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K Love the Poet is a spoken word artist and motivational speaker. She made her poetry debut in 2003 in the heart of Chicago. Since 2015, she has had more than three videos go viral. She is known for empowering people of color with her signature poem “Million Dollar Melanin.” Rolling out spoke with her…

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Based on headlines, the Chicagoland south suburb of Harvey, Illinois, does not seem like a place where stars are born. However, it has birthed many talents, including  Syleena Johnson, Keke Palmer, and more recently, “Chicago P.D.” actor LaRoyce Hawkins. Since 2013, Hawkins has been a regular in NBC’s “Chicago” TV dramas, which include “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,”…

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“Bullets take lives, but words change lives.” These aren’t simply words yelled by teenagers at a day camp, but instead, it is a mission statement embodied by thousands of young people who’ve been empowered by Kuumba Lynx, an urban arts youth development organization. For two decades, alongside many of Chicago’s artists, activists, educators, and youth…

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Kanye West loves to talk, and now fans will have the opportunity to hear him talk in an extended listen. The mercurial rapper/producer is reportedly planning to release an entire album of spoken word content. ContactMusic reports that the project, which currently has no tentative title or release date, will be a vinyl release and will be over three hours long.

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