I live here, too. I’m good with whatever my peeps gone do, even if it means sacrificing.
Kanye was never ‘poor’ in Chicago to begin with. Kanye grew up in a real life, honest-to-God, black middle-class neighborhood, with lots of married parents, home ownership, dual incomes, requisite 2.5 kids, two cars in the driveway...the whole you dig. Just like Common and Chance. So in short, he’s ‘hood adjacent,’…
I need a visual on that shyte, for real!
The Cosby Show was too neat, tidy and convenient for my ‘real-life in the hood’ sensibilities. Older Cosby...like Chet Kincaid Cosby, was the joint when I was a kid. His albums were a staple in my house growing up, so there was always contrast between his comedy and Pryor’s (Cosby was Sunday entertainment...Pryor was…
Junior had another hit, though:
I’m about that Crucial Conflict life...being one of the rare Southside birds who legit phuked with the Westside. So I will disagree that they were a one-hit wonder. They also had this banger that I used to constantly get pulled over for whilst traversing the city back in the day;
Yeah, not shocking at all. The numbers weren’t there by way of votes and there was no guarantee he’d win. He finally makes a smart choice.
Make sure to call me on my free Obama phone with the deets.
I second that...Robert’s Rules and all...
Yeah...except that if every grandparent, parent, sibling and significant other did their fucking job, it won’t change those structural issues that still plague the city and keeps people from falling into the vicious cycle of poverty. I guess that’s why they refer to it as a ‘cycle.’
And don’t forget that all sides like to throw salt on Rahm’s ass, too. I’m not going to say he doesn’t deserve some of that ish but scores of folks are hoping he fails ‘biggly.’
Doctors ply a trade just like lawyers, plumbers, electricians, etc. That’s why for hundreds of years you could apprentice and become a lawyer or doctor just like a plumber, electrician, carpenter, etc. Education and credentials for the profession are still a relatively new phenomenon.
Stars x 1K
I’m not saying they aren’t incompetent, but OOPs can be a slippery slope. When I worked 911 dispatch years ago, I would have to ‘counsel’ distraught women and some men on the process and refer them on to the court for assistance. Often, I would hear the sadness and despair in their voices before I’d even get to the…
Werd. I’m going to agree and ask that they start engaging in more ‘out-the-box’ thinking.
Yeah, I’m a SouthSider and this is sadly the case. However, I’m in an area where the cops don’t really bother us because even though it’s predominately black, my neighbors and I are also predominately city, county and state workers. I work for the state, so does 2 other of my neighbors; 3 of my neighbors work for the…
You from around these parts? After living here for nearly 50 years and having two family members retire from the PO-lice department, CPD is also complicit in the current state of Chicago as it was in the aughts, 90s, 80s, 70s, 60s and so on. Please understand that. Someone has to do the mayor and council’s bidding,…
I’m 46 and the world has been burning down all of my life, but I take comfort in small things...like being dichotomous and able to be entertained and worrying at the same time. Can you think of a time when the world hasn't been about to fracture?
You are fuquing killing me, but I’m sure it was this one in particular: