N'DULGE: Eat.Drink.Mingle.: Pop-Up Br...

Dec 04, 2013No Comments

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?

South Side High Schools Take on Urban Data ...

Nov 23, 2013No Comments

Over the last couple of years curriculum and careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields have become a national priority. According to

Holiday Performance Treats: A Wizard, A Ci...

Nov 21, 2013No Comments

Lots to get off the couch and brave the outdoor cold for this week and beyond as you get right in the middle of your

Kartemquin Films: 'The Trials of Muham...

Nov 05, 2013No Comments

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

Chris Tucker…Still Standing! The Venue ...

Nov 01, 2013No Comments

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

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier – The Activi...

Oct 24, 2013No Comments

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier was committed to his call as a minister and a pastor; however, he recognized early in his life a need for

Young Professionals' Networking and Fu...

Oct 23, 2013No Comments

Join Stand for a Cause as they partner with BlackFinn Ameripub, River North’s newest spot, for their October Young Professionals Mixer on October 24th from

Janelle Monae: The 'Electric Lady'...

Oct 23, 2013No Comments

Flashing a contagious smile and her signature black and white, singer/songwriter Janelle Monae made a stop in Chicago as part of the “Electric Lady” tour.


Oct 16, 2013No Comments


Red Clay Dance presents "Transcending&...

Oct 14, 2013No Comments

TRANSCEND   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans

Red Clay Dance presents "Transcending&...

Oct 14, 2013No Comments

TRANSCEND   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans

Fashion Focus Chicago + Chevrolet® + Proje...

Oct 14, 2013No Comments

CURVES.   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

George Tillman Gets Career Achievement Hono...

Oct 04, 2013No Comments

By Stacey Lewis Traveling the world in two weeks is no longer a privilege reserved for the elite few, as the 49th installment of the

UCAN Breaks Ground on Modern $34.4 Million ...

Oct 01, 2013No Comments

  An energetic crowd of more than 200 North Lawndale residents, elected officials and others were on hand on Sept. 12 as youth service organization

Weekend Gang Summit – Operation Faile...

Sep 30, 2013No Comments

    The Gang summit held this weekend (Saturday September 28)  at Reverend James  Meeks House of Hope church was a failure.  The right people

Pullman Porter Blues: History, Storytelling...

Sep 19, 2013No Comments

Music has a way of defining a feeling and unifying cultures and communities.  People connect to synergies that reflect their triumphs and struggles – that’s

Stony Island Renaming to Brazier Avenue is ...

Sep 16, 2013No Comments

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.

AfriCOBRA Chicago Closing Reception | ...

Sep 13, 2013No Comments

In honor of the artists of AfriCOBRA, and to commemorate the closing of the joint exhibition, AFRICOBRA in Chicago, The South Side Community Arts Center,

FREE! Fiction Writing Class | Sept. 14

Sep 04, 2013No Comments

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,

Chef Julius Russell Pop-Up Restaurant |...

Sep 03, 2013No Comments

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,

NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts "Live To D...

Aug 30, 2013No Comments


NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts "Live To D...

Aug 30, 2013No Comments


45 African American Artists create 'Ma...

Aug 29, 2013No Comments

Powerful. The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host the Maleness to Manhood:  Reclamation of the Young Black Man exhibit beginning September 6th.  The

Bravo TV's Chef Roblé x SKYY Vodka Ho...

Aug 22, 2013No Comments

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

Bravo TV's Chef Roblé x SKYY Vodka Ho...

Aug 22, 2013No Comments

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

Avery Sunshine!

Aug 19, 2013No Comments

There’s healing in honesty. Now, breathe. Avery Sunshine is without doubt a talented singer, songwriter and pianist. Her progression and accolades in the industry can

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy Offers Se...

