Category: Pop Culture

Why Girlfriends are da bomb - A nod to Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis

Girlfriends Henson and Davis at the 2015 Emmys When I look back on my life I’ve been in relationships with men for more than 27 years.  And don’t get me wrong they were great – as long as they lasted – and I’m glad to have had those experiences.  But just as important, and sometimes more... Read more »

Chicago - An Arts City Unlike Any Other

Chicago is undeniably a great arts city and it is too hard to keep up sometimes.  This weekend was a prime example with EXPO Chicago, great documentaries and movies playing and the premier of “Disgraced” at the Goodman Theater.  Also did you catch of the launch of the Facebook Page “Black Art Chicago?  Well, you... Read more »

A Hair Raising November Supporting Cancer Awareness

On the heels of October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes “No Shave November” where men demonstrate their camaraderie with cancer patients who loose their hair by growing their own.  They let their hair grow wild and free donating the money they usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer... Read more »
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Prince-Blythewood’s ‘Beyond the Lights’ is about “being seen”

  Prince-Blythewood was in her native Chicago along with budding mega star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) for the 18th Annual Black Perspectives Tribute and Gala, as part of the 50th Annual Chicago International Film Festival. Prince-Blythewood was the recipient of the group’s Artistic Achievement Award and Mbatha-Raw received this year’s Emerging Talent Award. The Red Carpet... Read more »

10 Things I Learned from This Season’s Orange is the New Black.”

Yes, I did watch all 13 episodes of Season 3 of Orange is the New Black over three days, and it was awesome.  Despite the season opener where series star Piper (Taylor Schilling) is once again bamboozled by her paramour Alex Vause the season did introduce a lot of new twists and turns and some... Read more »