Category: Black Lives Matter

Say His Name: Robert (Bobby) Russ AKA Big Fluff murdered by CPD on June 5, 1999

Say His Name: Robert (Bobby) Russ AKA Big Fluff murdered by CPD on June 5, 1999
At this point, I’ve been sitting at my computer for 30 minutes staring at the blank screen. My last Red Cup Adventures blog was written in December 2019. I just had to write a hearty Get To Steppin’ to the disgraced and fired CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson (click here to read it). In 2020, I... Read more »

CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson is the ultimate "Good Cop" and "Nice Guy"

CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson is the ultimate "Good Cop" and "Nice Guy"
As we bid a long, overdue adieu to Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, it dawned on me which stereotypes EJ exemplifies. EJ is the ultimate “Good Cop” and annoying “Nice Guy”. You know the “Good Cop” who’s there to “Protect” you from his partner AKA the “Bad Cop” and “Help” you make the best of... Read more »

Somewhere You Should Go: ABRAHAM LINCOLN Presidential Library & Museum, #FollowTheRedCup #WinterRedCupAdventure

Somewhere You Should Go: ABRAHAM LINCOLN Presidential Library & Museum, #FollowTheRedCup #WinterRedCupAdventure
ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS #MakeIllinoisGreatAgain (MIGA) This summer my favorite Secretary of State Jesse White invited me and the Governor Cliff Kelley to come down to Springfield to visit the brand new ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY. ALL OF SPRINGFIELD is very proud of recently rehabbed, world class center. If you know... Read more »
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Somewhere You Should Go: African Festival of the Arts, Ohio Players & Single Girl Summer Book Signing tonight, 9/2 #FollowTheRedCup

Somewhere You Should Go: African Festival of the Arts, Ohio Players & Single Girl Summer Book Signing tonight, 9/2 #FollowTheRedCup
30th ANNUAL AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2019 Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and... Read more »

Someone You Should Know: Dwayne Hirsch #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #HydeParkHappyHour

Someone You Should Know: Dwayne Hirsch #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #HydeParkHappyHour
MEET DWAYNE HIRSCH Agent. Entrepreneur. Small Business Advocate. Dwayne Hirsch is a Licensed Real Estate Agent-Owner of Hirsch Network Real Estate-Powered by EXP Realty in Chicago, Illinois and a well-known networking professional and small business advocate. Since 2009, Dwayne has hosted more than 150 events, entertaining, informing and connecting thousands of local entrepreneurs and aspiring... Read more »

PearlFest 2019 with a Sib's Breakfast Club VIP experience on Sat, 8/24/19 #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19

PearlFest 2019 with a Sib's Breakfast Club VIP experience on Sat, 8/24/19 #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19
In celebration of Little Black Pearl’s 25th Anniversary of serving, enriching, and nurturing Chicago’s South Side with an amazing Art & Design Academy and in a continuing partnership with the Chicago Park District’s “Night Out In The Parks” series which provides world-class cultural programming throughout the City of Chicago, get your RED CUPS ready for PearlFest 2019... Read more »
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Someone You Should Know: Bertony Faustin, Oregon Change & Wine Maker #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #Cricklife

Someone You Should Know: Bertony Faustin, Oregon Change & Wine Maker #FollowTheRedCup #20Slash19 #Cricklife
“It’s great that I’m the first but what’s most important is that I’m not the last.” – Bertony Faustin In 2008, Bertony Faustin became the 1st recorded Black winemaker in Oregon. The journey that lead him to this incredible accomplishment was not typical…nor could it have been. In an industry of legacy and privilege, Bertony... Read more »

A night of Black Excellence Featuring Sphinx Virtuosi...TONIGHT

A night of Black Excellence Featuring Sphinx Virtuosi...TONIGHT
  Join us for Sphinx Virtuosi: A Classic Night of Black Excellence. On October 24, 2017, we will present the internationally renowned, award winning Sphinx Virtuosi. The Sphinx Organization is the Detroit-based national organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. The doors will open at 6pm and show time... Read more »

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq opens TODAY

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq opens TODAY
UPDATE: My review of Chi-Raq is I loved it. The artistry, Black love, Black history, Chicago history, Greek history, storytelling, political strategy, and so many powerful messages. It was a multi-layered masterpiece. Spike Lee is a genius. But I can understand why some people won’t appreciate the vision and/or execution. Chi-Raq The Movie was incredible. I loved seeing... Read more »
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TONIGHT I’m Going to Watch “The Wiz” and Win

TONIGHT I’m Going to Watch “The Wiz” and Win
It’s hard being Black in America. The constant bombardment of racism and ignorance is depressing and exhausting. These last few months have been particularly trying, but tonight…tonight I have a wonderful reason to celebrate my Blackness. Back in the 80’s, the groundbreaking and hilarious Cosby Show almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and propelled NBC... Read more »