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Daytime Chicago

Mentoring young women through high school, college, & beyond

Fri Mar 11 2022 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Beauty and Brains is a nonprofit focused on providing educational resources, scholarships, and networking opportunities to young Black women. Joining us now with more are sisters and co-founders Janet and Jennifer Martin.


True Star Media

The Beauties Come Out For Brains ‘N Brunch

Thu Aug 26 2021 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The second annual Beauty ‘N Brunch has come and delivered! Beauty ‘N Brunch, presented by the Beauty and Brains organization founded by Janet and Jennifer Martin, is a scholarship and networking event for young ladies to be empowered through other women while achieving great things in academia.


WGN News Now

Beauty and Brunch Event with Beauty and Brains Organization

Thu Jul 29 2021 21:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

CHICAGO – Two sisters from the Chicago area have made it their mission to help others pursue their dreams in higher education.



Real Chicagoans: Episode 1

Mon Jun 07 2021 16:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Hear how two sisters started a movement using their own finances while earning their degrees


LET’s EMPOWE‪R Podcast

Pastor Robinsons Interview with Beauty and Brains Org

Wed Mar 17 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This was a powerful, informative and motivating interview with Chicago’s sisters Janet and Jennifer Martin - Founders of Beauty and Brains Organization.



Brilliantly Black Spotlight: Beauty and Brains Organization

Mon Mar 15 2021 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

This week's #BrilliantlyBlack Spotlight: @beautyandbrainsorg! Beauty and Brains Organization is based in the Chicagoland area, but with the release of their upcoming app, they will have nationwide reach. The city is filled with limitless potential, however, a lack of resources and funding can restrict future possibilities for the youth, which Beauty and Brains Organization aims to combat.


True Star Media

Meet the Sisters Behind the Beauty and Brains Organization

Fri Feb 26 2021 06:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As founders of the Beauty and Brains Organization, they’ve been a hot topic in the media. The Chicago-based organization helps young women build their confidence and professional network by offering scholarships, ambassador opportunities, and career development workshops.


Kelly Clarkson Show

Sisters Create Organization To Mentor & Support Black Women

Mon Feb 22 2021 20:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Beauty and Brains receives $10,000 donation from OttLite on the Kelly Clarkson Show!


WGN News

Chicago sisters partner to help other Black female college students succeed

Sat Dec 12 2020 03:58:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

CHICAGO — In an effort to pave the way for more opportunity for those in need, two college student sisters teamed up to create an organization to help other Black female college students succeed.


Chicago Tribune

Black Lives Matter marchers on Trump-supporting counterprotesters: ‘Hopefully they get the message’

Tue Jul 21 2020 22:35:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Black Lives Matter march through Palos Hills on Saturday showed how much work remains to be done to help people in the south and southwest suburbs understand racism and systemic inequality.



Over 125 marched in Palos Hills for another BLM march today.

Sat Jul 18 2020 23:05:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It was 95 degrees, with very high humidity, but a very diverse crowd came out to march.



'Beyond The Borders' Black Lives Matter Protest Planned In Palos

Tue Jul 14 2020 08:14:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Black Lives Matter group plans to meet at Stagg High School and march along Roberts Road on Saturday, July 18.


The Beverly Review

Protest sends message on 111th

Tue Jun 16 2020 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A “Beyond the Borders” protest organized by Beauty and Brains, a Chicago-based non-profit, makes its way along 111th Street in Mt. Greenwood on June 13. About 125 people participated, and they called for police reform and an end to racism. Dozens of counterprotestors lined the route. Police said there were no arrests or property damage as a result of the protest.



Black Lives Matter March Brings Out 'Allies' In Mt. Greenwood

Mon Jun 15 2020 20:01:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

As a number of counterprotestors lined 111th Street Saturday, many Mount Greenwood residents supported the Black Lives Matter march.