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Celebrity Deaths 2014

                    Frankie Knuckles March 3, 2014                   Maya Angelou, age 86 May 28, 2014                       Ruby Dee, age 91 June 11, 2014                     Meshach Taylor, age 67 June 28, 20 ...

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Time to Reform the ‘Thug’ Image of Hip Hop

One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice.  First, because, I Can’t Breathe.  I am still in mourning over all these babies being gunned down by the people who are supposed to protect us. It goes back to what I have been saying all along is the Hip Hop’s Dilemma – the common distasteful physical, emotional and/or mental trauma people are ...

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Buju Banton Seeks Early Release from US Prison

Grammy winning reggae artist Buju Banton, who was convicted on cocaine trafficking charges in 2011, has filed a motion in court in an attempt to secure an earlier release date.                 The Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Buju,whose given name is Mark Myrie, filed his own motion from prison asking to be released early based on a recent change in federal drug sen ...

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Happy Birthday George Daniels

Last Thursday Lil Kim hosted Music retail legend George Daniels’ birthday celebration and annual toy drive. The celebration was also attended by members of Crucial Conflict, grammy award winner Maurice Joshua, Steve Silk Hurley, Lee Farmer, Ramonski Luv and more. Happy Birthday George Daniels and Happy Holidays George Daniels pictured above with wife, Regina Daniels and daughter, Maxine Daniels. George Dani ...

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Ramsey Lewis Celebrates with Parent Power Chicago

OakDale Christian Academy Choir Oh, Happy Day!” sang out the Oakdale Christian Academy Choir from the University of Illinois stage Tuesday evening December 16th.  And an enthusiastic audience echoed back, “Oh, Happy Day!” It was indeed a happy day for the families involved in Parent Power Chicago to watch their children expressing creative excellence, despite major school closings and large cuts in school p ...

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This Week’s Top Ten DVD List

1.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: 75th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray Debut] 2.Robin Williams Remembered 3.The Hundred-Foot Journey 4.Bing Crosby Rediscovered 5.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 6.One Direction: Where We Are [Live from San Siro Stadium] 7.Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 8.As Above, So Below 9.Into the Woods: Original Broadway Production 10.Fagbug Nation  HONORABLE MENTION 11.Design Is One: ...

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BY KAM WILLIAMS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST                       Top Five  (R for sexuality, nudity, crude humor, pervasive profanity and drug use)  Chris Rock wrote, directed and stars in this star vehicle about a standup comic trying to become a serious actor. With Gabrielle Union, Tracy Morgan and Rosario Dawson.           ...

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WGCI to replace program director, Morning Riot show cast

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     It has come to our attention here at The Windy City Word that things are once again being shaken up in Chicago Radio. Fans of the “The Morning Riot” morning show will have a different experience after last Monday and that’s because it turns out that long time morning personalities Tony Sculfield and Nina Chantele will no longer be members of the morning team. As ...

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2014 Soul Train Awards

The 2014 Soul Train Music Awards was quite the spectacule this year. The show aired Sunday and consisted of old school reunions and moments that gave social media users quite the inspiration for chatter. Talk show host Wendy Williams served as the MC for the event, which also included an exciting performance from singer Chris Brown. The Soul train Awards were entertaining but it appears that there is a shor ...

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Horrible Bosses 2: Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel

By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist                 Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, the last thing anybody wants to laugh at is a premise predicated upon secretly slipping a knockout pill in ...

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