Posts tagged "single girl summer"

"On the Run" All Summer Long

"On the Run" All Summer Long
CHICAGO EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND   They’re heeerrreeee… King Jay and Queen Bey are taking over the Chi tonight. Let’s roll out the red carpet and matching red cups! But first, check out the “movie trailer” for Run starring our favorite power couple and cameos from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. After the... Read more »

Black Chicago 2014 Summer Events

The Summer Solstice is just around 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. So here’s my list for hot happenings that showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups and... Read more »

Cinco Derby De Mayweather - The Trifecta

Cinco Derby De Mayweather - The Trifecta
For the past two years, the first Saturday in May has been one of my favorite Red Cup Adventure days. I call it the trifecta (pun intended) because the Cinco De Mayo Saturday celebration, the Kentucky Derby, and Floyd Mayweather fight all converge on the same day. And it’s happening again this year…in fact, it’s... Read more »
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Hot Happenings in Black Chicago on Saturday, April 5th

Hot Happenings in Black Chicago on Saturday, April 5th
People always ask me “what’s going on this weekend?” because they know I know. I’m the queen of the Red Cup Adventure. Here’s my rundown of the hottest events in Black Chicago this Saturday, April 5th: -Covenant United Church of Christ gets TRASHED. 1-3pm Take a step towards saving our planet by attending a screening... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »