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Looking at Nikko Washington’s artwork, the first feature that captures your attention is his use of bold colors in his portraitures. The 25-year-old School of the Art Institute artist recently wrapped up a major solo exhibit at Café Logan at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. The “53 ‘til Infinity” creator pays homage…

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Kanye West is reportedly teaming up with Justin Bieber for his big comeback album. The “Sorry” hitmaker revealed last September that the pair had written songs together and that he wasn’t sure if they would see the light of day. However, they are likely to book in further studio time later this year, when the 23-year-old…

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You can’t mention streetwear and not mention Dave Jeff. His PHLI brand has been a consistent and ubiquitous brand worn by countless individuals around the world. Jeff is a testament to being true to his community and his faith. As a business owner, he knows what is important to his growth and how to connect with…

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The Silver Room in Hyde Park played host to Hey Brown Girl presented by Aplomb and their most recent event “Let’s hear it for the Boy,” a pop up event celebrating women and men who love all things vintage, everything from clothing and accessories to home goods and more. The event featured eight different vendors, all offering…

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A few of Chicago’s most known and beloved celebrities have banded together in a new promotional video in hopes of encouraging President Barack Obama to “bring it on home” and select the city’s South Side to house the Barack Obama Presidential Library. Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte, media personality Val Warner, and hip-hop artist Rhymefest are just…

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Chicago native Syleena Johnson recently celebrated the release of her sixth studio album, Chapter 6: Couples Therapy, with a intimate album release party at new Chicago venue The Promontory, located in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Sponsored in part by Johnson’s new label home Blakbyrd Entertainment, along with Heineken, 30+ Marketing and Twoguard Media Group, and Juan and Only…

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For anyone who thinks black businesses are dying, they have obviously never been to the annual African festival held in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Beginning on Friday, August 29 and wrapping up on Labor Day, Washington Park was transformed into an African marketplace, filled with hundreds of vendors selling everything…

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Yesterday was Small Business Saturday, and President Obama’s senior advisor and Chicago native, Valerie Jarrett, celebrated the day by shopping at a number of small businesses in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, including the popular clothing boutique Sir & Madame as pictured above. Jarrett shared the following message via her twitter account: Today I’m spending #SmallBusinessSaturday back…

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