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,” … Continue reading Have you seen #SHEDIDTHATFILM?

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

Celebrating One Year of Being Strong, Smart, and Bold

On Wednesday, June 13, join the Chicago chapter of Girls Inc. for a celebration of their first year of service to the Chicago community! Mary Ann Hynes, the first female General Counsel of a Fortune 500 corporation, will be honored during the luncheon, which will be emceed by ABC 7's, Cheryl Burton. Hynes is a graduate … Continue reading Celebrating One Year of Being Strong, Smart, and Bold

Pitch Black: Be on the Lookout

Your opportunity to support one of many positive movements for Chicago's youth takes place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from Noon until 3:00 P.M at mHub! The second annual Gray Matter Pitch Black Student Pitch Competition provides six student groups an opportunity to present their business and gain valuable feedback for a chance to win … Continue reading Pitch Black: Be on the Lookout

Black Girls Code Chicago: Sphero Workshop

Black Girls CODE is bringing a one-day Sphero workshop to Thoughtworks on Saturday, April 28th! This workshop will teach participants to understand the motion sensors of a Sphero through drag & drop block learning and Javascript. REGISTER HERE Interested in volunteering? Opportunities are available for tech and non-tech volunteers. Positions include: instructors, registration, tech assistants, … Continue reading Black Girls Code Chicago: Sphero Workshop

For Such a Time as This

In 2009, I hopped on the road with my parents to attend the Urban League’s national conference in Chicago. At some point during the conference, we found out that The Black Women’s Expo was also in session at McCormick Place. Barack Obama had been inaugurated about 7 months prior, Michael Eric Dyson was one of … Continue reading For Such a Time as This

APPLY NOW: 2018-2019 Chicago Urban League Scholarship

The Deadline for the 2018-2019 Chicago Urban League Scholarship is Quickly Approaching!  Scholarship Recipients Awarded up to $5,000 Are you pursuing an undergraduate degree and in need of financial assistance? The Chicago Urban League is now accepting applications to assist full-time students who are maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA and expected to graduate this year. Applications are due … Continue reading APPLY NOW: 2018-2019 Chicago Urban League Scholarship

#blackgirlsgather

Snapped a selfie with Kimberly Foster, Founder of For Harriet ARE YOU YOUR SISTER’S KEEPER? FROM BLOG TO MULTIMEDIA POWERHOUSE I recently had the honor of meeting Founder and Editor-in-Chief of For Harriet, Kimberly Foster. As an undergraduate student at Harvard University in 2010, Foster decided to start a blog with the aim of raising the level … Continue reading #blackgirlsgather