By Tonya Bolden c.2019, Bloomsbury $17.99 / $23.99 Canada 264 pages You can be anything you want to be! That’s what you were told, growing up: you could do anything, try everything, and be anybody you wanted to be, if you tried. Set your sights on something, and it was yours – so in...
Live Out Loud Charity now hosts some of the largest and most impressive fashion shows in the American Midwest. The non profit organization produces fashion shows to raise awareness of suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and core character development. This event is a celebration of life, helping those find hope that...
Oct. 15-17: Thousands of Women Set to Discuss Faith, Social Issues and More During Three-Day Global Event As the U.S. continues to practice social distancing, there is no need to be socially isolated. With more than half of Americans reporting the coronavirus is harming their mental health (for women and Blacks, this...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, MSJ The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) continues “Film Center from Your Sofa: Stay Connected and Stream with Us.” Considering the untimely death of Representative John Lewis, a documentary that was planned a few weeks ago will...
This week, something happened that I prayed would NEVER come to pass. As founder of the Black Women’s Expo (BWe), the country’s largest and longest running exposition targeting Black women, I must inform thousands of supporters, exhibitors and sponsors that this year’s Expo has been cancelled. There. I said...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Waves is a film that looks at teen love and lust with tragic circumstances. It could also be a giant-screen public service announcement for sex safe and a look at the opioid crisis. Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning...
President Preckwinkle has announced the formal lineup of events and speakers for Racial Equity Week. During September 14 – 18, 2020, Cook County will hold its second Racial Equity Week to delve deeper into the need to advance racial equity, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cook County...
The Quad County Urban League (QCUL) will host their 2019 Annual Equality Gala “A Toast to the Future” on Saturday, October 26th at the Chicago Marriott Southwest Hotel. The black-tie fundraiser supports the organization’s core values of racial justice, civil rights, and economic empowerment. Entertainment headliners are the eclectic...
The Joffrey Ballet’s critically-acclaimed reimagined classic, “The Nutcracker,” by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, in 29 performances only, Saturday, November 30 – Sunday, December 29, 2019. This season’s production...
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