The TRiiBE
Bringing Joy Back to Summertime Chi

Bringing Joy Back to Summertime Chi

Let's show the world what #SummertimeChi truly means to Black Chicago.
Forget Racist Bars & Support the Black Bartenders Renaissance

Forget Racist Bars & Support the Black Bartenders Renaissance

In this op-ed, former Chicago bartender, Ashley Nycole Smith, shares the importance of supporting what she calls the Black bartenders renaissance.
Filmmakers Hope to Connect Chicago to Rural America with ‘Raising Bertie’

Filmmakers Hope to Connect Chicago to Rural America with ‘Raising Bertie’

Black life in Chicago isn't much different from Black life in rural America. Systematic inequalities plague both. Filmmakers capture this in the new Kartemquin-produced documentary, Raising Bertie.
DJ Khaled & Drake's 'To The Max' Sounds Like Black Chicago

DJ Khaled & Drake’s ‘To The Max’ Sounds Like Black Chicago

In this op-ed, Litebulb from the popular footwork crew, The Era, shines light on the ongoing appropriation of juke, footwork and other Black Chicago sounds in the mainstream.

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The Works

W. Fullerton Ave.

W. Fullerton Ave.

W. Fullerton Ave. is a part poem, part prose piece capturing the weeks and months after the death of the writer's grandmother, and other moments of loss and transition.

The Scene


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.