Hey Lake County Indiana, Miss Lori is Coming To Town!

#MissLoriConcert Comes To Lake County Indiana Public Libraries

The Pied Piper of childhood Miss Lori herself is coming to Lake County, Indiana for a special concert tour! In collaboration with Lakeshore Public Media and Lake County Public Libraries, Miss Lori of Miss Lori’s CAMPUS will perform 4 free live concerts for the families of the Lake County community in February and March of 2016.  [Read more…]

Inconvenient History Part 2; My Name Is Oney Judge

#BHM Escaped Slave #OneyJudge is Inconvenient History #MLTVrace

Last month Scholastic had to repeal “A Birthday Cake For George”. Including the complicated truth of the actual experience of enslaved people in that children’s picture book, it seems, was too much inconvenient history for the creators. Luckily the public didn’t buy it. But Scholastic isn’t alone. This has been a problem for our country for centuries, inconvenient history. [Read more…]

Inconvenient History Part 1: No Cake For George Washington

#BlackHistoryMonth Inconvenient History Pt 1: No Cake For George

Last month Scholastic released a new picture book on Amazon called,  “A Birthday Cake For George”. No, not George Stephanopoulos, our first President, George Washington. The book was just in time for Black History Month and Presidents Day. Perfect! Who doesn’t love a new book? Certainly not me. However, it quickly became apparent that this book wasn’t the gift is was supposed to be. [Read more…]

Kanye West Is Obsessed and It Is Nothing To Laugh At

Amber Rose via @AmberRose Instagram

In case you haven’t been anywhere near Twitter today, let me tell you its’ been a hot bed of Kanye West nonsense. That’s the nicest way I can put it. But the fact is, it’s not “nonsense”, it’s not funny, and it’s not inconsequential. Kanye West once again showed us who he is. The question is are we willing to look at what he’s displaying. [Read more…]

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, More Prince Than Clown

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon a True Prince

Photo courtesy of the Meadowlark Lemon Official Website

We lost a Prince this weekend, Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, “The Clown Prince of Basketball”. Though that is actually the widely accepted and celebrated title of Meadowlark I think it does him, and ultimately us, a disservice. It doesn’t fully exemplify his role in history, and the gift that he gave to the world. [Read more…]