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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 Black Series

The Black Series

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

The Light Project

LIGHT is a visual series addressing the stigma that dark skin women are "too dark" to wear bright colors ...
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 ...
IN THE TOWN: PART III

IN THE TOWN: PART III

IN THE TOWN is a three-part short story about a weed-loving, aspiring radio producer who struggles with balancing life in Oakland's vibrant and heavily politicized queer community of color ...
IN THE TOWN: PART II

IN THE TOWN: PART II

IN THE TOWN is a short story about a weed-loving, aspiring radio producer who struggles with balancing life in Oakland's vibrant and heavily politicized queer community of color ...
IN THE TOWN: Part I

IN THE TOWN: Part I

IN THE TOWN is a short story about a weed-loving, aspiring radio producer who struggles with balancing life in Oakland's vibrant and heavily politicized queer community of color ...
Jordyn: a short film

Jordyn: a short film

"Jordyn" is the first in a new collection of short films entitled The Conversation, created by Waukegan native DaVidion Yarbrough. Watch his two-minute piece here ...
A portrait of Renata Sago

Zeal in Paris

5AM struck the room like lightning. A cell phone alarm squawked a cheesy tune. Its high-pitched notes jabbed at the morning quiet like ice picks, chipping off layer after layer of silence. Zeal lay in bed shaking her head. "You're joking,” she groaned ...