Put It In Writing - Chicago Street Journal for November 16, 2017


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Survey: Nearly half of

Trump voters support a

white history month

Nearly half of President Trump's supporters think

there should be a White History Month, according to a

recent survey by Public Policy Polling, or PPP.

The group reports that 46 percent of pro-Trump

voters were in favor of such a celebration while 36

percent were opposed.

And in terms of Black History Month, 45 percent of

this group indicated a favorable view while 35 percent

expressed an unfavorable opinion.

The issue was less split among Hillary Clinton voters,

with 81 percent supporting Black History Month

and 9 percent not supporting it.

The PPP survey also asked participants about legendary

abolitionist Frederick Douglass whom Trump

seemed to imply was alive during some recent remarks.

The Washington Post notes that in early February,

the president said, "Frederick Douglass is an example

of somebody who's done an amazing job and is getting

recognized more and more, I notice."

Douglass died in 1895—a fact which PPP says less

than half—or 47 percent—of Trump voters knew while

78 percent of Clinton supporters did.

PPP President Dean Debnam said in response, "A

lot of Trump voters don't think we should have

Black History Month. But given that a majority

them don't know Frederick Douglass is dead, they

might need it.".”

The woman who called a

couple "n-----s" in a viral video

from last year's Margarita Fest has been sentenced

to 90 days in Cook County Jail.

Jessica Sanders, 27, was convicted last month of

misdemeanor battery in the July 30, 2016. Cook County

Judge James Linn found Sanders not guilty of felony

hate crime and aggravated battery in a public place.

Linn sentenced Sanders, of southwest suburban

Alsip, to 90 days in jail. She was credited for serving

three days while awaiting trial.

According to prosecutors, Sanders accosted a suburban

couple, repeatedly calling them "n------," during an

argument over a bean bag game at Margarita Fest, an

event hosted at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059

S. Shore Drive, on July 30, 2016.

The couple — Ernest Crim and his wife, who are

African-American suburban high school teachers —

hoped to play a round of bags but could only find one

bean bag, prosecutors said.

Sanders, who was playing nearby, threw a bean bag

and never collected it. So Crim's wife went to retrieve

it. That's when Sanders, who is white, began calling the

woman a "n-----" repeatedly. Crim took out his phone to

record Sanders, but she knocked it to the ground, according

to prosecutors.

Crim was still able to record Sanders telling him he

was "acting like a n-----."

Senate Overrides Rauner’s

Veto of Cursive Writing Bill

November 8, 2017. Teachers in Illinois will have

one more thing to add to their lesson plans in future

years, as the Illinois Senate has overridden

Governor Bruce Rauner ’s veto of a bill mandating

that students learn how to write in cursive. The

measure, which Rauner vetoed in September,

passed overwhelmingly in the Senate on Wednesday

by a 42-12 margin.

Are you a Bronzeville


Participants needed

for a study examining


residents perspectives

on changes in the

Bronzeville neighborhood

of Chicago. Participants

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into a drawing

for a chance to win a

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Distracted Walking’

Could Come With

$500 Fine in Chicago

A proposed “distracted walking” ordinance that could

become law in Chicago would see pedestrians fined up

to $500 for negligently strolling with their eyes fixed on

a cellphone screen. Dick Johnson reports.

A proposed “distracted walking” ordinance that could

become law in Chicago would see pedestrians fined up

to $500 for negligently strolling with their eyes fixed on

a cellphone screen.

NBC 5 asked city strollers what they thought of the

proposal. Some barely noticed a TV news crew let alone

the traffic trying to turn.

“Well people do walk into traffic when they’re not

paying attention,” one pedestrian told NBC 5.

“Pedestrians are getting hurt more often—well if you

cross when the light is red you should be good,” another


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aula Robinson the Bronzeville leader shaking

things in Morgan Park as well, said this first issue

of Chicago Street Journal is a tease to the public.

Well Paula what is happening with the Griffen building

on 34th and King Drvie?


or 2019 Mayor election

word is the westside will be

driving a Ford down Madison

Street to City Hall or the southside

will be Dunkin the loop from the South

Side, and even having Summer in the

winter election with City Treasurer

Kurt Summers. However, there is a

petition being circulated that states William

Calloway For Mayor! The 28

year-old film student at the Illinois Institute

of Art-Chicago, who has been organizing

heard about the Laquan McDonald

video, and was determined to uncover

the account executed by CPD.

Calloway lives in the South Shore

neighborhood. If not for the efforts of

Calloway and journalist Brandon Smith,

video of Chicago Police Officer Jason

Van Dyke firing 16 fatal shots at Laquan

might still be in the hands of investigators

and attorneys, not the public.

However, word is 5th ward former aldermanic

candidate Jedidiah Brown is

looking for the run for mayor as well. LaQuonda

Townsend said ‘Do it Mayor Brown!’

F or those who remember the late Beauty Turner of

the Ghetto Tours, well a relative of her has been seen

leading a tour bus down 47th Street and it wasn’t community

activist Jeff Baker who also had interest in

picking up the torch of the legendary “Hey Love” and “I

am a writer and a fighter”. Turner spirit with Black

Beauty Tours.


aimah Latif (one of the first

editors of CSJ) was so excited to be a part of

the delegation that went to South Korea for a

global peace conference, the 3rd Annual Commemoration

of the World Alliance of Religions Peace

(WARP) Summit, She

reported live for The

Female Solution radio

show and The Media Connection TV

Show! (Photo by John L. Alexander)

S omeone whisper in

the ear to farmers Fred

Carter, Noemi Davis, and

even Michele Banks that weed is on the State of Illinois

agenda to be legalized for social use. The word is brothers

on the streets selling it need to hook up with Black Oaks

farmer Fred Carter before its to late and there really

will be pushed out of the



arold Lucas to Gov. Bruce Rauner,

“I'm whispering so that the media

doesn't hear me.”

F rom the north side to

the Southside is Chicago

Black Business Network

founder, Sonja Purdue, is

not in Englewood, but was

in the loop at the Harold

Washington Library music

department networking a

gospel concert and planning.

Publisher and Editor: Ron Carter

Associate Publisher—Digital operations/Account

service: Sonja Predue,

Associate Publisher, Spiritual Section, Al Blumenber,

Writers: Donnell Robinson, Frank Ottman. Sonja


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