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#CC360 “CROSSTOWN CONNECTION” Music Festival
First south side Chicago music festival to wrap up the summer! Featuring performances on two different stages, movie screenings, health & wellness seminar and more!
Friday August 29th, 2014 | 12:00PM - 10:00PM
400 West 71st Street, Chicago Illinois 60621


#CC360 “CROSSTOWN CONNECTION” Music Festival

First south side Chicago music festival to wrap up the summer! Featuring performances on two different stages, movie screenings, health & wellness seminar and more!

Friday August 29th, 2014 | 12:00PM - 10:00PM

400 West 71st Street, Chicago Illinois 60621

Chi Voices poet Edye Deloch-Hughes talks about her piece “What Could of Been,” inspired by slain teen Hadiya Pendleton, followed by a teaser from the film.

*Chi Voices is a media project with six premier poets who creatively express their personal experiences with violence in their communities through Spoken Word and Film.

thebrainscoop:

Here’s your biannual reminder to keep an eye out for dead or injured migrating birds! 
The above photo is a representation of as many as 2,000 individuals from 70+ species a year that die when colliding with downtown Chicago buildings during Spring and Fall migration.  
If you’re in Chicago, what should you do if you find a dead bird? Write a note with information on where the bird was found, the date it was found and put it in a ziploc bag with the bird, then contact the Field’s Bird division to schedule a time to drop it off. If you can’t bring it in the same day, toss it into a freezer. If you find an injured bird, check out this page and call the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors at (773) 988-1867.
If you don’t live in Chicago, look up a local natural history museum or nature center near you and ask if they will take in a bird - but remember, it is illegal for private citizens to possess most native birds, either in whole or in part (including skulls, bones, and even feathers), except under terms of special permits or by exemptions under hunting laws and licenses. 
Why do we do this? Our ornithologists have been collecting window-killed birds for decades: by doing so, and recording the time/place of their collection, we are gaining new insights on the migratory patterns and populations of these species and are able to track changes over time. 
What can we do to prevent more birds from flying into windows? 

 Birds will try to fly through transparent glass that they cannot detect. Birds will fly towards reflective glass that mirrors sky, plants or their own reflection!


Reduce a bird’s view through transparent glass to attractive areas of light, safety or greenery inside your house by drawing drapes or shades.

Move attractive indoor plants away from being directly next to windows or block a bird’s ability to see indoor plants.
Use external screens, window films, temporary paint or soap, decals, banners, streamers or windsocks on the outside surface of windows to block transparent or reflective glass.
Use etched/fritted/frosted glass (or window films that replicated a frosted glass effect) to reduce transparency and reflectivity of window surfaces.
Install bird safe glass that has ultra-violet patterns that make windows more visible (and avoidable) for birds.
Read more at the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors website.

thebrainscoop:

Here’s your biannual reminder to keep an eye out for dead or injured migrating birds! 

The above photo is a representation of as many as 2,000 individuals from 70+ species a year that die when colliding with downtown Chicago buildings during Spring and Fall migration.  

If you’re in Chicago, what should you do if you find a dead bird? Write a note with information on where the bird was found, the date it was found and put it in a ziploc bag with the bird, then contact the Field’s Bird division to schedule a time to drop it off. If you can’t bring it in the same day, toss it into a freezer. If you find an injured bird, check out this page and call the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors at (773) 988-1867.

If you don’t live in Chicago, look up a local natural history museum or nature center near you and ask if they will take in a bird - but remember, it is illegal for private citizens to possess most native birds, either in whole or in part (including skulls, bones, and even feathers), except under terms of special permits or by exemptions under hunting laws and licenses. 

Why do we do this? Our ornithologists have been collecting window-killed birds for decades: by doing so, and recording the time/place of their collection, we are gaining new insights on the migratory patterns and populations of these species and are able to track changes over time. 

What can we do to prevent more birds from flying into windows? 

  •  Birds will try to fly through transparent glass that they cannot detect. Birds will fly towards reflective glass that mirrors sky, plants or their own reflection!

  • Reduce a bird’s view through transparent glass to attractive areas of light, safety or greenery inside your house by drawing drapes or shades.

  • Move attractive indoor plants away from being directly next to windows or block a bird’s ability to see indoor plants.
  • Use external screens, window films, temporary paint or soap, decals, banners, streamers or windsocks on the outside surface of windows to block transparent or reflective glass.
  • Use etched/fritted/frosted glass (or window films that replicated a frosted glass effect) to reduce transparency and reflectivity of window surfaces.
  • Install bird safe glass that has ultra-violet patterns that make windows more visible (and avoidable) for birds.

Read more at the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors website.

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Jackie Robinson West have a chance to make history against South Korea today. Even if they fail, the baseball team has already scored a significant off-field victory. They’ve won the hearts and minds of many people during a profoundly troubling time in both United States and world history. Whether they know it or not, they’ve held up the psychological well-being of a terrific, but deeply troubled, city.

