911 is still in the mist of the citizens Larry Klayman said. "Our FBI Director                                                    nance by a vote of 4
                                                                                                                                    W h o invaded Grenada
                                         rights in the mist of President Bush's and Attorney General, who have proven                                                         and understanding o
the Sam Hill is happening. Maybe                                                                                               W h o made money from apartheid
                                         Homeland Security Plan.                     that they have a hard time telling the
violence is not the                                                                                                                                                           ing the Black comi
                                            Bush in his address to the nation said truth to the American people, and           W h o keep the Irish a colony
answer. Everybody has a reason.                                                                                                                                               look at the ordinance
                                         that the Homeland Security Plan "will should be fired or forced to resign."           W h o overthrow Chile and Nicara-
The people who barged into a                                                                                                                                                 jit answers. The City'
                                         give our government resources in a way         The Judicial Watch reports what is     gua later
Russian theatre with bombs                                                                                                                                                   (greater opportunity I
                                         that is thorough and unified." The De- new is that the FBI is overtly shifting
strapped to their bodies last night                                                                                                 AMIRIB 10/01                            {Reparations movemt
                                         partment of Homeland Security is the from focusing on criminal investiga-
have a reason. The young men who                                                                                                                                             jchief sponsor, D   <
                                         largest reorganization of the federal tions into focusing on counter-
hold it down out here have a reason.                                                                                                                                         ipulled another rabbii
                                         government since the 1940's.                intelligence programs - a code word for
George Bush has a reason.                                                                                                                                                   land made the real r
                                            Judicial Watch reports, "Given their an attack on dissent and on political and detained. Educational institutions,
   But I don't have a reason what I      (Bush Administration) poor track record religious organizations                     homes, and businesses have been                (appear. This ordinam
have is two sons and three               leading up to September 11, the FBI            The Home Land Security is viewed raided. In addition, the FBI has carried           [ism and nothing moi
daughters and I want to live in a        and Justice Department have regrettably by many as the FBI being unleashed on out a massive interrogation campaign oi              jvides no appropriatio
world that is not hell bent on           established a pattern, for obvious politi- people targeted by the Bush administra- people based on race, religion, and eth-         researching the issiK
destroying itself and whatever it        cal purposes, of withholding or not pro- tion. Targeted because of determined nicity.                                              jno consequenceforI
takes to make that happen. Is what       viding accurate information to the political or religious views or affilia-            "The Administration's continued de          jnies whether they coi
I am interested in hearing about and     American public in order to deceive the tions warrant surveillance, infiltration, fiance of constitutional safeguards              jnot. For all her p
reading about and seeing outside.        public of further acts on U.S. soil." and disruption of their personal lives or seems to have no end in sight," stated            jand grandstanding,
                                         They charged the FBI and its Justice the organizations to which they belong.        the dean of the Black Caucus and rank         [Tillman has hurt
   Am I rambling? Too bad.               Department with fraudulent practice            Klayman added, the current Wash- ing member of the House Judiciary                 iReparations moveme
Sometimes we get so caught up in         that must cease.                            ington scandal is not about what the Committee John Conyers (D. Mi.).                  j The ordinance eK  f
the correct this and that we just           National Secretary of the Black Radi- FBI or the CIA knew - which appar- "Any government effort to institutional               jtively ends the put
forget to just stand up and tell the     cal Congress, Frances M. Beal bears ently is plenty - but the fact that the ize the same powers that allowed the                  jdebate in Chicago a
truth. I am frightened. But I am         with caution the 911 and citizens plight FBI and other security agencies refused FBI to wrongfully spy on the activities
                                                                                                                                                                           [contributes nothing
willing to do my part to get the         with the Homeland Security as a reflec- to act on information because of politi- of civil rights organizations and dis-
                                                                                                                             close information on the private affairs      [the movement to gaii
good and the bad guys to just...         tion of the civil rights and the anti-war cal interference from higher ups rooted
                                         movements of the past. He makes notes in the political and economic ties of the of Martin Luther King, Jr.," he contin-           jsideration for the
  Stop killing people.                                                                                                                                                     jdreds of years of a!
                                         to the Cointelpro Specter, a haunts of bin Lindens to the Bush family.              ued, "would constitute an embarrassing
                                         Black America.                                 Since 9-11, thousands of Muslim, step backwards for civil liberties in this        Icommitted agains
  Next issue ofSSJ, Q&A with Ms.            "Clearly, if the rest of the nation has Arab American, and South Asian peo- country."                                         Americans. Reparatii
Beverly 'Oye' Reed, From the past and    amnesia on FBI history, Black America ple have been subjected to the violation         Beal exemplifies what many of the         |ous issue that has I
everything in between from "Girl X" to   does not." says Beal.. "A person who of their civil rights and liberties. Chari- younger Black activists may not knovy           jalong racial lines. W
her Cable program on November 21,        lived through the civil rights battles of table organizations have had their assets is that Cointelpro did only unconstitu-      [lip service.
2002.                                                                                                                                                                     | The point of the ma
                                         the 60s and 70s cannot help but see the seized. Thousands have been illegally                           (Continued on page 16)
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                                                                                                                                (Continuedfrom page 1)

fOcasilVo               Malcolm alikewould "Like bling according to peacefully.
                                          upfrom say,
ng: South Street whatTheAs many peopleXsetgamblingthe "You sufferClarence Terry's: Illi-
; ago, It's like
rote an editorial on
                          game has been
                                                                            nois State Lottery revenues report. Engle-
                                                                                                                                   Blagovick and most de- 9 9 % precincts reporting
                                                                                                                                mocratic candidates re-
                                                                                                                                ceived an overwhelming
                                                                                                                                endorsement with support Burris
                                                                                                                                of a collaboration of estab- Republican
                                                                                                                                lished community/political 9 9 % precincts reporting




