From Events

The First Annual Gray Matter Experience Fundraiser

We hear so much about what is not being done to move our communities forward and young people often catch a bad rap. I choose to focus on the good by amplifying the voices of people who are doing the work to improve our communities. The work Britney Robbins is doing through The Gray Matter…

Local Organization Screens “Little” Movie to Dispel Stigmas and Emphasize Power of Media Representation

Event to Raise Funds to Support FREE Violence Prevention Camp, Celebrate Black-ish Star Marsai Martin as youngest Executive Producer; Feature Panel Discussion, Interactive STEAM activites, Raffle prizes. Media Contacts: Felicia Apprey Agyare 773-671-3240 appreyf@gmail.com La’Keisha Gray-Sewell 312-972-2029 “We have advanced so far and have much to celebrate in the achievements of Black girls across all…

#BlackWomenLead: Chisholm Legacy Brunch

On Sunday, March 31st, Higher Heights hosted a special virtual Sunday Brunch to celebrate the late Shirley Chisholm’s legacy featuring a conversation with newly elected Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (CT-5), Lucy Mcbath (GA-6), and Lauren Underwood (IL-14)—and I was one of the virtual hosts! This Sunday Funday was full of good eats and even better conversation around how we…

Have you seen #SHEDIDTHATFILM?

In case you missed it, a new must-see documentary was featured in Chicago on February 11 at Row 24 Events and Productions. She Did That, a 71-minute film was created by the Brooklyn-based executive producer, Renae Bluitt. “It was time for a new challenge and God planted the seed for me to create this documentary,”…

2019 NABJ Student Multimedia Project

Applications are now open for the 2019 NABJ Student Multimedia Project! Students will work with veteran journalists, educators, media and public relations professionals in a newsroom, creating daily convention content to include TV newscasts, newspaper and online reports, in addition to social media, public relations and marketing campaigns. Share this link with a student in…

Black Girls CODE Chicago: Equity and Inclusion Enrichment Activity

Parents and students are invited to learn about interesting opportunities from an array of dynamic speakers at Cision, receive a tour, and a panel Q & A with Valerie Lopez, Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Cision. This enrichment event is intended for girls ages 14-17, who must be accompanied by an…

News, PR and Politics

The Chicago Chapter of National Association of Black Journalists hosted a panel on Wednesday, September 19, offering an inside look into the careers of the industry’s most notable journalists turned press secretaries. “Career Insider: Behind the Scenes With Spokespersons for the Politically Powerful” included: Monroe Anderson former press secretary for Mayor Eugene Sawyer, Avis LaVelle former…