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 …

Rev. Jackson speaks on the Northern Civil Rights Movement – Part 4

Photo: Rev. Jackson (at podium), Arthur M. Brazier (seated, 2nd to the left). Statement from the Brazier Foundation: Throughout the month of February we shared intimate recounts of the unwavering work of a true activist, Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. True in the sense that the work was for the people, not recognition. When looking at Read More …

Review: “Russian Transport”, the battle between views and flaws

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com Family life continuously throws us obstacles that are usually dealt with by available resources, finances and familial support. However, against odds, not all families have such an “easy fix” and sometimes turn to nontraditional solutions. Steppenwolf Theatre’s Russian Transport attempts to bring us into the home of an immigrant Read More …

A Look at the Northern Civil Rights Movement – Part 3 | First-Hand Accounts of the Work

For every man, there is a necessity to establish as securely as possible the lines along which he proposes to live his life.  For Bishop Arthur M. Brazier those lines were self-determination of and respect for individuals demonstrated through a life of service for their betterment, both inside and outside the church. Bishop exhibited the consistent courage Read More …

Get Covered Illinois’ Valentine’s Day Survey Reveals Health Care is Important Factor for New Couples

From online dating to matchmaking services, in today’s world people have many ways to find “the one.” But when it comes to pursuing a relationship, a new survey from Get Covered Illinois shows that for many Illinoisans, health insurance is an important factor. More than two thirds (67 percent) of those surveyed listed having health Read More …

“Aint Misbehavin'” ain’t for the frigid

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com In an exciting, risky and down right demand for attention, Porchlight Music Theatre’s, “Aint Misbehavin’” brings to us the Harlem Renaissance with an edge. With inspiration drawing from and in honor of the book written by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr., combined with the  powerful music and vibe Read More …

A Look at the Northern Civil Rights Movement – Part 2

The Civil Rights Movement took root in Chicago thanks to the fearless leadership of men, women and youth who refused to accept the status quo and stood united for change. Through negotiation, litigation and demonstration, these brave individuals helped change Chicago and the nation. Among those great leaders were Chicago Urban League executive director Edwin Read More …

America’s Favorite Oscar Worthy Black Films

By all accounts, 2013 was a striking year for black film directors. There were eleven films with black filmmakers this year: “12 Years a Slave” (Steve McQueen); “Black Nativity” (Kasi Lemmons); “Baggage Claim” (David E. Talbert); “The Best Man Holiday” (Malcolm D. Lee); “Big Words” (Neil Drumming); “Fruitvale Station” (Ryan Coogler); “The Butler” (Lee Daniels); Read More …

One-on-One with Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor

London-born actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, 36, is the recipient of numerous acting awards and nominations including the BAFTA Orange Rising Star award in 2006, five Golden Globe Award nominations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for Othello, in 2008.  He also starred in Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Serenity (2005), Kinky Boots (2005), Children of Read More …

A New U: When Determination meets Discipline

By UniQue Webster How did I allow myself to get to a whopping 300 plus pounds after losing 150 pounds five years prior? I’ll tell you how, through depression, anger, and bitterness. I was emotionally attached to food. I sought out refuge in fast food and chocolate. It provided a sense of comfort when all Read More …