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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Poems, Musings, Thoughts

True Trinity (Summer 2012) By Lynn Norment In the land of nod he came to me Massaging my being with his poetry Massaging my head with levity Massaging my soul with serenity Sleep well, my friend, he said to me You deserve much needed clarity How else will you know true trinity The Gentleman, the Lady [...]

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Chicago Architecture Open House tour 2012

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October 14, 2012 Today I walked the Chicago Loop with my friend Gail Walker and took in some of the locations on the Chicago Architecture Open House tour 2012. First stop was the Monroe Building at 104 South Michigan, which opened in 1912. J&J Arnaco acquired the property in 2007 and recently finished restoring it [...]

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Whitney Houston Tribute

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“CBS’s WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE was too short. Needed at least another hour. Ended too soon… Been reflecting on my time with Whitney from the beginning of her career on through her heydays. During an interview at Newark City Hall in April 1985, at 23 Whitney was modest, gracious and well mannered; there was no evidence [...]

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The History Makers’ Evening with Berry Gordy

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“The HISTORY MAKERS’ EVENING WITH BERRY GORDY (interviewed by Gwen Ifill) was a wonderful event that featured recording artists Valerie Simpson, KEM and Janelle Monae, all doing Motown hits with support from Musical Director Ray Chew (American Idol). Mr. Gordy was charming, witty and exceptionally spry at 83. (Yes, he wowed us with some fancy [...]

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Artist Raymond A. Thomas

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Just seeing Raymond Thomas makes me feel good, and his art makes me feel even better. I was an admirer of his work long before he launched his fine-art career. Our paths first crossed years ago when John H. Johnson, the legendary founder of Johnson Publishing Co. and Ebony Magazine, hired Raymond right out of [...]

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Reconnecting with Kirk Whalum @ Real Men Cook June 2012

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I really enjoyed the Real Men Cook event on Father’s Day 2012. Yvette Moyo with a crew led by Mary Green Promotions put on a great event, despite the unforgiving heat. Sampled tasty foods prepared by some admirable and talented Black men/fathers. Especially enjoyed the culinary delights prepared by the men at the NBC sponsored [...]

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