Stony Island Renaming to Brazier Avenue is Appropriate

The main street, Stony Island, will  soon be renamed Bishop Arthur Brazier Avenue.  It is not without controversy.  Change is hard, even a street naming. This is not an honorary street naming it is a major street naming, where maps change, addresses of residences and businesses change  and the postal data changes. Many agree that Read More …

The Nina Simone Biopic Casting Controversy

Finally the Nina Simone story will be brought to the big screen. Filmmaker Cynthia Mort’s film Nina will open to anticipation and controversy that started way before production of the movie began. Simone, known as the “High Priestess of Soul ”was famous from the 1950s through the ’70s for her music and her civil rights Read More …

Reflections on 50 Years of Struggle

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. **This is the partial prepared text of Jesse Jackson’s remarks at the March on Washington commemoration. Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, August 24, 2013. What a blessing it was to have been here 50 years ago as one of the host of witnesses, excited and fresh from jail in Greensboro, Read More …

FREE! Fiction Writing Class | Sept. 14

The Gwendolyn Brooks Center for Black Literature and Creative Writing at Chicago State University is hosting a Fiction Writing Master’s Class on Saturday, September 14, 2013. SEATING IS LIMITED. Please call 773-995-3286 by Thursday, September 12, 2013 to receive confirmation for your RSVP. This event is FREE and open to the public. Continental Breakfast will Read More …

Arsenio Hall – Back to Late Night

Arsenio Hall is making a comeback! The once Prince of Late Night television and his Dog Pound are getting back in the late-night talk show arena. He bid adieu from the game almost 20 years ago. Many believe his show was cancelled but he actually resigned. He walked away from a show that was still Read More …

Chef Julius Russell Pop-Up Restaurant | International Sunday Dinner

O-M-G! When I tell you that Chef Julius Russell and his staff serve you the finest in foods and wine, I mean just that. Saturday, August 31st, an intimate group was invited to another one of his pop-up restaurants. We gathered at the Centered Chef in the West Loop, where singles paid $85 and couples Read More …

NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts “Live To Dream” Music Festival

                                                On Saturday, September 7th, Dwyane Wade will host the “Live to Dream” Festival at Douglas Park. The Wade’s World Foundation has collaborated with the City of Chicago to provide a day Read More …

The Historic March On Washington

The March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 is widely considered the apex of the Civil Rights Movement, as it not only led directly to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but also gave the world Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s renowned “I Have Read More …

NIELSEN CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF INNOVATION WITH CHICAGO EVENT

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, welcomed more than 400 of Chicago’s business, media, government and community leaders to last night’s celebration of the Company’s 90th anniversary at the River East Art Center. Among those in attendance were Congressman Danny Davis; City Clerk Susana Mendoza; Susan Whiting, Read More …

Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé x SKYY Vodka House of Moscato = “Everyday People Brunch” Chicago Edition

Chef Roblé: “ I’m More Than Just A Chef, I’m An Entertainer” There’s no question as to what draws people to Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé Ali.  His allure engages a cultural presence from the food and events he curates to the company he keeps in his inner-circle – fashion designers, print and runway models, artists, Read More …