GET ON UP –THE JAMES BROWN STORY

The movie  – Get On Up – a big screen full feature, is the biopic on the life of James Brown opening across the country August 1st.  Chadwick Boseman, who starred as Jackie Robinson in the movie biopic  “42” is quite the character actor. He transforms into Mr. Brown. He prepared six months for the part Read More …

Roger’s Review – Life Itself

Sunday evening I watched Life Itself alone at home in the comfort of my family room. I wanted to go to the show but didn’t feel like driving, so I found a movie I wanted to see on Comcast. Life Itself chronicles the life of the late, world famous movie critic, our own Roger Ebert. Read More …

Blackwell’s Business Evolution

  **Robert  Blackwell, Sr.**   has done what every good entrepreneur should do at the point of retirement or at the point of selling the business. He has written a book.  He has recorded his business history, development and intelligence in a book that others can follow.  He calls it *_*My Evolution as an Entrepreneur:  The Read More …

Why The Obama Library Should Be At Chicago State But Will Probably Go To The University Of Chicago

    The first step of the Barack Obama Presidential Library sweepstakes is complete. Monday, June 16, was the deadline for all interested parties who want to host the library to submit initial bids as to where they would put it, how it would serve as an economic engine in the suggested location, and how Read More …

The Blackmocrats

During the past primary election in March, I provided professional outreach services to Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to meet and have dialogue with various sections of the Black community. My advocacy was controversial. Chicago Sun-Times writer Michael Sneed called and asked if it were true. Sun-Times “columnist” (a term I use loosely) Neil Steinberg 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 …

Black United Fund: Record of Contribution Speaks Volumes

In recent weeks, we have watched as the Sun-Times commits character assassination against highly respected people in the most cunning ways. Bottom line, the front page “Thug in Quinn anti-violence program accused in teen’s murder” article only aids an elected official like David Reis, to put forth House Bill 6011 to “halt any remaining Fiscal Read More …