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5 Healthy Resolutions for Women

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

Every year, thousands, if not millions of women resolve to live a healthier life. In the last 25 years, health-related goals concerning weight, exercise, better

Letter From Death Row: The Ray Jasper Contr...

Mar 18, 2014No Comments

A Letter Before Dying Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper, who is scheduled to be put to this week, has written a letter before his

Redefining Black History Month

Feb 24, 2014No Comments

What is her message? As we end February, this Black History Month, what would happen if you didn’t tell your black child about the trials

Dunn Case: Shoot First, Think Later

Feb 21, 2014No Comments

In a tragedy close in similarity to the Trayvon Martin incident (George Zimmerman was acquitted of charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter), another white man

Cigna-HealthSpring Appoints Kwame Foucher, ...

Jan 31, 2014No Comments

Cigna-HealthSpring, a Cigna company (NYSE:CI) and leading Medicare and Medicaid plan provider, announced the appointment of Kwame Foucher, M.D., M.B.A. as senior medical director at

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Jan 20, 2014No Comments

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Jan 20, 2014No Comments

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But

The King Voice

Jan 16, 2014No Comments

 *Featured image courtesy of popularresistance.org.   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born some 85 years ago on January 15th. He lived a brief purposeful

Will Packer: Hollywood Super Producer Climb...

Jan 08, 2014No Comments

You don’t know him, but you know him.  You know his movies – Think Like A Man, Stomp The Yard, Takers, Obsessed, This Christmas, The

SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS OF 2013

Jan 03, 2014No Comments

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.

THE LEGACY PROJECT AND THE HORIZON SCIENCE ...

Jan 03, 2014No Comments

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

Idris Elba – 'Mandela: A Long Wa...

Dec 20, 2013No Comments

Playing Nelson Mandela is a little like playing God – the public is most likely to be supportive and an aura of saintliness comes with

VIVA MANDELA

Dec 09, 2013No Comments

[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

N'Visions: Detroit Entrepreneur Tia Sh...

Dec 09, 2013No Comments

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

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?

Cover: Motown Royalty – Mary Wilson and ...

Nov 15, 2013No Comments

                                                 

November is Diabetes Month

Nov 13, 2013No Comments

  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,

Elaborate Vegas Performances Showcase MJ, M...

Nov 07, 2013No Comments

Las Vegas – It’s almost my 50th trip – yes 50th trip, but I DO travel to other places – to Las Vegas, the Peter

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

N'Style with Handbag Designer DeOndra ...

Oct 29, 2013No Comments

She’s 21 and absolutely fearless when it comes to dictating her dream. Louisiana-bred and now New York based designer, Deondra Morris, debuted her handbag line,

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

It's Here! Diddy Launches 'Revolt...

Oct 23, 2013No Comments

Revolt TV has arrived, and its first stop was the home of one of hip hop’s most influential artists. Sean Combs threw on his classic

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.

Recap: Soul Train Impact with Verdine White...

Oct 07, 2013No Comments

The legacy of Soul Train and the opportunities it provided for the world to witness some of the greatest talents and entertainers will forever be

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

Kerry Washington: Red Hot and Scandalous in...

Sep 27, 2013No Comments

  Actress Kerry Washington’s career has been a slow and steady climb. Born on January 31, 1977 in New York City, NY and raised by

The Curtis Mayfield Story – A Lasting Imp...

Sep 23, 2013No Comments

  It was a Friday evening right before one of the final preview rehearsals, I sat with Jackie Taylor and Reggie Torian in her office

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.

The Nina Simone Biopic Casting Controversy

Sep 06, 2013No Comments

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

Reflections on 50 Years of Struggle

Sep 04, 2013No Comments

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,

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,

Arsenio Hall – Back to Late Night

Sep 03, 2013No Comments

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

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

                                                On

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

Aug 30, 2013No Comments

                                                On

The Historic March On Washington

Aug 29, 2013No Comments

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

NIELSEN CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF INNOVATION W...

Aug 26, 2013No Comments

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

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

"I HAVE A DREAM" : How far have ...

Aug 20, 2013No Comments

The March on Washington where  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his keynote address  was August 28, 1963.  This historic march is where Dr. Martin

"I HAVE A DREAM" : How far have ...

Aug 20, 2013No Comments

The March on Washington where  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his keynote address  was August 28, 1963.  This historic march is where Dr. Martin

“Captain Bill” Could Mean Safe Harbor f...

Aug 16, 2013No Comments

  (Photo Credit: Dawn Kish) By Carole A. Parks The 50-knot winds and waves 30-feet high besieged Captain William “Bill” Pinkney’s 47-foot cutter for 48

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

Fashion Social w/ The Monroe Sisters

Jul 29, 2013No Comments

Five years ago as a materialistic, label wh-re who frequented the beauty salon weekly, I would have scoffed at the thought of me rocking a

Fred Nelson: Saluting A Magical Musical Ves...

Jul 29, 2013No Comments

Fred Nelson III believes without a doubt that he is merely a blessed channel for God to express Himself and uplift man through music.  If

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON

Jul 24, 2013No Comments

The case of Trayvon Martin is pointing to the important role that the black community has played – both through news outlets and social media

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