Category: Health and Wellness

What Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and I share in common

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle celebrated their one-year anniversary May 19, 2019 according to the news. The thing we have in common is that it’s been a year this date that I haven’t been in the hospital! When they got married, I was in a hospital bed suffering from a severe case of myositis (muscle... Read more »

The Top 3 Skin Care Brands You Won't Want To Live Without

There are 3 skin care brands I don’t want to live without and I’ll reveal them shortly. First, as a woman with lupus, paying attention to my skin is important since lupus can have an effect on the skin. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself, causing damage or potential damage... Read more »

LOTTERY DAY at Goodman Theatre hits home for me regarding gentrification

LOTTERY DAY at Goodman Theatre hits home for me regarding gentrification
While everyone was enjoying their Easter Sunday meal, my son and I went to see Ike Holter’s LOTTERY DAY at Goodman Theatre. I was surprised to see a predominately white elderly crowd and I could literally count the number of blacks I saw on one hand. I find it necessary to mention this because of... Read more »
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Soulful Chicago Book Fair is Saturday, April 13, 2019

Soulful Chicago Book Fair is Saturday, April 13, 2019
Asadah Kirkland is the CEO and Founder of the Soulful Chicago Book Fair. This event is free to the public on Saturday, April 13, 2019 between the hours of 10am-6pm.  There will be live performances, food, but especially a variety of books by African American authors. This book fair is so important because it will... Read more »

April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month but today is World Autism Day! Autism is a developmental disorder with various spectrum levels. My oldest son is high functioning but is mild cognitive delayed. My youngest son is more severe as he is non-verbal with behavior conditions. My latest book titled “The Adventures of Kameron” is a fun... Read more »

March Madness wasn't all about basketball

March Madness is an understatement in 2019. Of course, you have the college basketball teams that interrupted some of my programs but that’s okay. The madness I’m talking about is the behavior of some people. Is it something in the air, or water perhaps? The best thing to happen out of this March Madness is... Read more »
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Get $20 Main Floor Seats for Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre

Get $20 Main Floor Seats for Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre
Get $20 Main Floor seats for Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre using promo code AMBASSADOR 15! *Seating restrictions apply. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers.   Not everyone will go home a winner. “Thrilling Chicago writer” (Chicago Tribune) Ike Holter concludes his acclaimed seven-play cycle, “The Rightlynd Saga,” by... Read more »

Do not take Justin Bieber's cry for help lightly

Do not take Justin Bieber's cry for help lightly
Justin Bieber has been troubled for many years and has shown so by his disrespectful antics. Fast forward to now, he’s a bit older and realizes that he needs help with his mental state and I’m glad that he is announcing that publicly. There are so many young celebs crying out for help such as... Read more »

Black History Month ends well after all with Chicago mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle

Black History Month ends well after all with Chicago mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle
This year, the celebration of Black History Month has been weak, due to the scandals of celebs and other high-profile politicians and CEOs. Thankfully, its celebration has been resurrected by two African-American Chicago mayoral candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle. Chicago had a female mayor before (Jane Byrne) but history is made because one of... Read more »
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The Black Child Book Fair is Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Black Child Book Fair is Saturday, February 9, 2019
The Black Child Book Fair is Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event is hosted by Books N Brunch Gala/Chicago Black Authors founder Darryl Harvey. The event is free and will have authors/vendors displaying children’s books of various themes. There will be storytelling time with some authors but most importantly,... Read more »