Mark J.P. Hood

Mark J.P. Hood

Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, Hood has worked tirelessly to create his own unique sound in music. With influences..
Southern Girl

Southern Girl

A few days ago, I embarked on a trip to Atlanta, GA. While the trip was predominantly business I was..
LOVE

LOVE

Love is forever reaching, seeking the one who is willing to receive it.  In the deepest part of everyone on..
FEARLESS

FEARLESS

What is Fear? We have grown up in a world where we are taught to be many things…One of these..
Don’t Wait…

Don’t Wait…

Don’t Wait…. To Start… To Stop… To Listen… To Go… Don’t Wait… To Start loving yourself To Start living healthy..
…so, let’s eat!

…so, let’s eat!

Robert Kerr founded the Fritto Misto Italian Neighborhood Cafes (Santa Monica and Hermosa Beach), on the principles that everyone needs..
Infuse w/a Twist!!

Infuse w/a Twist!!

Lifestyle changes are always the best because we get to see our hard work over time and get to glory..
Highball Affair

Highball Affair

Growing up, Christmas was hosted by the grandparents with lots of imbibing. Every corner of every room in the house..
Is that Salmon!

Is that Salmon!

Let me show you how to build the perfect salmon sandwich which is a great light alternative to all the..
Be Grateful

Be Grateful

You’ve heard it before……Our parents said it, our elders said it, they said it in church, schools etc… Be grateful....
That Nikka’s Crazy

That Nikka’s Crazy

Many may not find the title of this piece particularly shocking or offensive. That particular phrase has been normalized and..
…so, let’s eat!

…so, let’s eat!

A Classic Restaurant Geoffrey’s in Malibu opened its doors in 1948, and immediately established itself as the ultimate destination, hosting..
…so, let’s eat!

…so, let’s eat!

1922 – Alejandro Borquez pushes back from the dinner table and says to his beautiful young bride, Rosa,”You are such..
Press On!

Press On!

The moment you consider pushing the launch of something back because the load of everything else is so heavy then..
Calling All Writers!

Calling All Writers!

 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share..
Playerre

Playerre

In honor of August being Black Business Month, we want to recognize Pinnacle Entertainment Productions, which was started in Chicago..
For The Grown and Sexy

For The Grown and Sexy

Write Drunk… Edit Sober.. Earnest Hemingway It has usually been my experience that a single cocktail consumed daily, anytime of..
It….is Enough..

It….is Enough..

Is there enough for everyone? Do we have to have everything? What is enough? What is everything? When did enough..
Embrace Your Black Beauty

Embrace Your Black Beauty

Natural Hair Care Professionals have been servicing the natural hair care industry for many years. Within the past 20 years,..
Amanya Amariel

Amanya Amariel

This singer, actress, model, and entertainer was born and raised on the west side of Chicago and attended Lincoln Park..
CHRIS JASPER

CHRIS JASPER

If you are familiar with The Isley Brothers, then you know Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Jasper...
Natural Flat Twist

Natural Flat Twist

How to create a natural flat twist hairstyle for an elegant look. Prepare Shampoo and condition the hair first with..
Man Up

Man Up

From Ralph Lauren, Prada, to Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci…these are all brands that are synonymous with making fashionable bags,..
2014-15 NBA FINALS PREVIEW

2014-15 NBA FINALS PREVIEW

WELL, WELL, WELL!!!!  “IT’S GAMETIME!” just like the old Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls’ pregame chants!!!  Gone are the days from..
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:  Lil Zeko

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Lil Zeko

Born and raised in Chicago, Lil Zeko has had some different setbacks here and there between school and trouble. However,..
Family Extension

Family Extension

Family extension is the story of a braider, a pioneer, an entrepreneur, a creator, an innovator and family business… As..
Profile:  Kenya Henry

Profile: Kenya Henry

KENYA HENRY, a “vocal powerhouse” described by many, is a songstress with a beautiful and humble spirit.  Kenya grew up..
…so, let’s eat!

…so, let’s eat!

The Pacific Dining Car Restaurant, with locations in both downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica, is one of the oldest..
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