Posts by Tiffany Walden

May 25, 2018

Boss Things

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

May 18, 2018

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.

April 15, 2018

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

… Queen Bey and her HBCU band played “Hay” by Crucial Conflict.

April 6, 2018

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.”

February 15, 2018

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.

February 8, 2018

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."

January 11, 2018

A Zae Production, LVTR Kevin & Laka Films discuss the importance of music videos in Chicago’s rise in rap

Ever since director DGainz introduced the world to Chicago drill and its militia through YouTube in 2011, a new generation of Black kids saw music videos as their golden ticket.

November 5, 2017

Chef Skyler Dees envisions a food-abundant & self-determined future for North Lawndale

Chef Skyler Dees is changing the way North Lawndale thinks about food and sustenance with his catering company.

October 19, 2017

“Today Is Tomorrow” Mural Promotes Unity and Hope in Chicago

“We think about Chicago in territories. We think about segregation. How many times do we sit down and talk about what we have in common?” explains Brenda Wakai-Torres, a teacher at Chicago High School for Arts. “We can put our differences aside and we can work together for something that we hope for.”

October 10, 2017

The Many Facets of Black Love

Love comes in all shapes and sizes, and we don’t talk about that enough.