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 … Life is Beauty’s Canvas

[dropcap]Blazed[/dropcap] Bullets. Generated Chaos. What this could be. Herein lies detriments; past times of catastrophe. Controversy stirs awakening ill-feelings, awakening loss, awakening further wants. Hearts buried in grief – eyes drowned in rain – pouring hurricanes. Survival? Still working to figure that out. An exploratory movement. Stillness exist in memorabilia – smiles lingering in our Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be A CEO

Every action begins with a vision. Desires begin with an introduction to dream and inquire all possibilities. Dreams turn into motivation for achievement. Children are enlightened with dreams. They are all about action, doing, going, seeing, touching, and experiencing. Their minds take in everything around them and yes, they soak these things up like sponges. Read More …

Boney James – The Beat Goes On

I recently spoke with three-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James (born James Oppenheim) as he embarks on his third decade in the world of R&B infused contemporary urban jazz. His new exciting album “The Beat” was released on April 9, 2013 and already has spent 5 straight weeks at #1 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Read More …

Link Unlimited Proves Mentorship is Essential

[dropcap]“I am going to fail.” [/dropcap] I can remember those words ruminating through my head as I hesitantly flipped through the thick ACT packet, or as I liked to call it, 347 pages of pure terror that would determine the fate of my educational well being. By my junior year of highschool, I likened myself Read More …

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 …

Senator Kirk Meet Congressman Rush

United States Senator Mark Kirk with Senator Dick Durbin by his side recently called for the US attorney nominee Zachary Fardon, to lock up gang members from the Gangster Disciples.  He said, at the Union League Club, he would allocate  $30 million of federal funds for this effort.  It amounts to a bounty on the Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance … We Are Art!

  God’s creations; so we are art in human form. We have talents to offer the world. Skills that can build and drive business. Strengths that can bear children and raise them.  Chances to to make choices. Right Wrongs. We are given life; a privilege, yet too many are taken advantage of this gift. Too Read More …