Category Archives: Community News & Events

SSCUG Naming Contest…Girl Wins $50 Visa Gift Card!

The South Side Coalition on Urban Girls (SSCUG) are looking for girls between the ages 12-18 living on the South Side of Chicago for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card and be featured in a Resource Guide for Urban Girls. All they have to do is come up with a catchy name for it. The Resource Guide is for girls on the South Side of Chicago to assist them with finding things they may need like after-school programs, clinics, health information, fun activities, and any other things girls may need. Girls can send their name idea to by January 31, 2012. Winner will be announced in February.


Think Positive Magazine Sets To Re-Launch

This is exactly what we need, more positive media and journalism. So we are glad to know that ‎Think Positive Magazine (TPM) is launching January 1, 2012 with an online launch party including giveaways, free subscriptions, games and MORE! TPM’s states their mission is to eradicate false media images and destructive frames of mind by empowering, encouraging, and educating the urban community through quality journalism. The editorial content of Think Positive! Magazine provides readers with the necessary knowledge and resources to infect change from the inside out.

Aside from the content of Think Positive Magazine, the fact that it is headed up by four African-American men is even more impressive. It’s very inspiring and empowering to see Black men who are committed to more than the stereotypical desires of money, sex, and drugs often portrayed by the media.

We are also proud to announce that our very own LadyReeseSpeaks.Com will have an article featured in their re-launch subscription. So please support this positive movement.

Join Business Spotlight Networking At The Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Conference

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is in Chicago this year!! Get $100 off of $495 early registration by putting in Business Spotlight Networking discount code STRBSN1. Make your presence known early. Registrants will get free entry into all BSN events leading up to the conference. Click here to visit the site.

Business Spotlight Networking (BSN) is a networking event founded in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the event is to provide business owners with a platform to present their product or service to an audience of their peers in order to create future network opportunities. Business Spotlight Networking has become the only networking event in Chicago that uses a talk show format. Their mission is to use their unique networking format to foster healthy new business relations by providing increased exposure through being a featured business of the event.

There are gearing up to feature some great new businesses in 2012. Visit their website, facebook, or twitter to network and stay connected to receive more great offers and networking opportunities.

Slumber Party Spa Weekend w/The Elect Ladies

Join us to find out….

The Elect Ladies Are Back!!! And We Are Ready To Get Started With A Re-launch Conference & Girlfriends Spa Weekend to the Indian Lakes Resort!

Have you been asking God to send you a new group of positive women to hang around? Are you tired of hanging around the same people doing the same thing and going the same places? Well here is your chance to get with some women who love to share, connect, and empower each other to be the BEST! We are going to live it up, laugh,& love on one another! There will be workshops, guest presenters,& other fun activities for all to enjoy!Join Us For A Weekend of Shopping, Sharing, and Connecting! (Complete Itinerary will be sent to attendees)

March 3-4, 2011

$200 p/person double occupancy

• Overnight accommodations for up to 4 guests
• Choice of 50 minute Swedish massage or Balancing Facial at Spa Vargas (one per person)
• Complimentary breakfast buffet at Masters Clubhouse (per person)
• 10% off at Shiraz on the Water, Masters Clubhouse, or Room Service

$25 due by January 1, 2012 (secure your spot deposit)
$50 due by January 15, 2012
$50 due by January 31, 2012
$ 50 due by February 15, 2012
$25 due February 28, 2012 (Final Payment)

Click this link to make a payment

More detailed info forthcoming. Send questions to