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.”
Beychella Didn't Have Anything To Do With Chicago Until...

Beychella Didn’t Have Anything To Do With Chicago Until…

… Queen Bey and her HBCU band played “Hay” by Crucial Conflict.
Chance the Rapper on music, Black women and his love for home: "I’m gonna live in Chicago till the day I die”

Chance the Rapper on music, Black women and his love for home: “I’m gonna live in Chicago till the day I die”

Chicago’s hometown hero, Chance the Rapper, sat down with journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs at the Museum of Contemporary Art for an intimate in-depth interview he described as a “healing experience.”
#TimesUp in Chicago, too: DJ Gemini Jones creates a safe space for womyn deejays of color

#TimesUp in Chicago, too: DJ Gemini Jones creates a safe space for womyn deejays of color

Some of Chicago’s leading womyn deejays talk about the challenges they face in a male-dominated industry.

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We Made It!

We Made It!

The TRiiBE is celebrating its first revolution around the sun in a major way - including a major fundraiser campaign and collaboration with the Chicago Reader.

Another Life

by Morgan Elise Johnson

a docu-poetry series about Chicago Black millennials seeking healing after losing a loved-one to gun violence

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The Works

Literature and Art crafted by and for Black Chicago

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 Black Series

The Black Series

BLACK is a visual series capturing the colloquial expressions and shared experiences of Black folks.

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.