Sunday, March 31, 2013
NONE CHICAGO NEWS BUT PRAYERS TO THIS PLAYER AND HIS FAMILY FROM CHICAGO EST.1837 Ware, a 6-2 sophomore guard from the Bronx, crumbled to the floor after his leg snapped in two with 6:33 to play on the first half of the Cardinals' game against the Blue Devils in the Midwest Regional finals. Thornton went up for a three and Ware lunged forward to block it. The shot went in and there was no contact. Ware landed off balance and his leg simply gave in. A Tournament official told reporters that a bone in Ware's right leg had snapped.He was reportedly taken to nearby Methodist Hospital, which has experience dealing with severe injuries suffered at the Indianapolis 500.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
For a remarkable fourth consecutive year, all 167 seniors at Urban Prep Academies schools have been accepted at four-year colleges or universities this fall. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/29/urban-prep-graduates-all-_n_2981203.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
XXL Magazine and Monster Energy Presents The 2013 XXL Freshman Class featuring rappers Logic, Dizzy Wright, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, Trinidad James, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Kirko Bangz and Angel Haze. Go behind the scenes and get a sneak peak of the rap cyphers, freestyles, roundtable interview and magazine cover shoot.
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Wednesday morning, hours before the Bulls applied the brakes to the Heat's run at history, Tom Thibodeau was asked if he had mentioned their 27-game winning streak. "What streak?" Thibodeau said. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-spt-0328-bulls-heat-chicago-20130328,0,1750889.story
This information is timeless so I decided to share it. This is Steve Stoute's 10 secrets of success: 1. Learn to fall in love with the pain of hard work. 2. Know that pain is temporary. 3. Every day matters. 4. Return every phone call. 5. Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. 6. To get what you want, you must do things you don't want to do. 7. Know what you don't know. 8. Respect the commodity of persistence. 9. The more successful you become, the more humble you should be. 10. If you respect someone's success, do not feel ashamed to imitate their successful behavior.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Hiring Collins, a former Illinois Mr. Basketball from Northbrook, would be considered a coup for NU athletic director Jim Phillips, who wants to put his stamp on the basketball program. CBSSports.com, citing unnamed sources, reported Wednesday that Collins had agreed to take the job. ESPN.com reported that an announcement could come Wednesday but that no news conference would happen until after Duke was done playing in the NCAA tournament. Asked about the reports Wednesday, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters: "I hope that's what it turns out to be. It's not a done deal. When it is, I'll comment on it."
How has hip-hop influenced mainstream pop culture? Hear how former music executive Steve Stoute, became the CEO of ad agency Translation, and, how he broke down cultural boundaries by bringing the untapped resource of hip-hop into the world of marketing.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This year's Pitchfork Music Festival will take place July 19-21 in Chicago's Union Park. Today, we're excited to confirm that this year's headliners will be R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian. The full lineup, which will consist of over 40 artists Joining the already-announced list of artists will be M.I.A., Lil B, Solange, Wire, Yo La Tengo,Low, Savages, Toro Y Moi, Phosphorescent, Metz, Autre Ne Veut, Mikal Cronin, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Woods, Julia Holter, Glass Candy, Andy Stott, Pissed Jeans, Frankie Rose, Ryan Hemsworth, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, Daughn Gibson, Evian Christ, White Lung, KEN mode, and DJ Rashad.
Kanye's upcoming album continues to have people talking, and the newest rumor is that the title is going to be "I am God." The news of the possible album title was reported by BBC, who add that the title is meant to be "tongue-in-cheek." It was also previously reported that the album would be titled "Rich Black American" and "Black American Psycho," but judging by Kanye's secrecy on past projects it's likely no one will know the title until it's ready to drop.
Monday, March 25, 2013
"Gold Digger" became one of Yeezy's biggest hits to date, but would the Jamie Foxx-assisted "Late Registration" jam topped the Hot 100 if it had been recorded by Chicago rapstress Shawnna? After she passed on the beat, West rewrote the hook to accommodate a male perspective, and struck, er, gold. West originally created 'Gold Digger' for hip-hop hopeful Shawnna's solo debut, but she rejected it. West reworked the lyrics for himself and then took 'Gold' platinum. Meanwhile, the only precious metal Shawnna's been rocking lately is her tin ear.
