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Ziggy: Tamar gets the Boot, Obama’s New House, C...

Farewell Ron Magers Ron Magers  leaves the anchor known as the gold standard in this industry. ABC7 had these words to say about their now retired colleague: “He tells a story like a human being might tell it to another – in a conversational tone. Without undue personalization or emotion, but plainly and calmly with

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The Gift of the Lucas Museum

 By Hermene  Hartman   Usually when people are offered a gift, they accept with a thank you. Not so in the case of Chicago and the George Lucas family. Mellody Hobson – Mrs. George Lucas – is a Chicago jewel. She knows and loves the city and is genuinely concerned about its people and its future.

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Ziggy: Prayer on the 9, Hyde Park Whole Foods, FOX̵...

Hyde Park Whole Foods Whole Foods will open in Hyde Park on June 22, the grocer announced. Whole Foods will open its 30,300-square-foot store at 9 a.m. in the City Hyde Park development at 5118 S. Lake Park Ave. The store is the anchor tenant in the $114 million development designed by architect Jeanne Gang

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PLUM- Week of May 16, 2016

Comedy is better with friends. Get your friends together and join us this Thursday for Funny 3rd Thursday’s at Jokes and Notes, hosted by comedian T Murph, headlining Keith Bigkeef Jackson and featuring Comedian Famo. Tickets are ONLY $10 in advance and $15 at the door. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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The Wild Trump and the “B” of Hillary

by Hermene Hartman Donald Trump is wild. You don’t know what he is going to do or say. Who will he attack next? As the traditional Republican politicians played it safe, diplomatic, maybe even politically correct as they staked out their “conservative” positions, Trump has played the wild reality card and won. He may go

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Ziggy: Scholarships, What was George Thinking? Powerful...

N’DIGO Scholarship The purpose of the N’DIGO Gala is to send graduating high school seniors to college. The N’DIGO Scholarships were established in 1995 by the N’DIGO Foundation in partnership with numerous colleges, universities, foundations, community groups and generous individuals. By providing these scholarships, which range from $500 to full tuition, the N’DIGO Foundation honors the

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Go Play, At Myrtle Beach!

By David Smallwood 60 miles of warm, soft, sandy beachfront Knowing that you’ve heard of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina somewhere in the recesses of your mind, the question you want to ask yourself is, “Do I want to go visit?” The answer is, yes. Heck yes, you do! Why? To play,foremost,in one of the world’s

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Ziggy: N’DIGO Honors, Baby News, Zopp Deputy Mayo...

Our Honorees Every year the N’DIGO Foundation Gala gives one of the foundation’s most prestigious accolades in acknowledgement of an individual’s professional achievements and positive contributions to society. The Honorees of the 2016 N’DIGO Gala are:  Karen Lewis: President of Chicago Teachers Union receives the N’Education Award. She is being honored for the leadership she is provided to Chicago

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Why Use The “N Word” When We Mean “Nigger”?

By Hermene Hartman The “N word” is one of the most powerful in America’s vocabulary. The word has a history of being degrading and derogatory. The word connotes pain and a lesser social status. The tone of the word ranges from endearment to damnation. The word can be loving and/or hateful. It projects an attitude

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Ziggy: N’DIGO Gala, Eating with a Cause, Obama Lo...

The N’DIGO Gala N’DIGO GALA 2016 presents a JAZZY EVENING at the Logan Center, on the campus of The University of Chicago, 60th & Drexel. KURT ELLING,  jazz vocalist,  encompasses and embraces  the jazz art form completely.  He is an anomaly simply by profession. Given the depth and broad vision of his recordings and performance

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Prince (1958-2016): Why Did He Die Alone?

by Hermene Hartman What is there to say about Sir Prince that hasn’t already been said? I have focused my listening ear to his music since his death. No doubt he was a genius. Music was in his DNA and creativity in his blood. He was an original. His music electrified with energy galore, his

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Ziggy: Good night Sweet Prince, Tubman on the $20, Jack...

