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Are Chicago Voters Being Taken for Granted?

On Saturday, March 21 African American voters and I-Heart Radio’s “The GreenPrenuer Show” host Michael T. Thomas explored the economic state of Chicago and as he calls it “In The City of Mischief” to discuss the Chicago Mayoral election.

AN OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL FROM THE ENGLEWOOD RAILWAY COALITION

An open letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from the Englewood Railway Coalition regarding Norfolk Southern Corp.’s (NSC) attempted hostile takeover of Black-owned homes in Englewood. NSC, a $34.5 billion Virginia-based corporation, is trying to expand a massive freight yard in our neighborhood. The project, which amounts to a land grab of some 84 acres, would destroy the homes, history and traditions of this long-established African-American community.

Englewood Votes! Hosts Mayoral Forum on Wednesday 2/18: Candidates Confirmed

On Wednesday, February 18th voters will hear from the mayoral candidates for the February 24th municipal election at the Englewood Political Symposium at Lindblom Math & Science Academy, 6130 S Wolcott Ave, from 6pm – 8pm.

Service Learning Hours offered to High School Students

Chicago film producer Kenya Renee is offering service learning hours to high school students.  Students can gain up to 20 hours per week acting as online marketing interns spreading the word about the upcoming film "Deacon's Choice" via social media sites.

This movie was written by Chicago's very own Kenya Renee and Illinois native Dan Hoger.  The movie stars some of Chicago's best talent:  Eugene Parker, Bridgette Shorter, Shannon Matesky, Elizabeth Gray, Byron Willis and many more. 

 "Deacon’s Choice” is described as a powerful story of an Ex-Chicago Politician and his family’s tug-of-war battle to overcome a secret that has lain dormant for 30 years. It embodies the trickle effect of selfishness, cover-ups, addiction and consequence that has chipped away one young lady’s heart, passion and esteem.

One would assume the film’s name derived from a religious title, but this twin story explains one young lady’s journeys through life, evoking the inner landscape of her longing to connect to love and feeling loved. In the soon to be 2014 released film "Deacon's Choice", Deacon Shields, a high school teacher, journalist and daughter of a high powered Chicago Public Official  initiates the establishment of her existence through her writings.

Deacon’s Choice uniquely illustrates parallel stories that are parables of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost linked by Chicago political hierarchy and her rollercoaster ride through addiction causing their once solid family relationship to slowly chip away by this long-lived façade.

The intensity of this film is just as stimulating as “Requiem for a Dream” & “Precious” yet its cultured like the movie “Fire Proof.” This compulsive tale of a family’s secret reminds us that life for each of us has its own individual journey.

LISTEN TO THE FIRST COMMERCIAL:  https://soundcloud.com/kenya-renee/sets/deacons-choice
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/deaconschoicemovie
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/Deaconschoice  
VISIT OUR WEBSITE:  https://www.deaconschoice.com

RCN Franchise Approved by Chicago City Council

On April 24, 2012, the Chicago City Council approved a precedent-setting franchise agreement for cable company RCN that provides stable funding and technical parity for the public’s channels in Chicago.

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