Wednesday, July 30, 2008

$1.50 Cheescake @ The Cheesecake Factory - TODAY

This just in from :

In celebration of 30 years of serving up the best cheesecake around, The Cheesecake Factory is offering every slice of its more than 30 varieties of cheesecake for just $1.50 tomorrow. You'll also get a chance to do some good, as they will be unveiling a new, limited edition cheesecake, the 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, of which 25 cents of the sale of each slice will be donated to America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network. Cheesecakes are limited to dine-in orders only, and one per person. Available at this price on 07/30/2008 only

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Black In America - A CNN Two Part Series Hosted By Soledad O'Brien

Tonight at 9pm/8pm Central Soledad O'Brien hosts "Black In America", a two-part series presented by CNN. Tonight's show will focus on the topic: "The Black Woman & Family". According to CNN, Soledad O'Brien will explore the varied experiences of black women and families and investigate the disturbing statistics of single parenthood, racial disparities between students and the toll of HIV/AIDS. Additionally O'Brien will report on the progress of black women in the workplace and the status of the black middle class.

The second half of the series will focus on "The Black Man" and will air on Thursday at 9pm/8pm Central. Click here for more info!

CNN has also offered a list of resources (including several local and national organizations) for YOU to tap into to help you address some of the issues raised during the "Black In America" series. Click here to check out the list!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Rock The Bells - This Saturday

Click here for more info: Rock The Bells

Sat 7/19 - Chicago, IL
Sun 7/20 - Toronto, ON
Sat 7/26 - Boston, MA
Sun 7/27 - Washington, DC
Sat 8/2 - Miami, FL
Sun 8/3 - New York, NY
Sat 8/9 - Los Angeles, CA
Sat 8/16 - San Francisco, CA
Sat 8/23 - Denver, CO
Sat 9/6 - Quincy, WA

Hill Harper at The Victor Hotel Tonight

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Eats and Treats.....

At Marche, every Monday and Wednesday night from 5:30 to 10, you can choose any appetizer, entrée, and dessert for only $28.95!

833 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-8399

Each Tuesday at Drake Bros., if you buy any steak on the menu, you can get the second one for only a penny!

Drake Bros.’
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 932-4626

From 5 to 6:30pm daily, N9ne offers a complementary buffet where you can savor a range of small bites! And, it’s totally free—you don’t even have to buy a drink!

440 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 575-9900

Everyday from 3:30 to 6pm at McCormick & Schmick’s, with the purchase of a couple of drinks, you can choose from a selection of 5 hearty items on the bar menu for $1.95!

McCormick & Schmick’s
1 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 923-7226

And, Shaw’s daily “Just a Bite” menu features about a dozen decadent treats for only $2 bucks a pop!

Shaw’s Crab House
21 East Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-2722

ChicaGoGetter - Astin

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Akua Auset aka Nick Roques

I was made aware of Celebrity Makeup Artist Akua Auset while working with a past employer on a reality series taped in Chicago last summer. Although I didn't have a chance to speak with her, everyone she came in contact with was amazed by her warm spirit and superior makeup skills (I saw some show-stopping before and afters that day...I Not only is Akua a well known makeup artist, but she is a published author who developed The Butterfly Project ™ Programs which was born out of a commitment to inspire & develop each of our daughters, sons, little sistahs and little brothas.

Take a look at the links below to check out Akua's makeup skills and her thoughts on giving back to the girls of our generation AND visit to learn more about her book "SUPERWOMEN & GODDESSES: Workin' Your Power & Magic Book One".


Ebony Picks the Coolest Brothers of All Time

Check out the August, special 8 cover Collector's Edition of Ebony too see who's defining black "cool". You can also cast your vote on cool men from the 60's through the 2000's by clicking here :

We have to hand it to Ebony. They've revamped their magazine and have stepped their game up with some excellent covers and editorial content!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Chicago Sales Tax Highest in the US....Oh Snap

The Cook County sales tax rate is climbing a percentage point, to 9%, that will push Chicago's tax on general merchandise to 10.25% today. Oh SNAP.

As if we weren't already getting beat in the pockets enough with the high HIGH HIIIIGH gas prices, we now have to throw a little more dough on that seemingly affordable "club dress" at Forever 21, if you're shopping at their newest MONSTER size store in the old Virgin Records building on Michigan Ave. Something has to give! According to NBC5, shoppers are saying they will leave Cook County to do major shopping. Schaumburg, here we come?

I'd Rather Be Dancing

Its Just Begun - The Jimmy Castor Bunch

If this song doesn't move you I don't know what will!

Tuesday VIBEs - Enjoy!


Special shout out to true music lovers!