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“My education was the foundation for my success and advancement. I have degrees from UC-Berkeley in business administration and human resources management. I’ve always taken on new challenges enthusiastically, and that’s helped me become fearless.”

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A woman was stabbed to death on a train on the South Side of Chicago. Police First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante said the stabbing occurred at about 12:35 p.m. at the 47th Street Red Line stop. She was pronounced dead on the scene. There is speculation that the attack was “domestic in nature” according to Deputy Escalante…

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A woman’s body was discovered stuffed in a suitcase on the South Side of Chicago this past Sunday. It has been reported that a group of teenagers stumbled across the suitcase and when it was opened they saw a Black woman inside with no clothing on. The Roseland community is currently on notice and awaiting…

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Tracie Collins is a writer, producer, and director who’s climbing the ladder in her career but isn’t being noticed for the accolades as mainstream tends to overlook talented, self-starting, African American women creators. ​ Collins is well-known for her four full-production stage plays; The V Monologues, Knocking at Love’s Door, Girlfriend Chronicles, Cold Piece of Werk,…

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Empowerment comes in many forms. Self-empowerment provides the confidence and resilience needed to  overcome obstacles that may seem insurmountable. This type of empowerment is necessary as fuel for difficult situations. Many times we find this strength within ourselves, or we may need a boost from the experience of others. Yorli Huff is an empowerment specialist and…

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Congratulations are in order for Philly soulstress Jill Scott. The “Back Together” singer’s latest album, Woman, will debut at number one on the August 15th Billboard Top 200 chart. This marks Scott’s second consecutive album to enter the charts in the top spot as her previous album, 2011’s The Light of the Sun, bowed at number…

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“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” star Ray J has pleaded no contest in court after being charged with 10 misdemeanor crimes, including a battery charge, four counts of resisting arrest, three counts of assault and battery and two counts of vandalism. On Aug. 28, Judge Edward Moreton sentenced Norwood to three years probation and 50…

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