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  Photos by Melanie L. Brown Nikki Giovanni performed in Chicago on the stage with Morris Gearring. She shared her classic written poems and discussed the recent violent situations towards African Americans. Giovanni covered various emotions through her poetry. She laughed, cried and even talked sexy to the crowd.

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  If you know anything about Chicago summers you know they are the best. There is something to do every weekend and the beautiful backdrop of the skyline serves as the perfect picture. To start your weekend off right, you must stop by the Promontory in Hyde Park to experience the sounds of Algebra Blessett…

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Under the threat of a winter storm and 50 mile-per-hour winds, Chicago came out in full force to witness the genius of Roy Ayers at The Promontory in Hyde Park. Ayers has been in the industry for over 40 years and his signature vibraphone notes have been sampled and replayed around the world by artists from every…

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So, 2016 has started the way 2015 ended in Chicago. The shooting has continued and more videos have been released. Since January 1, 110 people have been shot, compared to 37 during the same time last year. That’s a nearly 200 percent increase, according to cbsnews.com. Everybody is offering a solution. The Chicago group Foster and…

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Demoiselle 2 Femme founded by Sherida Morrison and Romanthea Looper was created to address the social and personal problems of adolescent females in the Chicago’s Englewood community and provide them with positive role models that would assist them in becoming successful young women. Recently, these role models were chosen and recognized as the 40 under…

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