Archive for May 2012

St. Millie - Something Good [Official Music Video]

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” Headed to the top and I don’t know my way back.” -St. Millie This is the story of one who will take it to the limit to achieve. It seems that today, music artists are born overnight –leaving some with the absence of proper development and true understanding of the power within their craft.... Read more »

St. Millie - Something Good [Official Music Video]

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” Headed to the top and I don’t know my way back.” -St. Millie This is the story of one who will take it to the limit to achieve. It seems that today, music artists are born overnight –leaving some with the absence of proper development and true understanding of the power within their craft.... Read more »

Where is Chicago's Smooth Jazz?

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/hermene/Desktop/2012%20radio%20commentaries%20/What%20happened%20to%20Chicago%E2%80%99s%20smooth%20jazz.d WNUA left us.  And now 87.7 Smooth Jazz is gone.   I was sorely disappointed when public radio took jazz off the air too.   A city as stellar, as smooth, as sophisticated, as Chicago deserve a Smooth Jazz station.  It was one of my favorite stations, because I am a jazz lover.  It was my... Read more »
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VOXER, A NEW WAY TO COMMUNICATE

The Voxer Walkie Talkie App enables smart phone users to connect similarly to Nextel’s walkie-talkie capabilities. Voxer has gained popularity over the past year among young adults and other smart phone junkies. Teneshia Greer, 22 said she installed Voxer but uninstalled it because she thought it was pretty stupid. When asked did she know about... Read more »

Chicago and NATO? How about it?

Despite the obvious inconveniences of the NATO summit which ended yesterday here in Chicago, things were more under control than we all anticipated. It was great seeing the city come together so uniformed and united, particularly with the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Transit Authority. There were at least four Chicago police officers posted... Read more »

Paul Davis dies at 55

Paul Davis was  a journalist, PR practioneer and a professional communicator.    I met him while he was the  managing editor at The Citizen Newspaper for Bill Garth.  He went to the Citizen straight from college.   Harold Washington hired him to serve as press secretary for his congressional office.  He was the youngest member of his... Read more »
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BRAVO TO CHICAGO POLICE

  I live  and work in the heart of the area of Chicago disrupted because of The NATO Summit.  I have walked the path, watched the streets, driven the course,  attended the  meetings and  read all that I could because of the impact. I saw Chicago Police at work first hand.    They were wonderful.  They... Read more »

NATO IN THE SOUTH LOOP

Since last Thursday I have been a close and nervous  observant of the streets of Chicago as we prepare to host the NATO SUMMIT.    Friday was a quite day with an eeriness.  Some stores in the South Loop boarded up, wisely.  The buses were on time, but there were few riders.   The side streets had... Read more »

Legends de Soul - Aretha Franklin and The Impressions at the NDIGO GALA

This year marks the NDIGO FOUNDATION’S 17TH  annual gala.  The gala has been rated as one of Chicago’s best events.  I can’t believe here we are 17 years ago.  The gala is a black tie evening full of celebration and honor.    The NDIGO Foundation started in 1995 after receiving calls from students asking for assistance... Read more »
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Love Letter to Mom!

Write your Mom a Love Letter. Tell her 10 things that she did as a mother that impacted you positively.   1.  What valuable lesson did she teach you?   2.  What is your favorite mom quote?   3.  What was your favorite birthday gift?   4.  What school lesson did you learn?   5. ... Read more »