Thank you for parenting me Cook County

Wow if I hadn’t known better I would have sworn that the folks I see morning noon and night who feed clothe and shelter me would know all about the effects of sugar on my  kids physique apparently I was wrong it took the Commissioner to actually do the job for them hmmmmmm so you... Read more »

To be young Tiffed and Black

Some would say Chicago is one of the most racist cities in the world segregated beyond segregation with a mayor who wouldn’t know a Black person unless he forgot to tip his shoe shiner so why should we all get upset when we find funds that should go to the public school sector aren’t being... Read more »

Where's Ronnies Ring?

Well you’d think all that pandering and hooping and hollering would be acknowledged by an organization whose love ( for lack of a better word) of black players is known to the city, but woo woo nope wah wah is more like it even though I cringe when he does his steppin fetchit act it’s... Read more »
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Missing the Old Malcolm X

Well it’s official the school of African American Pride and Joy will now be a Hockey facility …..yeah I mean there’s a new one but this is sorta sad for all of us who have memories of summer employment and taking classes at what was one of the most Afro-centric places in the city true... Read more »

missing the old malcom x

Red Neck White House

Okay yeah I sorta really thought about THAT title but hey doesn’t it speak to you all the hand wringing about white disempowerment and it comes down to this : White men hate their lot in life ( at least those who don’t have a college education and can attend Cub games) and the possibility... Read more »

The Black Man in the Blue Birkenstocks

Hey Chicago now what a summer so far huh and one which I found myself looking for a sandal (you know it saves on the sock washing) so I found myself in Nordstroms on Michigan Ave and there they were Birkenstocks …now mind you I aint the granola eating kind by a mile unless it... Read more »


Yeah I know summer isn’t here yet but hey no time like the present so here are my top 10. 1-Claudia Kalb-Andy Warhol was a hoarder (Inside the minds of Histories great personalities. 2-Kourouma Ahmadou-Allah is not Obliged. 3-Jess Walter- Beautiful Ruins 4-Laura Lane McNeal- Doll Baby 5-Colby Tanner-Some of my best friends are Black... Read more »

Roof Hoppin'

In case you didn’t know ChicagoNow readers the thing to do this summer is Roof Hop which involves setting oneself on top of the most prime and delightful gifts the city has to offer: the Roof-Top Bar! and there are a boatload to choose from and are we not a city of the tallest most... Read more »

10 African American Artist you should Know

After seeing the Kerry James Marshall show at MOCA( Incredible!!!!!) I began to think about Black art and its impact on America and the world at Large we are phenomenal and I’d like to share some more of our great artist with you as well 1-Myra Green- Harsh Elegant Blackness 2-Martin Puryear- Purity in Sculpture... Read more »