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Was Private Micah Xavier Johnson, the Dallas sniper, suffering from PTSD?

Was Private Micah Xavier Johnson, the Dallas sniper, suffering from PTSD?
Private Micah Xavier Johnson was a product of the United States Military Private first class Micah Xavier Johnson was a 25-year old U.S. soldier who did a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan during his six years of service in the Army Reserve. He was a carpenter and masonry specialist. Private first class Micah Xavier... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

HOWARD MORGAN IS GOING HOME!

HOWARD MORGAN IS GOING HOME!
Former Governor Pat Quinn commuted the sentence of Howard Morgan which means Quinn changed the sentence length to Time Served. Thank you Governor Quinn for reaching out and helping the wrongfully convicted. Thank you everyone who worked so hard to bring justice to Mr. Morgan and his family. There is more work to do. Next we... Read more »
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An Open Letter to Governor Pat Quinn #FreeHowardMorgan

An Open Letter to Governor Pat Quinn #FreeHowardMorgan
Dear Governor Quinn, As you prepare to leave office today, I sincerely thank you for your service and dedication to represent all the people. African-Americans in the state of Illinois greatly benefited from your legislation and the access to government you provided. Your message of “Everyone In and No One Left Out” perfectly summarizes your... Read more »