Attend the 2018 NABJ Chicago Holiday Party & Fundraiser

Photo: 2015 NABJ Red Hot Holiday PartyIt’s that time! The Chicago chapter of NABJ will host their annual Red Hot Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM at Persona Lounge. NABJ-Chicago awards scholarships each year to deserving high school and college students interested in pursuing journalism careers. This is … Continue reading Attend the 2018 NABJ Chicago Holiday Party & Fundraiser

Google BOLD Immersion

Applications are now open for the 2019 Google BOLD Immersion Program!    Undergraduate students in their second year of a four year BA/BS program, in any major will receive:   A glimpse into the business side of the technology industry A chance to grow your peer network Exposure and insight into Google’s non-technical internship and … Continue reading Google BOLD Immersion

Women Leading by Example: Jahari Soward

I normally try to keep my civic tech chats pretty short. But Jahari Soward shares my same passion for seeing our young women excel in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). So I wanted to take my time and hear exactly what inspired her to become the founder of My eSTEAM Kits!  

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 … Continue reading Black Girls CODE Chicago: Equity and Inclusion Enrichment Activity

You Are Not a Brand

On October 8, 2018, KBLX radio personality Armand Carr was joined by the co-director of Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew for a discussion on "The Business of Podcasting." This was not your average discussion on millennials and technology--and that's a great thing! Agnew informed #TECHCNXT attendees on his opinion of "branding" and the potential impact of … Continue reading You Are Not a Brand

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 … Continue reading News, PR and Politics

Letter to Jacque Reid: Tales of an Eager College Intern

Almost every day is TBT when I turn on the radio and often times when I post a photo. But this… Oh boy. This I have to share: So I was scrolling through my 1TB external hard drive in search of a photo. I never found the photo. But I did find a now 13-year-old … Continue reading Letter to Jacque Reid: Tales of an Eager College Intern