Lily Be is a storyteller, mother, and plant lover. She became a storyteller out of the necessity to save her own life.Read More
The 4th Annual North Lawndale Arts Festival was a melting pot of activities and information for local creatives, residents of North Lawndale - but, maybe, most importantly it gave local artists a platform to showcase their talents in their own community.Read More
The Fairy Garden located in the Woodlawn on 6100 South block of St. Lawerence launched June 19, 2019 by Debbie Frisch, The Founder and Executive Director of Hello Baby, Duane Jarrett, Chief Gardener for Blacks In Green and many other helping hands.Read More
North Lawndale residents are doing many things to combat violence in the area. Their actions range from enjoying local sporting events to peace gatherings to help with relief and starting conversations, which builds a place where North Lawndale residents are able to advocate for a better life.Read More
By featuring comedians from the mental health, chronic illness and disability communities, Who Dis is trying to change the landscape of comedy in Chicago.
On June 15th, Chicago introduced its residents to a new way to get around the city: E-Scooters. Recently, there has been there has been a strong presence of these scooters, especially in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
The CTA plays a large part in the lives of many Chicagoans. With over 1.6 million bus and train trips said to be taken on the average weekday, it's clear that the public transportation system is functioning well despite recent competition from ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber. But just how well is CTA serving its West side customers?Read More
On the corner of Wood Street and Cermak Road, right in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is Caniceria Maribel, a corner store with a strong name and an even stronger place in the community.Read More
The Majestic Gents use Chicago style steppin to educate and increase awareness of Black culture throughout the world by hosting classes, events that give exposure to Chicago’s South Side culture.
The Real Chi reporters, Naomi Haden and Kyele Nails, and Editors, Clariza Adao and Briana Higgins, sit back and talk about their experience attending the Taste of Chicago 2019. Specifically, they talk about how affordable the Taste of Chicago really is.Read More
The Taste of Chicago is a large food festival, held annually in Grant Park . The event
brings a variety of food, games, vendors. For many attending, child safety could be an
underlying concern among the minds of parents.Read More
Many cite the Taste of Chicago as the biggest food festival in the world, with many kinds of delicious food all in one place.. For Zhen Heinemann, director of Visitors Experiences at the Taste of Chicago, it’s important to have accessibility be a main focus for the festival.Read More
The Taste of Chicago consisted of 82 eateries including a multitude of Asian cuisine. Yet, some reflected the “Americanized” version of it. Asian Americans can tell the difference.Read More
Despite the large security presence and bag check at the 39th annual Taste of Chicago, locals in attendance were not intimidated by law enforcement officials overseeing the event.Read More
The Taste of Chicago is one of the city’s biggest family-oriented food festivals that gives the public diverse food options to enjoy. This year, the Taste of Chicago had a total of eighty-two vendors, including five-day vendors and pop-ups. Twenty-seven gave vegan options, and eleven out of the twenty-seven were just desserts, sending a message to those looking for vegan options that the Taste of Chicago may not be the festival for them.Read More
Holmes is one of the 125 or so Black Chicagoans who suffered under the hand of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge.Read More
In a red, brick building in Pilsen, about 75 attendees squeezed into ISA Studios, a multidisciplinary arts and community space where roughly twenty storytellers took the stage to deliver their stories in the form of spoken word, music, and performances.Read More
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden will be hosting a Food Sovereignty Action Day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.Read More
After 25 years, a West Humboldt Park support home for formerly incarcerated women is close to being shuttered. When Leslie Brown-Simmons became the first woman in Illinois to be granted clemency, she experienced first-hand the difficult transition out of incarceration and opened Leslie’s place in 1994, hoping to ease the process for other women.Read More