Chi-Raq Movie Poster 2
Movies

So I Watched Chi-Raq the Movie: My Review

Spike Lee has never been known for his subtlety as a filmmaker and that is surely not going to change with his latest movie, Chi-Raq. The title is in your face, and so is everything else about it. It’s a film that has been drowning in controversy since it was …

READ MORE →
Luvvie Rosa Regale Houston
My LifeTV

Chicago! I’m Hosting an Empire Watch Party on Home Turf!

Hey boos! Last month, I had an Empire watch party in Houston with Rosa Regale and I had a blast! Over 200 people showed up to laugh, drink and have a great time with me as we watched the season premiere of the show. Makeup artist Kimberly Clark had my …

READ MORE →
AweGolden Invite 2
My Life

Come Celebrate My Blog’s Birthday at My Awesomely Golden Party in Chicago!

My peoples! On August 8, 2006 I launched this website. Back then it was called “Luvvie’s Random Rants” and I had just graduated from college. I felt like I had outgrown my Xanga blog (remember Xanga?) so I moved to Blogger, shut down my old blog that I had for three …

READ MORE →
Ratchet and the Geek podcast
My Life

Ratchet and the Geek Podcast: Episode 15 (Chicago Live)

Scott was in Chicago last week for a conference and while he was here, we decided to record our 2nd live version of the Ratchet and the Geek podcast. The first time we recorded it and allowed folks to watch on YouTube was when I was in Portland in May …

READ MORE →
Twitter 201 Workshop Chicago Luvvie
My LifeSocial Media

I’m Teaching a Twitter 201 Class at StoryStudio Chicago

My peoples! I already mentioned before how I really want to be teaching more social media classes online and in-person. I do them at conferences and I also do them for clients 1-on-1 but my goal is to start doing monthly (or ideally 2 per month) group classes on various …

READ MORE →
tjmaxxMarshalls
FashionMy Life

Come Shop with Me and Afrobella at Marshall’s on Nov 30th in Chicago

My peoples! So you know I like to shop. Especially for shoes. Wells, Afrobella put together a shopping event with TJ Maxx and Marshalls, and yours truly will be on hand to give shoe-shopping tips! So come shop with me and my blog besties: Afrobella, Renewed Fitness and The Sassy …

READ MORE →
RihannaDrums
Famous folksMusic

So I Went to Rihanna’s Chicago Concert

So last night, I went to Rihanna‘s concert at the United Center with my girl Patrice (aka Afrobella). We got hooked up with some VIP tickets so we got dressed up, funky fresh, dressed to impress, ready to party. The United Center was hella packed with all types of folks. …

READ MORE →
WHHHAAA??? I don't e'em see a road. Lawd... Shourrout to @Okanta83 for taking this pic
Random

SnowtoriousBIG is Here! Stay Safe, Chitowners!

As you all know, we’re in the midst of SnowtoriousBIG, the goon ass blizzard that is coming through Chicago and the Midwest. Skinny people of Chicago! If you’re going outside today, please wear a heavy backpack so you don’t get blown away by the wind. Kthx! Don’t get Dorothy’ed from …

READ MORE →
Random

Rio Won Olympics and Chicago’s Mad

So by now, you already heard that Rio won the 2016 Olympics. My poor city, Chicago was the first one eliminated. The Olympic Committee went: “I’m happy for you, Chicago & I’mo let you finish, but Rio had the BEST Olympic bid of ALL TIME! Oh, and 2016 DEEZ!!! Giggity, …

READ MORE →
My Life

Cabbie Chronicles Continues

So this is an emergency post, which usually comes when I need to go off about something that just happened. I’m STILL heated. Seriously, Chicago Cab Drivers are officially the bane of my existence. One of my uncles is a cab driver, and I respect him SO MUCH. So he …

READ MORE →