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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

PLOT to KILL Pastor Corey Brooks

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A hideous plot by some fanatical ruffians has taken physical form. Pastor Corey B. Brooks also known as the "Rooftop Pastor" after spending months throughout the bitter winter season in Chicago on top of a dilapidated motel on the South Side that housed pimps, drug dealers and prostitutes. Pastor Brooks took a stand by living on top of the roof of the motel day and night raising awareness of the diabolical and unlawful things that went on inside the motel. His bravery garnered National attention eventually leading to the motel being shutdown, and the land being purchased by Pastor Brooks and his church to turn it into a Community Center. 

Pastor Brooks is well known for his skill in gang violence prevention, he's even worked with Chicago rap star Chief Keef relative to the rapper changing certain aspects of his lifestyle. Pastor Brooks has conducted many community STOP THE VIOLENCE marches on the South Side of Chicago and is an intricate part of Steve Harvey's Mentoring Program in Chicago.

Pastor Brooks along with many other religious leaders on the West and South Sides of Chicago decided to support Bruce Rauner for Governor of Illinois. Although many other religious leaders are supporting Mr. Rauner, Pastor Brooks is one of the most high profile supporters which has lead to him being targeted. Pastor Brooks has been receiving threats thwarts his life and the life of his family since he decided to support Bruce Rauner for Governor! Not even a week ago his church was vandalized and broken into! 


My friends, as someone who received death threats for years because of my stance against political thugs such as Mark Carter, Paul McKinley, and Queen Sister...I (Jim Allen) can attest to the mental and physical stress it can cause! This isn't to say the 3 knuckleheads I mentioned above have anything to do with threats thwarts Pastor Brooks and the vandalizing of his church; however, it is their method of operation in times past. 

Our deepest prayers are with Pastor Corey B. Brooks and his family as they pick up the pieces and move forward. No one should be harassed, intimated, and or threatened simply because of their political or social stance! This is America not some communist country and we will not be intimidated! The work goes on, the cause endures, and the dream shall never die! 

Below are excerpts from 
Pastor Corey B. Brooks facebook page:

Brothers and Sisters -
As many of you know, I decided to take a stand for the black community in the upcoming election by publicly supporting Bruce Rauner to be our next governor.
Not everyone agreed with my decision, including some of you within our congregation, but everyone respected it - until yesterday.
Yesterday I received a number of phone calls making death threats against me and my family vowing to hurt our church. Then, last night, our church was broken into and vandalized.
Today, I'm going to show our community the damage and share with them the threats I've received. We'll start on repairs -- not just the structural ones that are easy to fix, but the spiritual ones that are going to take some time - and I'll pray for the people who did this.
I've been standing up to this type of violence and intimidation tactics for years - and not once have I ever been threatened or our church damaged. This is a sad day for our community when we get intimidated for speaking from our hearts, but this much is for sure - no matter how many threats they make or how much damage they do, they're not going to shut me up. They call me the Rooftop Pastor for a reason - and I'll shout from every rooftop in Chicago until our community gets the message: we need jobs, we need opportunity and we won't be taken for granted any longer.
At Peace,
Corey


A reporter asked me, "what have I learned through all of this?" I have learned that:
People, even Christians will Label you in order to Limit you, Define you in order to Confine you. They will call you everything but a Child of God, like:
Sell Out
Puppet
Thief 
Two Bit Hustler
Con Man
Stuntman
Nigger - Nigga - Nickaa - House Nigga
Whore
Womanizer
Pimp
Hypocrite
Coon
Devil - Beelzebub - Diabolos
Faggot
False Prophet
Uncle Tom
Coward
Fool
White man's boy
Baboon
Manipulator
Degenerate
Infidel
Unbeliever
*Dick - Cunt - Bitch - Asshole - Motherfucker - Pussy (*language disclaimer)
All of which I've been called over the last 2 weeks, and I'm sure there's more...
But when you know who you are (Corey B Brooks) and whose you are (Jesus Christ), all these other names don't matter!
When people don't know you, they tend to believe what other people say about you and what other people call you. What have I learned? well, in the words of my grandfather, "It's not what they Call you but what you Answer to!"
Have a blessed and joy filled day.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Date Chicago's Professional Black Women!

Jasmine V. Turner, Founder of
Black Match Made

Jasmine V. Turner was born and raised in Dothan, Alabama and is an alum of Grambling State University she serves as founder of Black Match Made which is Chicago's elite match making service dedicated to helping black professionals find their SOUL MATE. 

Black Match Made has a specialized 1 on 1 match making mechanism that makes the experience personal, comfortable, and confidential! Each client receives their own personal recruiter partnering with them to help them meet their match.