Last week, Tunechi announced his America’s Most Wanted tour with T.I. and Future. Sponsored by Mountain Dew, the 40 city-stop begins following his Europen tour with Mac Miller and 2 Chainz. See when the show hits your city after the jump. Take it easy, Tune. 8/10/13 – CHICAGO, IL – FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE
Chicago's hip-hop scene had a banner year last year. As one of America's most segregated metropolises, the city underwent a renaissance in 2012 at basically every level. Chief Keef gained much of the initial attention, and he came from an entire scene that was flourishing, but Chicago—split by geography, race, economics, gangs and even tiered school systems—has a number of thriving hip-hop movements. One of the most successful was that of Chance the Rapper, an especially skilled technician with a wide variety of influences, a sixth sense for melody and craft, and impeccable stage presence. (link below) http://www.complex.com/music/2013/03/who-is-chance-the-rapper/
1. $15 million: PARK TOWER AERIE Ken Griffin, CEO of hedge fund firm Citadel, and his wife, Anne, bought the 66th floor at 800 North Michigan Avenue in November. (They already owned the penthouse.) It boasts 7,900 square feet of living space and a 660-square-foot terrace with knockout views of the lake and the skyline. FOR FULL LIST... (link below) http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/April-2013/Highest-Sales-of-2012/
Once an emblem of social consciousness, the hairstyle is now worn by gangbangers, targeted by police. (link below) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-trice-dreadlocks-0325-20130325,0,6022363.column
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Documentary photographer Carlos Javier Ortiz uses his lens to capture images of youth violence in Chicago. See the powerful photos and hear the stories behind the tragic crime scenes, children’s funerals and survivors’ pain.
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Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Chicago Bears agreed Friday to a one-year contract with linebacker D.J. Williams, a possible replacement for Brian Urlacher. The deal comes two days after the Bears said they couldn't reach an agreement with Urlacher, the eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the heart and face of the franchise. They also have an opening at strong side linebacker after Nick Roach signed with Oakland.
Pop star Rihanna has dropped in on high school students in a northwestern Chicago suburb. Barrington High School earned Friday's visit as a reward for winning the singer's "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" video contest. The five-minute, student-produced video highlighted the school's volunteer and community service programs. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/23/rihanna-barrington-high-school-visit-chicago_n_2939509.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago&ir=Chicago
More than 3,000 people turned out Saturday when the Chicago Transit Authority hosted its second job fair in as many months. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130323/west-town/cta-job-fair-draws-more-than-3000-for-700-positions
Friday, March 22, 2013
With the Chicago Public Schools planning to close 54 schools, another large school district has a message for any teachers who will lose their jobs: Vegas baby! Vegas! "If [Chicago teachers] are willing to relocate, we are looking for new teachers." (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130322/chicago/amid-cps-school-closings-las-vegas-wants-chicagos-teachers
While not traditionally considered a live music mecca like Austin or New Orleans, Chicago's concert scene is a thriving one, with the city having produced some of the biggest names in music these days. Not only are hip-hop superstars Kanye West, R. Kelly, and Lupe Fiasco from Chicago, but the Windy City has also generated bands such as Wilco, Fall Out Boy, and acclaimed solo artist Andrew Bird. The key to any live music scene is knowing where to go, especially with so many options to see concerts in Chicago. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/party-earth/cant-miss-concert-venues-_b_2909847.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Chicago Public Schools on Thursday is expected to announce their plan to close at least 50 schools, according to a report published Wednesday evening. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/21/cps-school-closings-repor_n_2923777.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago
Stay away from social media Focus on the music. Stop burning industry bridges Go back to promoting the hell out of Finally Rich When all else fails, think about Kay Kay (link below) http://globalgrind.com/music/chief-keef-needs-do-now-hes-home-from-jail-list-photos
Now, there are two issues here. The first is that Chimpmania.com is so racist that they have an open forum where their community can feel free to use the term "n*ggers," and also that they think there's nothing wrong with using the sentence "fled like cockroaches" [well, actually they use the term 'coachroaches,' so we can see how intelligent these people really are] and the second issue is that this link even comes up in a Google search. We know there are a lot of crazy, racist people out there and they love to use the internet as their playground, but how about a little censorship. Read more: http://globalgrind.com/news/chicago-nightclub-shooting-google-search-lil-mouse-and-king-samson-niggers-photos#ixzz2OCXiaoVH (link below) http://globalgrind.com/news/chicago-nightclub-shooting-google-search-lil-mouse-and-king-samson-niggers-photos
