Posts in category "Advice"

April showers can make you almost kill somebody!

April showers can make you almost kill somebody!
This morning in Chicago was a typically beautiful Spring day. You might think sunshine, green grass, and runs along the lakefront, but it wasn’t that way at all. Right after the alarm clock went off, it thundered with that wonderfully intoxicating sound to snooze on for hours, but I couldn’t–I had to be at the... Read more »

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received

From brokenness and bitterness to forgiveness—the best advice I ever received
My life almost thirty years ago now today almost seems unreal. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the woman I am now was the young, naive girl I was then. When I think of my childhood of happy moments playing in my backyard laying in the grass watching the clouds pass by, I... Read more »

21-Day Flat Belly Challenge

21-Day Flat Belly Challenge
We are finally having some beautiful weather in Chicago which makes you just want to get out and do something F-U-N! And you know what warm weather in Chicago means: scantily dressed women in crop tops, short shorts and even tinier skirts, sheer dresses, and the always big problem of the dreaded swimsuit selection. The... Read more »
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From domestic violence to DePaul University graduate--it was the day that changed my life.

From domestic violence to DePaul University graduate--it was the day that changed my life.
Today is a foggy day in Chicago. And whenever that happens, I can’t help but remember the day I’ll never forget. We all have that one day when something so magnificent, so marvelous, so mind-blowing happens that you know you will never forget it. Well, mine wasn’t the first two. Mine was awful. It was... Read more »

The Secret of Success

The Secret of Success
Years ago everyone was all in a tizzy because Oprah covered the fascinating story about “The Secret.” People believed that they had uncovered some new truths that would catapult them into financial, social, career fame and fortune. It was an exciting time. We had all been told “the secret!” However, there were some who weren’t... Read more »

What to do about Kanye? Somebody's gotta stop him!

What to do about Kanye? Somebody's gotta stop him!
Kanye struck again at this year’s Grammys. And just as airports, schools, and courthouses have beefed up security from psychos, so too must the Grammys. Otherwise, Kanye is certain to storm the stage when things don’t go his way. My fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Music Mom has some great suggestions in her post “Solving the Kanye-Grammy Problem”,... Read more »
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Karen Lewis doesn't endorse Willie Wilson either. Is she racist too?

Karen Lewis doesn't endorse Willie Wilson either. Is she racist too?
I gotta tell you. This year’s mayoral campaign has really had me evaluate my beliefs.  Usually I am the first person to pump my fist in the air and support my people. But that hasn’t been the case as of late. For example, recently I saw Willie Wilson’s ad campaign commercial come on TV as... Read more »

5 simple things that can help the Willie Wilson campaign

Since Willie Wilson supporters didn't like my open letter, I created "Cookie Pope" from two of America's wildly popular and sensational iconic black females because everybody knows, when Olivia and Cookie talk, people listen.
Okay Willie Wilson supporters. You win.  I read your comments that you so kindly shared with me after writing what I thought was a heartfelt open letter to Dr. Willie Wilson. (Click here to read my letter.)  You are absolutely right. I am not a politician. I do not live in the city anymore, thank God.... Read more »

An Open Letter to Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson--PLEASE STOP NOW!

An Open Letter to Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson--PLEASE STOP NOW!
I want to start this letter to you Dr. Wilson, by saying that I write to you in love. I come in peace.  But after watching another one of your commercials, I realized, somebody has got to sit down and reach out to you and tell you the truth, because sir, you make me glad... Read more »
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Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community

Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community
Love it or hate it, but Fox has struck a chord in the Black community with its new hit series “Empire”.  And is it any wonder, since the show is centered around the chaotic and controversial world of Hip Hop?  Created by the infamous Lee Daniels of “The Butler”, “Precious”, and “Monsters Ball”, Daniels has... Read more »
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