Monthly Archives: "July 2013"

Juror B29 – It's Too Late To Apo...

Jul 30, 2013No Comments

ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts interviewed Juror B29. She allowed her face to be shown and used her first name, Maddy. Unlike Juror B37

Fashion Social w/ The Monroe Sisters

Jul 29, 2013No Comments

Five years ago as a materialistic, label wh-re who frequented the beauty salon weekly, I would have scoffed at the thought of me rocking a

Fred Nelson: Saluting A Magical Musical Ves...

Jul 29, 2013No Comments

Fred Nelson III believes without a doubt that he is merely a blessed channel for God to express Himself and uplift man through music.  If

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON

Jul 24, 2013No Comments

The case of Trayvon Martin is pointing to the important role that the black community has played – both through news outlets and social media

Get N'Volved with Acts Of Love

Jul 24, 2013No Comments

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Acts of Love will kick off its 2nd “Love Young People” Tour that distributes books to young people in need. In 2012 the

Ashley Everett: Dance.Grind.Glam.

Jul 22, 2013No Comments

Fade up from black. Camera opens focusing on three ladies, sassy in posture and dressed in form-fitting black leotards,  in front of a simple backdrop.

Year UP: From Poverty To A Career In A Year

Jul 18, 2013No Comments

For many young people, the hardest part of life comes after they’ve graduated from high school or earned their GED and the question becomes, “Now

Don't Kill My Chance

Jul 18, 2013No Comments

Dreams, Visions and Nightmares seem to run rapidly through the minds of young children today. They are taught reaction instead of action. We must now

Trayvon Martin is the Emmett Till of 2013

Jul 16, 2013No Comments

    The court decision on the trial of George Zimmerman on the murder of Trayvon Martin is insulting and disappointing. The verdict is in.

Marches, rallies follow Zimmerman acquittal...

Jul 15, 2013No Comments

 NO EXCUSES! There should not have been a Martin/Zimmerman trial because Trayvon Martin should still be alive! Absolutely unbelievable. But then again, believable. The system

Don't Kill My Chance … Still Dre...

Jul 11, 2013No Comments

    She dreamed a sea of dreams – wondered what they mean  – wandered in her dreams Life as it seems is not as

Soul Train + Smooth Jazz = Cruise Fever!

Jul 11, 2013No Comments

SPECIAL SAVINGS ON CABINS USE CODE: NDIGO SAVE OVER $1000   SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE: The Smooth Jazz Cruise presents the finest stars in the smooth

Defense rests in Zimmerman trial; Zimmerman...

Jul 10, 2013No Comments

My hope is that many of us have been following the Trayvon Martin case. It is not about race. It is about justice and the

Artists on the Rise and Move, Literally!

Jul 10, 2013No Comments

Known as one of the most popular art meccas in the country, Chicago has long been the home to a thriving and growing arts and

Taste of Chicago 2013 Features Cooking Demo...

Jul 10, 2013No Comments

July 11th is THE day to go to the Taste of Chicago! Chef Julius will be leading a cooking demo at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner

Get Cultured: AFRICOBRA

Jul 10, 2013No Comments

The South Side Community Art Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and The DuSable Museum of African American History present a

The Cave of Mounds: Go Get Lost In A Cave!

Jul 08, 2013No Comments

Chances are you’ve visited the Wisconsin Dells a time or two…and spent little to no time looking at the splendor of nature’s wonders around you

Donley's Wild West Town: A World Away,...

Jul 08, 2013No Comments

  So I’m telling Mike Donley in frustration that I didn’t make it until 2 p.m. to his Donley’s Wild West Town with my party

The Roseland Community Crisis

Jul 05, 2013No Comments

Roseland Community Hospital is nestled neatly on 111th Street, the far South Side of Chicago serving a population of uninsured, underinsured people, poor people. Servicing

Candice Jordan Wins American Idol

Jul 03, 2013No Comments

A persistent, talented, won’t take no for an answer 23-year old R&B singer from St. Helena Island, S.C ., won “American Idol” on last Thursday,

Marian Shields Robinson – The “Firs...

Jul 03, 2013No Comments

                      For four years, Marian Shields Robinson lived in the White House with her daughter

SOJOURN: Renaissance Society 2013 Gala and...

Jul 02, 2013No Comments

                        Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m. – Midnight Place: Block 37

POLISHED PEBBLES FUNDRAISER HIGHLIGHTS GREA...

Jul 02, 2013No Comments

                      On June 20th, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring program “partied with a purpose” at the

The Night Shaken And Stirred At Shedd Aquar...

Jul 02, 20131 Comment

Much to my chagrin, it had been at least 20 years since my last visit to the Shedd Aquarium, but fond childhood experiences met and