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Marshelle

Contributing Writer

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The Chicago Defender
02/14/2019
The M Lounge of Love with Reginald and MaryAnn Marsh

When going out for a night on the town, there's so many different bars, lounges, and restaurants to choose from all over Chicago, but there's somewhere special in the South Loop. M Lounge- located on 1520 S. Wabash-is one spot you can hit to receive warm customer service, hear live jazz music, and find modern drinks topped with the atmosphere of love.

The Chicago Defender
01/30/2019
Sip and Savor Opens in Historic Building in Bronzeville

Hot coffee drinks offer a great way to warm up on Winter days. If you're ever looking for a spot to go for a first date, small meetings or just a place to chill with family and friends, consider Sip & Savor. Sip & Savor offers fair-trade coffee, exotic tea, decadent pastries, blended drinks, and lite bites.

The Chicago Defender
01/22/2019
Chicago Native Andrew Malone Leads in Broadway Show "Kinky Boots"

Actor Andrew Malone, who was born in Chicago and grew up in Markham, Illinois, is now gracing the stage in the Tony-award winning musical "Kinky Boots." Malone is playing Simon Sr. and Lola, and is in the ensemble in the Broadway hit in Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited one-week run from Jan.

The Chicago Defender
01/09/2019
Ryan Henry of VH1's Black Ink Opens 9Mag Tattoo Chicago

The brand new 9Mag Tattoo Headquarters is officially open! This past Saturday, January 5, Owner Ryan Henry had a grand opening party to showcase the extension of the brand-new shop, introduce the new team and give the city a chance to turn up with the "Black Ink Chicago" crew.

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The Chicago Defender
02/13/2019
Black Love: How Couples Make Love Last

In celebration of the month of love, the Defender sought out love stories from those in our community, seeking to find secrets or tips to making relationships work. Here are a few love stories from everyday couples, each offering a unique take on how they met, fell in love and also keep it going.

The Chicago Defender
02/13/2019
The O'Jays Perform at Pre-Valentine's Day Concert at UIC

This past weekend, the Mighty O'Jays came out in full effect with stylish red outfits, prepared to get down for Chicago. On Saturday, February 9 at the Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC, 525 S. Racine Ave, The Pre-Valentines Concert with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The O'Jays, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant was e an astounding show.

The Chicago Defender
12/12/2018
Black Christmas: New Christmas Movies Featuring African Americans

It's about that time again. The lights and tree are up, the gifts are wrapped (or just about wrapped), we have received the snow already and many are checking those lists again-- all because the Christmas season is upon us! Alongside the family visits, cold weather and hot chocolate...

The Chicago Defender
12/11/2018
CeCe Winans Brings the Holiday Spirit With New Album

CeCe Winans' new Christmas album has hit the world with an uplifting sound that draws us back to the real meaning of Christmas. "Something's Happening!" combines Winans' incredible lead vocals, melodic background singers and a full orchestra to create a powerful expression of holiday cheer.

The Chicago Defender
12/19/2018
Legendary Actress Pam Grier Represents Iconic Black Movies Through Streaming Service

A new genre of films emerged in the 1970s and centered around the burgeoning Black urban identity. The Blaxploitation movement sought to make relatable mainstream movies that the growing Black population of America could relate to, although after a few years the whole country began to embrace the style and content of the genre.

The Chicago Defender
11/27/2018
Uncle Charlie Wilson Headed to the United Center

Charlie Wilson has made several hits in the late '70s and '80s as front man of the Gap Band. The pioneering R&B/funk group charted classics such as "Outstanding," "Yearning for Your Love," "Burn Rubber on Me," "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" and "Early in the Morning."

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village free press
05/24/2017
Village Free Press Welcomes New Intern Marshelle Sanders

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews I'm pleased to welcome Marshelle Sanders to the Village Free Press team. Sanders, a longtime resident of Bellwood, will be the first person to go through our community journalism internship. She'll be with us for roughly a month, during which time she'll be assigned to cover her hometown.

village free press
06/13/2017
Briefly: Bellwood Man Murdered May 11 | Pace Bus Changes | Property Taxes to Increase | Broadview...

