Posted at 10.03.2018
Our America by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman was based on the life story of Ida. B Wells, which is in the southern part of Chicago. Ida. B Wells was the big casing assignments, where many African Americans lived, and also it possessed big two apartments rentals for the residents. These two rentals were for poor course African Us citizens because they did not have any resources to get out from here. David Isay, a journalist made a decision to do documents on the poor housing assignments in Chicago and achieved it through using two African American kids who lived there. He actually visited the city and talked to LeAlan and Lloyd about making documentation, Ghetto 101, which portrayed the storyplot with their daily lives and interviewed important people around them. There have been so many BLACK men and women dying for no reason David Isay thought people have to have the clear sense of surviving in the poor and unsecure environment because he wished to change the lives of so many BLACK in the south aspect of Chicago. In the beginning of storyline, LeAlan and Lloyd discussed their relationships to each other. It had been important to acknowledge they are close friend since it would be very hard to bypass dangerous place like Ida. B Wells and interview people. One of the important reasons for the succession of this book was that they collaborated each other and always support each other. Even though they hung out with typical African American kids, these were able to step out from that group. The music "With a little help from my friends" by the Beatles gets the connection about the relationship between LeAlan and Llyod. This song talks about how precisely friends could be really helpful and the importance of friends. If LeAlan and Lloyd didn't help each other, the book would not be produced and people would not have the ability to know about how precisely serious and dangerous the life in Ida B. Wells. When LeAlan and Lloyd launched about their neighborhood, they talked about the gun shooting and exactly how people dealt with it. The story of LeAlan's cousin Willy confirmed the example of it. His two good friends Baby Tony and Little Cecil finished up dying because of the gun shooting. When Little Ceil sold the artificial cocaine to the person, he immediately shot him. After LeAlan and Llyod came out from the Mr. Johnson's restaurant, they met the shorty, who never observed him before. Then, they asked him if he was offering the drugs and find out that he was providing rocked-up cocaine. The ironic part was that he was only thirteen and knew about everything exactly like full grown adult. He previously to sell it to be able to get money and also taken the gun just in case someone steals his drugs. LeAlan and Llyod weren't favored about his action of all of these actions. In the neighborhood of Ida B. Wells, the weapon shooting was the normal life for folks and even the children who resided there. Some of men and women explained it as the Vietnam Conflict because they could listen to the gun fire each day and needed to be careful not getting taken. People never know when they will die. The songs "Changes" by Tupac exhibited the life span of Ghetto, which portrays that the weapon played the huge part than it. Also, it expresses that your daily life of future will never be guaranteed. Within the lyrics, Tupac rapped about how precisely there is no point surviving in this life and does not have any clear future for everyone who lives in the Ghetto because it was hard to allow them to support themselves economically. It turned out this way for very long time of period. Because you have to watch out for your own lives, you need to be stressed and live a depressing life as an African American. Since so many children were subjected to guns and drugs on the roads, they thought it was normal to sell drugs and throw people. When Eric Morse dropped from the fourteenth floor of apartment in 1995, it became the serious media for the nation and Ida B. Wells. The sufferer of the murder was one a decade old and eleven years old boys, which made the media and people more shocked. They were wondering how these two boys might well have dropped 5 season old kid. After this murder, LeAlan and Llyod made a decision to interview people around them and discover the determination behind the murder. Then later, they find out that the piece of candy caused this killing. The track "Straight Outta Compton" by N. W. A clearly had link with this crime picture because the rappers talked about the assault against one another. They could eliminate anyone who bothered and disparaged them. At the same time, these were not afraid of killing people. You can find this hatred feeling toward people in the music. Talks about the song's roots and time period After the murder of Eric Morse, LeAlan and Lloyd visited meet Vince Lane, the chairman of the Chicago Housing Expert (CHA). Vince Lane talked about the overall image of Ida. B. Wells and the life span on the road. He mainly portrays that we now have the difference between safe community and real estate tasks. There are so much healthy things such as playing sports and watching movie to do in safe community. On the other hand, people in property projects don't have any usage of those activities and finished