Archive for February 2012

African American Legacy Profiles: Nascar Drivers

With the Nascar (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing), season to begin this weekend at Daytona Beach with the Daytona 500, let me give you a quick primer and then divulge into a little African American History. Nascar is made up of three levels,┬áthe entry level is the Truck Series sponsored by Camping World.... Read more »

African American Legacy Profiles: Harold Washington

Before Obama, there was Harold. Harold Washington was the mayor of Chicago from the spring of 1983 until his death the day before Thanksgiving 1987. The pride and excitement we all felt that cold night in Grant Park 21 years later for Obama was paved by the council wars and hard work of Harold. I... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show Wrap Up

Now that the 2012 Chicago Show is over I can give my humble thoughts and opinions on this after visiting twice in the last week. I got two very different points of view since I first attended with my mother and then went with a childhood friend. I can honestly say in over 25 years... Read more »

The Greatest Love Of All

I was a huge Whitney Houston fan, I have all of her early work (up to the Bodyguard), and saw the movie in the show (albeit second run at the old Bremen Theater), but I was into Whitney for her music and yes she was attractive. My happiest moments at Paul Revere School on the... Read more »

African American Legacy Profiles: The Pioneers of the Car Business

With the Chicago Auto show opening this weekend and this being African American History Month, I will give the story of a few of the African American men who blazed the trail for others in the business of new cars. Albert “Al” Johnson was the first African American to own a General Motors dealership. His... Read more »
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