A rendering of the proposed Broadview Public Library addition. | Photo courtesy of Broadview Public Library via Cook County Chronicle Tuesday, May 13, 2017 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews According to a June 12 Cook County Chronicle report: "A multi-year dispute between the Broadview Public Library and the Village of Broadview took a detour May 31, when a Cook County Chancery Court judge dismissed the library's request for sanctions against the village without prejudice, giving the...

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06/16/2017
Montego Bay Brings the Warmth of the Caribbean Islands to Bellwood

Friday, June 16, 2017 || By MARSHELLE SANDERS || @maywoodnews When he was younger, Kertis "Luchie" Willie (his middle name is pronounced loo-chee), never really imagined that he would own a restaurant one day. A native of the Caribbean island of St.

The Chicago Defender
03/16/2018
Veterans celebrate Women's History Month, fight against scams

In honor of Women's History Month and National Consumer Protection Week, AARP Illinois, the National Women Veterans United (N.W.V.U.), The United States Postal Inspection Service and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center launched Operation Protect Veterans on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

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The Chicago Defender
03/28/2018
The value of Black women friendships

At some point everyone has a choice of the people they want in their life, but, what is it about Black women not being able to get along with each other? In a society that works so hard to bring Bl...

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The Chicago Defender
03/30/2018
Work-life balance for women #TheStruggle

Whether you're a working woman with a family or a single woman on the horizon of her career, how do you find time to unwind? For eras, women have been designated the backbone of the family and remarkable leaders. Many women have excelled through their career path with determination and persistence.

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The Chicago Defender
04/16/2018
Crime+Punishment Documentary Shows Racial Discrimination Inside the NYPD

By Marshelle R. Sanders Defender Contributing Writer Filmmaker Steven Maing captures a group of minority New York police officers as they come together to fight and expose racially discriminatory policing practices in a documentary, "Crime + Punishment".

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The Chicago Defender
05/07/2018
JJ Hairston and Deitrick Haddon prepare for McDonald's 2018 Gospel Tour

McDonald's is serving up more than food to communities across the world. They've committed to deals on food service and to helping others with programs such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities, The McDonald's HACER Scholarship, 365Black, My InspirAsian, and McDonald's International.

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The Chicago Defender
05/24/2018
Chicago Defender Charities helps pass the baton to a younger generation

When youth full of intensity and momentum join forces with leaders who are full of experience and wisdom, the results can be powerful and long-term. Each generation is equipped with men and women who will continue a legacy as every generation stands on the shoulders of those who went on before.

The Chicago Defender
05/30/2018
Life after Graduation

Graduation season is here. As announcements pour in and graduation pictures fill your timeline and Instagram feed, there's a definite celebratory mood in the air. Many high school and college students dream of this moment when entering school. They work hard, they have fun, and many get frustrated, but it all boils down to one glorious moment: Graduation Day.

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College: Which one is best for you?

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The Chicago Defender
06/05/2018
Attorney Writes New Book: "The African-American Guide to Divorce and Drama"

Divorce can be an irrational emotional roller coaster no matter what the circumstances are. Consequently, the dissolving bonds of matrimony between a married couple may involve issues of alimony (spousal support), child custody, child visitation, parenting time, child support, ...

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The Chicago Defender
06/27/2018
Progression of Pride: Has Our Community Evolved?

You've probably noticed the rainbow flags flying throughout the city, stores promoting rainbow-colored options, festivities and more-particularly this month. June is internationally known as LGBTQ Pride month, a time when LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning) groups celebrate with various events and parades.

The Chicago Defender
07/03/2018
Black Startup Wants You To Ditch Selfies on Vacation

When you're on vacation, taking personal pictures can become distressing. Everyone wants the perfect photo through their cell phone. If you're traveling solo, you have to take out that long selfie stick or ask people around you, "Hey, do you mind taking this picture for me?"

