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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

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

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 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

Two Giants Speak

Jan 28, 2014No Comments

[quote]“Never again shall it be that this beautiful land will experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk

Happy Birthday Dr. King ! | King Holid...

Jan 15, 2014No Comments

  PUSH Excel 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast January 20, 2014 8:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand Ballroom 151 East

Will Packer: Hollywood Super Producer Climb...

Jan 08, 2014No Comments

You don’t know him, but you know him.  You know his movies – Think Like A Man, Stomp The Yard, Takers, Obsessed, This Christmas, The


Jan 03, 2014No Comments

Chicago has been called the most segregated city in the nation.  I would hope that image diminishes as new neighborhoods like Hyde Park and the

Idris Elba – 'Mandela: A Long Wa...

Dec 20, 2013No Comments

Playing Nelson Mandela is a little like playing God – the public is most likely to be supportive and an aura of saintliness comes with

Tennis Comes Strong To The Inner City

Dec 06, 2013No Comments

For many decades, the Robert Taylor Homes at 51st and State streets was the site of so many hard knocks for Black kids growing up.

Cover: Motown Royalty – Mary Wilson and ...

Nov 15, 2013No Comments


Chris Tucker…Still Standing! The Venue ...

Nov 01, 2013No Comments

While most kids graduating from high school are pondering college, enlisting, or settling into a job at the post office, Chris Tucker immediately set his

Oprah Winfrey Speaks More on "The Butl...

Oct 16, 2013No Comments

Iconic talk show queen and American media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, 59, has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey Speaks More on "The Butl...

Oct 16, 2013No Comments

Iconic talk show queen and American media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, 59, has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist

George Tillman Gets Career Achievement Hono...

Oct 04, 2013No Comments

By Stacey Lewis Traveling the world in two weeks is no longer a privilege reserved for the elite few, as the 49th installment of the

Kerry Washington: Red Hot and Scandalous in...

Sep 27, 2013No Comments

  Actress Kerry Washington’s career has been a slow and steady climb. Born on January 31, 1977 in New York City, NY and raised by

The Curtis Mayfield Story – A Lasting Imp...

Sep 23, 2013No Comments

  It was a Friday evening right before one of the final preview rehearsals, I sat with Jackie Taylor and Reggie Torian in her office

The Historic March On Washington

Aug 29, 2013No Comments

The March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 is widely considered the apex of the Civil Rights Movement, as it not

“Captain Bill” Could Mean Safe Harbor f...

Aug 16, 2013No Comments

  (Photo Credit: Dawn Kish) By Carole A. Parks The 50-knot winds and waves 30-feet high besieged Captain William “Bill” Pinkney’s 47-foot cutter for 48

Tour Guide Opens Eyes To Chicago

Aug 09, 2013No Comments

By Mary Alex Japczyk Eric Kittrell has a way of putting people at ease. His warm smile compliments the friendly cadences of his voice as


Jul 24, 2013No Comments

The case of Trayvon Martin is pointing to the important role that the black community has played – both through news outlets and social media

The Roseland Community Crisis

Jul 05, 2013No Comments

Roseland Community Hospital is nestled neatly on 111th Street, the far South Side of Chicago serving a population of uninsured, underinsured people, poor people. Servicing

Boney James – The Beat Goes On

Jun 19, 2013No Comments

I recently spoke with three-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James (born James Oppenheim) as he embarks on his third decade in the world of R&B