Chi Anti Vi: Youth-Driven Initiative Acts on Solutions to Decrease Violence

“From Apathy To Action” is their tagline. Their movement is to approach community ills and violence with active solutions. The slice of hope buried in their pupils barely seep through the thick of fear and worry. And their hearts, their hearts fight to be positive and move beyond the violence and sorrow that plagues their Read More …

Love Cork Screw: Wine For The Whimsical

An Event Within A Bottle   “Give me coffee for the things I can change and wine for those that I can’t.” I lifted this from a social media posting a few weeks back and my goodness, it just resonates with life so well! With wine being a male-dominated industry but a female’s social and Read More …

Acts of Love introduces the “Family Literacy Academy” at Beidler Elementary School on Chicago’s West Side

[dropcap]”C[/dropcap]an I keep these books?” This turned out to be the most asked question during  William Hall’s visit to Memphis, TN. during the Acts of Love “Love Young People” book tour throughout the summer. More than just having access to books, the shock was being able to call these books their own, to have forever Read More …

Moses Hall: CEO of MoHall Loft

It is truly amazing when one can make a living off of their creative art. It is a sure sign that you’ve shaken hands, successfully, with art and business. The learning process and the challenges don’t end, however, as an artist you are overjoyed with the notion that you are profiting from something you love. Read More …

A Look At the Northern Civil Rights Movement and Reflection on its Leaders

In celebration of Black History Month, the Arthur M. Brazier Foundation has launched a video series, beginning with the Northern Civil Rights Movement, that reflects the fight for the desegregation of the public school system, the creation of fair housing laws, and to put an end to biased hiring practices. This video collection aims to Read More …

Soul Rebel: Frankie Parker Marks her Debut with “Breezy”

  The goal was a simple one: put journal entries to music. The part where music saves a soul or reveals to a group that they are not alone, well, that comes as a welcomed bonus. Chicago singer/songwriter, Frankie Parker’s art begins with storytelling. It is writing that has become her refuge, her therapy and Read More …

Chicago Artist Frankie Parker Album Release

  Raw. Real. Unadulterated. Chicagoan Frankie Parker delivers it all in the release of her anticipated debut album, “Breezy.” Fans of the soulful vocalist  and  songwriter have been stepping to her latest single, Peace, Love and Wine currently in rotation on Chicago’s 102.7 WVAZ. “Breezy”  is set to tell stories of the good, bad, and Read More …

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But more so the present fact that this person, this artist, is capable of producing such creativity is mind –blowing and often I find myself being a proud observer – proud Read More …

N’Visions: Detroit Entrepreneur Tia Shavonne Partners with Kidney Foundation & Launches ‘Relationship Collection’

Buy A Little, Give A Little: The Relationship Collection Launches Just in time for the Holidays! Detroit entrepreneur and Kidney Disease Advocate, Tia Shavonne launched the “Relationship Collection” nail polish line on November 30, 2013. Inclusive of 12 themed polishes and sassy lipsticks, the Relationship Collection is a fun way to subtly express your love Read More …