20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of 100 Stars”!

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the DuSable Museum of African-American History will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of Chicago’s most popular social events – the A Night Of 100 Stars Gala. This black-tie event, which is known for its lavish food and drink buffets, world-class entertainment, and impressive awards presentation, will take place from Read More …

Kevin Costner Finances and Stars in Racial Legal Drama

Black or White, opening January 30, tells the story of Elliot, a grieving grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is thrown a curve when he is left to raise Eloise, his bi-racial granddaughter, after his daughter (the girl’s mother) and his wife die. A serious legal case begins when Eloise’s African-American maternal grandmother Rowena (Octavia Spencer), with Read More …

The Shrine Celebrates Hip Hop Legends

By Farrah Turenne Good things come in threes and within less than a month, The Shrine entertainment venue at 2109 South Wabash will have presented concerts by three legends from the Golden Age of Hip Hop – Kool G Rap on December 19; Talib Kweli on December 23; and KRS-One this coming Friday, January 16. Read More …

11-Year-Old Brings Christmas to Englewood and Arkansas

By Chinta Strausberg Just days before Christmas, 11-year-old Samuel Love brought his entire Beasley Academic Center school to the 87th Street Studio Movie Grill Chatham Theater, which has partnered with the youth leader for his third annual disaster relief Christmas toy drive. Sam’s movie day was Tuesday, December 16, at the theater located at 210 Read More …

Q&A: “Chicago’s Own” Comedian Damon Williams

NDIGO.COM: Are you a native of Chicago? DAMON WILLIAMS: Yes. I’m a born and raised Southsider, originally from Englewood; 6618 S. Greenwood. I went to Dumas Elementary. NDIGO.COM: Where did you grow up? DAMON WILLIAMS: We “moved on up” to the Beverly neighborhood in 1973.  My mom bought a house on Winston, just off Ashland. Read More …

Catching Up with Tatyana Ali

                                By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | japwoodruff@gmail.com N’DIGO recently caught up with Fresh Prince of Bel-Air child star and current actress and R&B Singer, Tatyana Ali. Recently wrapping up Queen Latifah’s new film, November Rule and coming out with a Read More …

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Singer Donica Lynn’s “Today’s A Good Day” Concert Pays Tribute to Cancer Warriors

Chicago actress and vocalist, Donica Lynn (Chicago Opera House: Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie), will hold her bi-annual, “Today’s A Good Day” tribute concert on Monday, June 9th at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., with doors opening at 7:30 pm. The “Today’s A Good Day” concert pays tribute and lends an understanding heart and song to all those affected, in any way, Read More …

Six Vision Board Tips for Entrepreneurs

“Sisters in success” and serial entrepreneurs Peytyn Willborn and Nikki Burnett have had their fair share of triumphs. From humble beginnings in housing projects, divorce and alleged racial discrimination,  these women’s upward trajectory proves that their resilience is unshakable. Earlier this month, the savvy business women shared their secret to success: vision boards. The age Read More …

Chi Anti Vi: Youth-Driven Initiative Acts on Solutions to Decrease Violence

“From Apathy To Action” is their tagline. Their movement is to approach community ills and violence with active solutions. The slice of hope buried in their pupils barely seep through the thick of fear and worry. And their hearts, their hearts fight to be positive and move beyond the violence and sorrow that plagues their Read More …