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

Chicago Police Court-Ordered to Report Gun-pointing Incidents

    By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   The Chicago police department will begin to be held accountable every time an officer chooses to point a gun at someone during an arrest or stop. This new procedure is a court-ordered decree from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and will take effect in July … Continue reading Chicago Police Court-Ordered to Report Gun-pointing Incidents

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican — WGN-TV

Watch Video TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation’s largest political battleground. 1,034 more words via Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs … Continue reading Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican — WGN-TV

Alderman Solis accuse Chicago Police of Violating Sanctuary Ordinance After Immigrant Arrested in Raid

  By: Nana Otutua-Amoah   Chicago Alderman, Danny Solis, claims the police department violated it’s sanctuary city ordinance after arresting an immigrant, while raiding a store that sold counterfeit clothes, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.   “They’re not supposed to do any effort—even with a warrant—that collaborates with Homeland Security or ICE. … Continue reading Alderman Solis accuse Chicago Police of Violating Sanctuary Ordinance After Immigrant Arrested in Raid

Trump takes Legal Action against Omarosa over tell-all Book

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Despite the fact that President Donald Trump’s campaign recently filed for arbitration against former White House official and campaign aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, for her tell-all book, her publisher says the book will still be released. "My clients will not be intimidated by hollow legal threats and have proceeded with publication … Continue reading Trump takes Legal Action against Omarosa over tell-all Book

Chicago New ‘CityKey’ Id Cards Benefits Immigrants and Homeless People

    By: Nana Aduba-Amoah The city of Chicago released a new, optional, government-issued, “CityKey card” photo ID in May, to grant individuals, such as undocumented immigrants and homeless people, access to cultural and financial institutions. However, the card has only been issued to less than one percent of city residents so far, WGN-TV reports. "If you … Continue reading Chicago New ‘CityKey’ Id Cards Benefits Immigrants and Homeless People