Midwestern Memorial Day Celebrations

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   There’s no region that commemorates the service of the United States Armed Forces quite like the Midwest. Middle America is the intersection of the historical and cultural celebration of our country’s fallen and active heroes. For Midwesterners who are traveling or scouring for events to attend, we’ve put together a brief … Continue reading Midwestern Memorial Day Celebrations

Alabama Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Ban Bill

    By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Today birthed the reality of a new health law that could criminalize abortion procedures in the state of Alabama. The Alabama Human Life Protection Act was passed by Alabama state senators yesterday, Tuesday, May 14, and signed by Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey today, according to a recent report by … Continue reading Alabama Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Ban Bill

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot Prepares for Inauguration

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first African-American, female mayor, will be a sworn-into office at the Wintrust Arena later this month. On May 20, Lightfoot will be inaugurated at 10 a.m., along with 50 aldermen, including city Clerk Anna Valencia, according to a recent report by NBC Chicago. The ceremony will also showcase performances … Continue reading Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot Prepares for Inauguration

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