Check Out The New Trailer For EARTH TO ECHO feat. Astro from X-Factor!

                              In Relativity’s PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move Read More …

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Singer Donica Lynn’s “Today’s A Good Day” Concert Pays Tribute to Cancer Warriors

Chicago actress and vocalist, Donica Lynn (Chicago Opera House: Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie), will hold her bi-annual, “Today’s A Good Day” tribute concert on Monday, June 9th at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., with doors opening at 7:30 pm. The “Today’s A Good Day” concert pays tribute and lends an understanding heart and song to all those affected, in any way, Read More …

The Cry of Jet Magazine

As of next week, there will be no more Jet Magazine, that pint-sized publication that’s been a weekly best friend to the Black community since 1951. For there to no longer be a Jet is a watershed moment in contemporary African-American history.  There’s always been a Jet; for all African-Americans except senior citizens, there’s never Read More …

Advanced Screening | How To Train Your Dragon 2

You’re invited to an advance screening of the new 20th Century Fox film, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. Enter for a chance to win passes to the screening by visiting: www.gofobo.com/RSVP and enter code NDGO8JU1.   How To Train Your Dragon 2 Tuesday, June 10th , 2014 AMC River East 21 7:30PM Synopsis: It’s Read More …

Racism: Nigger, Niggah, Ninja

By Lorenzo Clemons There seems to be a great consternation about the recent episode of a powerful person expressing views that most felt were gone with the election of the first African American President.  Sadly it is not the case of disappearing racial insensitivity and down right racism being put on display in many parts Read More …

Six Vision Board Tips for Entrepreneurs

“Sisters in success” and serial entrepreneurs Peytyn Willborn and Nikki Burnett have had their fair share of triumphs. From humble beginnings in housing projects, divorce and alleged racial discrimination,  these women’s upward trajectory proves that their resilience is unshakable. Earlier this month, the savvy business women shared their secret to success: vision boards. The age Read More …

Chicago Party Band, Sweet Diezel Jenkins, Live at The Shrine

Chicago based Party band, Sweet Diezel Jenkins, will hit the stage of The Shrine on May 29th, 2014.  The mash-up, cover band is known for taking popular Pop, Rock, R&B, and Hip-Hop songs, and mashing them up to create arrangements that everyone can enjoy, dance to, and will be doing just that when they take Read More …

FRESH OFF ALICIA KEY’S “SET THE WORLD ON FIRE” TOUR RAII & WK’s DEBUT CHICAGO CONCERT SUNDAY, MAY 25th – THE DOUBLE DOOR

    RAII and Whitney Keaton return home to perform their original material for the first time over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at The Double Door, located at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. Doors open at 7:30pm. Chicago native, RAII, along with Champaign, IL native, Whitney Keaton, are solo recording artists who also Read More …

Good Crop of Spring Books

A couple of Chicago books, an African-based sci-fi/fantasy, and an inspirational self-helper for entrepreneurs on your bedside table for some nightly reading will help you percolate from a long rough winter. Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside the Scene, Past and Present By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates 128 pages The History Press (April 8, 2014) Blues history is steeped Read More …

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Kidnapping Outrage

While Chicagoans are hoping and praying that the violence here subsides, thousands of miles away Nigerians are tormented with the horrifying kidnapping of young girls that have garnered international headlines. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 208 girls from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14th from the town of Read More …