Cosby Taught Me

Cosby Taught Me
Looking back over my teen years I noticed the common denominator within my enlightenment was my television. I learned so much about life and what I should be doing by watching tv, mainly The Cosby Show. I lived with and was raised by my grandparents, people that were directly effected by Jim Crow and segregation.... Read more »

Will Smith's Son is Making Cross Dressing Fashionable

Will Smith's Son is Making Cross Dressing Fashionable
Jaden Smith, the son of the actor Will Smith and his beautiful multifaceted wife Jada is making a lot of noise on the blogs today. Jaden was crowned the face of the Louis Vuitton Women’s Fashion line for Spring 2016. This is epic because Jaden is a heterosexual male.     Over the years, Jaden Smith... Read more »

Don't Volunteer For "Likes" this Christmas

Don't Volunteer For "Likes" this Christmas
I was raised in a family of givers. My parents reminded me of how blessed I was constantly by forcing me to volunteer and participate in diverse elements of philanthropy. Overtime the art of giving became a part of me. I enjoyed bringing smiles to the faces of others and being an agent of change,... Read more »
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Inspiration: Watch What You Put Your Mouth On 

It’s December 22nd 2015. Today I’m going to celebrate the life of a young legend that I was able to mingle with and share some awesome memories with. He died of Cancer on December 19th, 2015. DJ Timbuck2’s death is hitting a lot of us hard. It’s a reminder that our days are not promised. ... Read more »

Legendary Chicago DJ TimBuck2 Dies of Cancer

The music scene of Chicago was epic in the early 2000s. I was fresh out of college and roaming the streets for any opportunity that would land me on a tv screen or in front of a microphone of any radio station. I was the only person I knew in my 20s with a record... Read more »

Sometimes Your No Means Nothing To A Man When He Wants To Have Sex

Sometimes Your No Means Nothing To A Man When He Wants To Have Sex
Some men have no respect for the word “no” when it comes to sex. I’ve heard every excuse in the book as to why an adult man is overcome with lust so much so that he is unable to think properly. I’ve had a horrible sex life which becomes a horrible love life and then... Read more »
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Mayor Emanuel: All Chicago Wants for Christmas Is ...

Mayor Emanuel: All Chicago Wants for Christmas Is ...
By Todd Belcore It’s Christmas Day. You receive a nicely wrapped gift from a friend or relative and open it with anxious anticipation. . .only to find that it’s a 6-pack of sweat-socks, or a re-gifted bottle of liquor you don’t drink. We’ve all been there, right? Initially, that’s the familiar feeling of disappointment I... Read more »

Boycotting ChiRaq Hurts More Than it Does Good

Boycotting ChiRaq Hurts More Than it Does Good
The controversial movie ChiRaq has already inspired boycotts of the movie in theaters this week in protest of the movies presumed glorification of violence. But when has Spike Lee ever done our people wrong? This man’s career has been built on the principle of creating an empowering message and this theatrical performance does that in... Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg's Newborn Daughter Inspires 45 Billion Dollar Facebook Stock Transaction

Mark Zuckerberg's Newborn Daughter Inspires 45 Billion Dollar Facebook Stock Transaction
Mark Zuckerberg has dominated #GivingTuesday with a lengthy letter to his newborn daughter that promises her a better world. The Zuckerbergs are donating 99% of their Facebook shares totaling about 45 Billion dollars to invest in their nonprofit. The focus of the nonprofit is to think about the future in hopes of bettering medicine, education,... Read more »
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How Rahm Emanuel and Anita Alvarez Stole Thanksgiving

How Rahm Emanuel and Anita Alvarez Stole Thanksgiving
By Todd Belcore I called my mother today. Normally, two days before Thanksgiving, I would be calling to see what she needed from me for the holiday and what time she wanted me to be at her home. This year was different. Today, I didn’t call to ask about any of that. Instead, during a... Read more »