Brittany Rodgers

Brittany Rodgers

Brittany Rodgers is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Defender newspaper. She also is a blogger and enjoys social media.

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Meet R&B Sensation: Avrey Smith

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 12 September 2011 22:20

Chicago-native, Avrey Smith, is paving his way through the music scene with his fresh look and new sound of music. Avrey is signed to Noviak Records, the label of Willie Taylor of the Hip Hop group Day26, from MTV’s “Making the Band” reality show.

Meet Chicago’s Next Princess J-Lyn

Published in Entertainment
Sunday, 10 July 2011 04:42

Chicago entertainer J-Lyn has always had a passion for music and entertainment and is embracing her talents through many obstacles with music. She is a singer/songwriter and sings all genres of music including R&B and Pop. The young businesswoman is the CEO of her own company called HeadTurner Entertainment.

Young Entrepreneur: Ari the Heiress

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Sunday, 10 July 2011 04:10

Accomplishing goals and dreams at a young age is something Ariana Pierce, also known as Ari the Heiress, has done and is continuing to do. Her nail polish line, Superstar Nail Lacquer, was launched when she was 18 years old with her mother Dr. Stacia Pierce. She has written six books, hosts an annual teen conference in May and also has an online accessory store. Ariana shares her experience with GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) of being a CEO of a popular nail polish line and balancing her business while being a full-time student.

It's a She Thing

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Sunday, 08 May 2011 20:40

Behind every women, there is a soft and bold side, whether it‘s something she says or what she wears. Jewelry designer Nik Scott combined her love for edgy, bold and feminine ideas into two unique collection of pieces: the SHE and ALTER EGO collections.

Wardrobe stylist, Sam Desalu, has worked and styled celebrity names such as Chris Brown, Ginuwine, Terrance and Rocsi from BET’s “106 and Park” and Ludacris. The Chicago native got his start in the modeling industry. He knew he always wanted to style, but he didn’t have the encouragement.

Behind the Dancer Eyes: Kimberly Gipson

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 09 March 2011 16:02

Previously seen in Beyonce’s “Ego” video and currently a dance teacher for her company “Kimmestry,” Kimberly Gipson says dreams do come true when you consistently work hard.

Patrice D. Howard: Author on the Rise

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 04 January 2011 16:33

Patrice D. Howard is a writer, professor, and mentor in her local community, and with her debut novel What Happens in My House, she is tackling the taboo subjects that plague families everywhere.

Rising Artist Dejuan Turrentine

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 01 November 2010 19:28

A singer, writer and musician, Dejuan Turrentine is ready to embrace the music world with his talents. He hasn’t been seen on the music scene a lot, but behind the scenes, he has written for icons such as Usher and Whitney Houston. He has been around music his entire life and is ready for his success.

Meet Chicago's Pop Princess Demi Lobo

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 02 September 2010 15:05

The “Pop Princess of Chicago,” better known as Demi Lobo, is on th e rise of embracing Chicago and others with her “drama queen” ways. “Being a drama queen to me is a good thing,” Lobo said. “They get the party started, their loud and can be misinterpreted.”

“America’s Next Top Model” has been a big inspiration to many up-and-coming models, but for Jazmine Holifield she was inspired by the dramatic makeovers. She says she loves the crazy things models have gotten done on the show, and has always wanted to get involved with the makeup industry.

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