Posts tagged "Minority Business"

Darn that Darden: Another Story to Ruin My Black History Month

Darn that Darden: Another Story to Ruin My Black History Month
In case you haven’t seen this on the web or your local news,Darden Restaurants the mega food corporation with 2,000 restaurants nationwide including Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52 and annual sales of $7.5 billion is under fire and being sued because of alleged racial discrimination in... Read more »

#FF:Even God Don’t Like Wal-Mart!

#FF:Even God Don’t Like Wal-Mart!
I admit I added the first part of the title to take advantage of the trends for today.  I will not apologize.  I just had to grab your attention.  If you are a Wal-Mart shopper, shame on you and this blog won’t go over real big with you.  If you dislike Wal-Mart as much as... 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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Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville

Orange, Blue and Green All Over in Bronzeville
  Chicago Bears, Charles (Peanut) Tillman and Johnny Knox team up with TRC Bronzeville Green to beautify the neighborhood A few weeks ago Lowes, the home improvement giant, teamed up with the Chicago Bears to sponsor a vote for your favorite not for profit to beautify your neighborhood.  As soon as I received the “vote for us” request... Read more »

Green Acres is the Place for Me

  Green Acres was a TV sit-com about Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert), an  accomplished and erudite New York City attorney, acting on his dream to be a  farmer, and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor), his glamorous, bejeweled Hungarian wife,  dragged unwillingly from the privileged city life she adored to a ramshackle farm. At the prospect... Read more »

No Fish Allowed

No Fish Allowed
  Headline: Aquaponic farming operations taking root May 25, 2011|By Christopher Weber, Special to the Tribune Not so fast. That was last May and aquaponics farming doesn’t seem to be any closer to becoming reality.  There are a number of Chicagoans including the Plant, 312, Greens and Gills and a couple right here in Bronzeville,  along with... Read more »
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Legacy = Sustainability

According to Merriam Webster legacy is defined as something  transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.  Of course most of us consider the  following definition when we hear the word, a gift by will especially of money or other personal property: bequest.  There are some women in and around... Read more »

Home for us is Bronzeville

Home for us is Bronzeville
The composite photo on this blog represents the past, the present and something of the future for Bronzeville. Russell Lee captured the look and feel of Chicago’s Bronzeville in the 1941 photograph known as Negro Boys on Easter Morning. We caught a bit of Bronzeville spirit in the Time to Unite mural adorning the walls... Read more »