Celebrate the 3rd Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party

On Saturday, July 28, the Poetry Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the Austin Town Hall will host the 3rd annual Chicago Poetry Block Party. Between...

A capacity audience at South Shore Cultural Center

It was a full house for singer, J’nai Bridges and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at the South Shore Cultural Center on Sunday, May...

4th Annual Musical Arts Institute Gala features vocalist Kevin Whalum

Next Friday evening, October 7, the Musical Arts Institute along with the Board of Directors will host their 4th Annual Gala Benefit Dinner and...

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...

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,...

African-American women – against all odds

By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman Recently, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Agape International Spiritual Center, said every problem is afraid of our potential because as we raise our...

McDonald’s 365Black Awards names female honorees

In celebration of the 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards, the company will honor celebrities and everyday heroes who make positive contributions to the community....

“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...

Shawn Wayans headlines The Improv November 24-26

Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following his...

LaBelle’s pie not as good as locals’

Soul singer’s sweet potato pie ranked last among the best in taste test Maybe it was the pie crust. Or perhaps the spices were too...