An uncomfortable conversation about Ferguson,MO

BLOGGER’S NOTE: Unlike most, I waited as long as I possibly could to write something on Ferguson. After all, I was willing to admit that I couldn’t write a blog/column about what happened without getting a grasp on things. I spoke with police officers, victims of police brutality along with people who grew up in... Read more »

Dear white people, please stop calling me Rick Ross

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BLOGGER’S NOTE: Shout out to the people who had the courage to come up with the idea for the movie, “Dear White People.” A few weeks ago, I was on my way to work when someone looked at me and yelled “Hey! What’s up Rick Ross?” That instance happens more than I care to admit.... Read more »

A letter to the folks who dislike #SoChicago

A letter to the folks who dislike #SoChicago
To the folks (no pun intended) who dislike “So Chicago,” The people who grew up here used the moniker to reminisce about the city they grew up in. Let’s not overthink it. This isn’t Animal Farm or 1984. For the people who spend a lot of time being a wet blanket for no apparent reason,... Read more »
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Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 6: Throwback Edition

BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the final in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here are the first five: “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 3: Game of Thrones,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 4: George Zimmerman’s... Read more »

Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 5: Charter schools and their stats

BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the fifth in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here are the first four: “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 3: Game of Thrones,” and “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 4: George... Read more »

Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 4: George Zimmerman's artistic outlet

THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the fourth in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here are the first three called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1,” “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings,and “Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 3: Game of Thrones.” Photoshop or the manipulation of pictures, is... Read more »
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Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 3: Game of Thrones

Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 3: Game of Thrones
THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the third in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here are the first two called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1” and “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 2: Police shootings.” This Sunday, season four of Game of Thrones will debut. The popular HBO... Read more »

Adventures in conclusion jumping,Part 2: Police shootings

THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the second in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here’s the first one called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1.” The relationship between the African American community and law enforcement is contentious to say the least. Especially when an African-American male is killed... Read more »

Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1

Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1
Jumping to conclusions without having all the facts is more commonplace than ever. Recently, NBA star Kobe Bryant made some comments regarding the George Zimmerman trial and the Miami Heat’s stance. In an article published  in The New Yorker called “The Fourth Quarter,” Bryant said this about the Miami Heat’s team photo with each the... Read more »
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American Hustle: Auto parts and online sales

The business of running a big box retailer is not for the timid. The rise of online sales has made it tough on traditional department stores. During the first “Polar Vortex,” I opened my car door like I always do. This time, the door handle snapped off just like the car door in the infamous... Read more »