Spike Lee’s CHIRAQ

Posted Online Sunday, May 17, 2015 9:31 a.m. CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – One man was killed and at least 36 other people — including an 81-year-old woman — were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Sunday. The 81-year-old great-grandmother, Iola Burress, was shot about 5 p.m. Friday, just minutes after Read More …

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

    Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) commences when our mighty Avengers attempt to break down a barricaded Hydra fortress of Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) in the Eastern European country of Sokovia. Strucker uses the power inside Loki’s scepter to experiment on humans. Two mutants inside the experimentation camp are the twins, Wanda Read More …

Questions About the Chicago Public Schools $20 Million Scandal

  How did it happen? How did Chicago Public Schools let a no-bid $20.5 million contract go to the SUPES Training Program in the first place? What’s not being said here? What was SUPES teaching to the principals, who mostly already have postgraduate degrees? Why aren’t management courses in the graduate educational curriculum in the Read More …

N’DIGO GALA 2015: Jazz Enchantment

Seven years after N’DIGO began in 1989, we constantly received calls from graduating high school students seeking financial assistance for their educational pursuits. Before I started N’DIGO, I was a college professor and administrator at the City Colleges of Chicago with responsibilities in recruitment, so the requests nagged at me because I wanted to help, Read More …

Chicago’s August Wilson Celebration

   By David Smallwood In an unprecedented community event ranging    from the Pullman Historic District to Evanston,  more than 20 Chicago theaters, schools and  organizations have combined to present The August Wilson Celebration from March 9 through April 18. This is an extensive exploration of the enduring impact of the work of the Tony Read More …

Goodman Theatre honors August Wilson

“Goodman Theatre honors August Wilson’s legacy with his Tony-nominated masterpiece, praised by Variety as “perfection…[a] work by a writer at the peak of his powers.”   The civil rights movement is sweeping across Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1969, but the promise of a better tomorrow hasn’t quite reached all of the city’s residents, some of Read More …