Kuumba Lynx’s Arts Explosion a must see.

It’s that time of year again.

Tomorrow night, Kuumba Lynx, a hip hop youth arts organization on whose board  I am privileged to serve, will holds its 14th annual arts explosion.

The action starts at 6:00 p.m. at the School of the Art Institute, 280 S. Columbus Drive.

I’ve written before about KL’s founding in 1996 by three remarkable and dedicated young women from Chicago who identified, and sought to fill, a hole in programming for many of the city’s youth.  Some readers may remember that in early October I rode 100 kilometers as a fundraiser for the organization.

Their impact has been transformational for many of the participants, who come from all backgrounds and parts of the city to gather in a safe, nurturing and creative space at KL’s home base at the field house in Uptown, 4501 N. Clarendon Park.

It’s been a tough year for the organization, as founder and co-director Jacinda Bullie sustained a lot of injuries in a serious car crash.  She has made a strong recovery, and her accident put her out of commission for months and necessitated Jaquanda Villegas’ doing even more than usual.

Fortunately, both ladies will be at the School of the Art Institute tomorrow.

For those interested in attending, I’ve pasted in the brochure below.


And here is a YouTube clip from last year’s finale.

We hope those can make it, do so.  Those who cannot attend in person, please feel welcome to support the organization.









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