Select members of Chicago clergy have joined with friends of well-known award-winning African American writer/reporter and WVON radio talk-show host, Chinta Strausberg, to produce an afternoon and evening of honor and tribute to “the career professional who is always on the cutting edge of 21st Century journalism,” so says Josephine “Mother” Wade, long-time proprietor of Hardtime Josephine’s Cookin,’ the popular high-end Chatham eatery at 436 E. 79th St. (near Eberhart Ave.), where the affair will be held on Monday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
“Chinta continues to devote her efforts to get the correct information to her reading and listening audiences,” adds Wade. “And she always maintain her self-esteem, dignity and character while never wavering on getting her stories accurate. We’re inviting the community to stop by, chat, chew and roast Chinta with a wishing-well blessing.”
Among tribute hosts: Pastor Darryl Adams, Rev. Tyrone Crider, Bishop Simon Gordon, Bishop Cody Marshall, Rev. Jeffery Hodges, Bishop John Rogers Jr., Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Dr. Johnny Miller, Bishop Claude Porter, Apostle William McCoy, Congs. Danny K. Davis and Jesse Jackson Jr., Rev. Spencer Leak, Rev. Kenyatta Smith Sr., Bishop Larry Trotter, Rev. Roosevelt Watkins, Apostle Carl White, Dr. Willie Wilson, State Rep. Constance (“Connie”) Howard, Comm. Howard Medley, Justice Joy Cunningham and the We Can Inc. Committee. RSVP to Josephine Wade, (773) 487-2900.
Hats Off – to the Chicago Chapter of atHHNational Women of Achievement Inc. for their sponsorship of an enlightening and educational day for their Youth Achievers’ Chapter. Achiever Verlane Franklin organized an outstanding outing for the young folk at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Achiever Monica Mu