Archive for 2013

An Open Letter to the Men Who Can’t Figure Out Why We Aren’t Dating?

An Open Letter to the Men Who Can’t Figure Out Why We Aren’t Dating?
Presently, I’m single and dating. To further clarify, I’m not in a committed relationship and I’m entertaining offers. I have a few gentlemen callers who are in my dating peripheral (which means we correspond occasionally, but I’m not taking them seriously) and for the life of them, they can’t figure out why we aren’t dating.... Read more »

It's Small Business Saturday...Let's Shop

It's Small Business Saturday...Let's Shop
From the AMEX website: Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th. Small businesses employ 57% of the country’s private workforce. They are the lifeblood of our... Read more »

The Trayvon Martin Verdict is a Wake-up Call

The Trayvon Martin Verdict is a Wake-up Call
George Zimmerman has been acquitted and I’ve been on Facebook all night airing my thoughts and discussing with others. As an African-American woman and an eternal optimist, I’m so disappointed by this miscarriage of justice. This verdict is definitely a wake-up call for America. And as a devoted defender of those who cannot defend themselves as... Read more »
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Fall in Love with Aniba Hoteb and The Sol Collective

Fall in Love with Aniba Hoteb and The Sol Collective
February 13, 2013 fell on a Wednesday. With all the 13′s and cold weather, most people went straight home after work and curled up in front of the TV. But since I’ve always claimed 13 as one of my lucky numbers (I love misfits) and being inside my house for too many consecutive hours gives... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2013 Line Up

Lollapalooza 2013 Line Up
Summer’s coming. It’s Chicago so of course Winter kicked Spring in the balls again and the chilly temps are dragging on forever. But Easter just passed so I know Summer will get here eventually and I just saw the Lollapolooza line up so I’m getting my Red Cups ready for some SummertimeChi adventures. Lollapalooza is... Read more »

Michelle Obama at the Oscars

Michelle Obama at the Oscars
I was pleasantly surprised when Michelle Obama popped up to present the Academy Award for Best Picture via satellite. I thought to myself: 1) finally something semi-exciting is happening and 2) what an efficient use of her time and my tax dollars. The job of the FLOTUS is to be an ambassador of good will... Read more »
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Kanye West: Jerk or Genius?

Kanye West: Jerk or Genius?
This blog is inspired by a Facebook conversation I had after the Grammys. Warning: It’s a long one, but interesting if you can take the time to finish it all. After the Grammys, my local CBS station aired a piece called “Teachers Reflect on Kanye West’s Success“. Here’s some highlights from the story: “When he... Read more »

WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago

WVON To Host Forum on Violence in Chicago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2013 Contact:   Daveda Flute (773) 824-1177 (773) 247-6200 ext. 420                                                              WVON TO HOST FORUM ON VIOLENCE PLAGUING CHICAGO —-[Chicago, Illinois] WVON 1690AM, Chicago’s only Urban Talk station, is hosting a forum designed to examine solutions to the ongoing violence that is plaguing the city of Chicago.  This informative discussion will... Read more »

A Moment of Silence for Hadiya Pendleton

A Moment of Silence for Hadiya Pendleton
“Please” by Jay Adams featuring J. Ivy was remixed into a Tribute to Hadiya Pendleton. The lyrics of this song really touched me and on this day, that she is being laid to rest, I thought it would be appropriate to share. How many children got to die before we wake up? (Wake up, Wake... Read more »
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Epic Fail Tales: Bad Valentine Gifts

Epic Fail Tales: Bad Valentine Gifts
Oh, Valentine’s Day is almost here. A time for monetizing our affections with expensive gifts and nights on the town. It’s a ripe opportunity to commercialize love and debate its gift-giving abilities. It just wouldn’t be Valentine’s if we (read I) didn’t say, “I love you” and then criticize the hell out of my gift/experience.... Read more »