It’s not to belittle the profound on-field accomplishments of these young men by suggesting that, statistically, the odds are overwhelmingly stacked against them as black men. You don’t have to call the mind the events in Ferguson, MO, to reach that conclusion.

Here’s why: thanks to the failed war on drugs, the emergence of the prison-industrial complex, and the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs, which in turn lead to soaring unemployment, a University of Chicago professor argues that black men are worse off today than they were forty years ago.

[…]

To bring it back to Jackie Robinson West: what happens when they grow up? While younger generations have declared themselves to be increasingly post-racial, the world they inhabit is still decidedly not.

While there are certainly individual examples of black success to point to—there’s the president, the entertainment world’s power couple, and the country’s leading public intellectual, after all—the overall picture for black men in 21st Century America is bleak.

And that’s why Jackie Robinson West is so important. By winning the hearts and minds of a hypersegregated city that’s eighth in the world for income inequality, at a time when schools and mental health facilities that their neighbors so desperately need are being shuttered left and right, they’ve countered a narrative that will seek to crush them at a certain age. They’ve done so simply through the joyous act of playing baseball really well.

But, win or lose the championship, the team members of Jackie Robinson West have to come home. After the parades are done, they’ll have to continue living their lives. They have to grow up. In what kind of city will the grow up?

We all know Chicago is proud of Jackie Robinson West. So let’s make sure that Jackie Robinson West has reason to be proud of Chicago, too.

Why Jackie Robinson West Winning Hearts And Minds Is So Important

you can watch JRW play against South Korea today on ABC 7 Chicago or livestream the game.

zuky:

The little league baseball squad Jackie Robinson West, hailing from the South Side of Chicago, has just become the first all-Black team to win the US Championship at the Little League World Series, beating the previously undefeated Las Vegas (incidentally, an all-white team) in a dramatic, hard-fought 7-5 game. What a great year for this event, first with the Mo’ne Davis story and now this. JRW demonstrated poise, determination and mental toughness, coming back twice from deficits, outlasting their opponents down the stretch, scoring with small ball to grind out the win. 
Jackie Robinson West is the first all-Black team to play in the Little League World Series since 1983, when the same organization made its first appearance. Before that, back in 1955 — the year after Brown v. Board of Education ruled that segregation was unconstitutional — the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars from Charleston, South Carolina, played their way to Williamsport for the final tournament, but white teams refused to play against them and white coaches organized a boycott against the 11- and 12-year-old African American players. The team attended the event, but watched the entire tournament from the bleachers rather than the field. 
Not so this year. JRW is the national champion. They play South Korea tomorrow for the international title and I’ll be cheering for them.

zuky:

The little league baseball squad Jackie Robinson West, hailing from the South Side of Chicago, has just become the first all-Black team to win the US Championship at the Little League World Series, beating the previously undefeated Las Vegas (incidentally, an all-white team) in a dramatic, hard-fought 7-5 game. What a great year for this event, first with the Mo’ne Davis story and now this. JRW demonstrated poise, determination and mental toughness, coming back twice from deficits, outlasting their opponents down the stretch, scoring with small ball to grind out the win. 

Jackie Robinson West is the first all-Black team to play in the Little League World Series since 1983, when the same organization made its first appearance. Before that, back in 1955 — the year after Brown v. Board of Education ruled that segregation was unconstitutional — the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars from Charleston, South Carolina, played their way to Williamsport for the final tournament, but white teams refused to play against them and white coaches organized a boycott against the 11- and 12-year-old African American players. The team attended the event, but watched the entire tournament from the bleachers rather than the field. 

Not so this year. JRW is the national champion. They play South Korea tomorrow for the international title and I’ll be cheering for them.

chicagotribune:

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONS!!! Jackie Robinson West wins, plays Sunday for the Little League World Series title. Amazing!
Chicago is so proud.
Live updates from Chicago and Williamsport:
http://trib.in/1AIAWyN

chicagotribune:

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONS!!! Jackie Robinson West wins, plays Sunday for the Little League World Series title. Amazing!

Chicago is so proud.

Live updates from Chicago and Williamsport:
http://trib.in/1AIAWyN
Chicago themed lotería card via  Meso Chicago

Chicago themed lotería card via Meso Chicago

frijoliz:


Windy City Elotero originally ”Elotero en la gran ciudad” by Rolando Cervantes

frijoliz:

Windy City Elotero originally ”Elotero en la gran ciudad” by Rolando Cervantes

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Back of the Yards (47th street)

Back of the Yards (47th street)

Near Halsted and Lake part of Don’t Fret mural can be seen on side of building.

Near Halsted and Lake part of Don’t Fret mural can be seen on side of building.

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