It’s STILL Better In The Bahamas!

By Farrah Turenne As the Bahamas approaches the 40th anniversary of its independence, a massive campaign is underway to celebrate the historic event and make sure that the islands continue to remain the number one Caribbean destination for the African-American consumer market for years to come. The Bahamas became a sovereign nation on July 10, Read More …

Money, Who Needs It? You Do If You’re Going To Write A Book

                            By Walter M. Perkins Writing a book, once the impossible dream for many, is now a reality for many more due to technology and the many available how-to books on getting it done. Now comes veteran journalist Walter M. Perkins, with Read More …

Talented Team of Minority- and Women-Owned Firms Selected to Design and Build UCAN’s CITY Campus in North Lawndale

Experienced Firms to Manage $32.9 Million Project That Features New Therapeutic Youth Home and Program Center/Headquarters Building     Consistent with its history of serving a predominately minority youth clientele and employing a diverse workforce, the social service organization UCAN has selected a talented team of minority- and women-owned businesses to design and build the Read More …

Governor Quinn Must Step In Chicago State University Affairs.

Havoc, confusion, chaos, power plays, conflict are words to describe the state of affairs at Chicago State University.  The drama played out Friday, March 1, in a special board meeting, when the board was scheduled to terminate Dr. Wayne Watson.   The public meeting opened to a crowd of students, community activists, professors, politicians and the Read More …

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle

Executive Director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Brett Batterson, welcomes world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Chicago for an unprecedented 10 performances, March 8 – 17. Robert Battle returns for his second year as Artistic Director to lead one of the most popular dance companies through a 21-city tour, continuing to Read More …

Dr. Calvin Peters: American Idol’s Singing Doctor

Next to the stethoscope around his neck, Dr. Calvin Peters keeps a song in his heart. He likes to sing whether there’s an audience or not. This week, he’ll have one – a big one. The third-year resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is stepping on the national stage to appear on American Idol’sHollywood auditions, Read More …

Review: From Doo Wop to Hip Hop

The smooth sounds from the band filled the Black Ensemble Theater as the audience anxiously waited to see the spectacular performance of From Doo Wop to Hip Hop, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor and Associate Director Rueben Echoles. Let’s take a walk through Unison Hills where everyone is Read More …