Don't trust a ridiculously fake butt and a smile....

Don't trust a ridiculously fake butt and a smile....
I read the most disturbing article this weekend on black women and butt shots or butt injections. I was amazed by the before and after pictures and I even remember seeing one of the models pictured on the cover of a few black male magazines years ago. Back then, I thought to myself, her butt is... Read more »

My Primary Election voting experience...

My Primary Election voting experience...
I try to vote every time, even for primarily elections. However, for the past three years it has been a slight inconvenience in part because I’m not an early riser (so I can never make it on the way to work) and up to this year, my voting precinct was on the other side of... Read more »

Is Wicker Park the new hood?

Is Wicker Park the new hood?
I’m a city girl and I can honestly say that I am used to a certain amount of crime. My expectations for seeing someone crazy on the CTA train is pretty high and I’m sure if I walk in any given direction in this city, there may be public urination (or the faint scent of... Read more »
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It's summer already? This sucks -

It's summer already? This sucks -
Well, this sucks.  I finally picked up my resized suede high boots out of the shoe shop in Pilsen last week. I’ve been waiting to wear them since early February.  I also broke out a myriad of winter sweaters from clothing prison (the cleaners) on the same day!  After earmarking enough money to cover a combined bill of $95... Read more »

Got a light?

Got a light?
As a woman, anytime I drop off a friend at home, I wait and make sure they make it into their home, gate or threshold. Too bad I didn’t follow my own rule last night.   After hanging out with a good girlfriend till 2 am, I walked up to my rear alley gate entrance... Read more »

WHY APOLOGIZE? You meant it!

WHY APOLOGIZE? You meant it!
  I fondly remember my days as a restaurant server/hostess. It was during my AmeriCorps year where I’m sure I   made under $159 a week (or was it every two weeks,) but it didn’t really matter because I never even recall being broke and the fun seemed to never end. What I lacked in general... Read more »
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V-Day Chicago Style....

V-Day Chicago Style....
I’m trying not to see RED today.  It’s not easy considering that it is V-day, the holiday for lovers. While I sincerely smiled asking “attached”  coworkers if they gave their significant other flowers, one jokingly said, yeah my mom is picking up flowers for my girl right now!  I try to remember in my cloudy history, the... Read more »

Has Occupy Chicago waned?

Has Occupy Chicago waned?
After walking along Wall Street in Chicago this week, I couldn’t help but notice that the Occupying crowd has waned. Could it be the weather or that the traction here is just not as loud and attention grabbing as it is in other cities? I recalle a few months back, when the movement initially started... Read more »

My car was towed -

My car was towed -
 My car was towed last week. I didn’t get caught in the parking ban surrounding the Dec 1st snow route (ha ha City), but I was parked in an area that wasn’t as clear with regards to the Tow Zone parking restrictions. After having probably the crappiest work week ever (even when counting the use... Read more »
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Why I won't OCCUPY Chicago

Why I won't OCCUPY Chicago
My play sister asked if I could visit Occupy Wall Street Chicago with her the other day. I was not thrilled about the trip to be honest. En route we joked about the weather changing soon and how long the protesters would “occupy” in November and December.   We concluded that maybe Mayor Emmanuel was merely waiting... Read more »