Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kim and Kanye: LOVE, LIKE, or LUST?

HEY MY BEAUTIFUL STELLA IN THE CITY FOLLOWERS,  JUST WOKE UP FROM A VERY ACTIVE NIGHT….and was just wondering if most FOLKS have THE TENDENCY TO GET CERTAIN “L” words mixed up? In other words….DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOVE, LIKE, and LUST IN A RELATIONSHIP?

I ask this question because it is obvious to me that KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN HAVE NOT A CLUE …AND THAT IS WHY THIS COUPLE, WHO ARE EXPECTING A CHILD IN JULY, ARE CAUSING FOLKS TO WONDER WHAT THE HELL IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THESE TWO RICH IDIOTS?

AFTER ALL, THEY ONLY KNEW EACH OTHER FOR A HOT MINUTE AND THE NEXT THING WE READ and heard through media reports THAT SHE IS PREGNANT WITH HIS CHILD! And the way things are going, according to the news, they are not acting like two people in love! It’s been reported that they have hardly spent time together since the pregnancy announcement, and that Kim is practically begging Kanye to attend the baby shower for their new baby.

Folks will say, “That is their business!!” HOWEVER IN THE REAL WORLD, when you are a celebrity, folks feel they have the right to talk and express an opinion!

I JUST HATE THAT, ONCE AGAIN, A so-called celebrity couple is sending out the wrong message to our young people, who are already popping out babies in the hood like labor pains are like a happy day in the park!

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY THAT PARENTS start parenting again…but I KNOW THAT is just wishful thinking on my part…but like the Rev Jesse L. Jackson is forever saying: KEEP HOPE ALIVE! AND I SAY, “KEEP YOUR D–M LEGS CLOSED AND DO NOT EMULATE KIM….BECAUSE U DON’T HAVE HER COINS!”

Yeah, I said it….Stella In the City!

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I HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

I hope all of my STELLA IN THE CITY followers had a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

PLEASE KEEP UTMOST in your mind the soldiers of past wars and present, who are giving of themselves, and have lost their lives to keep this a free country. Keep those brave men and women in your thoughts and prayers. AND WHILE YOU ARE PRAYING…pray that you will not become a statistic due to the ongoing violence that has given Chicago a bad name. IN CHICAGO, IT LOOKS likes the land of the free can mean FREE TO BE SHOT!

PLEASE WATCH YOUR BACK OUT IN THESE STREETS…And with the scheduling of all these school closings, I feel scared for so many of our beautiful kids, who are not in gangs, are not out bullying, are not in the house having unprotected sex while no one is at home, are not jumping on buses and harassing people, are not cursing like sailors, are not disrespecting their elders, are not having fights and posting on You Tube, are not doing that butt-nasty twerking dance, are not wearing vagina skimming skirts to school or the boys wearing pants on the ground….

We forget about all of our great kids who are still studying hard and trying to pursue success while the thugs and criminals get the headlines. WE HAVE TO START PRAISING AND encouraging good kids to stay good and righteous as best as they can, especially while they are feeling fearful of the violence that they constantly read about and see in this city!

ALREADY THIS MEMORIAL DAY weekend six have been shot dead and 11 wounded. The doctors, nurses and staff have to be sick and tired of being sick and tired of patching up our folks…and you know white doctors and nurses outnumber our black doctors and nurses. I am just happy that they believe in saving lives no matter what the color…or else as a race of people, we would be screwed!
PROTECT YOUR BABIES…at all cost. Our Good kids are soldiers, too, but with no means of protecting themselves, because, after all, the bad guys are the only ones packing! DECENT PARENTS RAISING DECENT LAW-ABIDING BABIES, do all that you can to keep them safe…even if it means home schooling them. At least you know the kid is safer sitting at the dining room table doing homework than in a classroom worried if they will make it back home safely after class!
SINCE IT APPEARS THAT the National Guard being used in Chicago is not an option…and the police are not allowed to do “behavior profiling” in the black community because certain politicians and black leaders call it “racial profiling” even if a cop stops a suspicious car because someone is sitting low at each window with a gun! Ha! You cannot have it both ways, if we want more police protection, you have to let them protect! There are far more of us killing us than the police putting a cap in your a–!
WELL, BACK TO MY ORIGINAL reason for writing this article, I hope you enjoyed your MEMORIAL HOLIDAY, CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR BRAVE TROOPS, and have a blessed and safe day my precious friends. AND GIVE YOUR LOVED ONES AN EXTRA HUG FOR ME! And say Stella told you to!

