Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League: MBoutique

The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League gears up for MBoutique, a signature event dedicated to uplifting Chicagoland youth by providing prom essentials to high school young women. Every year dozens of high school girls participate in MBoutique, providing them the opportunity to receive all of their prom essentials under one roof for free. Read More …

Letter From Death Row: The Ray Jasper Controversy | Part 1

A Letter Before Dying Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper, who is scheduled to be put to this week, has written a letter before his execution that is causing quite a firestorm on the web. In it, he likens the penal system to nationally sanctioned slavery and offers his thoughts about young Black men being Read More …

Do Chicago/Illinois Democrats Take the Black Vote for Granted?

In the City of Chicago, the Republican Party doesn’t exist for all practical purposes.  In the State of Illinois only because of downstate are there real Republicans. Democrats assume that Black voters will vote in mass for the party because of its history.  All of the black eggs are in one basket.  Why are Blacks Read More …

Pharrell Williams is ‘Happy’

Singer-Rapper-Producer Pharrell Williams is one busy man. In 2013 he help create two of the year’s biggest pop hits – “Blurred Lines” for singer Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” for French Electronic duo Dadt Punk, which won the “Record of the Year. Williams has been in even higher demand lately, thanks in large part to Read More …

Museum of Science and Industry Keeps The Creativity and Black in Annual Gala

$360,000 raised for Black Creativity programming It was that time of the year again in late January when the Museum of Science and Industry played host to what has long been an affair to see and be seen in Chicago – namely, the 31st Black Creativity Black-Tie Gala. Co-chaired by Cheri Chappelle, director of diversity Read More …

Photo Re-Cap: Jennifer Hudson at DuSable Museum

Photos by Cindy Barrymore Chicago superstar Jennifer Hudson and the Oakdale Covenant Church’s Children Choir, under the direction of TJ Smith, performed at the DuSable Museum of African American History in honor of Black History Month. Some folks came in late during JHud’s set and she jokingly called them out on it. Darryll King and Read More …

RSVP For Premiere Screening of NBC’s Crisis starring Lance Gross!

Synopsis: When a group of D.C. high-students are kidnapped during a field trip, their mothers and fathers, some of the country’s biggest power players, are forced to do unthinkable things – like jeopardize national security – to ensure their kid’s safety. Enter to win passes to watch the premiere before anyone else! Go to Gofobo.com/RSVP Read More …