The Grace, Beauty and Grit of Vanessa Williams

MADE by By Allison Kugel  Vanessa Williams is a creature unlike any other. It’s as though she came here to impart the ins and outs of living life on one’s own terms. From unwitting societal lightning rod during the 1980s to multi-platinum selling recording artist; and Broadway, film and television star, Vanessa Williams slayed the…

The Black Women’s Expo Celebrates 25 Years

#SheMatters: A Chat with Event Pioneer, Merry Green Black girl magic is nothing new to marketing and event pioneer, Merry Green, founder of the Black Women’s Expo (BWE). She’s been sprinkling it in Chicago over the past quarter century at the Black Women’s Expo when she recognized a need to cater to her community. Today,…