Tagged Chicago

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…

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,…

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…

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…

#blackgirlsgather

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 of discourse surrounding Black women. In 7 years, the blog…

My First Step Into the Fear Paradox

I wasn’t sure what to expect at my first Fear Paradox. But any and all anxiety went away when I met a really nice lady on the elevator ride to the 19th floor of Merchandise Mart. She introduced herself as just, “Lola.” But I soon found out that she was “THE Lola P. Wright,” Spiritual…

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…

Welcome to Chicago! #BGCChi2016

This campus is beautiful! Can’t wait to come back tomorrow for the first Black Girls Code – Chicago workshop! Follow the hashtag online for updates on the newest addition to the #ChiTech scene for youth! 

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…