Client News: ISF Bank Parties With A Purpose By Celebrating Black Owned Businesses on Chicago’s South Side

(CHICAGO) Last night, 200 people gathered in the lobby of ISF Bank in Bronzeville to party with a purpose for Sib’s Breakfast Club’s 8th Anniversary Celebration. Organized in conjunction with Sibyl Holloway, founder of Sib’s Breakfast Club, the “All Black Everything” event showcased and awarded successful African-Americans in Chicago and offered steps to support black-owned […]


Jerry Thomas Public Relations Relocates its Headquarters

May 15, 2015

CHICAGO — Jerry Thomas Public Relations is moving up — expanding its profile and vista within the Chicago market. The boutique firm is leaving its digs at 1 S. Dearborn St. and moving its headquarters into the city’s third-tallest building, the Aon Center in the heart of downtown at 200 E. Randolph St. Perched on […]


Can Your Relationship Handle a Trip to IKEA? – The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal
April 22, 2015

The furniture store can easily lead to arguments for stressed-out couples; how to avoid the ‘IKEA meltdown’ In therapy, so many couples mention fighting while shopping at IKEA or while assembling what they buy there that clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula has started embracing the retailer as a tool for a communications exercise. The Santa Monica, […]

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Stephanie Coleman will not concede to opponent in the 16th Ward Race

Chicago Defender
April 9, 2015

Victory Still Within Reach in the 16th Ward Aldermanic Race, Stephanie Coleman Says CHICAGO – Saying there are too many outstanding issues and votes surrounding Tuesday’s historic runoff elections, officials from the Campaign to Elect Stephanie Coleman said Wednesday that they have no plans to concede victory to opponent Toni Foulkes for the vacant 16th Ward […]

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Carolinas HealthCare System to host national diversity summit in partnership with DiversityMBA

Charlotte Observer
March 22, 2015

About 150 of the nation’s health-care leaders will gather in Charlotte on Tuesday for a diversity summit co-hosted by Carolinas HealthCare System. The session at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, co-sponsored by the Chicago-based DiversityMBA, brings together hospital officials, doctors, medical school leaders and industry executives to craft strategies for building a workforce that understands and reflects […]

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Jerry Thomas Public Relations Receives Vendor Excellence Award

February 2, 2015

Chicago, IL – (February 2, 2015) – Diversity MBA, the strategic consulting firm that releases the highly successful leadership publication, Diversity MBA Magazine, recognized Jerry Thomas Public Relations (JTPR) with the ‘Vendor Excellence Award’ on Friday, January 30, 2015. JTPR was awarded a plaque for providing services that exceeded expectations and yielded outstanding value to the firm’s initiatives. Diversity MBA’s […]


Amid a Hyde Park retail boom, two local entrepreneurs head west

Hyde Park Herald
December 7, 2014

One month ago, while several new pop-up shops were opening in University of Chicago storefronts along 53rd Street, two local entrepreneurs swooped into a retail space on the other end of the neighborhood. On Saturday, Nov. 8, Nancy Jackson and Gwen Pruitt, both residents of the 4800 block of South Drexel Avenue, opened Tangible Things, […]

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South Side site of Civil War training camp to be dedicated Monday

Chicago SunTimes
October 19, 2014

A historical South Side landmark where a Civil War training camp once housed black soldiers recruited for the Union Army — along with Confederate troops captured in Union victories — will finally get formal recognition Monday. State and local officials will dedicate a site in the Gap neighborhood that once was part of the notorious […]

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SCLC Revisits Berlin and Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech on Nonviolence

The Root
September 21, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is a fixture in American history, a name often spoken when discussing where we’ve come as a nation. However, King’s influence extends far beyond our borders, across the Atlantic, all the way to Germany. King’s impact on Germany comes in the form of his speech on nonviolence that he delivered […]

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Students Learn Corporate Diversity

Alton Daily News
September 19, 2014

In Oak Brook, there’s a conference going on celebrating diversity in corporate leadership, and hand-wringing that there isn’t more of it.  These days, the Fortune 500 all think it’s a good idea to have an executive office that looks like its customer base, says Pamela McElvane, organizer of the Diversity MBA Leadership Conference. But, she […]

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Diversity MBA Leadership Conference to addresses “Diversity in Crisis”

The Chicago Crusader
September 18, 2014

Diversity may be the 21st century buzzword, but diversity is in crisis says Pam McElvane, CEO and Publisher of Diversity MBA Magazine. The Eighth Annual Diversity MBA Leadership Conference & Awards Gala will honor those who prioritize diversity and forge the charge for change. The conference set for Sept. 16-18, at the DoubleTree by Hilton […]

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Nielsen report confirms blacks watch more TV than any other group

The Grio
September 27, 2013

According to a new report published by Nielsen, African-American viewers carry a lot of weight when it comes to audience and purchasing power. The market research firm’s latest African-American consumer study, titled Resilient, Receptive and Relevant, details the need for corporations and marketers to connect with black audiences, who now have a buying power of […]

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New Report Details Black Spending Power

Washington Informer
September 25, 2013

If there were ever any doubt about the relevancy or the buying power of the African-American consumer, the latest and most comprehensive consumer report likely will do much to dispel any myths suggesting blacks are not major economic players. The Nielsen Company has teamed with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade group representing […]

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How do you find high school dropouts?

