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Eta magic box series snags Fania Bourn for The Inheritance musical


Fania Bourn

Fabian Bourn is a Mom first then an actress who kicked the but of illness.  Fania’s social media Facebook page shows posts for five different plays and musicals. The titles are: In De Beginnin’ , Dream girls as Deena, , To Kill A Mocking Bird as Calpurnia, The Who’s: Tommy as Acid Queen and Hairspray-as an extra dancer.  If Fania is pushing this hard in 2017 as she did in 2016 the breakthrough to success is within reach. You can see the talented and hopeful Fania Bourn on January 21, 2017 at the eta Magic Box series “The Inheritance” musical reading.  Admission is free for two show 3 p.m and 7 p.m., 7558 South Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois.



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Inheritance: Singer Chawanya Hayes hits the theatrical stage

The Inheritance: ft Chawanya Hayes

Chawanya Hayes Instagram Social Media Page

Chawanya Hayes

Chawanya Hayes Instagram Social Media Page

Singer Chawanya Hayes performing in a staged musical reading, “The Inheritance” presented by the eta Magic Box series, January 21, 2017, two shows 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 7558 S. Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois, free admission but donation suggested.

Chawanya Hayes is a great singer you ought to hear.  You have heard her music  on LUTG RADIO and many other music outlets.

Nikeya Young performing Saturday July 16th at Joy summer outdoor festival

Nikeya Young performing Saturday July 16th at Joy’s Summer Outdoor festival in Lansing, Illinois, 2025 East 175th at 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m, free admission.

Nikeya Young performing at Joy's Annual Summer Outdoor Festival!media/c3kt

Nikeya Young performing at Joy’s Annual Summer Outdoor Festival!media/c3kt








Chicago vigil at Center on halsted for terror attack victims at Pulse club

Source: , 06/13/2016, 4:16pm

Source: , 06/13/2016, 4:16pm

Tonight, the Center on Halsted, Chicago’s largest LGBTQ community center is holding a prayer vigil to help the community cope with the mass shooting in Orlando Saturday June 11, 2016.  The event begins at 7 p.m. at 3656 N. Halsted on the first floor.  This event is open to all who want to support the LGBTQ community .  It is open to those that want to pray for the victims, family and friends of those shot and killed in Orlando Saturday in the early morning at the Pulse night club.  Please be respectful and walk in love for attendees and or those around the area.  Now is a time to allow all to grieve.  We stand together as human beings for the right to gather without worry of terror.

Abs Beauty and Brains is coming to town A.B.B. Brian White Laz Alonso Robi Reed

BRIAN WHITE LEAPING IN THE NUDEBrian White, Actor, Producer, Philanthropist is coming to Chicagolands Missions and Marketplace annual conference March 29-April 1, 2016 at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, Illinois.  Brian has more than 27 movies under his belt.  Brian is comedic, fervent, serious in supporting roles and lead.  An absolute joy to watch perform fully clothed or not.

Brian is famous for baring all and committing to succeeding at achieving his dreams.  Just take a look at his long career in the entertainment industry.  Prior to arts and entertainment Brian was in sports which was cut short by injury.  Next, Brian gravitated to modeling and acting building up a dance company for youth.  To help pay the bills Brian got in to the stock game obtaining his license to manage client assets.  Brian is giving his fans and want to be performers an opportunity to hear him speak and ask questions about how to maneuver your way to success in Hollywood.  Brian website show him doing a jumping pose in the nude.  There are movies where actors are asked to strip down to skin.  So, the obvious question is how to stand on your principles to stay clothed in a rapid stride to success.  Since this is presented by a school that teaches success based on business knowledge and knowledge from the Holy Bible.


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Laz Alonso started off doing commercials while maintaining his job in finance.   Ask Laz about paying the bills while pursuing a career in arts and entertainment.  Laz has over 50 movies credits including the television series the Mysteries of Laura as Billy Soto.  The photos above are from Laz’s Facebook pages.  One thing I noticed is Laz’s regime for eating bad.  Laz just jumps back on the exercise wagon with a smoothie that looks more like oatmeal in a jar.  Hey if drinking the Almond Milk shake is the prerequisite  to a stunning healthy bod that yields dividends then all should sign up.  Hey 50 cent and Pepsi Laz has a 400 million dollar wonder shake to sell.  Laz and all his wisdom will be at the Missions and Ministry conference at Living Word Christian Center March 29 – April 1, 2016.












