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

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Chicago Street Journal November 16, 2017 3 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 Resident? Participants needed for a study examining African-American residents perspectives on changes in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. For more information, Angelyn Anderson at 708- 3 0 3 - 8 7 7 1 o r share@neighborhoodperspectives.com. www.NeighborhoodPerspectives.com. visit 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 said. (Continued on page 6) P 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? F 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. N 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 business. H 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 Perdue Columnist; Rev. Harold Bailey, Al Blumenberg, Circulation: Roosevelt Martin Chicago Street Journal 816 West 63rd St. Chicago, IL 60636. E-mail: Chicagostjournal@aol.com 773.595.5229 http://www.ChicagoStreetJournal.org Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at ChicagoStreetJournal Columbia University South Street Journal archive: http://southside.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/ Archived by Columbia University’s Urban Research Workshop (URW) , back issues from 1993 to 2006 of Chicago Street Journal’s predecessor, the South Street Journal, were donated to provide material for URW students to collaboratively research themes such as gentrification, racism, political affairs, and youth development. CSJ is free, except special request drop offs and street sales where a $1 donation is requested. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. CSJ assumes no responsibility to return unsolicited editorial or graphic material. All rights in letters and unsolicited editorial or graphic material will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication and copyright purposes. Material may be printed without written permission, upon credit given to CSJ.

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