Robin Williams – A Comedic Flash of Lightning

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, Marin County Sheriff’s Office said. He was 63. The cause of death was suicide due to asphyxia. Williams, who introduced his frenetic style on late 1970s TV series “Mork & Mindy” and had struggled Read More …

Check Out The New Trailer For EARTH TO ECHO feat. Astro from X-Factor!

                              In Relativity’s PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move Read More …

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Singer Donica Lynn’s “Today’s A Good Day” Concert Pays Tribute to Cancer Warriors

Chicago actress and vocalist, Donica Lynn (Chicago Opera House: Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie), will hold her bi-annual, “Today’s A Good Day” tribute concert on Monday, June 9th at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., with doors opening at 7:30 pm. The “Today’s A Good Day” concert pays tribute and lends an understanding heart and song to all those affected, in any way, Read More …

Six Vision Board Tips for Entrepreneurs

“Sisters in success” and serial entrepreneurs Peytyn Willborn and Nikki Burnett have had their fair share of triumphs. From humble beginnings in housing projects, divorce and alleged racial discrimination,  these women’s upward trajectory proves that their resilience is unshakable. Earlier this month, the savvy business women shared their secret to success: vision boards. The age Read More …

Good Crop of Spring Books

A couple of Chicago books, an African-based sci-fi/fantasy, and an inspirational self-helper for entrepreneurs on your bedside table for some nightly reading will help you percolate from a long rough winter. Exploring Chicago Blues: Inside the Scene, Past and Present By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates 128 pages The History Press (April 8, 2014) Blues history is steeped Read More …

Nigeria’s Boko Haram Kidnapping Outrage

While Chicagoans are hoping and praying that the violence here subsides, thousands of miles away Nigerians are tormented with the horrifying kidnapping of young girls that have garnered international headlines. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped more than 208 girls from Nigeria’s embattled northeast. 200 schoolgirls were abducted on April 14th from the town of Read More …

The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project Tees–Off with Celebrities: To Support Empowerment and Educational Programs for At-Risk Teens

                      The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project will host its First Celebrity Pro Am Golf Outing on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at Old Orchard Country Club in Mt. Prospect, IL. The proceeds from the event will support the mental and emotional education programs, namely The C.H.A.M.P. Within 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 …