Is Facebook Making Us a Society of Personas?

Is Facebook Making Us a Society of Personas?
The craziest scenario keeps running through my mind. It’s the year 2050 and Mark Zuckerberg is currently the President of the United Nations of the World.  In my vision, Zuckerberg is sitting in a very sterile and futuristic-looking condo that sits high over some city – let’s say Hong Kong – where he observes a... Read more »

Intelligentsia Coffee is the Devil

Intelligentsia Coffee is the Devil
(Once a month ChicagoNow challenges its bloggers to write about a subject for an hour.  This month’s challenge is on: “Defending our guilty pleasures”.) I cheated on Lent.  There I said it.  I cheated on Lent. My addiction to caffeine started in my mid-twenties when I was first introduced to the Soy Chai Latte from... Read more »

Do Black Voters Love a Good Rhyme?

Do Black Voters Love a Good Rhyme?
Inspiration for this blog can come from the darndest places. Today, I was inspired by a visit to my parents’ house. Unsuspectingly, I drove through their middle-class neighborhood of Chatham observing the quiet, wide, tree-woven streets. When I arrived at their house, I waved to a man who had been their neighbor for at least... Read more »
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Can Lupita Nyong'o Save Us from Ourselves?

Can Lupita Nyong'o Save Us from Ourselves?
Lupita Nyong’o. Over the past two months it has been difficult to ignore the Mexican-born Kenyan actress as she has graced the covers of numerous magazines.  A talented and gifted thespian, she swept the Hollywood awards circuit which culminated last night when she accepted the Academy Award for her role as a supporting actress in... Read more »

Confessions of a Mad, Black, Sleepy Mommy Blogger

Confessions of a Mad, Black, Sleepy Mommy Blogger
(Disclaimer:  No, I’m not a mommy blogger.  I’m a blogger who just so happens to also be a mommy.  But I am Black, a little mad and very sleepy.) A few weeks ago I realized that my little blog has somehow accumulated almost 50,000 page views and I felt like I owed you an explanation... Read more »

The Looming Monster: Fear

(Once a month, ChicagoNow hosts a challenge to its bloggers to write about a subject for an hour.  This month’s challenge is on “Fear”) I write about fear a lot because like a distant cousin, it has been familiar to me all of my life.  I remember staying awake as a child when my father... Read more »
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2013: The "Up" Side to Horrible

2013:  The "Up" Side to Horrible
I have come to the conclusion that the Mayans were right.  While the world didn’t end in 2012, I do believe that on December 20, 2012 a shift happened all around us. …and for me that shift made all the difference. I could easily say that 2013 was one of the most difficult years of... Read more »

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy: There Is No Monopoly on Greatness

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy:  There Is No Monopoly on Greatness
I didn’t expect to return to my blog in this manner.  In fact, sometime after I finished editing the final chapter of my manuscript I planned on writing a blog about my year in review.  It was going to be entitled:  “A Garden, A Book, A Baby, and The Bible:  It’s Not a Blog, It’s... Read more »

How to Survive the Next 400 Years #2: Teach Our Children the Complete Truth about Race

How to Survive the Next 400 Years #2:  Teach Our Children the Complete Truth about Race
Part One:  Blacks, Evolve or Become Obsolete?    We were at dinner when the verdict was announced. Eight of us sat at a round table joking about marriage, cooking, and sex when someone received a news alert on their phone, announcing that George Zimmerman had been found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin.... Read more »
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Should the “Beyhive” Encourage Beyonce to Boycott All “Stand Your Ground” States, Too?

  Soon after the acquittal of George Zimmerman, Stevie Wonder announced at his most recent concert in Quebec City that he would not perform in the State of Florida until its controversial “Stand Your Ground” law was abolished.  Reminiscent of when Ray Charles boycotted Georgia for its’ segregation laws in the 1960s and the Artists... Read more »
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    I love God, my family and making myself laugh. I also consider myself a very serious hot chocolate/iced tea/lemonade/wine connoisseur, in case you need a drink. I am a politico gone rogue. I am a mother who appreciates a good drink. I am a wife who likes to wear tight jeans. I love all things related to the south-side of Chicago, sans the gunshots and overabundance of fried chicken restaurants. (Exception: Harold's Chicken #55 on 87th and the Dan Ryan...of course). More than anything, I'm just trying my best to be the best person that I can be - to speak honestly, to treat people kindly, and to not take myself or anyone else too seriously because that's no fun at all.

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