Happy Birthday Dr. King ! | King Holiday Events Listings

  PUSH Excel 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast January 20, 2014 8:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand Ballroom 151 East Wacker Drive Price:  $125 per ticket Contact Michelle Chambers at 773-256-2762 for additional information and sponsorship opportunities. Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah 2014 Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Read More …

Free performance to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20 at The Chicago History Museum

Writers Theatre presents The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights By Yolanda Androzzo Directed by Jimmy McDermott   Writers Theatre opens its 8th annual tour of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, written by Yolanda Androzzo, directed by Jimmy McDermott and featuring Caren Blackmore. A special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day public Read More …

Will Packer: Hollywood Super Producer Climbs Film, TV Mountains

You don’t know him, but you know him.  You know his movies – Think Like A Man, Stomp The Yard, Takers, Obsessed, This Christmas, The Gospel, and Trois, among others. Will Packer has become a Hollywood blockbuster hit maker with four of his films opening at number one at the box office and all of Read More …

DuSable Museum presents Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma

The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present a new exhibit entitled, Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma. Reception Friday, January 10, 2014 6:00PM-8:00PM Special Guest – Mayor William Bell, City of Birmingham, Alabama In January, of 2012, the Mayors of seven southern cities agreed to a joint initiative marking Read More …

SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS OF 2013

2013 was quite a year. We saw a lot of things happening.  Here’s what we saw as the most significant. Roseland Hospital threatened closure. Rev. Jesse Jackson made some noise and Governor Quinn provided emergency funding. The close of this hospital would have devastated health services on the south side.   Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed Read More …

THE LEGACY PROJECT AND THE HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY CONCEPT SCHOOL

Chicago has been called the most segregated city in the nation.  I would hope that image diminishes as new neighborhoods like Hyde Park and the South Loop are being developed and downtown Chicago expands with blue bikes and transportation street adjustments. Chicago Public Schools have been the center of America’s urban educational crisis and here Read More …