Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How Do You Define Wealth?

While perusing Facebook (obviously not during work hours ...) I came across this amazing post from my friend. I couldn't have said this any better. This definitely is a reality check for those who qualify wealth based solely on material or fiscal parameters.

In my book. completely "balling out of control" would be living a balanced life, spending quality time with my loved one on a consistent basis, and maintaining my spiritual and physical fitness. To take it to an even higher level, extreme wealth ( and I mean super rich), would be leap-frogging happiness and living in a state of unwavering joy (grabbing racks of it and making it rain at will #pow).

How do you define wealth? What does "being rich" mean to you? (Comment Section is wide open, below. Don't be scared!).

Monday, June 10, 2013

Check it out! On June 20th MAFA (Mosaic Alumni and Friends Association) is hosting their 1 Year Industry Anniversary at Hotel Palomar.

 MAFA is a organization which supports and champions diversity within the Advertising and Media fields.

This is an event you won't want to miss! Great music, prizes, food, drinks and NETWORKING are in store for everyone who attends! 

Click below for to RSVP for FREE Admission: 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Time Chi, Ahhh

Kanye's famous line never get's old! We've successfully gotten over the Taste of Chicago "tourista en mas" hump, so now it's time to dig our heels into summer, Chi-Town! What's up this week? Glad you asked...

For starters check out this bit, the 15th Annual Chicago Summer Dance Series:

"Each night of the 11-week series offers an introductory one-hour dance lesson by professional instructors followed by two hours of live music and dancing on the 4,900 square-foot, open-air dance floor designed by artist Dan Peterman out of 100% recycled materials. The dance floor, titled Chicago Ground Cover is undergoing an expansion and restoration and will be completely renovated when Chicago SummerDance opens on July 7.

Highlights include a nostalgic evening celebrating Soul Train’s 40th Anniversary on July 23; Locos Por Juana on September 9; and events in conjunction with the Chicago Colombian Music Festival on July 9 and 22, the Latin Street Salsa Congreso on August 17 and 21 and the International American Tango Festival on August 25."

Click  HERE for more details and I'll see you on the soul train line!



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Did/We Did That

"Yes We Did" and "We Did That" were two of about 20 text messages I received during the wee hours of the morning after it was confirmed that Barack Obama had secured the Presidency of the United States of America!

After the historic evening, Chicago is blazing today... and not just from the unusually warm November temps (I was over-heating in a three-quarter sleeved light jacket). The big Obama WIN has Chicagoans walking around with the biggest grins on their faces! There has also been a rush to grab today's issues of the Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune which feature President-Elect Obama on the cover and are special commemorative editions. Most places have been running low throughout the day but both news organizations have printed extra copies to match consumer demand. I was fortunate enough to slide into Walgreen's on Michigan and Chicago and grab two copies of each pub (don't worry mama, I will be hand-delivering yours soon). The Walgreen's folks had been concerned about the aggressive folks who were attempting to go all BAMN (by any means necessary) to get the papers, so the clerks decided to house them behind the registers as a security measure.

Check out the photos below from the Chicago Tribune. Some amazing photojournalists captured some of the most heartwarming events of the evening. See more photos from the rally here


ChicaGoGetter, RD

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today History WILL Be Made

We don't know what we will wake up to tomorrow or who will be the next president, but we're hoping praying, and most importantly, voting for Senator Barack Obama. Today here in Chicago, there will be a HUGE rally in Grant Park that has attracted people from all over the nation and world to our city to take part in history.

We truly encourage you to be part of history too -- go out and vote. There are NO excuses. For those of you who weren't aware, your employer is required , by law, to allow you two hours to go and vote. Given the high-profile nature of today's election you may need the entire two hours. The polls opened in IL less than an hour ago and lines are long. Please be patient! If you have any questions about voting please visit This site has a healthy amount of info about polling locations and info you need to know to prep you for voting.


