Tony Abruscato Talks about his One-of-a-Kind Mobile Plant Truck in Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer Mobile businesses have become a staple in this country. Almost in any community, someone will put up on four wheels and sell you food, wash your car or groom your dog. Now in Illinois, you can add plants to the list of products and services

BTN Interview: Just Blaze Talks about Working with JAY Z and Rick Ross

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer You would be hard-pressed to find a Hip Hop song that you like that wasn’t produced by Just Blaze. Over the last 20 years, he has produced songs for everybody from Beyonce to Eminem. Recently I got a chance to catch up with him after

Motivational Speaker Gary Vee talks about Underpriced Attention and being Selfless, not Selfish

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer I didn’t know what all the hoopla was about, but the number of people coming into the conference room gave me an indication that it was something important about to happen. The overcapacity room got to the point that people including myself had to sit

The Cast of 85 South Remind You that their Life ain’t all Fun and Games

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, and DC Young Fly may be comedians, but they want you know that the journey to their success hasn’t been a joke. I got a chance to hear them speak in Atlanta last year and what I realized is that beneath

Chicago McDonald’s Owner Talks Ownership through Hard Work and Giving Back to the Community

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer On this day at a local McDonald’s on Chicago’s West Side, you can see a tall dark man in a blue shirt, moving around hastily. He was in the midst of talking to a couple of the Mickey D’s workers, along with a woman who

How Siddiqu the Personal Trainer is Starting a Revolution through Exercising

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer Siddiqu the Personal Trainer is no stranger to his clients making a New Year’s Resolution to join his class and start working out. However, he states instead of making a resolution, you should make a revolution in your mind. “You don’t want to start off

Chicago Filmmaker Terrance Thompson talks about his Movie ‘Drive Slow’

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer I caught up with Independent Filmmaker Terrance Thompson after the Gentleman Jack National Film Competition in Chicago. Terrance’s short film Drive Slow was one of three finalists in the film competition and he took a minute to talk about it. Check out the interview and

Gentleman Jack Real to Reel National Film Competition Shows the Talent of Black Filmmakers in Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer Recently at the Park West in Chicago, the Gentleman Jack Real to Reel had its third annual Chicago during its national tour. The film competition gives an opportunity for independent Black filmmakers to showcase their work to a wider audience. This year the three films