Giving Thanks to A Queen

Not the Queen of England, or the Queen of Hip-Hop, but the “Queen of Soul”! Aretha Franklin was a woman who always kept it real-in her music and in her life. Whatever event she found herself involved in was important and meaningful. She came out for causes, good and important causes. Wherever she chose as […]

A Landmark Inter-racial Union: “Loving” Without Limits

Recently, the New York Times published an article related to and as part of their series, “Race/Related’, about interracial unions, love and marriage. Coincidentally, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision of Loving vs. Virginia. Before I add my thoughts on what it meant for the Lovings-Mildred and Richard, and all Americans, I have […]

On Racism and Race Relations: Poll Results

  Today’s read from The New York Times series: “Race/Related” Chicago: Polls, Reality Lilli Carré Chicago is caught in a violent spiral. Homicides are up 52 percent over last year and most of the victims have been African-American, in neighborhoods already racked with poverty, poor housing and failing schools. The Times has been zeroing in on […]