East Hoops Legend To Be Chicagoland Sports Hall of Famer | Lady Pirates Deemed Champions

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR ||@maywoodnews || @village_free James “Papa” Brewer — who led the Proviso East Pirates men’s varsity basketball team to its first state championship in 1969 before going on to a standout career at the University of Minnesota and, eventually, in the NBA — will be inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Brewer, pictured, will be joining some other notable … Continue reading East Hoops Legend To Be Chicagoland Sports Hall of Famer | Lady Pirates Deemed Champions

A Conversation With James “Papa” Brewer, Candidate For Proviso Township Democratic Committeeman

Saturday, March 15, 2014 || By Michael Romain  A few weeks ago, I sat down with James “Papa” Brewer, who’s running for Proviso Township Democratic Committeeman against incumbent Karen Yarbrough, who is also the sitting Cook County Recorder of Deeds. He talked about his transition from sports into politics, recounted his playing days and shared his ideas on for attracting Democratic candidates who share his … Continue reading A Conversation With James “Papa” Brewer, Candidate For Proviso Township Democratic Committeeman