Miss Ghana USA seeks to improve Ghana’s health care and education system

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah 24-year-old Heather Afriyie plans on reforming Ghana’s healthcare and education sector one crown at a time. The beauty queen was crowned Miss Ghana USA 2018 after competing amongst 11 contestants in June. Miss Ghana USA is a national annual pageant created to aid young Ghanaian women in the African diaspora to achieve … Continue reading Miss Ghana USA seeks to improve Ghana’s health care and education system

Concrete Rose, a Thriving Brand among Inner-City Youth

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   When Chris Williams, founder and designer of clothing line, Concrete Rose, initially contemplated a name for his brand, his memory drifted back to his youth when his mother made him read books while on punishment. One book in particular contained a popular poem by Tupac Shakur, “The Rose That Grew From … Continue reading Concrete Rose, a Thriving Brand among Inner-City Youth

Sip of Hope creates a Safe Space to tackle Mental Health Issues

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   A new coffee shop in the Logan Square neighborhood is stirring up conversations about mental health. Sip of Hope, which opened earlier this year in May, plans to break down the stigma behind depression by engaging in educational conversations with customers struggling with suicide while donating all of its proceeds … Continue reading Sip of Hope creates a Safe Space to tackle Mental Health Issues

4 things to do in Chicago this Labor Day Weekend

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   It’s Labor Day weekend and there’s no better way to celebrate a hiatus from work and the encroaching end of summer than to explore a variety of events the Windy City has to offer. We've put together a list of four events to check out!   African Festival of the Arts … Continue reading 4 things to do in Chicago this Labor Day Weekend

Anti-violence protest shows unity among activists; division within city leaders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szWF_kGa5tM   By: Nana Aduba-Amoah On Saturday, July 7, thousands of people marched on the Dan Ryan Expressway to protest the ongoing violence occurring within the city of Chicago. Families and friends who lost their loved ones to violence, activists, and politicians flooded the inbound lanes of the 79th street expressway that morning, alongside the … Continue reading Anti-violence protest shows unity among activists; division within city leaders

Father Pfleger, protesters threatened with arrests ahead of Dan Ryan march — WGN-TV

CHICAGO — The Rev. Michael Pfleger is pushing back against Chicago and Illinois State Police who threaten arrests if protesters interfere with traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway this weekend. Pfleger and other clergy members, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, announced Tuesday a bold step in the ongoing campaign of civil unrest against street violence … Continue reading Father Pfleger, protesters threatened with arrests ahead of Dan Ryan march — WGN-TV

Chicago artist shares his experience as a member of the Boys and Girls Club

I sat down with rising Chicago artist, Clement Amoah-koi, who goes by the stage name Young Vim, to discuss his childhood experiences as a former member of the McCormick Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. The Boys and Girls Club is a national non-profit organization which caters services to the youth to enable their social, … Continue reading Chicago artist shares his experience as a member of the Boys and Girls Club