Get Covered Illinois’ Valentine’s Day Survey Reveals Health Care is Important Factor for New Couples

From online dating to matchmaking services, in today’s world people have many ways to find “the one.” But when it comes to pursuing a relationship, a new survey from Get Covered Illinois shows that for many Illinoisans, health insurance is an important factor. More than two thirds (67 percent) of those surveyed listed having health Read More …

“Aint Misbehavin'” ain’t for the frigid

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com In an exciting, risky and down right demand for attention, Porchlight Music Theatre’s, “Aint Misbehavin’” brings to us the Harlem Renaissance with an edge. With inspiration drawing from and in honor of the book written by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr., combined with the  powerful music and vibe Read More …

A Look at the Northern Civil Rights Movement – Part 2

The Civil Rights Movement took root in Chicago thanks to the fearless leadership of men, women and youth who refused to accept the status quo and stood united for change. Through negotiation, litigation and demonstration, these brave individuals helped change Chicago and the nation. Among those great leaders were Chicago Urban League executive director Edwin Read More …

Beanie Baby Justice – The Light and The Heavy of the Jail Sentence

I am not a lawyer.  I am confused, John Q. Public. It seems to me that America has a double standard of justice. There is an adage stating that when you go to court you don’t know how you are coming out.  Does it depend on the lawyer?  Does it depend on the crime?  Does it depend Read More …

A Look At the Northern Civil Rights Movement and Reflection on its Leaders

In celebration of Black History Month, the Arthur M. Brazier Foundation has launched a video series, beginning with the Northern Civil Rights Movement, that reflects the fight for the desegregation of the public school system, the creation of fair housing laws, and to put an end to biased hiring practices. This video collection aims to Read More …

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But more so the present fact that this person, this artist, is capable of producing such creativity is mind –blowing and often I find myself being a proud observer – proud Read More …

THE LEGACY PROJECT AND THE HORIZON SCIENCE ACADEMY CONCEPT SCHOOL

Chicago has been called the most segregated city in the nation.  I would hope that image diminishes as new neighborhoods like Hyde Park and the South Loop are being developed and downtown Chicago expands with blue bikes and transportation street adjustments. Chicago Public Schools have been the center of America’s urban educational crisis and here Read More …

N’Visions: Detroit Entrepreneur Tia Shavonne Partners with Kidney Foundation & Launches ‘Relationship Collection’

Buy A Little, Give A Little: The Relationship Collection Launches Just in time for the Holidays! Detroit entrepreneur and Kidney Disease Advocate, Tia Shavonne launched the “Relationship Collection” nail polish line on November 30, 2013. Inclusive of 12 themed polishes and sassy lipsticks, the Relationship Collection is a fun way to subtly express your love Read More …

N’DULGE: Eat.Drink.Mingle.: Pop-Up Brunch with Chef Julius Russell on New Year’s Day!

You hear Bubbly Bar and exquisite eats, but what do you have when there are sparkling cocktails done four ways and a six-course mid-morning meal? It’s a Holiday Brunch Experience with Chef Julius! So, don’t even think about rambling through your kitchen to prepare a luscious breakfast that follows your New Year’s Eve Soiree. There’s Read More …

‘BLACK FOLK DON’T’ WEB SERIES PREMIERE

The third season of “Black Folk Don’t,” the satirical documentary web series challenging common stereotypes of African-Americans, premiered on Monday, December 2. Alternately provocative, irreverent, comical and profound, the series heads to California for its third season, with engaging interviews of celebrities like John Norwood Fisher of the punk band Fishbone, director Ava DuVernay, actress Read More …