Posts tagged "City of Chicago"

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 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 »
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A critique of the Republican Party

A critique of the Republican Party
BLOGGER’S NOTE: I am not a Republican nor a Democrat. I have voted for candidates in the two major political parties along with the Libertarian Party. The critique is something I have noticed for quite sometime. The Republican Party has an image problem. The problem lies in the perception of the Grand Old Party. Its... Read more »

The seven people to stay away from in 2014

Here is the list of the type of folks I have encountered this year. This list can also be used as a guide for people to stay away from in 2014. If this list bothers you, then you might be one of these people.Admittedly, I’ve been a few of these people.  At least I can... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell
George Orwell H.L Mencken The name of this blog comes from being fearless and telling it like it is.From a young age, my parents taught me to question the world around me. As a kid, I did not believe in Santa Claus. The story, in my mind, had holes in it. That’s where it all... Read more »
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The Southside Sucks

The Southside Sucks
The Southside of Chicago has taken a beating this year. The mayor along with the governor closed schools and mental health facilities along with the national media comparing our side of town to a war-torn, middle eastern city. To add insult to injury, our favorite son, Derrick Rose on the shelf again. I gave the... Read more »