Category Archives: Global City News

The HUD Hustle

Will you help us stop the hustle hurting the hood? HUD rental assistance and Section 8 pays on average: $1,000.00-$1,500.00 a month, for a year. That is $12,000-$18,000 that HUD spends per voucher holder! $12,000-$18,000 a year x 10 yrs equals $120,000-$180,000! This is what HUD spends per voucher for Renting. $12,000-$18,000 x 20 years equals $240,000-$360,000 per voucher for Renting.

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Safeguard: Are We Safe from Corporate Trespass and Burglary?

PETITION: SAFEGUARD PROPERTIES – Mortgage Field Services SIGN!!! —> https://www.change.org/p/antieviction-gmail-com-stop-safeguard-properties-from-burglarizing-violating-homeowners-who-are-in-foreclosure?recruiter=78920878&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg   Lawsuit   On June 2013, the Attorney General’s Office made public information regarding a pending lawsuit it has against the government contracted property management company, Safeguard Properties. In a period following our nation’s largest housing crisis, which was brought about by deceptive lending practices by US banks, the housing

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A Letter to Trump: Divestment vs. Investment

Dear Mr. Trump, Chicago is a global city, and if anyone knows that, it would most certainly be you; a man who owns prime real estate in one of the world’s most appealing locations for tourists, and business professionals. There is an elephant in the room though; there has been a stark contrast in the divestment versus investment when assessing

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The American 1%: Social Class Divide on Crack

Who Rules the United States? The United States of America is supposed to be, by design, a representative democracy, but who really runs the United States? Two perspectives that hypothesize on who runs the United States is the functionalist and conflict perspectives.   Crucial to this question, is a sound understanding of the fundamental reasoning that make up both perspectives;

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With 209 People Shot and 34 Killed in Chicago So Far This Year, Protestors Who Shut Down “Mag Mile” Seek to Shut Down Violence in Black Community

Today, the same organizations that joined together to put launch the 2015 Black Friday protest on Chicago’s infamous “Mag Mile” held a demonstration to denounce police terror, as well as Black on Black violence. A brief press conference was held with “The Final Call”, then the freedom fighters traveled from 75th & Dorchester to 79th & Cottage Grove to raise

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Waiting On Justice Is Like Waiting For A Unicorn To Come Change Your Life

On December 15, 2015, I attended a public hearing at City Hall in Chicago, along with several of my colleagues, with the purpose of allowing the Fraternal Order of Police president (FOP- Dean Angelo), an Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) representative, and the Chicago Police Superintendent (acting- First Deputy John Escalante), to speak about their handling of the death of

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