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Worker Cooperatives in Mississippi Illegal

Worker Cooperatives in Mississippi Illegal
In my last post I introduced some of you to the concept of the worker cooperative. Mostly I tried to dispel the rumors that the term “worker cooperative” was code words for socialist or communists. I tried to give a sense that this term and all it’s intention is democracy in its purist form, one... Read more »

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick
If you haven’t heard of worker cooperatives, you’re in the company of a lot of people. If you talk about this corporate structure at some cocktail parties, you might be labeled a socialist. Fear not what others might call you. At least you will not have to feel sorry for yourself for being called a... Read more »

The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host

The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host
This week has been a real push and pull on my climate consciousness. We had been looking forward to attending the GreenTown Conference at University of Illinois for weeks. This would be our first opportunity to show off the model of our project in Bronzeville to a large conference. The conference was also packed with... Read more »
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What do you call Eataly in African Diaspora?

What do you call Eataly in African Diaspora?
Mario Batali, chef extraordinaire and entrepreneur is opening Eataly, a mega grocery, restaurant extravaganza dubbed an Italian Food Theme Park in the Chicago River North area.  I have long been a fan of Batali and a few other celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay and of course Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse who hail from N’Awlins... Read more »

12 Years a Slave No Thanks

12 Years a Slave No Thanks
Everyone I know who has seen 12 years a Slave has an opinion.  Rarely is that opinion lukewarm.  I suspect the movie will be the topic around many tables today, especially in the black community.  Many of us cook the turkey and all the accoutrements.  Very few of us are celebrating the founding of this... Read more »

Teen Aged Zombies in Bronzeville

Teen Aged Zombies in Bronzeville
Hello Neighbors, Prologue is having another Halloween party.  Get ready to be bombarded with teenagers at your door.  It will be worse this year because the public school students don’t have school on Friday. This email was sent out to members of my community.  Wow, I thought Halloween was for giving treats out.  There must... Read more »
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Chasing Ice, Racing Leilani, Honk for Saudi Women and Woman Raq-Up

Chasing Ice, Racing Leilani, Honk for Saudi Women and Woman Raq-Up
The solar panels are packed away.  The exhibit floor is swept and spruced ready for the next big event.  The networking is done and the cocktail parties of solar companies, installers, gadget makers are a hangover of the past.  We’ve taken our solar powered trinkets and packed them in our eco-sensitive give away tote bags. ... Read more »

F_ _ _ K/ A Really Bad Word

F_ _ _ K/ A Really Bad Word
I will admit that I use this word on occasion.  I’m not proud of it.  It has slipped into my lexicon in spite of years of training by my mother and grandmother that it is not appropriate.  This is amusing because in Louisiana, the America side from which my roots grew, bad words are endemic. ... Read more »

Climate: A Connection to Race and Culture

Climate: A Connection to Race and Culture
What’s race got to do with it?  That is a question I walked away with the middle of day two Climate Reality Leadership training.  Let me quickly state that the question did not arise from any information provided, discussed or even suggested by presenters.  It arose from a comment made to me by another attendee. ... Read more »
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Al Gore: Trains Climate Leaders

Al Gore: Trains Climate Leaders
Got to give it to A.G. he doesn’t quit.  I’m not sure I could have withstood the lack of interest shown by our government back in 1976.  Al Gore as an alarmed freshman congressman took the scientific data to congressional hearings.  He states himself that he couldn’t believe the lack of concern.  Gee A.G. as... Read more »
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