Monday, December 27, 2010

Still working

When you're in business, you lose track of holidays. What's that? Of course, Christmas is a biggie. Use the down time to catch up on projects, plan ahead and to de stress.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Breaks are needed

Just got back from Mexico. So important to have breaks...even though I brought the laptop. But, it's better to be on the beach than behind a desk working like a Trojan.

But take the lap top to keep the e-mails under control.

Monday, November 29, 2010

PR for Founders' Day

First meeting with team charged with handling PR for Founders' Day in Little Rock for AKA. I'm busy making contacts, working the list and pinning down the possibilities.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chat Daddy's party

Always support those who support you.  Chat Daddy has come to every party of mine and I was honored to drive to the North side, endure the parking drama and all that goes with getting out, in order to be there for his birthday.  I also supported his call to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, since he's recovered from Leukemia.  Plus, Dad suffers from Lymphoma and the cause is close to my heart.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Chicago's Minority Business

Put issue to bed of Chicago's Minority Business, the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council's newspaper.  Thanks to Cynthia Jordan for her deft management of the project by keeping on deadline and on point.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New week

Always great to get off to a great start for the week. It is not quite 10AM and I've proofed two publications. Lovin' it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

RIO Directory

Working on the Directory for the new team of Region Information Officers for Alpha Kappa Alpha. So exhilarating to see a concept go from an idea to a publication. The ultimate high.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chicago's Minority Business Newspaper

Despite the PR, the promotions and the special events, my foundational love is writing and editing. That's why I continue to enjoy editing and editorially coordinating Chicago's Minority Business newspaper.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Breaks are good

When attending a conference in a new city, make time to see the sights...break away from the action.  You'll return refreshed and ready to ready to be re-engaged.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Had a great time at the SHOWCASE. The entertainment was fun, the crowd was huge and the atmosphere was electric. I even engaged in "People Watching" as I gawked at the guys in the pink leather zoot suits and the women in their leopard ensembles with all their ASSets showing. But it was fun and the talent was superb.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Helping to promote the SHOWCASE of young stars at Mr. G's on 87th and Ashland today. A rare opportunity to see these emerging artists before they become superstars.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Been very involved fielding calls surrounding Alpha Kappa Alpha. In full crisis mode.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chicago's Minority Business

Starting the next issue of Chicago's Minority Business, trade publication of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Been doing this for over 23 years and it combined my best talents: writing and editing. If you have submissions, send them here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Chicago MSDC Newspaper

I'm writing/editing providing editorial coordination for the next issue of Chicago's Minority Business, a trade publication of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Corporation. Been doing this since nearly the start. This one will be on the next Chicago Business Opportunity Fair. Got news that is fitting for the issue? Contact me.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Money Smart Week

Went to a Money Smart Week event in Gary, Indiana. It had spotty attendance but I got some great ideas from the event because they had free lunch, raffles after each workshop that kept folks there until the end. It looked lively and had great speakers. With a few adjustments, this can be a success!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

CD Release Party - Seven Phenomenal Talents Featured

Music lovers have a rare opportunity to savor the unique talent of seven of America’s most dynamic performers when they come together to entertain Chicago fans during a once-in-a-lifetime all-day experience. The seven, who are each on the cusp of becoming global megastars, will gather at Mr. G’s Supper Club at 1547 W. 87th Street on Sunday October 31 beginning at 4PM. The breakout stars who will perform until 9PM are David Hudson, Lady & Lee, (Wril), Jeannie Holliday, Theo Huff, MC Zulu and Paschan.
The seven represent a fusion of the best of every musical genre: rock, soul, gospel, funk, blues, jazz, dancehall and hip hop. They combine high energy with sultry sexuality, theatrics with soulful crooning. This mix of performance styles promises to make October 31 and evening of delight that will appeal to every musical appetite.
Music video producers will film them and give the public a chance to experience the magic of these performances, which is bound to go platinum based on early reviews by executives in the musical industry. Tickets are $25 for the five-hour program and can be purchased by logging on to or

Friday, October 22, 2010

Asthma Initiative - A success

AKA's Asthma Management and Prevention Initiative in Tampa was a huge success. The ABC affiliate came as well as the major newspaper. We've gotten a lot of national press as well. The Sorors in Tampa did an awesome job of coordinating since I couldn't be there.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Exciting new project

A dynamic septet of up-and-coming stars will be performing at a CD Release party on Sunday, October 31 at Mr. G's Supper Club beginning at 4PM until 9PM. All of these superstars are headed for stardom and it could be their last intimate appearance (and inexpensive one) before hitting the big time.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Alpha Kappa Alpha's Asthma Awareness Initiative

Project I'm excited about: Alpha Kappa Alpha is launching its Asthma Management and Prevention Initiative on October 20 in Tampa. Asthma CAN BE MANAGED and our battalion of passionate members will fan out to nearly 1000 chapters worldwide to spread the word on how the nearly 6 million asthmatic children under age 15 can lead productive sports, have fun. We're working with subsidiaries of National Institutes of Health so we have high props behind it. It'll be one of AKA's programmatic focuses for the next four years under new international president and attorney Carolyn House Stewart.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Stealth Tool for Staying Organized

Since I've been in business, I've depended upon/relied on the tickler file for staying organized. It's a MUST HAVE in your entrepreneurial arsenal. Nearly 30 years in business, I credit the Tickler File as my lifeline.

Friday, October 15, 2010



I'm dedicated to maintaining this blog so, stay tuned for new posts. Went to Publicity Club of Chicago and learned new tricks and tools. But the important part is that I'm going to share information and newsy nuggets.

Stay tuned!