John Henry Whitehead – History Our Way 2015

In honor of Black History Month, N’DIGO recently sat down with John Henry Whitehead the creator of the 2015 History Our Way calendar and wanted to share with it’s readers who he is and what inspired him to create such an inspiring piece of informational art. N’DIGO: How was your calendar History Our Way birthed? Read More …

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2015

It is always interesting to look at Dr. King’s life and work every year as we celebrate his birth, because the interpretations and recollections change.  As the nation celebrates his greatness and impact he clearly is a revered American hero.   So many people step up to claim that they marched with King as a badge Read More …

Selma: A Sure Fire Oscar Contender

Selma is about the three months surrounding the violent march in Selma, Alabama led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other stalwarts of the Civil Rights Movement that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Since it’s limited engagement opening at Christmas, the movie has received a series of nominations Read More …

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 …

Black Troops in Combat

“Once let the Black man get upon his person the brass letters U.S. and Eagle on his button and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket and there is no power on Earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship in the U.S.” – Fredrick Douglass This month Read More …

Brown vs. Board of Education Turns 60

  ‘Tis a pity that Linda Brown isn’t as celebrated as Rosa Parks in the annals of the Civil Rights Movement because the little Topeka, Kansas third grader at the center of public school integration is as much a symbolic heroine as the Montgomery, Alabama seamstress who refused to move to the back of the Read More …

Redefining Black History Month

What is her message? As we end February, this Black History Month, what would happen if you didn’t tell your black child about the trials and tribulations of the Black experience? What if you didn’t tell your child about the bad experience of slavery, about the inequality Black Americans have endured. What if you didn’t Read More …

Grammy’s Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy announced 27 new additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall of Fame. The list currently totals 960 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. Some of the latest inductees include songs from some of America’s most noted African American artists. Read More …

Two Giants Speak

[quote]“Never again shall it be that this beautiful land will experience the oppression of one by another and suffer the indignity of being the skunk of the world. Let freedom reign.” – Nelson Mandela[/quote] (Quite possibly, the two greatest collections of inspirational words spoken by men of African descent were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Read More …

Happy Birthday Dr. King ! | King Holiday Events Listings

  PUSH Excel 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast January 20, 2014 8:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand Ballroom 151 East Wacker Drive Price:  $125 per ticket Contact Michelle Chambers at 773-256-2762 for additional information and sponsorship opportunities. Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah 2014 Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University Read More …