Archive for August 2017

Pillar Insurance School Supply Drive for Teachers

Pillar Insurance School Supply Drive for Teachers
A couple of weeks, I was saddened and upset by an interview on NPR radio with a teacher in Oklahoma who decided to panhandle on the side of the road. She was not just raising money for the school supplies she needs to make sure she and her students start the new year on the... Read more »

African Festival of the Arts #Respect Gala 2017 featuring Regina Belle

African Festival of the Arts #Respect Gala 2017 featuring Regina Belle
Not only does Chicago have a large African-American population, the windy city is also home to a vast African population, which is as robust and diverse as the many countries and tribes in the motherland. We know the story of the American Great Migration where droves of African-Americans left the south for the promise of... Read more »

Black Harvest Film Festival 2017 Highlights

Black Harvest Film Festival 2017 Highlights
From August 5 through 31, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 23rd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, a vibrant month-long celebration of independent films that tell the stories and explore the images, heritage, and history of the worldwide black experience. The festival offers audiences in-depth post-film discussions with filmmakers, directors, writers, production personnel, and cast... Read more »
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Back to School Tips from Dr. Ansel T. Johnson…Eye Doctor Extraordinaire

Back to School Tips from Dr. Ansel T. Johnson…Eye Doctor Extraordinaire
Dr. Ansel Johnson has been featured numerous times in Black Enterprise Magazine’s list of top Black Doctors in the United States. Once, he was the only optometrist (eye doctor) in this elite group. Dr. Johnson has practiced for 27 years in the historic Blue Island community and has the 2nd oldest African-American eye care practice... Read more »