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APRIL 6TH! Mike Epps tickets are vital if you want to experience Mike Epps in Chicago. As always, Mike Epps Chicago tickets are hot, so get yours while you can. They won't last forever, so buy Mike Epps tickets Chicago today! (link below) http://www.excite.com/events/concert-tickets/Mike-Epps/Mike-Epps-Arie-Crown-Theater/4-6-2020000
Seven people including a 19-year-old woman were shot inside a nightclub on the city's south side during a rap concert and album release party. It happened around 1:15am at Mr. G's Supper Club in the 1500 Block of West 87th Street. The victims were taken to area hospitals and listed in stable condition. No one is in custody.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
THANKS FOR THE GREAT YEARS AT A TOUGH POSITION! The Chicago Bears are moving forward without Brian Urlacher after both sides were unable to reach an agreement on a free-agent deal, the team announced Wednesday. Urlacher, 34, has played all 13 seasons with the Bears and is considered one of the greatest linebackers in franchise history. "We were unable to reach an agreement with Brian and both sides have decided to move forward," Bears general manager Phil Emery said in a statement. "
For generations, sandwiches were the ultimate guilty pleasure of subcultures that had no patience for guilt: hungry bachelors, school kids, working stiffs, old men in delis. To fridge-foraging rubes like Dagwood, quality wasn’t half as important as quantity. The sandwich was one of the only snacks you were allowed to pile as high as you wanted with anything you desired and cram into your face with both hands. Pictured is the #1 sandwich the old oak blt. The B is applewood smoked—nice and snappy. The L is arugula—fresh and peppery. The T is a fried green slice—jacketed in cornmeal and greaseless. Slathered with pimiento cheese, the grilled ciabatta somehow stays crisp, providing three distinct layers of crunch. Truly inspired. (link below) http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/November-2012/Best-Sandwiches-Chicago/
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Singer R. Kelly's foreclosed Olympia Fields home hit the auction block Monday -- but reportedly remains in the bank's hands. The Grammy-winning R&B artist's 22,140-square-foot mansion in south suburban Chicago was valued at as much as $5.2 million in 2009 and was appraised at $3.8 million in July 2011. But, on Monday, the home was up for grabs at an opening bid of $950,000, as set by the mortgage-holding J.P. Morgan Chase, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Dr. Seuss may have some crazy rhymes and guys drawn in his books, but if you look at the core of his thoughts and words, the man was brilliant. He can even teach us some nice lessons in regards to social media. 1. "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." Authenticity and transparency in social media are the "green" in the green eggs and ham. I like realness, Sam I am! Don't be a different person offline than you are on Twitter and Facebook. 2. "Be who you are and say what you feel because those that matter don't mind, and those that mind don't matter!" Stop worrying about what everyone thinks of you. Build your plan, work it and get out there. Yes, you will need to manage your brand, reputation and online image, but make it real. 3. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Did you get laid off or fired from the corporate world, or did you just plain quit? If you're out of a job, quit crying. It's a blessing. Get on with your life and build a new one in your own way. 4. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." You're in love with the Twitter bird and you know it. If you're dreaming of him, it's a fact. 5. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go." Isn't this the truth? Take charge of your life. Go, people, go! Think of the communities you can build, the business you can win and the people you can connect with if you only try. Quit following in your competitors' footsteps. Forge your own path and make things happen. 6. "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." This one makes me think of how complicated we make social media. Think newbie questions like, "What's a retweet?" and "What's a 'tweet' as opposed a 'twit?'" The list goes on. The best advice I give people is to just do it. The answers are simple if you only engage. 7. "A person's a person, no matter how small." Just because you have tens of thousands of followers on Twitter doesn't mean you're any better than the new guy who only has eight. You were there once, too. That person is a person, and probably smarter than you. 8. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Listen and learn. Read, engage, watch your mentors and learn from them. You'll soon learn and build your own track. 