Keena Renee Carson

Blogger, Freelance Journalist & Content Creator

Location icon United States

My name is Keena Renee. I blog at #KeenlyKeena and have bylines at Blavity, Vibe Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Block Club Chicago and more. I have experience in community reporting, concert and major music festival coverage and writing opinion essays.

Portfolio

News & Editorial

EBONY
01/27/2016
How Chicago State University Students are Fighting to #SAVECSU - EBONY

Chicago State University, a predominantly Black public college located on Chicago's South Side, is facing a shutdown amid the state's unresolved budget impasse. The state of Illinois has been operating without a budget since June of 2015 due to Governor Bruce Rauner and the majority Democratic legislature being at odds over the allotment of funds.

Block Club Chicago
09/20/2018
Neighborhood History You Can Wear: Negro League-Inspired Clothing Shop Pops Up In Bronzeville

BRONZEVILLE - When it comes to Chicago baseball, Bronzeville is generally not the first neighborhood that comes to mind. But a new pop-up shop aims to educate locals about the area's rich sports history. Bronzeville-based vintage-inspired clothing line Flyball is the first business to take advantage of a new shipping-container-turned-retail-space at 47th Street and Vincennes Avenue.

Block Club Chicago
01/02/2019
World's First African-American Marines, Who Had To 'Fight For The Right To Fight,' Could Soon...

GoFundMe The Montford Point Marine Association's Chicago chapter is trying to raise enough money to pay off a tax debt and repair their building. Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published These are selected by the writer and confirmed by the editor Original Reporting - + This article contains new, firsthand information uncovered by its reporter(s).

Music & Entertainment

GRIP MAGAZINE
09/26/2017
Kevin Ross Announces "Drive" EP

Fresh off the release of the music video for "Don't Go", Kevin Ross moves forward with new music. We previously reported that the Motown signee hinted on his social media that new music was on the way and now we can confirm that a new 6-track EP is officially here.

Opinion

GRIP MAGAZINE
06/07/2017
Lil Yachty Sees Disappointing First Week Sales But He's Still Winning

Lil Yachty released his debut album last week and received a major surprise. On Tuesday (May 30), the Hip-Hop enigma released his debut album Teenage Emotions after a year full of hit singles, television commercials and harsh criticism for Hip-Hop purist from all coast.

Vibe
01/29/2018
Wearing All Black And White Roses Is Not Enough

Last year, the entertainment industry was turned upside down after one of its power players, famed film producer Harvey Weinstein, was hit with sexual assault allegations by a slew of women in Hollywood. Since then, the claims sparked a movement and launched the #MeToo campaign.

Blogs

Keenarenee
06/21/2017
Industry Tips: Build - A - Brand 101

Alright so let's discuss BRANDING ya'll. As an artist, your brand is ESSENTIAL to your growth and longevity. What exactly is branding, you ask? Here's a textbook definition: The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers' mind, mainly through advertising campaigns with a consistent theme.

Keenarenee
04/25/2018
5 Tips on How to Write a Kick-Ass Bio "

If you are anything like me, writing about yourself is hard AF. While, you can always pay someone to write your bio for you (like me!), I know that not everyone has that luxury.

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