Category Archives: Empowerment

COMMON and Friends Plant Wealthy Seeds Into the Common Ground Foundation

On Saturday, March 23rd, COMMON, Grammy Award Winning Artist and Founder of the Common Ground Foundation, hosted the 3rd Annual Gala and Fundraiser presented by Coca-Cola at the Four Seasons in Chicago; an elegant event which raised funds for the organization and honored those who have climbed the ladder of success in their respected industry all the while, extending their hand to make a positive mark in the community.

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UNCF Empower Me Tour Makes Landfall in the ‘Windy City’

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”is the well-known motto, which The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) stresses, reminds us to go above and beyond in society by being educated and empowered to purse limitless possibilities. On Saturday, March 9, The UNCF Empower Me Tour Presented by Wells Fargo made Read the rest of this entry

AT&T and Case-Mate Partner with COMMON to Benefit Chicago Youth

The phrase “It takes teamwork to make the dream work” could summarize the launch event of AT&T and Case-Mate’s partnership with Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist and actor, COMMON; a man artistic in many creative platforms who used his artistic talent to design smartphone cases to support his nonprofit organization, The Common Ground Foundation.

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On Thursday, February 28, the AT&T flagship store at 600 N. Michigan Ave opened its doors to celebrate this partnership with the Chicago community. Read the rest of this entry

Trumpet Newsmagazine Honors a Leader Within the Community

An evening of “awes” were the outburst heard from the supporters who attended the occasion for the Trumpet Newsmagazine event which honored the living legend and Founding Board Member, Greg Hinton, an advocate for social justice, communities of color, and diversity at the Akainyah Gallery in Chicago on Friday, February 22.

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The Windy City Experiences “Going from NET to WORK”

Jasmine Romaine presents, “Adventures of All that Jazz” took place, Saturday, February 16, at the American InterContinental University Success Center in Chicago, Ill. A workshop tailored to coach professionals how to enhance their own adventure in “Going from NET to WORK”. Read the rest of this entry

Kicking Off Spring Trends with Neiman Marcus

With frigid temperatures layering Chicago, thoughts of spring blooms the spirits for many with the upcoming trends for the season. Read the rest of this entry

New Year Thoughts for 2013

Dear Friends,

It’s not all the time I have a chance to walk along the Chicago River during the winter Read the rest of this entry

Oh yes, it’s Ladies Night…

On November 15, a ‘Coast-to-Coast Ladies’ Night Out’ was celebrated with Butterfly Kiss,  Read the rest of this entry

A Leap of Faith

If you could see a clear path to your future, would you follow if everything were leading to success? I hope so. I know I would. Now, what if you couldn’t see where your next steps were going to take you. Would you still follow the path? It’s a question that can make you think the “What if?” “How would I?” “Where would I?” and the list could go on. Read the rest of this entry

Win Your Title

“All my life I had to fight,” is one of the most memorable quotes, Sophia, played by Oprah Winfrey states in the movie, Read the rest of this entry