Chicago couple with dessert catering business will premier on Food Network

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah A Chicago couple who curated their own home-based dessert business will be competing on a national television show on Dec. 9. Sheldon Jordan and Brittney Dervin, two self-taught innovators of the cookie decorating brand “Nicely Iced Chicago,” will be featured on the Food Channel’s Christmas Cookie Challenge,  according to a recent … Continue reading Chicago couple with dessert catering business will premier on Food Network

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

Photo Recap: 2019 Do Division Street Fest, Hyde Park Brew Fest

        By: Nana Aduba-Amoah This past weekend in the Windy City highlighted a festive wave of events as crowds of people basked in the onset of summer at the annual Do Division Street Fest and Hyde Park Brew Fest. Do Division Street Fest featured live music, a local designer runway show, as … Continue reading Photo Recap: 2019 Do Division Street Fest, Hyde Park Brew Fest

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

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