Cigars and Chocolate event highlights voting and economic empowerment

The rain couldn’t stop an evening filled with elegant splendor on Chicago’s South Side. Rucker Cigar Lounge and Mikko’s Beauty Bar were venue hosts to the elegant affair dubbed, Cigars and Chocolate. This intimate gathering of 100 patrons was hosted by 20th Ward Committeeman Kevin Bailey and Lamman Rucker of OWN’s hit TV show “Greenleaf.” […]

12-year-old college grad gives away over 200 fully stocked book bags in Chicago

Black excellence was strong Monday in Chicago’s youth. Dorothy Jean Tillman II, affectionately known as “DJ,” is a child prodigy, tech and arts enthusiast, and community leader. Her friends and family call her “Dorothy Jeanius,” and her motto is leading by examples of excellence. She enjoys reading, painting and spending time with friends and family. In […]

Actor Lamman Rucker headlines PTSD awareness event in Chicago

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary or life-threatening event. According to, an estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD. Approximately five million Americans suffer from PTSD […]

Civil engineer Kevin Bailey gives back through volunteerism

February is Black History Month. All month long, we are showcasing Black excellence from both men and women. These are leaders who are diligently working every day to make our communities great. Meet Kevin Bailey, the true definition of a quintessential Renaissance man who prides himself on family values and community service. Hailing from the […]