Category: Global economics

Have You Ever Felt Like You’ve Been Threatened? Or is the Bronzeville Microgrid that Serious?

Have You Ever Felt Like You’ve Been Threatened? Or is the Bronzeville Microgrid that Serious?
I never thought that would be a question that I would have. Threatened? OK, the grammar school bully might have been pretty scary and maybe you had a run in with some ruffian who wanted to snatch your cell phone. That’s being a kid and later that’s living in the city but this is different. ... Read more »

David and Goliath in Bronzeville or BUD v Com Ed

David  and Goliath  in Bronzeville or BUD v Com Ed
Full disclosure- The author of this blog is a founding member of the not for profit discussed herein. There is a teeny-tiny grassroots not for profit in Chicago specifically dedicated to economic and sustainable education and development in the Bronzeville community. This is the “David” of the story. On the opposing team is “Goliath” or... Read more »

Thonis-Heracleion New York

Thonis-Heracleion New York
If you haven’t heard about Thonis-Heracleion, it is an ancient Egyptian city lost for over 1,200 years and thought to be a myth. It’s been discovered beneath the waves of Abu Qir Bay on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. Researchers are attempting to answer questions like how did the city sink? There is some evidence... Read more »
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Trump Invaded my Morning

Trump Invaded my Morning
This morning I was watching the snow fall out side our windows and sipping an espresso that my husband brewed for us. It was a nice start to the day. I was avoiding Facebook and wasn’t  too sure I was going to read emails, at least not until after football. Then Trump invaded my morning.... Read more »

Keeping it Real on Independence Day

Keeping it Real on Independence Day
It’s the fourth of July, Independence Day. We celebrate free speech. So today I am celebrating my right to differ with the folks who started a petition for Grey’s Anatomy to fire Jesse Williams for exercising his right to speak freely. The celebration is not you can speak freely as long as you don’t piss... Read more »

SOCAPTV - The Intersection of Cannabis and Social Impact Investing

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I had the pleasure of presenting at the SoCap2015 in San Francisco this month. It’s the one place I can talk about social investing and people don’t look at me like I’m speaking Martian. The SoCap is the largest conference of its type. In fact over 2500 investors and entrepreneurs  gathered at Fort Mason on... Read more »
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From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality

From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality
I’ve been increasingly puzzled by the failure of ALL of us, Democrats, Republicans, Independents to recognize that the debate about climate change is not about scientific debate or belief systems. It’s about dollars and the influence of the fossil fuel industry on Capitol Hill. Who cares about climate reality or our responsibility for the demise... Read more »

Little Black Pearl School of the Arts at Dyett High School Site

Little Black Pearl School of the Arts at Dyett High School Site
South siders have been exceedingly proud of Little Black Pearl and founder, Monica Haslip for 18 years. Monica started the school out of her own home on Drexel Avenue. Through hard work and an abiding love for the children of our community, to quote Monica, No gift is as precious as the potential of a... Read more »

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America
Just One Reason I am Supporting 40AcrePharm A few months ago I received an email from a young man in New York. This is an excerpt from that communication.  I graduated from Amherst College with a Major in Economics and Chinese. I’ve worked for UBS in NYC and Switzerland as well as the London Stock... Read more »
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Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold
You just have to know when to fold. Well readers we just folded our hand in the game of applying for a cannabis cultivation license. Most potential backers out there want to wait until you have a license to put money on the table. The few resources we found dried up at the last minute.... Read more »