Posts tagged "Really?"

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 »

The Obama Library: A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity? Part 2

Note:  This is part 2 of an essay I read at last Thursday’s Frunchroom reading series in Beverly.   And that’s where the old sneaking suspicion starts creeping in.  That’s where the doubt about the intentions of this new shining center on the south side start to cloud my perception.  Because as much as I... Read more »

The Obama Library: A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity? Part I

Note:  This is the first part of an essay I read at last Thursday’s Frunchroom reading series in Beverly.    Like most of my neighbors, I’ve been paying close attention to every scrap of news released about the proposed Obama Presidential Library. The construction of the library and its campus will have a profound effect... Read more »
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No Mayor Emanuel 2018 Is NOT A Foregone Conclusion

“It ain’t gonna happen in 2018,” Emanuel said Monday at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in California. “Take a chill pill, man. You gotta be in this for the long haul.” Are you kidding me Mr. Mayor?  Are you absolutely serious about that statement? Give up the fight to take back Congress before it even... Read more »

Will Sweet Potato Pie Bring Our Country Together?

If you’re a pie lover consider this your trigger warning for the foolishness you’re about to see. My reaction: I’ve been looking at this fuckery for the past three days and still can’t make heads or tails out of it.  That is a “recipe” for Sweet Potato Pie that contains Parmesan cheese. PARMESAN CHEESE! Foolishness. ... Read more »

American History: Slavery Revision Edition

This past week the First Lady addressed the Democratic National Convention and broke the news that slaves had built the White House. Some historians and/or pundits countered that “others” also had a hand in building the White House. Which is a true statement. Yet the “others” comprised about 33% percent of the people who built... Read more »
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I Just Wasn't Joking, Shady Neighbors Do Exist

Remember what I wrote about shady neighbors? Behold, real life evidence of #7 on my list. A few days ago the dumpster was in its proper place by the alley.  It was seemingly moved to facilitate someone’s need to take out their trash without actually schlepping down to the dumpster like the rest of us.... Read more »

I Wasn't Let Into A Bar, But I'm Using It As A Teachable Moment

Like most of my stories, things start out with the most transparent of motivations. It was Sunday and all I wanted was to watch the big game with sound outside of my home. I went to one of my regular watering holes but they weren’t going to have the game with sound.  Then I schlepped... Read more »

When Uber Overdraws Your Account You Have Little Recourse

I’ve been a regular supporter and frequent customer of Uber.  To say I’m a fangirl would be an understatement. My relationship with Uber was going along swimmingly—until last week. I contacted Uber to take me and the boyfriend home on the night of my birthday.  Harmless enough, eh?  I thought so too until I saw... Read more »
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Donating To Charity? Not If You Live Outside The (Boundary) Lines

It would seem that nothing is ever easy on the south side. Even when you’re trying to donate to a charity. Almost two weeks ago I sent a note to Brown Elephant to arrange a donation pickup of some gently used furniture and received the following response: Hi XXXX, Thanks for contacting us. Unfortunately, your... Read more »