Austin Community Family Night 4/20

Check out tonight’s Family Night event with Austin Community Family Center and  Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development (BUILD) to help the Austin community. This community event will happen on Friday (April 20) at 4 pm is open for all-ages. Guests can play a variety of activities such as basketball tournaments, dance contests, bingo, and more. Hope to see you there.

Where: 5100 W. Harrison St.

When: April 20, 2018

Time: 4: 00 pm

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Liberation Imagined at Chicago State University 4/9

Check out tonight’s Liberation Imagined event at Chicago State University. This free event will happen on Monday (April 9) at 6 pm. Since the movie Black Panther was released there has been a lot of talk about the genre that is Afrofuturism as well as what it means to be a black superhero in modern times.  Panelist for the event includes Ashley Woods, illustrator for the Niobe series and Dark Horse Tomb Raider,  Ytasha Womack, author of the Rayla 2212 series and book Post Black,  Stacey Robinson, and Jiba Anderson. Hope to see you there!

Where: Gwendolyn Brooks Library,  9501 S. King Drive

When: April 9, 2018

Time: 6: 00 pm – 8: 00 pm

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Check out Shadow of Destiny on March 13th

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Do you enjoy reading diverse stories? Or maybe you’re looking for a new story to add to your archives. Check out Kevin Sorrell‘s latest project Shadow of Destiny on Amazon here.

Sorrell is a full-time writer and creator based in Houston, Texas who’s known for “The Life and Times of Abigail Walker” which is a 2017 Glyph Comics Award nominated webcomic.  The comic is updated on Wednesdays and Fridays and you can read the comic here.

 

 

Heritage to Hustle, March 11th

Guess who’s back? Let’s kick off the new month the right way and check out a Danta Williams latest event. Heritage to Hustle is open to all ages and will teach guests about history, the breakthroughs, achievements, and accomplishments of people from the  African Diaspora.  We hope to see you there and bring a friend and your smartphones.
Where: Harvey Public Library 15441 Turlington Ave.
When: March 11th
Time: 1:00 pm
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Let’s #AmplifytheAwesome

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Sorry for the delay party people. Life has been real, but now more than ever we need quality content, good vibes, and positivity. If you are a person of color that’s a content creator and working to make the world a better place let us know. We at Second City Chronicle are dedicated to inspiring Millenials, business owners, and creatives on how to become successful at their craft and elevate their skills to the next level.

If you’re serious about making a difference let us know. If you know someone making moves and chasing their dreams let us know.  We thank the team at @BlackComicsChat podcast and all the creators they have chatted that have been a source of inspiration. Also, thank you @Ebonstorm for saying the hashtag #AmplifytheAwesome. Spread the word to your fellow creators that we’re back. Now let’s make a difference together. #AmplifytheAwesome

Limitless Soundz perfoming at The Promontory, Oct. 4th

 

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Hello, hip-hop fans! Limitless Soundz will be performing at The Promontory located at 5311 S. Lake Park  Ave. Limitless Soundz just released his latest album Ignorant Intelligence.  Come on Chi-town let’s kick off this new month the right way. You can purchase tickets here. Doors open for this show at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Also, there’s a cover charge of $10 and $25 for VIP.

 

 

Heritage to Hustle lecture/workshop, August 26

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From the man who brought you Careers with Hip-Hop comes a new workshop about self-sufficiency and reinvention. This is Danta Williams last workshop of the summer and will take place at Bessie Coleman Library. This event will teach audiences about enterpnuership and the art of reinvention. All ages and families are welcome and we hope to see you there!
Heritage to Hustle lecture/workshop

Where:  Bessie Coleman Library,  731 E 63rd St.(Under the Cottage Grove Green Line EL)

When: Saturday,  August 26

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A Saturday at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Thousands of people gathered on Saturday for the 109th Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. The trade show is a 10 day event and guests are able to see close to one thousand vehicles on display the collection ranges from sports cars to concept cars.

The energy and excitement could be felt in the air. There were a variety of vendors and interactive exhibits that will keep both your family and friends busy. Whether you’re a car enthusiast or just a curious consumer looking to learn more about their favorite brand there is something here for everyone to see.

Looking around the show floor you quickly get a sense of how much work went into setting up each exhibit. Companies like Jeep and Ford went all out when it came to providing guests and potential customers with a fully engaging experience. The lines stretch far as guests waited for a chance to test drive a Jeep.

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The test tracks allowed audiences a chance to see how the various vehicles handled in different conditions. When riders finished their Jeep test drive nearby employees directed them to complete a survey which asked about their riding experience during the drive and if their opinions have changed. Once they completed the survey riders would receive a free photo and a Jeep bag.

Some companies tried to cajole an audience attention with interactive exhibits that use virtual and augmented reality.

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One exhibit that stood out the most was Nissan’s. Eventually a line began to form as parents and adults of all ages waited to get their photos taken with the Stormtroopers from Star Wars. While parents were getting their photos taken with Stormtroopers kids were dancing with Nissan employees nearby the 2017 Nissan Rogue One: Star Wars car.

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Nearby the test track area is the Mopar Garage. The 2017 Mopar Dodge Challenger made it’s debut at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

“I [liked] going to see [the] Dodge Challenger and all the Concept cars, said Miranda Santiago. “And then I like doing the road test those are my favorite,” This was her third year coming to the auto show.

According to the Chicago Auto Show 70 percent of attendees come to shop and 65 percent of attendees plan to buy a vehicle within the next year.

Since there are so many cars available to the public some guests use this time to do a little research about their dream car especially if they’re in the market for one. ”We’re in the market for a car anyway,” said Greg Gwatlney. “We’ve gone to dealership to dealership but you get everything in one shot here.”

One car that caught Gwatlney attention was the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica “It seems to be pretty decked out in features with the screens you know with the stowaway back seats.” he said.”It seems to be a pretty feature rich vehicle with what it offers.”

This year the Chicago Auto Show is hosting three special event days on Feb 15th Women’s Day, Feb 17th Hispanic Heritage Day, and on February 20th Family Day. While guest attend the auto show they are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #CAS17.

The Chicago Auto show kicked off on February 11th and ends on February 20th. Tickets for adults are $13, tickets for seniors (those over 62) are $7, tickets for children (ages 7-12) are $7, and tickets for children (0-6) are free.