Tag: Chicago

“Everybody has something great within them. It’s just up to them to figure out what their own unique potential is.”- Mel Roberson Learning from the Streets and the Classroom Mel Roberson is a Chicago actor, writer, poet and inspirational speaker who grew up on the southeast side of Chicago.  Navigating his...
Big Hoops, Humble Beginnings With the convenience of technology and many platforms like Youtube, many young entrepreneurs have well gotten over waiting on big productions. They have instead taken on an “I can do it myself” attitude. Perhaps it depends on whom you ask, but when most of us think...
Dani King Determination from the Start  How do you react when you hear the word “No?” Do you give up? Urban-pop singer, Dani King revealed in an exclusive interview with 1st Amendment Media that “My motivation is when people tell me ‘NO’...and If you tell me no, I’m going to...
    Pieper's Unexpected Turn to Fashion Kraig Pieper is among an eclectic group of fashion design students from Columbia College Chicago who are making names for themselves as they go on to compete in shows like Lifetime’s Project Runway and make countless impressions on the industry with their thought provoking designs. Pieper is also...
  Kimler's Massive Journey, Massive Works and Massive Space Wesley Kimler, a name you’ve probably heard before or one that you’re surprised that you haven’t.  One of the only anti-industry painters in Chicago, Wesley has been painting for over 30 years – mastering the art of massive, contemporary abstract painting. Now...
Amadeus Anzaldua: Life of Movement
Amadeus Anzaldua is a 36 year-old single father of two young daughters with a love for Dancing, said he began his dance journey when he was 10 years-old. On a recent Sunday afternoon while conducting a dance class at I.D. Gym in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Anzaldua, a Humbodlt...
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