I know everyone’s a little disappointed that the stay-at-home order hasn’t been lifted yet, especially because Memorial Day is coming up. No barbecues in the parks or parades. It’s getting a little overwhelming to stay home for such long periods of time, but Auntie Lori has heard us loud and clear and gave us something to look forward to: G Herbo and Lil Dirk holding a virtual show.
The two Chicago rappers will be holding a versus battle on Instagram live on Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. CST. It may not be as good as the real thing, but it does give us something to look forward to attending, even if we might be in our beds while doing it.
Not only will we be having a virtual show, but we’ll be having WGCI’s Leon Rogers hosting a Comedy Hour Tour on Zoom the following day according to The Triibe. This comedy hour will include other comedians such as Damon Williams, Just Nesh, Lavar Walker, and Correy B.
The whole goal of these virtual activities is to keep the city’s citizens inside. There have been large numbers of confirmed cases as well as deaths that have come as a result of COVID-19 in Chicago. A large number of these cases have been in the Black community. None of us want to allow these numbers to keep rising and Mayor Lightfoot has put together something that she thinks will help make staying in a little easier.
Make sure you tune in to these exciting events on Instagram and Zoom. I know it’s tempting to want to go outside, especially because the weather has been getting nicer, but remember, the more we all stay inside, the faster we’ll all be able to go out again. Stay safe, and if you must leave your home please practice social distancing.
By Cierra Lemott, Senior, Brooks College Prep
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