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Stirring up 'Good Trouble' for the Notorious RBG

Stirring up 'Good Trouble' for the Notorious RBG
“My philosophy is very simple, when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, say something, do something, get in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble!”         Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) The 2020 season of our discontent reached new depths with the passing of two civil rights icons who died at just the time... Read more »

The Score's moment of reckoning in Dan McNeil

The Score's moment of reckoning in Dan McNeil
Not so long ago, l guest-lectured at Columbia College in Chicago. My topic? ‘A Woman’s experiences in Sports Journalism.’ To the Gen Y’s in the room, who had grown up in a Post-Title IX era, it seemed incredible that l had to fight for my place in sports journalism, that l, as a Pre-Title IX... Read more »

My former spouse died. Should l mourn?

My former spouse died. Should l mourn?
My ex-husband died on what would have been our 28th wedding anniversary-November 23, 2019. Months later, l am only beginning to process that l need to mourn his passing. It doesn’t matter that our relationship had deteriorated in the years prior to our separation. It doesn’t matter that we’d wished each other well and moved... Read more »
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TRAVOLTA, WENDT STAR OF WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO

A quick trivia quiz: 1) Name the pop icon who sang: “I got chills…they’re multiplyin’. And I’m losin’ control. ‘Cause the power you’re supplyin’, it’s electrifyin’!” 2) Or the character who said this in an iconic sitcom moment : “It’s a dog-eat-dog world, Woody, and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear.” If you guessed 1) John... Read more »

#StayWoke Who are we, America?

We’re reaching a critical point in the run-up to the 2020 elections. Thanks to Donald J. Trump and Mitch McConnell, we must choose who we are as a nation. As l see it, bit by bit, piece by piece, our United States is being torn apart. I can’t stand by and watch this happen to... Read more »

May the Fourth be with you...

Happy Fourth of July, Token Female friends!

The Declaration of Independence was ratified July 4, 1776
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Guest Column: Michelle and Oprah Together

Editor’s Note: This column was written by Sandee Abern, former WKRS-AM talk show host and real estate advisor in the far Northern Suburbs of Chicago. This is her account of the historic book launch of the former First Lady’s book, ‘Becoming’: I have a total girl crush! Why? I was of the lucky 14,000 people... Read more »

Happy Equal Pay Day...and many, many more, says President Trump

Happy Equal Pay Day, everyone! From my daughter and me… According to 2015 statistics from the US Census Bureau, the (Caucasian) female-to-male earnings ratio was 0.80, and significantly less than that for Hispanic and African-American women. Eighty cents or less for every dollar a man makes. Let that sink in. According to the US Census... Read more »

Where's the 'One Shining Moment' for the NCAA's Women?

Where's the 'One Shining Moment' for the NCAA's Women?
NCAA’s annual March Madness is history for 2018. Immortalizing it every year is a tradition. CBS Sports produces a final montage of the greatest moments of the tournament. You’ll remember everything that happened, thanks to the end montage. Set to David Barrett’s ‘One Shining Moment,’ sung by Ne-Yo since 2016, the music carries the tournament... Read more »
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Feeling the luck of the Irish? Try Proofreading as a new career!

If you love words…give me six hours, and I can give you the tools for a new career. Let’s try a test: What’s wrong with this graphic, and how would you fix it? What about this headline? As these examples clearly illustrate, a good proofreader is often the last line of defense between copy mistakes... Read more »