Chance the Rapper: No good deed goes unpunished

Chance the Rapper: No good deed goes unpunished
It never fails–whenever you do a good deed, you’re punished for it. Chicago native and 3-time Grammy award winner Chance the Rapper is under scrutiny due to his generous contributions to the Chicago Public School system. You would think that’s great because it is. However, there were many who thought he overstepped his boundaries when... Read more »

Women's History Month: I wish menopause would leave me alone

Women's History Month: I wish menopause would leave me alone
As the late Joan Rivers would say, “Can we talk?” Since March is Women’s History Month, I would like to get to the nitty-gritty of talking about menopause. I really wish it would leave me alone. Why didn’t the older female family members (particularly my mom) tell me about it? Why didn’t they tell me... Read more »

Andy Cohen: How about some Real Housewives of Chicago?

Andy Cohen: How about some Real Housewives of Chicago?
Andy Cohen is the executive producer of the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo TV. Millions tune in every week of every season to see the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Dallas, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Potomac, and Married to Medicine, a group of ghetto-fab doctors and their spouses in Atlanta. In the... Read more »
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Kicking off Women's History Month with being good to myself

Kicking off Women's History Month with being good to myself
March is Women’s History Month and while there are many women to be celebrated for their accomplishments and contributions to society, I first and foremost plan to make myself a priority by being good to myself. Lord willing, I’ll be 50 years old this summer. As I look back over my life I discovered that... Read more »

Black History Month 2017 ends on a great note

Black History Month 2017 ends on a great note
Black History Month 2017 ends on a great note, when it comes to the Grammy and Academy Awards. More blacks than ever before this year has racked up more awards than black celebs of the past. Late night talk show host and Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel jokingly said that last year, the Oscars were... Read more »

The feelings of Novocain and rejection are the same to me

The feelings of Novocain and rejection are the same to me
Like Novocain, you can be rejected so many times in life that it leaves you feeling numb. Initially, like Novocain, rejection hurts. Novocain itself does not hurt but when it’s given via needle, it’s that annoying pinch in the gums that everyone hates. It takes a while though before that numbing feeling comes along with... Read more »
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Opioids are fine if they are used properly

Opioids are fine if they are used properly
Opioid abuse only comes from using the incorrect dosage (overdosing). When this happens, the person starts doctor shopping or seeking the streets for them. I have used opioids numerous times for chronic pain due to lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself, instead of fighting off invaders that would cause... Read more »

You & Me reporter Jon Hansen introduces the Empire Dance Company

You & Me reporter Jon Hansen introduces the Empire Dance Company
I didn’t know the Empire Dance Company existed until I watched my favorite morning news program, You & Me. Reporter Jon Hansen introduced viewers to the dance company and they were a delight to watch. The Empire Dance Company studio is located in the South Shore area at 2043 E. 75th Street in Chicago, Illinois.... Read more »

Black Youth: More hope, Less violence

Black Youth: More hope, Less violence
In all of my years of being black in Chicago, I’ve never seen such a generation of black youth who are depressed, hopeless and in despair. When I was growing up, being young was fun. Those emotions I mentioned above were for the elderly who were reaching the end of their days. Even so, black... Read more »
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Aveeno products tops my beauty regimen list

Aveeno products tops my beauty regimen list
Finally, I am happy to say that Aveeno products tops my beauty regimen list. Thanks to genetics, I never had a problem with my skin; I have over the years though, spent a lot of money trying to find the right product for my combination skin. I was tired of seeing skin care ads that... Read more »