New Book Delves into Personal Journeys through manhood. And the Lessons Learned

New Book Delves into Personal Journeys through manhood. And the Lessons Learned
People are always going on about what it means to be a “man”. How strong a man should be. How well of a provider he should be. How men don’t cry. Being a man can also mean you’re constantly instructed about what to do and feel. You have to be a “man” in all situations.... Read more »

Talk Show Provides Raw, Open, Honest Platform for Men

Talk Show Provides Raw, Open, Honest Platform for Men
Full Disclosure, I am cast member and producer for the show I’m writing about in this blog “Live from the Cave” What started as a way to keep connected in the early days of COVID 19 has now turned into almost 100 shows that range from hilariously funny to extremely serious.  5 guys who basically... Read more »

Emmy Award-winning TV Host and Journalist Tamron Hall Thrills With her Debut Novel "As The Wicked Watch"

Emmy Award-winning TV Host and Journalist Tamron Hall Thrills With her Debut Novel "As The Wicked Watch"
Tamron Hall teams with co-author and veteran journalist T. Shawn Taylor to bring their years of experience covering police and crime to “As the Wicked Watch,” the first Jordan Manning novel. It is a story that’s both thrilling and socially relevant, ripped from today’s headlines. When we meet Jordan Manning, a Texas native, she is working the crime... Read more »
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How To Find the Right Digital Community To Bolster Your Business

Written by guest blogger Pierre DeBois Finding a community to connect with people can seem a challenge. Doing it digitally, despite the practice of working and communicate remote that has been adopted during the pandemic, can seem especially challenging. What you actually are attempting to do is to find a group in which networking is... Read more »

The "People 2 Watch" List For 2021

The "People 2 Watch" List For 2021
All good things….you know the saying.  After 10+ years of  featuring individuals locally and nationally we have come to the last People 2 Watch List.  I’ll still be writing about people doing great things but the lists will be “retired”.  The 2021 “People to Watch” list has an amazing group of entrepreneurs, creatives and businesspeople. ... Read more »

Second City + PREACH! Team up for Virtual Improv Premiering 2/4

Second City + PREACH! Team up for Virtual Improv Premiering 2/4
PREACH! & The Second City Present Black and White News: The Plan, an LOL-a-minute, three-part virtual sketch and improv series that parodies TV news shows concerned with seeing everything through a black or white lens. The show will feature improv games, audience interaction, and special guest debaters from Black and White America. Each show will... Read more »
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Quarantine Creativity - The "King Maker" - Reese LaFrances

Quarantine Creativity - The "King Maker" - Reese LaFrances
My series on entrepreneurs finding and launching creative businesses/products during the pandemic today features Reese LaFrances and her business The King Maker Concierge.  Here’s her story in her own words. THE KING MAKER: Reese LaFrances Actually a year ago I knew I was ready to pivot. The majority of my career has been in the... Read more »

Newsstand Owner Receives Good News After Drunk Driver Hit Stand ... While She Was Inside

Newsstand Owner Receives Good News After Drunk Driver Hit Stand ... While She Was Inside
Some good news among a sea of tragedy…A story about the good people that do still exist in this world. A drunk driver crashed into one of Chicago’s last independent newsstands (58th and Indiana) a few days ago; completely demolishing it while the owner was inside. After a short stay in the hospital, today the owner is... Read more »

Quarantine Creativity - Author Debuts Cartoon Based on Popular Book Series

Quarantine Creativity - Author Debuts Cartoon Based on Popular Book Series
My Series on COVID Creativity, highlighting individuals who have excelled during the pandemic. Today we feature author/producer/entrepreneur  Myrtis Randolph. This past May, Myrtis Randolph received a grant to produce her children’s book series Yoyo Don’t Play That!  as a live action cartoon.  Not wasting any time, Myrtis went to work securing a company for production and this weekend the Yoyo Don’t Play... Read more »
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"Quarantine Creativity" Finding Success During the Pandemic - Ken Clay of Trackit

"Quarantine Creativity" Finding Success During the Pandemic - Ken Clay of Trackit
My continuing series on people making moves during COVID – Today we feature Ken Clay CEO of Trackit who developed a solution to optimize the contactless check in process.   An entrepreneur at heart, Ken Clay has made a career out of actualizing his passions and visions. With an extensive professional network that ranges from executives... Read more »