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  • Little Black Pearl Celebrates 25 Years of Community Service with ‘PearlFest’

    The Little Black Pearl resides in the Kenwood neighborhood in Chicago and for the past 25 years they’ve been thriving with a nonprofit program that serves the youth, adults and families. This year they’ll be celebrating with a free festival on the lake front for the entire family to enjoy food, fun and live music from musicians such as:  Avery Sunshine, Lizz Wright, Robert Glasper,  Nona Hendryx, and Terri Lyne Carrington. Jazz Singer-Lizz Wright phoned-in to talk about the efforts […]

  • A.C. Green: Giving the Gift of Empowerment

    Chicago Radio Host Alan ‘A.C.’ Green has been empowering people in the community tremendously for the past decade on his radio show, The A.C. Green Show. Composing music is one of his many skills.  In fact, he created the “Yes We Can” jingle for the Obama campaign in 2004.  That campaign slogan still influences his approach when it comes to helping others. In this episode you’ll learn how A.C. walked into his purpose and how he empowers people while extending […]

  • Spark Clubs Chicago| Creating a High-End Experience with Cannibis Friendly Vacation Rentals

    Cannibis patients were restricted from medicating while visiting a hotel. Local businesswoman Holly Dupart (a licensed medical cannabis patient) saw a need and took action with the  Spark Clubs in Chicago.  A health and wellness retreat in vacation rentals that accommodates patients and Cannaseurs . In this episode Holly will give you a 101 on CBD and THC.  Also, you will learn all about the highly-recommended Spark Club rentals, events and the experiences. http://serve.castfire.com/medias/s16/ntw/579/420/4200276-org.mp3

  • Chicago Songwriter and Gladys Knight Protege: ‘Avehre’ Makes His “Way Up” as an R&B Singer

    Brandon “Avehre’ Avery is showing us that when opportunities knock, you must be prepared to open.  He recently made a pit-stop at the WGN Skyline Studios while promoting the ‘Way Up Tour‘. He explained that for years he had been a songwriter and never imagined being in the spotlight singing.  That was until Gladys Knight was in search for a back-up singer. “Don’t ever sleep on yourself” -Avehre He prepared himself to audition, got the job and earned his title […]

  • Actor Yohance Myles Talks About New Role on ‘Ambitions’ on OWN Network

    The first season of ‘Ambitions‘ on OWN Network has been heating up households and social media since its premiere June 18th.  What more could you expect when there’s a hot and seasoned cast line-up? This drama series explores the deceitful lifestyles of prominent blacks and power couples (now that’s a story line you don’t see too often).  Even though everyone is connected in some type of way, there are a lot of twists and turns.  This show is not predictable! […]

  • Bantu Festival 2019 Brings Cultures Together for 5th Year

    The Bantu Fest is one of the biggest festivals in Chicago.  Each year the attendance consistently grows with festival goers from near and far. “We bring a blend of different cultures and vibes from different countries.” – Bantu Fest Founder, Silvain Songo Over 30 countries are being showcased with a variety of food, art and entertainment. This years headliner is R&B Singer Syleena Johnson. The festival will take place at the Midway Plaisance in Hyde Park, Saturday, July 27th and […]

  • Episode 74: The Man. The Music.

    For decades Kevin Ross (owner & CEO of The Twoguard Group) has been marketing, managing and promoting artists in the music industry.  His keen sense for music and knowledge of the industry is what makes him a powerhouse. This episode will explore Kevin’s journey into the music industry and we’ll get his viewpoint about the state of black music today. Click here to listen: http://serve.castfire.com/medias/s16/ntw/579/418/4186792-org.mp3

  • Experience the Culture of Indonesia at the 4th Annual Remarkable Indonesia Fair

    For many, experiencing another culture can include visiting a museum, national monuments or archeological ruins.  Many times we fail to notice what’s surrounding us everyday.  Whether it’s food, clothing or entertainment.  Culture is everywhere! At the 4th Annual Remarkable Indonesia Fair, you will get to experience their culture with food demo’s, traditional performances,  a fashion show done by Indonesian designers and an Indonesian film screening.  This year, RIF theme is to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Indonesia – USA Diplomatic Relations […]

  • The Annual Chosen Few Picnic Continues to Showcase Culture and Unity for the 29th Year

    What is known as a huge family reunion that takes place every year on Chicago’s South Side, The Chosen Few Picnic and House Music Festival continues to grow with family and fans that yearns for the feeling that house music has engraved in them for over 3 decades. Chosen Few started out with five local DJ’s trying to supply the demand of DJ’s across the city.  They continue to sell out shows every summer expecting more than 40,000 house music […]

  • Episode 71: Just in time for summer

      It’s officially SUMMERTIME!  If you’re finding it hard to find things to do then this episode should help. Published author D.A. Rhodes shares details about her (2) books,  Rhodes Literacy Group and upcoming Author’s Brunch, Saturday, June 29th and Sunday June 30th.   Click here for details. It’s never too late to get in shape!  Fitness trainer Stacy Hubert explains why “health is your wealth.”  She’s hosting Trifecta on the Beach on the South Side of Chicago every last Saturday […]

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