After noticing the difficulties black professionals faced when looking for long-term, committed relationships, Jasmine decided to use her experience in recruiting for corporations and colleges to help other professionals like herself meet their soul mate. 


...I have 6 figure guy friends who are always looking to find someone on their level. They complain to me all 
the time 'hey Jim, where are all the 
successful, professional women at?'

Black Match Made is a God send for professionals tired of seeking compatibility at random sites that oftentimes are to general which can lead to wasted time, energy, and ultimately frustration. With Black Match Made the client is able to pinpoint their interest in a more timely fashion. 


Trust me, I have many 6 figure friends who aren't on social media...they don't do facebook, instagram, twitter, etc., these guys are extremely successful but have no clue where to look as it relates to finding a professional woman that suits their taste. Black Match Made gives them the opportunity to find a great woman in a professional setting. 


"My 6 figure guy friends always ask me where 
can I meet a woman who has similar to what I have so 
that we can build an empire together?"

I encourage all to try Black Match Made by clicking 
the below LINK:
http://blackmatchmade.com/

Meet our feature client, one of 
Chicago's TOP bachelorettes! 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Black Leaders (SUPPORTING) Bruce Rauner


In the hot contested race for Governor of Illinois there are several outstanding African American leaders supporting candidate Bruce Rauner. Please click all pictures below for a better view. In my personal opinion I sincerely think Bruce Rauner is a better fit for African Americans. I think as a businessman he'll create more job opportunities for all, and for Blacks in particular. I'm voting for Bruce Rauner and so should you. 


Check out the below 
supporters of 
Bruce Rauner!  

Pastor Corey Brooks 
New Beginnings Church of Chicago 

Dr. Willie Wilson 
Millionaire Businessman and Philanthropist

Minister Jim Allen 
Activist, Blogger, and Medical Advocate

Hermene Hartman 
Founder of N'DIGO MEGA NEWSPAPER

Pastor Stephen Thurston 
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 

Pastor James T. Meeks 
Salem Baptist Church of Chicago 

Pastor Larry Trotter
Sweet Holy Spirit Church

Pastor Marshall Hatch
New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church

My friends...there are many others as well in full support of Bruce Rauner. In this Gubernatorial Race we must focus on the (PERSON) and not the (PARTY LABEL). Many are fooled into thinking every Democrat should be elected simply because President Barack Obama is a Democrat. 

That's unwisely, we must look at each individual case by case. For me Bruce Rauner has always supported Black issues and causes, not too say Gov. Pat Quinn hasn't, but too say Gov. Pat Quinn is a decent social leader; nevertheless, with Illinois in the shape it's in financially we need a leader in business and that's what Bruce Rauner provides!

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As an African American man knowing that under Gov. Pat Quinn, Black contractors only receive 1% of State contracts also Black men in Illinois have the highest rates of unemployment in the Midwest of the United States of America is disgusting and unacceptable! We cannot afford to give someone who treats Black folks in such a manner 4 more years! 

Yup! Under Gov. Pat Quinn's leadership! 

Please click below LINK:

-Jim  

2014-15 Support the Chicago Defender

Ronald Childs and Ingrid Morris 

For years I've asked all in Illinois to support the Chicago Defender by simply investing $1.00 each week to buy this historic newspaper. Every time you buy a Chicago Defender newspaper you support black history and most importantly American history. The Chicago Defender is one of America's oldest black newspapers. 

LEFT TO RIGHT:
Bishop Roosevelt Watkins and 
Ronald Childs

Here's another reason to support the Chicago Defender...did you know the Chicago Defender financially supports the Bud Billiken Parade? The Bud Billiken Parade is the LARGEST and OLDEST African American Parade in the United States of America and is financially supported by the Chicago Defender! The same man who founded the Chicago Defender also founded the Bud Billiken Parade. Click this LINK: http://budbillikenparade.com/parade.html

So in essence when you purchase a Chicago Defender newspaper you also financially support the Bud Billiken Parade. Its a win-win situation. Tell your family and friends to buy a Chicago Defender newspaper every chance they get. Many thanks and much love. Please be sure to check out the Chicago Defender website by clicking this link: http://chicagodefender.com/

LEFT TO RIGHT:
Ronald Childs and Jim Allen 
at the Chicago Defender Headquarters

Manhood University Illinois


Manhood University Illinois is a FAITH BASED INITIATIVE designed to mentor young men and repair broken men through concepts and precepts that are moral, spiritual, and biblical. We have bi-weekly meetings and fellowship services as well. All are invited too attend our fellowship services which normally includes motivational speakers. 

