Beautiful Body

Hey there!

A picture landed in my social media this past weekend.  I discovered that it’s something that has been floating around for a couple of years now.  It was a picture of few people standing in the pews of a church but the focus of the shot was on a young lady who was wearing a sweater dress that fully covered her body.  Sounds appropriate, right?  Well, here’s how some of the comments about the photo read-

“I bet the church mothers let her have it for wearing that dress.”

“What was she thinking?”

“Who wants what she’s selling?”

“This dress is not appropriate for church!”

You get the picture? {Pardon the pun.}  So the problem was not solely the dress.  I know for sure that if a physically less endowed woman wore the same dress, there would not have been a problem. The woman in the photo was ”stacked”, “curvy”, or as the Commodores sang…”36-24-36–A Brick House”.  LoL!  Seriously, the male and female human body is beautiful.  Some are just near perfection!  And, not just on the outside but also inside.  The human body is an amazing super machine made by God.  The source of the negative or critical response some had with this woman wearing the dress to church is their acute awareness of the beauty of the woman’s body.  The overwhelming beauty caused them to become uncomfortable.  It doesn’t matter if the dress was worn in the church or the club.  The response would have been the same.   It’s like the days when the sun is fully shining.  We enjoy the beauty of the sun and the energy it exudes but it is difficult to look directly at it because it’s soo powerfully beautiful!  So, let’s respond to the comments and questions that I repeated on this blog.

First of all, why would the church mothers (the seasoned Christians) be so judgmental and condemning of the young lady?  Why would they want to shame her for being so beautiful.  Is that how Jesus would handle her? No.  He would probably compliment her beauty and then recommend a more modest attire for the church house.  Secondly, the young lady honestly may not have given any thought to wearing that particular dress to church—a spiritual, religious place. Or perhaps she didn’t have anything else to wear.  Or perhaps she put the dress on and thought, I’m beautiful so I’m going to wear it but not realizing she and the dress would be a distraction.  Or, perhaps she was expecting the more seasoned saints to appreciate her God-given beautiful body without sexualizing and/or judging her.

Was she selling sex by wearing the dress?  I don’t know her to say.  Again, she may have innocently thought that she was cute.  Neverthless, those who have been “churched” from childhood or young adulthood were taught to dress modestly.  Ok, just in everyday life many of us (women) were taught by our parents to dress modestly period as a means of self-protection because to some our beautiful bodies can be reduced to sexual objects.

Lastly, as I stated earlier, had the dress been worn by a less endowed woman, there would not be a discussion.  However, the church is a spiritual place.  People congregate there to connect with God.  They are all on different levels of their spiritual journey so one could see your beautiful body and not get aroused or distracted; while another person that is not spiritually mature would objectify you sexually and become very distracted.  I advise women to maintain a level of modesty when dressing for church and life.  Those with exceptionally beautiful bodies must protect themselves.  In our youth, and especially for those who love fashion even as we age, it’s difficult to dial back sometimes.  It’s just fashion for goodness sake!  Right?!  No.  Listen, despite having a God given beautifully made body, you may not be able to wear a particular style/fashion of dress and if you do, you must cover creatively.

Remember to tune in Saturday, April 13th, 2019 for the next show here  Be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and  Peace.

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MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Hi guys!  I’m back again with more recaps for older radio shows and blogging.  Finding time has been a challenge but I thank you all for your patience.   Here’s how the Veteran’s Day show went down.

1st hour ONLY show.  Sharon Wilson-Foster of the National Hook-Up of Black Women was the in-studio guest.

On this day in history…

*In 1921, U. S. President Warren Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

*In 2001, President George W. Bush and leaders from around the world gathered in New York City to honor those who lost their lives during the 911 terrorist attack.

Sharon took on Born on this day-

*in 1744, Abigail Adams, wife, confidante, and advisor to U.S. President John Adams

*in 1929, LaVern Baker, pioneer of the R&B sound.

