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’S “FAMILY LITERACY ACADEMY” TO LAUNCH ON THE WESTSIDE PROVIDING BREAKFAST, LITERACY AND FUN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Acts of Love kicks off its Family Literacy Academy with a series of events to support the launch of their first installation of the academy on Saturday, March 29th from 9am to Noon, at Jacob Beidler Elementary, located in the East Garfield Park Neighborhood at 3151 W. Walnut St. The “Family Literacy Academy” will provide Read More …

“The Best Birthday Present Ever!” Chicagoan wins $4 million Illinois Lottery Prize on her Birthday

“Winning the lottery was the best birthday present ever; I still can’t believe it!” Diane Jenkins told Illinois Lottery staff when she presented her winningFabulous Fortune instant ticket at the Prize Center in Chicago. The lucky Chicago resident won a top prize of $4 million on her birthday, March 4th. To celebrate her birthday, Jenkins 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 …

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 …

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 …

South Side High Schools Take on Urban Data to Improve City Living

Over the last couple of years curriculum and careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields have become a national priority. According to the Office of Science and Technology and Policy, STEM occupations will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations over the period from 2008-2018. A big part in the growth of Read More …

Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ – Beyond The Ring

“This life is a trial and you realize that what you do is going to be written down for judgment day.” – Muhammad Ali, 2001 Interview with O Magazine. He is one of the “prettiest” and prolific figures in the world. In the ring, Muhammad Ali out-witted and jabbed his way to champion on multiple Read More …

N’Spire: Comedian Kevin Hart Begins Philanthropic Journey

With so much negativity roaming the universe, it’s always great when we can drop gems of inspiration and positivity. And who can resist highlighting the selfless act of giving back? It was about more than just jokes when comedian/actor Kevin Hart donated $250,000 to the Philadelphia Public School System, his hometown, last week. Sadly, Philadelphia Read More …

Art Synergy: The Emerging of A New Visual Art Renaissance on Chicago’s Southside

                                  [dropcap]N[/dropcap]EVER had I seen art like this. Backdrops of lime green with “coolade” colored art did more than adorn the walls and present a new exhibit. This was something refreshing. The visuals were vibrant. The artwork shouted freedom, Read More …