Posts in category "Chicago"

What's A Black Life Worth?

What's A Black Life Worth?
The familiar hashtag on Twitter and picture on other forms of social media for the past few days since the non indictment of officer Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown has been “What’s a black life worth?” I am a black man and there have been times I thought the value of the... Read more »

Derrick Rose Needs to Change His Game

Derrick Rose Needs to Change His Game
By now you have heard Derrick Rose’s quote about being concerned about his life after basketball and not being sore years from now. Many people have attacked Derrick for his words (and we could argue if these are truly his words or more from his brother), but I think we all can agree he shouldn’t... Read more »

I Believe In The Word

I Believe In The Word
I believe in the written word, the power of writing, the freedom of the press and articulating myself through writing. But more importantly I believe in the Word of scripture, the words of every prophet, disciple and scribe in the Bible of course the written accounts of Jesus Christ. I believe in the Catholic Church,... Read more »
Advertisement:

What Does It Mean When A Priest Is Laicized? And Is That Enough?

What Does It Mean When A Priest Is Laicized? And Is That Enough?
So what does it mean when a Catholic priest is laicized? Simple that is when a priest is dismissed from the faith, formally called “defrocked”, some say that word has no meaning in canon law, the rules of he church. It means a priest that is laicized can no longer perform any duties or ministries... Read more »

Illinois Politics Is Like Ketchup On A Hot Dog

Illinois Politics Is Like Ketchup On A Hot Dog
I say politics is like ketchup on a hot dog because we all have our beliefs, values and opinions and we all have our stance on them. And there is pretty much a candidate who fills that position. Or is there? We have two races here in Illinois in today’s midterm elections that are hotly... Read more »

What Its Like To Be A Guest On The Early Morning News

What Its Like To Be A Guest On The Early Morning News
So this Monday I was on the CLTV (Chicagoland Television, part of Tribune Media, formally part of the Tribune which oversees this blog which is now part of Trib publishing), morning show with Cortney Hall discussing this blog (predominately last week’s piece on “Being My Own Black Man), and my writing. It was a heck... Read more »
Advertisement:

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 »

Learning is Enhanced Curiosity

Learning is Enhanced Curiosity
I had a great environment to grow up in a home, for me my learning was simply enhanced curiosity and my parents let me ask questions and always encouraged me to expand my knowledge. My mother is retired  Chicago Public School (CPS) teacher and my late father was a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) diesel bus... Read more »
Advertisement:

Why I Can't Forget September 11, 2001

Why I Can't Forget September 11, 2001
The early morning of Tuesday September 11, 2001 was like any other back then, I was at my desk at United Airlines (UA) in the refunds/ticketing (WHQAK), department. I had a stack of unused tickets to process refunds, some letters and faxes to read to check on some customer and travel agency inquiries. And then... Read more »
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News

  • Meet The Blogger

    Charles W. Johnson

    I'm a lifelong writer (since I was 8 years old), and have been doing this blog in some form or fashion since 2004. I'm a DePaul grad (LA&S '99), and know and love Chicago. Writing is my passion, what I write is what I feel and there is no half steppin' with my work. I simply want to share my thoughts, experiences and opinions. And I appreciate you taking to the time to read what I have to say.

  • Monthly Archives

  • Recent posts

  • Tags

  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: