EPIC Night Open Mic returns for their last show of the 2017 and it was packed with talent! Take a look at the nights performances
The 2nd installment of “Am I Man Enough produced by Ada Cheng delivered another collection of great stories! I had the privilege to appear in the first event and it was an extraordinary experience. The 2nd installment was a continuation of stories around the topic of Toxic Masculinity. The contributors all come from different walks of life yet their stories have much in common. What does being a man mean? What happens when you don’t fit in? What are some of the results of living inside of the box? Take a peak at some footage from the 2nd show.
Openyonated.com had the opportunity to talk to the enormously talented Mizz Wallace A.K.A “The Blue Lady”. The topic of discussion was her “Urban Boujie” collection. It’s a wonderful collection of mixed media and it’s simply beautiful. If you’ve never viewed any of The Blue lady’s art you are definitely missing out on a treat! Take a look at the interview and get your hands on a piece of that cultural capital! Make sure you follow us on all social media at @MrOpenyonated
What is the best way to handle Black Friday? Some shoppers have their Thanksgiving dinner in lines, some wake up in the early hours of the morning to venture out and battle crowds for deals but there are other ways to buy fantastic gifts and make your shopping purposeful. Buy Black Friday in Chicago was one of those instances where shoppers not only were able to make unique purchases but they were able to recycle capital with members of the Black community. Big Box stores often receive the lions share of profits after Thanksgiving leaving smaller business owners with the leftovers. The Black Mall, BRIJ Embassy for Black America , Justice or Else, Black Chicago Eats, CWEG brought 50 vendors together to create a great kick off to the biggest shopping season of the year. There was food, raffles. artists and business people from all walks of life offering great products and services. It was full of love and energy!
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend Herban Soul Open Mic at Some Like It Black for the first time. It was a pretty dope open mic hosted by Bro. Amir in a nice intimate setting. The nights features were none other than Jeronimo and Tuyeni both epic artists and of course great open Mic artists. I suggest you give Herban Soul a spin.
Fresh Faith Fridays returns with another anointed open mic. Check out the video!!
Every now and then Mr. Openyonated gets a little creative. Take a listen to “Our Love” from my book entitled “Memoirs From the Heart” The project is available on Amazon.com
Many people have seen the hastags #Freedom and #TheMovement lately and may have wondered just what it was all about. On Friday October 21st the suspense ended! The launch event was held at Living Clean Entertainment located at 1539 South Pulaski in Chicago. The night was filled with some of Chicago’s most talented spoken word artists doing what they do best on the mic however, the main event was the unveiling of the visual Freedom. The mastermind behind #TheMovement is spoken word artist Michael “Double G” Kielanowicz. The movement is a call to action and unity in a world of division. Many sets were represented at the unveiling and definitely seems to a turn in the right direction for a city such as Chicago. We think everyone will love the visual and most of all the message! Check out some of the scenes from last night’s event. Be sure to follow Double G and #TheMovement. Follow Openyonated.com on all social media as @MrOpenyonated and be sure to subscribe to our you tube channel!
Kells The Artist Co-host of Epic Night Open Mic & Team At Ease releases his new visual “Put It All In The Verse” Kells is a recording artist, author, motivational speaker and Chicago native. His latest album Abnormal is definitely worth putting in rotation. Check him out and keep up with Kells on his Facebook pages. https://www.facebook.com/kellstheartist/ https://www.facebook.com/epicnightopenmic/