Fred Nelson: Saluting A Magical Musical Vessel

Fred Nelson III believes without a doubt that he is merely a blessed channel for God to express Himself and uplift man through music.  If that’s the case, the good lord found Himself quite an instrument in Fred, who’s as versatile a musician as you’ll ever meet. The Chicago native’s expansive career has ranged from Read More …

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON

The case of Trayvon Martin is pointing to the important role that the black community has played – both through news outlets and social media – in keeping his death in the public eye. Celebrities, politicians, rappers, activists and several prominent black journalists have been crucial in raising awareness of the killing of the unarmed Read More …

Year UP: From Poverty To A Career In A Year

For many young people, the hardest part of life comes after they’ve graduated from high school or earned their GED and the question becomes, “Now what?” For any number of reasons, there may be no direct path leading them into either college or the workforce. Year Up is a relatively new national and local support Read More …

Chicago Comic Craig Robinson Does A Star Turn In ‘Peeples’, Opening May 10

[dropcap]Laughing[/dropcap] all the way to the bank!   Craig Robinson is without question one of today’s fastest rising comedy stars. Known for his roles, over 40 to date, in TV shows like “The Office” and “Eastbound and Down”; in films such as Pineapple Express and Knocked Up; and soon in two other films coming out Read More …

Hollywood Film A-Lister Antoine Fuqua Directs As Olympus Falls Down!

The Filmmaker’s Filmmaker: Antoine Fuqua   With films such as Training Day, Shooter, King Arthur and Brooklyn’s Finest, Antoine Fuqua is definitely one of Hollywood’s A-List movie directors. The Pittsburgh native has carved out his niche as one of the last of the real men’s tough, masculine film directors who brings a commitment and intensity Read More …