llinois Lottery predi-     Mike" and Auntie Eda (Who normally               wood, Roseland, Auburn Gresham, in four                They have put out non- O'Malley             255,401            28%
i poor and mostly Black    wins). Some people just have plain old           Zip Codes: 60617, 60619, 60620, and                 stop campaigning for the     Wood               240,572            27%
                           common sense and good luck. However,             60628- are the biggest spenders, totaling           ticket with no real chal-     ,^^^_^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^_^^__
;fore long approached      the majority are just plain old foolish gam-     more than $80 Million in 2001, and 2002             lengers to the ticket.
Lottery black advertfs-    blers like Mike, without the money to            nearly $84 Million since July. - There are             We give most democrats another stab at the community.
rtising. We were in-       blow.                                            45 other zip codes, including Park —                   Blagojevich admitted, Roland Burris lost the election because of the
 be no advertising in         Chicago and Illinois should join both         Forest, Matteson, and Dolton. Whose zip             color of his skin. From the results of the primary, lets see what hap-
  until the newspaper      governor candidates against gambling in          codes (60466, 60443, and 60419 make for             pens with Roland's votes November 5th.
Dosition. Well SSJ has     Chicago. The state and the city need real        combined lottery revenue of $9 Million in
on, nor have the news-
   paper received an ad
                           economic growth not a chance of people
                           making the wrong discussions. It is mor-
                                                                            2001, and $11 Million so far in 2002 fiscal
                                                                                                                                           Shaw - Meeks Race
                                                                                                                                   The progressive voters in the 15th Senatorial race got a choice on Nov.
   of any kind from that   ally wrong.                                         Predominantly African American or La-            5th. Like children looking at playground fight between Democratic incum-
   agency.                    For poor people and those praying to get      tino, low-income Chicago communities                bent William Shaw and Rev. James Meeks.
      A supporter of SSJ   a piece of the American dream such as            have generated the highest lottery sales in            Two Black leaders fighting over a political agenda for the most part the
   stated later commit-    Chicago Black community, a taste of the                 the state, shows an analysis of Illinois     voters are not aware of. Meeks reportedly has a campaign budget of
   ted to the low cash     results of casino gambling in Chi-                              Lottery records since 1997 re-       $300,000. Shaw on the other hand has the politically conservators of black
   newspaper, "When I      cago is an example of the State                                 ported the Chicago Reporter. In      officials along with renegade political activist supporting him to stop the
   win the lottery I am    Lottery.                                          •           i addition, residents in these com-    political stronghold Meeks would gain with Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
                                                                                          munities spent a higher portion          In that at one political forum they were almost physically fighting. The
   going to give some of      Here's are a sam-                                                                                 verbal political battle that is raging resulted with SSJ being handed ques-
   the money to the        ple of the facts                                           1 1 of their incomes on the lottery
                                                                                          "than people in more affluent ar-     tionable personal background on Meeks. It was very distasteful. If true
   newspaper."             on Gam-                                                                                              raise the political and spiritual leadership of Meeks as the next in line to
     The supporter re-                                                                    eas. In addition, despite the
                                                                                                                                take over RainbowPUSH.
   marks were the re-                                                                     state's recent economic down-            Their campaign is far form a kid game. The sad part is the disunity they
   flection of Alderman                                                     turn, lottery spending has increased; the           did not have enough rational to publicly to say the admitted to sit dowr
   V. Lyle interviewed                                                       reporter found number-bases games of               and discuss their difference. Leaving voters stranded in the middle.
 rter, "Gambling, and                                                         chance have a history in poor, black com-             Even with Meeks radio commercials are questionable to low down po-
 / possibility being of-                                                      munities.                                         litical leadership oppose to a man of God and honesty with ones fellow
 Lotto."                                                                       Illinois proposed a statewide numbers            man. Both are portraying themselves as the wrong candidate with rhetoric
                                                                              game in 1972 as a way to fund schools.            rather than a political agenda for the people. That's what is running under
 lyor Daley's idea of                                                                                                           a political party is all about.
 Chicago. However,                                                           Yet, the school system in Chicago still has
                                                                              a cloud of neglect. If the city is in a state         Shaw is challenging his whims of the senate, which he consider excep-
  announcement a                                                                                                                tionally risky. Pointing out what is at stake is control of both the House
 formed by a co-                                                             of depending on its citizens misfortunate
                                                                             loses for economic development like it is          and the Senate. But if Meeks do will, he would for the most part support
  the 10th Ward, that                                                                                                           the existing legislative agenda of the Illinois Black Caucus.
  was surveyed by                                                            done to parking tickets then the Mayor
                                                                                    and the poll survey conducted is a              The Republican Party has appointed it's candidate with the chance that
 lg and taxes. The sur-                                                                                                         the White Demarcates in the south suburbs would skip over to vote for the
 g general questions                                                                       down cheap conspiracy, with the
                                                                                         citizens suffering peacefully.         republican, as it was done in Chicago during the Harold Washington elec-
  eventually gets into                                                                                                          tion according to a leading State Senator.
 about gambling. "My                                                                    But to the wise, as the Jewish              The voters of the 15th District have a mission for the generations to
   had everything                                                                     Council on Urban Affair stated, it        come to embrace not only community and economic empowerment, bul
 inouncement,                                                                           would.be Mayor Daley's gamble           political development as well. They will decide a political leader hopefully
 le woman                                                                                   in 2003 election, and SSJ's         that will rebuild unity and political empowerment. This race should be
                                                                                            gamble on future ads from the       about that.
                                                                                            city.                                   Or like the.playground fight, its just another day.

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                                                                                                  don't have any difficulty diinking of                                 diere is a Hell.
                                                                Funny how we call God our              things to talk about to a friend.
                                                     Father and Jesus our brother, but find                                                           Funny how it is okay to blame
                                                      it hard to introduce diem to our lam-            Funny how we are so quick to                 God for evil and suffering in die
                                                                                         ily.    take directions from a total stranger         world, but it is not necessary to diank
                                                                                                 when we are lost, but are hesitant to          Him for what is good and pleasant.
                                                                 Funny how small our sins          take God's direction for our lives.
                                                          seem, but how big "dieir" sins are.                                                           Funny how when somediing
                                                                                                           Funny how so many church             goes wrong, we cry, "I^ord, why me?"
                                                              Funny how we demand justice       goers sing "Standing on die Promises"             but when somediing goes right, we
                                                          for odiers, but expect mercy from      but all diey do is sit on die premises.                diink, "Hey, it must be me!"
                                                                                                       Funny how people want God                        Oh wait... maybe all diis isn't
                       t^lOf&M. ' — ^ ^                      Funny how much difficulty          to answer dieir prayers, but refuse to                             so "funny" after all.
                                   ^/      ^— J      some have learning die gospel well                         listen to His counsel.
                1 low we set our clocks to      enough to tell odiers, But how simple                                                           Lajuan Whitfield, Dispatch Manager
      arise at 4:00 a.m. or 5:00 a.m. to be at  it is to understand and explain die lat-                   Funny how we sing about                                  DNSC Chicago
      die job by 8:00 a.m., yet                          est gossip about someone else.               heaven, but live only for today.
         when Sabbadi comes, we can't get to
      church by 11:00 a.m. to praise die one                Funny how we can't diink of                Funny how people diink diey
                         who gave us die jobs!        anydiing to say when we pray, but          are going to Heaven but don't diink

