Kelly Fair, Founder of Polished Pebbles Mentors Our Future Leaders

[dropcap]Be Bold.[/dropcap] This two-word phrase is something that I learned early on in my professional career – and it applies differently to each individual. These words, acted upon respectfully, can lead to opportunities, relationships and life ventures that you may have only thought possible in your head. Bold embodies courage, strength and persistence. ‘Being’ is Read More …

B.I.G.G. HEARTS MAKE BIG THINGS HAPPEN

April 20th marked the first annual B.I.G.G. Hearted Foundation’s “Live B.I.G.G Gala” at the University of Chicago. The foundation, although born out of tragedy, truly is a shining example of what compassion and perseverance looks like. Named after the late DJ BIGG aka Buvern Francisco III, the foundation was created in order to provide financial Read More …

CAA Hosts “Taste For The Arts” Gala

By Lindsey Auten Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA) high school students are known for their artistic and scholarly excellence. Each year, their talents find a way beyond the classroom and into exceptional arts fields and careers. Tony-nominated actress Elisabeth Withers, from Broadway’s The Color Purple, is a former CAA student, as is Golden Globe-nominated Read More …

Money, Who Needs It? You Do If You’re Going To Write A Book

                            By Walter M. Perkins Writing a book, once the impossible dream for many, is now a reality for many more due to technology and the many available how-to books on getting it done. Now comes veteran journalist Walter M. Perkins, with Read More …

Governor Quinn Must Step In Chicago State University Affairs.

Havoc, confusion, chaos, power plays, conflict are words to describe the state of affairs at Chicago State University.  The drama played out Friday, March 1, in a special board meeting, when the board was scheduled to terminate Dr. Wayne Watson.   The public meeting opened to a crowd of students, community activists, professors, politicians and the Read More …