Chicago Blizzard, January 26, 1967

This was the beginning of the infamous “Chicago Dibs”. The meaning of dibs is that after residents have dug out their parking places, they position chairs, tables, cones, or any piece of furniture they can carry, in their parking places in front of their homes and dare freeloaders to try to take advantage of their hard work..

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Traditional Southern New Year’s Day Meal For Good luck, Health, and Wealth

Yesterday I succumbed to an “Old School” tradition and cooked the New Year’s Day meal that has been a constant in my family since forever. I used to say these were African American dishes, but from years of sharing traditions with the readers of this blog, I’ve come to realize that other races embrace many […]

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Work by Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat features prominently in Tiffany & Co. Ad Campaign Featuring Jay-Z and Beyonce

I am intrigued by the new Tiffany & Co. campaign featuring music icons, Sean (Jay-Z) Carter and his wife, Beyonce Knowles-Carter. In the promotional photo, Jay-Z appears to be staring off, neither contemplating his wife, her jewelry, nor the graffiti art next to him. Beyonce, in a statuesque pose, proudly wears the rare 30 million […]

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