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 …

CAA Hosts “Taste For The Arts” Gala

By Lindsey Auten Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA) high school students are known for their artistic and scholarly excellence. Each year, their talents find a way beyond the classroom and into exceptional arts fields and careers. Tony-nominated actress Elisabeth Withers, from Broadway’s The Color Purple, is a former CAA student, as is Golden Globe-nominated Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt.2

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

10 Black Child Geniuses You Should Know! Pt. 1

If you only watched the evening news or depended on pop culture to paint a picture of young blacks, you would probably think that the majority of black youngsters were only ambitious about sports and music, or caught up in crime and debauchery. However, the face of black success isn’t limited to the fields that Read More …

Recap: Leading Ladies International Hosts Fourth Annual Empowerment Conference

  April was National Stress Awareness Month and several recent studies have come to the same conclusion: women are feeling the pressures of stress more than their male counterparts. On Saturday, April 27, Leading Ladies International hosted their 4th Annual Empowerment Conference at Cibola located at 1647 S. Blue Island. The empowering festivities featured the Read More …

Meet Tamberla Perry, Meet “Vera Stark” At The Goodman Theater

Maid In Chicago:  Lottery Lady Lands “Vera Stark” Role At The Goodman By DeShong Perry-Smitherman Chicago’s own Tamberla Perry stars in the title role in the new Goodman stage play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. But before her talents could help sell out major stages, before her teeth were “NeNe Leakes perfect”, even before Read More …

Antique African Art At The International Fair

By Nicole Rhoden The upcoming 16th Annual International Art & Antiques Fair at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from April 26-29 features exhibitors from around the world, showcasing art, antiques and jewelry from B.C. to the 20th Century. Taking a place of prominence at the Fair along side works by artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali Read More …

The Legacy of Jacoby Dickens

JACOBY DICKENS was the Chairman of Seaway Bank serving the South Side of Chicago.  Mr. Dickens lived from 1913 – 2013.  Upon retirement he moved to Fisherman Island in Florida with his wife Veranda and lived marvelous life mixed with leisure and business. He was memorialized Saturday, April 20 appropriately at the Emil and Pat Jones Read More …