It's True...Black People Don’t Tip

It's True...Black People Don’t Tip
Yesterday on Reddit (a website where people post things and other people comment on the posts), there was a thread called “No Tipping – I wish every restaurant was like this” about a San Francisco restaurant where tipping isn’t allowed. The topic was wildly popular and it received thousands of comments debating the ridiculous American... Read more »

Is this Chicago Sun-Times cover racist?

Is this Chicago Sun-Times cover racist?
I’m sick and tired of racist news coverage which paints Black and brown people as criminals and white people as misguided. When a Black person murders an innocent person, the murderer is instantly labeled a gang member even if the murderer haven’t yet been identified by the police. When a white person murders an innocent... Read more »

If You Hate Your Job, Read This Now

If You Hate Your Job, Read This Now
I write this next statement in all sincerity. IF you HATE your job, THEN QUIT! Yes, I’m serious. If you hate the place were you spend at least 40 hours a week, which is almost 24% of your week, then you need to quit. Don’t quit today. Don’t walk away from this screen and tell... Read more »
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Pardon Howard Morgan Support Gathering on Wednesday, 7/8

Pardon Howard Morgan Support Gathering on Wednesday, 7/8
In December 2014, I first wrote about the retired police officer who was working as a railroad police officer when he was shot 28 times by four white police officers. Today the fight for Howard Morgan’s justice continues. Here is a time-line of why people should support Howard Morgan and his family: Feb 2005 –... Read more »

Bree Newsome's Inspiring Lesson in Civil Disobedience

Bree Newsome's Inspiring Lesson in Civil Disobedience
Wikipedia defines Civil Disobedience as the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, or commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is sometimes, though not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance. Bree Newsome is giving the world an inspiring lesson on the power of Civil Disobedience. Click the links below to find out more about... Read more »

No Shade on Kendall Jenner But WTF Estee Lauder

No Shade on Kendall Jenner But WTF Estee Lauder
Yesterday, I was flipping though my Facebook feed on my cell phone and I saw an Estee Lauder ad that truly offended and disgusted me as a woman. The ad read, “When Kendall Jenner comes up with her own shade of lipstick, you know you have to have it! Restless, the perfect orangey-red matte” “YOU KNOW... Read more »
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Why can't I buy a mini bottle of liquor in Chicago?

Why can't I buy a mini bottle of liquor in Chicago?
I’m a Chicagoan…born and raised. In addition to loving mustard-only hot dogs, Garrett’s popcorn, and ribs, I’m also a great Chicago historian and ambassador. TRIVIA QUESTION: Can you name at lease three things that are illegal to purchase in Chicago?     ANSWERS INCLUDE: fireworks, spray paint, livestock, small bottles of alcohol (spirits under 200... Read more »

Black Chicago 2015 Summer Events

Black Chicago 2015 Summer Events
The Summer Solstice is just round the corner and that’s when Chicago comes alive. Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. Here’s my list for Summer 2015 hot happenings that showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups... Read more »

Dr. King Weekend Events in Chicago

Dr. King Weekend Events in Chicago
Chicago celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this weekend. Take the whole family and check out these wonderful events. FRIDAY, 1/16 Chicago Defender Men of Excellence, 6pm at the Hyatt Regency; tickets $75 SATURDAY, 1/17 Rev. Darius Randle Presents: 1st Annual MLK (His Legecy Continues Generation Concert), 2-5pm at Resurrection House Baptist Church... Read more »
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An Open Letter to Google...It's Dr. King Birthday...Represent

An Open Letter to Google...It's Dr. King Birthday...Represent
Google, this year we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday on Monday, January 19th, but his actual birthday is TODAY. I’m confident the people want to see a Dr. King Doodle today AND Monday. Today, you can feature his image. On Monday, you can feature an image invoking the powerful movement he led in Selma to... Read more »