*in 1962, Demi Moore, actress

*in 1974, Leonardo DiCaprio, actor

During Café News, I reported that more than 600,000 Americans signed up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act in the first 4 days of the new enrollment period despite the Trump Administration’s effort to undo much of the 2010 law.  Also, during a speaking engagement at an Axios event in Philadelphia, the former founder of Facebook and Napster co-founder, Sean Parker, admitted that Facebook was created to become addictive.  Be sure to check out the audio here

Speaking of Facebook, Café Talk’s topic was…Are you addicted to Social Media?  Sharon and I chimed in and read a few social media responses to the question.

I then chatted with Sharon about her role with the NHBW-Joliet which led to her talking about the upcoming 26th Founders Day event (the Gold Star Gala).  Click here for the audio.

The sixth – 12 Saturdays Til Christmas Gift Bag was then given away!  I also reminded everyone to mark their calendars for the 10th annual Christmas Celebration Broadcast.

MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Thank you everyone for your extreme patience in waiting for the weekly recaps. Know that I’m diligently working to catch up. Here’s what happened on this show.

Cafe Talk: Halloween is just a few days away, share the last or most recent time that you were truly afraid.

1st hour:

Just a couple of items were highlighted during the “This Day In History” segment–

In 1636, Harvard College was founded in Massachusetts. It’s now known as Harvard University.
In 1919, Congress passed the Volstead Act that enforced the constitutional amendment that prohibited the use of alcoholic beverages. The ban on booze lasted more than a decade. Then in 1933, Congress finally repealed the Volstead Act.

Brianna shared celebrity or famous birthdays before I touched on a few Cafe News items–

Airline travelers can expect an increase in ticket prices due to the rising cost of fuel. Most major airlines reported an increase in fuel prices as high as 20% in some cases in the last year.
Ecommerce titan, Alibaba has purchased 49% of the Brooklyn Nets valuing the NBA team at $2.3 billion dollars.
Next month we’ll welcome in Election Day (for some), Veterans Day, and the Thanksgiving Holiday. But few of us know about November being National Novel Writing Month. Author, world-traveler, Kay Bolden, stopped by to remind us about the site that helps individuals get started on their novel. Brianna and I took the challenge to write a novel in 30 days. Ha! We’ll see how that works out. You all can go to for the audio.

The Cafe Talk segment was fun! Brianna and I shared as well as read comments from Facebook. I then opened the phone lines for a lucky caller to win the 12 Saturdays Til Christmas Gift Bag. Congratulations to Brian S. of Joliet, IL for winnnig!!

Before closing out the first hour, I reminded listeners about the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Celebration show set for Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.

2nd Hour

Entertainment Talk included banter about Dancing with the Stars; Justin Timberlake performing at the 2018 Super Bowl Half Time show; Janet Jackson’s State of the World Tour landed in Chicago; movie director, Ava DuVernay and the creators of the first Sesame Street muppet on the autism spectrum were awarded the Smithsonian magazine’s American Ingenuity Awards. Other 2017 recipients include, musician, John Legend; and NASA scientist, Natalie Batalha. A total of eight recipients were honored in categories that include technology, performing arts, visual art, life sciences, physical sciences, history, social progress, and youth.

After Passion for Fashion, which included talk about Halloween makeup and fashion, we talked more entertainment. Before closing the show, we shared important Halloween information,

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MCS Radio Show Recap- Saturday, October 21st, 2017


It’s wonderful to be back on the air for 2 hours!  Although, I must say I have enjoyed the faster pace of the one hour shows lately.  If you missed us then here is what you missed…

Café Talk:  Have you experienced OR witnessed a major party blooper? 

1st Hour– This Day In History and News

Sharman Strode, entertainer and lead female singer of the Shindigs joined me in studio; and Brianna is back!

*In 1879, after 14 months of experiments, Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric incandescent lamp.

*In 1996, the Dow Jones Industrial average of 30 major stocks topped the 6,000 mark for the first time.

*In 1922, Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day.  He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins, and the under-privileged. So, he started giving candy and small gifts to them.

Sharman presented the names of those who were born on this day.

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*Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest re-insurers, reported that the insurance costs of the 2017 hurricanes and earthquakes in the U.S. and Mexico, could hit 95 Billion dollars.