Ha!

Yeah, I said it…Stella in the City!

Thank You Coalition for United Community Action-ORTC!

A BIG SHOUT OUT AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE COALITION FOR UNITED COMMUNITY ACTION-ORTC for selecting this humble and shocked Sun-Times retired columnist with an unexpected award.

YES, I SAID UNEXPECTED!  

I was told last month by Carl Latimer, the longtime devoted President of the Coalition, that I had been selected to receive a special “Woman of the Decade/Legend of Print Media” award at their 41st annual dinner on June 7th 2013  at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton Grand Ballroom.

Well, I just about fainted and jokingly told Carl Latimer, “Wow! You must be kidding, and can such a long title even fit on a plaque?”

Latimer said something like,

“Hey, with all you have done for the African American community by giving us, and other Chicago communities and beyond, a real and dynamic voice through your years of working at the Sun-Times with the late gossip columnist Irv “Kup” Kupcinet and later through your very own column (aka Stella’s Column), you are most deserving.   You  faithfully wrote that “tell it like it ‘tis….(Yeah, I said it)  informative column, which covered everything including entertainment, politics, social/civic commentary, where to eat, who was/is sleeping with whom, make-ups, breakups, violence in the black community, domestic/child abuse and major scoops, etc., for nine years before shocking everyone by retiring last August.”

……….Well, he didn’t say all these exact words, but this is close enough…and I am sure he was thinking all of this in his head ….HA!  🙂

SO WHETHER FOLKS AGREE with this long title or not…this little colored girl out of Englewood is most grateful….after all, my wonderful gone- to- be- with God parents, Peter James & Mamie Lee Foster, taught their four kids to be thankful, grateful, spiritual and appreciative of all the good things bestowed on you in your lifetime because it didn’t have to happen!

OTHER DESERVING AWARDEES INCLUDE:

The Honorable John Cullerton, President of the Illinois State Senate; top contractors Joseph Scarpelli, Jon Pridmore and Shon Harris; Sun-Times reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika; The Chicago Defender’s Colonel Eugene F. Scott, U.S. Army-retired; college bound-high school athlete Jabari Parker; union leader Vince Sticca, and brilliant educator D’Andre J. Weaver.

THE HONORARY CHAIRMEN are Governor Pat Quinn, Secretary of State Jesse White, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Former President of Illinois State Sentate, Emil Jones.

Yeah, I said it….Stella in the City!    

KANYE WEST on Saturday Night Live!

I SAW KANYE WEST ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” with host, actor Ben Affleck, AND CAN HONESTLY SAY THE FIRST SONGS HE PERFORMED “NEW SLAVES” and “BLACK SKINHEAD” LEFT ME CLUELESS AS TO WHAT THE HECK HE WAS SAYING…LET ALONE SINGING!

Just the night before the SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE performance, Kanye had an unconventional premiere for his first single “New Slaves” off of his new album due for release this summer. He projecting the visual of his face rapping his new song “New Slaves”  on 66 buildings across the globe in cities including New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Paris and Berlin.

IN OUR CHICAGO HOMETOWN, IT WAS PROJECTED ON THE WALL OF WRIGLEY FIELD AND MILLENNIUM PARK.

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(Left: Projection at Wrigley Field. Right: Projection at Millennium Park)

DID ANY OF YOU GET TO SEE IT? I WOULD LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK.

 HERE’S HOPING HE WILL SING “FLASHING LIGHTS ” THAT WAS TRULY A JAM FOR STEPPERS!

Yeah, I said it…Stella in the city!

Attending the 42nd Annual Dante Award Luncheon: Tell the Truth and Nothing But the Truth!

HAD SUCH A GREAT DAY TODAY! This humble retiree attended the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans 42nd Annual Dante Award Luncheon at the beautiful Galleria Marchetti.

