Do You Have Questions About Blogging?

Q & A

I always get the following three questions when I tell people that I am a blogger:

  1. What is a blog?
  2. How do people find my blog?
  3. How do I make money from blogging?

I’ll be answering these questions and more at my Blogging Q & A on Monday, April 28th. This free event will be held at Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S. Racine, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Feel free to stop in with your questions or tell other people you know who are interested in blogging about the event.

Hope to see you there!





Great News! 17-Year-Old Shian Craddieth was Found on April 17th!

I am happy to report that 17-year-old Shian Craddieth was found on April 17th and is with her family. Thanks for your support!!

Shian Craddieth - Missing Person Alert

FREE Paper Shredding Event in West Pullman – April 18, 2014

Do you have old paycheck stubs or bills from eons ago that you have not thrown away? Now is your chance to get rid of them and more at the free Paper Shredding Event sponsored by the Far South Side Development Corporation.

Just bring your old documents to the Old Jewel/Osco parking lot at 11500 S. Halsted from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014.

Contact Dorian Johnson, Program Manager, at (773) 800-5510.

Far South Side Community Development Corporation - Paper Shredding Flyer - April 18 2014

Criminal Justice & Youth Violence Forum – April 17th

Community Media Workshop Logo

Violence & Criminal Justice: What More Needs to Be Done?

The Workshop hosts a forum on criminal justice and youth violence on April 17, 2014.

We’ll be talking about how the courts, detention, prison, and probation systems impact individuals and communities snared by violence.

A panel discussion by legal, mental health, and prison experts will be followed by interviews with a dozen community groups and organizations.

Speakers include:

• Elizabeth Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative

• Julie Biehl, Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern Law School

•  Elena Quintana, Adler School of Professional Psychology

• Charles Perry, Westside Health Authority

• Tony Lowery, Safer Foundation

•  Father David Kelly, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

This a joint effort of the Community Media Workshop and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth, an effort of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

When: 10 am to noon – Thursday, April 17, 2014
Where: Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th Floor

A joint-program for journalists and neighborhood groups of the Community Media Workshop and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth, an effort of Lurie Children’s Hospital.

For more information: Steve Franklin, Community Media Workshop,

Office 312 369 6400 – cell 773 595 8667

“Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” Male Summit – April 17th

State Representative Elgie Sims, State Senator Donnie Trotter and Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore are hosting “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” Male Summit on Thursday, April 17th. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tuley Park, 501 E. 90th.

Am I My Brother's Keeper Male Summit - April 17th