Archive for 2010

'I Love My Boo' Campaign

Have you guys seen this already? It’s pretty cool. I think it would be really cool to have something like this in Chicago. During the month of October, community organizations, activists, local politicians and others joined together in New York City to celebrate the debut of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) “I Love My... Read more »

Teena Marie - In Her Own Words

Teena Marie - In Her Own Words
About 4 years ago, back in my intern days, I had the pleasure of interviewing Motown singer Teena Marie for Windy City Radio (apart of Windy City Media Group). I was just starting out in the radio broadcast business – and, you’ll hear it in the uncut/unedited interview – and, I remember Teena Marie being... Read more »

Lenox's Favorite Things For 2011

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Like Oprah, I feel the desperate need to tell you some of my favorite things this holiday season. But, unlike Oprah, all of my favorite things are from local Chicago Entrepreneurs. Check out my list of products and services that blew my mind. Get Tight, Get Right I’m dubbing these ladies the “Naughty Girls of... Read more »
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Rev. Meeks Drops Out Of Mayoral Race - See ya!

It does feel like Christmas! Today, I got an early gift when I heard the announcement that State Sen. James Meeks has dropped out of the mayoral race. Thanks, Santa! In an e-mail sent to media Thursday afternoon, Meeks — who also heads Salem Baptist Church on the South Side — said he was ending... Read more »

Openly Gay Black Man to Serve on Springfield City Council

Amaad I. Rivera is both excited and surprised to suddenly be on the cusp of becoming the newest member of the Springfield, Massachusetts City Council. Rivera is set to become the new city councilor in Ward 6, due to the resignation this week of Ward 6 Councilor Keith W. Wright. Rivera would complete the final... Read more »

Don't blink--you'll miss the minorities

  You’ve probably heard NBC’s new slogan by now. And if you haven’t, brace yourself–it’s pretty patronizing. “More colorful.” To read my entire RedEye column, click here.
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Anderson Cooper's Show Gets Name, Time Slots

Anderson Cooper’s new talk show is coming to fruition — it now has a name and choice time slots in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Cooper’s show will be called simply Anderson, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Specifics on Anderson‘s format are not yet available, but the show has already managed to nab time slots... Read more »

Swarovski Boutique Viewing Party For The 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Swarovski Boutique Viewing Party For The 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Last night, Chicagoans experienced the excitement of the 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony from miles away. Swarovski and NBC 5′s LeeAnn Trotter hosted an open-to-the-public viewing party of the NBC broadcast at the Swarovski Boutique on Michigan Avenue. Chicagoans watched the excitement on TV while shopping in the boutique. To get into the... Read more »

Chicago's Wrigley Building to Turn (Red) In Honor of World AIDS Day

Chicago's Wrigley Building to Turn (Red) In Honor of World AIDS Day
Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Building will be illuminated red to mark World AIDS Day this evening to raise awareness of the commitment of the global health community to work together to virtually eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child by 2015. Chicago is one of more than 30 cities in the United States that... Read more »
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Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall Of Fame 2010

Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall Of Fame 2010
Recently, I attended the 20th annual induction ceremony for the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. I must say that it’s really inspiring to know that the City of Chicago really, truly, recognizes its LGBT community. The City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues inducted... Read more »