We are proud to continue to share inspiring voices from Chicago in celebration of Women’s History Month. We hope this short series provided you with new perspectives and insights on the importance and commitment of community work. Read our recent posts for motivation to continue your fight towards inclusive and equitable social justice in your community.

In this blog post, we share an empowering story of a community leader in education, Nurys Uceta, Sustainable Community Schools Program Coordinator at Chicago Public Schools.

Nurys Uceta

Nurys Uceta, an Afro-Latina born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her family was…


As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to share stories about women from the Chicagoland area who have been committed to empowering and changing their communities for quite some time. Although NIOT Daniel Island is founded to support inclusion, equity, and equality in Daniel Island, South Carolina, we also support and encourage our community to engage and learn from our neighboring American communities across the States. This pandemic has taught us how to connect despite space and time, as well as appreciate the hard work of all healthcare workers. …


The annual DMV Film Summit provides professional development and networking opportunities for actors, writers, producers, creatives, and more. Creatives benefit from the insights of industry professionals and collaborate with fellow members of the film and TV community. This year, the virtual event will be accessible across the world and hosted by its founder, movie producer, author, and entrepreneur, Tressa Azarel Smallwood.

Tressa “Azarel” Smallwood is an award-winning book publisher and film Producer, CEO of Life Changing Books (LCB), and founder of MegaMind Media LLC. Tressa has produced several award-winning films and TV series. …


Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Cage grew up in the South Side of Chicago. Despite socio-economic challenges, her family is responsible for her determination and commitment to becoming a best-selling author who channels worlds with leading, powerful people of color. She conquered the self-publishing industry and the urban fantasy genre. Now, she inspires many women to prove the naysayers wrong with the worlds she channels and the strong connections she has built with her readers.

About Jessica

Although Chicago is now a melting pot of different cultures, races, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds, historically it was a very segregated…


AAMBC Inc. is proud to celebrate R&B singer Ebony Jenae as a new author in addition to being a singer, songwriter, and actress, making her a tetrad force talent and impactful Black woman. Her forthcoming and highly anticipated memoir, Dear Colorism, Time’s Up!, unravels the pain caused by colorism and anti-blackness as a first step and act of healing. She has shared the stage with powerful Black women such as Jennifer Hudson, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Queen Latifah. …


The time has come to have an important conversation about radicalism after many of us watched the coup take place from the comfort of our own homes. This spectacle not only showed us what radicalism looks like at Capitol Hill but also exemplified the failures of our own American government. Let’s deal with the anger, shame, and guilt by facing the truth. Our country was founded on white supremacy ideals but for the sake of our humanity, all Americans need to bring an end to these ideologies.

Focus Your Energy Effectively

It seems our own government representatives who entrusted the police at the Capitol…


My name is Veronica Montes and I am an aspiring writer and content strategist. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my voice and part of my story especially as this year concludes. With so much more time on my hands in 2020, I made the conscious choice to focus on as many creative projects that filled me with peace, joy, and happiness. Some of my creative projects included reworking my own clothes, sketching, painting, and my first passion, writing. …

Veronica Montes

Writer & Content Strategist, Mexican American Woman, Poderosa, Spiritual Warrior

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