Category: Social Awareness

A Little Tip For Guys: Chocolate Works Early and Often

A Little Tip For Guys: Chocolate Works Early and Often
I’ll probably never publicly be accused of being a romantic. But I see myself as a supporter of  “non romantic” guys struggling this Valentine’s season trying to be romantic.  So I’m here to provide one small tip that can take them through the next 16 days.  Give chocolate,  early and often.  Like giving a baby... Read more »

11 Chicagoans To Watch In 2013

For the past few years I’ve provided lists of individuals I think are poised for a breakout year. And 2013’s list is set to soar. 11 people with diverse backgrounds, making their marks in  business, fashion, education, and social awareness.   A number of them I have previously worked with and consider good friends, some I’ve... Read more »

This Friday: "Pour" Features Tastings, Toy Drive For Children In Need

This Friday: "Pour" Features Tastings, Toy Drive For Children In Need
I got the idea to name an event “Pour” for a few reasons.   I love to attend tastings, and I love the idea of combining what I love to actually bring awareness to a number of causes. Originally named “Wine For A Cause” two years ago we held a drive for wish list items for... Read more »
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Tonight's "Cool Nights, Hot Jazz" Fundraiser Supports Important Social Service Non Profit.

Tonight's "Cool Nights, Hot Jazz"  Fundraiser Supports Important Social Service Non Profit.
Tonight at Close Up 2  (416 South Clark)  I get to host “Cool Nights, Hot Jazz” A Fundraiser for South Central Community Services.  I like to call it a celebration for Democrats and a Soul Soothing Evening for Republicans. An evening of unity if you will.. In all seriousness the event will featue  drinks, food,... Read more »

Fundraiser Tonight Honors Memory of Couple's Daughter

K.L.E.O. (formerly The Kleo Barrett Angel Foundation for Victims of Domestic Violence) was founded in 2007 after Kleo Yolaughn Barrett , the youngest daughter of Pastor and Mrs. T.L. Barrett, Jr., was killed by an ex-boyfriend.  She was just 27. In honor of her daughter’s memory, Mrs. Barrett founded the organization to help eradicate domestic... Read more »

"Voices of Victory" And My Education About Domestic Violence

"Voices of Victory" And My Education About Domestic Violence
Years ago, when I started to host fundraisers for different charities I  honestly had no idea the impact of  domestic violence and how it  would dramatically affect what I was doing.  While I tried to familiarize myself with each charity I raise funds for . I think I was naive to think I could come... Read more »
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Your Start Does Not Determine Your Finish: The Story Of Bernada Nicole Baker

Your Start Does Not Determine Your Finish: The Story Of Bernada Nicole Baker
It’s great to be able to know and partner with outstanding individuals doing great things. But I derive the most satisfaction sharing the stories of outstanding people and their contributions  to the community with a new audience.   Like the story of Bernada Nicole Baker. It was (incorrectly) predicted that her future was limited to becoming... Read more »

Olympian Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas Inspire Chicago Area Girls to “Glow”

Olympian Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas Inspire Chicago Area Girls to “Glow”
iGlow Mentoring presents “Pink Pearls & Pretty Dresses: Girls Empowerment Brunch” featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas. The star-studded event is Sunday October 14, 2012 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The brunch serves as a fundraiser for iGlow’s “Girls Empowerment Retreat”, being held November 10-12, 2012 at... Read more »

Former NFL Linebacker Hosts "VIPs Supporting Sickle Cell" In Honor of Mother

Former NFL Linebacker Hosts "VIPs Supporting Sickle Cell" In Honor of Mother
Robert L. Mackey, former NFL linebacker, Founder of the Lydia W. Smith Foundation and J. Zemar Premium Brand, will be hosting an unforgettable night to raise awareness for Sickle-Cell Anemia benefiting SCDAI-Sickle Cell Disease Assoc. of Illinois. The Lydia W. Smith Foundation is named in honor of Robert Mackey’s mother, who has been living with the... Read more »
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This Weekend, M.C. Lyte Brings Her “Unstoppable” Spirit To Chicago

This Weekend, M.C. Lyte Brings Her “Unstoppable” Spirit To Chicago
True confession: I’ve been a fan of MC Lyte since I first heard the Lyte as A Rock album on a visit home to Memphis from college. Her lyrical creativity, in my opinion, makes her one of the best MCs in the history of the genre. I was such a huge fan in the early 90s,... Read more »