(Continuedfrom page 3)

Coalition to Save                                                                                                                                      WORSHIP

Metropolitan Church                                                                                                                                  DIRECTORY
left in it. To tear a sound       the wayside because of                                                                                        ATTEND THE C H U R C H OF
structure down, especially        whimsy and shortsighted-                                                                                             YOUR CALLING
one with so much history and      ness," said Linda Slaughter,
value, just to build one that's   Chairman of the Coalition to
new just doesn't make             Save The Met.
sense."                              The controversy started in                                                                                   UNITY CHURCH OF
   The lawsuit filed names        August 2001, when Rev.
Reverend Leon Perry III as        Leon Perry III announced
pastor of the church; the         plans to demolish the church                                                                                        8 2 1 WEST 6 9 T H STREET
church itself; its board of                                                                                                                             CHICAGO, I L 6 0 6 2 1
                                  and build a new one in its
trustees, Mark Collins, Gary      place. Shortly thereafter, the                                                                                   PASTOR LEON DANIELS,
Brooks, Yvonne Bryant,            congregation was vacated
Maxine Brown, Renardo             from the church building and                                                                                           LIFE SKILLS
                                                                                                                                             ADULT EDUCATION (GED) - ADOLESCENT
Johnson, Susan Dugan, Brian       began holding services at                                                                                 TUTORING/ MENTORING - FAMILY LITERACY
Graham, Karen Hansberry,          Wendell Phillips High                                                                                         (773) 487-9063 FAX (773) 487-9066
Eugene Mandeville, Chandra        School.
Nicks, A. Doris Reynolds,            In August 2002, Adkins
James Stewart and Lisa            Architectural Antiques, of                                                                                     ST. STEPHEN'S
Whaley; Adkins Architec-          Houston, Texas began re-
tural Antiques of Houston,        moving the stained-glass
                                                                                                                                               LUTHERAN CHURCH
Texas; and Rutz Organ Com-        windows from the church,                                                                                            910 W. 65TH, CHICAGO
pany of Morristown, Minne-        prompting a demonstration                                                                                          (773) 783-0416
 sota. The suit alleges the       by community residents and                                                                                REV. ANTHONY WILLIAMS, PASTOR
 Metropolitan defendants have     current and former members                                                                                     SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE: 11 A.M.
 proceeded without authority      of the congregation. An                                                                                            SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 A.M.
 to demolish the church, mort-    emergency stop-work order                                                                                               1ST, 2ND SUNDAY,
 gage the congregation's real     was issued by the City of                                                                                             COMMUNION 11 A.M.
 property and waste millions       Chicago on August 28, 2002                                                                                    CHOUI REHEARSAL: TUESDAY 6 P.M.
 of dollars of the congrega-      to prevent the continued re-                                                                                   BIBLE STUDY: WED & THURS. 6 P.M.
 tion's money to build a new       moval of the stained-glass
 church on the same site, and     windows, which was being
 seeks a cause of action for
                                                                                                                                                     EVENING STAR
                                  carried out without a permit.
 waste of the congregation's         Plaintiffs further allege that                                                                                   MISSIONARY
 corporate assets.                 Rev. Perry or other Metro-
    "The     Douglas-Grand        politan defendants have en-                                                                                       BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                                                                                                 4235 So. COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE
 Boulevard community is           tered into an agreement with
 richer in history than any        Rutz Organ Company to sell                                                                                           CHICAGO, IL 60653
  other community in Chicago.      the congregation's Skinner                                                                                    REV. O.C. MORGAN, PASTOR
  Yet, too much of our archi-      pipe Organ, a rare and ex-                                                                                     (773) 536-9527 Fax: (773) 924-1655
                                                                                                                                                        ORDER OF SERVICES
 tectural legacy has been al-     tremely valuable instrument                                                                                      SUNDAY SCHOOL      9:15 A.M.
 lowed to disappear. This         built in 1923 by noted                                                                                           WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 A M .
 community is standing to-        American organ builder                                                                                       AFTERNOON SERVICE           3:30 P.M.
 gether today to say hold,         Ernest M. Skinner, contain-                                                                                        COMMUNION, 1ST SUNDAY
                                                                                                                                                        MISSIONARY MEETING
  enough. We are not going to      ing 2,573 pipes and integral                                                                                        SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS,
 sit and watch as another         to the design and appearance                                                                                       WEDNESDAY      6:30 P.M.
 piece of our history falls by    of the church.

