Chuck’s Chat

Story By Chuck Tackett ANDREW YANG 2020: HUMANITY FIRST With the field of 2020 Presidential candidates expanding, there is a concern on how one will set themselves apart from the rest and really grab our attention. Another one of these candidates is Andrew Yang. As I said in my article a couple of weeks ago […]

Story by Chuck Tackett If you are a regular reader of my column, you know I am a huge fan of LGBT+ Kansas City’s podcast “Just My Opinion” with their hosts MT Baby and Spiritual Studd. I try my best to keep up with their monthly episodes. I even at times, put their episodes on […]

Story by Chuck Tackett REP. BARBARA JORDAN: AN ELOQUENT THUNDER Before there was a Rep. “Auntie Maxine” Waters, before there was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there was a presence in Congress back in the 1970s whose shoulders these two Congresswomen clearly stands on: Rep. Barbara Jordan. As a teenager and young adult in the early to […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett JACKIE SHANE: UNSUNG TRANSGENDER PIONEER “Tell her that I’m happy. Tell her that I’m Gay.” Jackie Shane 1950s-60’s singer “Any Other Way” 1962 song The following article is a perfect example of why I began my weekly Chuck’ss Chat features 23 years ago. I realized I was not very learned when […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett FAMOUS CELEBRITIES WE’VE LOST IN 2018 January: 01 – Jon Paul Steur, actor – played Rozhenko in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” 04 – Ray Thomas, musician – a member of the rock group, “The Moody Blues.” 05 – Jerry Van Dyke, actor – the brother of famous actor Dick Van […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett NOW YOU WANT CIVILITY & UNITY? TRICK, PLEASE “I never give them hell. I tell the truth and they think it’s hell.” President Harry S. Truman Love, Peace, and Unity. For decades, members of my generation (Baby Boomers) entombed these and other similar words in our brains and hearts when we […]

Story by Chuck Tackett TYLER PERRY: THE AMERICAN DREAM EPITOMIZED “My biggest success is getting over the things that have tried to destroy and take me out of this world. Those are my biggest successes. It has nothing to do with work.” Tyler Perry Actor, filmmaker, comedian Recently filmmaker and actor Tyler Perry was on […]

October 17, 2018

Story by Chuck TackettTULIPS “Look at the flowers.” Carol from “The Walking Dead.” Those of you who are “The Walking Dead” fanatics such as myself, I’m sure you recognize this line from the show’s character Carol, and the reason behind why she uttered these words. For those of you who are either not familiar or […]

HAPPY 50TH!! NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD With the month of October upon us, people’s minds are filled with thoughts of Halloween parties and which costumes they are wearing at those parties or clubs they will be going to celebrate that night. For classic horror movie fanatics such as myself, October is a magical month […]

Story by Chuck TackettKANSAS VALUES: PEOPLE POWER OR CORPORATION POWER Back in early August, Democrats in Kansas’s 3rd District elected Sharice Davids in our Primary to run against Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder in the General election in November to take his place in Washington D.C. Almost immediately Rep. Yoder with the help of big money […]


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