Monthly Archives: "February 2014"

Ailey Dance Theater…A Quarter-Century Aft...

Feb 27, 2014No Comments

Celebrating the life and legacy of choreographer Alvin Ailey and his innovative, inspiring and thrilling work 25 years after his passing, the troupe he founded

Rev. Jackson speaks on the Northern Civil R...

Feb 26, 2014No Comments

Photo: Rev. Jackson (at podium), Arthur M. Brazier (seated, 2nd to the left). Statement from the Brazier Foundation: Throughout the month of February we shared

Review: “Russian Transport”, the battle...

Feb 24, 2014No Comments

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com Family life continuously throws us obstacles that are usually dealt with by available resources, finances and familial support. However,

Redefining Black History Month

Feb 24, 2014No Comments

What is her message? As we end February, this Black History Month, what would happen if you didn’t tell your black child about the trials

Dunn Case: Shoot First, Think Later

Feb 21, 2014No Comments

In a tragedy close in similarity to the Trayvon Martin incident (George Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter), another white man

Lupita Nyong'o: Fashion’s Newest “...

Feb 21, 2014No Comments

Over night  “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o has become Hollywood’s one to watch. Her performance in the critically acclaimed movie has won her

Hillary Clinton Next President of the Unite...

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

                                      Hillary Clinton is the next President

A Look at the Northern Civil Rights Movemen...

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

For every man, there is a necessity to establish as securely as possible the lines along which he proposes to live his life.  For Bishop

Sir Duke’s Opera Queenie Pie

Feb 14, 2014No Comments

And now for something completely different…here comes an opera by the Sultan of Swing himself, Duke Ellington. The Duke without a doubt was one of

Love is . . .

Feb 14, 2014No Comments

Ask 100 people what love is and you will get 100 different answers. Love is king and queen. Love is a many splendor thing, one

Get Covered Illinois’ Valentine’s Day S...

Feb 12, 2014No Comments

From online dating to matchmaking services, in today’s world people have many ways to find “the one.” But when it comes to pursuing a relationship,

"Aint Misbehavin'" ain'...

Feb 12, 2014No Comments

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com In an exciting, risky and down right demand for attention, Porchlight Music Theatre’s, “Aint Misbehavin'” brings to us the

"Aint Misbehavin'" ain'...

Feb 12, 2014No Comments

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com In an exciting, risky and down right demand for attention, Porchlight Music Theatre’s, “Aint Misbehavin'” brings to us the

A Look at the Northern Civil Rights Movemen...

Feb 12, 2014No Comments

The Civil Rights Movement took root in Chicago thanks to the fearless leadership of men, women and youth who refused to accept the status quo

Moses Hall: CEO of MoHall Loft

Feb 11, 2014No Comments

It is truly amazing when one can make a living off of their creative art. It is a sure sign that you’ve shaken hands, successfully,

Beanie Baby Justice – The Light and T...

Feb 07, 2014No Comments

I am not a lawyer.  I am confused, John Q. Public. It seems to me that America has a double standard of justice. There is an adage

America’s Favorite Oscar Worthy Black Fil...

Feb 07, 2014No Comments

By all accounts, 2013 was a striking year for black film directors. There were eleven films with black filmmakers this year: “12 Years a Slave”

One-on-One with Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

Feb 07, 2014No Comments

London-born actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, 36, is the recipient of numerous acting awards and nominations including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star award in 2006, five Golden

A Look At the Northern Civil Rights Movemen...

Feb 05, 2014No Comments

In celebration of Black History Month, the Arthur M. Brazier Foundation has launched a video series, beginning with the Northern Civil Rights Movement, that reflects

A New U: When Determination meets Disciplin...

Feb 03, 2014No Comments

By UniQue Webster How did I allow myself to get to a whopping 300 plus pounds after losing 150 pounds five years prior? I’ll tell

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements

Feb 03, 2014No Comments

Expanding and elaborating on its presentation of hip-hop artists in February 2014, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, partnering with the college’s School of