MOMENT OF TRUTH – Who Really Killed James Jordan

In 1993, the whole world was shocked and saddened to hear that the father of NBA star Michael Jordan was shot and killed in Robeson County, North Carolina. MOMENT OF TRUTH The news reported that Mr. Jordan was on his way back to Chicago from a funeral, got sleepy and pulled to the side of... Read more »

HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR?

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, How do you measure? Measure a year? When Jonathan D. Larson wrote these words for the 2008 Broadway Musical “RENT” I am sure he didn’t plan for it to by my theme song for... Read more »

Wendy Williams Biopic and Documentary are a Hot Mess

I am sure a lot of you were glued to the screen to see the biopic Wendy Williams: The Film and the documentary Wendy Williams: What A Mess. The film was entertaining with the best parts of it being Ciera Payton as Wendy and Chicago’s own Morocco Omari as Kevin Hunter.  Both actors brought their... Read more »
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One Night in Miami is a Memory For a Lifetime

The film One Night in Miami is a story of four friends who get together in a hotel room in Miami after the Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay fight.  The friends just happen to be Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. Did the gathering happen? Yes, it did.  Do we really know... Read more »

Monique Idlett- Mosley – An Undercover Billionaire

The Discovery Channel’s second season of “Undercover Billionaire” is off to an interesting start.  Instead of one Billionaire going undercover there are three. The premise of the show is each billionaire is dropped off in cities they are not familiar with.   They are given fake names, $100, a phone with none of their contacts, and... Read more »

Bonnie’s Eye Predicts A Colorful Award Season

We finally made it to 2021, however, I must say that I have watched more movies and television series during COVID than ever. Streaming channels such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and others have made it very convenient for families and people who never made the time or had the funds to go to the movie... Read more »
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WOMEN WITH A MESSAGE

Since the beginning of American history women of color have been strong leaders. Many enslaved Africans would not have made it to freedom if a Black woman had not led them.  White women would not have had the right to vote if Black women did not march with them. Today America would not have a... Read more »

Thyrl Latting, The Man Who Bridged the History of the Black Cowboy and the Youth of the Chicago Area.

In my last column “The Mystique of the Black Cowboy” I mentioned the story of Cathay Williams. I said that she disguised herself as a man and joined the Union army in the Civil War.  In reality, she did disguise herself as a man but it was the Buffalo Soldiers she joined, not the Union... Read more »

THE MYSTIQUE OF THE BLACK COWBOY

When I was growing up, we played cowboys and Indians. I always wanted to be on the Indian side because my Daddy would let me put the pheasant feathers, he had from hunting, in my hair.  Now I know that was stereotypical but back then in the 50’s we watched the Lone Ranger, Rifleman, Gunsmoke,... Read more »
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A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING A Book and Documentary of the First All Black High School Rowing Team

About a month and a half ago the producer of my radio show BONNIE’S EYE on 95.1 FM Chicago, Drewsean Williams called me excited about a documentary he had heard about called A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team.  He wanted me to interview the author of... Read more »