Posts in category "events"

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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Black Chicago 2016 Summer Events (June-Sept)

Black Chicago 2016 Summer Events (June-Sept)
Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. Here’s my list for Summer 2016 hot happenings which showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups and get ready for more amazing adventures in SummerTimeChi! #FollowTheRedCup June 2016 June 15... Read more »

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq opens TODAY

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq opens TODAY
This is it! Today’s the day! December 4th is the official release date of Spike Lee’s new joint, Chi-Raq. The title of the movie has been hotly contested and debated from Chicago’s city halls to every church, barbershop and dinner table. I love the title and am glad Spike Lee decided to use his talents,... Read more »

TONIGHT I’m Going to Watch “The Wiz” and Win

TONIGHT I’m Going to Watch “The Wiz” and Win
It’s hard being Black in America. The constant bombardment of racism and ignorance is depressing and exhausting. These last few months have been particularly trying, but tonight…tonight I have a wonderful reason to celebrate my Blackness. Back in the 80’s, the groundbreaking and hilarious Cosby Show almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and propelled NBC... Read more »
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Is this Chicago Sun-Times cover racist?

Is this Chicago Sun-Times cover racist?
I’m sick and tired of racist news coverage which paints Black and brown people as criminals and white people as misguided. When a Black person murders an innocent person, the murderer is instantly labeled a gang member even if the murderer haven’t yet been identified by the police. When a white person murders an innocent... Read more »

Pardon Howard Morgan Support Gathering on Wednesday, 7/8

Pardon Howard Morgan Support Gathering on Wednesday, 7/8
In December 2014, I first wrote about the retired police officer who was working as a railroad police officer when he was shot 28 times by four white police officers. Today the fight for Howard Morgan’s justice continues. Here is a time-line of why people should support Howard Morgan and his family: Feb 2005 –... Read more »

Bree Newsome's Inspiring Lesson in Civil Disobedience

Bree Newsome's Inspiring Lesson in Civil Disobedience
Wikipedia defines Civil Disobedience as the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, or commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is sometimes, though not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance. Bree Newsome is giving the world an inspiring lesson on the power of Civil Disobedience. Click the links below to find out more about... Read more »
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Black Chicago 2015 Summer Events

Black Chicago 2015 Summer Events
The Summer Solstice is just round the corner and that’s when Chicago comes alive. Summer in Chicago offers an array of festivals, concerts, events, parties, and outings in every neighborhood. Here’s my list for Summer 2015 hot happenings that showcase the diverse array of ethnicity, heritage, and culture of my city. Grab your red cups... Read more »