*The National Association of Realtors recently reported that the U. S. home sales rose slightly last month as the Houston housing market quickly recovered from Hurricane Harvey.

*And, speaking of the U.S., according to the Motley Fool, overseas visits to the United States has declined.  Data collected from the National Travel and Tourism Office showed the year-over-year change since the beginning of the new millenium.  Key events seem to play a role in this decline.  Click here for more…

Brianna, Sharman, and I chimed in on Cafe Talk by sharing Facebook posts.  I referenced a survey conducted by BJs Wholesale Club which indicated that some 65% of Americans say that they have witnessed a “party blooper”.  Examples include, running out of food or drinks, OR not having appropriate activities for children.

Before wrapping up the hour, I finally introduced Sharman Strode as the second singer to sign on to the 10th Annual Christmas Broadcast.  She shared that she began performing in her high school swing choir and then went on to sing on various praise and worship teams in local churches.  About 10 years ago, she started performing in a 60’s cover band and for the last 6 years have been performing as lead female singer for the Shindig band.  She’s also a keyboardist.  For more information, go to the special events page of

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Brianna and I covered Entertainment Talk with ease.  DWTS update: Sasha Pieterse joined the others who have been sent home which include Barbara Cocoran, Debbie Gibson, and Derek Fisher.

*Top most talked about TV shows include, The Mayor, This is Us, The Good Doctor, Wisdom of the Crowd and others.

*Movie talk…Brianna did it!  Yes, she went to see the “It” movie!  Click here for audio.


The Passion for Fashion segment featured…

Winning this Fall with Jewel Tone Colors.  Ruby reds.  Emerald Greens.  Topaz Yellows.  Torquoise Blues. Sapphire Blues.  Brianna opted to sport her jewel tone color on her finger nails.  Take a look…

Photo Credit: Brianna Lashay

For the rest of second hour talk, be sure to visit marilynscafesociety,com.

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MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Hey Friends,

So much has happened in the world and the United States in the past few weeks.  I hope you’re doing well in your own private lives.  Have you considered how to process all that has happened?  Well, my in-studio guest for this Saturday’s show stopped by to share some interesting, common-sense ways to protect our mental health.  Here is everything that you missed…

Café Talk:  Has the current issues and news been overwhelming for you? What’s bothered you the most?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

The fabulous Kay Bolden–Author, Travel blogger, accidental Farmer, and former CEO of Warren-Sharpe Center joined me in studio and helped present the “This Day In History” segment.  Below is a brief version.

* In 1846, a dentist in Charleston, Mass., William Morton extracted a tooth with the aid of an anesthetic — ether. It was the first time an anesthetic had been used to extract a tooth.

* In 1962, in an effort to desegregate the University of Mississippi , James H. Meredith, an African American, was escorted onto the campus by U.S. marshals.  This action set off a riot in which two men died before violence was quelled by more than 3,000 soldiers. Meredith enrolled the next day.

*  In 1993, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck India’s Maharashtra state, killing nearly 10,000 people. And some 30,000 were injured. The disaster primarily affected the Latur and Osmanabad districts.

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Top News was brief:  

On Tuesday, Twitter representatives announced that the microblogging site will be testing a 280-character limit for tweets, doubling its current 140-character standard.  A small selected group of tweeters are currently testing the expanded space.   The Twitter product manager, Aliza Rosen, and senior software engineer, Ikuhiro Ihara, wrote, “Although we feel confident about our data and the positive impact this change will have, we want to try it out with a small group of people before we make a decision to launch to everyone.”

I also information about the Great Shake Out event.  Remember to register and participate in the Great Shake Out earthquake drill at 10:19am on 10/19.  To register, just go to

Kay and I handled Cafe Talk by sharing Facebook posts and by referencing her article in the Times Weekly Newspaper that addressed the topic at hand.  There she wrote about the stress that news, events and too much information can have on us and ways the experts said we should handle it.  Here’s a couple…

• Limit the time we spend on news and social media. Recalibrate settings on Facebook so political posts don’t rise to the top every 5 minutes. Stay informed, but don’t get bogged down in online arguments.

