Out West: A Policed & Devastated People

Out West: A Policed & Devastated People

“King died. The Panther leader died. Then businesses just start leaving, but you can’t leave. You don’t have the money to go anyplace else. Now you’ve got a depressed set of people.”
Pastor John F. Hannah amplifies Chicago’s young voices at this year’s “Prayer on the 9”

Pastor John F. Hannah amplifies Chicago’s young voices at this year’s “Prayer on the 9”

Pastor John F. Hannah hopes to amplify the voices of Chicago youth this Saturday at his 7th annual “Prayer on the 9” outreach event in Chatham.
I love Chicago journalism, so why won’t it love me back?

I love Chicago journalism, so why won’t it love me back?

Chicago media has never been more important, or more fraught with hostility.
Summer’s approaching, so it’s time for another trip to Jones’ BBQ & Foot Massage

Summer’s approaching, so it’s time for another trip to Jones’ BBQ & Foot Massage

As Black folk prepare to pull out the grills for the summer, an oldie but goodie YouTube sensation, Jones’ Good Ass BBQ & Foot Massage, is making another round on social media.

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Boss Things

Boss Things

The Lake is where the Black kings and queens from all sides of Chicago come to play.

The Works

Literature and Art crafted by and for Black Chicago

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.
A Ghazal for Hadiya

A Ghazal for Hadiya

"A Ghazal for Hadiya" is a poem honoring the memory of Chicago youth lost to gun violence. It was written and submitted by Erikson Institute professor Samina Hadi-Tabassum.
Beauty & Beats Vol. 2

Beauty & Beats Vol. 2

Chicago's lady dj duo, The Lab3l, cooked up some #WCW magic with their newest mix, Beauty & Beats Vol. 2, featuring Queen Key, Rico Nasty, Charli XCX, CupcakKe, Princess Nokia, Noname and more.
Gerry Staxxs Adventures: A Tale of 2 Sides

Gerry Staxxs Adventures: A Tale of 2 Sides

Gerry Staxxs walks us through what it's like to be a Black millennial navigating two distinct worlds within the same city in his short story, "Gerry Staxxs Adventures: A Tale of 2 Sides."

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.