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Washington Park Children's Free                6800 S. Wentworth. Admission is Free.          Harold Washington Party 2000                  Street at 6:00 pm to discuss the needs of
Clinic, offers free check-ups, school          For information call 312-842-6806              International presents Hotline 21             Englewood. For more information call
physicals and vaccinations for children.                                                      every Tuesday 8:00 pm until 8:30, Live        (773) 487-9062 or (773) 224-6438.
Every Thursday from 5:30 -7:30 pm at           Rite of Passage into Elder hood, Initiate      interaction TV programming where the
the Church of the Good Shepherd 5700           Anderson Thompson, at the South Shore          viewers call in on politics, education,      Columbia College Chicago will show-
S. prairie Ave. 684-6561                       Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore           health, jobs, police brutality with guest.   case "The Chronicle of a Shizophrenic
Saturday, Nov. 2, Economic Empower-            Drive, Sunday, November 10, 3:00 pm.           Host by Herman W. Baker Jr. Chairman         and his Reluctant Helpers" at the Glass
ment Initiative Workgroup, 10:30 AM-           $50.00 per person, presented by the Black      and William Brown. For information call      Curtain Gallery 1104 S. Wabash Ave.
12:30 AM Center for Inner City Stud-           United Fund.                                   773 989-5348.                                The exhibit runs through Nov. 22. Fri-
ies, 700 East Oakwood Blvd. Topic: EZJ                                                                                                     day Nov. 1, the artists Ziegesar and
EC Business Grants, Trade Mission to           The United American Progress Associa-          Englewood and The Unity Church               Syme will be present for the opening
Ghana, West Africa, April 12-19, Mon-          tion will celebrate their 41st Anniversary                                                  reception from 5 pm - 8 pm. For info
                                                                                              of God In Christ holds its weekly
day, Nov. 4, How to apply for the EZJ                                   Sunday, November                                                   call 312-344-6650.
                                                                                              meeting addressing the Englewood commu-
EC Smll Business Grant, 5:00 - 8:00                                      10th at the Provi-
                                                                        dence Banquet Hall,   nity on Fridays at the church, 821 W. 69th
PM, New Galilee Church - 5001 S. Wa-
bash, Bring copy of the grant, your                                     84445 S. Ashland
business plan and rough draft of your                                   Ave at 3 pm. They
completed application. Grant due No-                                    will honor Chinta
vember 12 at 4 PM. For information,                                     Strausberg, Chicago
773/451-6527.                                                           Defender as their
                                                                        Woman of the the
                                                                                                     Toyota <&) On western
Eyes of the Rainbow, a film on the life,                                Year and State Rep-
                           political impris-
                           onment, and ex-
                           ile of ex-black
                                               resentative Constance A. "Connie" Howard
                                               for the outstanding job in Springfield, Der-
                                               rick Harris, President of the Harvey II,
                                                                                                                    QB> TOYOTA
                           panther Assata      Chapter if UAPA, and the late Ken Bridges
                           Shakur. Di-         from Oaklyn, New Jersey, Co-Founder of
                           rected by award     Matah Net Work (who was killed in the
                           winning Afro-       recent east coast killings. Tickets $35
                           Cuban film-
                           maker Gloria
                           Rolando, it
brings to life not only the struggle of this
extraordinary woman but through music
                                               Chatham Avalon Park Community Coun-
                                               cil's (CAPCC) 26th Annual Awards Din-
                                               ner celebrating its 47th Anniversary. The
                                               event will take place Friday, November 15,
and dance also gives the viewer a              2002 at the Harambee House, 11901 S.
                                               Loomis from 6:30 to 11:30 pm. Joe Moore,
glimpse of the Cuban Revolution and
                                               Manager of Community Relations for Shell
the rich African legacy that she has           Oil Company and Cheryl Nolan, Director of
found in Cuba. Friday, Nov., 6 pm at
the Ferguson Theatre, Columbia Col-
                                               Public Affairs for Jewel/Osco Company are
                                               Honorary Co-chairs on the Committee that                   pmriviENTS
lege, 600 S. Michigan, Free and Open           handles this affair.
to Public. Donations welcome. Co-
sponsored by African-American Cultural         The Black Law Students Association of the                   PAYMENT
Center-Columbia Columbia College, Chi-         John Marshall Law School, will hold a dis-
cago Communiversity, Sol Productions, and      cussion of Reparations Now...Who, What,                    FOR 4 5 P A Y S
the Assata (Arts) Project.                     When, Where, Why How? Southside 7 pm
                                               Friday, Nov. 15, Pilgrim Baptist Church
                                               (Community Center) 3301 S. Indiana,
Congresswoman                                  Westside, 10 am Saturday, Nov 16, Douglas
Cynthia McKinney will be host                  Park Cultural Center, 1401 SW. Sacramento.
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              26/n.£€&*.<t.                       &£cc&                          THE ARTS HAPPENINGS
                           Be 4 Reeh
                                                                                                                            Drive, November 6-8 and 13-16,              American sketch comedy revue.
                                                                                         wohead Will's Son,"                For info call (773) 995-4511                Written by award-winning com-
                             By Lillie Robinson
                                     Me, Marry You
                                    When did you decide you 're
                                             worthy to be someones bride
                                             Not just a place to hide or put
                                                                                         A play written and di-
                                                                                 rected by: Baba S. Ifatunji, Pro-
                                                                                 fessor of African American Thea-
                                                                                 tre & Yoruba Culture, At Chicago
                                                                                 State University, Breakey Theatre
                                                                                                                            T     he Nommo Gathering
                                                                                                                                  Black Writers Collective,
                                                                                                                            in conjunction with Kennedy
                                                                                                                            King College Theatricals, pre-
                                                                                                                                                                        edy writers Donna Beasley, Ve-
                                                                                                                                                                        ronica P. Bohanan, Stephanie
                                                                                                                                                                        Gadlin, Toure Muhammad and
                                                                                                                                                                        Charles Willet, Jr., "Just Say
                                                                                                                                                                        NOmmo" operates in the tradition
                                             my thingthing inside
                                              But to hold you up with pride      (Douglas Library), 9501 S. King            sents this hilarious African-               of popular televised sketch com-
                                              Let 'sput all that aside                                                                                                  edy productions such as
                                        When I met you at the club, 1st                                                                                                 "Saturday Night Live," "Mad TV"
                                    | night we rub-a-dubbed
                                       We did it in the car, kitche" wen
                                                                                  A New Life Fo                                                                         or "The Way We Do It." In addi-
                                                                                                                                                                        tion to taking on popular African-
                                      the tub                                                                                                                           American stereotypes such as
                                    I Within tow nights you were in love                                                                                                docile slaves, Aunt Jemima and
                                    \Now I want you to listen                                                                                                           Uncle Ben, the production lam-
                                      lone of these words I want you                                                                                                    poons everything from the Presi-
                                          missing                                                                                                                       dent George Bush to the contro-
                                       You 're easy, a little too sleazy                                                                                                versy       surrounding the
                                       Only a true Queen can please me                                                                                                  "Barbershop" film. The multital-
                                       Not give it up but tease me                                                                                                      ented cast includes Maya Ander-
                                       Beautiful body, nice behind—smart
                                                                                                                                                                        son, Kevin Brennan, Lanre
                                     I educated
              All combined                                                                                                                                              Idewu, Luctricia Johnson, Patricia
       A woman I'd proud to call mine                                                                                                                                   Johnson, Tracy Jones, Joan
       We 're talking long term, my life time                                                                                                                           Merlo, Pip, Julie Sims, Michele
       Nah, don 7 cry like your feelings hurt & whine                                                                                                                    Steele, Brad Stevens and Joe
       Think about it, are you worthy of my time                                                                                                                        Yates. The production is directed
       I 'm afraid to introduce you to myfriends                                                                                                                        by Sheldon P. Lane; music is pro-
       Many times around the block you 're been                                                                                                                         vided by Charles Ware. Tickets
       So I tell you what, before you mess things up                               The Soul Invaders & Blues by Tre rocked the house with oldies and blues              are $10. (Group rates available).
       Let's not talk marriage, J ain 't wantin' the baby carriage                 favorites for the Sutherland Arts Initiative's Spring Arts Happening,
                                                                                                                                                SSJ Photo by Armadel!
                                                                                                                                                                         For info and tickets, call 773-602-
       Just let me continue to come to your mama house.                                                                                                                  5536.
       Late nite sneaking like a mouse
       Hit it in the hallway, watching the roaches crawl away
       Call you on the phone, only to get it on
                                                                                   The Historic Sutherland                                                               /
                                                                                                                                                                               f you sing, dance, rap, recite
                                                                                                                                                                               poetry, etc., feel free to come
                                                                                  Kenwood—                                  tion of Aid. Toni Preckwinkle,               out. Temple of Mercy Association
       Nothing knew-about a booty call                                             On the corner of 47th and                                                             live Edu-tainment by Chicago's "Sax
                                                                                                                            (4), Sutherland Tenants Coucil
       Everyone knows that, don 'tyah?                                             Drexel, they said it couldn't be         and Century Place Development                Preacher" presenting positive and
       But on the real, Lets make a HI' deal
                                                                                   done. Entertainment is steady            Corporation (CPDC who owns                   conscience raising poetry, Hip Hop,
       I'll keep coming and you keep giving up
                                   The free feel                                   coming back to 47th Street. That         the property) with an awarded                rap, and songs,tfositivePerformance
                                                                                   the once vibrant jazz scene on           $763,000 in Empowerment                      Showcase" All lyrics must be revolu-
 South Street Journal welcomes submissions of creative writings. Please send infor- Street would never happen               Zone (EZ) funds for the Suther-              tionary, positive, conscience raising
 mation to: 128 East 58th Street, Chicago, 111 60637. You may send it by email to: again. The Sutherland Lounge             land project.         Congressman            with no profanity. 7757 S. Halsted St.
 SouthSUoumal@aol. com                                                             was at the center of this cultural/      Bobby L. Rush is reportedly                   2ndfl.4 pm til 7 pm. 4:00 pm - 5:30
                                                                                   economic activity presenting the         raised an additional $150,000 in              pm every week. Call: 773-429-7248,
                                                                                   practitioners of a new form of           EZ funds bringing over                        E-MAIL: brominister357@aol.
                                                                                   jazz called Bebop in an elegant          $913,000 in funds according a                comCanadian

