Potential Chicago Mayor Paul Vallas is on a Warpath

With over 85% of votes in, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot is in third place, grasping at the heels of Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson respectively. With the chances favoring Paul Vallas as the winner, the implications of his tenure as Chicago’s mayor could be polarizing. Although he seems like a good candidate, Paul Vallas wouldContinue reading “Potential Chicago Mayor Paul Vallas is on a Warpath”

A Second Chance at Love Denied

Not too long ago, I ended a relationship that nearly turned my life upside down, and then I met a woman I connected with on a unique level. Then, I ended it on Christmas Day. Contemplating, I wondered that if she was everything I was looking for, why had I denied myself a second chanceContinue reading “A Second Chance at Love Denied”

Ye: White Dollars Matter

Reluctantly, I address the rapper and fashion icon Ye’s “White Lives Matter” t-shirt controversy. I’ve been hesitant to because, although I don’t know Ye personally, I’ve come to know his tactics. Right before he releases an album, a new shoe or style, he does something drastic. He gave his support to Donald Trump and thenContinue reading “Ye: White Dollars Matter”

Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears: Comedians or Pedophiles?

Recently, news broke that Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are being sued for child abuse. A 22-year-old woman accuses Tiffany and Aries of manipulating her and her now 15-year-old brother into filming sexually explicit child pornography skits for Funny or Die. The accuser is a child of Tiffany Haddish’s longtime friends. Tiffany and Aries denyContinue reading “Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears: Comedians or Pedophiles?”

Lizzo’s Obesity and Bad Fans

J Reed, MFA is an adjunct English professor and writer from Chicago, who writes fiction, nonfiction and local and national news stories. Subscribe and share. Follow J Reed on Twitter @jreed913. If you’ve been on social media, you’ve likely heard of Lizzo, the 34-year-old Minnesota rapper whose popularity has been growing. She’s actually a classicallyContinue reading “Lizzo’s Obesity and Bad Fans”