2017 Hustle Her Way Summit

I had the privilege of closing out the 2017 #hustleHERway Summit as the moderator for a panel of female founders! Kyshira Moffett gave me a homework assignment that included doing more speaking engagements. Before I could come up with an excuse for not completing the assignment, she said, "I'm looking for a moderator for the summit, … Continue reading 2017 Hustle Her Way Summit

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 … Continue reading Black Girls Can Fly!

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 … Continue reading Party With a Purpose

Charlene Carruthers | BYP 100

With every tragedy and injustice against black youth, one group has maintained a strong presence on the frontlines and in large numbers online. Knowledge, voice, and action are the three basic concepts of The Black Youth Project (BYP). Charlene Carruthers, the young woman behind the #BYP100 movement told Ebony Magazine that, “Genuine engagement and concern … Continue reading Charlene Carruthers | BYP 100

Who is Christian Mitchell?

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Bronzeville resident and lifelong Chicagoan, Christian Mitchell began his political career as a community organizer in the faith-based community. Despite the opposition faced for his support of pension reform and charter schools, he clinched the 2014 election by 556 votes. Many of the challenges faced as a youth … Continue reading Who is Christian Mitchell?

Authentically & Awesomely Luvvie

If you are a regular on social media, it would be hard to miss the signature comedic touch Ms. Luvvie Ajaya puts on everything she touches - almost. Even with a loyal following of over 42,000 and counting on Twitter, she finds time to lend her voice and brand to a cause that raises awareness … Continue reading Authentically & Awesomely Luvvie

Be Inspired: Jackie Robinson West Little League

Usually, parades on Michigan Avenue are reserved for Super Bowl Champions, the World Series or maybe even the NBA championships. But the Jackie Robinson West Little League team accomplished an amazing feat in 2014 by winning the World Little League Championship and taking their place in a parade surrounded by many… on Michigan Avenue. August … Continue reading Be Inspired: Jackie Robinson West Little League