N’Style with Handbag Designer DeOndra Jereé

She’s 21 and absolutely fearless when it comes to dictating her dream. Louisiana-bred and now New York based designer, Deondra Morris, debuted her handbag line, the DeOndra Jereé Collection, earlier this month –October 4th – and is currently living her dream. The Deondra Jereé fall/winter 2013 Collection is a luxury handbag line ranging from $128.00 Read More …

Jay-Z on Barneys Controversy: “I Move and Speak on Facts, Not Emotion”

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he’s being unfairly “demonized” for just waiting to hear all of the facts. The rap mogul made his first statement Read More …

Arts Incubator: Off the Record Pt. 2: booker t. soultreyne rekkid release

Performers: avery r. young, Leroy Bach, and Coolout Chris Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young’s 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid” is a collection of songs that speak to relations in race, gender, Read More …

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier – The Activist

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier was committed to his call as a minister and a pastor; however, he recognized early in his life a need for being actively involved in the civic life of Chicago, and particularly in the community in which his church resided, Woodlawn. He began his community work with the Industrial Areas Foundation Read More …

The Preachers of L.A.: Message or Personal Agenda?

This Reality TV get-attention quick gimmick is running a strong course. As exhausting as it may be, there’s still a draw egging people to be all in-tune with the lives of celebrities and public figures. The business has proven to be profitable, however, integrity gets a kick in the arse, immediately. Everyone wants a piece Read More …

Young Professionals’ Networking and Fundraising Mixer at BlackFinn Ameripub

Join Stand for a Cause as they partner with BlackFinn Ameripub, River North’s newest spot, for their October Young Professionals Mixer on October 24th from 6 to 9pm. Opened in September 2013 and located at the epicenter of Chicago’s River North, Blackfinn is a lively restaurant and bar perfect for the socially savvy professional. Mix Read More …

It’s Here! Diddy Launches ‘Revolt’ TV with Time Warner Cable

Revolt TV has arrived, and its first stop was the home of one of hip hop’s most influential artists. Sean Combs threw on his classic Puff Daddy moniker one more time to launch the music cable network last night. Staying true to the cabler’s promise of live programming, Combs offered live inspirational words to those Read More …

Janelle Monae: The ‘Electric Lady’ Glides Through The Chi

Flashing a contagious smile and her signature black and white, singer/songwriter Janelle Monae made a stop in Chicago as part of the “Electric Lady” tour. No stranger to the Chi, she was here promoting her album a few months back and invited guests to a private listening session and buggied down the soul train line Read More …

Oprah Winfrey Speaks More on “The Butler”

Iconic talk show queen and American media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, 59, has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time, the world’s only black billionaire. She is still considered by some to be the most influential woman in the world. Born into Read More …