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Black Pride Town Hall Focuses on Crime, Politics
2007-05-02

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About 70 people attended at the Windy City Black Pride that took place at the Anderson Playground gymnasium, 3748 S. Prairie.

What attendees—who included mayoral LGBT liaison Bill Greaves and International Federation of Black Prides President CEO/President Earl Fowlkes, Jr.—heard involved everything from agendas to concern about crime.

On the political front, people were urged to write their state representatives to show support of various measures, including the Quality of Life bill, which would offer a special instant scratch-off game; revenue from the game would be put into an endowment fund for HIV/AIDS agencies.

Other issues mentioned included domestic violence in same-sex relationships; stopping ClearChannel radio stations from airing songs with violent content; and gun control ( in the wake of the incident at Virginia Tech ) .

The next meeting is scheduled for June 4 at the same venue at 6 p.m.


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