Keep on Keepin’ On

“Keep on Keepin’ On” is a beautiful film about the love of friendship. It is a poetic film about mentoring, loving life and honoring musical talent. It is an intimate portrayal of Clark Terry, often referred to as “CT” and he is perhaps the best trumpeter that ever lived. At 93 years old and in Read More …

black-ish

*Publisher’s note: We were at the office having a discussion on the new sitcom, black-ish and I realized we were of different generations and had different viewpoints. So, we all wrote our interpretations of the program. Based on our “water cooler” conversations, this is a collaborative effort and I combined our viewpoints into a single Read More …

GET ON UP –THE JAMES BROWN STORY

The movie  – Get On Up – a big screen full feature, is the biopic on the life of James Brown opening across the country August 1st.  Chadwick Boseman, who starred as Jackie Robinson in the movie biopic  “42” is quite the character actor. He transforms into Mr. Brown. He prepared six months for the part Read More …

Roger’s Review – Life Itself

Sunday evening I watched Life Itself alone at home in the comfort of my family room. I wanted to go to the show but didn’t feel like driving, so I found a movie I wanted to see on Comcast. Life Itself chronicles the life of the late, world famous movie critic, our own Roger Ebert. Read More …

Blackwell’s Business Evolution

  **Robert  Blackwell, Sr.**   has done what every good entrepreneur should do at the point of retirement or at the point of selling the business. He has written a book.  He has recorded his business history, development and intelligence in a book that others can follow.  He calls it *_*My Evolution as an Entrepreneur:  The Read More …

The Blackmocrats

During the past primary election in March, I provided professional outreach services to Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to meet and have dialogue with various sections of the Black community. My advocacy was controversial. Chicago Sun-Times writer Michael Sneed called and asked if it were true. Sun-Times “columnist” (a term I use loosely) Neil Steinberg Read More …

Arsenio Hall Late Night is Cancelled

It was just recently announced that “The Arsenio Hall Show” has been canceled. After just one season of the return of the ground-breaking late night show, CBS said in a statement: “Unfortunately, ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did Read More …

The Cry of Jet Magazine

As of next week, there will be no more Jet Magazine, that pint-sized publication that’s been a weekly best friend to the Black community since 1951. For there to no longer be a Jet is a watershed moment in contemporary African-American history.  There’s always been a Jet; for all African-Americans except senior citizens, there’s never Read More …

SCANDAL: Los Angeles Clippers Donald Sterling Banned for Life from NBA and Fined for $2.5 Million Reported by ABC NEWS

“You can sleep with them. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.” This past weekend the NBA was shocked when an audio tape of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling Read More …