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BOOK REVIEW: Dark Girls

By Kam Williams Entertainment columnist       By Bill Duke Interviews by Shelia P. Moses Photographs by Barron Claiborne “In today’s society, dark skin has become linked to longer prison time, higher unemployment rates, low self-esteem, lower standards of beauty, and higher psychological distress. The skin bleaching industry is a multimillion-dollar business. Women go to great lengths to lighten t ...

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L.A. COLORS – Lipstick Review

L.A. COLORS - Lipstick Review   Hey there! So I am a professional makeup artist and I have about four years experience. I have worked my way through many different products! I have worked hard to figure out what works in my professional kit and what works in my personal makeup stash. I’m quite unpredictable with makeup faves. I have favorite brands that are from other countries. I also have some favori ...

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Daniels Builds a TV “Empire”

  Lee Daniels Interview with Kam By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist   After directing and/or producing such successful feature films as The Butler, Monster’s Ball [for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award], and Precious [for which Mo’Nique won hers], two-time Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels [for Precious] has set his sights on TV for the first time. Here, he talks about directing the new nightti ...

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Outfit of the Day: “Winterizing” – a summer dress

  By Jocelyn Morris Entertainment Columnist                     Jocelyn Morris is a professional makeup artist and style writer. Her blog can be found at www.jmorrismua.com. I don’t know about you, but it is very easy for me to struggle with fashion inspiration in the winter time. Chicago winters can really do a number on your soul! They are so cold and ...

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IS YOUR FAMILY PROTECTED? – Life Insurance Strengthens Your Financial Safety Net

                      Savings account? Check.  Retirement account? Check.  Debt managed responsibly? Check.  Life insurance? Wait a minute ... Protecting your financial security is about more than having money in the bank now and in the near future. It’s also about long-term financial protection for your family. However, a significant share of Americans ...

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THE YEAR OF YOU

 BY JOCELYN MORRIS ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST Jocelyn Morris is a professional makeup artist and style writer. Her blog can be found at www.jmorrismua.com   Happy 2015 to you! That sounds weird to say doesn’t it? I remember when I was a child, I always imagined 2015 and 2020 being like an episode of The Jetsons! Can I tell you something? As you read my words, you are fulfilling a dream for me. Thank you for th ...

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ASK ALMA – To Marry to not to Marry

BY ALMA GILL COLUMNIST   Dear Alma, A friend of mine is engaged to her fiancé of 4 years, she recently found out that her fiancé has a child that he never told her about or talked about. This happened before they got together. He said he didn’t want to say anything because he didn’t want to hurt her or didn’t want it to ruin what they have, he has had no contact with the child or mother since it happen ...

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Chicago Holiday winter fun on a Budget

By Antoinette Logan Contributing Writer December days, don’t have to put a bigger dent in your pocket to be filled with memorable moments to keep your family busy during the winter months. Not only is Christmas making us spend money, but time is also very necessary. Most kids get pretty bored, while home from school on break, and will bug you to death to find fun in the winter sun. Make them happy and save ...

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Prissi’s Corner – Anywhere But There…

 By:Priscilla Powell Columnist                       I often encounter travel prospects who want to be the first person to visit a destination. Newsflash you are not Christopher Columbus, and you cannot be the first person to visit any destination, sorry someone has been there and done that which is probably why you are requesting it. Usually the conver ...

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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Big Budget Films   Big Hero 6                      (PG for action, peril, crude humor and mature themes) Animated family comedy inspired by the Marvel Comics series about a 14 year-old inventor (Ryan Potter) who teams with his inflatable robot (Scott Adsit) and his close friends to solve a string of crimes. Voice cast includes Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, ...

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