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Idris Elba – ‘Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom’

Posted December 20, 2013 by ndigo

Playing Nelson Mandela is a little like playing God – the public is most likely to be supportive and an aura of saintliness comes with the job. Not that Idris Elba is worried about his image. The dashing British actor who hails from Hackney is now on the verge of Hollywood stardom with the upcoming […]

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Tennis Comes Strong To The Inner City

Posted December 6, 2013 by David Smallwood

For many decades, the Robert Taylor Homes at 51st and State streets was the site of so many hard knocks for Black kids growing up.  Soon, in its rebirth, that same area will be the site for a lot of Black kids knocking hard – on tennis balls, that is – in an effort to […]

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Cover: Motown Royalty – Mary Wilson and “Duke” Fakir

Posted November 15, 2013 by Sylvester Cosby

                                                    Chicago will soon be visited by two of Motown’s Royal Family members Mary Wilson and Abdul “Duke” Fakir, both founding and original members of the Supremes and Four Tops, […]

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