This year’s much deserving honoree was multiple award winning WGN-CHANNEL 9 medical reporter/ anchor DINA BAIR. She was definitely the lady in red with her beauiful dress and her stiletto heels, which did not go unnoticed by her beaming and proud hubby, Channel 2’s Lou Kleinberg, who was sitting front and center admiring his lovely Dina, mother of their four children. Her acceptance speech was so inspirational, emotional, enlightening and most of all, she spoke strictly from her beautiful heart!

WGN Midday Anchor and Medical Reporter, Dina Bair

For you see, Dina is a cancer survivor, who is not shy about telling people about her longtime medical challenges and journey and passionately talking about having the love and support of her studmuffin, Lou, and her WGN family, led by her boss, Greg Caputo, who introduced her. She also talked about traveling to Rome to cover the election of the new pope. That was great, but talking about her brave battles to stay alive for the sake of her kids and family was just riveting for sure! The Dante Award is presented to local broadcasters and journalists not afraid to tell the truth and nothing but the truth (my words)!

Dom DiFrisco and his JCCIA staff did a magnificent job and deserves kudos. The place was packed with media stars, family and friends…..but at that luncheon …she was shining like a diamond !

Oh, by the way, I was last year’s most grateful honoree! Here is my photo from receiving the 41st Annual Dante Award in 2012:

 

Yeah, I said it…..Stella In the City!

Finding Jodi Arias Guilty: WHAT TOOK SO LONG?!

IS IT JUST THIS LITTLE COLORED GIRL FROM ENGLEWOOD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO , who is wondering why the hell that recent, infamous murder trial in Phoenix  of Jodi Arias, 32 took five long months to find this crazy, delusional and obviously lying heifer guilty of first degree murder?

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An apparent middle finger salute in court by Jodi Arias. “Actually, Nancy, that finger was for you. Have a nice day,” according to a Twitter page attributed to the accused ex-boyfriend slayer.

IN CASE YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING UNDER A STARBUCK’S COFFEE SHOP, Arias was found guilty of first degree murder for the horrendous and vicious killing of her ex-boyfriend, Travis  Alexander, 30, in his Phoenix home in June, 2008. This crazy girl said he attacked her and that is why she had to stab the poor guy 27 times, slit his throat from ear to ear, and shot him in the face!

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Last photo of Travis Alexander taken in the shower at 5:29 pm, June 4, 2008

This trial was carried on cable TV (Ha! Well that might just explain why it took so long, everyone trying to be a star in the courtroom) for what seemed like forever and a day! She was on the stand for 18 days straight testifying after finally admitting that she killed him, but could not keep her lies and fantasies straight.  She was claiming that he abused her emotionally, physically and sexually throughout their relationship!   And that he was a freaky and sexually sadistic dude…I say, “then why did she keep coming back for more of his freaky deaky behavior?”

IT TOOK A JURY OF 12 SEEMINGLY sane people to deliberate for 18 hours  to find this idiot guilty of killing this nice young man, who apparently  just didn’t want to be bothered with her crazy a— anymore!
PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW A woman can slice & dice an ex to that extent and admit doing it and the jury can’t come together right away with a verdict?  And if she wanted to claim insanity, that would have been even more of a reason to find her school-marm looking butt guilty of that heinous crime!

I KNOW FOLKS WILL BE MAD AT ME FOR SAYING THIS, but I feel that if an African American woman had been accused of this hideous crime and the victim was white, that trial would have been over quicker than you could say Ald. William Beavers, and her butt would be on death row with the other inmates!  Arias was put on suicide watch in jail because she once stated: “I believe death is the ultimate freedom, so I would I rather just have my freedom as soon as I can get it!”

I SAY GRANT THAT HEIFER HER WISH AND FLIP THE SWITCH AND TWEET THAT “WE BELIEVE IN GRANTING WISHES IN PHOENIX!”

YEAH, I SAID IT……STELLA IN THE CITY!

NBC HAS GONE TOO FAR WITH THIS CANNIBALISM!

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Ad for NBC’s new show “Hannibal”

NBC IS NOW INTO PROMOTING CANNIBALISM AKA PLANTING THE THOUGHT OF EATING PEOPLE INTO THE MINDS OF ITS TV VIEWERS WITH THEIR NEW SERIES CALLED ‘”HANNIBAL,” WHICH IS BASED AROUND THE MOVIE CHARACTER, Hannibal Lecter, who was a serial killer, who had a fondness for eating and sautéing human parts and organs to serve to friends at dinner time.

