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Black Chicago 2016 Summer Events (June-Sept)

Black Chicago 2016 Summer Events (June-Sept)
Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. Here’s my list for Summer 2016 hot happenings which showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups and get ready for more amazing adventures in SummerTimeChi! #FollowTheRedCup June 2016 June 15... Read more »

Scandalous Thursday and Weekend Events

Scandalous Thursday and Weekend Events
Summer 2014 is over and I’m happily settling into fall. Truth be told, FALL is my favorite season and this week’s weather has been perfect. The high 60’s / low 70’s should hold through the weekend so make sure you get outside and check out these SCANDALOUS upcoming events. Thursday, September 25th: SCANDAL IS BACK…GLADIATORS... Read more »

Chicago...Get On Up This Weekend

The author who brought you Single Girl Summer is now taking you on… CHICAGO EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND   It looks like Summertime Chi is quickly coming to an end…Bud Billiken is right around the corner! But as they say, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings…or rather the King of Soul screams. Make sure... Read more »
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"On the Run" All Summer Long

"On the Run" All Summer Long
CHICAGO EVENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND   They’re heeerrreeee… King Jay and Queen Bey are taking over the Chi tonight. Let’s roll out the red carpet and matching red cups! But first, check out the “movie trailer” for Run starring our favorite power couple and cameos from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. After the... Read more »

Black Chicago Weekend Events July 18-20, 2014

Black Chicago Weekend Events July 18-20, 2014
Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. I’ve compiled a list of great events for you to check out this weekend. Grab your red cups and get ready for an adventure in #SummerTimeChi! Friday, July 18: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Iota Delta Lambda Chapter Annual Old... Read more »

Cinco Derby De Mayweather - The Trifecta

Cinco Derby De Mayweather - The Trifecta
For the past two years, the first Saturday in May has been one of my favorite Red Cup Adventure days. I call it the trifecta (pun intended) because the Cinco De Mayo Saturday celebration, the Kentucky Derby, and Floyd Mayweather fight all converge on the same day. And it’s happening again this year…in fact, it’s... Read more »
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Two Words: Open Bar

Two Words: Open Bar
There are two words in the English language that are guaranteed to bring a huge smile to my face: OPEN BAR. When I hear that rallying call, my mind instantly swirls with all the possibilities! A much younger me dreamed about being a kid in a candy store. Mid-thirty me dreams of free appetizers, beer,... Read more »

Remembering Our Loved Ones During the Holidays

Remembering Our Loved Ones During the Holidays
I met Dawj Sangster last year when I was a member of Six Brown Chicks. She is a Doctor of Motivation who has turned her life’s pain into purpose through her writing, motivational speaking, and serial philanthropy. Last night, Dawj hosted an “Ornament Hanging Memorial Service” to honor the lives of our loved ones lost.... Read more »

Black Chicago Weekend Events Aug 10-12

Black Chicago Weekend Events Aug 10-12
People always ask me “what’s going on this weekend?” because they know I know. I’m the queen of the Red Cup Adventure. Here’s my rundown of the hottest events for Black Chicago this weekend August 10-12: Friday, August 10th -DJ Mark Fulla Flavor will referee a soul battle between Tribe Called Quest vs. DeLa Soul... Read more »
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Regina Taylor's "Crowns" is a Celebration of Sisterhood

Regina Taylor's "Crowns" is a Celebration of Sisterhood
I grew up on 80th and Constance in Chicago’s Jeffrey Manor neighborhood. My maternal grandparents lived less than a mile away on 75th and Jeffrey. They owned the apartment building next door to this huge eyesore of a flower store. (The flower store is gone now, but if you ever saw it, you know the... Read more »