• Plan and focus on things we enjoy, whether that’s taking a walk or reading a romance novel. It may be escapism, but it gives the brain a rest.

For the full article and tips, go to

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

I must admit that Entertainment Talk was a bit sketchy as I didn’t have time to watch television this week.  Nevertheless, I pulled out all stops to bring it to you.  DWTS on Monday night was dynamic.  Couples in jeopardy were Cheryl and Terrell Owens; and the Shark, Barbara & Keo.   Sadly, Barbara was voted off.  On Tuesday night, which was Latin Night and Caliente;  Debbie Gibson voted off.  Nick Lashay & Peta were in jeopardy too.

*This is Us Season 2 premiered this week and set a new high for the TV series in the key demographic, according to a new report by Nielsen overnight rating report.

*Season Premiere of SNL is tonight with Ryan Gosling as host and Jay-Z as performer. For more details, click here for audio.

The Passion for Fashion segment featured…Denim and More Denim.

Skinny jeans, ankle jeans, novelty jeans, high-waisted jeans, destructed jeans, jeans with patches and more.   Below is a few pictures.


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Remember to tune in next week for another exciting show.  Also, follow me on Twitter @marilynscafesoc and find me on Facebook @ Marilyn’s Cafe Society.



MCS Radio Show Recap: Saturday, September 9th, 2017

I’m not on the radio today (Sat., Sept. 16th) so I thought I’d take a little time to catch up on all the radio recaps.  Well, there is just last Saturday’s show that needs to be posted.  As for the audio from the last couple of shows, listen, it’s being worked on.  And, thank you for letting me know that you actually listen to the recaps on the website.  Oh, quick update on the Christmas Broadcast—the song submission and show sponsorship deadlines have been extended to the end of the month, September 30, 2017 so please reach out to for more information.  Also, be sure to tune in to the show each week because the 12 Saturdays til Christmas countdown will start soon.  Remember, we’ll have Christmas gift bags to give away each week as we countdown til Christmas.  Not only is Christmas a Holy time!  It’s also fun!

And now for last Saturday’s show recap…

Café Talk:  Back to school time!  What was or is your favorite subject in school?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Brianna popped in to co-host with me.  Here’s what we cooked up and served.

On This Day In History…

*In 1776, the 2nd Continental Congress officially changed the new American nation’s name from United Colonies to the United States.

*In 1850, California became the 31st State in the U.S. of America.

*In 1998, Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in a submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic. The ship is 2 miles below the Atlantic off Newfoundland.

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Just two stories for Top News:  

*The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma; and potentially, Jose and Katia tops the news.  Also, in a related story, five former U.S. presidents recently announced that they would team up to create the “One America Appeal” to raise money for storm recovery as Texas and Louisiana seek to regroup from Harvey and Florida and the Atlantic coast brace for Hurricane Irma.  The former presidents include Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.  Online donations can be made at  And, current president, Donald Trump showed his support by tweeting:  “We will confront ANY challenge, no matter how strong the winds or high the water. I’m proud to stand with Presidents for #OneAmericaAppeal.”

*We all heard about the president’s recent decision to end a groundbreaking program implemented by the Obama administration in 2012.  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides nearly 800,000 recipients the ability to attend school and work without fear of deportation.  After a social media and media uproar, President Trump later said that he will revisit the matter if Congress does not develop and pass a new program for young immigrants. Here’s a call to action from the American Assn of University Women…Call your representative and tell them to protect Dreamers and pass the Dream Act today! Go to for more information.

Joliet District 86 Superintendent, Dr. Theresa Rouse joined me in studio for Café Talk. It was truly a treat to talk with her.  We talked about educating millennium children; what’s new at District 86; and shared quick tips to having a successful school year to parents and students.  We also discussed Howard Gardner’s theory of initially seven and now nine intelligences or learning abilities.  Some may remember that Soul and I shared this theory last year on the show.  Here they are—musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. He later suggested that existential and moral intelligence may also be worthy of inclusion.  Oh, by the way, English Literature and music were my favorite subjects in school.  Brianna shared that Science and the extra-curricular activity of making school announcements over the PA system was her favorites.  And Dr. Rouse said that music was her favorite subject.

