Candice Jordan Wins American Idol

A persistent, talented, won’t take no for an answer 23-year old R&B singer from St. Helena Island, S.C ., won “American Idol” on last Thursday, becoming the first female singer to when the singing  competition since 2007. The third time was definitely the charm for Glover. She had previously auditioned in Season 9 and 11 Read More …

Marian Shields Robinson – The “First Granny”

                      [dropcap]For four years[/dropcap], Marian Shields Robinson lived in the White House with her daughter Michelle, son-in-law President Barack Obama and granddaughters Malia and Sasha. Initially resisting moving to Washington, DC, in 2009, it was suggested by the family that the Chicago native try it Read More …

SOJOURN: Renaissance Society 2013 Gala and Art Auction

                        Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m. – Midnight Place: Block 37 108 N. State Street, 3rd Floor Event activities: Cocktails, dinner, welcome to Solveig Øvstebø, live and silent auctions of cutting-edge art and luxury trips, experiences and goods Preview: Art auction Read More …

POLISHED PEBBLES FUNDRAISER HIGHLIGHTS GREAT WORKS OF WOMEN AND BUSINESSES THAT MAKE CHICAGO A BRIGHTER PLACE FOR YOUTH

                      On June 20th, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring program “partied with a purpose” at the organization’s annual fundraiser at The Wild Hare. Established to provide girls (7 -17 yrs. old) with the opportunity of learning the vital life skill of effective communication, the Polished Pebbles Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be A CEO

Every action begins with a vision. Desires begin with an introduction to dream and inquire all possibilities. Dreams turn into motivation for achievement. Children are enlightened with dreams. They are all about action, doing, going, seeing, touching, and experiencing. Their minds take in everything around them and yes, they soak these things up like sponges. Read More …

Juicing Craze: What You Should Know Before You Start

Juicing Icon Offers 5 Tips for Beginners and Veterans Alike; Happiness & Well-Being a Key Ingredient It’s no longer just celebrities, world-class athletes and alternative-lifestyle hippies turning to green smoothies and freshly juiced vegetable and fruits for improved health, says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS. (“The Juice Lady”). “People from all walks of Read More …

If Assata Shakur is a terrorist then we may all be terrorists

Frank Chapman blasted the FBI for placing Asata Shakur on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list. Chapman is Field Organizer and Education Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Shakur is a former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member. She was placed on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list on May Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be A Singer!

   Words By Ashley ‘Snow’ Harris                     There are thousands of children this age who will never have a chance to experience those first thoughts of what they would like to be in life. Think about this. If we are constantly killing our children we are Read More …

A New Headline For South Shore

By Billy Powers and Ava St. Claire   Take a quick look at the local news and you’ll assume one thing: life in Chicago must be grim – plagued by violence, alienating, divided and gray. But for those of us sitting at Chef Sara’s Café in South Shore a few weeks back – one of Read More …

L.A. Rebellion:Daughters of the Dust w/ Filmmaker Julie Dash

  Filmmaker Julie Dash in person Introduction by Jacqueline Stewart, co-curator of L.A. Rebellion at UCLA FREE, reserve your seats at: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/categories/film Tuesday, May 21| 7p.m. Logan Center Performance Hall 074 – 915 East 60th, Street Daughters of the Dust Julie Dash, 1991, 35mm, 112 min, new print! Dash’s masterful first feature film, set in Read More …