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TOP OF THE MORNING: The Latest On The Chicago Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald

11/25/15- It’s Thanksgiving Eve! Skip, Sybil and J. Anthony Brown are definitely in the spirit, but the release of the video of the shooting death of 17-year-old… 37 more words

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Little Known Black History Fact: Cynthia Robinson

Fans of the legendary Sly and the Family Stone band are reeling from news that original member and trumpeter Cynthia Robinson has died. Robinson had been battling cancer and kept fans aware of her journey combating the disease via social media. 387 more words


Sister Souljah Talks 'A Moment Of Silence' - The Third Book In 'Midnight' Series

On November 11th 2015, author/activist Sister Souljah released her new book A Moment Of Silence: Midnight III. Recently I spoke with her about her books and if the highly publicized unjust killings and police brutality taking place in our communities influenced her latest book, one that is centered around police injustice. 941 more words


NFL Star Jonathan Stewart Explains Why The Order Should Be: ‘God First Family Then Football’

We have all seen and heard the powerful images. A ballet-graceful player at full extension grabs a tightly thrown pass and runs down a field and scores a touchdown. 703 more words


Christmas Pickle

I mentioned briefly in last weeks post about the Alex Hope Craft Market and the popularity of the single pickle I had for sale. In order to see if Christmas pickles were indeed a thing I made 8 during the week before the Alexandra House craft fair. 30 more words


Whatsit update

The little peanut whatsit from a few weeks ago has been given some spikes so I think he is more of a dinosaur now.

No one adopted him from the craft fair so maybe he will become a Christmas gift!

Knitted Toys



Dear Tom,

Charlie is dad of four, two teen girls from a prior relationship and two toddler boys with me. During the day he works at the VA as a cook, waking up at 5am to get to work. 129 more words

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