Chicago Events: “Diversify or Die,” The Artist Lounge & More

Diversify Or Die: Why Mainstream Media Needs To Colorize Its Coverage, Newsrooms

Date: Wednesday, 11/16
Time: 3:45pm -4:30pm
Location: Venue One Chicago
1034 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

Attend Ebony’s Social Media Week Chicago panel with media professionals and data experts as we lead an important discussion on connecting with, and meeting the needs of, a diverse readership. More here:

The Artist Lounge feat. Ayesha Jaco

Date: Friday, 11/18
Time: 7pm – 10:30pm
Location: Southside Community Art Center
3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

The Artist Lounge is an open mic that showcases spoken word, poetry, hip-hop and live musicians of all genres. We’ll also have live painting and original pieces for sale for a multi-sensory artistic experience. This week’s feature, Ayesha, is known for her timeless interludes on numerous Lupe Fiasco albums and her community work as co-founder of M.U.R.A.L.

Manhood 101 Mentoring Sessions

Date: Saturday, 11/19
Time: 9:30am – 2pm
LocationUniversity of Chicago Donoghue Charter School
707 E. 37th St., Chicago IL

With a focus on promoting colleges and careers, Manhood 101 Mentoring Sessions invites young men ages 8-18 to participate in interactive workshops facilitated by outstanding adult male role models. This free conference will also feature The Chicago Police Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, Hope For a Better Tomorrow‘s Founder, Richard Brown, and WVON 1690’s Dometi Pongo. Register young men now at

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