Why it's important to know your onset of lupus flares

When you have lupus as long as I have, you get to know your up and down times. What I mean by that is you get familiar when you have a lupus flare or the onset of one. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself, instead of fighting off invaders that... 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 »

My interview with Lupus Research Alliance

My interview with Lupus Research Alliance
I was so humbled and delighted that Lupus Research Alliance filmed an interview of me to inform others about my experience with lupus. A fellow lupie (what people with lupus are called) and Facebook friend brought the interview to my attention. This interview was done about two years ago which I had totally forgotten about.... 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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Caring for a sick child with autism when you have lupus is dreadful

Caring for a sick child with autism when you have lupus is dreadful
Just when I thought it was safe to go into the water, my son Kameron who has autism, did it to me again–he comes home with a cold from school and I bear the brunt of warding off the germs by any means necessary. I mentioned “again” because Kameron brought home a nasty virus from... Read more »