Two films from Chicago International Film Festival set for wide release

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader “EDITH+EDDIE,” a documentary about the oldest interracial couple, has been named one of the finest observational documentaries of the year....

The New 411: A SPELL ON YOU

By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader A SPELL ON YOU !: Nina Simone started her musical career as a classically trained child virtuoso, whose piano recitals...

Dorothy Brown kicks off citywide ‘Listening Tour’

When Dorothy Brown announced her candidacy for Mayor of the city of Chicago this April, she wasn’t offering the residents of the city politics...

Celebration Of Life For Louis “Buddy” Malcolm

Louis “Uncle Buddy” Malcolm was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on October 18, 1930 to Charles and Mabel Topps Malcolm. He attended Saint Peter’s...

Free CCL Back to School Jam for 4-24 year olds Sept....

Free CCL Back to School Jam for 4-24 year olds Sept. 23 Chicago City of Learning’s Back to School Jam is where youth and...

Local ministry celebrates 20 years of service to the community

Sojourner Truth House (STH), a day center for homeless and at-risk women and children, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by hosting a Day of...

World premiere production of BLKS – Dec. 7

Steppenwolf Theatre Company  presents the world premiere production of BLKS by award-winning poet and playwright Aziza Barnes and directed by Nataki Garrett. An uproarious and frank play,...

‘Defacing Michael Jackson’ premieres racial conflict

Flying Elephant Productions is concluding its inaugural season with the Chicago premiere of “Defacing Michael Jackson,” Aurin Squire’s racially-charged comedy about adolescence, sexual discovery...

ID Day at the Field Museum and it’s free

The Field Museum is hosting its annual ID Day event when visitors can meet the Museum's scientists and get experts to identify the fossils,...

The New 411

Janet Langhart Cohen, former Chicagoan, Emmy-award nominated American journalist, (who got her start in television as the first Black “weathergirl”) and civil rights activist,...