VIVA MANDELA

[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 I thought, because of my conscience.”  (Statement during trial, 1962)  [/quote] Sir Nelson Rolihlahla  Mandela was a world-class  leader.  His leadership style a rarity.  He was the ultimate leader of Read More …

Weekend Gang Summit – Operation Failed.

    The Gang summit held this weekend (Saturday September 28)  at Reverend James  Meeks House of Hope church was a failure.  The right people didn’t come.  The Summit was patterned after one held years ago hosted by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Minister Louis Farrakhan.  The Tribune quoted, Mr. Robert White an ex-gang member as Read More …

The Curtis Mayfield Story – A Lasting Impression

  It was a Friday evening right before one of the final preview rehearsals, I sat with Jackie Taylor and Reggie Torian in her office at the north side Black Ensemble Theater on Clark street to interview them on Jackie’s latest play.  The phone was ringing off the hook placing  ticket orders.  The cast had Read More …

Stony Island Renaming to Brazier Avenue is Appropriate

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. This is not an honorary street naming it is a major street naming, where maps change, addresses of residences and businesses change  and the postal data changes. Many agree that Read More …

Trayvon Martin is the Emmett Till of 2013

    The court decision on the trial of George Zimmerman on the murder of Trayvon Martin is insulting and disappointing. The verdict is in. Zimmerman walked out of court as a free man.   But justice has not been done. The adage of when you go to court, you don’t know how you are coming 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 …

What Do You Do With Paula Deen?

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 to the top. Some say that the lady truly responsible for her cooking success is a Black lady still receiving minimum wage. The Food Network, of course, just fired Paula, for Read More …

Senator Kirk Meet Congressman Rush

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 members from the Gangster Disciples.  He said, at the Union League Club, he would allocate  $30 million of federal funds for this effort.  It amounts to a bounty on the Read More …

Hermene Hartman: Views From The Heart on Soundcloud

  Hermene Hartman, Publisher of N’DIGO, shares her unique perspective on politics, relationships, family, business, life culture and the community. “Views From The Heart” commentaries are heard on iHeart Radio.  LISTEN TO THE LATEST FROM N’DIGO PUBLISHER, HERMENE HARTMAN ON SOUNDCLOUD! Views From The Heart   views from the heart-061913 is black chicago closing down Read More …