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PLUM: February 1st, 2016 – Jazz on South Side

Jazz on the South Side. Zemrah appears LIVE in a Pre-Valentine performance. Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm The 50 Yard Line 69 East 75th Street. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 312 399 6526 for reservations. Zemrah’s voice has been compared to Adele’s. She is soul with a twist. It

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Black Injury

By Paul King, Jr. – January 31, 2016 In spite of the nagging pain, Black America can find some comfort in that the current run of unjustified police killings of African Americans is occurring at a time when deep thinking journalists and scholars are placing these travesties in their wider context. Two that stand out

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Cooking with Cops

By Patricia Andrews-Keenan Students from The Bella Cuisine Kids Cooking Club (BCKCC), a CPS after school program focused on the benefits of healthy eating, will join with Chicago Police Officers to host their very own pop-up restaurant at Wrightwood the Chicago International Charter School.  The event will be held Saturday, January 23 from noon –

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Satchmo at The Waldorf @ Court Theatre thru Feb 7

By Hermene D. Hartman I thought Satchmo At The Waldorf would be a play about Louis Armstrong and his music. It is not. It is a drama about his life. This is a brilliant play about the man behind the scenes telling the real life sentiment of a musical genius, Louis Armstrong. The play is

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Hermene shows off the new paper version of N'DIGO ...

FOX 32 Sunday invited Hermene Hartman to the studio to discuss politics and to introduce the new format of N’DIGO Magapaper.

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The Donald

by Hermene Hartman – August 20, 2105 Keep your eye on Donald Trump. He is not to be underestimated as he enters the business of electoral politics. He may not win the 2016 election, but he will definitely shake things up and may even determine who becomes the next President of the United States. Trump

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A Modern Political Fable: CHI

Once upon a time. . . there was a town called CHI, a beautiful city surrounded by a lake and parks. CHI had the most brilliant skyline in the kingdom. There were a lot of animals living in CHI and sometimes there were turf fights. There were elephants, lions, cubs, lambs, cats, gorillas, and a

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The Honorable Gus Savage

Congressman Gus Savage served six terms in The House of Representatives, from 1981 to 1983. The Honorable Augustus “Gus” Savage was quite a guy. He served in the United States Congress for six terms from January 1981 to January 1993 and ran twice for the seat before finally winning it.Gus was of the people, by

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The Saga of Bill Cosby

by Hermene Hartman The mugshot of Dr. Bill Cosby pains. I wasn’t gong to write about this any more until some kind of official court verdict was rendered, but I saw an interview with Eddie Griffin and couldn’t resist. He is the only celebrity that has come forth in Cosby’s defense. The interview headline was:

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Ziggy – January 15, 2015

One “King Breakfast” What about one King Breakfast. There has been a lot of hoopla about the Breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday as we celebrate his 87th year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued the King Breakfast that Mayor Harold Washington started and it has been an annual event ever since. The Mayor’s

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What I Learned in Paris @ Athenaeum Theater thru 2/7

Congo Square’s ‘What I learned in Paris’ offers wit, humor and a lesson on dining well By Patricia Andrews-Keenan What I Learned in Paris, the play by Pearl Cleage, interpreted by Congo Square Theatre Company takes place in 1973, the night of Maynard Jackson’s election as the first African American Mayor of Atlanta, GA. At

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Ziggy – January 8, 2016

Mentorship on MLK Day . . . On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s 2016 Birthday Weekend, The Black Star Project, is organizing the largest commemoration of the great civil rights and human rights leader ever. In 500 cities across America, men and women will mentor boys and girls, and young men and young women, on

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The Mayor Caves…

By Hermene D. Hartman The people were heard. A besieged Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Police Chief Garry McCarthy. He was under pressure from all quarters – protestors, the business community, ministers, fellow politicians, the media, but most of all the people. There are many lessons to be learned here. The mayor supported McCarthy until he

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Ziggy – December 11, 2015

DuVernay Barbie Sells Out . . . The Ava DuVernay Barbie doll sold out on Mattel’s website minutes after it first went on sale. Mattel created a one-of-a-kind DuVernay doll as one of six dolls based on inspirational women in the entertainment industry. The Selma director’s doll was met with particular excitement, with her twitter

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The Fetal Alcohol Problem in the Black Community

By David Smallwood Throughout his long career, which has involved travel to various American locales, Dr. Carl Bell, a local and internationally renowned psychiatrist, was always struck by the finding that many poor Blacks were diagnosed as mildly mentally retarded, as well as the prevalence of premature births of Black babies, two conditions for which

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