Category: Health and Wellness

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 »

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 »
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Black History begins at home, my people

I’ve always paid homage to my grammar school for making a big deal out of Black History Month. We participated in recitals, dance, book reports and if you were just a prop in a play, you were involved no matter what. This was during the 70s when Alex Haley’s “Roots” was a very big deal,... Read more »

CISCRP hosts Virtual Fitness Challenge to raise awareness for clinical research

CISCRP hosts Virtual Fitness Challenge to raise awareness for clinical research
The Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is hosting a virtual fitness event to raise awareness for clinical research. Clinical research and trials are beneficial to us all or else we wouldn’t currently have the medications or resources we’re using. Raising awareness or stressing the importance of clinical research also gives you... Read more »

I can hear clearly now, the fluid is gone

After several months of pain, numbness, swelling and discomfort in my right ear, I was diagnosed with a middle ear infection. Prior to that, it was suggested by Facebook friends and even doctors to try over-the counter sinus remedies in addition to holding my nose closed while blowing, hoping that would pop or unclog the... Read more »
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I spend at least $100 per month on air fresheners to ward off secondhand smoke

Yes, you read it correctly–I spend at least $100 per month on air fresheners to ward off secondhand smoke. I have a neighbor who chain smokes and unfortunately there is nothing I could do about it. I wish that smokers would understand the danger of secondhand smoke but how could they, when they don’t care... Read more »

$25.00 Main Floor Seats for HOW TO CATCH CREATION at GOODMAN THEATRE

$25.00 Main Floor Seats for HOW TO CATCH CREATION at GOODMAN THEATRE
Change can happen in a heartbeat. A young writer’s life turns upside down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news. Fifty years later, four artists feel the reverberations of that moment—and its unexpected consequences—as their lives intersect in pursuit of creative passion and legacy. In this bold, imaginative work, Christina Anderson, “a gifted playwright you... Read more »

My insatiable appetite for Ben & Jerry's ice cream has to stop

For the record, I haven’t had Ben & Jerry’s ice cream since the 90s. Seriously. My favorite at that time was Rainforest Crunch and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Fast forward to two weeks ago, I bypassed a freezer at my neighborhood CVS Pharmacy to do a little shopping to kill time while waiting for my... Read more »
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Sensory-Friendly "A Christmas Carol" returns at Goodman Theatre

Sensory-Friendly "A Christmas Carol" returns at Goodman Theatre
I’m delighted to announce that the sensory-friendly performance of “A Christmas Carol” returns at Goodman Theatre, Saturday, December 29, 2018! My son Kameron (who has autism) and I had the pleasure of attending the performance last year. Words cannot describe the joy of parents and caregivers of those with disabilities who attended the performance, as... Read more »