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Obama on Rev. Willie Barrow

Mar 12, 2015No Comments

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle on Thursday mourned the death of the Rev. Willie T. Barrow, calling her a “civil rights

N’DIGO’s Publisher Wants to Know What C...

Mar 03, 2015No Comments

Hermene Hartman has some harsh words for Wilson and Rahm, but she’s still not sure who she’s voting for in the April 7 runoff. Hermene

TAKE THE N’DIGO SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE and...

Mar 02, 2015No Comments

  TAKE THE N’DIGO SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE and do it for the love of any Chicagoland high school senior. The N’DIGO Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private

The Soulful Vocal Talents of Michael Avery

Feb 12, 2015No Comments

By Charlie Ainslie (N’DIGO Editor David Smallwood contributed to this story.) Chicago-based singer Michael Avery can’t remember the moment he wanted to become a professional

Presidential Proclamation — National ...

Feb 10, 2015No Comments

NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION For generations, the story of American progress has

John Henry Whitehead – History Our Wa...

Feb 10, 2015No Comments

In honor of Black History Month, N’DIGO recently sat down with John Henry Whitehead the creator of the 2015 History Our Way calendar and wanted

Getting Ready for Rounders 2

Feb 02, 2015No Comments

              “Last November, during an interview with Late Show host David Letterman, Edward Norton spurred excitement for Rounders fans everywhere

20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of ...

Jan 28, 2015No Comments

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the DuSable Museum of African-American History will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of Chicago’s most popular social events –

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2015

Jan 19, 2015No Comments

It is always interesting to look at Dr. King’s life and work every year as we celebrate his birth, because the interpretations and recollections change.

The Shrine Celebrates Hip Hop Legends

Jan 15, 2015No Comments

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

SELMA Advanced Screening

Jan 06, 2015No Comments

WIN! Limited Tickets to the advanced screening of SELMA. Follow the code, for your chance to win. SYNOPSIS: In spring of 1965, a series of

Happening Holiday Movies

Dec 19, 2014No Comments

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

11-Year-Old Brings Christmas to Englewood a...

Dec 19, 2014No Comments

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

Who’s Got NEKZ? Raquel Crayton Does!

Dec 19, 2014No Comments

                                                 

Costume Designer Brings Dazzle To The “Ho...

Dec 10, 2014No Comments

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

"America's Got Talent" is Lo...

Dec 09, 2014No Comments

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.

"America's Got Talent" is Lo...

Dec 09, 2014No Comments

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.

Ferguson Is A Tale Of Black Men In America

Dec 03, 2014No Comments

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

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School H...

Dec 03, 2014No Comments

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

Another Look At America’s Obsession With ...

Dec 03, 2014No Comments

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,

Meet Me Where I Live

Nov 27, 2014No Comments

By Lorenzo Clemons Most days I live in a place of understanding and fairness. Some days I don’t want to have anything to do with

Bill Cosby Controversy – Is he a rapi...

Nov 20, 2014No Comments

I don’t know whether he did or he didn’t. But I do know that it is strange that women who claimed they were raped by

The State of Illinois Has A New Governor

Nov 14, 2014No Comments

The State of Illinois has a new Governor. Republican Bruce Rauner won 
with 51 percent of the vote. Incumbent Governor Pat Quinn lost with 46
percent

Discussion On Role Elders Played In Civil R...

Nov 09, 2014No Comments

                                                 

Discussion On Role Elders Played In Civil R...

Nov 09, 2014No Comments

                                                 

Beat the Recession By Being Your Own Boss

Nov 09, 2014No Comments

By Gianno Caldwell People often congratulate me for starting my own firm, Caldwell Strategic Consulting, at the ripe young age of 26. I often thank

Creating Healing Art Through Community Buil...

Oct 23, 2014No Comments

                                                 

You Play Too Much, In Warren County!

Oct 17, 2014No Comments

“Again with the Kings Island!” my staff said in unison. “Dude, what’s your problem?” My “problem” – and it’s a good one to have –

black-ish

Oct 14, 2014No Comments

*Publisher’s note: We were at the office having a discussion on the new sitcom, black-ish and I realized we were of different generations and had

Advancing Diversity in Classical Music

Oct 02, 2014No Comments

The Sphinx Virtuosi, one of the nation’s most dynamic chamber orchestras – it annually sells out Carnegie Hall – comes to the Harris Theater on

Win Tickets to Advanced Screening of '...

