Black Girls CODE Chicago: Building Leaders, Bridging the Gap

Much has been said about the lack of diversity in tech, particularly when it comes to Blacks and women. Black Girls Code launched in April 2011 with a mission to change that narrative through workshops and after school programs across the country for girls. Now active in 13 cities across the United States and even…

#GivingTuesday is the New Black

I skipped Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But I spent #GivingTuesday celebrating social entrepreneurship with uBack! #thatssoWiSTEM At the launch of uBack Giving Tuesday event. @1871Chicago @ubackforgood pic.twitter.com/lEM0i2klrO — Medici (@medicimuseums) November 30, 2016   #1871Chicago + #WiSTEM celebrated giving back last night with @ubackforgood! #upshow pic.twitter.com/xkxQq1i7lo — 1871 Chicago (@1871Chicago) November 30, 2016  …

Black Girls Can Fly!

Black Girls (Can) Fly! is a play about a ten-year-old girl from Chicago named Bessie Mae. Drive-by shootings, school closings, and Black Lives Matter protests have taken a toll on young Bessie Mae. Her fear, of staying alive, has forced her to stay indoors. She does not understand why anyone would want to leave their…

Welcome to Chicago! #BGCChi2016

This campus is beautiful! Can’t wait to come back tomorrow for the first Black Girls Code – Chicago workshop! Follow the hashtag online for updates on the newest addition to the #ChiTech scene for youth! 

Chicago Discover Engineers Week

The Chicago Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers hosted a day-long event today for students ranging in age from 5 to 17. When we reached the speed networking session, I thought, “Well, I guess I’ll have to skip this part.” But the moderator insisted that another girl (who is a social worker) and…

#QOTD: Marva Collins

I could never be a 100% tablet/iPad/laptop person. There’s just nothing like pulling back the page of a new or favorite book! A guy sitting near me at the coffee shop is reading a book about one of my Sheroes, #MarvaCollins. I asked to snap a pic so I have something to refer back to…

Party With a Purpose

I had the privilege of meeting FM SUPREME almost a year ago at Trinity United Church of Christ. On this particular evening, I was serving as a volunteer for a church sponsored event called, “Party with a Purpose.” This was a unique event that not only commemorated the anniversary of Pastor Otis Moss, III but…