Posts in category "events"

Black Chicago 2016 Summer Events (June-Sept)

Black Chicago 2016 Summer Events (June-Sept)
Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. Here’s my list for Summer 2016 hot happenings which showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups and get ready for more amazing adventures in SummerTimeChi! #FollowTheRedCup June 2016 June 15... Read more »

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq opens TODAY

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq opens TODAY
This is it! Today’s the day! December 4th is the official release date of Spike Lee’s new joint, Chi-Raq. The title of the movie has been hotly contested and debated from Chicago’s city halls to every church, barbershop and dinner table. I love the title and am glad Spike Lee decided to use his talents,... Read more »

TONIGHT I’m Going to Watch “The Wiz” and Win

TONIGHT I’m Going to Watch “The Wiz” and Win
It’s hard being Black in America. The constant bombardment of racism and ignorance is depressing and exhausting. These last few months have been particularly trying, but tonight…tonight I have a wonderful reason to celebrate my Blackness. Back in the 80’s, the groundbreaking and hilarious Cosby Show almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and propelled NBC... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »