Posts in category "Events"

Sip, Chat & Chew with Art "Chat Daddy" Sims: A new South Side brunch experience

Where can you go for a really good brunch on the SOUTH SIDE? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. If you were hard pressed for an answer like me or want to try something different from the hidden gems you know of, here’s something you can get excited about. Throughout the month of February, Art “Chat Daddy”... Read more »

The Bride Didn't Toss Her Bouquet and I Loved It

I haven’t been to many weddings in my life, but anytime I’m invited to one I get excited because I (1) love celebrating other people’s happy occassions (2) LIVE for a great reception, particularly the free food and (3) get to put on a dress and be all dressed up with some place to go. On Saturday,... Read more »

Back to School Shopping Giveaway: Introducing the "Auntie Ella Scholarship" 2013

Back to School Shopping Giveaway: Introducing the "Auntie Ella Scholarship" 2013
I love back to school season. As a grown woman, I still love buying up fresh spiral notebooks, gel pens and crayons. For myself, not kids. I remember the excitement of the night before the first day of school and the anticipation of rocking a new ‘fit, which of course, was laid out perfectly all... Read more »
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Headwraps turn heads in Chicago: More than a fashion trend

Organizer, Sandria M. Washington
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, nearly two dozen Chicago residents—including four small children—were shot in Millenium Park. The lone shooter, an African-American woman in her 30s, also shot herself.  Eyewitnesses in the park that afternoon were too overwhelmed with shock to provide immediate comment on the brazen shooting; a scene of this magnitude had never... Read more »

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets
“The Secret” is real, ya’ll. Put your requests into the Universe with lots of belief and watch them manifest! The last few weeks, I’ve been telling people how I am super overdue for a really good concert. The concert gods heard the meditations of my heart and lined up the most EPIC show imaginable:  PRINCE! I’ve... Read more »

Getting Sexy with Rashida KhanBey and ERUPTIONS Dance

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I am laying. Flat on my back. In a darkened room, with the faintest bit of light tracing my body. My hips raise and lower counter-clockwise. Smooth, slow pelvic circles, keeping time with the haunting melody of Lil Wayne’s “She Will.” Indeed, I will. And I did. I am sexy. Free. Focused. It’s like me, dancing at... Read more »
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Hasana, Inc. Launch Party to Benefit the Aparecio Foundation

Hasana, Inc. Launch Party to Benefit the Aparecio Foundation
There’s no better way to party than to party with a purpose. On December 14, 2011, the Aparecio Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit utilizing mentoring programs to promote the personal and professional development of low-income, high-potential young women in Chicago high schools,  celebrates the launch of its embedded marketing arm, Hasana, Inc, with simultaneous events in Chicago and New... Read more »