Everything about the Real Men Cook event reflected what I love about my people. In the spirit of our tradition, we have always bonded and connected over music, food and celebrations. This past Sunday, with classic soul music as the soundtrack, we had an opportunity to celebrate the men who make a difference in our lives and in our communities.Read More
According to an article in Forbes Magazine, …”women of color, particularly African American women, had the most economic control, with spending power being in the trillions…If African Americans alone were a country, they would be the 15th largest economy in the world, with black Women controlling the lion's share of it”. This past Sunday, Black Bloggers Chicago attended the Brown Girl’s Invest event held at the DuSable Museum of African American history. The auditorium was packed with Black Women gathered for the same purpose; to build their financial futures and secure their financial legacies. There are plenty of events that happen around the city that promote networking and building wealth but there are not many that are curated for us and by us. I was not prepared for the wealth of information that I was about to receive. I am a single mom of three, a business owner and a woman who works a full time job. This event left me feeling not only inspired but empowered that even with everything I have going on in my life; I can still start now and build my financial future!Read More
Real Men Charities, Inc. presents Real Men Cook - Chicago’s premiere urban Father’s Day charity event. Celebrating its 30-year milestone this year, the food-tasting event’s purpose is to uplift families, promote wellness and highlight positive black male engagement. This year’s celebration is being held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 3PM to 6PM at Hales Franciscan, an all-male high school located at 4930 S. Cottage Grove in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. Real Men Cook is the largest, longest-running and most-anticipated Father’s Day celebration of its kind. It provides a platform where “real men” from all walks of life give up Father’s Day pampering to work and be celebrated for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to their families and to their communities. I had a chance to speak with Yvette Moyo, Co-Founder of Real Men Cook about the history of this event, the impact it has on our community and why changing the narrative of Black Fatherhood and Mentorship is so important.Read More
The event held at Thirty65, showcased local black women owned businesses. I attended the event with fellow Black Bloggers Chicago members and my daughter. Every vendor and every artist were Black Women Owned Businesses. The jam packed event held a variety of vendors with quality products and services catering to Black Women. I met so many black women entrepreneurs and artists that were located right here in Chicago that I had never heard of. I was thrilled to grab jewelry from Beautiful Fluff, hair and skin products from Classy Curlies and even enjoy some amazing food by black owned caterers and desert vendors. I literally had a Jerk Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo that made me want to do cartwheels!!! It was so good! To be in a room with so many beautiful black women, networking, connecting and supporting one another was such a beautiful display. There was an abundance of #BlackGirlMagic in the building!Read More
BWe 2019 was inspiring, uplifting and celebratory. I found the seminars on personal finance and entrepreneurship to be extremely informative, well planned and full of helpful content. The theme of BWe19 was #SheMatters. That theme was expressed in the seminars that focused on women as a whole…mind, body and soul.Read More
This past Saturday, Black Bloggers Chicago attended the Power Her Conference. Presented by the Chrysalis program, the PowerHer Conference was an empowering weekend celebrating Black Women. The weekend, held at the Hilton McCormick place featured workshops, shopping and entertainment. Benefitting the Chrysalis Program Center for girls, founder, Asha Ntim, created the conference as a forum for Black Women to explore their place in the world, being mindful of their physical and mental health, learn, grow and celebrate who they are.Read More
Today, Meet Black Bloggers Chicago Member, Christa Carter-Williams!!
The Williams Party is a lifestyle, family and design blog that combines her love for her family and party decor. She blogs about the things that helps her navigate her real life motherhood journey in hopes that it will help her fellow SAHM, WAHM, mom bosses and every other kind of momma out there.Read More
Black Bloggers Chicago has an incredible and diverse network of content creators. They’re influential and hold the trust of their respective communities and their readers value their opinions. As a network it is important to promote and highlight our members and their respective websites. As part of this, we are introducing our “Blogger Spotlight”. Get to know our members, their passion and their thoughts about blogging and the industry.
Today, Meet Black Bloggers Chicago Member, Kim Durden!!!
Kim is the owner of Divine Dine Foodie Tours, a food tour agency in Chicago and a professional food blogger.Read More
The Cold Could Not Stop Delali Robinson Cosmetics From Warning Up to Professionals and Influencers in Chicago January 27th
Delali Robinson Cosmetics introduced her makeup line to professional make-up artist and influencers in the Chicago land area. This invite only hosted by Delali Robinson Cosmetics company’s CEO Adodo Robinson, held at Chéz Délali Salon and Day Spa located at 3601 216th St. in Matteson IL, demonstrated highlights and benefits of her line.Read More
Black Bloggers Chicago partnered with Victory Garden’s Theatre this past weekend for the Black Beauty Festival. The Black Beauty Fest is a day featuring locally black owned businesses and special performances. The event is a partnership between Victory Gardens Theatre and the Black Women’s Expo. Our members were invited to the beauty festival and the theatre’s latest production, Pipeline.Read More
Today, Meet Black Bloggers Chicago Member, Lakishia Jones!
Lakisha Jones is the owner of the Blog, Rose’s Buds. Her blog is a vessel to project her passions and invite her readers into what inspires her.Read More
Today, Meet Black Bloggers Chicago Member, Anthony Ellis McGee!!
Anthony Ellis McGee is an entrepreneur, blogger and author of the award-winning novel of Under the Same Roof. His blog AEM High Productions is written to encourage others to aim higher and inspire.Read More
(Chicago, IL, December 2018) Black Bloggers Chicago was created with the belief that content creators of color have influence and impact on the culture. Through connecting, education, events and networking, Black Bloggers Chicago will support and assist Black Content Creators from Chicago and the Chicagoland area in the building and development of their blogs, providing educational resources and to connecting content creators to brands to form long lasting and mutually beneficial partnershipsRead More