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Lea Villena

Arts/Entertainment

Must Visit Cambodian Establishments Around Chicago

For this feature we’d like to highlight some establishments of our Cambodian brothers and sisters so that we may take a glimpse into their culture and lifestyle. Here are some places around Chicago that is worth visiting.
Community

COMCAST RISE REACHES PROGRAM’S GOAL OF SUPPORTING 13,000 SMALL BUSINESSES HARDEST HIT BY COVID-19

As the two-year Comcast RISE program comes to its close, Comcast celebrates having provided over $110 million in monetary, marketing, and technology grants to strengthen and empower small businesses owned by people of color and women.
Arts/Entertainment

Illi Ferandez: Rekindling with Her Identity Through Art

Learn about Illi Ferandez, a Chicago-based, Fil-Am Digital Illustrator and her noble perspective in art, as she creates pieces that are relatable to her identity, reflecting her true authentic self.
Business

UNITY Conference: ACE NextGen Holds the Largest National Gathering of AAPI Entrepreneurs

A champion in increasing the Asian presence in American leadership, ACE NextGen, is hosting a two-day conference centered on leveraging the power of relationships for Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) entrepreneurs in the McDonald’s Global Headquarters, Illinois.
Arts/Entertainment

The Shoot: How “No Place Like Kasama” Came To Be

Tenacity, resilience, and a strong will to break the mold are just some of the great things that describe Asians in general. As AAPI month comes to a close, we saved the best for last. 
Business

A Bridal Compassion

Love stretches far beyond romantic antics and fairytale-like happy endings. It’s a contagious concept rooted with deep compassion towards one another. If you think about it, love starts with compassion. This happens to be the main focus of Tina Wong, owner and founder of Grace and Ivory. 
Arts/Entertainment

Jeff Mabi Furthers the Imprint of Filipino DJs in Chicago

The pandemic has exercised our creative juices in order to find new ways to make a living. Find out how Filipino DJs manage to get a semblance of enjoyment even amidst the ongoing health crisis in Chicago.
Interviews

Magic In the Midst of Pandemic

With everything that is going on, we could all use a bit of magic, fun, and laughter. Kevin’s Virtual Magic Experience brings that sense of fun and interaction even within the comforts of your own home.