MCA Chicago announces three new appointments

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the , is pleased to announce the recent staff promotions of Naomi Beckwith to Manilow Senior Curator and Marissa Reyes to Dr. Robert N. Mayer Director...

African American Network of the CSO hosts first event

In recognition of Black History Month, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s recently formed African American Network (AAN) will host a screening of Oscar Micheaux’s 1925...

You Can Star In ‘Hamilton’ And Still Fear For Your Life...

Carvens Lissaint, once homeless, now stars in one of the biggest hits in Broadway musical history. It hasn’t insulated him from racism. By Laura Bassett,...

Venues across the area celebrate the Black experience

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader The Gift Theatre launched its 17th season with the world premiere of Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour’s haunting and often-humorous...

“Soul on Ice” Tells the Stories of First Black Pro Hockey...

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader They endured racial epithets from fans and opponents, had their ability questioned by the teams they were trying out...

Creative Genius Law announces the 2017 artists for Inaugural “We’ll Work...

Leading law firm for innovators, Creative Genius Law (CGL) selected three emerging Chicago artists as recipients for their inaugural We’ll Work for Art program....

Commissioner Johnson pushes for end of housing discrimination against people with...

Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson (D-1) said he will fight to end housing discrimination against people with past arrest records. The legislator made the...

All Aboard!

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The gift bags with samples of Popacorn popcorn were ready. Soul music from the Isley Brothers blared from speakers. All...

Magazine focuses on Chicago’s unapologetically Black arts scene

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) recently released its 2017 Harlem Fine Arts Show Magazine - Chicago Edition. Patricia Andrews-Keenan, president of the Tallulah...

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson to be honored during DuSable...

Legendary Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson will join two individuals, who have made outstanding contributions to society through career and civic engagement,...