Now I know that this country is absorbed in watching violence on TV with shows such AS “CSI,” “NCIS,” “CHILLER,” “CRIMINAL MINDS,” “THE FOLLOWING”, ETC, BUT NBC, IN MY OPINION,  HAS GONE TOO FAR WITH THIS VIOLENT SHOW WITH ITS UNDERTONE OF EATING PEOPLE…DIDN’T WE LEARN ANYTHING FROM JEFFREY DAHMER EATING PEOPLE? IN REFERENCE TO THIS NEW SERIES…NBC SHOULD BE CALLED “NOTHING BUT CARNAGE.”

I HAD ALMOST DECIDED TO NOT WRITE ABOUT THIS VIOLENT SHOW, BUT WHEN I HEARD NBC FUNNYMAN JAY LENO MAKE A JOKE ABOUT CANNIBALISM ON HIS MAY 2nd  SHOW, I SAID I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING!

 

“What does Hannibal call Jehovah Witnesses? Free delivery.”

– Jay Leno

“What does Hannibal call the picture of the athlete on a Wheaties box? A suggested serving.”

-Jay Leno

I DO NOT INTEND TO WRITE ABOUT ALL THE VARIOUS CHARACTERS BUT LAURENCE FISHBURNE, PLAYS A SPECIAL AGENT AND SOME GUY NAMED MADS MIKKELSEN, PLAYS DR. LECTER.

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Mads Mikkelsen

AFTER EVERY GUT WRENCHING KILLING IN PREVIOUS EPISODES, WHICH FEATURED SLASHING THROATS, GUTTING PEOPLE, MOUNTING A YOUNG GIRL ON TO A DEER’S HEAD WITH HER LUNGS CUT OUT, THEN COINCIDENTALLY, THERE IS A SCENE THAT FOLLOWS WITH LECTER SERVING DINNER AFTER COOKING THE LUNGS AND PARTS TO UNSUSPECTING GUESTS!

AND JUST TO PROVE MY POINT, NBC HIRED RENOWN CHEF JOSE ANDRES AS THE SERIES “CULINARY CANNIBAL CONSULTANT,” WHOSE JOB IS TO ADVISE THE CREW ON HOW TO “COOK PEOPLE”! YEAH, I SAID IT…COOK PEOPLE! NOW THIS IS A JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING CHEF, WHO OWNS AND OPERATES RESTAURANTS IN LOS ANGELES AND WASHINGTON , D.C.

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Jose Andres, award-winning chef

WHYNTHE HELL WOULD THIS GUY, WHO ACTUALLY SERVES FOOD IN HIS RESTAURANTS, AGREE TO SUCH A JOB? IS BEING A PART OF HOLLYWOOD THAT IMPORTANT?? MY GOD…WHAT IS HE THINKING? THIS IS SAD!

NBC NEEDS TO RETHINK THIS SHOW ! AND THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE PISSED OFF! HOW MUCH MORE VIOLENCE DO WE HAVE TO KEEP SHOVING DOWN THE THROATS OF AMERICA’S YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS ALREADY ON THE EDGE?

YEAH I SAID IT….Stella In the City!

We Need To Stop Pedophiles and Child Abusers!

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PEDOPHILES AND CHILD ABUSERS…. AND THEIR MATES, WHO ALLOW ATROCITIES TO BE COMMITTED ON THEIR KIDS JUST TO SAVE OR HAVE A RELATIONSHIP, IF FOUND GUILTY,  SHOULD BE GIVEN A QUICK DAMN SENTENCE AND GIVEN THE DEATH PENALTY!

I KNOW IT HAS BEEN ABOLISHED, BUT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AMENDED, ABUSERS OF CHILDREN DESERVE A DEEP SIX NAP! There are NO excuses for raping and mutilating babies. AND IF YOU LIVE NEXT DOOR TO FOLKS YOU SUSPECT ARE ABUSING THEIR KIDS, YOU CAN ANONYMOUSLY REPORT THEIR IGNORANT BUTTS!

