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Two Giants Speak

Posted January 28, 2014 by David Smallwood

(Quite possibly, the two greatest collections of inspirational words spoken by men of African descent were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech” and the late Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural Address when he became president of South Africa. Dr. King talked about letting “freedom ring” 50 years ago at the Lincoln Memorial in […]

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George Tillman Gets Career Achievement Honor At Chicago Film Festival

Posted October 4, 2013 by ndigo

By Stacey Lewis Traveling the world in two weeks is no longer a privilege reserved for the elite few, as the 49th installment of the Chicago International Film Festival will take viewers on a complete world tour, all while they remain in the comfort of their movie theatre seats. The highly anticipated event, which runs […]

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Sir Duke’s Opera Queenie Pie

Posted February 14, 2014 by David Smallwood

And now for something completely different…here comes an opera by the Sultan of Swing himself, Duke Ellington. The Duke without a doubt was one of the giants in American jazz in the 20th Century. In his over 50-year career as a pianist and leader of big band orchestras, the composer of more than 3,000 songs […]

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