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

#QOTD: Marva Collins

I could never be a 100% tablet/iPad/laptop person. There's just nothing like pulling back the page of a new or favorite book! A guy sitting near me at the coffee shop is reading a book about one of my Sheroes, #MarvaCollins. I asked to snap a pic so I have something to refer back to … Continue reading #QOTD: Marva Collins

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

A Response to Kendrick Lamar on Ferguson

"I wish somebody would look in our neighborhood knowing that it's already a situation, mentally, where it's f--ked up. What happened to [Michael Brown] should've never happened. Never. But when we don't have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don't start with just a rally, don't … Continue reading A Response to Kendrick Lamar on Ferguson

A10: Hyde Park

I've heard and read so many great things. Today I had to experience it for myself.  I have walked by this restaurant so many times imagining how nice it would be to sit on the patio with that special someone or maybe even a few friends. But like so many other situations in life, you … Continue reading A10: Hyde Park