UCAN Breaks Ground on Modern $34.4 Million Campus in North Lawndale

  An energetic crowd of more than 200 North Lawndale residents, elected officials and others were on hand on Sept. 12 as youth service organization UCAN held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art $34.4 million campus in North Lawndale at 3605 W. Fillmore St. Participants included (from left): John Nichols,  vice chairman, Marmon Group; Illinois. Read More …

AfriCOBRA Chicago Closing Reception | Sept. 29th

In honor of the artists of AfriCOBRA, and to commemorate the closing of the joint exhibition, AFRICOBRA in Chicago, The South Side Community Arts Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and The DuSable Museum invite you to a special reception with passed hors d’ouevres, electrifying performances Read More …

FREE! Fiction Writing Class | Sept. 14

The Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University is hosting a Fiction Writing Master’s Class on Saturday, September 14, 2013. SEATING IS LIMITED. Please call 773-995-3286 by Thursday, September 12, 2013 to receive confirmation for your RSVP. This event is FREE and open to the public. Continental Breakfast will Read More …

NIELSEN CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF INNOVATION WITH CHICAGO EVENT

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, welcomed more than 400 of Chicago’s business, media, government and community leaders to last night’s celebration of the Company’s 90th anniversary at the River East Art Center. Among those in attendance were Congressman Danny Davis; City Clerk Susana Mendoza; Susan Whiting, Read More …

Chicago’s Own NBA Champion Dwyane Wade to Host Wade’s World Weekend & Collaborate with the City Of Chicago for the “Live to Dream” Festival

On September 6th and 7th, 2013, Miami HEAT Champion and Chicago-native Dwyane Wade will return to his hometown for a weekend of events in support of his Wade’s World Foundation and the Chicago community.  This year marks 10 years of service that Dwyane and the Wade’s World Foundation have provided to communities all across the Read More …

Goodman Theatre’s “Pullman Porter Blues” Open Now!

This rollicking, music-fueled trip back in time takes us into the luxurious Pullman trains of the 1930s, where the hidden lives of African American porters emerge to take center stage and classic Blues favorites—including “Sweet Home Chicago”—come to life. It’s June of 1937, and the Panama Limited Pullman Train is speeding from Chicago to New Read More …

Get N’Volved with Acts Of Love

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Acts of Love will kick off its 2nd “Love Young People” Tour that distributes books to young people in need. In 2012 the tour visited 7 cities across the country, and distributed over 7,000 books to young people in the poor communities, and inspired over 1,200 adults to take a pledge to love Read More …

Soul Train + Smooth Jazz = Cruise Fever!

SPECIAL SAVINGS ON CABINS USE CODE: NDIGO SAVE OVER $1000   SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE: The Smooth Jazz Cruise presents the finest stars in the smooth jazz world together with other music, comedy and fun targeted for adults. There is a spirit and an elan that is palpable on The Smooth Jazz Cruise which has led Read More …

Defense rests in Zimmerman trial; Zimmerman doesn’t take the stand – U.S. News

My hope is that many of us have been following the Trayvon Martin case. It is not about race. It is about justice and the fact that a 17-year-old young man was murdered. Regardless of who was on top of whom, who was fighting in self-defense; In my eyes, all could have been prevented had Read More …