Celebrating Juneteenth 2024: The History, Why It’s Important, and How to Get Involved This Year

The Fourth of July is a nationally recognized and celebrated holiday, commemorating American independence and freedom from Great Britain. However, this “freedom” was not designed with all in mind. Our nation has spent a considerable time building a society that was meant to uplift some while purposefully excluding many — as proved through systemic, institutional […]

30 Best Things to Do in Chicago and the Suburbs in June 2024

School’s out for summer and that sun-filled surge of seasonal fun throughout Chicago and the suburbs starts now. From art fairs to food fests, Pride Month to Juneteenth, there are countless ways to celebrate summer, party with purpose, and support deserving local nonprofits. To help you get started, here are 30 of the best things […]

5 Things to Do Around Chicago: June 18-21

From shopping at farmers markets to safely enjoying our parks again, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors this Father’s Day weekend. Here are five ways to do just that, plus ways to honor Juneteenth and support local organizations helping others. We understand that after months of being cooped up most of us are excited to […]

Juneteenth: A Brief History Lesson

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all the other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, […]