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2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Entertainment Talk included the announcement of the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars line-up; Janet Jackson and Beyonce along with other celebrities visit Houston hurricane victims and offers help; discuss Stephen King’s “It” the movie; Chris Rock in town for weekend performances; and Brianna shares her recent experience in Chicago enjoying Aladdin the Broadway Musical.  We touched on this in the first hour with Dr. Rouse— XQ Super School Live presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation aired across all the networks 2,5,7, and Fox.  Chance the Rapper opened. Viola Davis shared her childhood experience and how teachers made the difference in her life.  We all agreed that to Rethink, Reimagine, Rebuild public high schools as well as elementary & middle schools is long overdue.  Click here for audio.

Passion for Fashion segment.  Natural Hair dominate runways during New York Fashion Week.  Short afros.  Medium length afros.  Big afros.  Braids.  Dreadlocks.  And, more!!!  Take a look.

Photo credits:, Vogue, Beauty-Stat, and GlamForce/Gail O’Connor

For second hour audio, click here.

Oh and somewhere along the way, a lucky caller won a pair of tickets to the Colors of Christmas concert that is set for Friday, December 15th at the Rialto Theater in Joliet, IL.  Congratulations, again, Larry!!!

Listen, be sure to tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned show time at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT! Tell a friend!

Peace and Love,


MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

It’s taken me a week to decide if I wanted to acknowledge what happened, let alone write about it.  So here it it…

Last week, I was told that someone’s mother and/or grandmother called me a “nigger” under her breath as she turned away from me after we had a brief (and cordial on my part) business encounter that did not end to her liking.  I didn’t hear her but judging from the shocked, horrified looks on the faces of those around, they heard her.  In fact, several of them, told me what they heard her say.  They encouraged me to call her out and were willing to go to bat for me if needed.  I believe she said it because from the start of our encounter her disposition and attitude was negative.  Again, she was at least 70 years old.

I shared this to make you aware of the vileness that still exists in people’s heart regarding people that are different from them.   As a man or woman thinketh, so is he/she.  It’s just a matter of time before their thoughts are verbalized.  No.  This was not the first circumstance in which I’ve been called names other than my birth name. Quite frankly, you wouldn’t believe some of my stories of verbal disrespect simply because I’m a woman; a woman of color; my general beliefs, perspectives are different;  or just because I am who I am.  Yes.  Some stories relate to work and business situations…customer service, sales, talk radio to be exact.  The other stories are general and in a few cases very personal.  Over the years, I’ve learned that you’ve got to be thick skinned in business as well as in life.  Just keep it moving and keep shining! Is it acceptable?  Absolutely not!  This belittling, derogatory, abusive behavior must be reported and where possible, corrected.

So, in the spirit of keeping it moving, here’s the recap of Saturday’s show…

Café Talk:  Was Joel Osteen right or wrong for the delay in opening his church to the Houston flood victims?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Brianna and I were hard at work in studio preparing the “This Day In History” segment.  Rashad was also present offering commentary during top news and Cafe Talk.

*1935 – A hurricane (dubbed the Labor Day Hurricane) hit the Florida Keys killing an estimated 350-400 people.

*1969 – The very first ATM opened for business.

*2013- 64 year old Diana Nyad made history by completing a 53 hour swim.

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Top News:  Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Rising Gas Prices

Hurricane Harvey has devastated the people in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas including storm remnants reaching Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  Now, Hurricane Irma is approaching the Caribbean Islands and Florida.  Let’s keep her and all others in harms way in our prayers and make $10.00 donation text to Harvey at 90999 or to give more, go to American Red Cross.  As a result of Harvey’s destruction of two major fuel pipelines, the AAA is reporting an uptick in gasoline prices.

Cafe Talk was related to Top News.   For audio on the first hour click this link

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Entertainment Talk included commentary on the Mayweather v. McGregor fight; the MTV Video Music Awards; Khloe Kardashians new love interest; Serena Williams gives birth and more.   Click here for audio.

I shared the “Squiggly Eyebrow” trend during the Passion for Fashion segment. Check them out below.

Photo credit:  Sheen Magazine and  Stylish Curves

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Tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned showtime at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT!  Tell a friend!

Peace and Love,


MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Hi guys, I had a very busy yet productive week.  I felt like an octopus trying to get multiple things done at one time!

Nevertheless, I had to make time to let you know what you missed this past Saturday. Here you go…

Café Talk:  What do you like most about “Back to School” time?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Chantal Hill, the Spiritual Ballerina, was the guest co-host today and here’s a couple of highlights from the “This Day In History” segment…

*1849 – The rush for gold in California was accelerated due to a printed story in the NYC Herald.  A man by the name of James Wilson Marshall discovered gold in present day Sacramento, California.  The initial report of discovery was mostly ignored until the NYC Herald wrote about it.  People from every where headed west to find their fortune.  By December of 1849, the population in that area of California mushroomed from the 100’s to an estimated 100,000 people.

*1967 – The Beatles, “All You Need is Love” single goes #1.  The Beatles actually performed the song on the first “live” global television link, “Our World”.  It’s reported the the BBC broadcast via satellite on June 25th was viewed by some 400 million people in 25 countries.  After that groundbreaking performance, the song was tweaked and then released for sale to the masses on July 7th.  It quickly became the number 1 song in at least 10 countries and was also the slogan for the summer of 1967.

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Cafe Talk sparked interesting commentary for Brianna, Chantal, and even a call from Apostle Jonas of New Covenant Worship Center, 2423 Glenwood Drive, Joliet, Illinois.

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2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

The Entertainment Talk segment included chatter about who the next Bachelor might be; Marlon Wayans new television show on NBC; World of Dance winners, the Les Twins; and more.   Click here for audio.

I talked about the “Monochromatic look for the Fall” during Passion for Fashion.  Ladies and gentlemen, don’t be afraid to wear dresses, suits, and other outfits in general of the same color.  Yes, including same color shoes and accessories.  What an awesome burst of color!!!  Check it out.

Brianna and I talked with the Spiritual Ballerina about what she’s been up to since the last time she stopped by the radio show.  She shared information about an upcoming project that she’s doing entitled “Women of the Bible”.  She called it visual art and said that it will be on display at the Joliet Area Historical Museum in October of this year. Here’s a sample of Chantal’s visual art.


For more about the project and Chantal,  check out Ballerina.  Also follow her on Instagram @chantal_ashante.

Well, it’s a bit brief and, again, click here for audio.

Be sure to join us next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned showtime at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT!  Tell a friend!

Peace and Love,


MCS Radio Show Recap- Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Once again, as I write, I’m viewing yet another disturbing news incident that happened here in America.   It’s the Heather Heyer Memorial Service that’s broadcasting live on C-Span from the Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather’s friends, family members, and then mother and father spoke so eloquently about her.  The common message was how Heather spoke up for those who couldn’t or wouldn’t speak out for themselves.  She fought for the rights of others and they want that to be her legacy.  Also,  a Joliet native, Rev., Dr. Alvin Edwards is the Eulogist.  The overall message:  Like, Heather, make your living or life purposeful.


Heather Heyer memorial tribute.  Photo credit:  USA Today.

I may or may not address this American tragedy on the next show so join the discussion at 12:05 pm CDT.  Yes, we’ve returned to our old start time.  Meanwhile, here’s what you missed during Saturday’s radio show…

Café Talk:  Do you think that you can find LOVE in 2 months?

1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Terrie Simmons, Director for the Women’s Business Development Center-Aurora was the guest co-host today and here’s a couple of highlights from the “This Day In History” segment…

*.1865 – Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery by Joseph Lister. Acknowledged as the “Father of Antiseptic Surgery”, Joseph Lister’s contributions paved the way to safer medical procedures. His introduction of the antiseptic process dramatically decreased deaths from childbirth and surgery and changed the way the medical industry looked at sanitation and proper hygiene.

