Tag: red cup adventures

From Chicago Teen Mom to Atlanta PR Expert: Manisha Holiday's New Book is Victorious

From Chicago Teen Mom to Atlanta PR Expert: Manisha Holiday's New Book is Victorious
Manisha Holiday grew up on the SouthSide of Chicago. She was raised by a single mother and was only 15 years old when she had her first baby. The biggest challenges for her were providing for her child, juggling school, and growing up too soon. “I wanted to make my mom proud, so I did what... Read more »

Someone You Should Know: Mandene Muhammad, Owner of the Legacy Men's Boutique

Someone You Should Know: Mandene Muhammad, Owner of the Legacy Men's Boutique
What is Your Legacy? Founded in fall of 2017 by Mandene Muhammad, Legacy Men’s Boutique exists to provide high end men’s clothing and accessories at affordable prices. Previously nestled in the heart of Bronzeville Chicago on King Drive, Mandene and staff are proud to serve the community and provide an inviting atmosphere which caters to the urban and... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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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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 »

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 »
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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 »