The Shrine Celebrates Hip Hop Legends

By Farrah Turenne Good things come in threes and within less than a month, The Shrine entertainment venue at 2109 South Wabash will have presented concerts by three legends from the Golden Age of Hip Hop – Kool G Rap on December 19; Talib Kweli on December 23; and KRS-One this coming Friday, January 16. Read More …

Happening Holiday Movies

Top Five Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Anders Holm, Jay Pharaoh, Michael Che, Sherri Shepherd, Leslie Jones. Written and Directed by: Chris Rock (**1/2) Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest standup, Chris Rock’s Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in Read More …

11-Year-Old Brings Christmas to Englewood and Arkansas

By Chinta Strausberg Just days before Christmas, 11-year-old Samuel Love brought his entire Beasley Academic Center school to the 87th Street Studio Movie Grill Chatham Theater, which has partnered with the youth leader for his third annual disaster relief Christmas toy drive. Sam’s movie day was Tuesday, December 16, at the theater located at 210 Read More …

Costume Designer Brings Dazzle To The “Holidaze”

Holiday décor and characters come to life and excite the season to be jolly at “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” at the Chicago Theatre December 17-21. Sugarplums will not only be dancing at Holidaze, they’re even twirling and flipping, and, yes, those are the Christmas tree ornaments and Santa’s cookies that just made a pyramid out of Read More …

“America’s Got Talent” is Looking For You!

NBC’s No. 1 summer reality series “America’s Got Talent” has begun its nationwide search for season-10 acts! The next stop for auditions are Chicago (Jan. 24th & 25th), St Louis (Jan 26th) San Antonio (Jan 29th) Tacoma, WA (Feb 9th) Boise (Feb 10th) Las Vegas (Feb 12th) Los Angeles (Feb 14th & 15th) For updates, Read More …

Ferguson Is A Tale Of Black Men In America

I watched the news programs on Sunday as they discussed the Ferguson, Missouri protests and the case of Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. It is almost insulting that the commentators leading the conversation are so ignorant about the history of killing Black men in the United States. In bewilderment and amazement, they ask questions Read More …

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School Hosts Open Houses

WHAT: Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago’s only all-girls public high school located in Bronzeville, will host an Open House on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m for prospective families and students for the 2015-16 school year. We invite families to join us to learn more about the school’s strong college-prep academic Read More …

Another Look At America’s Obsession With Beauty

Filmmaker extraordinaire and former N’DIGO writer Darryl Roberts is back with the third installment of his popular documentary series America The Beautiful. The new film, America The Beautiful 3: The Sexualization Of Our Youth, opened November 21 and is already a big hit. We caught up with Darryl recently to catch up. N’DIGO: It’s amazing Read More …