Out West: A Mississippi Story

Out West: A Mississippi Story

In part two of our multimedia series, Out West, journalist Tiffany Walden uses her quest to find her grandmother’s Mississippi roots to connect the dots between Chicago’s West Side and the South.
Eve L. Ewing’s “Ghosts in the Schoolyard” shows the power of research that elevates the perspective of Black people

Eve L. Ewing’s “Ghosts in the Schoolyard” shows the power of research that elevates the perspective of Black people

“Ghosts in the Schoolyard” is an example of what’s possible when researchers honor the connections and commitments they have to their community.
Lyme disease couldn’t keep singer Akenya Seymour down for too long

Lyme disease couldn’t keep singer Akenya Seymour down for too long

Known for her work with rapper Noname, singer Akenya Seymour found a new sense of purpose after being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2017.
“We’re seeing a revolution”: young organizers see the Van Dyke murder conviction as Chicago’s new beginning

“We’re seeing a revolution”: young organizers see the Van Dyke murder conviction as Chicago’s new beginning

For many, Oct. 5, 2018 marked a new beginning for Chicago, a city long defined by segregation and police brutality.

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The Works

Literature and Art crafted by and for Black Chicago

You Had Me At Black: Chicago

You Had Me At Black: Chicago

You Had Me At Black podcast recently launched its 5th season with stories from two Black Chicagoans - Meechie and Kwynn.
Undocumented Lesbian

Undocumented Lesbian

In this work of creative nonfiction, South side native Sydni Chiles writes about the difficulties of having her identity pigeonholed by societal definitions, and the beauty of finally breaking away from those definitions.
Windy

Windy

In “Windy,” a spoken word piece by Kwyn Riley, we hear her unconditional love for Chicago despite the pain it’s caused her and many others.
A Letter to Mama from the Ivory Tower

A Letter to Mama from the Ivory Tower

For Mother's Day, Northwestern University master's student Aireale Joi Rodgers pens a vulnerable letter to her mother.

The TRiiBE is a digital media platform showcasing innovative content to reshape the narrative of Black millennials in Chicago. Our original works in journalism and documentary, alongside creative writing and video, captures the multifaceted essence of Black Chicago from our point of view. As an independent, alternative news source, we hope to unify Black Chicago millennials in the common purpose to create a safer, more vibrant Chicago.