          LOUNGE                  THE HOME OF THE BLUES
                                                                                       However in the 70's, so called
                                                                                   urban renewal, diminished city
                                                                                                                            representative of SCAI. Reports
                                                                                                                            are a grant of $10,000 from the
                                                                                                                            Illinois First Fund sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                         r        he AFGA Salon Musicians
                                                                                                                                                                                  Collective Presents Sun-
                                                                                                                                                                         days in South Shore, Performances
         4 2 3 E . 4 3 r d S t . Tel. 624-3240                                     services, poverty and drugs              State Senator Donne E. Trotter,
                                                                                                                            to be used to support general
                                                                                                                                                                         and Jazz Jam by the Healing Force
                   • • • • With Blues Stars* * * *                     a-          turned the once vital 47th Street                                                     Jazz Ensemble with Musa Hollins,
                                                                                   corridor into a waste land. How-         operating expenses.                          Etabu maintains the Poetry Open
               LEE MORRIS AND HIS REVUE                                            ever due to the efforts of a small          May 2003 is the schedule open-            Mike and Pinky fry that chicken and
                                                                                   band of arts activist called the         ing date for the Sutherland to host          toss the salad for these fine after-
                       JO JO MURRAY                                                 Sutherland Community Arts               some of the finest jazz ensembles in          noons and evenings of African Ameri-
                  AND THE TOP FLIGHT BAND                                           Initiative (SCAI) the project was       the world.                                   can art and entertainment at AFGA
                   The Real Deal Blues Band                                        born after it was forced to close           Over the September 8-10 week-             Salon, 7677 S. Coles, Chicago, 3:30
                                                                                    its doors in for code violations..      end in 1995 nearly a 1000 jazz fans          until. Donations/free. 773-374-7351.
                  * VANCE KELLY *                                       a              Over the course of time with         from 14 different states filled the
                                                                                                                            club to hear the music of Africa                  ericho Coffee Sidewalk Cafe in
                                                                                    internal problems, even with
           And The BACK STREET BLUES BAND                                           law suits among members of the
                                                                                                                            Brass, Lester Bowie, Roscoe                 / South Shore, 2343 E. 71st Street,
              Ticket info, Almos Place 419 E. 43rd St. 773/924-0281                                                         Mitchell and Dewey Redman.                    every Friday and Sunday, starting
                                                                                    assoication, the project is still        Sadly,                                       Noon until - (7PM Fridays, and 3PM
                                                                                    moving forward with a colabtra-                                                       Sundays), with host John Armstrong,
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                                                          ALL SINGERS, DANG
                                         RAPPERS, MUSICIANS, COME ON OJJIr
                                                                                                                                                                         BE        :;GIE & TUPAC: THE
                                                                                                                                                                                     LM:    Documentary
                                                                                                                                                                         scheduled for summer release
                                         STOP CRYING THE BLUES                                                                                                           The late Notorious B.I.G. Amaz-
                                                                                                                                                                         ing: the number of people examin-
                                                                                                                                                                         ing the murders of late rappers
                                                                                                                                                                         Biggie and Tupac. EUR wrote
                                                                                                                                                                         about a new book on the murders. Now,
                                                                                                                                                                         liicrc's news thai lions Gate Films will

                                                                                                                                 Party                                  release a documentary on the
                                                                                                                                                                        s a m e           s u b j e c t .
                                                                                                                                                                        The Hick ( Biggie & Tupac ), by
                                                                                                                                                                        documentary filmmaker Nick
                                                    t Itfft                                                                  Nov.2 @ King Sobmons Mines                 Broomlicld, was reportedly a hit
                                                                                                                                                                        at this year's Sundance Film Festi-

sean John,                                           The NEW CCTTCN CLLD                                                        «W(ftli»Rwe                             val. According to the press release,
                                                                                                                                                                        the movie reveals evidence about
                                                                                                                                                                        who is to blame for the murders.
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                                                                                                                                                                        form. Singers. Poets, Comics,
 2537 W. 79th St                                                                                                                                                        Rappers, Etc.. Show on Channel
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                                                         South Street Journal                                          r 31—November 1 3 , 2 0 0 2                             Page 1 3

