Meet Tamberla Perry, Meet “Vera Stark” At The Goodman Theater

Maid In Chicago:  Lottery Lady Lands “Vera Stark” Role At The Goodman By DeShong Perry-Smitherman Chicago’s own Tamberla Perry stars in the title role in the new Goodman stage play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. But before her talents could help sell out major stages, before her teeth were “NeNe Leakes perfect”, even before Read More …

Antique African Art At The International Fair

By Nicole Rhoden The upcoming 16th Annual International Art & Antiques Fair at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from April 26-29 features exhibitors from around the world, showcasing art, antiques and jewelry from B.C. to the 20th Century. Taking a place of prominence at the Fair along side works by artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance! … I Want To Be a Doctor

                  DON’T KILL HER CHANCE. Doesn’t she DESERVE the chance to live and accomplish her dreams? STOP THE VIOLENCE. Raise PEACE.                     The pleasures of life reside in a child’s eyes and their infectious smile. Children, though young Read More …

Remembering Harold: Harold Washington Tribute Committee

In an effort to remember and give honor to Chicago’s first African American mayor, a diverse group of supporters has formed the Harold Washington Tribute Committee to commemorate his legacy.    Monday, April 29, 2013 will mark the 30th anniversary of the inauguration of Mayor Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American mayor. What an exciting time Read More …

The Legacy of Jacoby Dickens

JACOBY DICKENS was the Chairman of Seaway Bank serving the South Side of Chicago.  Mr. Dickens lived from 1913 – 2013.  Upon retirement he moved to Fisherman Island in Florida with his wife Veranda and lived marvelous life mixed with leisure and business. He was memorialized Saturday, April 20 appropriately at the Emil and Pat Jones Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance: DREAM

  The Wonder Woman dreams have a way of tossing and turning themselves around and the times make requirements that we dream real dreams for example i wanted to be a sweet inspiration in my dreams of my people but the time require that i give myself willingly and become a wonder woman -Nikki Giovanni Read More …

Art Activism with Jewelry Designer Oneka Ijeoma

“Success is a progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale Nigerian jewelry designer, Oneka Ijeoma, owner and CEO of King Onye Label located at 707 W. Armitage, is an artist entrepreneur with a heart for activism. With her campaign, Speak Progress, the political science and sociology graduate combined her skill of Read More …

Hollywood Film A-Lister Antoine Fuqua Directs As Olympus Falls Down!

The Filmmaker’s Filmmaker: Antoine Fuqua   With films such as Training Day, Shooter, King Arthur and Brooklyn’s Finest, Antoine Fuqua is definitely one of Hollywood’s A-List movie directors. The Pittsburgh native has carved out his niche as one of the last of the real men’s tough, masculine film directors who brings a commitment and intensity Read More …

Remembering Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was a prince of a guy.  He was absolutely delightful and insightful. A brilliant writer and beautiful soul was he. He literally took movie review and made it unto itself an art form.  He took it to a new height, absolutely another level.  His thumbs up was legendary and made or broke a Read More …