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Rev Ira Acree to speak at Black Lives Matter Solidarity Walk in Oak Park

Oak Park Faith Institutions to Hit the Streets in Protest Austin pastor and anti-violence activist, Rev. Ira Acree will exit his Sunday morning church service early to join leaders and members of the faith communities of Oak Park, River Forest and  Forest Park in that community’s Solidarity walk and rally for those who suffer and experience injustice. The people of faith will gather in their houses of worsh ...

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BJ Market Hosts Holiday Dinner Giveaway to Community

By Naimah Latif Contributing Writer   Father Michael Pfleger of The Faith Community of St. Sabina;Terry Peterson, CTA Chairman of the Board; State Rep. Jacqueline Collins (D-36) and Andrea Zopp, President of the Chicago Urban League join with volunteers and BJ’s Market and Bakery employees to distribute free meals to community residents on Tuesday December 16, 2014, as part of Operation Hope.     Photo ...

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‘Choked Out’

By Ron Busby, Sr. Contributing Writer     This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ accounts to go by, we were left mercilessly at the Hands of Lady Justice. But the WHOLE WORLD saw a gang of New York’s police force literally choke the life from Eric Garner. And again, Lady Justice turned a blind e ...

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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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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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Ladies of Distinction Gives Back to Community

                Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc., Midway Chicago Chapter, recently donated generously to the Ronald McDonald House at 5257 S. Prairie, bringing paper towels, cereal, plastic bags and other needed household items for families who reside at the house while their children undergo treatment at the University of Chicago Hospital. Members from left to right a ...

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Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory (word of mouth)

Garfield Park Conservatory: Showhouse 300 North Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60624 Saturday November 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015 Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-5:00PM; Wed:9:00AM- 8:00PM Be a part of Chicago history and visit the 2014 Holiday Flower Show at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Bring your family, bring your friends, and bring your camera, this is a flower show you will remember. We are proud to present “Silver ...

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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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BIG BUDGET FILMS – DEC. 5, 2014

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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