Posts tagged "chicago"

My Attempt At Re-Writing Steve Harvey's Memo

I should note that I don’t write letters much, nor do I have experience doing it on a corporate level. Given that Steve Harvey’s somewhat direct memo has caused all kinds of negative reaction, I figured I would take a shot at re-writing the memo and see how well it’s received.  Good morning everyone, As... Read more »

An Open Letter To K. Michelle

Dear Kimberly Michelle Pate aka K Michelle, I usually don’t write open letters to anyone who I don’t know or who wouldn’t know me from a hole in the wall. I feel the need to however because I don’t understand how the music you put out always takes a backseat. You have a desire to... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel, It's Time To Leave Chicago

Dear Rahm Emanuel, All through Chicago Media people are banging their keyboards hashing out their opinions (or reporting the opinions of others influential or not) about why you should step down as Mayor of Chicago. Some of the notions are more obvious: your handling of the Laquan McDonald incident with the Chicago Police and your... Read more »

I'm All Out Of Rage

They say that in order to fix the world, you need to fix yourself. I’m dealing with being in my mid-30s and overweight, I’m dealing with having the inability to get some sleep and I’m battling to find some kind of self-worth in a world that seems to ask people to find worth in other... Read more »

A Smartphone Is Not Worth Your Life

Destiny Colon, 17, was shot yesterday morning as she traveled to Epic Academy where she is a senior. The reason? A man tried to take her smartphone from her. She refused. Now Destiny is lying in a hospital bed and fighting for her life. Nobody should have to question how one stays safe in this... Read more »

Chicago Actors You Should Know: Chris Vaughn

This is Chris Vaughn. He’s an actor and a photographer. I’ve come to know of Chris Vaughn mostly because of the fact he and I both use the hell out of Twitter. I decided to interview Mr. Vaughn not really because of the fact we both reply to each otheir’s tweets. I wanted simply to... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools: HBO's "The Wire" Is Predicting Your Future

I don’t put The Wire in the highest of esteem that others put it. It was well-written, well-acted and thoughtful. It was also very depressing in it’s portrayal of Baltimore and it’s grand indifference to gang violence, drugs, and it’s crumbling school system. Since the show has gone off the air awhile back, the problem... Read more »

A Few Ideas To Stop Violence In Chicago Neighborhoods

Understand that this post carries a little humor and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Yesterday I was made aware of the fact that a couple of our upstanding politicians wish to bring the National Guard in to stop the violence in Chicago. I can certainly see their point given that every other day it appears... Read more »