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September 28, 2012

Ed Gardner continues to push for black construction jobs

You know things are messed up when old warhorses have to lead a movement.

For instance, on the South Side, 87-year-old Ed Gardner is confronting a problem that’s been bugging black people forever: the paltry number of blacks working on construction sites.

Gardner, the founder of the iconic Soft Sheen Hair Products, Inc. and the Black-on-Black Love Campaign is a lifelong South Sider.

Last week, he was driving west of Halsted on 95th Street and noticed that the streets were being torn up

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