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R Renowned artist Hebru Brantley recently celebrated the launch of his brand-new art show titled “Parade Day Rain” presented by Hennessy VS at the Chicago Cultural Center. Brantley, a Chicago native,  was joined a the event by his girlfriend, Angela Carrol, close friends, and a number of well-respected art collectors. Some of Chicago’s top movers…

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K. Michelle

Over the last couple of years, “The Breakfast Club” morning show, hosted by Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God, and DJ Envy on New York City’s Power 105 FM, has proved to be a go-to destination for entertainers to keep it absolutely 100 and speak their minds. Unfortunately for Yee, K. Michelle had a lot to get off her chest…

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It appears that Lamar Odom may be back on the sauce. The former NBA star, who is still on the road to recovery after months of medical treatment following a near-death episode, reportedly went out drinking with friends the night before going to Easter Sunday church services with the Kardashian clan. People Magazine spoke with…

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Landon Battles

In a word, up-and-coming Chicago-based rapper Landon Battles is versatile. His live-wire personality, insightful yet witty lyrics and overall creativity set him apart from the increasingly crowded Chicago rap scene, where at times it’s hard to tell one rapper from the next. Describing his sound as “trill conscious,” Landon not only wants to make a powerful impact in music, but in…

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LaMonica Moore-Madden is a brand monetization expert and the founder of the Monetize Your Brand business school. She specializes in teaching personal brands how to become profitable by helping to turn her clients’ knowledge, experience, and expertise into lucrative products, programs and services. Moore-Madden is also the founder of a nonprofit organization called B.L.A.Q. (Beautiful Leaders and Queens) that…

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Celebrate Your Curves

Popular Chicago based fashion stylist Danielle Seals, aka Dr. Dannie The Fashion Doctor, recently held her quarterly fashion review at her chic boutique Fashionable Addictions, which is located just outside of Chicago in Oak Park, Illinois. Titled Celebrate Your Curves, the fashion review event was put together with the plus size woman in mind to show that…

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Gwen Stefani

As the saying goes, third time is a charm for Gwen Stefani as she tops the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in her career as a solo artist with her latest album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. Led by her current Top 30 hit single, “Make Me Like You,” TIWTTFL tallied 84K…

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G Dep

Rap by nature is a boastful and competitive musical genre. No one blinks twice when rappers brag about how big, bad, and tough they are. Even bragging about the various ways in which they’ll kill someone hardly raises an eyebrow because it is generally assumed that the rapper is exaggerating for creativity and entertainment. But…

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Drake

  From all indications, the beef over ghostwriting allegations that erupted last summer between former friends Drake and Meek Mill remained on wax as a war of words and nothing more. Ironically enough, it was the unsuspecting man caught in the middle, Quentin Miller, who would catch a bad one. As you may remember, Miller…

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Thursday night, fans in Valparaiso, Indiana were left feeling disappointed after learning Chicago rapper Twista would not be making a scheduled performance at the venue Big Shots because he was detained and arrested while on the way to the show. “Disappointing..great show though..screw you Porter County!! #‎critical219‬ ‪#‎twista312‬ ‪#‎bigshotsvalpo‬,” one fan vented on the show’s event page. According…

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Love Notes

International recording artist and virtuoso violinist Lee England Jr. recently celebrated the launch of his Love Notes Music Organization initiative with a charitable gala at the newly renovated Genesee Theatre in his hometown of Waukegan, Illinois. The black-tie affair kicked off with red carpet photo ops and a private VIP reception. Once inside, attendees enjoyed the sounds of…

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Devin Washington

It was just supposed to be a normal Saturday afternoon for 18-year-old New Orleans native Devin Washington. He had an interview scheduled at a neighborhood Popeyes restaurant and he was hoping to make a good impression on the manager set to interview him. According to New Orleans Police, Devin got more than he bargained for…

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Alicia Bowens

Known as a “corpora-preneur,” Alicia Bowens is a woman of many talents. She is an IT professional by day, and a sought after speaker, author, coach, and radio host outside of her 9-to-5. The certified life coach is the founder of two businesses — BE IT LLC, an IT staffing and consulting company, and BE L.O.V.E. LLC ,  a…

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Elizabeth Harrison

More bad press for the Chicago Police Department. This time the CPD find themselves having to explain how and why they managed to send an 82-year-old great grandmother to the hospital after allegedly raiding her home by mistake. According to ABC 7 Chicago, the incident happened earlier this week when police were issued a warrant…

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