Manhood University also serves to unite men of FAITH in Illinois to come together and create, develop, and implement social/economical programs for at-risk youth. 

In order for us to remain operational we need funds. We're humbly asking all to donate $5 or more to Manhood University by click the below LINK:
http://www.gofundme.com/manhooduniversity

Any amount you give will be greatly appreciated. Continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue to inspire and repair men back to wholeness. Below are a few pics from some of our fellowship services. 


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Saturday, October 11, 2014

More Black Construction Companies NEEDED!



As we look at the trajectory of Black America within various disenfranchised communities stricken with poverty there must be a greater emphasis on the 'Construction Trades'. Sure, not every Black child should aspire to work in the construction field; however, construction is the biggest, largest field as it relates to contracts.

In light of over 50 schools closed in Chicago I propose some of those sites be turned into serious trade schools with a focus on all aspects of the construction field. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced a 7 BILLION DOLLAR infrastructure program in Chicago, wonder how many Black contractors are shovel ready - ready to bid and work?

Click below LINK:
http://www.chicagolandchamber.org/wdk_cc/innovation_and_knowledge_/2012_news/2012_march/chamber_applauds_mayor_emanuel_s_infrastructure_revitalization_plan.jsp

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

IMPORTANT! West Side of Chicago Politicians and ADVERTISING!


Many (new) would-be politicians and even seasoned elected officials have no clue how much they should be paying for local advertising in various community newspapers on the West Side of Chicago. This post is meant to inform ALL as it relates to fairness in prices. As someone who worked for a couple of West Side newspapers I think its only right I inform the public. Below is a list of West Side newspapers along with prices...you'll thank me later.

The North Lawndale Community News
FULL PAGE: $800
HALF PAGE: $425
QUARTER PAGE: $225
CLICK LINK: http://www.nlcn.org/cms/
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THE VOICE NEWSPAPERS 
(AUSTIN/GARFIELD/LAWNDALE)
FULL PAGE: $575
HALF PAGE: $315
QUARTER PAGE: $185
CLICK LINK: http://www.thevoicenewspapers.blogspot.com/
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The Windy City Word
FULL PAGE: $500 
HALF PAGE: $250
QUARTER PAGE: $150
CLICK LINK: http://www.windycityword.com/
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You gotta be careful because around ELECTION time things get tricky and the prices above can triple of which I think is unfair. For example a FULL PAGE w/ THE VOICE NEWSPAPERS normally cost $575 but around election time the cost goes way up to around $1500 - $2000 which is a National cost charged to major corporations looking to advertise in local communities. No candidate or incumbent should be paying National prices in an election that's local!

There are many businesses on the West Side of Chicago who simply can't afford the above prices, especially seeing all of the above Newspapers run on a weekly basis. Which means the prices above are only for ONE WEEK! Of course each Newspaper has smaller ADS for cheaper prices, but in the print game bigger is always better.

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The Austin Weekly News has QUARTER PAGE ADS running for $100 which is a steal! If I was a new candidate running for office with very little funds I'd go with the Austin Weekly News and run QUARTER PAGE ADS for an entire month for only $400, but that's just me. The next time you purchase an AD from any of the West Side local newspapers tell them "GIVE ME THE LOCAL RATES!" 


UPDATE: October 11, 2014

In response to this post the Founding CEO and Publisher of the North Lawndale Community News Mr. Isaac Lewis Jr., claims their prices changed in 2008; however, the price sheet Tha Movement University currently have is from 2010. Nevertheless, according to Mr. Lewis their FULL PAGE AD is $600, HALF PAGE AD is $325, and QUARTER PAGE AD is $175 which means they have the HIGHEST advertising rates for a FULL and HALF PAGE AD in comparison to their competitors. 

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Mr. Lewis also claims their newspaper i.e. the North Lawndale Community News is larger than others...I simply disagree. As an in demand Advertising Executive, I worked for all of the above newspapers with the exception of the Austin Weekly News which in my personal view is a cleaner, more educated, better polished, publication then all of the above, but that's just my opinion! At the end of the day no (local) politician should be paying (national) rates to advertise in a local weekly newspaper. Hopefully all of the publications above will adjust their rates in light of this post. Peace. 

-jim allen  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What Do Women Want?


We had an awesome time at our Manhood University panel discussion titled "What Do Women Want?" Wanna thank all who attended and those who wanted to attend but couldn't make it. There will be a Part II in the following weeks ahead! I'll definitely keep you posted. Please click all below pics! 




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Instagram by clicking the below links!