Sadé Carpenter

Multimedia Storyteller

Highly driven, adaptable and innately curious storyteller, multimedia journalist and interpersonal relationship builder.

Skilled communicator, creative problem-solver and innovative content creator with a passion for working in a high-pressure constantly evolving environment.

I've covered a variety of topics from health and beauty to technology and entrepreneurship. I love books, movies, music and people-watching.

United States of America




Issa Rae On Her Road From YouTube Fame To HBO Star

Issa Rae went from posting drunk freestyles on YouTube to being the first black woman to have her own show on HBO.


This Woman Wants To Change The Way We Perceive Kids With Diabetes

Having diabetes can suck. It can suck even more if you're a kid. Fortunately, those kids might have a new superhero. Continue Reading A 19-year-old college student is on a...


Students Are Learning About Black History And Recycling - Through Art

Instructors at a Missouri school are using art to teach students lessons with real-life impact.


This Artist Challenges Perception With Ordinary Objects

Visual artist Willie Cole uses ordinary household objects and found items to challenge perception.


Double Exposure: How One Breast Cancer Survivor Reclaimed Her Identity

"I mean, I'm bald-headed, I have no hair and I have no tits," Shantise Sipho said.


This Clothing Swap Helps Transgender People Fit Into Their Identity

Thanks to resources like The Clothing Closet, transgender people can find gender-affirming clothes without breaking the bank.


Support At The Salon: How Abuse Victims May Find Help

New legislation in Illinois could provide victims of domestic violence or sexual assault help in an unexpected place.


Why Inclusive Toys Are About More Than Play Time

Toys that reflect real-life differences in skin color, hair, body type and more can help children feel more accepted, experts say.


Art As Protest: How One Artist Uses Portraits To Confront Injustice

Artist Ervin A. Johnson's mixed-media portrait series, #InHonor, is his response to police brutality and injustice.


Risk, Reward And Redemption At A Restaurant Staffed By Former Inmates

Edwins, an upscale French restaurant in Cleveland, offers former inmates culinary and hospitality education and housing.


'Lay Off Me, I'm Starving': Newsy Tries Mindful Eating

A health psychologist says you can eat anything as long as you eat it mindfully.


Women Are Taking Over The World

A Hillary Clinton presidency would mean an unprecedented level of women leadership worldwide.


Fighting Fire With ... Goats?

Goats in California are helping to prevent wildfires by doing what they do best.


This Watch Lets You Carry Our Solar System On Your Wrist

The Midnight Planetarium watch from Van Cleef & Arpels is a wearable solar system.


Queer black Chicagoans talk about isolation, lack of safe spaces where they can explore identity

Editor's note: Meet. Assess attraction. Court her. (Or him. Or them.) Confess feelings. Discuss monogamy. Marry, maybe. Make babies, if you want. In many ways, the mechanics of...

RedEye Chicago

Black bartenders, chefs forge paths in Chicago restaurant scene

Black food and beverage professionals face a unique set of challenges while working in one of the most segregated cities in the country. Despite these obstacles, they work to...

RedEye Chicago

Living Single: RedEye reporters try speed dating in Chicago

Dating is complicated for any generation, but millennials must contend with the double-edged sword of technology. According to a Singles in America study from, 22...