Photo Recap: Saturday’s Protest for George Floyd in Downtown Chicago

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Thousands of Chicagoans flooded the downtown streets Saturday afternoon to join the national protests against the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by white police officer, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis last week Sunday. Yesterday highlighted the second day of the city’s protest, where local organizations such as … Continue reading Photo Recap: Saturday’s Protest for George Floyd in Downtown Chicago

5 Things To Do While Self-Quarantining

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Social distancing has become the new norm for Chicagoans after Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker implemented a statewide order for Illinois residents to stay at home due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, effective March 21 through April 7, 2020.  So far, there have been over 10 deaths and … Continue reading 5 Things To Do While Self-Quarantining

Return of The Jungle show drafts fashion extravaganza during NBA All-Star Weekend

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah This year’s NBA All-Star weekend not only featured a plethora of events in the sports and entertainment sphere, but it also gave exposure to local and nationwide black-owned fashion vendors.  On Saturday, Feb 15, Chicagorilla fashion brand, a clothing line owned by “Black Ink Crew: Chicago,” cast member Van Johnson, and Kevin … Continue reading Return of The Jungle show drafts fashion extravaganza during NBA All-Star Weekend

Roc Marciano and Willie The Kid Ignites Lyrical Mayhem at Bourbon on Division Performance

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah In a room of over 200 people on Friday night, east coast and midwest rap lovers eagerly crowded the stage of Bourbon on Division to experience performances from the legendary Roc Marciano and Willie The Kid. The two hour concert seemed like an infinite party as the artists engaged heavily with … Continue reading Roc Marciano and Willie The Kid Ignites Lyrical Mayhem at Bourbon on Division Performance

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

Mexican Government Organizing a Summit to Discuss White Supremacy

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah As a result of racially-targeted hate crimes in the United States, specifically, the recent mass shooting that occurred at a Walmart in El Paso, TX, last month, the Mexican government is organizing a summit that will include leaders from Spanish-speaking nations to discuss the threat of white supremacy, according to a recent article … Continue reading Mexican Government Organizing a Summit to Discuss White Supremacy

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”