Google Forgot About Juneteenth

Google Forgot About Juneteenth
Google dropped the ball this year by not creating a doodle celebrating Juneteenth. If you’re not familiar with this unofficial holiday in some states, it highlights the day the slaves of America were “freed”. Many view the date as the black 4th of July. Here are 3 things big corporations and “We. The People” can take... Read more »

My City Four Ways Essence & Ford Event (Recap)

My City Four Ways Essence & Ford Event (Recap)
Chicago is known for the power of its neighborhood’s ability to produce, promote and cultivate the presence of community culture. Ford recently teamed up with Essence magazine to showcase the fundamental elements of city pride on the southwest side of Chicago during its “My City Four Ways” tour. The event highlighted local influencers that represented... Read more »

Chicago State The Real Story

Chicago State The Real Story
As we prepare to bring in the holiday season, students on Chicago State University campus are gathering to celebrate what Chicago State means to them. The Director of Housing and Residence Life, Tim Lee, is encouraging   students to embrace the impact the school has had within their lives. The purpose of this campaign is to unite... Read more »
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Uber Saved My Life When I Needed A LYFT

Uber Saved My Life  When I Needed A LYFT
I never knew that it wasn’t normal for a cab to come into certain neighborhoods. I grew up believing that cabs are only for airports and hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago. I had no clue back in the day that I could never get a cab and or see a cab in my neighborhood... Read more »

Mayor Emanuel's New Choice for Chicago's Top Cop: The Good, the Bad and the Prayer.

Picture by Brian Casella of the Chicago Tribune Mayor Emanuel’s New Choice for Chicago’s Top Cop: The Good, the Bad and the Prayer by Todd Belcore “Welp, I have good news and I have bad news.”Normally, when people say that, people cringe. Then, they ask for the bad news first and hope that the good... Read more »

EXPLOSION HEARD AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT -Tips On Airport Safety

EXPLOSION HEARD AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT -Tips On Airport Safety
Just a few moments ago news surfaced that a deadly explosion took place at Brussels airport. Many news outlets are reporting that the country is investigating if this was a terrorist attack. While watching CNN a journalist mentioned eye witness accounts hearing yelling in Arabic just before gun shots were fired within the terminal and... Read more »
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Teens kill and ask for snapchat followers in court

Teens kill and ask for snapchat followers in court
We live in a world today where we struggle constantly to become viral. It’s the dream of us all to be internet famous. Being internet famous allows you to have “social” capital which will hopefully lead to providing you with monetary gains. Many of us know how social media has played a part in the... Read more »

I used to have a bad habit of doing things to be accepted

I used to have a bad habit of doing things to be accepted
I have a bad habit of trying to rescue people. I didn’t realize this until last year when I spent Lent journaling from the bottom of my heart. A lot of the pain I’ve gone through with people, relationships, family and even myself stems from my unwarranted need to help people and or fix them.... Read more »

Amber Rose: No Always Means No It's Not You, It's Men

Amber Rose: No Always Means No It's Not You, It's Men
It is February 24th, 2016 and women are still being raped. We are in a day and an age where a woman is still taken advantage of no matter what she is wearing, what she has said and who she is. The fact that a woman is a woman and a man wants sex is... Read more »
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Cosby Taught Me

Cosby Taught Me
Looking back over my teen years I noticed the common denominator within my enlightenment was my television. I learned so much about life and what I should be doing by watching tv, mainly The Cosby Show. I lived with and was raised by my grandparents, people that were directly effected by Jim Crow and segregation.... Read more »