Aug 16, 2013No Comments

Chicago has had its share of educational drama. From the closing of 50 schools this year, educational budget cuts, an extended school day followed by

Tour Guide Opens Eyes To Chicago

Aug 09, 2013No Comments

By Mary Alex Japczyk Eric Kittrell has a way of putting people at ease. His warm smile compliments the friendly cadences of his voice as

Get N'Volved with Acts Of Love

Jul 24, 2013No Comments

On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Acts of Love will kick off its 2nd “Love Young People” Tour that distributes books to young people in need. In 2012 the

Year UP: From Poverty To A Career In A Year

Jul 18, 2013No Comments

For many young people, the hardest part of life comes after they’ve graduated from high school or earned their GED and the question becomes, “Now

Artists on the Rise and Move, Literally!

Jul 10, 2013No Comments

Known as one of the most popular art meccas in the country, Chicago has long been the home to a thriving and growing arts and

Taste of Chicago 2013 Features Cooking Demo...

Jul 10, 2013No Comments

July 11th is THE day to go to the Taste of Chicago! Chef Julius will be leading a cooking demo at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner

The Roseland Community Crisis

Jul 05, 2013No Comments

Roseland Community Hospital is nestled neatly on 111th Street, the far South Side of Chicago serving a population of uninsured, underinsured people, poor people. Servicing

Marian Shields Robinson – The “Firs...

Jul 03, 2013No Comments

                      For four years, Marian Shields Robinson lived in the White House with her daughter

SOJOURN: Renaissance Society 2013 Gala and...

Jul 02, 2013No Comments

                        Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m. – Midnight Place: Block 37


Jul 02, 2013No Comments

                      On June 20th, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring program “partied with a purpose” at the

The Night Shaken And Stirred At Shedd Aquar...

Jul 02, 20131 Comment

Much to my chagrin, it had been at least 20 years since my last visit to the Shedd Aquarium, but fond childhood experiences met and

Don't Kill My Chance … Life is B...

Jun 27, 2013No Comments

Blazed Bullets. Generated Chaos. What this could be. Herein lies detriments; past times of catastrophe. Controversy stirs awakening ill-feelings, awakening loss, awakening further wants. Hearts

Don't Kill My Chance… I Want To ...

Jun 20, 2013No Comments

Every action begins with a vision. Desires begin with an introduction to dream and inquire all possibilities. Dreams turn into motivation for achievement. Children are

Boney James – The Beat Goes On

Jun 19, 2013No Comments

I recently spoke with three-time Grammy Award nominee Boney James (born James Oppenheim) as he embarks on his third decade in the world of R&B

Link Unlimited Proves Mentorship is Essenti...

Jun 17, 2013No Comments

“I am going to fail.” I can remember those words ruminating through my head as I hesitantly flipped through the thick ACT packet, or as

Kelly Fair, Founder of Polished Pebbles Men...

Jun 17, 2013No Comments

Be Bold. This two-word phrase is something that I learned early on in my professional career – and it applies differently to each individual. These

Don't Kill My Chance… I Want To ...

Jun 13, 2013No Comments

                                Can I grow up? Can I live? Don’t take

Senator Kirk Meet Congressman Rush

Jun 03, 2013No Comments

United States Senator Mark Kirk with Senator Dick Durbin by his side recently called for the US attorney nominee Zachary Fardon, to lock up gang

Don't Kill My Chance … We Are Ar...

May 30, 2013No Comments

  God’s creations; so we are art in human form. We have talents to offer the world. Skills that can build and drive business. Strengths

Don't Kill My Chance… I Want To ...

May 23, 2013No Comments

   Words By Ashley ‘Snow’ Harris                     There are thousands of children this age who will

A New Headline For South Shore

May 22, 2013No Comments

By Billy Powers and Ava St. Claire   Take a quick look at the local news and you’ll assume one thing: life in Chicago must

Don't Kill My Chance… I Want To ...

May 16, 2013No Comments

                Her world has so much potential. Don’t allow her dreams to fade before she’s able to embrace


May 15, 2013No Comments

April 20th marked the first annual B.I.G.G. Hearted Foundation’s “Live B.I.G.G Gala” at the University of Chicago. The foundation, although born out of tragedy, truly

ColorComm Launches in Chicago!

May 13, 2013No Comments

Chicago’s 312 Restaurant, located in downtown South Loop, was the destination spot on May 9th for women of color in communications looking for a good