Some kids suffering on a daily basis would have been better off not making it to the planet given the treatment they get from two fools who had unprotected sex. The innocent baby who did not ask to be here, becomes a victim…

WOMEN PROTECT YOUR BABIES. HIS PENIS SHOULD NOT BE MORE IMPORTANT OR HIS LITTLE CHECK (if he even has a job) THAN THE WELFARE OF YOUR CHILD!

We have all read the stories of a poor child beaten beyond recognition by some desperate woman’s no good boyfriend!WHENEVER I READ OR HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF A CHILD …I JUST WANT TO SCREAM! REPORT THEIR A–!

Yeah, I said it…Stella In The City!

 If you suspect child abuse, please call (in the USA):

1-800-4-A-Child

(1-800-422-4453)

 More resources on reporting child/sexual abuse:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/responding/reporting.cfm

http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6069283/

http://www.americanhumane.org/children/stop-child-abuse/fact-sheets/child-sexual-abuse.html


Ray-J Raising Controversy: “I Hit It First”

Hip-Hop artist AND used-to-be reality star, RAY-J, just released a controversial song, which fans are saying is based around his long ago relationship with Kim Kardashian and their scandalous, freaky 2007 sex tape that was eventually purchased by Vivid Entertainment, a porn company. Vivid Entertainment settled out of court and paid Kim over $5 million and Ray-J received$1 million!

Well, I guess his money is thinning out and the brother of singer/reality star Brandy is looking for some more moolah by releasing “I Hit It First,” which he says, with a wink and a smirk, is not about his fun in the sack with Kim.

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Still-image of Ray-J and Kim Kardashian from their famous sex tape

Kim’s whole family is now super rich from career promotions because of Kim’s beyond freaky and nasty sex with the very elongated Ray-J.  He performed to the max and now apparently feels that he should reap the benefits from the tape that keeps on giving to the K clan…but not him!

Although he claimed the song and video was not about Kim, he clearly takes shots at her with the striking resemblance of the model in the music video and lyrics that parallel her current life. The lyrics from “I Hit It First” include: “She might move on to rappers and ball players, but we all know I hit it first.” “I had her head going north and her a– going south…But now baby chose to go WEST (a definite reference to her current baby daddy, Kanye West).

Not only does he mention Mr. West, but the artwork for the single mimics the heavily pixelated album artwork for Kanye West’s Grammy-Award winning album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

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(Left: Ray-J’s single cover. Right: Kanye West’s album cover.)

Take a look at the Ray-J “I Hit It First” music video:

Well, some folks say Ray-J should get mo’ money since Kim’ s sisters, mom, brother and everybody else continues to count big bucks, while he ain’t no big deal. What are your thoughts?

YEAH I SAID IT……Stella in the City!

How Appetizing Alcoholic Commercials are Misleading People

You know, I am beginning to feel sorry for alcoholics trying to stay sober and on their “12 Step” program with all of these TV commercials hyping drinking. You see the trend for the commercials to have all the pretty people dancing and having fun drinking in the commercials. Not one person appears to be intoxicated but sharply dressed and having a good time.

This is the popular Bacardi Mojito commercial that had people researching the brand just so they can find out the song playing in the commercial.

…and with the liquor industry going absolutely crazy turning out soooooooooo many different flavors of rum, vodka, whiskeys, martinis, the temptation to drink must be more fierce than ever to fight off!

These are some of the newly advertised alcoholic beverages of 2013:

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Bacardi “Rock Coconut” is described on the website as “an intense infusion of exotic coconut and nutrient-rich coconut water that has a deliciously unique flavor unlike anything else.”

 

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This Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur ad shows the beautifully designed bottles complimented by the flavors (Mint Chocolate, Original Flavor, and Creme Caramel) added to this popular liquor.

 

And these young folks in college and in the clubs instead of just wanting to get a buzz, are blacking out from over doing it! And that is why so many of these young women are winding up in some strange guy’s bed with her panties over her head! The MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING organization must be having a fit! If your kids are coming home drunk…or you are coming home drunker than your kids…You need to get it together and get some help!

Drinking responsibly is cool..if you don’t act a fool! Yeah, I said it…Stella in the City!