September 8, 2014

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a bunch of promises three years ago when he was running for office—especially when it came to education. He’s checked off some of them – a longer school day, more preschool, a focus on principals. But now his administration is ramping up attention to one the stickiest challenges: re-enrolling the […]

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Prologue Seeking Chicago Dropouts to “Drop-In” Chicago Schools Next Week

Chicago Now
September 1, 2014

While more than 400,000 students are expected to return to Chicago Public Schools next week after Labor Day, an estimated 60,000 students will opt to stay home or hang on city streets where trouble abounds. Officials from Prologue Inc., one of the nation’s oldest organizations offering alternative education programs for youth and young adults, are […]

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Prologue Alternative High School 2014 Graduation Ceremony

Chicago Sun Times
June 15, 2014

Kirsten Bray is all smiles during the graduation ceremony. She will be going to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, approximately 130 students who were former high school dropouts and attended Prologue, Inc. Alternative Schools, crossed the stage as graduates at Third Baptist Church on the South Side.

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Interview: ‘Our Journey of Hope’s Director Rev. Percy McCray on Mobilizing Church for Holistic Cancer Care

The Gospel Herald Life
June 3, 2014

Reverend Percy McCray is the Director of Pastoral Care at Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, a regional medical center located just outside of the greater-Chicago area. Rev. McCray has been employed there for the past 19 years, and is part of a new nationwide outreach program as an extension […]

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Cancer patients see hope in spiritual support

Chicago Tribune
May 4, 2014

The night Randy Hammond almost died, he remembers drifting, formlessly, out of his bed and through the air. “I remember looking down on my body, and there was no life in it. It was just a shell,” said Hammond, who had been ill with cancer and congestive heart failure. “I could think, I could see, […]

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Desmond Pringle, Gospel Recording Artist and LA Pastor, Headlines ‘Night of Hope’ for Cancer Treatment Centers of America
September 5, 2013

ZION, Ill. (Sept. 5, 2013) – Rev. Desmond Pringle, noted gospel singer-song writer, is teaming up with Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), to present a “A Night of Hope and Inspiration” a free Gospel Concert at West Angeles Church of God and Christ, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd., Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. Our […]

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Nielsen Report Shows Growth in Black Buying Power Continues

September 20, 2013

Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) collaborate for third report on African-American buying power, consumer behavior and lifestyle trends African-American buying power continues to increase and is expected to rise from its current $1 trillion level1 to $1.3 trillion by 2017, according to Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-American Consumer 2013 Report. The […]

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Nielsen Celebrates Chicago Roots with 90th Anniversary Party

Splash Magazine
August 25, 2013

By any measure, Nielsen scored big with a 90th birthday party that was equal parts tribute and triumph for its role in understanding the modern consumer in a way never before possible. More than 300 guests gathered at the River East Art Center in Chicago for an enjoyable and memorable evening dedicated to Arthur C. Nielsen, […]

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Nielsen Celebrates 90 years of Innovation with Chicago Event

N'Digo Magazine
August 25, 2013

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, welcomed more than 400 of Chicago’s business, media, government and community leaders to last night’s celebration of the Company’s 90th anniversary at the River East Art Center. Among those in attendance were Congressman Danny Davis; City Clerk Susana Mendoza; Susan Whiting, […]

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Economist and Bennett College President Dr. Julianne Malveaux Releases Fact Book on Black Economics in the US

November 16, 2010

*New York, NY — Economist Dr. Julianne Malveaux will sign copies of her newest title Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economics History at the Hue-Man Bookstore this Thursday. The book signing will take place at 2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd. in New York at 6pm. Dr. Malveaux, who recently returned from a humanitarian mission […]

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Desmond Pringle Celebrates New CD and honors Cancer Patients with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

April 24, 2013

Noted gospel singer-song writer Desmond Pringle is teaming up with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), to present a three city inspirational concert event to inspire hope in Chicago, Charleston and Los Angeles as he releases Fidelity, his new CD and the title track “Can’t Even Imagine.” The series of music and worship-filled events kicks […]

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