     by David Schultz
                                              WED AND COMPLIED                                                          At the Flicks
                                                                                                                          Review and compiled by David Schultz
                                                                                                                          A U T O FOCUS ( * * * ) Examines the life and death of actor
                                                    with Campbell leaves to have becoming an              Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear) who was a man of contradiction from his public
                                                    abused wife who decides to "fight' back. An il-       persona. A handsome, ambitious LA. radio disc jockey that had a taste of
                                                    logical thriller in which Lopez has to toughen up                                                 Hollywood stardom after co-starring
                                                    for her freedom through a final showdown                                                          as the next door neighbor on TVs
                                                    against her tormentor. Truly, this film title fits                                                "The Donna Reed Show" in the early
                                                    and what a waste for the talent involved.                                                         60's. Then his agent (Ron Liebman)
                                                    PG-I3;98min.                                                                                      hands him a TV pilot script to a new
                                                                                                                                                      weekly series that would make him a
                                                    HELLRAISER: HELLSEEKER                                                                            star—"Hogan's Heroes'.
                                                    (*'/2) Dean Winters (TV's "Oz") is the husband                                                       But while there was a darker,
                                                    who can't find his wife after a car accident in the                                               deeper obsession with Crane that
                                                    lake. Then he begins to see nightmarish images. It                                                interfered with his public image.
                                                    could only be Pinhead using another human vic-                                                    When he meets "girl crazy" Richard
                                                    tim to try to bring his demonic spirits to the liv-                                               Dawson's hi tech buddy, John Car-
                                                    ing in this sixth horror installment.                                                             penter (Willem Dafoe). This "habit'
                                                    R; 88 min.                                                                                        goes full-blown when Carpenter in-
BAD COMPANY                                                                                                                                           troduces Crane to the early stages of
( * * ) Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock team up      T H E HEROIC T R I O                                                                              home video taping. After filming his
in this espionage action comedy offers nothing      ( * * ) Michelle (Yeoh) Kwan stars in this martial                                                TV series by day, Crane and Carpen-
new or better that we haven't seen before in        arts fantasy adventure in which a trio of super-                                                  ter would pick up girls, engaging in
other "buddy" movies. Chris Rock plays the          hero-type heroines join forces to foil a baby kid-                                                sex orgies that were secretly filmed.
street hustler who learns too late of a deceased    napping plot that is connect tofindinga evil heir                                                   When "Hogan's Heroes" is can-
twin brother spy working on an international        for world domination. "Crouching Tiger"-type                                                      celled after six years, Crane begins
mission. Rock has nine days to become his mas-      aerial action isn't enough to make up for this                                                    spending time with Carpenter.
ter spy brother to help Anthony Hopkins foil a      contrived comic book adventure.                                                                   Which mostly benefits Carpenter to
plot to obtain a suitcase-size nuclear bomb from    (Not Rated) 86 min.                                   score with women off of Crane's reputation.
falling into terrorist hands.                                                                                 Crane never views his sexual obsession as being harmful. Even though
R; 117 min. Available: Nov. 12                      T H E T R I U M P H O F LOVE                          Crane was quick to nix Carpenter's homosexual gesture. When one orgy
                                                    ( * * * ) A witty romantic comedy set in Victo-       video shows the hand on Crane's naked butt wasn't frOm one of the girls.
THE SUM OF ALL FEARS                                rian England about role playing with Mira Sorvino     Still, Crane viewed "his behavior" as being an "all American male".
("kick) Ben Affleck delivers a favorable per-       as a lovely yet daring princess who goes against         Ultimately, Crane realizes too late, that he needs to clean his slate to re-
formance taking over the role of CIA agent. Jack    her instincts and deceptive actions by falling in     start his career. Trouble in this is "suggested" when Crane tells Carpenter
Ryan first introduced by Alec Baldwin and per-      love to her sworn enemy who happens to be the         they can still be friends, but only from a distance. Which doesn't sit well with
fected by Harrison Ford. In this timely Tom         rightful heir to the throne.                          Carpenter.
Clancy novel pre-quel,                              PG-13; lllmin.                                           Eventually leading up to the actual motel murder of Bob Crane. The film
  Ryan is a young, idealistic rookie taken under                                                          points its criminal eye upon Carpenter as an act of jealous rage in Crane's un-
the wings of presidential aide, Morgan Freeman.                                                           solved murder. But speculative. This story is probably the closest to the
When the threat of a nuclear cold war exist be-     T V makes Video debut:                                "whole truth". Still, Director Paul Schrader gives a descent re-enactment of
tween Russia and the U.S. Only Ryan believes        CBS' 2 top retro specials from last season,
                                                                                             "The         the El Hollywood Story"-type movie. Greg Kinnear's fascinating portrayal of
terrorists are involved through a trio of missing   Carol Burnett Show: Show Stoppers" and'  7 Love       Bob Crane is one of a sexual enigma who just wanted it all. He took to sex
scientists and a bomb in a plot to have the two     Lucy's 50th Anniversary                               back then, like some people take to illegal drugs now. The same self destruc-
rival super-powers destruct each other. An intri-   (Paramount Home Video). Buena                         tive, out-of-control scenario with a tragic sad end. Rated: R;
cate, timely thriller.                              Vista Home Video unleashes a
                                                                                                          T H E RING         - „• „ -1r
R; 123 min.                                         couple of highly acclaimed but
                                                                                                          ( * * * ) Move over, Hannibal Lecter! "The Ring" is the scariest surprise of
                                                    cancelled ABC series to DVD,
                                                                                                          the season. This is an American version based on a 1998 Japanese horror
ENOUGH                                              "Felicity", "Once and Again" and
                                                                                                          movie about a videotape that kills any person seven days after viewing it.
(ifr'/i) Jennifer Lopez stars as a waitress whose   Sports Night" from "West Wing'
                                                                                                          When a 16-yr. old happens to view this tape with her friends at a cabin re-
tricked into marriage to a guy (Bill Campbell)      creator Aaron Sorkin co-starring
                                                                                                          sort. The grieving mother enlists her friend, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), a
who always gets what he wants". When Lopez          Robert Guillaume
                                                                                                          reporter whose young son, Noah (David Dorfman) was the teen girl's best
discovers he's been unfaithful, her confrontation                                                         friend who drew on paper a strange premonition of a girl in a grave a week
                                                                                                          before her death.
                                 Chatham                                This sjjftce i^ yours               "The Ring" is more serious and unnerving because this movie's exploration
                                                                                                          has a deeper purpose. It deals with the transferable nature of hatred. As this
                            Pancake House                               vVhole S               P&ge+
                                                                                                          videotape was created by an injured little girl who feels morally justified killing
                                                                                                          anyone and everyone that encounters her tape. Because of some tragic cir-
                               700 E. 87th St.                                                            cumstances with her parents. At the same time, this movie underscores fears
                                                                                                          with fascination with television. But at its very core, "The Ring" is a rarity. A
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                                                                                                          "curse" movie' with high technology played as an intelligent and intriguing
     Available fodBanquet$,Wedding$, Meetings and                                                         horror mystery. A gothic movie odyssey that mixes modern scientific meth-
     other events                  773.874-0010                                                           ods with old fashion spookery that will make you scream and jump out of
                                                                                                          your mind.
                                                                        Call       >*       "- +          Rated: PG-13; 115 min. A Dreamworks Picture Release - presented at se-
                                                                                                          lected theaters
                                                                                                          THE CHAMELEON
                                                                                                          ("kic) Mob hit men are ordinary

