Museum of Science and Industry Keeps The Creativity and Black in Annual Gala

$360,000 raised for Black Creativity programming It was that time of the year again in late January when the Museum of Science and Industry played host to what has long been an affair to see and be seen in Chicago – namely, the 31st Black Creativity Black-Tie Gala. Co-chaired by Cheri Chappelle, director of diversity Read More …

SAR Production’s Screens Award-Winning Films ‘David Is Dying’ and ‘Sable Fable’ in New York and Chicago

Participating in the African Diaspora International Film Festival, A Celebration of Black World Cinema Series and Dine-In Cinema Health Fest Along with a Special Meet and Greet for Filmmaker Stephen Lloyd Jackson   International production company, SAR Productions returns to the United States to showcase two of their multi-award winning films, “David Is Dying” and Read More …

The Words of Sir Gil Scott-Heron

In celebration of the {National Poetry Month}, let us look back at the life of one of the most successful African American poets, Gil Scott-Heron. The late soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, who happened to be born in April too, became famous for his spoken word poetry entitled The Revolution Will Not Be Read More …

Kartemquin Films: ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Chicago Screenings!

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, Read More …

Arts Incubator: Off the Record Pt. 2: booker t. soultreyne rekkid release

Performers: avery r. young, Leroy Bach, and Coolout Chris Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young’s 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid” is a collection of songs that speak to relations in race, gender, Read More …

Art Synergy: The Emerging of A New Visual Art Renaissance on Chicago’s Southside

                                  [dropcap]N[/dropcap]EVER had I seen art like this. Backdrops of lime green with “coolade” colored art did more than adorn the walls and present a new exhibit. This was something refreshing. The visuals were vibrant. The artwork shouted freedom, Read More …

Red Clay Dance presents “Transcending”

[dropcap]TRANSCEND [/dropcap]   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans were forced to endure. Each time, there’s a startling feeling that shutters to the pit of my stomach. And the more we learn and have to pass down this Read More …

AfriCOBRA Chicago Closing Reception | Sept. 29th

In honor of the artists of AfriCOBRA, and to commemorate the closing of the joint exhibition, AFRICOBRA in Chicago, The South Side Community Arts Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, and The DuSable Museum invite you to a special reception with passed hors d’ouevres, electrifying performances Read More …

45 African American Artists create ‘Maleness to Manhood'; Open at South Side Community Art Center

[dropcap]Powerful. [/dropcap] The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host the Maleness to Manhood:  Reclamation of the Young Black Man exhibit beginning September 6th.  The exhibit features 45 noted male artists of color who are using the exhibit as a visual response to the ongoing violence and multi-layered crisis facing young Black men in Read More …