Defense rests in Zimmerman trial; Zimmerman doesn’t take the stand – U.S. News

My hope is that many of us have been following the Trayvon Martin case. It is not about race. It is about justice and the fact that a 17-year-old young man was murdered. Regardless of who was on top of whom, who was fighting in self-defense; In my eyes, all could have been prevented had Read More …

POLISHED PEBBLES FUNDRAISER HIGHLIGHTS GREAT WORKS OF WOMEN AND BUSINESSES THAT MAKE CHICAGO A BRIGHTER PLACE FOR YOUTH

                      On June 20th, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring program “partied with a purpose” at the organization’s annual fundraiser at The Wild Hare. Established to provide girls (7 -17 yrs. old) with the opportunity of learning the vital life skill of effective communication, the Polished Pebbles Read More …

The Night Shaken And Stirred At Shedd Aquarium’s Stingray Affair

Much to my chagrin, it had been at least 20 years since my last visit to the Shedd Aquarium, but fond childhood experiences met and merged with adult pleasures at the Shedd’s top-notch annual gala on June 8. The well run, tony “Be Like Bond: The Stingray Affair,” featured multiple facets in changing quarters of Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance: DREAM

  The Wonder Woman dreams have a way of tossing and turning themselves around and the times make requirements that we dream real dreams for example i wanted to be a sweet inspiration in my dreams of my people but the time require that i give myself willingly and become a wonder woman -Nikki Giovanni Read More …

Talented Team of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Selected to Design and Build UCAN’s CITY Campus in North Lawndale

Experienced Firms to Manage $32.9 Million Project That Features New Therapeutic Youth Home and Program Center/Headquarters Building     Consistent with its history of serving a predominately minority youth clientele and employing a diverse workforce, the social service organization UCAN has selected a talented team of minority- and women-owned businesses to design and build the Read More …

Give Her Flowers, The Right Way

Love is in the air and florists are busy filling Valentine’s Day orders, but many consumers have learned the hard way that everything doesn’t always come up roses. In 2012, florists were among the most complained about service categories on Angie’s List.  Most complaints stemmed from the quality of the flowers as well as issues with Read More …