SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS OF 2013

2013 was quite a year. We saw a lot of things happening.  Here’s what we saw as the most significant. Roseland Hospital threatened closure. Rev. Jesse Jackson made some noise and Governor Quinn provided emergency funding. The close of this hospital would have devastated health services on the south side.   Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 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 …

Idris Elba – ‘Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom’

Playing Nelson Mandela is a little like playing God – the public is most likely to be supportive and an aura of saintliness comes with the job. Not that Idris Elba is worried about his image. The dashing British actor who hails from Hackney is now on the verge of Hollywood stardom with the upcoming Read More …

VIVA MANDELA

[quote]“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.”  (Statement during trial, 1962)  [/quote] Sir Nelson Rolihlahla  Mandela was a world-class  leader.  His leadership style a rarity.  He was the ultimate leader of 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 …

Cover: Motown Royalty – Mary Wilson and “Duke” Fakir

                                                    Chicago will soon be visited by two of Motown’s Royal Family members Mary Wilson and Abdul “Duke” Fakir, both founding and original members of the Supremes and Four Tops, Read More …

November is Diabetes Month

  Talk to your family about diabetes and healthy vision!  The subject of diabetes seems to be everywhere these days—in the news, on social media, even on talk shows. In fact, 26 million people have diabetes, and this number is increasing, putting more people at risk for health complications. If you or someone in your Read More …

Elaborate Vegas Performances Showcase MJ, Motown and Mystery

[dropcap]Las[/dropcap] Vegas – It’s almost my 50th trip – yes 50th trip, but I DO travel to other places – to Las Vegas, the Peter Pan capital of the civilized world. Anticipation still reigns after all these years and buffets and loyalty cards and long lines, what with this ersatz city’s uncanny ability to reinvent Read More …

Kartemquin Films: ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Chicago Screenings!

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, Read More …