Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Conservative Vicelords & Chicago's "Gang" Story + Black Immigrants & Civil Rights + A Sequester?


1.  The Conservative Vicelords-Chicago's gang-turned-community organization

Two weeks ago, Bobby Gore passed away in Chicago.  He was one of the founders of the Conservative Vicelords, a faction of the Vicelords that transformed one of the oldest and most infamous of Chicago's street gangs into a community based organization dedicated to empowering the Lawndale section of Chicago.  Understanding what went right and wrong with the Conservative Vicelords in the late 60's and early 70's is key to understanding what is right and wrong with violence in our streets today.  Please tune in as we speak to three original members of the Conservative Vicelords and the author of a book dedicated to Bobby Gore, the World of Gangs.

But first...

2.  What the hell is a sequester?
If you pay attention to the news it is either yet another looming politician-made disaster or a reason to change the channel and watch a better political drama, Deception.  Tune in as we talk to our friends at the Center for Economic and Policy Research about how the sequester may affect our friends and family, whatever the hell it is.

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3.  Black Immigrants and the Civil Rights movement.

A lot of people like to call the Immigrant Rights movement the "next Civil Rights" movement.  That sort of assumes that the last Civil Rights movement isn't still going on and that Immigrants didn't play any role in it.  Tune in and don't miss this.

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