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DuSable Museum Founder’s Day, Darlene Hill, and More: Weekend Love

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I finally had a chance to do something I've been yearning to do for a long time this weekend: go to a museum. I feel funny actually writing that, because, yes I went to the DuSable Museum. Yes, it is literally down the street from my house. And yes, I've been there more times than ...

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“When God Said Yes” Book Launch: Chicago Recap

Friday, September 4, 2015

Whewwwwwwwwwwww! Hey guys! Okay, I think I'm finally recouping from the Chicago launch of my first book "When God Said Yes". What. A. Night. It was everything I dreamed of, and MORE. I want to thank my sponsors for making this day possible: EDEN BodyWorks, Black & Married With Kids, Sweet Blooms Cupcakes, Photos By ...

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Erykah Badu LIVE At The Taste of Chicago

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hey guys! The Taste of Chicago opened a few days ago, which is usually my cue to stay as far away as I possibly can from the madness, but when Illinois Lottery invited me to see Erykah Badu perform live I couldn't resist.View post

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4 Reasons Why Chief Keef’s “Benefit” Concert Is A Terrible Idea

Monday, July 13, 2015

Photo credit: First let me say I appreciate what Chief Keef is attempting to do, but how come anyone isn't stopping him? If you haven't heard by now, this Saturday rapper Capo was shot and killed on the South side of Chicago. 77th Kingston to be exact. Capo was affiliated with Chief Keef. It ...

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Did You Know There’s A Farm On the South Side of Chicago?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Let me find out I've been sleep on this hidden jewel my entire life as a Chicagoan. Okay, so you guys know my friend Ariel of Sweet Bloom Cupcakes? Well, in the past she's mentioned the fact that her dad has a nature center. This summer I'm all about festivals and farmer's markets, so when ...

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57th Street Art Fair : 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Little sister Kiera & I You know summer is lurking around the corner in Chicago, when the outdoor fests begin. Even though it was still a bit chilly out, we had a chance to visit the 57th Street Art Fair in Hyde Park this weekend. View post

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Nando’s Opens In Chicago

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The first time I ate at Nando's Peri-Peri, it was during my trip to The White House, in December 2013. It. Was. DELISH. However, there was one issue: apparently Nando's was only in South Africa, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia at the time. Ugh. I hate when distance keeps me away from great food. But all ...

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The Project(s) May Be the Best Play I’ve EVER seen in Chicago. Seriously!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

I didn't grow up in the projects of Chicago, but they're sketched in my childhood memories. Notorious for gangs and crime, my mother made sure I never set foot near the Robert Taylor homes, Cabrini Green, Ida B. Wells, or any other project development. One time I went for a joy ride with my older ...

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