Next Meetup

Grown Folks Stories
It's been awhile since I've hosted this event to the group! Those of you who've been before can remember how much fun and interesting the stories can be. If you've never been before, you might want to give this a try. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend this one, but I'll be back for others. Local storyteller Cara Brigandi hosts no-notes tales by amateur and professional storytellers. Drop your name in the hat for a five-minute turn at the mic. Most stories are light and entertaining to downright hilarious, while others can be very sobering and heart-felt. Come on out with us to hear some great unscripted tales from the lives of everyday people or maybe get up to tell a story of your own. They do ask for a $5 donation, and it's a BYOB event. It's always a good time! I hope to see you there! Stories start at 8 pm.

Green Line Performing Arts Center

329 E. Garfield / 55th St · Chicago, il


Upcoming Meetups

Past Meetups (1,895)

What we're about

The Chicago Black Professionals Meetup is a group primarily made up of men and women over the age of 21 here in the Chicago area whom share an interest in ethnic heritages rooted in the African diaspora. We come from broadly diverse educational, professional, and social backgrounds, but we have a common interest: to come together for social networking. We strive to promote social connections between our members, and to promote a healthy and free exchange of information and ideas between the members of the group that will enrich their lives.

Please note that our events are intended for adults over the age of 21. Exceptions will be noted in the event descriptions or comments.

Advertising: this is defined as one or more of the following criteria; 1) a business you have a direct financial interest in; 2) a service you deliver for money.

Any postings that fit the Advertiser criteria above belong in the Business Exchange Forum. Any messages of this nature posted outside the Business Exchange Forum will be subject to the following:

1st time - Message deleted, first warning email
2nd time - Message deleted, final warning email
3rd time - Message deleted, membership deleted. Only email sent will be the removal notification

Organizations that 501(c)3 and have proper documentation are exempt from this policy, and may post messages in the General Discussion forum. Marketing for volunteer/charity events are also generally exempt from this policy, please contact the Organizer ( prior to posting.

Members (7,432)

Photos (17,277)