Marcus Robinson is an independent photo-journalist who works with the Chicago Communicator News Media (CCNM) to identify issues and concerns in Chicago and its surrounding communities to report and explain news as it occurs. If you have an issue or celebration that you would like to exposure, call Mr. Robinson at 773-340-8421 or email him at .
Mark Buehrle Day At Guarantee Field
It was a beautiful day on June 24th in Chicago on the South-side at the Guarantee Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. It was a sell out crowd, the Chicago White Sox fans packed the stadium to see the all time great Mark Buehrle who retired the # 56.
Mark Buehrle son and his daughter Brook sang the national anthem through out the first pitch. A few lucky fans gathered outside in front of Guaranteed field to witness the unveiling of # 56 which now sits among side many other greats like Carlton Fisc.
May 17th was yet another hot day in Chicago. While many were out and about, a young black kid age 17 attempted to rob a hair salon on 68th and Perry in the Englewood community.
However things didn’t go as he had planned. Shots were fired and when the gun smoke cleared, a 17 year old black kid lay dead on the streets. An off duty female Cook County Sheriffs officer fired 12 shots at the kid killing him on the scene.
For a moment the scene was tense but calmed down later on it’s own.
Street Dedication for A Young Hero
Written by Marcus Robinson, CCNM Photojournalist
Ten years ago, on May 10th, 2007 Commander Ronald Holt and Fire Chief Annette Holt lives were forever changed. There only son, 16-year-old Blair Delane Holt was shot and killed by Michael Pace as he traveled on an eastbound #103 CTA bus.
Holt stood in defense of a friend, a female schoolmate whom he chose to protect from a gun that had been drawn on the bus they were riding. As shots rang out, Holt was shot and killed in an instant. Four other teens were shot as well as motorist passing by described the horrific incident. Over time, many have forgotten about the shooting even though it gained worldwide attention.
But the Parents of this 16-year-old champion, Blair Delane Holt refuse to let Chicago forget their son. They have continued to lead the fight against gun violence and much more. Both Annette and Ron Holt are still very much active at Percy Julian High School. This is the school their son so proudly attended. For the past ten years, this family and other parents who have lost children to gun violence have been in the spot light to increase the public’s awareness about this deadly crime against humanity. Blair would have been 25 years old but Pace, like other gun-men, cut his life short. Stop the violence…