Who is Howard Morgan?

Who is Howard Morgan?
I’ve worked in the sales department at WVON1690AM for a little over two years and in that time I’ve heard countless references to Howard Morgan on-air. Listeners often call in to say that we need to FREE HOWARD MORGAN and the on-air hosts always wholeheartedly agree. For two years, I’ve heard “Free Howard Morgan” reverberating on... Read more »

Before you go to the polls, decide which Judges to retain

Before you go to the polls, decide which Judges to retain
This year, for the first time ever, I actually did research on the Judges and figured out which ones I don’t want to retain. I usually just randomly pick a few and give no second thought. But listening to WVON 1690AM, I heard a great conversation about how the Judges have the most immediate impact... Read more »

If You Don’t Do, Cheer: In honor of the Chicago Marathon

If You Don’t Do, Cheer: In honor of the Chicago Marathon
On an unseasonably warm October day a few years ago, I watched from the sidelines and cheered on the Chicago Marathon runners. Personally, I don’t think the human body was meant to run 26.2 miles. Throbbing feet, chafed nipples, blisters, “charley horses”, lactic acid, black toe nails, and running 4-8 hours to the point of... Read more »
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Scandalous Thursday and Weekend Events

Scandalous Thursday and Weekend Events
Summer 2014 is over and I’m happily settling into fall. Truth be told, FALL is my favorite season and this week’s weather has been perfect. The high 60′s / low 70′s should hold through the weekend so make sure you get outside and check out these SCANDALOUS upcoming events. Thursday, September 25th: SCANDAL IS BACK…GLADIATORS... Read more »

The Chicago Westside Music Festival

The Chicago Westside Music Festival
Check out these hot events for this weekend. My featured event is the Chicago Westside Music Festival on Saturday. Make sure to grab your chair and your red cup and hit the streets. #SummerTimeChi! Friday, August 15th:  Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream: South Shore Cultural Center (7059 S. South Shore Drive) @ 630pm, FREE... Read more »

The 85th Annual Bud Billiken Parade

The 85th Annual Bud Billiken Parade
Check out these hot events for this weekend. There are some great activities for the entire family. My favorite is the 85th annual Bud Billiken Parade which is the oldest and largest African-American parade in the United States. Make sure to grab a lawn chair, refreshment, and some good company. Take your red cups and... Read more »
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Chicago...Get On Up This Weekend

The author who brought you Single Girl Summer is now taking you on… CHICAGO EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND   It looks like Summertime Chi is quickly coming to an end…Bud Billiken is right around the corner! But as they say, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings…or rather the King of Soul screams. Make sure... Read more »

"On the Run" All Summer Long

"On the Run" All Summer Long
CHICAGO EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND   They’re heeerrreeee… King Jay and Queen Bey are taking over the Chi tonight. Let’s roll out the red carpet and matching red cups! But first, check out the “movie trailer” for Run starring our favorite power couple and cameos from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. After the... Read more »

Black Chicago Weekend Events July 18-20, 2014

Black Chicago Weekend Events July 18-20, 2014
Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. I’ve compiled a list of great events for you to check out this weekend. Grab your red cups and get ready for an adventure in #SummerTimeChi! Friday, July 18: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Iota Delta Lambda Chapter Annual Old... Read more »
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Black Chicago 2014 Summer Events

The Summer Solstice is just around 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. So here’s my list for hot happenings that showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups and... Read more »