Posts tagged "chicago"

Homeless Teens Find Hope in House of Primma Donnas

Homeless Teens Find Hope in House of Primma Donnas
By Jasmine Browley For much of her life, Deiondre Perry just existed. When the 20-year-old aged out of the Illinois foster care system a few years ago, she was forced to live with her reluctant aunt and uncle because she had no other place to call home. “Even though I know they care, I never... Read more »

Spike Lee’s Response to ChiRaq Critics is Almost Perfect

Spike Lee’s Response to ChiRaq Critics is Almost Perfect
by Zondra Hughes Spike Lee knows that some Chicagoans are up in arms about the rumored title of his rumored next film, ChiRaq. Lee headlined An Evening of Film, Wine & Music with Spike Lee that took place at Chicago’s City Winery on Saturday night. The visionary director says that the criticism about his films... Read more »

EMPIRE Debuts Tonight on Fox

EMPIRE Debuts Tonight on Fox
Baby it’s cold outside, but the hot new drama series, filmed locally in Chicago, The Empire will warm things up. Empire follows hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious Lyon, portrayed by Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, (“Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”). Lyon faces a medical condition that places him with the task of selecting... Read more »
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Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist

Cricket Wireless Names Chicago Entrepreneur as a Finalist
Cricket Wireless launched it’s first “Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs Contest,” designed to recognize small businesses operated by one person. That “solopreneur” must also be engaged in the community. Chicagoan  Zondra Hughes,  founder of the Six Brown Chicks blog is a finalist.  Solopreneurs applied from seven markets including  Atlanta, Houston and Los Angeles. This... Read more »

Empire's Terrence Howard Made Her Cry

Empire's Terrence Howard Made Her Cry
Actresses Thea Camara and Nikki Brown interviewed Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard during a recent media tour of the Empire television show filming here in Chicago. “We both found ourselves in awe of Howard, who showed poise, humility and charisma,” Thea divulges. “We asked Howard several questions during our allotted time; however his answer to... Read more »

Chicago Defender Newsmakers Gala: 5 Best Moments

Chicago Defender Newsmakers Gala: 5 Best Moments
5 Best Moments: Chicago Defender’s Newsmakers Gala By Zondra Hughes The theme was Carnavale, but the masks came off last night at the 2014 Newsmakers of the Year Gala. Business leaders, community activists, and political heads of state packed the storied Hyatt Regency Ballroom to celebrate, educate, and yes, motivate Chicagoans to support the local... Read more »
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Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network at Chicago State

Meet the Cast: The Black Social Network at Chicago State
You’re invited to attend this FREE  Interactive Social Media Theater Experience at Chicago State University’s Breakey Theatre on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.  An official event of Social Media Week Chicago,  The Black Social Network Play is an artistic performance that demonstrates the impact of solid social media strategy on business and the... Read more »

Harry Lennix Plays God: VIDEO!

Harry Lennix Plays God: VIDEO!
Christopher Nolen’s star studded film 72 Hours filmed locally in June. In the film, Harry Lennix portrays God. In 72 Hours, a reformed womanizer, Cleavon “Von” Burkett (Timon Kyle Durrett) was living the good life with a beautiful wife (Erica Hubbard) and dream job- until one day he wasn’t. With his health taking the back... Read more »

An Open Letter to My Black Son

An Open Letter to My Black Son
by A Comeaux An Open Letter to #mySun At 8-years-old you still believe in superheroes and friendly neighbors. You see the world with love in your eyes and no color-lines in sight. I love that about you. I’m sorry it’s not awesome in today’s world. I’m sorry that you will be judged by your skin... Read more »
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Beverly Johnson's 5 Real Life Networking Tips

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By Jasmine Browley “You have to know what you want–touch it–speak to it and before you know it, you have it.” On Tuesday, my life was changed. Or at least I think it was. Cameka Smith, founder of The Boss Network, an online membership group for professional women, held its 5th year celebration. The  event... Read more »