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World-renowned celebrity DJ and former Naval officer Lee Farmer celebrated his 45th birthday at Chicago’s swank M Vie Chicago. Chicago celebrities came out to support the talented DJ and love interest of Gina Bee, who was excited to plan the surprise party. Socialites danced to live entertainment by Mo’Fitz band, spinning tunes by fellow DJ, Shaun…

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Lexus graced Chicago for its annual Verses and Flow event that was held at the Chicago Illuminating Co. The series, “Verses and Flow,” incorporates music and original spoken word artists, showcasing their talent on TV One. This year’s event featured musical talent, Ledisi; Chicago poet, Reggie Eldridge; and host Che Smith, known as Rhyme Fest.…

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Actor-irector Larenz Tate hosted a party at Lumen Chicago Nightclub (839 West Fulton Market) last night. View images of Tate celebrating with fans. The party was presented by premier event planner Sue Barakat. Photo credit: Shaun Michaels of Year 2139 Photography

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A new season is approaching, which gives you ample reason to shop, and what better time than the present? Doing your shopping early is necessary to getting your hands on the goods. Even if you want to hold off on getting majority of your shopping done, now is the time to get the essentials. Transitioning…

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The HBO weekly series “Game of Thrones” released a collaborative mixtape featuring Common, Big Boi, Wale and more. The mixtape featuring the sounds of hip-hop and Latin music aims to encourage new viewers from the African American and Latino market. Catch the Throne is scheduled to be released Friday, March 7.  If you are a lover…

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The Get Covered Illinois Road 2 Coverage statewide mobile tour kicked off Saturday, March 1 with a second event held in the Washington Heights neighborhood featuring a branded Get Covered Illinois recreational vehicle. The tour provides ways to reach uninsured residents and encourages health insurance enrollment during the final month of open enrollment. Sunday’s event…

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SIB’S Breakfast Club was founded in 2008 by Sibyl Holloway to encourage support of African American business and enterprise through both social and non-social networking. SIB’S Breakfast Club is named as such, as the events are held monthly on Saturday mornings at a featured business from 10:00am to 2:30pm. They have a strong and supportive following that understands that the primary…

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Lunch 1) Blackbird: Chef Paul Kahan’s West Loop restaurant was voted one of Chicago’s top five restaurants by Gourmet Magazine, not to mention it has a Michelin star. Dish We’re Most Excited About: Wood-grilled sturgeon with roasted leeks, potatoes, caviar 2) GT Fish & Oyster: This River North seafood mecca offers a nice escape from the harsh Chicago…

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Hours is an Elevated Lifestyle Boutique featuring unique apparel, accessories, and luggage for men, women, and children.  Curated by luxury brand PRSVR, the new shopping destination is located in the artistic Pilsen neighborhood near Chicago’s South Loop. After operating an appointment-only showroom for a year and gaining a long roster of celebrity clients, Brandon and…

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Chicago Grid and the Chicago Sun-Times celebrated the first season of the “Minority Report” video series. Entrepreneurs gathered to network on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Venue One over complimentary drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a chat with host Micaela Brown. The “Minority Report” is a regular video series that showcases the minority perspective on business and…

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Every Sunday comedian Kellye Howard brings you some of the nation’s hottest comics, including Adele Givens, Deon Cole, Vanessa Fraction, Hot Sauce, Rion Evans, Uptown and many more. Looking for some laughter on a Sunday? Make sure you check out this hilarious show; you never know who will pop in to crack a few jokes.…

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Aspirations of Life is a non for-profit organization that enhances the lives of at risk teens in our community by providing social services. Aspirations of Life believes in encouraging, empowering and educating youth for the future. Their programs are dedicated to uplifting them, increasing self-esteem, and providing lasting positive relationships. Aspirations of Life was founded…

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