Archive for October 2014

The Educational Legacy Of Saint Columbanus School

The Educational Legacy Of Saint Columbanus School
School closings and mergers are nothing to be taken lightly, especially Catholic School closings. I know I was the last graduating class at Seven Holy Founders in Calumet Park but the administration there agreed to close themselves almost 25 years ago due to low enrollment and also a school that is under performing is a... Read more »

A Day To Indulge

A Day To Indulge
So the day would start out like many did for me prior to me tearing my MCL some years and that means basketball, driving up Lake Shore Drive early in the morning catching the sun ripple off of Lake Michigan and going to the Lincoln park courts just north of the zoo and getting in... Read more »

Being My Own Black Man

Being My Own Black Man
You may have heard the remarks of TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley late last week (on Philadelphia radio station 94WIP), stating that “For some reason we are brainwashed to think, if you’re not a thug or an idiot, you’re not black enough. If you go to school, make good grades, speak intelligent, and don’t break... Read more »
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I've Become One Of Those "NIMBY" People

I've Become One Of Those "NIMBY" People
For years I’ve always questioned those people that seemed to complain about every little change that happened in their neighborhood, you know the whole “Not in my backyard” (NIMBY), thing. I’ve now joined that group due to a proposed development literally in my own backyard. This picture you see on this blog looks to the... Read more »

The Emergence of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr In Nascar

The Emergence of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr In Nascar
One year ago Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr, became the first African American man to win a NASCAR race on any pro (nationl), level in 50 years (since the late Wendell Scott), at the fall Martinsville race. Today he won that race again. The significance isn’t just that he won that race again or that he... Read more »

So I'm Going To Be A Dad

So I'm Going To Be A Dad
I’ve always wanted to be a dad, I’ve been writing since I was 8 years old and have been looking forward to fatherhood about just as long. But for those who know, I had a really good dad but he passed in April. So naturally I’ve thought a lot about him, his legacy, what he... Read more »
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The Loss Of Comer Cottrell The Man Who Brought Us The Affordable Curl

The Loss Of Comer Cottrell The Man Who Brought Us The Affordable Curl
I just read this morning that Comer Cottrell the owner of the Pro Line which made affordable and quality hair care products for African Americans has passed. He was not the first African American to pioneer in hair care products, I’d be remiss not to mention George Johnson & Johnson Products which gave us revolutionary... Read more »

Clarification of the Proposed Amendments To The Illinois Constitution

 Clarification of the Proposed Amendments To The Illinois Constitution
So probably in the last week you received a small booklet in the mail (from the Secretary of States office), stating there are not one but two amendments up for a vote for the Illinois State Constitution on election next month (November 4, 2014), in the general statewide election. The first is for amendment to... Read more »

My Grandparents 75th Wedding Anniversary

My Grandparents 75th Wedding Anniversary
Next Tuesday (October 14th), would have been my grandparents (Charles & Mildred Jones), 75th wedding anniversary. They were actually married 57 years (my grandfather passed in 1996 and my grandmother in 2011), but they were the epitome of dedication, love and faith. My wife & I will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary later this month... Read more »
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I Used To Love Vinyl

I Used To Love Vinyl
My love of records (wax aka vinyl), goes back as long as my existence on earth because in my youth that was the most popular format of music. You had full length albums, singles as either 45’s or 12 inches and some people still were doing 78’s. But once I reached high school my love... Read more »
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