Sep 30, 2014No Comments

‘Like’ N’DIGO on Facebook for your chance to win tickets to the ‘I Am Ali’ advanced screening!   Synopsis: An intimate and heart-warming look at

Byron Allen – The $300 Million Dollar...

Sep 27, 2014No Comments

By Paula Wilson If you were to ask 10 strangers to name the most powerful African Americans working in Hollywood today, you’d probably hear names like:

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates Two Decades

Sep 19, 2014No Comments

Two Decades of Fun-Filled, High Energy Artistry Under The Big Top! This year, in 2014, UniverSoul Circus celebrates a major milestone – 20 unforgettable years

Kill The Messenger Advanced Screening

Sep 19, 2014No Comments

WIN! “Like” N’DIGO on Facebook for your chance to win advanced screening tickets! SYNOPSIS Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an

Fresh Local Produce At Seaway Bank’s Farm...

Sep 09, 2014No Comments

Bank Announces Double Value Coupon Program For the past decade, Seaway Bank’s farmers market has been making fresh produce and healthy alternatives more accessible to

Steely Dan: Still Jamming A Lot After All ...

Sep 03, 2014No Comments

I told my twenty-something model actress friend that I had tickets to see Steely Dan. She said, “Great. Who’s he?!” I smiled and thought of

Cooke-ing The Books of Legend Sam

Aug 31, 2014No Comments

By Bridget McNamara You Send Me, one of many hits in Darrian Ford’s show “The Cooke Book – The Music of Sam Cooke,” is an

ADDICTED Film: Win Passes and Novel by Zane

Aug 31, 2014No Comments

Like N’DIGO’s Facebook Page for your chance to win screening passes! ADDICTED opens in theaters nationwide on OCTOBER 10th, 2014! SYNOPSIS: Based on the best-selling

Johnnie Lee Savory: 30 Seconds To Lose Your...

Aug 27, 2014No Comments

              Johnnie Lee Savory believes in justice for all, but he’s more focused on recognizing injustice all over the

Chicago Defender’s Earl Calloway passes a...

Aug 26, 2014No Comments

                                                 

1,000 Issues of N’DIGO

Aug 24, 2014No Comments

                                                 

When The Game Stands Tall

Aug 16, 2014No Comments

SYNOPSIS Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took

How to End the Violence in “Chiraq”

Aug 10, 2014No Comments

by Gianno Caldwell   Between July 3rd and July 7th, 82 people were wounded and 16 killed by gunfire. If you think I’m talking about

Q&A: “Chicago’s Own” Comedian Da...

Aug 09, 2014No Comments

NDIGO.COM: Are you a native of Chicago? DAMON WILLIAMS: Yes. I’m a born and raised Southsider, originally from Englewood; 6618 S. Greenwood. I went to

Q&A: “Chicago’s Own” Comedian Dam...

Aug 09, 2014No Comments

NDIGO.COM: Are you a native of Chicago? DAMON WILLIAMS: Yes. I’m a born and raised Southsider, originally from Englewood; 6618 S. Greenwood. I went to

Guardians of the Galaxy

Aug 05, 2014No Comments

  Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, and the voices of Vin Diesel and

Enter to WIN! Passes to 'Step Up All I...

Aug 05, 2014No Comments

Enter to win passes to see STEP UP ALL IN when it hits theaters Friday, August 8th . Email qhendricks@client2.info for your chance to win!

Win! Advanced Screening of Teenage Mutant N...

Aug 01, 2014No Comments

For a chance to win advanced screening tickets to ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“like” the N’Digo page on Facebook!   SYNOPSIS: The city needs heroes. Darkness

WIN! Advanced Screening of Let's Be C...

Aug 01, 2014No Comments

    For a chance to win advanced screening tickets to ‘Let’s Be Cops “like” the N’Digo page on Facebook.     Synopsis: Let’s Be