Posts tagged "City Life"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

G8:GREAT

G8:GREAT
If you say the letter “G” with the letter “R”, plus the number “8” together you get ‘GREAT”.  I’m not so sure Chicago is  going to be a GR8 place to be during G8 (G-R+8 =G8) NATO conferences in May of this year.  In fact Chicago may be “Gr8ing” on the nerves. The possibility of becoming a... Read more »
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Chased: http://chn.ge/xD5Ajx

Chased: http://chn.ge/xD5Ajx
Almost everyone who knows me is well acquainted with my stance on the banks and Wall Street. My friends, colleagues, family and even those who can’t stand me realize that I don’t need any prompting to jump all over what I feel is injustice of any shape, way or form.  Because of the above I get... Read more »

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 »

Occupy: Shop 'Til They Drop

Occupy: Shop 'Til They Drop
OK, I admit it.  I’m on an Occupy streak.  I can’t help it.  The movement is so tied to survival in so many ways as to well…just leave me spellbound.  How so you may ask?  Let me count the ways. In my humble opinion the 99% have few investment dollars in big oil, fossil fuels... Read more »
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Occupy: Let's Talk Turkey

Occupy: Let's Talk Turkey
First and foremost thanks to Move On for providing me with great material to add to my Thanksgiving blog and for my readers to arm themselves for Turkey Day family and friend dinners. Guess who’s coming to dinner? A republican perhaps?  Democrat who doesn’t understand Occupy? Someone who only watches Fox News? Recently I was... Read more »