Making A Difference Everywhere to host Leaders 4 Chicago 3On3 Tourney

Making A Difference Everywhere to host Leaders 4 Chicago 3On3 Tourney
(CHICAGO) — Making A Difference Everywhere (M.A.D.E) will host Leaders 4 Chicago 3ON3 Tourney at Seward Park on August 1.  Proceeds from the three-on-three basketball tourney will benefit M.A.D.E. programs that target at-risk inner city youth ages 9 – 14.  Emcee for the event will be Stephen Bardo, member of the University of Illinois “Flyin’... Read more »

Africa House International hosts kickoff press conference for African Festival of the Arts 2015

Vocalist Joan Collaso
(CHICAGO) — Attendees experienced the sights, sounds and tastes of the Diaspora at a press conference to kick off the 26th Annual African Festival of the Arts (AFA) on Wednesday, June 17 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Chicago.  The press conference was a... Read more »

Cook County Bar Association 101st awards and installation banquet draws record crowd

Incoming CCBA President Arlene Y. Coleman was sworn in by Chief Judge Circuit Court of Cook County, the Honorable Timothy Evans
(CHICAGO)  – The Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) celebrated its 101th Awards and Installation Banquet for new President Arlene Coleman, managing member of the law firm of Coleman Martin & Brown on Friday, June 12 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago with a rousing keynote address delivered by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.  The event... Read more »
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National Black MBA Association 45th Anniversary Gala Celebration honoring business titans draws over 500

NBMBAA Honorees William ‘Bill’ Brooks, Amy Hilliard, Don Thompson with NBMBAA President & CEO Jesse Tyson
The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) hosted its 45th Anniversary Celebration at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Friday June 12 with more than 500 attendees from across the country.  The organization, founded in 1970 on the campus of the University of Chicago, has been the intellectual home for African American professionals and hosts one of... Read more »

An Intimate Conversation with Isaiah Washington

An Intimate Conversation with Isaiah Washington
WHO: The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) WHAT: The South Side Community Art Center presents actor, author and film producer Isaiah Washington in an intimate conversation about his work and upcoming projects. He will discuss his most recent portrayal as Lance Rousseau in the movie Blackbird (RLI Entertainment/Urban Movie Channel) co-starring with Mo’Nique as... Read more »

SSCAC founder Eldzier Cortor makes historic return to the institution he helped establish

Cortor with the current Board Members of the SSCAC
The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) presents “An Afternoon with Eldzier Cortor” had many unforgettable moments.  Nigel Freeman of New York’s Swan Gallery interviewed Cortor in front of a packed house at the Center he and his fellow artists founded 75 years ago.  He recounted details about the Center, his contemporaries like Gwendolyn Brooks,... Read more »
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SSCAC founder Eldzier Cortor returns for once in a lifetime conversation on Saturday, February 21

SSCAC founder Eldzier Cortor returns for once in a lifetime conversation on Saturday, February 21
CHICAGO – The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) presents “An Afternoon with Eldzier Cortor” on Saturday, February 21 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  At age 99, Cortor is the last surviving founder of the SSCAC and is still a practicing artist.  Nigel Freeman, curator of African American Art at Swann Gallery New York, will... Read more »

Despite setbacks, the legacy MLK set in motion cannot be stopped

“One day when the glory comes it’ll be ours, it will be ours;   One day when the war is one we will be sure, we will be here sure.”  Lyrics from Glory by John Legend and Common  Something about these lyrics have captured my heart, something about the movie Selma speaks to me as a... Read more »

A most uncommon Christmas

The Tradition endures
It is a most uncommon Christmas for me this year.  I’m living among boxes because of a recent move so cooking a Christmas dinner was not an option.  I’m a lot further away from the friends where I usually spend Christmas, yet I need to spend part of the day with my Mom who is... Read more »
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New Orleans is so much more than Mardi Gras

St. Louis Cathedral
“While you stroll in New Orleans You ought to go see the Mardi Gras; If you go to New Orleans You ought to go see the Mardi Gras; When you see the Mardi Gras Somebody’ll tell you what’s Carnival for”. Professor Longhair New Orleans carries a great pull for me. I was born there at... Read more »