The Chicago Defender
07/04/2018
Chosen Few DJs: 2018 Picnic and Music Festival

"In the beginning there was Jack ... and Jack had a groove, and from this groove came the grooves of all grooves. And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldly declared 'Let There Be House,' and House music was born.

The Chicago Defender
07/17/2018
Ninth International Blues Camp for Kids Prepares the Next Generation

From spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads, the blues is one genre that has remained the same since its inception. Most blues features simple, usually three-chord progressions and have simple structures that are open to endless improvisations, both lyrical and musical.

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The Chicago Defender
08/15/2018
The Bud Billiken: Family, Food, and Activism

The 89th Annual Bud Billiken Parade proved once again that it is one of the events that makes Chicago, particularly the South Side, so great. This past Saturday, August 10, was focused on celebrating youth, education and the African-American community.

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The Chicago Defender
09/28/2018
Chicagoans You Should Know: Artist and Activist Maxwell Emcays

Maxwell Emcays is not only an artist, but he is revolutionizing Chicago with his art activism project series titled: Demand Justice. With all the social injustice and violence going on in Chicago now, Emcays uses this outlet to exercise civil liberties and to advocate for rights throughout the city.

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The Chicago Defender
11/21/2018
Thanksgiving 2018: Why We Are Grateful

While some of the nation is celebrating the pilgrims surviving in the U.S., most Black people are just thankful to be in the land of the living one more day. As we gather with family and friends over plates filled with special foods, officially kicking off the holiday season, we thought it was a good time to scan Chicagoans and ask: for what are you grateful?

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Everevolved
01/06/2016
AC STYLE "KEEP IT ON THE LOW"

Chicago artist Ashley "ACstyle" Coleman is no rookie when it comes to the music industry. Not only does she write, she's a rapper and singer. Her music genres consist of Rap, Hip-Hop, Pop, Techno, Rock and many more.

Everevolved
12/28/2015
MOTIVATION MONDAY: TEE SWAIN

A Lyricists main focus is to illustrate a message in their lyrics. Rap lyrics is a form of street poetry that focus on many different things, depending on who is speaking about the harsh realities of the streets. The good times in life or personal situations.

Everevolved
12/15/2015
WHO? RIO SCOOB

"I do Everything, I edit my own pics, Make my own beats, Mix and master my own songs, I'm my own manager". - Rio Scoob Independent artist are musicians that have total control over everything they want to display, we all know that nothing great was built in a day.

Everevolved
09/17/2015
MUSICIAN: SEBASTIAN KOLE

So remember when I wrote about an upcoming new artist Alessia Cara a few months ago? Well I had a chance to personally facebook chat with Recording artist, Singer-songwriter and music producer Sebastian Kole.

Everevolved
05/21/2015
MUSIC FESTIVAL FASHION FIX

Some Music Festival's like to have a certain theme to match the genre of music that will be played or it can be a regular festival with multiple music genres. Whether going to Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Made in America or the Riot Fest, take a chance on different fashion styles.

Everevolved
05/20/2015
6 WAYS TO SURVIVE MUSIC FESTIVALS

In the words of one of the greatest musicians of all time "Music is my Religion" - Jimi Hendrix. All over the world people come together to celebrate music in harmony. The tickets may cost an arm and a leg (pricey) but the experience is significant.

Everevolved
03/16/2015
FIRST LOOK: ABELMINDEAD

Codi Laflure a.ka. AbelMindead, a young fellow from Michigan who has made a home in the heart of Chicago. He is an Rapper/Hip-Hop artist currently involved in various music movements around Chicago. AbelMindead is recent to the music scene with his local new recording family #SANDLOTCREW, upcoming group of artist who rap, sing, produce music and more.

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03/27/2015
FIRST LOOK: ERIC "MACHOBEATZ" CAMACHO

Becoming a music producer can help pioneer and outline the careers of many different musicians. It also requires time, patience, talent, training and contacts. MachoBeatz has it all on lock! Chicago native, Producer/Songwriter, holds the responsibility with music production, both on the creative and the business sides.