Discussion On Role Elders Played In Civil Rights Movement & DuSable Museum Activities

                                                              Three heavyweight organizations – the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Metro History Fair, and the Vivian G. Harsh Society – are coming together to Read More …

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 …

Black Ensemble Theater: One Hit Wonders Now Showing

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the world premiere musical One Hit Wonders by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles in collaboration with Dawn Bless, directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. One Hit Wonders will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Read More …

Review: “Russian Transport”, the battle between views and flaws

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com Family life continuously throws us obstacles that are usually dealt with by available resources, finances and familial support. However, against odds, not all families have such an “easy fix” and sometimes turn to nontraditional solutions. Steppenwolf Theatre’s Russian Transport attempts to bring us into the home of an immigrant Read More …

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements

Expanding and elaborating on its presentation of hip-hop artists in February 2014, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, partnering with the college’s School of Fine and Performing Arts and Radio Department, continues its 40th season with “B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements,” a convergence of local, national and international hip hop and house dance Read More …

Free performance to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20 at The Chicago History Museum

Writers Theatre presents The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights By Yolanda Androzzo Directed by Jimmy McDermott   Writers Theatre opens its 8th annual tour of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, written by Yolanda Androzzo, directed by Jimmy McDermott and featuring Caren Blackmore. A special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day public 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 …

Jay-Z on Barneys Controversy: “I Move and Speak on Facts, Not Emotion”

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he’s being unfairly “demonized” for just waiting to hear all of the facts. The rap mogul made his first statement Read More …