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Kenny “The Jet” Smith makes $15K donation to Metroboard Chicago Urban League

Kenny “The Jet” Smith Makes $15K donation to Metroboard Chicago Urban League Kenny “The Jet” Smith, TV analyst and former NBA star, joined Coors Light to make a $15,000 donation to the Metroboard of Chicago Urban League. The donation is part of the Coors Light Full Court reFRESH program, now in its second year, which restores community basketball courts in need across the country. Local basketball courts in ...

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CENTER STAGE: Concert, Festivals and Events for May

DRAKE JODY WATLEY BEENIE MAN   WVON’s Speak Sistah Speak Thursday, May 28, DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Place), FREE Jazzin’ with the Saints Friday, May 29 @ Gallery Guichard (436 E. 47th Street) Jungle Tour with Drake Friday, May 29 @ United Center Rachelle Ferrell Live Friday, May 29 @ Portage Theatre Chicago Gospel Music Festival Friday – Sunday, May 29-31 @ Millennium Par ...

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Jay-Z and Beyonce are Following a Rich Tradition

Jay-Z and Beyonce are Following a Rich Tradition Hip-hop culture is about transformation. It is more than a global genre of music. Hip-hop is a transcendent cultural phenomena that speaks to the soul, mind, body and spirit of what it means to dare to change the world into a better place. Hip-hop is not just about acquiring funds or “stacking paper.” It is also about giving back. I have personally been a lon ...

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Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks

Poverty Still Major Affliction for Blacks Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and other places isn’t solely about police misconduct, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The demonstrations and civil unrest are mostly about poverty, unemployment, a lack of opportunity, hopelessness and despair, the organization said. CBC Chair G.K ...

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Resource Spotlight – Chicago Urban League

Chicago Urban League At the Chicago Urban League, they believe that a strong African American community makes a stronger Chicago. For nearly a century, the Urban League—through unique community, corporate and civic relationships,—has helped people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities, and grow businesses. We are passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development and soci ...

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Chicago Artist Spotlight: Tangela McGee – Theater Diva

-Photo by: Kathleen Mosley- Chicago Artist Spotlight: Tangela McGee - Theater Diva Tangela McGee is a 26 year old entertainer born and raised right here in Chicago.  She is an actress, model, mentor, dancer and singer, just to name a few.  Tangela is surely making a name for herself and taking the industry by storm little by little.  She currently is supporting actress in the Encore presentation of Preachin ...

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Michelle Obama: A Life “Here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama, a woman of achievement and purpose—and the most unlikely First Lady in modern American history... The journey winds from the intricacies of her upbringing as the highly focused daughter of a gregarious water-plant worker afflicted with MS to the tribulations she faces at Princeton University and Harvard ...

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FILM REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road

BY: KAM WILLIAMS Mad Max: Fury Road Road Warrior Rises to the Occasion in Relentlessly-Harrowing Reboot of Sci-Fi Franchise Fury Road reboots the legendary Mad Max franchise which has been sitting dormant for several decades. This fourth installment was again produced, written and directed by Oscar-winner George Miller (for Happy Feet) who tapped Tom Hardy to replace disgraced Mel Gibson in the title role a ...

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Car Review: 2015 Kia K900

By Frank S. Washington NNPA Columnist Car Review: 2015 Kia K900 Eyebrows raised when Kia announced a little more than one year ago the development of the K900. After all, the Korean automaker had just introduced the Cadenza sedan about a year earlier. So why come to market with a full-size luxury sedan that seemed to be out of whack with the automaker’s overall product line? At the time, Kia executives said ...

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Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Mothers Against Guns Wage Silent Protest at Gun Shop Ignoring occasional jeering comments from guns rights advocates lining the sidewalk holding signs, Mothers Against Guns and their supporters remained grimly silent as they waged a protest demonstration Saturday May 9th in front of Chuck’s gun shop in Riverdale, IL. Photo by John L. Alexander.   As a special Mother’s Day ...

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