RD, Chief Chica,

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Volunteer for Change: Enve Group Chicago

Young and Powerful for Obama and Enve Group invite you to volunteer in the Chicago Area November 1st - 4th. Email to volunteer. Please include the following:

Full Name
Phone Number
Email Address
Time/Dates Available to volunteer

Emotions Run High for Obama

Most of the ChicaGoGetter staff LOVES our Chicago Homeboy (we can officially call him that because he actually lives in our 'hood) OBAMA. Yes, we have Obama-mania too! He has our endorsement!

Take a look at the video below from CNN to see how our the folks in Brooklyn are feeling about our next POTUS (we love the commentary from M.A. Davis)

Oh Snap! Google Makes Voting Easy

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Music "Single Ladies" - Beyonce...Love It!

So Beyonce gets the WOAH award for the video to her latest single "Single Ladies". She was definitely on her workout plan for this one. On second thought, when is she even not looking toned and tight?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chris Rock Rocks the Vote on Larry King

Larry King talks with comedian and activist Chris Rock about his thoughts on the hot issues in politics.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Def Poetry For Your Weekend Viewing Pleasure

For those of you who have slept on it, Def Poetry is where its at! Enjoy!

Jill Scott "Nothing Is For Nothing"

Common "God Is Freedom"

Shihan "This type love"

Kanye West "Bittersweet"

Sonia Sanchez "Poem For Some Women"

Saul Williams (Coded Language)

Thea Monyee' "Woman to Woman"

Erykah Badu

Deb Young "Children Of A Lesser God"

Cedric the Entertainer

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Father Involvement - Love It!

One of our favorite Chicas , Sinan, sent along this video for us to post. How sweet is this?



Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Kanye West's New Album "Good Ass Job" This December? Maybe? Possibly? Hopefully!

Coming off of the success of the Graduation album and the AMAZING Glow in the Dark Tour Mr. West is rumored to be releasing his next masterpiece cleverly (rumored to be) titled Good Ass Job (because what else could come after Graduation) in December 2008.

During the 2008 VMA's Yeezy closed the show debuting his single "Love Lock Down". We're totally hoping the album drops this year....that takes care of our gifting lists for the Holidays.

If Viacom quits hating, we'll post the YouTube video for you to check out.



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Friday, September 5, 2008

ChicaGo Area Chicas - Monday September 8th: Forté Foundation Forum: The MBA Value Proposition - Chicago

Chicas, on Monday September 8th learn about exciting careers in business, network with successful women business leaders, and find out how an MBA degree can open doors and present opportunities you never knew existed. Whether you’re interested in advancing within your current industry, switching careers, or starting your own venture, the Forté Forum can put you on the path to professional fulfillment. To learn more about the Forums, please visit the Forté Forum Information Page here

About Forté Foundation

Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business.

The mission is to substantially increase the number of women business leaders by increasing the flow of women into key educational gateways and business networks.

They seek to achieve this mission by:

Motivating young women to prepare for a business career
Increasing women's access to education and business networks
Educating women on the value of an MBA
Supporting women financially in their business education
Raising awareness of the impact women can make on business and on society/culture/environment/economy
Encouraging and supporting cutting-edge research on relevant topics

Cool Kids ... Even Cooler - Mikey Rocks & Chuck Inglish

A couple members of the ChicaGoGetter crew had a chance to chill with Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish better known as The Cool Kids at a recent private MySpace event at Chicago's CastAways. We loved these dudes before but love them even more because they were so down to earth and represented the Go very well.

Mikey Rocks - Cool kids

Friday Music Mix - Over 1200 Tracks Enjoy!

new & old music a lil bit of everything

This is definitely a borrowed list. But it has a mix of songs that I would playfully describe as both ignorance and bliss. There's something for everyone on this. I especially rolled on the floor for a few minutes after hearing the track cleverly named "The Forest Gump". Big thanks to Brianna Norfleet for creating the list.

Happy Friday and XOXO,
RD, ChicaGoGetter