Don’t Kill My Chance … Still Dreaming

    She dreamed a sea of dreams – wondered what they mean  – wandered in her dreams Life as it seems is not as easy as we’d like it to be Eyes water – results from broken concrete where bodies lay – not expecting it to be their time Innocence is mistaken for weakness Read More …

Soul Train + Smooth Jazz = Cruise Fever!

SPECIAL SAVINGS ON CABINS USE CODE: NDIGO SAVE OVER $1000   SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE: The Smooth Jazz Cruise presents the finest stars in the smooth jazz world together with other music, comedy and fun targeted for adults. There is a spirit and an elan that is palpable on The Smooth Jazz Cruise which has led Read More …

Defense rests in Zimmerman trial; Zimmerman doesn’t take the stand – U.S. News

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 fact that a 17-year-old young man was murdered. Regardless of who was on top of whom, who was fighting in self-defense; In my eyes, all could have been prevented had Read More …

Artists on the Rise and Move, Literally!

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 music scene. But for those looking to branch beyond the Windy City to grow their business, the cost of travel and lodging can be prohibitive. That’s where the Artists in Read More …

Taste of Chicago 2013 Features Cooking Demo with Chef Julius!

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 at the northwest corner of Buckingham Fountain Plaza. If you have ever attended one of his demos, you know it’s an automatic, entertaining good time and there’s always the possibility Read More …

Get Cultured: AFRICOBRA

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 three-part exhibition on AfriCOBRA (Afican Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968. All events are FREE with the exception of the closing celebration on September 27. africobrachicgo.org. Read More …

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

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 – probably whiling the time away instead of adventuring in the waterparks of the Kalahari and Mt. Olympus, or visiting attractions like The Upside Down House, or seeing how many Read More …

Donley’s Wild West Town: A World Away, Close To Home

  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 of 12 when we were supposed to be there at 10 a.m. because traffic was murder getting out of Chicago and my GPS insisted on steering me the wrong way Read More …

The Roseland Community Crisis

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 Roseland, Pullman, Morgan Park, Greater Roseland, Altgeld, Maple Park and south suburban communities; Roseland practices urban medicine in a health care desert. The typical hospital patient is African American or Read More …