When Courtney, a travel agent owner and Michael, a barber who owns a shop in their home of West Columbia, South Carolina first became acquainted, it was through Twitter. The year was 2011 and the day of her 25th birthday. They followed each other on Twitter because they shared a mutual friend, and when she posed a question to her followers to see if they were going to be at the club her party was being thrown at that evening, he said he would make the effort to be there. He showed up after all,
Showtime is putting its money where its hit TV series is.
On Monday, executives from Showtime along with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and cast members from the Chicago-based show “The Chi,” announced a $500,000 donation from the network to the city’s Greencorps Chicago green job training program and the Chicago Public Art Group.
The grant funding will help support programs and community clean-up and beautification of 32 empty lots on the city’s South and West sides where the Lena Waithe-created series has been filming for four seasons.
“From vibrantly depicting our city’s neighborhoods on ‘The Chi’ to now investing in our