New Pine Valley Restaurant, which has been in the North Lawndale community for over 50 years, is most famous for its $1.35 cheese burgers. But customers said what makes the food special isn’t the ingredients. It’s the people who make them.Read More
Lily Be is a storyteller, mother, and plant lover. She became a storyteller out of the necessity to save her own life.Read More
I decided to do a podcast on an overall review about Taqueria el Milagro. I brought two friends, Claritza and Bria, with me to help me eat all the food we ordered. We talked about the surroundings, the place itself, the wait, the prices, and of course the food itself. If you are ever in Little Village, Taqueria el Milagro is the place to go.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.
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.
HoopsHigh has a great lineup of basketball action lined up ahead for fans this summer.
It all begins on July 25 with the inaugural dunk contest followed by the All Star Game during the 2019 Mid Summer Fun Fest.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
Saturday April 13th--SAIC Homan Square will be hosting Saturday Cyphers:The Infinite Cypher with musing Hip Hop duo Mother Nature made up of Klevah Knox (Shasta Mathews) and T.R.U.T.H (Tierney Reed). The event will kick-off the spring edition of SAIC’s Homan Square Saturday Cyphers, a program founded by Dr. Ife Williams of SAIC as an initiative to encourage community and kinship through hip-hop.Read More
Holding banners that read “lift the ban” and “rent control now,” protesters chanted, “J.B. keep your word!” and asked Pritzker to honor his campaign promise to support the repeal of the state's rent control ban. They were accompanied by aldermanic candidate Rossanna Rodriguez-Sanchez and Alderman Carlos Rosa-Ramirez, who shared stories of the housing squeeze from the 35th ward.Read More
Gallery Night was a step forward in that direction, said some North Lawndale artists who exhibited their work during the event on March 28.Read More
After years of creative advertising work, Jessica Willis started her own blog “Swaggerless” and began highlighting artists’ work from around the world. She soon felt unfulfilled, not seeing tangible results from her work, and decided to organize a pop-up art show in Los Angeles that quickly outgrew her expectations.Read More
When Annetta Wilson went to Ghana, she didn’t know that listening to elders talk about a mythical bird would change her and her North Lawndale community.Read More
The past, present and future converged during a night of Afrofuturistic celebration.Read More
Students are helping voters take the wheel of Chicago’s local election by driving around in a school bus they designed and refurbished.Read More
“Citizenship” is a loaded word, used to confer different sets of rights depending on the context in which it is used and the people it is describing.Read More
The Chicago West Community Music Center began in a North Lawndale kitchen. It was 1999, CPS had cut music and art funding from public schools, and Howard and Darlene Sandifer were frustrated with the lack of opportunities that young people in their home of North Lawndale had to pursue an affordable, accessible arts education. So, they took matters into their own hands.Read More
City Limits is a series from The Real Chi profiling artists who are not only pushing the culture forward with their work but actively working in their communities to better the city of Chicago.Read More
It’s not yet the holiday season but Damon Locks thought Chicago deserved a gift. On Nov. 15, Locks and the Black Monument Ensemble will present “Where Future Unfolds – Flowers for Chicago,” a sprawling 80-minute music-and-dance performance hosted at the Garfield Park Conservatory as part of the month-long Red Bull Music Festival.Read More