9. "We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." I love this one. It reminds me of all the awesome people I've met on Twitter. I love my Twitter buddies. I've met people from around the world, and we all have a bit of quirky weirdness. Be quirky and you'll find others who are quirky, too. 10. "Being crazy isn't enough." Yes, have humor, but you need to add value. Inspire, educate and engage with your audience. Don't approach social media like a bird out of the crazy cage. You may be excited you learned how to tweet, but put some sense into those 140 characters. 11. "From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!" Social media is filled with humor. Just look around. Do a Twitter search for the term "get more followers" and see just how many funny crazies there are who think they are making progress by spamming. Embrace the humor of social media folks. 12. "I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful 100 percent!" Stick to your words and make your words stick. 13. "Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!" Think bigger than a tweet, faster than a zoom, and what you can do if you reached for the moon! Be different. Be bold. Stand out from the crowd. 14. "In my world, everyone's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!" This one reminds me of the people who think social media is free, and that social media alone will save their businesses. Get over it, folks. Social media is far from free. It doesn't enable you to eat rainbows, and it sure as heck does not poop butterflies. It poops a bad return on investment and negative brand equity if you don't manage it and plan. 15. "How did it get so late so soon?" This happens to me every night on Twitter. I'll just get into it when I pass out on the laptop. If only there were more hours in the day. Time flies when you're having fun!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Chicago's rap heavyweights united to take over the Red Bull Sound Select show down in Austin, SXSW 2013 - FakeShoreDrive x Red Bull Sound Select - 120 Hours in Austin showcase (link below) http://photos.redeyechicago.com/redeye-sxsw-2013-fake-shore-drive-120-hours-in-austin-20130314/
Two days after helping Simeon win its fourth straight Class 4A state title, Jabari Parker added another accomplishment to his long list. The 6-foot-8 Duke-bound forward was named the Morgan Wootten High School Player of the Year at an announcement Monday at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago. (link below) http://wgntv.com/2013/03/18/parker-named-wootten-player-of-the-year/
Rashod “Fat Man” Bethany was only 21 when he was busted in a federal drug case in 2006. Young as he was, no one had a more fearsome reputation in his Far South Side neighborhood. Bethany ran two drug houses that sold crack 24/7, 365 days a year, and he and his thugs, who dubbed themselves “The Killing Crew,” ruthlessly enforced a no-snitching code that kept witnesses from talking to the police. And it’s one reason why federal prosecutors are now seeking a 30-year sentence — the maximum — for Bethany. (link below) http://www.suntimes.com/18876363-761/no-snitch-enforcer-from-killing-crew-faces-up-to-30-years.html
Sunday, March 17, 2013
An off-duty suburban police officer is facing criminal charges after a wrong-way crash on Lake Shore Drive left two men dead Friday morning. Terrell Garrett, a North Chicago police officer, was formally charged Saturday with two counts of aggravated DUI and two counts of reckless homicide, according to Sally Daly, a spokeswoman with the Cook County state's attorney's office. (link below) http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130316/chicago-citywide/north-chicago-cop-charged-deadly-lake-shore-drive-crash
Having set a state record a year ago by winning their sixth state championship, the heavily-favored Wolverines tied another Saturday night by claiming their seventh with a 58-40 win over Lincolnshire Stevenson in the Class 4A state final at Carver Arena. And while it did not displace first-time five-time champ Manual this time around, Simeon (30-3) did match the Rams’ record of four consecutive state championship victories with their sixth title in eight seasons.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
With three new settlements this week and more lawsuits pending, Chicago's price tag for legal claims against its police force is climbing and has already surpassed the $27 million the city set aside for this year. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/chicago-police-misconduct_0_n_2883433.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago
Two of his attorneys said Thursday he continues to have faith that he will be vindicated through the appeal of his conviction and sentence (link below) http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/ct-met-blagojevich-prison-one-year-20130315,0,6621514.story
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Rumored U.S. Commerce Secretary candidate Penny Pritzker on Thursday stoked the flames of those reports when she resigned abruptly from the Chicago Board of Education. Pritzker announced that she was exiting the board, effective immediately, via a brief resignation letter addressed to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Tribune reports. (link below) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/14/penny-pritzker-resigns-chicago_n_2878698.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago