Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable

Greetings, my friends.  Did you know that Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable is the Founding Father of the City of Chicago?  Don’t believe me?  Just google it!

Released February 1987 Photo Credit:
U.S. Postal Museum

As a member of the Black Heroes Matter Coalition, along with the founder, the other members, and thousands of supporters, I ask that you support our call for the City of Chicago to properly honor DuSable in three ways.   

*Change the “Day of Observance” to an official City Holiday

*Fund and erect a 25ft monument in his honor

*Rename Lake Shore Drive to Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Drive

We are currently working on curriculum for Chicago Public Schools, museums, and other institutions to utilize so that young people (specifically blacks) will know their greatness and realize their potential; various programming and special events centered around the proposed DuSable City Holiday; and more.  Also, we have “called” for a “Yes” vote this month to rename Lake Shore Drive to DuSable Drive!  Please support us!  Go to to sign the petition; download the flyer to share via email, etc.; and donate—this week/weekend!

In the meantime, my friends, stay safe and be well.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  In Jesus Name. Amen.  And, so it is.

The next broadcast is already posted on  Also, check out  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.


MCS Radio Show Recap- Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Hello friends.  What’s happening?  Are you exuding the attribute of zeal? Awaken your senses!  Become excited about your life!  Allow yourself to experience Joy!!   Share on this post or find me on social media and let me know how you’re doing.  

This Saturday’s show was another short one and I flew solo.  Here’s the recap…

Cafe Talk:  What have you eaten in the last 24 hours that you know wasn’t healthy for you?

On this day in history…

* 1913: Henry Ford’s entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line for the first time.  Prior to this, automobiles were produced at a rate of only a few a day.  The new moving assembly line improved production from 12 1/2 hours to just 2 hours and 40 minutes (and ultimately 1 hour and 33 minutes) boosting annual output to well over 200,000 units a year. 

* 1968:  The United States movie industry adopted a film ratings system for the first time:  G (for general audiences), M (for mature audiences), R (no one under 16 admitted without an adult), and X (no one under 16 admitted). 

Since the late 1990s, the Motion Picture Assn America film ratings have been as follows:[3]

Rating symbol Meaning
G – General Audiences

All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

PG – Parental Guidance Suggested

Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned

Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

R – Restricted

Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

NC-17 – Adults Only

No One 17 and Under Admitted. Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.

Other labels

If a film has not been submitted for a rating or is an uncut version of a film that was submitted, the labels Not Rated (NR) or Unrated (UR) are often used.

If a film has not yet been assigned a final rating, the label This Film Is Not Yet Rated is used in trailers and television commercials.

* 1985:  A mudslide in Ponce, Puerto Rico, killed an estimated 500 people in the island’s worst disaster of the 20th century.  Update, the current Governor of Puerto Rico is calling the devastation of Maria, the island’s worst disaster in modern times.

Top News…

*Update on Los Vegas Nevada’s (Mandalay Resort and Casino) shooting on Sunday night at the Country Music Concert.  58 dead,k 530 wounded.  On record as the United States worst mass shooting.  Apparently the shooter booked an hotel room in Chicago overlooking Grant Park during the Lollapalooza Weekend.  

*Also, another hurricane (Nate) is expected to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.

I kept Café Talk light to get our minds off the devastation.  Some Facebookers and a few callers chimed in sharing chocolate, candy, etc. 

We didn’t have time for Entertainment Talk this week.

However, before signing off, I reminded everyone about the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Celebration broadcast on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  You’ll meet one of the singers next week so be sure to tune in.

Finally, congratulations to Jacqueline L. of Joliet.  She was the winner of the first of the 12 Saturdays til Christmas Gift bag give away.  Again, tune in next Saturday for your chance to win.  The audio for this broadcast will be posted as soon as possible.



MCS Radio Show Recap – Saturday, August 5th, 2017

As I write this blog, I’m listening to a news report about the North Korea and United States “war of words”.  Could we be on the brink of war with this tiny country?  Would it be fair to do so?  Here’s the scoop–North Korea is now threatening to shoot missiles at the U.S. Guam territory and calling President Trump’s response to their aggressive acts “a load of nonsense”.  Trump’s paraphrased response…maybe my “fire and fury” statement wasn’t tough enough”.   Listen, we will definitely talk about this on the next show so stay tuned.

In the meantime, let’s get to what you missed during Saturday’s radio show…

Café Talk:  What does or has the Affirmative Action Program mean/meant to you?


1st Hour– This Day In History and Top News

Here’s a couple of highlights from the “This Day In History” segment…

*In 1833, Chicago was incorporated as a village or town with a population of about 200 people.

*1924: Little Orphan Annie the Comic strip was created.

*1975:  Stevie Wonder signs a $13M contract with Motown.

Yes, North Korea was the lead for the Top News segment.  However, the story focus was on the potential food shortage that the tiny country may be experiencing.  And, the big moral question is should the rest of the world help them?  Should politics affect humanitarian aid to the masses of North Korea?  Another story that was talked about was the Amazon hiring event that happened in the Chicago suburbs and how thousands showed up to get a job!  Many were turned back and referred to to apply.  I also shared that Macy’s is hiring.  Go to    Lastly, we talked about the announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Justice Department will seek to curb affirmative action in a university admissions case.  This story took us straight to Cafe Talk.  Go to for audio.

Among a couple of other stories, Briana shared this news story that was trending on social media

2nd Hour – Entertainment News and Passion for Fashion

The Entertainment Talk segment included banter about the latest episode of the Bachelorette dubbed, “The Men are Talking”; and Sesame Street gets a new neighbor.  Click here for more.

During the Passion for Fashion segment, Brianna and I shared different ways to wear a leather skirt in the summer.  Here’s a look at some.

Go here for audio.

Be sure to tune in next Saturday for another edition of Marilyn’s Cafe Society radio show; and tell a friend!

Peace and Love,


MCS Radio Show – Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Hey there.  So, how did it go today?  I mean returning to work after the extended holiday weekend??  It’s always tough, right?  Unless you’re one of those lucky people who truly enjoy the work that you do OR  the people that you work with.

Well, I’m going to get started with this blog because I don’t want to miss the premiere of OWN’ new television show, Queen Sugar!  Here’s what you missed during my radio show on Saturday.  First of all, it was short (just one hour) due to the Labor Day weekend.  I opened the show telling about my encounter with a coyote earlier in the week and that was the inspiration for the Café Talk segment.  Click here for a listen.


Cafe Talk:  What wild animals have you encountered recently?  And how did that experience work out for you?

Top News:

Soul and I briefly discussed Hurricane Hermine’s landfall, trail of destruction, and path up the East coast. We talked about the earthquake that struck Saturday morning near Pawnee, Oklahoma and was reportedly felt in 7 other states including Illinois!  I did not feel a thing!  We, also touched on the troubling homicide numbers for the city of Chicago.  Let’s all continue to  pray for the families that have been affected and for answers!

We both then shared our animal stories.  Take a listen.

After Cafe Talk, we dwelved into Entertainment News…

And chatted about the MTV Awards, Dancing with the Stars Season 23 line-up, Matthew McConaughey’s movie flop, and the documentary that I screened earlier in the week…Maya Angelou- Still I Rise.  We’ll have more about that next show!   Lastly, the hour closed with a beautiful piece from Soulbalm.  Go to for more.

Okay. That’s all for now. Find me @marilynscafesoc on Twitter and Marilyn’s Cafe Society on Facebook.   Talk to you soon!