Video: People Get Stuck In Wet Tar on 47th In Chicago

The City of Chicago is dirty for laying down tar In the streets. Then leaving without putting up signs an cones to warn people. Checkout the video below.

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Popular Chicago Rap Interviewer (Zack Tv) Gunned Down In South Loop

In the early hours of Wednesday  5/30/18 popular Chicago rap assessor known for his popular YouTube channel  “Zack TV1” was gunned down in Chicago’s South Loop.

Zack was known for interviewing Chicago’s hottest up and coming rappers, many of whom shared the same fate of also falling victim to Chicago’s ongoing homicide crisis .

Zack recently made noise on twitter by criticizing fellow Chicago native Kanye West.

So there you have it, another influential voice in Chicago silenced by gun violence. Another talent gone.

R.I.P Zack and my condolences to all of your family and friends. your work will continue to live online, and entertain people for years to come.

Shout Out to my homie Gutta for handing over this story to me. Follow him on IG at 6ixtr3y he’ll keep your TL poppin and he just might learn you something too.

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Water Tower Place Get’s Called Out For Racially Profiling Black Youth

According to The Chicago Sun*times. On the evening of  March 3rd, 2018 a group of six teenage black males were kicking it at the Water Tower Place. When a doctor by the name of “Dr. Carla Hightower” noticed them because they were so clean, and their style was on a whole other level.

The group was seen doing nothing wrong inside of the mall, however by the time that the doctor was making her way out of the mall. She saw the group being escorted out by mall security. Dr. Hightower then asked the apologetic looking female guard, “what did the boys do wrong?” the guard responded by saying “I don’t even know if they did anything wrong”.

Dr. Carla Hightower Source https://twitter.com/DrHightower/media

This situation didn’t sit well with the doctor. She felt that it was highly possible, that this was a clear cut case of racial profiling. But instead of turning a blind eye to the situation at hand, Dr. Hightower took action. She went to find a manager, and was left in shock when the manager informed her that the group of boys were thrown out of the mall for basically “loitering” and not buying anything out of the stores.

The manager went on to further hit Hightower with bs excuse after bs excuse to justify kicking the group out of the Water Tower Place. But Hightower was not buying any of the managers excuses. She left the mall and got in contact with the company who owns Water Tower Place through email. A business named General Growth Properties.

The email caught the attention of a man by the name of Kevin Berry. Berry, is the executive vice president of human resources and communications for General Growth Properties. Berry agreed to put together a meeting with Hightower and the top dawgs of security and asset management at the Water Tower Place.

Kevin Berry. Source http://investor.ggp.com/leadership/management/kevin-berry

Hightower was impressed by the fast response and how seriously Kevin Berry took this situation.

The meeting led to Water Tower Place’s management reviewing its policies on what exactly defines loitering. And It’s mall security teams are supposed to go through retraining.

The mall will also like to get in contact with the six boys from the incident, bring them back to the mall to apologize to them in person. Read the full story here, on the Sun*times website.

My Thoughts Of This Story

Off of experience of growing up as a black male, I’ve experienced my fare share of racial discrimination. I’ve been targeted by store staff more times than I can count. And just like the group of boys, I wasn’t doing anything wrong.

And being unfairly targeted not only gave me a lasting negative image of the business who did it. It also made me feel violated and less than human.

I think that society needs more people like Dr. Hightower. This story is proof that one person can make a difference. Small changes can lead to bigger things . Like in this case, security teams are being retrained and “rules” are being reviewed. That’s power and progress right there!

Read the full story here.

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