My Prayers To Protect My Children From Racism:

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Recently, there has been an uptick in racism in my community.  While I have been keenly aware of the dangerous racial rhetoric in our nation that came from the election of President Trump and writing and fighting to stop it, I didn’t think it the direct racism, of MAGA crew, […]

Why I Did Not Watch, “America To Me”

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“I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” – James Baldwin Our  West suburban community has been captivated by the Starz docu-series, “America to Me.” In the series, Oak Park parent and documentary filmmaker Steve James highlights some of the racial issues that continue to plague […]

Uptown Girl: Musings on the Gift/Trauma of a Chicago Childhood.

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Uptown Girl: Musings on the trauma and gift that is a Chicago Childhood. Uptown is a fascinating neighborhood full of history, diversity, and stories of survival. I visit my childhood neighborhood often. However, the Uptown I visit presently isn’t like the Uptown I remember from my childhood. There are streets close […]

A Throwback: Rahm/Chuy Mayoral Election Questions

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December 15, 2018 As we get closer to Election Day,  the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times will be full of analysis about the election and their “expert” opinions on candidates. It will be primarily fear and propaganda. They will try their best to scare everyone into thinking Chicago will fall […]