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    West Englewood Narrative

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    For many parents, the birth of a new child brings joy and glee. However for my father, I was a burden made by his late-night illegal activities. West Englewood is an area many people have not heard of - it’s tucked inside the southwest side of Chicago. During the day, the people of Englewood would wake up to the smell and sound of gunshots and burning tyres. Police officers would parade the streets in their well-ironed uniforms and the alleys would be covered with bright and colourful graffiti of sayings and images, which I didn’t understand at the time. When night came, Englewood was almost non-existent submerged in darkness with signs of light through the flickering street lamps. Many residents locked their doors and stayed at home, afraid of the evil the dark brought. Amongst this, I was born. I was born on 31st of December 1984 at exactly 11:59 pm, my mother died immediately after my birth. I was named after the notorious ‘ Baby Face Nelson’- Papa said, “even though Nelson was part of “the Crackers”, he had done enough crime to be considered part of us, the “Niggers”. After Mama died, there were only three of us left: me, Daniel and Papa. Papa was the wingman to the infamous “ Kevin “, whatever Kevin said Papa was known to do. Together they controlled the gang, “ Black P Stoners”. There were almost 40…

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    I am a 16 year old female growing up in Englewood, New Jersey. I enjoy programing, creative writing, and music. I spend a lot of time listening and playing music. I play the drums and I also enjoy singing. I have spent a lot of time doing community service and working around the school and the library. Starting at an early age I realized that I have a passion for learning, beginning in Kindergarten, at Englewood On the Palisades a Charter School. My teacher, asked me could I spell, write my…

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    Violence In Englewood

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    A . Plan of Investigation Englewood wasn’t always the number one most violent neighborhood ; it became this way due to unemployment rates and gangs evolving throughout chicago . Which leads to the question of “ To what extent were gangs and unemployment rates responsible for the amount of violence in Englewood “ ? Within this historical investigation , research will be done on the amount of and the type of gangs that are associated within Englewood . Everyday someone dies and every second…

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    Gun Violence In Englewood

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    With every gun that is made, innocent lives have the opportunity to be lost. People are afraid to go outside because they’re aware of all the violence that has been happening in Chicago. Many families can’t get to work or bring their children to school because they’re afraid their children might get injured. Chicago’s gun violence has had an extensive effect on people that lived in Englewood. Passing more gun laws can affect Chicago’s Englewood community in many ways: such as decreasing the…

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    “I hate people that live in Englewood, it is a horrible neighbor. Most people that live there are low-life scum. Those people steal, sell drugs and, they don’t even pay their taxes” is a statement, in which I’ve heard a person use to described the impoverished community of Englewood. The residents of Englewood reside on the bottom of the societal totem pole, but it should be noted that the totem which rates society is decided by financial standings, educational attainments, race and etc. The…

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    Englewood: Poem Analysis

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    “They so never judge a book by its cover so why don’t you open me up on the Southside of Englewood is where I grew up.Is it gang banging or loyalty I am going ride for my homie,cuz in this street we all we got so I die for my homies, and I bet you don’t even have a clue. how it feels to be youngest in the house and gotta make sure the bills ain’t overdue.we got the same goal just different path I thought I could get my family out the hood by reading books, my homie wanted to be a cook, but…

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    Growing up in Englewood as a kid Our choices and decisions guide our lives and build our futures. Whether people notice it or not, the choices we make today affect our tomorrow. I believe in the freedom of choice. My mom and grandmother always told me The choices we make today, whether big or small will forever affect our future. Once a choice has been made, the actions play out, and the consequence is delivered; we have to live with those consequences. Being an young man I had to always realize…

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    vicious cycle will keep continuing over the generations. However, this is not the norm and children need to understand that. Domestic violence is a violation of human rights. Article 1 of Fundamental Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” (Fundamental Declaration of Human Rights). This preamble has been in place since 1948, but clearly the prevalence of domestic violence in Englewood is a major violation. Why is the preamble not…

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    is not only a prevalent issue around the globe but also a very severe issue amongst married women in the neighborhood of Englewood in the south side of Chicago. Chicago Tribune states that “Englewood ranks 7th among Chicago's 77 community areas for violent crime reports” in the past 10 years (Chicago Tribune). According to United States Department of Justice, domestic violence is “a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship that is…

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    M. "Two Questions of Dramatic Form in the Oedipus Tyrannus." 20th Centruy Interpretations of Oedipus Rex. Ed. Micheal O'Brien. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1968. 67-71. Print. Knox, Bernard. “The Last Scene.” 20th Centruy Interpretations of Oedipus Rex. Ed. Micheal O'Brien. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1968. 91. Print. Lattimore, Richmond. "Oedipus Tyrannus." 20th Centruy Interpretations of Oedipus Rex. Ed. Micheal O'Brien. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1968.…

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