Inspiration 1390 Presents February's Finest Sponsored By Kluger Furs

Inspiration 1390 Presents February's Finest Brought to you by Kluger Furs. This is a Black History Month Celebration as we celebrate esteemed Chicagoans.

The Black Bread Company, Founded by Charles Alexander, Mark Edmond and Jamal Lewis. The First ever black owned sliced bread company in the world, Looking to provide the freshest quality in premium sliced bread, their online store delivers fresh from the bakery.

Darryl and Andrea Townsend owners of Dat Donuts. A South Side staple at 83rd and Cottage Grove in Chatham for over 25 YEARS. This 24 hour donut shop is known for their fresh made donuts.

Don Jackson is the chairman and CEO of Chicago- based Central City Productions, the company that gave us TV shows like the Stellar Awards, Black Music Honors and Black College Quiz. He is also the founder of Stellar TV Network that is a faith based television entertainment network. Jackson is also known for his contributions/ work with The National Museum of Gospel Music, DuSable Museum Of African American History and founding ABLE (Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs.

Jason McCoy of Jason McCoy Photography, is a Internationally published photographer and nationally recognized creative. He is a photography educator and creative artist panel speaker. NBC5 recognized him as Martin Luther Kin Man OF Distinction.

His most recent Art Series is featured on the cover of Ebony Magazine. Worked with Motown Records, E One, RCA inspiration and other major entertainment groups.

JSculpt Fitness, launched in 2017 by founder and CEO of Jaz Jackson, evolved from her combating depression and found love of exercise . She discovered a market for curvy girls fitness products during this process. Jaz started the company with no financial backing and no degree in business. Today, her brand has a strong multicultural following and is a multi-million dollar company.

Jeremy E Joyce is the founder of Black People Eats, which supports and highlights local black owned restaurants and chefs in cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Joyce founded the company in 2017 and has over 160,000 Instagram followers. Joyce has also created a Black Owned restaurant relief fund that gifts money to restaurants in need and “Blacktober”, a virtual food festival to bring awareness to Black owned restaurants in October.

Josephine Wade founder of Josephine’s Southern Cooking, Originally named, Captain Hard Times, opened in 1986 in Chatham. Josephine’s has been a base for community organizing, political movements, fundraisers and a safe haven for at risk youth and people looking for a job. Aretha Franklin is among the celebrities that regularly frequented her restaurant for her famous gumbo.

Larry Roberts Jr , Owner and founder of Larry's Barber Colleges, started cutting hair at age 13 and Opened Larry’s Barber Shop in Matteson at the age of 18. After the success of multiple barber Shops across Chicago, Larry Opened his barber college in 2004 and has opened a barber college in cook county department of corrections. His Mission is to provide the community a positive, professional atmosphere for barber training, career development, client servicing, and mentoring.

LouDella Evans Reid, known as Mama Lou is a Legendary Gospel Singer and Choir Master, led the Choir at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church for more than 50 years. Although small in stature, Fellowship Missionary Baptist has hosted the liked of Aretha Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr., Sam Cooke and James Cleveland

Love McPherson.. Author, speaker and media personality with the goal of teaching people how to love better. Love Infinity, her relationship coaching company was founded in 2010. Love has 2 decades of experience as a mental health professional and has Spoken on international and national levels. Along with appearances on several TV and Radio shows including Willie Moore Jr. Show.

Michele Hoskins of Michele’s Syrups, founded Michele’s Food’s in 1984. Michele was the first minority supplier for Denny’s and Walmart! Her family’s syrup recipe is based on her Great Great Great Grandmother’s recipe from 1880’s. And now you can find her products in over 8,000 stores nationwide including Jewel, Pete’s and Mariano’s.

Buritt Bullock a.k.a. Mr. b owner and doughnut maker at Old Fashioned Donuts

Opened 1972 in Roseland with his wife Mamie Bulloch.

Old Fashion is a staple in the Roseland neighborhood - guests from all over Chicago and the Suburbs come for the glaze donuts!

Has been featured in a variety of food magazines including Chicago’s Best

Today his 2 daughters assist him with the business as he still makes donuts Monday through Saturday.

Robin McFolling known as Chicago’s sausage queen is the 3rd generation Heir to Parker House Sausage Company. Parker House is one of the oldest black owned business in the united states celebrating 100 years in 2019!

Spencer Leak Jr, is the Vice President of Leak and Sons Funeral Home that has served Chicago communities for almost 90 years. Spencer is the third generation to run this family owned business. Leak and sons has been giving back to the Black community for generations…standing alongside Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil rights movement in Chicago, donating to local churches and families in need.

Jermaine Anderson, Executive Director of I am A Gentleman, named 2016 Man of Excellence by the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Helped develop The Chicago Gentlemen’s Brunch along with many other events, brands and products

Was appointed to NBC 5 Chicago’s Community Action Board and recognized as Someone You Should Know By Real Time Media Group.

LuVonia Whittley, Chicagoland’s Radio Minister of Music….Hosts “Gospel at Its Best” on WYCA and Inspiration 1390. She also served as Jurisdictional Minister of Music for the First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Illinois and Director of Christian Education for Corinthian Temple Church Of God

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