“Not long ago the body of a young girl lay crushed on the sidewalk after a plunge from a Chicago apartment window. Everyone called it suicide, but actually it was murder. The killer was a narcotic known to America as marijuana, and to history as hashish. Used in the form of cigarettes, it is comparatively new to the United States and as dangerous as a coiled rattlesnake. How many murders, suicides, and maniacal deeds it causes each year, especially among the young, can only be conjectured.” – Harry J. Anslinger (July 1937 as published in The American Magazine.) The … Continue reading “Reefer Madness” Becomes The Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry.
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. Read more about them in our current issue at http://www.ChicagoStreetJournal.com. To be in the next issue go to http://www.CSJads.info. Ron Carder, Publisher and Editor, 773-595-5229 Sonja Cassandra Perdue, Associate Publishers, Digital 773-609-2226 Continue reading They Will Not Be Forgotten!
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death and should expect to spend about two decades in prison, a judge said Thursday as he prepared to sentence the ex-officer for a federal civil rights violation. Before U.S. District Judge David… via Judge Weighs Two Decades In Prison For Ex-Cop’s Fatal Shooting — Black America Web Continue reading Judge Weighs Two Decades In Prison For Ex-Cop’s Fatal Shooting
Remembering Harold Washington Mayor Washington visits sick child. (The Chicago Defender Photo Files) He was our hero, our role model, a man of the people. His speech was elegant, intellectually savvy and yet his connection to the ordinary working man was magnetic. His voice was boisterous yet inviting. Harold Washington was the entire package of… via Remembering Harold Washington: A Man Like No Other — The Chicago Defender Continue reading Remembering Harold Washington: A Man Like No Other
A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people. via At Least 50 Killed In Las Vegas Concert Mass Shooting — WCCO | CBS Minnesota Continue reading At Least 50 Killed In Las Vegas Concert Mass Shooting
CHICAGO — The Latest on legal battle between Trump administration and Chicago over so-called sanctuary cities (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Attorneys for Chicago are asking a federal judge to stop President Donald Trump’s administration from withholding public safety grants from cities and counties that provide sanctuary to immigrants in the country illegally. In a… via The Latest: Judge weighs whether to halt immigration rules — National Post Enter HERE to read the latest editions of Chicago Street Journal. Continue reading The Latest: Judge weighs whether to halt immigration rules
According to ProsperityNow.org/ (Formerly Corporation for Enterprise Development.) it will be centuries before “wealth equality” between whites and African-Americans and Latinos is realized in the United States. (Read their report on “The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries.”) According to Neilsen (The top consumer rating agency for the nation.), “…Black consumers are one of America’s greatest assets.” Without a doubt, any group of people or country that has $1.2 trillion in buying power and who at the same time has kept virtually nothing for themselves, would be everyone’s best buddy (asset). Especially … Continue reading Black Business Matters