Sadé Carpenter

Multimedia Storyteller

Location icon United States of America

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.



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 mission to help kids with diabetes. Meghan Sharkus founded ExpressionMed, which provides colorful, practical stickers to keep insulin delivery devices in place.


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 provide more inclusive spaces and visibility for other rising chefs and bartenders of color.

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 percent of millennials are more likely to feel that tech has made finding love harder.

RedEye Chicago
Black Girl In Om prioritizes wellness for women of color

On a mild Sunday last May, I walked into a room filled with black and brown faces. Women with shea butter-kissed skin and tresses ranging from afros to twists to braids to locs perched on yoga mats, some stretching, others sitting serenely, looking around the room in anticipation.

RedEye Chicago
'Hamilton' rapper-actor Daveed Diggs talks new 'Wonder' movie and offers advice for millennials

Rapper. Actor. Executive producer. From Broadway to TV to the silver screen, modern-day Renaissance man Daveed Diggs basically does it all. You may recognize him from his Tony Award-winning performances as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton," or his appearances on "The Get Down," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" or "Black-ish."

6 Women Who Wrote Their Own Way Into History

For Women's History Month, we're highlighting women across different fields and recognizing their contributions to the advancement of women and achievement of equality.
Blackface for Halloween? Don't do it.

October brings telltale signs of fall - cinnamon-sugared apple cider doughnuts, trees adorned with red and copper leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything.
How to go from just dating to girlfriend/boyfriend these days?

Welcome to "Threesome." Each week, we'll take a look at a relationship question from the public and have three panelists give their insights. Have a question to ask? Shoot it over to us on Twitter at @redeyechicago or on our Facebook page.
Davek Alert Umbrella lets you know when you're about to lose it

Spring is on its way - Say yay, Chicago! - so it's time to call off the search for that long-lost glove and focus on keeping track of your umbrella. Fortunately for the absentminded and too-often wet, Davek Accessories has an umbrella and an app for that.
Blue Sky Live: How laughter and listening can inspire innovation

If laughter is the best medicine, then the business world might just need a stronger dose. So said The Second City's Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton at the 'Yes, And' Blue Sky Live event Wednesday night at Virgin Hotels Chicago.
Tech-industry leaders see 2015 big for health care, wearables, mobile

We won't see flying cars in 2015. But we'll continue to see advancements in health care technology, wearables, smartphones and more. A panel of four tech-industry leaders gathered at Google Chicago on Thursday night to discuss trends, new gadgets and the 2015 tech horizon.
Obama honors chemist for Des Plaines-based Honeywell UOP

Edith Flanigen, a chemist at Des Plaines-based Honeywell UOP, received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in a ceremony at the White House on Thursday. President Obama recognized Flanigen for her contributions in science and technology. She was among eight recipients of the award.
Deloitte, Notre Dame and teaching 'how to lead through innovation'

Yes, Deloitte Global Chief Innovation Officer John Levis said. Innovation can be taught. "What you can do is teach methodologies for looking at problems differently," Levis said. "You can teach people how to lead through innovation and create areas and avenues and environments and settings where innovation can thrive.
3 principles for entrepreneurs in 'this next wave' of clean energy

Now is a great time to be a clean-energy entrepreneur, says clean-tech private equity investor Rob Day. "I firmly believe that we are on the cusp of this next wave of entrepreneurship," Day, a partner at Boston-based Black Coral Capital, said Monday at the first Illinois Clean Energy Fund Awards.

The Red Line Project
Another Trend in the Cupcake Craze -- Cocktail Cupcakes

With the emergence of cupcakes as a mega-trendy dessert in recent years, cupcake shops and food trucks have become a dime a dozen in Chicago. Whether you prefer your sweets from Sprinkles or Swirlz, a tasty cupcake is easy to come by. Although the competition is fierce, one small business owner is making her mark with a boozy new twist on the old classic – cocktail cupcakes.
Chicago actress embraces diversity, imperfection onstage

Second City alumna Tina Fey hosted the premiere episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) last Saturday, now in its 39th season. As she introduced the six new cast members, it was hard not to notice one detail - all of them are white, and only one is female.

Content Aggregation
Fund Conference 2015

Ride along with Blue Sky Innovation on Wednesday as we live-blogged the new Fund Conference, bringing together startups and investors to talk funding. Speakers included Howard Tullman, Todd Connor, Kristi Ross, Desiree Vargas Wrigely and more.

The Red Line Project
Four @ 4

West Loop Parking Problems The city is enforcing a parking ban by ticketing and towing cars in the West Loop, but the ban was actually lifted in December, CBS 2 reports.

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