For Immediate Release: Chicago Community Activist-SAY “NO” TO A RAHM RIVERWALK!


Freedom First Intentional, Violence Interrupters and members from several other activist organizations will hold a press briefing and protest to address one specific community issue: We will ask the local community not to honor the legacy of Rahm Emanuel with his name on the the Riverwalk. 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has told associates that, if anything in Chicago is ever named after him, he would love it to be the Riverwalk, the embodiment of his vision to create a “second waterfront.”  

The Chicago Tribune article says. “Despite his failings, outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel deserves to have his name put on the Chicago Riverwalk but we should wait five years.”

The activist disagree with the synopsis from the Chicago Tribune and use multiple examples including:  the second-degree murder conviction of Van Dyke, to Emanuel’s sacrificial dismissal of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy after the cover-up of McDonald’s murder was exposed, Emanuel’s administration had been marked by high profile acts of state violence.

Emanuel tried — and failed, one of Emanuel’s biggest fiasco’s was school policy fiasco was the mass closing of 50 schools in 2013, mostly in black neighborhoods. African Americans in particular are moved to suburbs or other regions to escape poor schools and violent streets.

Emanuel opposed a federal investigation of the police department, opposed efforts to revamp the civilian police oversight authority and give it budgetary independence, failed to carry out a promise to establish a community oversight board, and resisted judicial oversight through a consent decree. 

The activist will ask the community to oppose any initiative that suggest to add Rahm’s name on the Riverwalk and suggest that The Riverwalk should dedicated to the “Hero’s of Chicago” including Chicago Violence victims. 



WHAT:  For Immediate Release: Chicago Community Activist-SAY “NO” TO A RAHM RIVERWALK

WHERE:   Friday May 24, 2019 starting at 1:30 pm CST. Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601 ( State Wacker Drive Entrace)

WHO: Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Chicago Social Justice Network,  Tio Hardiman, Bishop Gregg L.Greer, Tyrone Muhammad  and a growing list of multiple community activist.

WHY:  Law Enforcement (CPD) and FOP officials mock public tragedy. 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Community and Civic Organizations, -Public Interest Story about activist looking to effect change on a local and national level. 

AREA of INTEREST: Community Activist  Reform against_local administration who 

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For Immediate Release: Call for All Americans to Block President Donald Trumps State of the Union Show

Freedom First Internal is calling for a viewer ban of President Donald J. Trumps “State of the Union address” on this Tuesday night. In the past President Trump has boasted that the viewership of his State of the Union speech was “the highest number in history” — many times those claims are odds with ratings figures released the day after.

For example, one year to date- Trump thanked supporters “for all the nice compliments and reviews” of his address and said 45.6 million people had watched.

Donald J. Trump


Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. @FoxNews beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!

In reality, the audience was smaller than the 48 million who watched Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress last year and smaller than several speeches delivered by recent predecessors. Barack Obama’s joint session speech in 2009 drew 52 million viewers; George W. Bush’s State of the Union address in 2003 drew 62 million viewers, and Bill Clinton’s joint session speech in 1993 drew 67 million viewers. 

A White House official, who was not authorized to speak for the president and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that Trump intended to say that the cable ratings for his speech were the highest ever. In addition to the broadcast networks, the speech was carried on several cable networks, including Fox News, MSNBC and CNN, as well as the Spanish-language channels Univision and Telemundo.

We understand that the Trump administration uses the viewership of the state of the Union as noted in his tweet that Fox News to suggest favorability with his agenda. 

Mr. Trump’s approval rating has a net negative among the nation’s voters, and more say things in the country is on the wrong track than that they are going in the right direction. 

We highlight Mr. Trumps struggle and lack of clarity with growing racist incidents around the country

More recently, his political rise was built on promulgating the lie that the nation’s first black president was born in Kenya. He then launched his campaign with a speech describing Mexicans as rapists.

The media often falls back on euphemisms when describing Trump’s comments about race: racially loaded, racially charged, racially tinged, racially sensitive. And Trump himself has claimed that he is “the least racist person.” But here’s the truth: Donald Trump is a racist. He talks about and treats people differently based on their race. We at Freedom First International stand with a growing number of Dissatisfied Americans who believe He has done so for years, and he is still doing so.

Lastly, Our organization with other groups is now planning a major protest in Downtown Chicago to offset and also in opposition to the state of the Union.

The time will be Tuesday 1 East Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL at 4:30p. Two years ago our group along with others put just over 16,000 folks in Downtown Chicago to Protest the Trump election.


We are firmly convinced that we are on the right side of history and Mr.Trump’s dangerous racist agenda must be stopped.



Bishop Gregg L.Greer President of Freedom First International

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(For National Distribution-Sent Sunday February 3, 2019) 10:00a.m. Central