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The devastation of Hurricane Harvey has been a heavily discussed topic over the last two weeks and rightfully so. With winds clocking around 111 mph and a constant downpour of rain totaling 15 trillion gallons, Texas faced one of the worst hurricanes in its history. Harvey left houses and business demolished, as well as scores of people…

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When five equally talented artists combine forces to start a band, only greatness can ensue and the New Orleans band Water Seed is a living, singing, and instrument playing witness of such. Comprised of Lou Hill (drummer and composer), J Sharp (keyboardist), Berkley the Artist (lead vocalist), Cinese (flutist), and Shaleyah (vocalist and percussionist), Water…

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Writer, stylist, influencer, and style maven are just a few words that describe the powerhouse known as BeBe Jones. From her impressive pen game to her incredible eye for fashion, as well as her innate ability to make concrete connections through her genuineness, Jones has managed to become a serious force for fashion in Chicago.…

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The Chicago Sinfonietta ended their 2016-2017 season with an unbelievable show on May 15 at the Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center and it was incontestably grand season climax. The show’s theme, “Rightness in the Rhythm,” celebrated a century of the eclectic mix of jazz and symphony.  And what a mix it was!  Melodic tunes filled…

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James Nelson Afro-Lution at Nych Gallery in Chicago

Nestled comfortably between pop art and art nouveau is “Afro-Lution,” an emerging, evocative art movement that’s sure to put the art world on notice. Incorporating bold colors with eye-catching geometrics and African American subjects oozing royalty and power, visual artist James Nelson’s new installation at Nych Gallery in Chicago is an innovative, conversation-igniting exhibit. Through carefully…

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Michael Jordan once said, “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Shannon Waldron, founder of Urban Fêtes and marketing extraordinaire, unequivocally falls within that last category. By now, you’ve either heard of or personally experienced the new phenomenon known as the Silent Party that’s sweeping the nation.…

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McDonald’s of Northeast Ohio partnered with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland to send approximately 100 minority students on the 29th Annual HBCU Bus Tour. The tour, which is currently in progress, started on March 27 and is set to end on March 31. Students on this tour will receive the full college experience as they visit…

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All hail the woman who gets up every day and gets her own. Women have bossed up and taken their entrepreneur destiny by the horns and the economy should be ever so thankful. Statistics show that women-owned businesses have grown significantly in the last 15 years. Currently, nine million women own businesses and will provide…

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In honor of Women’s History Month, rolling out is spotlighting female authors whose works certainly deserve a space in your personal library. We chose nine exceptional authors with outstanding pieces of literature that fall within every genre imaginable. From witty words of advice from Luvvie Ajayi, to the painful journey through our ancestors’ history as told…

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With the nation divided courtesy of new leadership in the White House, ironically one art exhibit over this past extended weekend evoked pride, nostalgia and comradery among a colorful crowd of strangers turned friends, all there to pay homage to the one and only Barack Obama.Farewell 44, a tribute to the great 44th president of…

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