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                                                                      H&A                                 human being, too. The Chame-
                                                                                                          leon', star actor Seymour Cassel
                                                                                                          delivers an understated perform-
                                                                                                          ance as Richard Cavanaugh, a re-
                                                                                                          tiring businessman celebrating his
                                                                      A traditional eating place          75th birthday with his grandchil-
                                                                                                          dren and friends. But secretly,
                                                                                                          Richard is a notorious and wily
                                                                                                          hired assassin with a past that
                                                                                                          comes back to disrupt the peace-
                                                                                                          ful life of his golden years.
                                                                                                             As a man has hired four indi-
                                                                                                          viduals out to kill Richard for a
                                                                                                          crime committed years ago as a
                                                                                                          favor for Richard's small town
                                                                                    ast 63 id             sheriff (Tom Dahlgren) whose
                                                                       St.                                deputy son, (Phil Wurtzel) who
                                                                                                          later stumble onto their two fathers' secret.
                                                                       773/684-8214                            The movie is interesting but often pedestrian by a script and direction that
                                                                       Home cooked Soul Food              tries to avoid cliche elements and stereotypical situations. It s a movie that
                                                                       Breakfast, Lunch & Din-            carefully talks its way toward its climax. Only to ultimately fall prey to the
                                                                                                          predictable in the film's shootout finale that makes the movie fall flat on its
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                                                                                                              MATAH: ITS ABOUT LOVE
                                                                                                                       KEN BRIDGES                     Bridges work of MATAH - n.
                                                                                                                          1951 - 2002              (ma' tah) MATAH Network Inc.
                                                                                                                  The Honorable Elijah Muham-      is the institution that is giving
                                                                                                              mad advanced the principle,          people of African descent another
                                                                                                              "Accept Your Own, And Be             real chance at true freedom.
                                                                                                              Yourself." That is now reflected         Practicing a race-first philoso-
                                                                                                              in MATAH.                            phy is the key to obtaining true
                                                                                                                  We give thanks to God for giv-   freedom for people of African de-
                                                                                                              ing to us Brother Ken Bridges,       scent and who refuse to have that
                                                                                    community             •                                        spirit crushed. It is not a slight
                                                                           TJUEqual Housing Opportunity       Co-founder of "MATAH" and
                      AN EXCITING NEW MULTI-BUILDING DEVELOPMENT                                              understand the need to redirect      against others, but in truth, it is a
                      9 BUILDINGS CLOSE TO THE LAKE ON THE NEAR SOUTH SIDE                                    Black spending for the benefit of    "Love For Self." Race-first means
                                                                                                              people of African descent.           that a race of people have decided
                                 Enter a new phase of quality living...                                                                            to put their interests first for the
                                                                                                                  He displayed the breath of       purpose of maximizing opportuni-
                                  Where quality of life is the point                                          fresh air that rushes the sweet      ties for the entire race."

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                                                                                                              MATAH flight to freedom.
                                                                                                                  Although, Brother Ken was a
                                                                                                                                                       The collective consciousness
                                                                                                                                                   of people who consider them-
                                                                                                                                                   selves Jesus taught the principle
                                                                                                              recent victim of the now infamous
                                                                                                                                                   now reflected in MATAH in his
                      New construction, architecturally distnetive, all-masonary, All new kitchen             Washington D.C. area Sniper,
                                                                                                                                                   statement, " love your neighbor as
                      appliances, Individual central heat & air, Carpeting, Mini Blinds,                      scripture teaches us "speak not of
                 m    Cable-ready, Off-street parking, Washier & dryer hookuup                                those slain in the way of God as
                                                                                                                                                   you love yourself." and Brother
                                                                                                                                                   Bridges taught economically co-
                                                                                                              dead, they live though you per-
                                                                                                                                                   operate with yourself.
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                                                                                                                                                   in dispute
                                                                                                                                                   with Webb
   6425 South Lowe Avenue
   t j l and 3 Bedroom Apartments
                                                                                                                                                   A South side senior citizen was
  tbtsiof a me hit res                                                                                                                          spared the worry of how to pay for a
                                                                                                                                                $20,000 car that almost ended up
                                                                                                                                                costing her twice as much before her
  dedicated resident services team .                                                                                                            Alderman and the City intervened
                                                                                                                                                on her behalf.
  Close to transportation, schools and shopping                                                                                                    The odyssey of Ophelia Bridges,
                                                                                                                                                82, and Webb Ford, 2601 W. 95th
  Section 8 is welcome                                                                                                                          St., Evergreen park began a few
                                                                                                                                                months ago when Bridges saw an ad
   Call Now! (773) 651-3078                                                                                                                     for a new Crown Victoria. The ad
                                                                                                                                                offered the car for $19,498 at 0.9%
                                                                                     UNIT AMENITIES                                                At the dealership, Bridges se-
                                                                                                                                                lected a different Crown Victoria
                                                                                                                                               than was featured in the ad. She put
                                                                                    •Freshly Decorated Apartments                              $10,000 down, signed the sales con-
                                                                                    •Heat;Water and Cooking Gas                                tract, and happily drove away.
                                                                                                                                                Later, she discovered that her new
                                                                                     Included                                                  car cost her $40,999 at 4.9% interest
                                                                                    •Appliances Included                                       and that her monthly car loan pay-
                                                                                                                                                ments would be in excess of $500
                                                                                    •Spacious Floor Plans                                       for the next five years.
                                                                                    •Ample Closet Space                                            Bridges contacted Alderman
                                                                                                                                                Shirley Coleman (16) who referred
                                                                                                                                               the complaint to the Department of
                                                                                    BUILDING AMENITIES                                         Consumer Services which persuaded
                                                                                                                                               Webb Ford to reduce the price of the
                                                                                                                                               car to $24,900 at 0% financing.
                                                                                    •On-Site Laundry Facilities                                   "Everyone, especially seniors,
                                                                                                                                               needs to make sure that they under-
                                                                                    •On-Site Management                                        stand the terms of a contract before
                                                                                    •On-Site Maintenance                                       they sign on the dotted line," said
                                                                                    •On-Site Convenience Store                                 Caroline Orzac Shoenberger, Com-
                                                                                                                                               missioner of the Department of Con-
                                                                                    •Off Street Parking                                        sumer Services.
                                                                                    •24 Hour Security                                             "It is easy to misunderstand the
                                                                                                                                               financial fine print but no one wants
                                                                                    •Cable Access                                              to end up paying more than they can
                                                                                    •Computer Learning Center                                  afford which is why it is important
                                                                                                                                               to carefully read the contract, ask
                                                                                                                                               questions, and bring someone with
                                                                                                                                               you to assist if needed." Shoenber-
                                                                                                                                               ger added.
                                                                                                                                                  Dealerships and their salespeople
                                                                                                                                               also should do a better job of telling
                                                                                                                                               customers that additional options
                                                                                                                                               and newer models lead to higher
                                                                                                                                               sticker prices.
                                                                                                                                                  The Department of Consumer
                                                                                      New Englewood Terrace                                    Services has consumer fact sheets
                                                                                     Technology and Resident Services                          available with tips on how to pur-
                                                                                                                                               chase a new or used car. For a free
                                                                                      Excellence in Affordable Housing                         copy, call 312-744-9400.
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   "Got A Felony?" Can't get a job or                                                                                                For Events,
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  (Continuedfrom page 8)                     individuals were imprisoned, lost
                                             their jobs, and lives, or were oth-

