“Captain Bill” Could Mean Safe Harbor for Bronzeville

  (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 hours, knocking it over twice and disabling most of his instruments.  If he survived, thousands of miles and countless months (two in total isolation) still lay ahead.  Surely this qualified Read More …

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy Offers Second Chance Education

Chicago has had its share of educational drama. From the closing of 50 schools this year, educational budget cuts, an extended school day followed by the Teacher’s Union Strike, there’s no question as to why there’s a lot of frustration when it comes to education systems. The focal point should be proper education, adequate teachers Read More …

Saturday: Family Fun Fest Featuring Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective

Get familiar. If you’ve never experienced Aniba Hotep & the Sol Collective (above), don’t miss your chance to do so this Saturday during the Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce’s “Family Fun Fest” rocking out on 87th and Anthony Ave. Chicago native and popular comedian Lil’ Rel will serve as host of the family-filled event that Read More …

Tour Guide Opens Eyes To Chicago

By Mary Alex Japczyk [dropcap]Eric [/dropcap]Kittrell has a way of putting people at ease. His warm smile compliments the friendly cadences of his voice as he recounts his experiences as a lifetime Chicagoan and now a Chicago Trolley tour guide. It would be difficult to find a more ideal ambassador for this city than Kittrell. Read More …

Review: ‘Clara’ at the Open Door Repertory Theatre

Her life was one classified as constant work and little joy. Though the energy and praise synergies she contributed to the gospel-arena ignited the world from sanctuaries to nightclubs, Clara Ward yearned for something we all have a desire for: her voice to be heard. She had a voice, that’s undoubted. But whose was it? Read More …