Chicago Symphony Orchestra Musicians Strike

“We act to protect the well-being of the Musicians and the Orchestra” After nearly a year of negotiations for a new labor agreement, and with...

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...

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,...

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...

Third World Press Foundation celebrates 50 years of continuous publishing

Third World Press Foundation (TWPF) has big plans for its 50th anniversary, themed “Fearlessly Publishing About the Black Experience for 50 Years!” TWPF50 is...

Chicago Sinfonietta presents its annual MLK Tribute Concerts

Led by two Project Inclusion Freeman Fellowship Graduates, Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual concert honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. returns to the stage...

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...

Harlem Fine Arts Show at the state-of-the-art Malcom X College

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) opens to the public this weekend at the state-of-the-art $251M Malcom X College (MXC), for its four-day traveling...

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...

Lake Meadows Art Fair scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend

After one of the coldest Spring seasons in decades, Chicago’s warm weather is now in full swing. Residents are outdoors riding bicycles, running races,...