African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 30th Anniversary

By: Keeton Robinson Every year around Labor Day weekend, the African Festival of the Arts takes place in Washington Park. The four-day event features some of the best displays of African art, food, and musical performances from different artists of African descent. This year's festival was special because it celebrated the 30th year anniversary of the event, and the musical concert lineup … Continue reading African Festival of the Arts Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Chicago’s 2019 Summer Jam Embraces Local and National Hip Hop Artists

By: Keeton Robinson When you think of summertime in Chicago, you might consider the Air & Water show, Lollapalooza, or Taste of Chicago. One of the most popular events that doesn’t get talked about much in Chicago, but it should be included in your to-do-summer list is the WGCI-FM Summer Jam. Most radio stations in big cities like New York, Los … Continue reading Chicago’s 2019 Summer Jam Embraces Local and National Hip Hop Artists

GoldRush Music Festival 2019: Fusion of HipHop and Dance

By: Keeton Robinson Relentless Beats strikes gold again with another amazing lineup for its 2019 Goldrush Festival in Chandler, Arizona. The two-day event will be held at Rawhide Western Town on September 27 and 28, and embodies a western theme will surely take you back in time. Chicago music lovers who are interested in attending … Continue reading GoldRush Music Festival 2019: Fusion of HipHop and Dance

Ghana Festival Hosts Two-Day Event to Celebrate “The Year of the Return”

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah 2019 highlights the 400th year since the first enslaved Africans set foot on American soil, and the annual Ghana festival in Washington Park this past weekend honored its ancestors through the theme of “Akwaaba: the Year of the Return,” as a public invitation to revisit the cultural traditions of the West … Continue reading Ghana Festival Hosts Two-Day Event to Celebrate “The Year of the Return”

Taste of Chicago 2019 Serves More Food, Festivities

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah The Taste of Chicago event offered more selections of food varieties and attracted over one million people this year, according to an article by WBBM radio. Choose Chicago reports that the annual festival, which took place in Grant Park, garnered food from 82 restaurants, including 24 pop-ups and 17 food trucks, which … Continue reading Taste of Chicago 2019 Serves More Food, Festivities

Chicago native, writers to air Englewood-based sitcom, ‘South Side’

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah The windy city’s Englewood neighborhood will be aired in a Comedy Central sitcom entitled ‘South Side’ on July 24. The series, created by Harvard graduates, Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, will reflect a satirical portrayal of the workplace environment of a rental store on the city’s South Side, according to an article … Continue reading Chicago native, writers to air Englewood-based sitcom, ‘South Side’

Artist Thad Lu Talk Musical Influences, Chicago Violence, Abortion Ban and More

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Thad Lu is a rap artist hailing from Chicago’s West Side. He sat down with me to discuss his background, education, upcoming projects, perspective on Chicago’s violence and culture, abortion ban laws, cannabis legalization and much more. You can hear his latest music on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.