Tag: Chicago

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?
Mr. Michael Jordan What’s In A Name? By Hermene D. Hartman “If you want the Hope Diamond, you have to buy the Hope Diamond.” This is a direct quote from Michael Jordan’s attorney, Frederick Sperling. And he is only serious. Michael is the Hope Diamond in the field of endorsements, so says his attorney. Mr.... Read more »

Spike Lee's "CHIRAQ"

  Posted Online Sunday, May 17, 2015 9:31 a.m. CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – One man was killed and at least 36 other people — including an 81-year-old woman — were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Sunday. The 81-year-old great-grandmother, Iola Burress, was shot about 5 p.m. Friday, just minutes... Read more »

CeCe Penniston: Finally arrived and still moving forward!

By: George “Fable” Robinson    There are very few people that can attain this level of achievement in our entertainment industry but for a woman whose name is synonymous with topping the music charts of the 90’s dance era this should be somewhat easy.  Multi-talented and as equally interesting the powerhouse vocalist known as CeCe... Read more »

Senator Kirk Meet Congressman Rush

United States Senator Mark Kirk with Senator Dick Durbin by his side recently called for the US attorney nominee Zachary Fardon, to lock up gang members from the Gangster Disciples.  He said, at the Union League Club, he would allocate  $30 million of federal funds for this effort.  It amounts to a bounty on the... Read more »

Charlie Trotter's Auction

I was curious about Charlie  Trotter’s auction of his restaurant delectable. Curiously I visited the auction to survey the goods.  I wanted something from my favorite eatery to incorporate into my kitchen.    His Lincoln Park restaurant had a very homey feel.  You felt like you were coming to Trotter’s cooking home rather than a high-end... Read more »

Election Eve. I predict President Obama wins again.

It is voting eve.  Tomorrow , Tuesday, November 6 , is Election Day in America.  I have been contacted today by the British Broadcast Radio to comment on tomorrow’s  election night. Then I was contacted by Danish Radio for the same.   Chicago is receiving international attention on  an important election.  The direction of the... Read more »

Obama needs us!

As a young black man in Chicago I’ve felt the strain.While talking with my guys recently I realized how much my president has done for me. Over these last four years I’ve received all kinds of support. I’ve gotten a job because of a Obama program,extended unemployment benefits when i lost that job because of Obama,extra scholarship,loan & grant... Read more »

Terisa Griffin's Blind Audition: "Someone Like You" - The Voice

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Approximately 45,000 contestants auditioned for Season 3 of NBC’s “The Voice and our very own Terisa Griffin was one of them. Terisa blew the audience away with the song “Someone Like You” for the blind audition. She moved on to the next round and joined Blake’s team for coaching and mentoring.    Join Team Terisa... Read more »

Chicago Flip's

Today, Mayor Richard M. Daley , turned Chicago on its ears, as he announced he will not run for reelection.  The city won’t be the same.  He has been a good mayor and as a good champion he knows when the time has come to step aside.   The polls show Daley’s popularity at an... Read more »

Are Unions Too Expensive?

What price do we pay for union labor?  Can the American worker afford itself?  As we now exist in the era of change, are unions obsolete, I politely ask?  As money is harder to come by and economic shifts take place, are unions still realistic?   What happens when General Motors takes a dive and... Read more »