Blacks Are in Denial About Obama

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Last week I couldn’t help but watch with sadness the National Urban League’s annual “State of Black America” report being released at a press conference. This was their 39th annual report. According to their press release, “it has become the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economi[...]

WIN! Advance Screening: GET HARD

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When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never[...]

Memorial Service for Rev. Willie T Barrow Under Way

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Events honoring the late Rev. Willie Barrow start Thursday with a public viewing and service of celebration at Rainbow PUSH. The longtime civil rights leader died last week at the age of 90. In the spirit of a true organizer, Barrow actually planned her own funeral service. "An organizer doesn't leave anything to chance," says [...]

Obama on Rev. Willie Barrow: "To Michelle and me, she was a constant inspiration"

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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle on Thursday mourned the death of the Rev. Willie T. Barrow, calling her a “civil rights icon and a Chicago institution. Barrow, 90, died Thursday at the Jackson Park Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, not far from the Kenwood Obama home. Below, the full statement from the White House… Statemen[...]

Chicago’s August Wilson Celebration

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   By David Smallwood In an unprecedented community event ranging    from the Pullman Historic District to Evanston,  more than 20 Chicago theaters, schools and  organizations have combined to present The August Wilson Celebration from March 9 through April 18. This is an extensive exploration of the enduring impact of the work of the Tony Awar[...]

Goodman Theatre honors August Wilson’s legacy with his Tony-nominated masterpiece, praised by Variety as "perfection…[a] work by a writer at the peak of his powers."

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The civil rights movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1969, but the promise of a better tomorrow hasn’t quite reached all of the city’s residents, some of whom gather daily at Memphis’ diner to gossip about the neighborhood, dream about their futures and confront the brutal realities of the present. Now Memphis must decide if he should a[...]

N'DIGO People Poll

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Mayoral Run-Off THE MAYORAL ELECTION IS TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015. THIS IS THE PEOPLE'S POLL CONDUCTED WITH SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE PLATFORMS. WE ARE CONDUCTING A POLL ON THE MAYOR'S RACE . HOW WOULD YOU VOTE IF THE ELECTION WERE HELD TOMORROW? Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world's leading questionnaire tool.