Much Ado About Lightfoot

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has a new policy that is creating some tension in the local media. She will only grant one-on-one interviews to journalists of color. Surprisingly, many journalists of color appear to be offended by her gesture. (While I’m a black man who disagrees with grouping all of us as “people of color”,... Read more »

TC Carson: "I'm Not Waiting On You"

Actor/singer TC Carson is more than “Kyle” from the hit 1990s sitcom” Living Single”, yet that’s what he’s known as to many of his fans. Today, he appeared on Nekia Nichelle’s IG Live and dropped some words of wisdom about creating your own media opportunities. It was a “virtual” homecoming for Carson, a proud Chicago... Read more »

Sylvia Snowden: CAN-TV's Diamond In The Rough

For 15 years, Sylvia Snowden has been working as a journalist. You haven’t seen her on the Big 3 news stations yet, but she’s making her own path as a public access powerhouse. For Ms. Snowden, real storytellers focus on the message–not the medium. Great stories can be found anywhere and told by anyone. Overall, she... Read more »

Joe Scott: Chicago's Favorite Real Estate "Reporter"?

There’s a Chicago man who deserves his own TV show so much that he started his own. His name is Joe Scott. I’ve seen him in sponsored ads on social media, but his YouTube channel shows the brilliance of his production style. For me, he’s definitely the perfect person to get a segment on “News... Read more »

In Memoriam: Gospel Legend Delores Washington-Green

Last night, I was saddened to learn that Mrs. Delores Washington-Green of the famous gospel group “The Caravans” had passed away. Yet, I was blessed to have been allowed to interview her in 2013 about the miracles she experienced in life. It was an interview coordinated (and strongly urged) by my mother. A few months... Read more »

Ray Hanania Answers "Just A Few Questions"

Ray Hanania is a former Chicago Sun-Times reporter who isn’t done telling great stories about our city. Recently, he was a guest on Marc Sims’ podcast, “Just A Few Questions”. During this episode, Mr. Hanania shares an interesting story about how meeting Muhammad Ali at a former Jewel-Osco set the stage for his journalism career. Additionally,... Read more »

Tia Ewing Claps Back After Getting Trolled

A few days ago, Fox Chicago reporter Tia Ewing was just minding her business on Twitter. Then, she got trolled for doing what TV reporters do: using a fake work voice encouraged by dinosaur news directors who think it’s still 1982. The “TV news voice” has always created a dilemma for nonwhite TV reporters because... Read more »

Fran Spielman Turns Prosecutor in Lightfoot Interview

In her latest interview, Fran Spielman puts Mayor Lori Lightfoot on the witness stand. To her chagrin, Lightfoot wasn’t taking the bait on Spielman’s intrusive questioning. For the first 3 minutes of the interview, Spielman grills Lightfoot about Supt. Johnson as if she were in the car next to him.  Twenty years ago, that kind of... Read more »

Where Are Chicago's Black Male TV Anchors?

One black man out, another black man in. Just one week axing Derrick Young, CBS 2 Chicago (WBBM-TV) is putting another “brotha” on the anchor desk. That “brotha” is Ryan Baker, a CBS 2 Chicago veteran who is deserving of his new position as morning co-anchor. (The only other brothas at the station are Eric... Read more »

That Wasn't Ron Mott on NBC Last Weekend

I won’t call Robert Feder a liar, but he is out here “telling stories”! He reported that Ron Mott, NBC’s National Correspondent for Chicago, anchored the news last weekend. That is baloney! The real identity of the anchor is Rondell Sheridan (pictured above right), an actor who also has Chicago ties. Sheridan, who was the... Read more »