Marcus Robinson, CCNM Photo Journalist

 

Marcus RoMarcus RobinsonRbinson 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 SINGS at the game

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.

 
Mark Buehrle took photos, then it was back to the game. The Oakland A’s were a head and kept getting men on base, while the White Sox struggled to do the same thing. The final score was 10 to 2 in favor of the Oakland A’s. They beat the Chicago White Sox. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Robbery Gone Bad
 

The police car marks the spot where the shooting occurred.

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.

Team shot as he attempted to rob a store.

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.

The community looks on as another fellow resident was shot by the police

For a moment the scene was tense but calmed down later on it’s own.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Great Day For Baseball At Guaranteed Rate Field
 
It was a great day for baseball on the south side of Chicago at Guarantee field, Sox fans filled the bleachers. Chicago White Sox VS. San Diego Padres played under the sunny blue skies with a mile breeze blowing softly. The Chicago White Sox Started the game off with a 1 nothing lead to San Diego.
 
It was during the 7th ending that things begin to Change, when San Diego player, Renfroe hit a 3 run homer which  put the Padres ahead of the Sox 3 to 1. It was in the 8th ending that the Chicago White Sox revived themselves and got back in the game.  Number 53 Melky Cabrera came off the bench and hit a go- ahead two run single setting the stage for a big Inning to take the win. What a great Mothers Day gift for some Sox fans, the final score was White Sox’s 9 to San Diego’s 3.
 
  

 

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

 

White Sox Wrap Up

by Marcus Robinson

It was a long week starting with a double hitter on August 21st. The White Sox had some up and down  moments as they beat the Minnesota twins. Then on Friday, August 25th,  the White Sox battled the Detroit Tigers on Elvis night at the ball Park where they had beat them before. On Saturday, August 27th,  the White Sox played the Tigers again and lost on that hot and partly cloudy afternoon. Finally, the Chicago White Sox’s beat the Detroit Tigers again closing out there series of home games for the month of August. Go White Sox’s.