*1939 – “The Wizard of Oz” premiered in Oconomowoc, WI. Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The movie premiered in Hollywood on August 15th.   AND, the signature song, “Over The Rainbow,” earned an Oscar for Best Song at the 1940 Academy Awards.  It also quickly became an indispensable standard in the American Songbook, later being acknowledged as the #1 song on the “Songs of the Century” list compiled in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

*1981 – IBM unveiled its first PC.  Yes, IBM introduced the 5150 personal computer.  Before 1980, IBM made only mini and mainframe computers.   Executives toyed around with the idea of micro-computers for a short time and decided to get serious. It developed the 5150 in less than a year at its Boca Raton, Florida, facility – using existing off-the-shelf components. IBM selected Intel’s 8-to-16-bit 8088 processor.

Top News segment.  I reported on the news that—

North Korea has started holding evacuation drills as its war of words with the US continues to escalate, according to a North Korean newspaper.  It said that the recent evacuation drill dealt with a “ballistic rocket threat” from someone in Hawaii in response to President Donald Trump’s vows that the US would “not rule out a war”.  Of course, we know that tensions have heightened since President Trump warned North Korea that they would face“fire and fury” if they continued to threaten the US, prompting the regime to reveal it is considering missile strikes on the US pacific island of Guam, home to Andersen Air Force Base.

And on a lighter note, I shared that Saturday,  the 88th annual Bud Billiken Parade kicked off at 10am featuring Chance the Rapper as the Grand Marshall.  This year’s theme?  Honoring Hometown heroes.   The parade participants march down MLK Jr. Drive beginning at Oakwood Blvd. and dispursing at Elsworth Drive.  Most are now enjoying the after the parade festivities in Washington Park that includes book bag giveaways and other events.   The Bud Billiken Parade is the oldest and longest African-american parade in the nation.

Apostle Jonas Jones joined us for Cafe Talk and share excellent commentary and points.  He also shared details about the upcoming school book bag give away at New Covenant Worship Center, 2423 Glenwood Drive, Joliet, Illinois.  It begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August `19th, 2017.  First come.  First served.


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2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

Apostle Jonas stayed with us to chime in on the Entertainment Talk segment and specifically the last episode of the Bachelorette.  And, Rashad helped round out this segment.  Click here for more.

During Passion for Fashion, the topic was “Fall Fashion Must Haves”.  As we do the “back-to-school” shopping, you can’t help but drift over to the women’s or men’s department to see what new for the fall right.  Well, here’s a few fashion items that I’ve noticed.

*The A-line plaid skirt.   Ladies, you’re thinking, plaid skirt?  That’s for school girls.

But not anymore!  Simply add your favorite blouse or sweater and a pair of buckle pumps and you’re ready for a casual funday Friday at work or a lunch date with the girls.

*Anything preppy looking.  That’s right from loafers to fitted blazers to even western-styled button up shirts will do!  Mix and match and get your prep look on!

*And lastly, the great es-Cape!  Yes, I said Cape!  Capes are in fashion this fall and they come in different prints, patterns, and fabric.  It can be worn over a classic shirt dress or jeans with your favorite top.  Accessorize with a quirky pair of glasses or magnifying glass and you’ll look like the perfect detective (especially if the cape is plaid).


So ladies and gentlemen, some of this applies to you, feel free to throw in these pieces for yourself as you shop for the children’s school attire in the coming weeks.

Before I closed the show, I talked to Terrie Simmons about the latest happenings for the Women’s Business Development Center-Aurora.  She shared that they currently have two great programs that entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs can take advantage.  The “Dream Builder Online” self-guided program and the “Develop Your Childcare Business” training program.  Both already started, however, there may still be space available.  Also, the Dreambuilder training is self-guided so you can start anytime.  Checkout for more information  That’s a wrap.  Again click here for audio.

Be sure to join us next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and remember the new OR returned showtime at 12:05pm (Noon) CDT!  Tell a friend!

Peace and Love,