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Hunting Black Men

May 05, 2015No Comments

              Black men in America in many instances are being “hunted” in urban areas by a tribe of men

N’DIGO’s Publisher Wants to Know What C...

Mar 03, 2015No Comments

Hermene Hartman has some harsh words for Wilson and Rahm, but she’s still not sure who she’s voting for in the April 7 runoff. Hermene

The Mayoral Run-Off: History in the Making

Mar 02, 2015No Comments

The Mayoral Run-Off: History in the Making By Hermene D. Hartman The historic mayoral election is over, the voting is complete, and the people have

The Mayoral Election

Feb 10, 2015No Comments

The Mayoral election is February 24.  Rahm Emanuel will return as the boss of City Hall.  The other four candidates make sense, but none have

Ferguson Is A Tale Of Black Men In America

Dec 03, 2014No Comments

I watched the news programs on Sunday as they discussed the Ferguson, Missouri protests and the case of Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. It

Meet Me Where I Live

Nov 27, 2014No Comments

By Lorenzo Clemons Most days I live in a place of understanding and fairness. Some days I don’t want to have anything to do with

The State of Illinois Has A New Governor

Nov 14, 2014No Comments

The State of Illinois has a new Governor. Republican Bruce Rauner won 
with 51 percent of the vote. Incumbent Governor Pat Quinn lost with 46
percent

Beat the Recession By Being Your Own Boss

Nov 09, 2014No Comments

By Gianno Caldwell People often congratulate me for starting my own firm, Caldwell Strategic Consulting, at the ripe young age of 26. I often thank

Keep on Keepin' On

Oct 23, 2014No Comments

“Keep on Keepin’ On” is a beautiful film about the love of friendship. It is a poetic film about mentoring, loving life and honoring musical

black-ish

Oct 14, 2014No Comments

*Publisher’s note: We were at the office having a discussion on the new sitcom, black-ish and I realized we were of different generations and had

GET ON UP –THE JAMES BROWN STORY

Jul 31, 2014No Comments

The movie  – Get On Up – a big screen full feature, is the biopic on the life of James Brown opening across the country August

Roger’s Review – Life Itself

Jul 18, 2014No Comments

Sunday evening I watched Life Itself alone at home in the comfort of my family room. I wanted to go to the show but didn’t

Blackwell’s Business Evolution

Jul 03, 2014No Comments

  **Robert  Blackwell, Sr.**   has done what every good entrepreneur should do at the point of retirement or at the point of selling the business.

The Blackmocrats

Jun 08, 2014No Comments

During the past primary election in March, I provided professional outreach services to Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to meet and have dialogue with various

Arsenio Hall Late Night is Cancelled

Jun 06, 2014No Comments

It was just recently announced that “The Arsenio Hall Show” has been canceled. After just one season of the return of the ground-breaking late night

Phenomenally, Maya Angelou was Every Woman

Jun 05, 2014No Comments

    Dr. Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014   Maya Angelou was a world-class lady whose life might have been the

The Cry of Jet Magazine

May 28, 2014No Comments

As of next week, there will be no more Jet Magazine, that pint-sized publication that’s been a weekly best friend to the Black community since

SCANDAL: Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterli...

May 06, 2014No Comments

“You can sleep with them. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote

Black United Fund: Record of Contribution S...

Mar 31, 2014No Comments

In recent weeks, we have watched as the Sun-Times commits character assassination against highly respected people in the most cunning ways. Bottom line, the front

Sell In or Sell Out? – The Party ...

Mar 24, 2014No Comments

  In the primary election on March 19, for the first time I, along with Mrs. Diana Rauner, another registered democrat, casted my ballot for

Do Chicago/Illinois Democrats Take the Blac...

Mar 07, 2014No Comments

In the City of Chicago, the Republican Party doesn’t exist for all practical purposes.  In the State of Illinois only because of downstate are there

Redefining Black History Month

Feb 24, 2014No Comments

What is her message? As we end February, this Black History Month, what would happen if you didn’t tell your black child about the trials

Hillary Clinton Next President of the Unite...

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

                                      Hillary Clinton is the next President

Love is . . .

Feb 14, 2014No Comments

Ask 100 people what love is and you will get 100 different answers. Love is king and queen. Love is a many splendor thing, one

Beanie Baby Justice – The Light and T...

Feb 07, 2014No Comments

I am not a lawyer.  I am confused, John Q. Public. It seems to me that America has a double standard of justice. There is an adage

Chicago State is the Right Place for The P...

Jan 30, 2014No Comments

The Presidential Library is definitely coming to Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a unified effort instead of scattered sources going after it and we miss

The King Voice

Jan 16, 2014No Comments

 *Featured image courtesy of popularresistance.org.   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born some 85 years ago on January 15th. He lived a brief purposeful

SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS OF 2013

Jan 03, 2014No Comments

2013 was quite a year. We saw a lot of things happening.  Here’s what we saw as the most significant. Roseland Hospital threatened closure. Rev.

VIVA MANDELA

Dec 09, 2013No Comments

[quote]“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what

Weekend Gang Summit – Operation Faile...

Sep 30, 2013No Comments

    The Gang summit held this weekend (Saturday September 28)  at Reverend James  Meeks House of Hope church was a failure.  The right people

Stony Island Renaming to Brazier Avenue is ...

Sep 16, 2013No Comments

The main street, Stony Island, will  soon be renamed Bishop Arthur Brazier Avenue.  It is not without controversy.  Change is hard, even a street naming.

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.

What Do You Do With Paula Deen?

Jun 24, 2013No Comments

Paula Deen, the celeb southern belle chef has built an empire on her Southern persona. The platinum coiffed, blue-eyed lady took her cooking all the way

Senator Kirk Meet Congressman Rush

Jun 03, 2013No Comments

United States Senator Mark Kirk with Senator Dick Durbin by his side recently called for the US attorney nominee Zachary Fardon, to lock up gang

The Legacy of Jacoby Dickens

Apr 23, 2013No Comments

JACOBY DICKENS was the Chairman of Seaway Bank serving the South Side of Chicago.  Mr. Dickens lived from 1913 – 2013.  Upon retirement he moved

Remembering Roger Ebert

Apr 09, 2013No Comments

Roger Ebert was a prince of a guy.  He was absolutely delightful and insightful. A brilliant writer and beautiful soul was he. He literally took

Governor Quinn Must Step In Chicago State U...

Mar 14, 20134 Comments

Havoc, confusion, chaos, power plays, conflict are words to describe the state of affairs at Chicago State University.  The drama played out Friday, March 1,