Post Tagged with: "Chicago"

by / on January 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm / in Miscellaneous, Society

A Traveling Woman

In the spring of this year, a decision that I made last fall will come to fruit and will change my life profoundly for better or worse. I will be leaving Chicago, the city where I have resided my entire life to move to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Employment opportunities in Chicago are scarce and the daily urban violence is slowly killing […]

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by / on September 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm / in Current Events, Editorials, Education

School Strike, Children, Parents & the Mayor

If you were a child born in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was a product of the Chicago Public Schools educational system, you had deal with teachers going on strike. In 1980, 1984, 1985 and 1987, children and their parents were highly inconvenienced by ongoing labor disputes between the teachers, the board of education and various mayors. My […]

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by / on September 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm / in Current Events, Editorials, News

Collateral Damages – Chicago; Living in Fear

There is a war currently being waged in a predominately Black and poverty stricken neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois named West Washington Park. The battle grounds are located between 56th and 65th street from Cottage Grove to Martin Luther King Drive. This war has not garnered much media attention except for the obligatory short paragraph in the Chicago Sun-Times and other […]

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by / on May 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Education, News, Politics, Prejudice, Spirituality

Living in a Garbage Can

Ms. Henry For the past two years and two months, I have resided in a garbage can. The smells of old garbage, urine, and human funk permeate the air of my surroundings, and stray cats yowl in the middle of the night. The garbage can where I live actually has a name and it is Parkway Gardens Apartments, a federally […]

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by / on April 6, 2011 at 10:05 am / in Celebrities, Entertainment, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Sexuality

Enough With the “D.L.” and HIV: Confessions of a Discreet Male Vol 1.

I was watching an episode of ‘The View’ online when, during a conversation about the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, guest host D.L. Hughley attempted to school America on why HIV is so prevalent among African-American women. He said with confidence, “They are getting it from men who are on the down low.” Did […]

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by / on March 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm / in Country, Drugs, Editorials, Politics, Prejudice, Society

City Within A City – Parkway Gardens Apartments

By: Ms. Henry This is a tale of a city within a city. This city suffers from neglect, apathy and contempt for its citizens.  On block after block, apartment buildings, shacks for all intent and purposes, look down upon the streets in dismay and is surrounded by broken beer bottles and broken dreams. Job and educational opportunities are limited. The […]

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