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Black Men In Chicago Are Taking Over Abandoned Property & Rebuilding The Neighborhood With The Youth By Creating Their Own Jobs

Black Men In Chicago Are Taking Over Abandoned Property & Rebuilding The Neighborhood With The Youth By Creating Their Own Jobs

Chicago, Illinois – Black men are demanding the city help them with the resources to help rebuild the community. These men are literally in the process of taking over abandoned property and training at risk youth to help fix up the properties that the city is trying to demolish.

Many of the properties are generally in pretty decent condition as far as the frame being solid brick and these men are saying they are not going to allow the city to tear down perfectly good homes.

A lot of the homes are boarded up and abandoned due to subprime lending where the Lenders/Bankers sucked the resources out of certain communities, left them in total disarray, foreclosed on the properties and resold many of them for pennies on the dollar to Hedge Fund Investors.

This happened by way if issuing Interest only mortgages where the borrower paid only the interest and no principal and when the term was up, they were forced to pay interest plus principle which the majority was unable to do therefore losing their properties while hedge fund investors bet against the people and walked away with tons of properties.

These investors slowly take over certain areas which are considered prime real estate and move the minorities out and gentrify the neighborhoods.

The men called on Alderman Michael Scott 24th Ward, Alderman  Jason Ervin 28th Ward,  and Alderman Walter Burnett 27th Ward and all the Aldermen across the city to help them make this happen.

The group said they are going all over the city and taking over the 20,000 properties that are sitting idle waiting to be torn down.

They then said that the people in the community want the buildings demolished however they don’t realize that for every building that is demolished, property taxes goes up.

The spokesperson Mark Carter said NHS, CIC and Globe Trotters organizations were supposed to help their parents and grandparents but instead they allowed the city to demolish their homes.

The men said the Mayor and Alderman sit back and watch these children get murdered in the communities and they refuse to sit back and do nothing about it.

He said they are demanding  the resources be given to them and they can rebuild themselves.

Check out the video:




Photo Credit:  Mark Carter- Facebook







  1. RLA

    September 17, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Hmm. I wonder why no one in the Chicago media is talking about this?

    Oh wait–no I don’t wonder. Because demonizing Black men and depicting certain neighborhoods as irredeemable war zones is good for ratings, and has about a million other benefits for the wealthy and entrenched “government” and its offshoots.

    Sickening, really.

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  3. Thomas Hayes

    September 17, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Great to hear their doing it themselves but this article is so slanted and had the housing collapse all wrong.

  4. Laura J Dempsey

    September 17, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Good for you’s Bless your hearts.

  5. Gavri'El

    September 17, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    We air too much of our business. Just present the results, after we do all that needs to be done.

    • Anonymous

      September 18, 2016 at 8:59 AM

      It’s not about airing our business, it’s about bringing awareness to what’s going on in their community. A lot of people do not know about owning property or property taxes. They can use this platform to only educate but help the community financially.

    • Anonymous

      September 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM

      Yes! People take heed speak on it after its accomplished. .

  6. Bob

    September 18, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Wow. Creating capitalist with tax dollars.. There is a novel idea..

    • Mark

      November 6, 2016 at 2:24 PM

      Tell that to Microsoft,Apple & Every Other White Corporation that does it everyday off Corporate Contacting & CORPORATE WELFARE

  7. Anonymous

    September 18, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    How can we get in touch with these young men?

  8. Chris

    September 18, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Stop talking about it and do it let’s stop telling them our every move keep it amongst us and the ones that want to help let them help.

  9. Shane

    September 19, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Real admiration for this. Finally someone decided to stop blaming, virtue signalling, and came up with a solution. This right here shows that it’s time to kick the race baiting black community leaders like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton out of the equation. Listening to people like them has done nothing but make them richer and the communities more poor.

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  11. Rebe2101

    September 20, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    Why does this have to be titled the way it is. Why can’t it just say community men unite or something or other. Why does it have to be titled with the race as the first two words. Stop letting the media continue the race wars. We are all people trying to make a change. Bottom line!!

    • Anonymous

      June 25, 2017 at 9:35 AM

      Dont do that. If the context was of a negative nature race would be mentioned or at the least indicated.

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