About Mary L. Datcher

Editor-in-Chief of Bronzeville Life, a bi-monthly news publication in Chicago. Loves cute puppies, a bomb-a** taco and creative people with a great attitude.

Syleena Johnson: Creating An Empire

2019-01-31T21:10:10-06:00

Syleena Johnson is not your average entertainer. Over two decades, the Harvey, Illinois native has developed an uncanny niche of broadening her ability to forge a lane beyond the recording studio. The daughter of legendary [...]

Syleena Johnson: Creating An Empire2019-01-31T21:10:10-06:00

BRONZE BIZ: Bronzeville Boutique

2018-12-24T21:58:19-06:00

Over the holidays, Bronzeville Life had a chance to stop by some great businesses in the community which had a great variety to offer consumers during the Christmas shopping season. BRONZEVILLE BOUTIQUE 4259 S. King [...]

BRONZE BIZ: Bronzeville Boutique2018-12-24T21:58:19-06:00

The Love of DJ’ing: DJ Phantom

2018-12-23T19:23:14-06:00

As a young kid, Randy Terrell and his family were residents of the Robert Taylor Homes. As a kid, he followed his uncle around who would travel across town performing at the Henry Hornets Homes [...]

The Love of DJ’ing: DJ Phantom2018-12-23T19:23:14-06:00

Q and A With The Chi’s Jason Mitchell

2019-01-31T21:45:41-06:00

To love Jason Mitchell is to see his incredible skills as an actor in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton where he embodied the role of Eazy-E, critically acclaimed dramas Detroit and Netflix’sMudbound starring opposite [...]

Q and A With The Chi’s Jason Mitchell2019-01-31T21:45:41-06:00

SHALA: A Visionary Artist Taking Chicago By Storm

2018-12-23T19:18:34-06:00

By A.L. Smith For those ardent devotees already in the know, Olusola “Shala” Akintunde is an innovative, Chicago-based Nigerian-American social-impact artist and multimedia producer, who is quickly becoming revered in both local and national creative [...]

SHALA: A Visionary Artist Taking Chicago By Storm2018-12-23T19:18:34-06:00