Chicago Residents Service Fair: What Chicago is doing for you

Straight from the desk of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.  An open door for residents of Chicago Illinois to find out “what Chicago is doing lately” for the residents and to query the service providers.  Find out about personal wellness, building blocks, home ownership, etc., at the Chicago Residents Service Fair.  Wait, why summarize let me allow you to read the press release,

Chicago Resident Service Fair Press Release

Chicago Resident Service Fair Press Release

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Buyer’s Flea Market Four Alarm Fire Chicago West Side

photos by Josh Boyajian,

photos by Josh Boyajian,

photo by Paul Biasco of the DNAinfo com 03 08 2016 ,

photo by Paul Biasco of the DNAinfo com 03 08 2016 ,

by Kathy Brocks  03/08/2016

A 4 Alarm fire Photographed by Josh Boyajian, Tim Olk, Daniel Schell and Paul Biasco, DNAinfo media, this morning at the Buyer’s Flea Market devastated the west side community of West Humboldt park. The Buyer’s Flea Market is at 4545 West Division Chicago Illinois.  Local businesses noticed smoke and several people running out of the building around 9:40 am today.  Cars parked on the roof of the flea market fell into the roof of the burning building. Cars underneath the structure caught fire shooting flames out of the openings of the building on the ground level. This brutal blaze almost took the life of a woman trapped in the bathroom. A Chicago Fire fighter rescued the woman. The woman refused additional treatment beyond immediate care. It is unclear if any of the vendors or employees are undocumented workers. The Chicago Fire Department ordered all fire fighters out of the building due to the increasing danger of the structure becoming unstable.

The Buyer’s Flea Market held about 4000 vendors who sold food, clothing and household items. The rooftop parking area held 1100 spaces with two additional locations for parking. The contract between the Buyer’s Flea Market owner and the vendors stated that all outside vendors must take their merchandise with them upon close of business.

The inside vendors are offered space and storage at an additional cost. The Buyer’s Flea Market is so popular and successful it has a vendor space waiting list. The flea market doors only opened on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

photo by Paul Biasco of the DNAinfo com 03 08 2016,

photo by Paul Biasco of the DNAinfo com 03 08 2016,

It is not known whether any of the vendors had insurance on their inventory as is a norm for business owners and entrepreneurs. It is also not clear whether or not the Buyer’s Flea Market owner’s insurance will be in effect due to the inspection failures from 2014. The DNAinfo online Chicago edition news media also reported that the Buyer’s Flea Market did have plans for making repairs.
Photos reveal the horror of the loss of 500 families in this community. Some reported losses estimated at $25,000. It is too early to know the cause of the fire and whether or not the Buyer’s Flea Market Owner will rebuild the Flea Market.

The State of Illinois lists the Buyer’s Flea Market owner as Gregory Morand and agent Lee R Bookman. The Buyer’s Flea Market began some 35 years ago in 1980 with only 8 vendors. The National Association of Flea Markets statistics states there are 1100 registered flea markets with traffic flow of 150 million people making purchases yearly exceeding $30 billion in sales.

ACAW Media will keep you updated on the progress and options for the entrepreneurs of the Buyer’s Flea Market.





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Bill Winston hosts 2016 Star Studded Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston Hosts Annual Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston Hosts
Annual Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston’s organization is hosting a star-studded conference at this year’s annual Missions and Ministry Conference.  The conference is an opportunity for the average Joe and Jane to get a job at the career fair and pick up some knowledge from the pros on “how to get to the stage of success”.  This success could be in the entertainment industry, business, television rating, law, medical, civil rights or ministry.  The Hollywood stars speaking are Megan Good and husband Devon Franklin, Laz Alonso, LisaRaye McCoy, Brian White, Bre’ly Evans, Robi Reed, VP of BET talent and casting of Orginal programming, Traci Lynn Blackwell.  Former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Director Theodore ‘Ted’ Shaw and Editor at Large for Essence Magazine Mikki Taylor.  One other person you will want to see is Marcus Lamb, Founder and President of Daystar Television prophesied to be the number one television network by Prophet Brian Carn.

