Sunday, January 24, 2021
Billy Foster and his Quintet accompanied by vocalist Renee Miles-Foster (photo-graphed above) entertained 150 senior citizens with a live jazz concert hosted by Oak Street Health on October 13. It was held at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake Street in Gary. This is...
 David Bauder, Associated Press The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home...

“Naughtier than Nice”

By Eric Jerome Dickey c.2015, Dutton $25.95 / $33.95 Canada 357 pages You have to tell somebody. There’s a secret inside you, one you’ve been keeping far too long and you’re about to burst. You need to talk about it. You need some advice, some perspective. As in the new novel “Naughtier than Nice”...
The New 411 By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader The South Side is gearing up to welcome thousands of patrons to experience the sights, sounds and spicy aromas of the first-ever Chicago Jerk Festival, starring Caribbean music sensations Cocoa Tea, Kiprich, Jah Vinci, D’Angel, Stacious, Papa Michigan, Indika Band and more. The daylong extravaganza will feature...
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the culmination of the 30th Anniversary Season with GALA 2017 on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier, and offers attendees a first look at the Theater’s dynamic new performance venue in-progress—The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Dinner and the event...
#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, Chicago Crusader The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) announces its Jazz and Blues movie and music lineup for the eighth edition, running April 13-17 across 20 different venues in many of Chicago’s culturally-diverse neighborhoods, including Logan Square, Wicker Park, Hyde Park, Lakeview and Pilsen....
The Black Women’s Expo (BWE), one of Chicago’s most anticipated annual experiential events, celebrates its 22nd anniversary in Chicago April 8 - 10 at McCormick Place with outstanding entertainment across the gospel, soul and R&B genres. The Expo has long been known for bringing the best of established and...
The Black Foodies kicks off the Taste and Tour of the City of Chicago with a culinary experience like no other Saturday November 3rd 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4 PM at 17545 S. Halsted Homewood, IL 60425 stopping at historic landmarks and taste cuisines from some of The...
July 20 event at Loyola University to include art exhibition and student talk Pigment International® will host an exclusive Salon Talk with Darrell Walker, Corliss High School grad, former NBA champion and University of Arkansas at Little Rock Men’s Basketball Coach on Saturday, July 20, at the Crown Center for the Humanities on the campus...