People, Places, and Organizations to Watch in 2020

People, Places, and Organizations to Watch in 2020
The annual “People to Watch” list has expanded this year.  We have 20 individuals and 2 organizations each recognized for their talent, their connection to people, their innovation and their sheer will to achieve. From an organization giving an amazing opportunity to introduce women to the world of tech, to stories of people who have overcome... Read more »

Weed Cellars Blazes a New Trail as a Lifestyle Brand with its Wine

Weed Cellars Blazes a New Trail as a Lifestyle Brand with its Wine
Weed Cellars has not only created a new category within the alcohol industry, it’s found a way to tap into the evolution of the cannabis space without using cannabis. The wine and beer labels pay homage to the individual in all of us, but contain only alcohol. Behind Weed Cellars works an impressive team of creative... Read more »

In “Making Love Better Twogether: The Art of Intimacy" Love Has Everything to Do With It for Author Yanni Brown

In “Making Love Better Twogether: The Art of Intimacy" Love Has Everything to Do With It for Author Yanni Brown
  Full disclosure …Yanni Brown’s book was the first I had the honor of publishing through my company. I’m proud to announce that 9 years later she’s allowed me to publish her follow up as well as co produce her upcoming talk show. Yanni Brown is an author, blogger, relationship educator, expert, speaker, storyteller and a... Read more »
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Married 4 Life Walk Comes to Chicago

Married 4 Life Walk Comes to Chicago
Celebrity Couples Bring Unique Healing Event to Chicago… It’s a perfect time to Walk in Chicago.   In fact it is walk-a-thon season.  We know walks are great exercise and healing; studies show benefits include: increased heart and lung fitness, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, improved management of high blood pressure, and so much... Read more »

Locally Produced “Chicago at the Crossroad,” Scores Big Honor at Top Film Fest

Locally Produced  “Chicago at the Crossroad,”  Scores Big Honor at Top Film Fest
The 23rd Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has announced their distinctive 2019 lineup of narrative features, documentaries and short films in competition.  “Chicago at the Crossroad,” a film by Schodorf Media Creative, is one of only 5 documentaries set to screen at this prestigious festival, which is ranked 4th in the nation by USA... Read more »

People to Watch in 2019 - 15 Individuals Doing Great Things

People to Watch in 2019 - 15 Individuals Doing Great Things
“Watch – To look at or observe attentively, typically over a period of time…..” Each year I feature people making their mark  in Chicago as well as nationally and internationally.  This year I’m excited about the list as its overflowing with creative thinkers in business, fashion film and TV and just plain fun.  So check... Read more »
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Survivor Stories : Awakening Spiritually to Find My Value

Survivor Stories : Awakening Spiritually to Find My Value
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today my guest blogger is Carmen Perez a budding advocate from Austin, TX who is writing about her experience for the first time.    I was raised by my single mother along with... Read more »

Survivor Stories: "Finding Your Ruby's Worth"

Survivor Stories: "Finding Your Ruby's Worth"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today my guest blogger is Domestic Violence Survivor, Author & Empowerment Speaker  Jodine Basterash. She shares her story of over a decade of domestic abuse. I have been a rebellious teen, single mother, wife, divorcee... Read more »

Survivor Stories: "Reclaiming Health and Wellness After Abuse"

Survivor Stories: "Reclaiming Health and Wellness After Abuse"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today, Lashonda Crockett Founder and CEO of Pennie’s Tea shares her story of how her pain led her to unexpected success as a business owner.   I was newly divorced with young... Read more »
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Survivor Stories: "Freeing Myself"

Survivor Stories: "Freeing Myself"
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My blog will feature several guest contributors sharing  their domestic violence experiences and how they healed.  Today, author Jane McCullum writes about her harrowing experience and the fight within to move forward.   My name is Jane McCullum and I’m a survivor of domestic violence. My journey started... Read more »