Unlike most of us playing catch-up, Crystal Ung has been a sunscreen devotee since middle school, when she added drugstore moisturizer with SPF to her daily skin care routine. In the last few years, that devotion to sun protection has only escalated as Ung, a 34-year-old jewelry designer in …

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Colorful street signs with the names of Black men who left a lasting impact on the Springfield community and a mural featuring a roadmap of the area's history can now be seen from the sidewalk at the corner of Eighth and Cook streets.

There are a host of things we take for granted. A few weeks ago, as I drove from a friend’s residence to my home, I thought about one of these things. I paused at traffic signs and observed traffic lights turning red, then green followed by amber. I thought about how challenging it would be …

A Wedding Story

Marsh + Mane beauty supply store owner Jenea Robinson-Dean and her husband Kenneth Edward Dean, Director of Social Media for ManUpPHL were married on Friday, June 18. Their ceremony took place at Bartram’s Garden followed by a reception at Franklin Square. The wedding party and decor were dr…