Posts tagged "Celeste T. Parker"

Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network at Chicago State

Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network at Chicago State
You’re invited to attend this FREE  Interactive Social Media Theater Experience at Chicago State University’s Breakey Theatre on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.  An official event of Social Media Week Chicago,  The Black Social Network Play is an artistic performance that demonstrates the impact of solid social media strategy on business and the... Read more »

I Am a Mother, By Nature

I Am a Mother, By Nature
Mother Nature By Celeste T. Parker It was Mother’s Day 2009.  Grandma had been gone since February of the previous year.  It felt like I’d lost my mom too.  That’s why we were there, at the Hilton, downtown.  I think Mom enjoyed the Broadway musical we’d gone to see.  The rhythms and colors of the... Read more »

My Battle with Endometriosis--What If I Never Have Children?

Michelle N. Johnson and Celeste T. Parker.
Ain’t I a Woman? By Celeste T. Parker On December 26th 2013, parents everywhere were lounging at home, breathing a sigh of relief at having purchased, put together and presented another year’s holiday toys, perhaps even complaining about the expense and exertion of it all.  I, on the other hand, was laying in a hospital... Read more »
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Photos: The Black Social Network Play Detroit

Lamar Barnes and Shettima Webb
The Black Social Network College Tour is a traveling stage play that uses theater to illustrate the importance of responsible social media branding. In The Black Social Network, Eva, an ambitious celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a Facebook fabulist, unravel when an online rumor triggers offline consequences. Image is everything— until reality crashes the party. Detroit... Read more »

Photos: Leading Ladies Empowerment Conference

By Celeste T. Parker It was for Chicago, a typical cool non spring-like day.  But inside the deceptively sunlit, beautifully decorated, chic Art Revolution (401 N. Paulina) there was a sense of solidarity that was warm, electric, and no less than extraordinary.  The power source was the Leading Ladies International 5th Annual Empowerment & Leadership... Read more »

Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour

Detroit Divas Join The Black Social Network College Tour
The Black Social Network College Tour is a traveling stage play that uses theater to illustrate the importance of responsible social media branding. In The Black Social Network, Eva, an ambitious celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a Facebook fabulist, unravel when an online rumor triggers offline consequences. Image is everything— until reality crashes the party. Detroit... Read more »
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Casting Call! The Black Social Network Play

Casting Call! The Black Social Network Play
In the Black Social Network play, Eva James, a powerful celebrity publicist, and Jasmine, a struggling café owner, unravel when online shenanigans trigger offline consequences. Image is everything–until reality crashes the party. Geared toward Millennials, The Black Social Network’s media preview show launched on February 20, 2014, (during Social Media Week) for a one-night only... Read more »

Politically Correct: 12 Ways NOT to Get Fired at the Office Party

By Celeste T. Parker It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  But if you want your employer’s evaluation of your performance to bring equally good tidings, you best follow these 12 ways of Christmas…partying that is. Do not deck the halls with boughs of Molly, or any other drug.   Such indulgences are never cool,... Read more »

Open Halloween Auditions for The Black Social Network

Open Halloween Auditions for The Black Social Network
Ever wanted to grace the stage? Your time is now! We’re casting actors and bloggers (for narration) for the new stage play, The Black Social Network. Chicago auditions will be held on Thursday, October 31 (Halloween) at the Chicago Multi-CulturalDance Center Dearborn Station Building 47 West Polk Lower Level 312.461.0030. All ethnicities are welcome; please... Read more »
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Shopping for Love in all the Wrong Places

Designer Love By Celeste T. Parker The topic for this week is love. Like Chicago Public Schools (CPS), my heart is on strike and now closed. I push my pen forward knowing that this revolution may not be televised. It was present day summer 2013. I was more excited than a May prom queen turned... Read more »