Furious 7

By Okema Gunn Furious 7 (2015) is the seventh installment of the Universal Pictures’ Fast and Furious franchise. The Fast family’s lives have changed once more. Back in London, Han (Sung Kang) is killed while racing on the streets by Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham). Deckard creates an explosive entry and makes it quite clear that Read More …

N’DIGO’s Publisher Wants to Know What Chuy and Rahm Will Do For Our Neighborhoods

Hermene Hartman has some harsh words for Wilson and Rahm, but she’s still not sure who she’s voting for in the April 7 runoff. Hermene Hartman, the publisher of N’DIGO, a newspaper aimed at “urbane” African Americans, is certainly a force in Chicago politics. She helped Obama gather the dollars he needed to run for U.S. Read More …

Oprah Winfrey Speaks More on “The Butler”

Iconic talk show queen and American media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, 59, has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and was for a time, the world’s only black billionaire. She is still considered by some to be the most influential woman in the world. Born into Read More …

Reflections on 50 Years of Struggle

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. **This is the partial prepared text of Jesse Jackson’s remarks at the March on Washington commemoration. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, August 24, 2013. What a blessing it was to have been here 50 years ago as one of the host of witnesses, excited and fresh from jail in Greensboro, Read More …

“I HAVE A DREAM” : How far have we come?

The March on Washington where  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his keynote address  was August 28, 1963.  This historic march is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his signature speech,  “I Have a Dream.”   He spoke directly to  250,000 people that day, with President John F. Kennedy listening attentively in the White House Read More …

“Captain Bill” Could Mean Safe Harbor for Bronzeville

  (Photo Credit: Dawn Kish) By Carole A. Parks The 50-knot winds and waves 30-feet high besieged Captain William “Bill” Pinkney’s 47-foot cutter for 48 hours, knocking it over twice and disabling most of his instruments.  If he survived, thousands of miles and countless months (two in total isolation) still lay ahead.  Surely this qualified Read More …