Somewhere You Should Go: ABRAHAM LINCOLN Presidential Library & Museum, #FollowTheRedCup #WinterRedCupAdventure

Somewhere You Should Go: ABRAHAM LINCOLN Presidential Library & Museum, #FollowTheRedCup #WinterRedCupAdventure
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS #MakeIllinoisGreatAgain (MIGA) This summer my favorite Secretary of State Jesse White invited me and the Governor Cliff Kelley to come down to Springfield to visit the brand new ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY. ALL OF SPRINGFIELD is very proud of recently rehabbed, world class center. If you know... Read more »

Why Isn’t the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Leading the Charge for Colin Kaepernick?

Why Isn’t the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Leading the Charge for Colin Kaepernick?
NOTE: I wrote this blog on 8/23/2017 with the help of NFL SuperStar, Northwestern WildcatLegend, and EducatorExtraordinaire D’Wayne Bates, but never posted it. (P.S. Bates also contributed heavily and greatly to the research and creation of my first novel, Single Girl Summer and I did not give him proper credit in the book acknowledgements). I... Read more »

Somewhere You Should Go: African Festival of the Arts, Ohio Players & Single Girl Summer Book Signing tonight, 9/2 #FollowTheRedCup

Somewhere You Should Go: African Festival of the Arts, Ohio Players & Single Girl Summer Book Signing tonight, 9/2 #FollowTheRedCup
30th ANNUAL AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2019 Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and... Read more »
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Someone You Should Know: Dwayne Hirsch #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #HydeParkHappyHour

Someone You Should Know: Dwayne Hirsch #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #HydeParkHappyHour
MEET DWAYNE HIRSCH Agent. Entrepreneur. Small Business Advocate. Dwayne Hirsch is a Licensed Real Estate Agent-Owner of Hirsch Network Real Estate-Powered by EXP Realty in Chicago, Illinois and a well-known networking professional and small business advocate. Since 2009, Dwayne has hosted more than 150 events, entertaining, informing and connecting thousands of local entrepreneurs and aspiring... Read more »

Somewhere You Should Go: The Rise of Technology & Innovation Symposium Fri, 8/23 #FollowTheRedCup

Somewhere You Should Go: The Rise of Technology & Innovation Symposium Fri, 8/23 #FollowTheRedCup
“The Tech Symposium is designed to increase the presence of emerging innovators and the importance of building wealth in technology.” – Carl West The 3rd Annual Rise of Technology & Innovation Symposium is a one-day event at the Logan Center (Hyde Park) on Friday, August 23rd that will feature 7 speakers and a tech expo showcasing the... Read more »

PearlFest 2019 with a Sib's Breakfast Club VIP experience on Sat, 8/24/19 #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19

PearlFest 2019 with a Sib's Breakfast Club VIP experience on Sat, 8/24/19 #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19
In celebration of Little Black Pearl’s 25th Anniversary of serving, enriching, and nurturing Chicago’s South Side with an amazing Art & Design Academy and in a continuing partnership with the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out In The Parks” series which provides world-class cultural programming throughout the City of Chicago, get your RED CUPS ready for PearlFest 2019... Read more »
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Someone You Should Know: Bertony Faustin, Oregon Change & Wine Maker #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #Cricklife

Someone You Should Know: Bertony Faustin, Oregon Change & Wine Maker #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #Cricklife
“It’s great that I’m the first but what’s most important is that I’m not the last.” – Bertony Faustin In 2008, Bertony Faustin became the 1st recorded Black winemaker in Oregon. The journey that lead him to this incredible accomplishment was not typical…nor could it have been. In an industry of legacy and privilege, Bertony... Read more »

Someone You Should Know: Toni Foulkes for the 16th Ward

Someone You Should Know: Toni Foulkes for the 16th Ward
Politics in Black Chicago is at a crossroads and the people need to decide if we want the same leaders to represent us or if we are ready to elect a new batch of leadership. I live in the 3rd ward. I was hoping for a change in aldermanic leadership, but it didn’t happen. I’ve... Read more »

Celebrating SIB's Breakfast Club's 2019 African American Business Leaders, Innovators and Game Changers

Celebrating SIB's Breakfast Club's 2019 African American Business Leaders, Innovators and Game Changers
Celebrating African American Business Leaders, Innovators and Game Changers with Sibyl Holloway of SIB’S Breakfast Club SIB’S Breakfast Club was founded in 2008 by Sibyl Holloway to encourage support of African American business and enterprise through both social and nonsocial networking. The breakfast club started informally as a way for Sibyl to connect with friends and... Read more »
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Black Chicago Summer Events (July 2018)

Black Chicago Summer Events (July 2018)
Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. I created the Red Cup Adventures (RCA) blog as my platform to highlight and discuss the Sounds and Sights of Black Chicago. My RCA blog covers everything from Chicago politics, my random thoughts, to hot events. This is my... Read more »