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#DontSleepOnUMC By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, MSJ As we head into another “Quarantine & Chill” filled weekend, are you getting bored of scrolling through Netflix, Hulu, and your other regular streamers of choice? Can I encourage you to spend this weekend at home exploring a streaming service you may not have given...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader Pass Over: The Crusader wrote about this in a recent edition, but imagine Samuel L. Jackson and Don Cheadle on a street corner just talking smack—ruminating about days gone by and dreaming about rising above their current situations and reaching the Promised Land. Now,...
Glamour's powerful September cover features six Black women who share their own experiences with discrimination and microaggressions By Kaitlyn Frey, People Gabrielle Union, Keke Palmer, Uzo Aduba and Marsai Martin are getting candid about the discrimination Black women face over their hair. The stars teamed up to film a powerful PSA, "I'VE...
Brown and Legend to make national TV performance debut of co-penned song on ACM® After months of hints from both artists, Kane Brown and John Legend last week released “Last Time I Say Sorry,” the first official music collaboration between the two award-winning artists. “Last Time I Say Sorry” was...
WCPT 820-AM announced the addition of Santita Jackson as host of its morning drive program, Monday thru Friday, 6 to 8 a.m. “The Santita Jackson Show” will begin Monday, June 3, 2019, on Chicago’s progressive talk station. “We are so elated that Santita will be hosting the morning drive on...
The Auditorium Theatre’s signature production “Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah” celebrates 15 years in Chicago, and is one of the first performances to kick off the Year of Chicago Music, on January 18 and 19, 2020, in addition to a special Student Matinee performance on January 17....
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) is a family band consisting of seven blood brothers who began their musical training at the tender ages of four and five under their father, jazz trumpeter/band leader Kelan Phil Cohran of Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan...
The Gift Theatre concludes its 2017 season with the world premiere of Janine Nabers’ time-hopping love story “A Swell In The Ground” directed by ensemble member Chika Ike, playing now through December 10, 2017 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available by calling the Gift’s...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader “A United Kingdom” is a movie about the imminent king of Botswana played by David Oyelowo who goes to London to study to be an attorney, before he is due to arrive back home in 1948 to take up the throne, which had...
By Karen V. Hansen Professor & Director of the Women's Studies Research Center Brandeis University In 1971, as a sixteen year old white girl, I walked into Doug Walker’s U.S. Black History classroom, and immediately noticed a poster of Jesus that hung by the door. Sunnyvale High School was a public...