Of Crack Cakes and Bullet Holes in Humboldt Park: CitySoles and Tipsy Cake Fail #NoMames

We got this story from one of our community members tonight, and we are still perplexed. Let's give you the context first: This is an edited video we developed (for news-gathering purposes) of a local Chicago store and online series called CitySoles. The episode in question was a cake store in Bucktown called Tipsy Cake.

Boricua pride in Humboldt Park

Now, the actual video is no longer on the CitySoles site, but that doesn't mean that the comments made by both CitySoles' host Chris Starbuck and Tipsy Cake owner Naomi Levine about life in Humboldt Park (a predominantly Latino neighborhood in Chicago) have disappeared from the Internet. Remember: nothing ever disappears on the Internet. Here is what they said.

So, let's get this straight:

  • Levine left Humboldt Park because her cakes were getting riddled by bullet holes and moved to a more affluent neighborhood, yet still bakes her product in Humboldt Park.
  • One of their most popular items is called Crack, as in Humboldt Crack, since the Chicago Police made a habit of knocking on their doors asking for crack.
  • Looks like Starbuck has a crack habit.
  • And Whole Foods likes to sell the crack.

We have one word for all this: #NoMames

Kudos to @UnivisionNews for Posting “Sh*t Politicians Say to Latinos”

We have seen tons of them, and they keep on coming. It could be the Year of Shit Says when it is all said and done.

Here is our new favorite one by our friends at @UnivisionNews and their YouTube Channel: iLatino's "Sh*t Politicians Say to Latinos" We agree, you don't even need a script for this one!

Minnesota Voter ID Page Takes Down Racist Image—Now Revised Image Craps on Canada

Yesterday we reported that WeWantVoterId.Com was displaying blatantly racist imagery on their web site. This is what they posted:

Well, today the site changed the image. Ok, don't blame the Mexicans and the Black convicts. Blame the Canadians!

And instead of being a bit classy about it, they still have to get on the bash the PC police. Racist images matter. Maybe if you were more serious about your cause and less idiotic, you might actually have people pay attention. But they won't, because you are a bunch of Tea Party Racists, Straight Up.

#NoMames