Doing Business In Chicago?

After the meetings, nix the hotel and take in The Windy City

of art of the African Diaspora. It also hosts events like an annual African arts and heritage books festival.

The Art Institute of Chicago (S. Michigan Ave. and E. Adams St.; 312- 443-3600) ranks among the world’s great museums and holds a premier French Impressionist collection. One local gallery highlight is the Akainyah Gallery (357 W. Erie; 312-654-0333), where the Ghanaian-born artist and owner, William Akainyah, displays his Afrocentric oils and acrylics. Be sure to check out black-owned radio stations, including WBEE 1570 AM (jazz); WSSD 88.1 FM (blues); WYBA 106.3 FM (gospel); and WKKC 89.3 FM (music and current events).
For a good introduction to the city’s history, spirit and diversity, order The Guide to Black Chicago (888-840-2345) for $9.95, complete with maps and more suggestions on the city’s points of interest.

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