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“The Best Birthday Present Ever!” Chica...

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

“Winning the lottery was the best birthday present ever; I still can’t believe it!” Diane Jenkins told Illinois Lottery staff when she presented her winningFabulous

DANCE CENTER’S 40TH SEASON CONCLUDES WITH...

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

Representing 40 years of commitment to presenting important contemporary dance artists and developing new work, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Reggie Wilson

DANCE CENTER’S 40TH SEASON CONCLUDES WITH...

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

Representing 40 years of commitment to presenting important contemporary dance artists and developing new work, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Reggie Wilson

5 Healthy Resolutions for Women

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

Every year, thousands, if not millions of women resolve to live a healthier life. In the last 25 years, health-related goals concerning weight, exercise, better

The Happy Way To Be Healthy

Mar 19, 2014No Comments

Did you know that emotions play an important role in health and well-being? Emotions trigger the release of hormones and are good for your health

Chi-Talent: Singer/ Songwriter Norris '...

Mar 18, 2014No Comments

Norris Jackson III, better known as EJ, is a Chicago bred singer and songwriter who has already shared the stage with artists such as Ivan

Chi-Talent: Singer/ Songwriter Norris '...

Mar 18, 2014No Comments

Norris Jackson III, better known as EJ, is a Chicago bred singer and songwriter who has already shared the stage with artists such as Ivan

Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban Lea...

Mar 18, 2014No Comments

The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League gears up for MBoutique, a signature event dedicated to uplifting Chicagoland youth by providing prom essentials to

Letter From Death Row: The Ray Jasper Contr...

Mar 18, 2014No Comments

A Letter Before Dying Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper, who is scheduled to be put to this week, has written a letter before his

Museum of Science and Industry Keeps The Cr...

Mar 05, 2014No Comments

$360,000 raised for Black Creativity programming It was that time of the year again in late January when the Museum of Science and Industry played

Photo Re-Cap: Jennifer Hudson at DuSable Mu...

Mar 04, 2014No Comments

Photos by Cindy Barrymore Chicago superstar Jennifer Hudson and the Oakdale Covenant Church’s Children Choir, under the direction of TJ Smith, performed at the DuSable

RSVP For Premiere Screening of NBC's C...

Mar 04, 2014No Comments

Synopsis: When a group of D.C. high-students are kidnapped during a field trip, their mothers and fathers, some of the country’s biggest power players, are

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,

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

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

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,

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”

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

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

Cigna-HealthSpring Appoints Kwame Foucher, ...

Jan 31, 2014No Comments

Cigna-HealthSpring, a Cigna company (NYSE:CI) and leading Medicare and Medicaid plan provider, announced the appointment of Kwame Foucher, M.D., M.B.A. as senior medical director at

12 Years a Slave Director Steve McQueen Hec...

Jan 31, 2014No Comments

Say What! 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen reportedly had his big moment at the New York Film Critics Circle awards ruined by a

Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album On Ya...

Jan 30, 2014No Comments

Chances are, you’ve spent your whole life listening to Nathan East.  You just never knew it. Until now. A founding member of the chart-topping contemporary

Grammy’s Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Jan 28, 2014No Comments

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy announced 27 new additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall of Fame. The list

2014 Too Hot to Handel Poetry Contest Winne...

Jan 28, 2014No Comments

N’DIGO is proud to announce the winners from local school children as they write about what the King legacy means. – Hermene Hartman, Publisher Winning

Soul Rebel: Frankie Parker Marks her Debut ...

Jan 24, 2014No Comments

  The goal was a simple one: put journal entries to music. The part where music saves a soul or reveals to a group that

Soul Rebel: Frankie Parker Marks her Debut ...

Jan 24, 2014No Comments

  The goal was a simple one: put journal entries to music. The part where music saves a soul or reveals to a group that

Chicago Artist Frankie Parker Album Release

Jan 22, 2014No Comments

  Raw. Real. Unadulterated. Chicagoan Frankie Parker delivers it all in the release of her anticipated debut album, “Breezy.” Fans of the soulful vocalist  and 

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Jan 20, 2014No Comments

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Jan 20, 2014No Comments

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But

Free performance to celebrate Martin Luther...

Jan 14, 2014No Comments

Writers Theatre presents The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights By Yolanda Androzzo Directed by Jimmy McDermott   Writers Theatre opens its 8th annual

The Stars Speak To You: 2014 Yearly Forecas...

Jan 08, 2014No Comments

By Penny Thornton  (www.astrolutely.com)   Capricorn  (December 22 – January 19) The first six months of 2014 have what it takes to turn your life

DuSable Museum presents Fifty Years Forward...

Jan 07, 2014No Comments

The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present a new exhibit entitled, Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma. Reception Friday,

N'Visions: Detroit Entrepreneur Tia Sh...

Dec 09, 2013No Comments

Buy A Little, Give A Little: The Relationship Collection Launches Just in time for the Holidays! Detroit entrepreneur and Kidney Disease Advocate, Tia Shavonne launched

Nelson Mandela: Definition of Humanity, Cou...

Dec 06, 2013No Comments

  A Calm. An Uproar. A Sadness. An Understanding. Nelson Mandela.  We Thank You. The measures of a man are seen with actions. The impact

12.4.69 – Remember Fred Hampton

Dec 04, 2013No Comments

*Art Work: Fred Hampton by Christopher May*   Today marks the 44th anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4th,

N'DULGE: Eat.Drink.Mingle.: Pop-Up Br...

Dec 04, 2013No Comments

You hear Bubbly Bar and exquisite eats, but what do you have when there are sparkling cocktails done four ways and a six-course mid-morning meal?

‘BLACK FOLK DON’T’ WEB SERIES PREMIER...

Dec 03, 2013No Comments

The third season of “Black Folk Don’t,” the satirical documentary web series challenging common stereotypes of African-Americans, premiered on Monday, December 2. Alternately provocative, irreverent,

Toronto: A Peaceful, Multicultural Mosaic

Dec 03, 2013No Comments

  If there’s anything good that comes from the colorful antics of Toronto mayor Rob Ford, it may be the global public attention that is

Event Re-cap: Chicago Welcomes Designer Ste...

Dec 02, 2013No Comments

Michi Marshall and Margaret O’Connor hosted an event to introduce London-trained designer Stephane St. Jaymes, who has recently relocated to Chicago. The event was held

SAR Production’s Screens Award-Winning Fi...

Dec 02, 2013No Comments

Participating in the African Diaspora International Film Festival, A Celebration of Black World Cinema Series and Dine-In Cinema Health Fest Along with a Special Meet

South Side High Schools Take on Urban Data ...

Nov 23, 2013No Comments

Over the last couple of years curriculum and careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields have become a national priority. According to

Holiday Performance Treats: A Wizard, A Ci...

Nov 21, 2013No Comments

Lots to get off the couch and brave the outdoor cold for this week and beyond as you get right in the middle of your

The Words of Sir Gil Scott-Heron

Nov 20, 2013No Comments

In celebration of the {National Poetry Month}, let us look back at the life of one of the most successful African American poets, Gil Scott-Heron.