#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 »
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Wizard World Comic Con features Uhura, Kim Possible, and 'Rookie of the Year'

Wizard World Comic Con features Uhura, Kim Possible, and 'Rookie of the Year'
For 85-year old actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant (later Commander) Uhura in the iconic, original Star Trek TV series (1966-69) and in the ‘Star Trek’ movies, guesting at the 20th Anniversary Wizard World Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on August 23-26 is “coming home.” Nichols grew up in... 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 »

Parkland wasn't in vain; Solutions for our national gun nightmare

To most logical Americans, the tragedy of senseless killings at a school in Parkland, Florida, was the absolute last straw. At least…you’d think it would be, right? And yet, tone-deaf rhetoric remains. Take, for example what Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said after a troubled former schoolmate with an AR-15 semiautomatic weapon shot... Read more »

New Year, Want New Career? Try Proofreading!

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 and the public... Read more »
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Sexual Harassment...and What I've Learned #MeToo

Sexual Harassment...and What I've Learned #MeToo
sex·u·al ha·rass·ment /ˈsɛkʃ(əw)əl həˈræsmənt/ noun uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate (such as an employee or student) Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online The day of reckoning for sexual harassment perpetrators is clearly here. Starting with Bill Cosby, then Fox TV’s Roger Ailes,... Read more »