Posts tagged "Musings"

A (Literal) Sign Of Confidence For The Obama Presidential Center

This is an interesting and very public development in the discussion about the Obama Presidential Center.  Apparently the residents of the Park Shore East Co-op have chosen a side and are displaying quite the vote of confidence. The only question is will trust be enough to serve both their & Woodlawn’s interests?

Sweetened Beverage Commercials? There Are Better Ways To Impact African American Health Mr. Bloomberg

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to be very invested in protecting the African American population of Cook County from slowly killing ourselves with sugary drinks. Per Forbes Magazine, he is poised to spend another $3 million dollars in advertising in support of the unpopular tax on sweetened beverages on top of the $2... Read more »

I Saw The Name DeAndre On A Coke Bottle And Nearly Lost My Mind

If you’re any type of minority in this country, the current political atmosphere can, at a minimum, give you reason to worry. If you’re here illegally, you may be deported.  If your immigration status is questionable or has expired—you may be deported. Even if you’re one of the “good ones.” If you’re all of those... Read more »
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The City of Chicago Bag Tax Has Affected My Shopping Habits

I think it’s great that the 7 cent bag tax is changing Chicagoan’s behaviors towards a cleaner city and a more sustainable planet. Huzzah for Mother Earth! I, and many others, don’t like paying for a bag.  Several reports in recent days have noted declining use of plastic bags as one of the early results... Read more »

I Can't Get A Second Chance But You Can Learn From My Experiences

Last week I was fortunate enough to celebrate another birthday. Now that I am a woman of a certain age in her late 40’s I tend to take stock of where I am, where I’m going in life and where I want to be. Most people would like a second bite at the apple.  To... Read more »

Woodlawn Scored The Obama Presidential Library, Now What?

I knew something was going on when my phone started blowing up. Text message after text message started pouring in.  Private messages on social media accounts started piling up.  All of them said one thing: The Obama Presidential Library would be in Woodlawn. And not just any old spot in Woodlawn, a site that literally... Read more »
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How Do You Two Know Each Other?

“How do you two know each other?” That question never fails to surface when I’m out socially with one of my friends that happens to be white. Scratch that—that question always surfaces when I’m out with one of my friends that happen to be white. I know a majority of you find it an innocent... Read more »

Happy Black History Month!

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Folks, we need to have a talk. Seriously. And what better time to have it than during black history month? Yeah, it’s time to make it about race again. The posts are forthcoming.       If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box... Read more »

#SavetheShrine: Why Is The Archdiocese In Such A Hurry To Tear Down A Historic Woodlawn Church

Look at this masterpiece.  It is the Shrine of Christ the King. Even with no roof and severe fire damage, she is still an impressive structure. I live so close to the Shrine that when she burned in October, I was close enough to see the smoke from my balcony. When I saw the live... Read more »
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10 Signs That I'm Becoming A Black Woman Of A Certain Age

Unlike most of my contemporaries, I very much look forward to my next milestone birthday. I love that I’m becoming a woman of a certain age. Which is a nice way of saying that I’m becoming an old broad.  Considering the alternative, I’m perfectly fine with aging. Yet, despite my soul’s best efforts to continue... Read more »