PRINCE PASSES “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” Yvette Noel-Schure, a publicist for the musician, said April 21, 2016. Prince was a star beyond peer. Talented, original, creative, innovative are all

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Thoughts On Today’s World

by Hermene Hartman The world is forever evolving, but I am beginning to struggle with some of the changes and what I consider to be standard behavior. What happened to courtesies like thank you, excuse me, hello and please? Where is politeness? Where did the outrageous and unnecessary rude behavior come from? Social media is

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Ziggy: RIP Doug Banks, McCormick Square, Naomi Campbell...

Bernie Wins Time 100 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the TIME 100 reader poll, topping not only his rival Hillary Clinton but also a host of world leaders and cultural figures for who TIME readers think should appear on our annual list of the most influential people in the world. Sanders finished with

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PLUM: April 11, 2016 – Game of Silence

Hometown hero Larenz Tate was recently in town to promote his return to television in a new series for NBC. The 40-year-old native of Chicago’s west side will star alongside David Lyons (ER. Eat Pray Love) and Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon A Time, True Blood) in a new suspense drama called Game of Silence. The

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Yes, We’ve Got Crime! BUT PORTRAYALS OF URBAN NEIGHBO...

by Rashanah Baldwin This might be shocking to some, but I’m proud to say that I live in Englewood. Yep, uber proud. Englewood is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, a place that’s often described in the mainstream media (paraphrasing here) as a piss poor community full of uneducated black thugs who kill

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Say It Sunday: Divine Energy and Consciousness?

“Some people believe in a Divine energy and consciousness that pervades reality but does not take the form of an actual godlike being—God not as Person but as Presence, Principle or Universal Mind. Still others believe that God resides within us as part of our own Divine nature. And of course, there are many who

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Ziggy: Janet Jackson Pregnant??? The Black Women’...

Is Janet Jackson Pregnant A message from Janet…https://t.co/KrzYZ4eyvD — Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) April 6, 2016 Janet Jackson just hinted at a possible pregnancy! She announced on Twitter that she was halting her “Unbreakable” world tour because of a “sudden change” in her plans for a family. “We’re in the second leg of the tour, and

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PLUM: Week of April 4, 2016

Don Cheadle’s movie “Miles Ahead” debuts in Chicago, in select theaters,  April 8, 2016 and nationwide April 22, 2016. Check out the clip of the movie below and the movie theaters where it is playing.  

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by: Chelsea Harvey Hello there LOVE’s I have been asked time and time again what are my top brunch spots in Chicago and I can truly only commit to 5 and I must admit this list is ever changing as many menu’s in and around Chicago are seasonal BUT I will admit these are 5

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Say It Sunday: Where Does Jesus Fit In?

Lesson Sermons from the Pulpit From “If Works If You Work It” Part I Jesus Christ is our Wayshower. I say “is” and not “was.” Jesus is still your Wayshower. Jesus is the name of the man: Christ is the title. Christ is the principle. Jesus is the Christ; and Jesus, as your Elder Brother,

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PLUM: March 28, 2016 – Dreamgirls

Full of on-stage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls is the story of an up-and-coming 1960s all-female singing group from Chicago and the triumphs and tribulations that come on the road to fame and fortune. Featuring the unforgettable hit songs “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “One Night Only” and “I Am Changing,” and

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Ziggy: Miles Movie, Beyonce’s Ivy Park, Whoppi...

Miles Ahead Don Cheadle set out to make an amazing movie that moves like Davis’ experimental records did. Laced with the notes of Sketches of Spain and Kind of Blue, Cheadle’s directorial debut is as much a look inside the world of the composer, bandleader and trumpet player as it is a (fictionalized) gun-wielding caper

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Chicago’s New Politic

By Hermene D. Hartman There is a new politic brewing. Whether you like him or not, Donald Trump has changed American politics with his antics. He sounds like the guy in the bar. He has proven people want and like the non-traditional politician. The American public welcome fresh faces more than proven records. Trump and

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