up doing negative stuffs. Because of this, they just trapped there for snooze of their lives. Most kids don't have anywhere to be on the road. The music "The Message" by the Grandmaster Flash expressed the indegent community like property projects as the jungle and exactly how hard it is to get out out of this community. Also, it explained how unsanitary and dirty this place is. For example, the Grandmaster Display said "People Pissing on the Stairs, They just don't service. " Because they were living in unsanitary place, they would not enjoy a their lives and more likely to wrap up committing a unlawful. This song especially has a blues impulse in it, which managed to get more charm to the African People in america in the Ida B. Wells. These were mainly concerned about how they will survive the very next day. When LeAlan and Llyod went to the ninth floor of apartment, they fulfilled the boy called Issac and his sister Tymeka and asked them in what had took place when Eric Morse dropped from the fourteenth floor. As they talked, Tymeka commenced to talk about his little cousin Dovontae and compared him to Johnny, who was involved in the criminal field. When Dovontae became obstinate and nonchalant toward her, she just grabbed him and showed the real love toward him. When, he experienced the love by Tymeka, he commenced to cry so difficult because he organised to so many burdens to himself, and the ones burdens were too heavy for him. So, the primary point was that even the most obstinate and bad person could be improved if she or he could feel the real love by someone. Inside the tune "Where is the Love" by Black Eyed Peas, it portrayed that people were getting hurt and did terrible things because they didn't feel any love by anyone. A lot of people in the Ida. B. Wells cannot feel liked by someone because their current situations were awful, & most parents didn't educate their children how to provide love to other folks. If Johnny and Tyrone felt the love from their parents or friends, they might not be converted as the evil and persistent people and would live a peaceful life with full of joy. Following the first major gang battle in The Wells in the summertime of 1996, LeAlen and Lloyd made a decision to interview Helen Finner, who was simply the leader of the Ida B. Wells for very long time of period, in order to find out how it changed since 1968. She was essentially declaring that it was the prettiest and peaceful city in the southern Chicago. Even though Gangs and Drugs were big factors behind this city, the unemployment rate was the largest problem. People need money to have their lives. Since most people in the Ida B. Wells did not have careers, they just proceeded to go for medicine and acquired money from selling it. The environment around here ruined so many young men's lives. Most teens had to be in the gang in order to fit into the group. But once you were in the gang, there is no way out from it, and you do not know when you'll get wiped out from the gang battle. She wished that the government would do something positive about this city because she really felt uncomfortable about the fact many of young lives were used everyday. Within the song "Keep on Taking Me Down" by Forever the Sickest Kids, even people tried to climb up to the bigger level, something was keep pulling people down to the bottom and prevented them to going up. In the context of the individuals in the Ida B. Wells, many people didn't want to entail in gang life and wanted to live a comfortable life. But, the individuals around them like their friends, parents, and other financial issues influenced the choice of the lives. Given that they could not do anything about it, they thought it might be just better to join the gang. Therefore, the surroundings itself in the Ida B. Wells finally resulted in the murder of Eric Morse and other gang wars. After Lloyd talked about his future programs, he went to speak to his nephew, Mookie. The goal of Lloyd speaking with him was that Lloyd desired him to live another life than any other people in here by providing the option. The choice was that Mookie is going to the university when he extends to that age. One of the ways to escape this place was going to the university and acquired a good job to live on in several places. The music "WITHIN THE Ghetto" by Eric B and Rakim related to the conversation between Lloyd and Mookie. In the songs, Rakim never rejected that he was part of ghetto, but he didn't let it establish him. And yes it was saying that you can change who you are right now and evade the current situation, which exhibited the components of gospel and jazz impulse. LeAlen and Lloyd do really good job of demonstrating the life span of Ida B. Wells by interviewing each one of the one who was actually significant to the city. Because they were able to write this reserve, people and even the federal government possessed strong sense about the life of poor housing job in the south side of Chicago. It was really easy never to find out about people in those areas because we would not think that these situations would actually happen. In 2005, the Ida B. Wells was demolished for the new development. Therefore, the booklet Our America impacted folks in america and had sympathy toward African People in the usa who lived in that area.