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

Chicago’s World Music Festival: Review

  By: Taneisha Anderson   As some may know, the World Music Festival, which has been ongoing at various locations in Chicago throughout the month of September, came to an end this Sunday, Sept. 23. Since 1999, the festival has been a city’s favorite, attracting over 600,000 concertgoers, but this year marked one of it's … Continue reading Chicago’s World Music Festival: Review

Beyonce and Jay-Z dazzles at OTR II in Chicago

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Beyonce and Jay-Z took over Chicago this weekend, delivering two back-to-back shows in Soldier Field, Friday and Saturday night, uniting the Beyhive and Roc Nation fans through their journey “On The Run.”      “Only love can conquer hate,” Jay-Z shouted in the crowd Friday night. “We’ve got to learn to love each … Continue reading Beyonce and Jay-Z dazzles at OTR II in Chicago

Photo Recap: Lollapalooza 2018

    By: Nana Aduba-Amoah This year’s Lollapalooza festival featured a four-day blend of alternative, rock, and hip hop artists, including Bruno Mars, Vampire Weekend, and Nav.   Thousands of festival-goers crowded around eight stages in Grant Park from Wednesday, Aug 1, to Sunday, Aug 5, to watch live performances from over 100 artists, while … Continue reading Photo Recap: Lollapalooza 2018

Chicago Rapper Marko Stat$ Performs at Ibex Clothing Launch

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Last Friday night, in a crowded venue with over 50 people, rapper Marko Stat$ graced the stage with a vivid, solo, live performance. The event, called ‘Pizzoozic’ was a product launch for the clothing brand, Ibex, which featured performances by Marko Stat$ and other artists. Marko Stat$ said he was eager … Continue reading Chicago Rapper Marko Stat$ Performs at Ibex Clothing Launch

Rapper Cardi B Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

  By: Taneisha Anderson On Tuesday, July 10, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper, Cardi B, 25, gave birth to a daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, with her rapper husband, Offset, according to her Instagram page. Following the announcement of her baby girl, she made another post days later on Instagram, stating that being a mom "requires full … Continue reading Rapper Cardi B Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

Drake discusses fatherhood, leaving record deal on ‘Scorpion.’

  By: Taneisha Anderson On Friday, June 29, rapper Drake released his 90-minute, fifth studio album called “Scorpion,” the longest album of his career, packed with 25 songs. Within 3 days, “Scorpion” hailed over 170 million streams on Apple music, and 132 million streams on Spotify, according to the New York Times. The album, which … Continue reading Drake discusses fatherhood, leaving record deal on ‘Scorpion.’