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 … Continue reading Chicago Discover Engineers Week

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?

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

61st Street Farmers Market

:: Chorizo & Potatoes w Rice & Black Beans Sooo good… But also very spicy - that part is totally my fault. Ask which salsa is mild or hot before heaping it onto your food. (Nice job Monique…) Follow me on Foodspotting!

Walk to End Hunger

I went to Soldier Field on Saturday for The 29th Annual Walk to End Hunger so intent on making that a day to be alone - to serve, yes. But also to sulk. About 10 minutes after things kicked off, I started thinking... Going over the "why's and what if's." The second I felt a … Continue reading Walk to End Hunger

I Love My Buckeyes But…

Dare I say... If I could turn back the clock, this is where I would have been for either Undergrad or Grad School. The next best thing would be to work here. Every undergraduate student I have had the pleasure of meeting not only has their own personal style but seems to be very comfortable … Continue reading I Love My Buckeyes But…

Soldier Field 10-Mile

I Was out for my morning run and stumbled on the Soldier Field 10-Mile Run… Below is a recap of the race from Emily, a Chicago runner and blogger. Enjoy! OUT & ABOUT - Soldier Field 10-Mile Race Recap Happy Memorial Day, everyone! This past Saturday, I was up before sunrise to prepare for my first-ever … Continue reading Soldier Field 10-Mile