The conference is at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park, Illinois.

Daytime workshops: Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1

o   7:30AM to 3:00PM (registration fee required).

o   Topics include branding, leadership development, financial management, organizational strategy, social media marketing and much more.

Evening sessions: 6:00PM to 9:00PM (Free onsite childcare is provided).

The 2016 Missions and Marketplace Conference is presented by the Joseph Business School in association with The Merge Symposium, Living Word Christian Center, Living Word Bible Training Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Walgreens.

Speaker information can be found For more information or to register for daytime workshops, visit the website, call 866.816.4653 or follow @drbillwinston on Twitter.

Key Note Speakers:

Dr. Bill Winston, Founder of the Joseph Business School and Senior Pastor, Living Word Christian Center;

DeVon Franklin, Film producer and New York Times Bestselling author and wife Meagan Good, Actress/Producer and New York TimesBestselling author;

Theodore “Ted” Shaw, Civil Rights Activist, Attorney and Professor;

Donald Lawrence, GRAMMY Award-winning Songwriter and Producer;

Marcus Lamb, Founder and President, Daystar Television Network;

Sophia Nelson, Activist, Speaker and Author;

Steve Pemberton, Author and VP/Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance,


Tameka Montgomery, Associate Administrator, SBA, Office of Entrepreneurial Development;

Dr. Cindy Jacobs, Prophet, Author and Founder, Generals of Intercession;
Traci Lynn Blackwell, SVP, Current Programs, The CW Network;

Ellen Rakieten, Television Producer and CEO, Ellen Rakieten Entertainment; Laurieann Gibson, Creative Director, The Haus of Gaga;

Dondre Whitfield, Actor and Producer

Pastor Mark Baker, Senior Pastor, Greater Works Ministries;

Robi Reed, Vice President, Talent and Casting, Original Programming, BET; Christian Keyes, Actor and Recording Artist;

Bre’ly Evans, Actress, Host, and Motivational Speaker;

Mikki Taylor, Author and Editor-at-Large, Essence Magazine;

Brian J. White, Actor and Producer,

LisaRaye McCoy, Actress, Producer and Entrepreneur;

Apostle Steven Garner, Author and Founder, Global Strategic Alliance;

Belinda Whitfield, CPA and Founder and CEO, Whitfield and Association;

David Cordeau, Associate Pastor, King Jesus International Ministry;

Wess Morgan, Pastor and Stellar and Dove-nominated Recording Artist;

Jonathan McReynolds, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter

Lyft Rideshare hopes to pick you up at Chicago airports

Lyft is working with drivers, riders and the Chicago City Council in an effort to give riders the option to be picked up at Chicago Airports.  This is a part of the ongoing fight to improve fairness across the board for rideshare users and drivers.  So take the opportunity to voice your choice with the Chicago City Council.


Let your City Council know you want Lyft at the Chicago Airport

3 Tips for girls to thrive in high school

by Contributor Aingham69

High school and the transition into college should be the greatest time of your life. You’re young and have few responsibilities. The problem is many young girls shy away from making the most of it. It’s time to thrive, and you can do that with these three tips.

Get Ahead In Classes
Spending all your time with friends is something many high school girls want to do, but don’t forget about your future. You can make school and college work so much easier by getting a head. Spend some time every weekend reading ahead. During the school vacation periods, spend extra time each week just learning the harder material. When it comes to homework and assignments during the school year, you’ll find them much easier to handle.

Get Organized for Essay Due Dates
While the teachers will help you manage your time in high school, getting organized is a great way to thrive. It will put you in good stead for the college years, when your tutors will expect you to manage your time yourself. Time management is a skill that people can learn, but it does take time. Make the effort to get better at it now, and you’ll soon find life becomes easier.

Find a Good Balance
While school work is important, spending time with friends is too. This is why finding a good balance between school and socializing is so important. Don’t put all the emphasis on getting ahead in your classes. There’s nothing wrong with having a weekend off now and then to go to a friend’s sleepover and certainly nothing wrong with taking a week’s vacation to spend time with family members.
It’s time to thrive, and you can do that with the above tips. Finding that balance between school work and socializing will help you in the future. You’ll not only get ahead in your classes, but build great social and time management skills that will help you in your future work.

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Article by Freelance Contributor Aingham69



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