As hip-hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, revered community organizer and educator Martha Diaz details her journey and love for the culture. By Sayou Cooper - Martha Diaz is a very busy hip-hop head. Whether it's her MacArthur Civic Media Fellowship at the USC Annenberg Lab, her role as Executive Director for the Hip Hop Education Center or...
He traveled from Haiti to Chicago for his first art exhibition at 19. But when he had to leave Haiti in 2019, he made Chicago his home.
Martine Séverin for Borderless Magazine Pew Research estimates 1 in 10 Black people in the United States is an immigrant. In Black Immigrants Today, Borderless Magazine spoke to Black immigrants around Chicago about their homes, their lives, and the challenges they faced coming to the U.S.
The Chicago City Council has officially implemented a citywide curfew for minors. On May 17, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order that would alter the city's 30-year-old curfew for minors. Last week, the curfew became permanent after approval from the Chicago City Council, with the measure approved by a 30-19 vote.
Michelle Kanaar/Borderless Magazine Aleemeshet Tsegaye buys fresh injera from Ethio Mart owner Hirut Assefa in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., May 5, 2022. "Eighty percent of people come here for fresh injera," says Hirut, who says that the majority of her customers are Ethiopian.
The 90s Japanese subculture has found a new home online, where a growing number of Black TikTokers are adopting the trend for themselves
Every evening I have a ritual. After smoking a joint, I get deliriously high and take a walk around my neighborhood. With my headphones cemented to my ears, I'm always listening to rap. Tonight's pick: Baby Keem's "Orange Soda". As I nod my head in union to the melodic track, I can't help but cringe at certain parts.
Cashmere contributor Sayou Cooper explores the world of Black erotica and how it intersects with and influences the lives of Black women.
Sayou Cooper discusses how Issa Rae's 'Insecure' provides a refreshingly complex narrative of Black masculinity and relationships.
Be a better and more mindful traveler with these five simple steps. As global exchange reopens, how can tourists change an industry deeply rooted in colonialism and imperialism, specifically in the global South? For context, the global South refers broadly to the regions of Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania."