Chicago Sun-Times did exactly what is done everytime a Black man takes a stand for anything. He called out the governor for not doing his job and puts up the money/time to give back to HIS community. Then this publication says he's in court over child support.
1. It's not true, his daughter and girlfriend live with him. He's a very publicly active father.
2. It's a lie based on a BAD stereotype. All Black men aren't absent fathers and on child support.
3. Bitch stop lying.
Chance the Rapper gave $1 million dollars of his own money to help the City of Chicago's violence problem. The issue of violence is not the cause of violence. The root case is the city's willingness to cut funding for schools in the Black and Brown parts of town, The lack of jobs in those areas, and the increase of rent to clear the areas for development that doesn't give those people affordable living options.
These factors have created a couple generations of folks with substandard education, no job training and no jobs to be trained for. Then the rental crisis stacks those people in housing projects not even suitable for prisoners. This creates crime. His funds were for education which gives the future generations the tools to maneuver above the current circumstances in the city. Chicago's issue is going to take time to correct, he made the step.These funds were in response to the overall issue at hand but also were to go to making sure these kids weren't subjected to the dangers of being unsupervised in an unstable environment.
The CPS' recent history:
Chicago Public Schools has seen funding cut so short, schools close weeks earlier than normal because the district can't afford to pay everyone for the rest of a damn school year. Teachers are underpaid and don't have the tools to teach their students in effective ways to fit how kids happen to learn in today's society. The teachers are planning a May 1 strike .
The Attempts to repair:
Activist groups, rappers and athletes have stepped in to assist communities nationwide. Distributing the wealth these communities have afforded them. So for every time you hear "where are the Black leaders?" Research the attempts made by philanthropic donations, crowd funding, and lobbyist. Countless hours and dollars are being given but it seems governing bodies would rather line their blocks with gentrification money and add so much red tape you can't see issues never seen the dollars being given.
A lso why the smear article pissed me off:
The first rebuttal to police killings is... But Chicago..Here's someone trying to help fix Chicago and there's an attempt to discredit 1 million dollars in help. Colin Kaepernick took a new, offered up his jersey sales and an additional pledge of funds, as well as started Constitutional rights camps, donated his insanely expensive shoe collection, and donated supplies to Standing Rock. He had the most EPIC smear campaign aimed at any civilian out side of Chris Brown. America has a twisted history at silencing Black men and when that's not successful, America shoots the guy. MLK, Malcolm X, Chris Donner, Various members of the Black Panther Party. It's oppressive and wrong, it's also happens to be the reason people are called "ANTI-WHITE" or "Reverse Racist" (which isn't a real thing).
Side Note: For anyone who's ever stated I'm ANTI-WHITE pay attention to how ya folks are treating others. I'm not ANTI-WHITE I'm anti-oppression and anti historic white actions. I can honestly at this point say.. if you're not seeing the difference in the way people are treated, your simply closing your eyes and plugging your ears to it. And for THAT... you're an asshole.
In closing. Stop smearing us for being Black, because that's why Sun Time's article is.