Don’t Kill My Chance … We Are Art!

  God’s creations; so we are art in human form. We have talents to offer the world. Skills that can build and drive business. Strengths that can bear children and raise them.  Chances to to make choices. Right Wrongs. We are given life; a privilege, yet too many are taken advantage of this gift. Too Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be A Singer!

   Words By Ashley ‘Snow’ Harris                     There are thousands of children this age who will never have a chance to experience those first thoughts of what they would like to be in life. Think about this. If we are constantly killing our children we are Read More …

A New Headline For South Shore

By Billy Powers and Ava St. Claire   Take a quick look at the local news and you’ll assume one thing: life in Chicago must be grim – plagued by violence, alienating, divided and gray. But for those of us sitting at Chef Sara’s Café in South Shore a few weeks back – one of Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be An Actress!

                Her world has so much potential. Don’t allow her dreams to fade before she’s able to embrace them. Be mindful and aware at all times. Children hold the light of the world in their eyes, smiles and laughs.   Stop the violence and allow this precious child Read More …

L.A. Rebellion:Daughters of the Dust w/ Filmmaker Julie Dash

  Filmmaker Julie Dash in person Introduction by Jacqueline Stewart, co-curator of L.A. Rebellion at UCLA FREE, reserve your seats at: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/categories/film Tuesday, May 21| 7p.m. Logan Center Performance Hall 074 – 915 East 60th, Street Daughters of the Dust Julie Dash, 1991, 35mm, 112 min, new print! Dash’s masterful first feature film, set in Read More …

B.I.G.G. HEARTS MAKE BIG THINGS HAPPEN

April 20th marked the first annual B.I.G.G. Hearted Foundation’s “Live B.I.G.G Gala” at the University of Chicago. The foundation, although born out of tragedy, truly is a shining example of what compassion and perseverance looks like. Named after the late DJ BIGG aka Buvern Francisco III, the foundation was created in order to provide financial Read More …

CAA Hosts “Taste For The Arts” Gala

By Lindsey Auten Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA) high school students are known for their artistic and scholarly excellence. Each year, their talents find a way beyond the classroom and into exceptional arts fields and careers. Tony-nominated actress Elisabeth Withers, from Broadway’s The Color Purple, is a former CAA student, as is Golden Globe-nominated Read More …

ColorComm Launches in Chicago!

Chicago’s 312 Restaurant, located in downtown South Loop, was the destination spot on May 9th for women of color in communications looking for a good organizational network. A group of  100 women connected at ColorComm’s official Chicago Launch in pursuit of building with fellow communications professionals in various mediums.Some familiar faces were on board and Read More …

Film and Music Video Directors: Coodie & Chike

Conformity: An action in which one redesigns their original perspective to settle for the acceptance and acknowledgement of mainstream consumerism. An action in which creative individuals, oftentimes, oppose for the integral care of their art and that of storytelling from the soul. Artistic integrity births innovative energy. That of which grants a trained eye the Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt.2

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …