They Will Not Be Forgotten!

Black American, Crime, History

Chicago Street Journal (CSJ) dedicates this issue to all those who gave, so that we may live. Who would you add?

There is never a wrong time to celebrate their lives and purpose.

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Volumn 24 Number 2, January 24, 2018 Page 1


“The Five Stairsteps-YOU’VE WAITED TOO LONG”

History, Uncategorized

The Five Stairsteps, known as “The First Family of Soul,” [1] were an American Chicago soul group made up of five of Betty and Clarence Burke Sr.’s six children: Alohe Jean, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis, and Kenneth “Keni”, and briefly, Cubie. They are best known for the 1970 song “O-o-h Child”, listed #392 on Rolling […]



The Watergate scandal, which began today in 1972, shows how long it takes to bring down a corrupt president

History, Politics

Forty-five years ago today, five men were arrested after being caught breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel. An investigation into their actions, and their connections to the White House and then-president Richard Nixon, would end with Nixon resigning in disgrace. Initial press coverage didn’t suggest such an outcome…

via The Watergate scandal, which began today in 1972, shows how long it takes to bring down a corrupt president — Quartz

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Meet the Woman Barack Obama Reportedly Proposed to Before Michelle?

Chicago Politics, History

Barack Obama clearly ended up with the right woman, but with news of his pre–Michelle marriage proposal making headlines, our curiosity about Sheila Miyoshi Jager was piqued. In Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Jager told Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David J. Garrow that she had been seriously involved with the future president in the mid- […]

via Meet the Woman Barack Obama Reportedly Proposed to Before Michelle? — Conversations Of A Sistah

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The Real organizer of the Bus Boycott — E.D. Nixon: The Forgotten Hero


Edgar Daniel Nixon (July 12, 1899 – February 25, 1987), known as E. D. Nixon, was a civil rights leader and union organizer in Alabama who played a crucial role in organizing the landmark Montgomery Bus Boycott there in 1955. The boycott highlighted the issues of segregation in the South, was upheld for more than a year by black residents, and nearly brought the city-owned bus system to bankruptcy. It ended in December 1956, after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the related case, Browder v. Gayle (1956), that the local and state laws were unconstitutional, and ordered the state to end bus segregation.

Nixon was president of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Montgomery Welfare League, and the Montgomery Voters League. At the time, Nixon already led the Montgomery branch of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters union, known as the Pullman Porters Union, which he had helped organize.

Martin Luther King Jr. described Nixon as “one of the chief voices of the Negro community in the area of civil rights,” and “a symbol of the hopes and aspirations of the long oppressed people of the State of Alabama.”[1]

Edgar D. Nixon was born to Wesley M. Nixon and Sue Ann Chappell Nixon. As a child, Nixon received 16 months of formal education, as black students were ill-served in the segregated public school system. His mother died when he was young, and he and his seven siblings were reared among extended family in Montgomery.[2] His father was a Baptist minister.[1]

After working in a train station baggage room, Nixon rose to become a Pullman car porter, which was a well-respected position with good pay. He was able to travel around the country and worked steadily. He worked with them until 1964. In 1928, he joined the new union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, helping organize its branch in Montgomery. He also served as its president for many years.[1]

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Colonel Eugene Frederick Scott, will speak at the Chicago Street Journal 23rd Anniversary on October 29th, 2016.

Entertainment, History

colonel-eugene-scottA dynamic leader and manager, Colonel Eugene Frederick Scott, will speak at the Chicago Street Journal 23rd Anniversary on October 29th, 2016.

Retired Col. Scott retired last year as the CEO of Defender Charities, after over 20 years part of the Sengstacke Enterprise. He came to the Chicago Defender as executive assistant to John H.H. Sengstacke. Scott managed the company’s five newspapers and for more than ten years, he served as general manager and publisher of the Chicago Daily Defender.

Col. Scott was born in Miami, Florida was raised in Chicago, He attended A.D. Sexton Elementary School and Englewood High School where he was a sharpshooter in the ROTC. Scott graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida in 1957. He continued in ROTC at Florida A&M University where he graduated with a B.A. in political science in 1961. Scott entered the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant in 1962. 

In Germany, he commanded tank forces and was the principal staff officer for Training and Operations for the 8th Infantry Division Combat Ready Forces. Scott was responsible for the training of 27,000 soldiers. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 and from 1969 to 1971. Scott completed his twenty-eight year military career as a Post Commander for two major U.S. Army installations with budgets in excess of $200 million. Scott, a favorite of General Norman Swartzkopf, retired just prior to the Gulf War in 1990.

Scott has served on a number of boards and committees including: Bronzeville Military Academy; the Illinois Military Flags Commission; the Governor’s Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes; the Attorney General’s African American Advisory Committee; the National Advisory Committee of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois; the Chicago Area Boy Scouts; and as Chairman of the National African American Military Museum.

Col. Scott wife Beverly Reed-Scott a former staff of Chicago (South) Street Journal will serve as Mistress of Ceremony at the gala to be held at the Swift Manson, 4500 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

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