  Cointelpro                                 erwise maligned on unrelated or

  tionally collect information about
  people. It was a conscious pro-
                                             spurious charges in order to
                                             "neutralize" them and to prevent
                                             the spread of their political views.
                                                " O b v i o u s l y ,
  gram to neutralize political dissi-        "Counterintelligence" was a mis-
  dents. In addition, even though            nomer for the FBI programs then,
  covert operations had been em-             and today's critics fear the same is
  ployed throughout FBI history,
  the formal Cointelpro operations
                                             true. The people the FBI targeted
                                             were U.S. political dissidents and      1I HAIl- M
  conducted from 1956 to 1971                not foreign spies. Beal added, that
  were broadly targeted against              today, the attempt by the FBI at a
  what were perceived as radical             power grab and the further con-
  political organizations. These ac-         solidation of a police state appara-
  tivities included infiltrating Afri-       tus within the United States is
  can American groups and foment-            truly frightening.
  ing discord and antagonism. Even              On another front, Laura Mur-
  more were FBI activities to insti-         phy, director c f m e A C L U > S
  gate and suggest violent and [\\~.          Washington office, warns, "there
  gal act'Cro 6n the part of Black           is no proof that the incessant sei-
  groups.                                    zure of new powers by Congress
     It is estimated that the FBI con-       and the Bush Administration does
  ducted over 500,000 separate in-           anything to increase safety. In-
  vestigations of "subversive" per-          deed, if we don't take up this
  sons or groups from 1960 to 1974,          struggle, we will have lost the
  predicated on the possibility that
  they might try to overthrow the
                                             right to fight racial inequities be-
                                             cause the demand will be treated
                                                                                      LEATHER-LIKE SOFA & LOVESEAT
  government by force. Yet, not a            as aiding and abetting terrorist         The look & feel of leather of a fraction of the

  single individual or group was             activity."                               cost! Get both the sofa & loveseat for one low
  prosecuted under the laws prohib-
  iting action to overthrow the gov-   Frances M. Beal is a political
                                                                                      price! Matching sleeper and chaise also on sale!
  ernment. Nonetheless, numerous columnist for the San Francisco

(Continuedfrom page 4)
                                                                                                                                                5 PIECE WHITE &
                                                                                                                                                  OAK DINETTE

The Rosenwald
    The Rosenwald was one of the             hit. What percentage of the newly
                                                                                                                                                This dinette features a mix
                                                                                                                                                 of white & oak finishes.
                                                                                                                                                 Includes table & 4 side
first examples of "workforce                 employed is able to get adequate
housing" constructed by the fa-              affordable housing in the newly
mous philanthropist Julius Rosen-            gentrified also the resident busi-
wald at the request of Booker T.             ness development that should
Washington before his death. Mr.
Rosenwald was the president of
Sears and supporter of Mr. Wash-
ington and the National Associa-
                                             have occurred through the One
                                             Stop Capital Shop Initiative part
                                             of the Empowerment Zone tool."
                                             stated Johnson.
tion for the Advancement of Col-                 "Reparations Now! That is
ored People                                  what we are demanding. The                SHAKER STYLE 4 PIECE BEDROOM
                                                                                       This oak finish shaker inspired bedroom
   Overlooking a landscaped                  Rosenwald Re-development plan             includes dresser, mirror, chest and headboard.
courtyard, the reminiscent of the            will be owned by CHA and                  Nightstands also sale-priced!
past duplexes or penthouses occu-            community residents transitioning
pying the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors           from welfare to work that may or
added attraction for the new mid-            may not have a Section 8
dle class into the community. No-            certificate, which can be
tables like Quincy Jones, Joe                exchanged for a mortgage. The
Louis, Nat King Cole, and a siz-             arrangement is on line with the
able percentage of Chicago's Afri-           plans of Julius Rosenwald and
can American human capital re-               Booker T. Washington."
sided at the historical structure.              "President Bush has offered a
    Johnson stated revitalizing this         comprehensive agenda to encour-
building offers an opportunity for           age homeownership for all Ameri-
elected officials to make well the           cans to at least 5.5 million people
promises and failures of Chicago's           by the end of the decade. As the
 Empowerment Zone designation.               third ward Republican Commit-
Johnson asked, what better way to            teeman, this is one of the Presi-
 celebrate the accomplishments of            dent's goals that is going to extend
 the ancestors.                              ownership to the people many of
    Johnson points out that some             these programs were targeted to.
 units will be replaced with new             My people."
 CHA units, "Enough time has
 passed for everyone to realize that
 there is not enough affordable
                                                "With the presidents agenda to
                                             help remove the barriers to home-
                                             ownership that stand in the way of
                                                                                                7508                                       3557
 housing available in the city of            our nation's African-American,                                                                 :
 Chicago to meet the growing
   eeds of the working poor."
                                             Hispanic and other minority fami-
                                             lies, this is one historical move-
                                                                                      C o t t a g e (_jrove
    "Four years have past since the          ment should be made. Whatever                                                              (pottage Cjrovc
 new "Welfare to Work Initiative"            the cost maybe." Johnson said.
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