by Zondra Hughes When I read the Chicago Tribune article about Johnson Publishing Company selling its storied archive of African American images with the hope of getting $40 million (that’s about $8 per image, thanks Luvvie), I immediately thought of Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, I was an Associate Editor at Ebony magazine. At that time,... Read more »
By Zondra Hughes The 2014 Harlem Fine Arts Show Exhibition and Sale took place tonight at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The Opening Night Gala was a benefit for the DuSable Museum and the South Side Community Art Center. On Friday, October 31st, Youth Empowerment Day takes place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; on Saturday Winston... Read more »
What a night! Thank you for your support of The Black Social Network. The original stage play, written by Zondra Hughes (intro by Celeste T. Parker, editor Sylvia Snowden), was an official event of Social Media Week Chicago. The free performance took place at Chicago State University’s Breakey Theatre on Tuesday night. The traveling college... Read more »
The Six Brown Chicks and official SBC correspondents joined the Road to Essence Festival as panelists in the 4-city national tour that launched on April 26th in Atlanta and closed yesterday in Maryland. The Road to Essence Festival was a collection of four mini-festivals that paid tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Essence Festival.... Read more »
Candid shots from our tour of General Motors World in Detroit Michigan. All photos by Dr. Dawj Sangster.
The 62nd Annual Columbus Day Parade, a salute to Italian culture, took place today on Columbus Drive. The Six Brown Chicks participated in the parade, and rode in the #SBCCamaro. Watch the parade (commercial free) on ABC7, 12:30 p.m. on October 20th. Here are a few pictures from the event by Dr. Dawj. Follow the... Read more »
By Lydia Katherine In 1986, Donald J Deporter painted a portrait of a green Chicago. 27 years later, Deporter’s vision has grown into its key initiatives; The Expressway Partnership Program which transforms and maintains the city expressway, parkway and roadway gardens, The International Sculpture Program which collaborates with international art déco for the Chicago landscape and The Tree Partnership... Read more »
Chicago’s children enjoyed a beautiful Bud Billiken parade in the city today, to mark the upcoming school session. This year, many children may face back-to-school jitters as their schools may have changed. The Chicago Public Schools have offered ‘safe passage’ routes for the kids to experience a safer commute to school. But today, the upcoming... Read more »
Essence Music Festival is underway in New Orleans, here are some great images from celebrity photographer Chris Mitchell / CME3000 Instagram: @CME3000.
A Comeaux has a riveting role in Alaina Lewis’ film, The Avenue, and she is currently in Miami reporting on the American Black Film Festival, the go-to film event for filmmakers of color. Now in its 17th year, the film fest has a host of great films including Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. The... Read more »