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About Mary L. Datcher

Lifestyle and entertainment journalist who loves cute puppies, a bomb-a** taco, and creative people with a great attitude.

Syleena Johnson: Creating An Empire


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


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


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


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


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
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