Posts tagged "Chicago Communities"

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 »

A New Wind Blows into Chicago

A New Wind Blows into Chicago
Just in case you were waiting with bated breath, I have the update.  This evening at the Instituto Cervantes a Spanish company, Kliux announced their entry into the American wind market amid tapas and their regional red wine.  Why was this exciting?  As I mentioned in my last blog, wind energy companies are located in... Read more »

An Opinion on What 8th Graders Should Know

An Opinion on What 8th Graders Should Know
I was in a meeting of community members, educators, professionals all with concerns about the future of Bronzeville.  This is a quarterly meeting at which we often have a presenter expounding on some aspect of life in Bronzeville and what their organization (often the city of Chicago) is doing or will be doing that will... Read more »
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Sparks Fly at Old Saint Mary’s

Father Richard Sparks was ordained a Paulist Catholic priest in 1978. I’m not sure when he was first demonized; labeled a heretic but I do know that sometime in late October or November he was asked to leave his position at Old Saint Mary’s Church. I first met him there.  Since my husband and I... Read more »

H.elp U.s D.evelop Common Sense

If you didn’t catch the significance of the title, here’s a hint.  It’s H.U.D. This idea struck me as I was watching an episode of Treme and noticed the graffiti on a wall for FEMA, “Fix Everything My Ass”. This blog is also inspired by dealing with HUD mentality concerning our apartment in a senior... Read more »

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy
Emmanuel Pratt leading kids to enjoy science It’s no secret that I’m an advocate for sustainability.  I happen to think green is sexy. I cruise the web looking for articles on building with bamboo, solar energy, wind energy.  I love the stuff but recently I discovered some real green excitement taking place in a little... Read more »
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11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago

11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago
We are in keeping with the Ikea philosophy: We don’t want to produce for the rich or the super-rich; we want to produce for the families, for the people,” says Harald Müller, the head of LandProp A couple of months ago I carbon copied an email I sent to Kathy Boerner of Ikea to Alderman... Read more »

Extra Extra: The Middle East Has Taken Over North Africa

Extra Extra: The Middle East Has Taken Over North Africa
I love the show Jeopardy.  Today I caught the show and thought I heard a wrong answer.  Morocco and points east on the continent are part of the Middle East?  I immediately ran to my desk top computer as soon as final Jeopardy was over.  Was this on the news?  Had there been an earthquake... Read more »

Who Shot That Child:The Sound Heard Round the World

Who Shot That Child:The Sound Heard Round the World
The sound of gun fire punctuated the tenants’ meeting in the 346 E. 53rd Street building last evening.  The shots were close by.  Close enough to cause a stir in the building.  Residents emerged from apartments, emptied out of the brightly lit meeting room where tenants play at Wii bowling or take exercise classes. People... Read more »
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Chicago Segregated: What a Way to Start Black History Month

First thing this morning, before I had a chance to down the first cup of coffee, I heard that Chicago is the most segregated city in the country.  Aw come on, it’s the first day of black history month. Let’s accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Of course my attitude was and is no sh-t... Read more »
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