South Side High Schools Take on Urban Data to Improve City Living

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 the Office of Science and Technology and Policy, STEM occupations will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations over the period from 2008-2018. A big part in the growth of Read More …

Holiday Performance Treats: A Wizard, A Circus, And A Magic Parlour

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 holiday entertainment.   Ease On Down That Road This Saturday, November 23 for two shows at 3 and 7 p.m., veteran Chicago producer John Ruffin brings a remake of the Read More …

The Words of Sir Gil Scott-Heron

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. The late soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, who happened to be born in April too, became famous for his spoken word poetry entitled The Revolution Will Not Be Read More …

Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ – Beyond The Ring

“This life is a trial and you realize that what you do is going to be written down for judgment day.” – Muhammad Ali, 2001 Interview with O Magazine. He is one of the “prettiest” and prolific figures in the world. In the ring, Muhammad Ali out-witted and jabbed his way to champion on multiple Read More …

N’DULGE: Chef Julius Russell’s Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

[dropcap]Get ready to salivate![/dropcap]   The menu below is for pickup & delivery service.  In-home, private chef services are available upon request. Call us for a free menu planning consultation – 312-326-1948. COMPLETE THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR 10 | * 450.00 * Choice of oven-ready organic turkey (fried, jerk, herb roasted, maple & bourbon glazed or cajun Read More …

Cover: Motown Royalty – Mary Wilson and “Duke” Fakir

                                                    Chicago will soon be visited by two of Motown’s Royal Family members Mary Wilson and Abdul “Duke” Fakir, both founding and original members of the Supremes and Four Tops, Read More …

November is Diabetes Month

  Talk to your family about diabetes and healthy vision!  The subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days—in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your Read More …

Elaborate Vegas Performances Showcase MJ, Motown and Mystery

[dropcap]Las[/dropcap] Vegas – It’s almost my 50th trip – yes 50th trip, but I DO travel to other places – to Las Vegas, the Peter Pan capital of the civilized world. Anticipation still reigns after all these years and buffets and loyalty cards and long lines, what with this ersatz city’s uncanny ability to reinvent Read More …

Kartemquin Films: ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Chicago Screenings!

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, Read More …

N’Spire: Comedian Kevin Hart Begins Philanthropic Journey

With so much negativity roaming the universe, it’s always great when we can drop gems of inspiration and positivity. And who can resist highlighting the selfless act of giving back? It was about more than just jokes when comedian/actor Kevin Hart donated $250,000 to the Philadelphia Public School System, his hometown, last week. Sadly, Philadelphia Read More …