The more things change, the more they remain the same. We've all heard that old saying. It does indeed seem that history is repeating itself. Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) dedicates this issue to all those who gave so that we may live. There is never a wrong time to celebrate their lives and purpose.
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ChicagoStreetJournal February 2017 January2018 3 EDUCATION – Saturday University helps 1 st through 4 th Grade Boys and Girls Become Reading Warriors. Every Saturday, for the next 10 weeks, in Chicago, Illinois, The Black Star Project will teach young Black boys and girls to read well, think critically, study their history, love their people, develop confidence, increase self-esteem, and move into action to improve their communities. Call 773.285.9600 to register your child for another FREE term of Saturday University! Boys 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Girls 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. BOOKS – Reading is fundamental, but apparently not to NYC gatekeepers for incarcerated persons. Most of you know that 50% or more of those imprisoned read below any standard testing level, now their families are being barred from donating books. Inmates can only purchase books from state selected vendors. Could this be that it is about controlling what is read, as well as, the enhancement of the school-to-prison money pipeline? According to one article, there were only 77 book titles available and 24 were coloring books. Thanks Enoch Mubarak for the heads up on this info. SMALL BUSINESSES – This is the 5 th year that SCORE has hosted its American Small Business Championship (ASBC) competition. Two small business owners from every state and DC will receive a reward of $15,000 as a show of support for their success and to provide help to them for future projects. Tell them what makeS your business unique and win. Apply online here: https://championship.score.org/ CRIME – In a recent trip to New York, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin met with the U.N. Assistant Secretary General to discuss possible deployment of peacekeeping troops to Chicago. Everyone agrees that the communities, who experience a high level of violence on a daily basis are most certainly in need of peace. But, are the UN troops the solution to problem? ELECTIONS – Twenty-one year old, Jewell Jones became the youngest state representative ever in Michigan in 2016. CSJ is now wondering where is Chicago’s “under 30” future elected officials? Could it be “you” that we’ve been looking? BE A CRIME FIGHTER – Cook County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 dollars for information leading to arrests. It pays to help clean up crime. Visit their website for details. www.CookcountyCrimeStoppers.org BOOKS – Published authors, be a part of our new CSJ’s new Books Section. Visit CSJads.info for details. Are you a Travel Consultant? Visit CSJads.INFO to be in the NEXT issue. Publisher and Editor: Ron Carter Associate Publisher: Sonja Cassandra Perdue ChicagoStreetJournal 8036 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619. E-mail: ChicagoStJournal@gmail.com 773.595.5229 For delivery direct to your inbox. http://www.issuu.com/ChicagoStreetJournal Columbia University South StreetJournal archive: http://southside.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/ Archived by Columbia University’s Urban Research Workshop (URW), back issues from 1993 to 2006 of ChicagoStreetJournal’s predecessor, the South StreetJournal, 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 2014. All rights reserved. CSJ assumes no responsibility to return unsolicited editorial or graphic material. All rights in letters and unsolicited editorial Ron Carter, Publisher and Editor