N’Spire: Comedian Kevin Hart Begins Philanthropic Journey

With so much negativity roaming the universe, it’s always great when we can drop gems of inspiration and positivity. And who can resist highlighting the selfless act of giving back? It was about more than just jokes when comedian/actor Kevin Hart donated $250,000 to the Philadelphia Public School System, his hometown, last week. Sadly, Philadelphia Read More …

Chris Tucker…Still Standing! The Venue At Horseshoe Casino November 22-23

While most kids graduating from high school are pondering college, enlisting, or settling into a job at the post office, Chris Tucker immediately set his sights on Hollywood and making it in show business. Boy, did his dream come true…and with the quickness. And now the star of the Rush Hour movies brings his funny 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 …

Fashion Focus Chicago + Chevrolet® + Project ThYck

[dropcap]CURVES. [/dropcap]   During Fashion Focus Chicago, the city’s official fashion week, Chevrolet® and charity organization Project ThYck, will debut the first-ever exclusive couture showcase for the full-figured and curvy on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E. Walton Place, in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast district. [dropcap]COUTURE.[/dropcap]   The Read More …

THE ANOINTED HARVESTERS PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH CHRISTIAN KEYES

Join “The Anointed Harvesters” for a classy and creative fundraiser filled with delicious food, great entertainment from up and coming Chicagoland talent, and an intimate conversation with their special celebrity guest; actor/writer/singer, Christian Keyes, best known from his roles in stage productions by Tyler Perry, such as, “ Madea Goes To Jail”, and BET’s “Let’s Read More …

Recap: Soul Train Impact with Verdine White of Earth, Wind, and Fire!

The legacy of Soul Train and the opportunities it provided for the world to witness some of the greatest talents and entertainers will forever be imprinted on the hearts of us all. The global impact of Don Cornelius and the Soul Train brand continues to escalate and nurture artists within the realm of entertainment promoting Read More …

UCAN Breaks Ground on Modern $34.4 Million Campus in North Lawndale

  An energetic crowd of more than 200 North Lawndale residents, elected officials and others were on hand on Sept. 12 as youth service organization UCAN held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art $34.4 million campus in North Lawndale at 3605 W. Fillmore St. Participants included (from left): John Nichols,  vice chairman, Marmon Group; Illinois. Read More …

Weekend Gang Summit – Operation Failed.

    The Gang summit held this weekend (Saturday September 28)  at Reverend James  Meeks House of Hope church was a failure.  The right people didn’t come.  The Summit was patterned after one held years ago hosted by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Minister Louis Farrakhan.  The Tribune quoted, Mr. Robert White an ex-gang member as Read More …

Kerry Washington: Red Hot and Scandalous in Hollywood!

  Actress Kerry Washington’s career has been a slow and steady climb. Born on January 31, 1977 in New York City, NY and raised by her two working parents in the Bronx, she attended the exclusive all-girls Spence School (which boasts Gwyneth Paltrow and Emmy Rossum among its alumni). Kerry participated in a host of Read More …

The Curtis Mayfield Story – A Lasting Impression

  It was a Friday evening right before one of the final preview rehearsals, I sat with Jackie Taylor and Reggie Torian in her office at the north side Black Ensemble Theater on Clark street to interview them on Jackie’s latest play.  The phone was ringing off the hook placing  ticket orders.  The cast had Read More …