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We’ve all heard about those lucky people who win the lottery and wondered what we’d do if we were awarded the chance to spend those millions. Well in her new novel, Money Can’t Buy Love, bestselling author Connie Briscoe gives us a firsthand look into her main character’s (Lenora Stone) struggle with that very situation.

Glossy Book Review: Secret Obsession

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 02:05

We all have our secrets but none as great as Paige Donahue’s in Kimberla Lawson Roby’s newest novel, Secret Obsession.

Glossy Model Profile: NaTori Jo'Nell Douglas

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Monday, 12 September 2011 23:16

Standing at 4'9, Chicago model NaTori Jo'Nell Douglas has a huge vision in that little frame.

Glossy Model Feature: Vjay Miner

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Monday, 12 September 2011 21:24

Meet Victoria J, better known as Vjay, an androgynous model from Chicago. She brings an intense performance to the world of modeling.

Meet the men of GlossMagazineOnline's 2011 Fall Fashion Shoot! We'd like to introduce you to to Tevin, Devin, Willie, D'Andre, Erik, Shavar, Martel, Tristian and Jonathan.

Don't miss the only talent competition for kids under 12 in Chicago! Singer and WGCI radio personality Demi Lobo's 3rd Annual Most Talent Under 12 showcase will take place on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 1:30 PM at the Double Tree Hotel in Alsip, IL. The event will award $100s in prizes, and will also present winners with prizes in the forms of photo shoots, choreography classes, video shoots, makeovers and more. There will also be celebrity judges and a panel with R&B singer Jeremih's mom where she will discuss how her son got his start. This is an event you don't want to miss!

For more information visit Demi's Facebook Page and follow her on Twitter @Demilobo

Baltimore, MD (Aug. 19, 2011) --- The world’s oldest intercollegiate fraternity founded by African-American men Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a celebration and recognition of this Alpha Brother and the historic monument that will be unveiled on the National Mall on Sunday, Aug. 28, in Washington, D.C.

August 25, 2011 (New York, NY) -- Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network (NAN), along with partners in labor, education, civil rights, and clergy from across the country, will hold a mass march for jobs and justice on Saturday, August 27, 2011.

The rally and March will be held by thousands of members of the civil rights community and all those who continue to push for equality across the board. These parties will convene in our nation's capital to assess our progress and march on for the battles that still lay ahead. The event is being co-chaired by Rev. Dr. Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church & Chairman of National Action Network, Lee A. Saunders, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME), and Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The National Director of the March is Pastor Willie F. Wilson from Union Temple Baptist Church. The March co-host is Tom Joyner from The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Among the speakers is the eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King III, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Marc Morial, Ben Jealous, Larry Cohen, Tom Joyner, Rickey Smiley, Dennis Van Roekel.

A rally preceding the march will begin at 10a.m. at Constitution Ave NW and 16th Street NW. The march will begin at 1:30pm to the King Memorial site on Ohio Drive, SW and West Basin Drive, SW.

It is NAN's goal to emphasize what it was that gave Dr. King such an exalted place in American history. It was his work for civil rights and labor rights that made him the historic figure he has become. It was near the grounds of his monument that he was planning a tent city for poor people when he was killed. NAN will use the occasion of August 27th to raise this unfinished business and challenge those that seek to undo what Dr. King tried to do for working people and labor in this country. 

According to Rev. Sharpton: "There are relatively few moments in our lives that make history; The weekend of August 27th & 28th will be one for the history books as we not only commemorate the 48th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream Speech', but also when the world bears witness to the unveiling of the national King Memorial.  We are living in perhaps one of the most unpredictable and capricious times in our nation's history and while people of color and the traditionally marginalized are making enormous strides with access to places never even imaginable before, the working class and poor are still under attack in extraordinary and systematic ways. When the disenfranchised are further removed from the mainstream, the class divide between the haves and have not's naturally increases. For those who may be quick to forget the legacy of Dr. King, let us remember that he died while fighting for worker's rights and the basic human dignity of all."

National Action Network's August 27th march will call attention to key issues that have not been remedied in this country. As working Americans struggle to gain employment and livable wages, we continue to watch rampant foreclosures and fluctuating markets most heavily impacting those that are already suffering under tumultuous financial times.  NAN, and its partners in labor, education, civil rights and the church, call on every man, woman and child who understands the urgency of social justice on all levels to join them in Washington, D.C. Saturday, August 27th.

For more information please visit:
Follow us on Twitter: @NationalAction
Call our national headquarters at 877-626-4651

On Thursday, September 8th, Women Thrive will join the Eileen Fisher clothing company and Bloomingdale’s, including 2 stores in Maryland (locations below), for an unprecedented in-store and online partnership to help women around the world lift themselves out of poverty.

EILEEN FISHER will donate 3% of the day's in-store and online national sales and Bloomingdale's will contribute an additional $5,000 to Women Thrive, the leading DC-based org advocating for U.S. international assistance and trade programs for the poorest women in the world. 

The global population will reach 7 billion in the next two years. The enormous challenge of feeding the world falls upon small-scale, subsistence farmers — the majority of whom are women.  Yet women farmers often lack the rights and resources they need to be productive. Women Thrive is calling on Congress to protect critical programs supporting the world's poorest citizens.

Participating Maryland Bloomingdale’s stores:
Chevy Chase, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase
White Flint, 11305 Rockville Pike, Kensington


For More Information, visit

Bridal designer invites brides-to-be and industry insiders to a preview event for new collection.


Chicago, Illinois - July, 26, 2011 - Fashion Designer and Creative Director, Robert Sharod of Atha Sharod Bridal, is hosting an exclusive preview of the "White Collection - LUXE" at Loft on Lake on August 7, 2011. The new collection will consist of several couture, wedding gowns and negligees and be presented to future brides and top industry insiders and professionals as a preview to the entire line that will debut later in the Fall.

Guests will have a chance to sample wedding cake, enjoy music, food, champagne, gift bags and most importantly, the beautiful wedding gowns.  They will also get to experience a live photo shoot by Wedding and Engagement Photographer, Tuan H. Bui. The photos from the shoot will be used for the catalog and website that the company will use to promote the collection. "I created this collection as a tribute to the American woman. I wanted her to know that she could be independent and yet be feminine at the same time", explains Robert Sharod when describing his collection.

Some of Chicago's top bridal professionals that will be vendors at the event include: Bridal Stylist, Susan of The Left Bank, Fashion Illustrator, Rosemary Fanti, Cake Tastings by Reuter's Bakery, Menu Samplings by Norman's Bistro and Cedar's Mediterranean and Music by The Bons Vivants and Vocalist, Karen Dade. When asked where the inspiration for the dress designs came from, Sharod said, "Each and every one of the dresses reminds me of a different facet of my daughter, Atha's complex personality".

The soiree will start at 4:00pm and end at 7:00pm. It will be held at premier wedding venue, Loft on Lake: 1366 W. Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607. Tickets can be purchased for $20.00. More information can be found by visiting:


About Atha Sharod, Inc. and Robert Sharod
Named after his daughter, Atha Sharod Bridal, Inc. was founded 12 years ago by fashion designer, Robert Sharod. Today it is a luxury couture design house, dedicated to serving women with their Bridal needs. The company offers an exclusive line of women's Bridal clothing and accessories. In addition to the clothing, the design house provides a complete network of vendors and etiquette advice to clients in planning their day.