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Car Review: 2016 Kia Sorento

Car Review: 2016 Kia Sorento By Frank S. Washington/NNPA Columnist Although it should be sunny by the time you read this, we ran into real world conditions while here to test drive the new 2016 Kia Sorento. Wind gusts were up to 50 mph and sometimes more; precipitation varied between rain and sleet and a bunch of snow was expected that night. We felt some relief when we were told that Kia had brought all-wh ...

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WALACAM TV SPOTLIGHT   DJ Nate, born Nathan Clark, is a rap artist and music producer from  the westside of Chicago. He is well known within Chicago for his Footwork Tracks which are instrumental tracks in the genre known as “Juke”,which is made for Footworking, or Juke dancing. The Juke sound has its roots in Chicago House, Ghettotech, Booty House and is recognizably a manic sped up hybrid. Footwork t ...

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WalaWord Entertainment

As the Co-Publisher of the Windy City Word and an active member of the Chicago arts community and the national arts community, I am proud to announce a new and very special partnership between / Windy City Word.  Starting January 2015 we will be launching The Wala Word Entertainment News Section. WalaCam and the Windy City Word collectively reach more than 23 million consumers annually thr ...

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Chi-Towns’s Finest DJ. Maine aka “Big Sexy”

As I sit back in my chair preparing to write this article, I had to ask myself if DJ Maine a.k.a “Big Sexy” really understands what he means to young men and woman dealing with weight issues in America? When I first came across his video online I was instantly memorized by his ability to use his obvious weight issues to gain your immediate attention so he can showcase his various talents. His hit single “Bi ...

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Zona Man • Track Name: Zona Man • Producer: 808 Mafia Southside

With the release his new mix tape “No Advance” Zona Man, born Terrance George, is elevating from the City of Chicago, where he was born and raised.  Taking his first steps of existence in the Robert Taylor public housing projects, Zona Man later relocating to The East side of Chicago- where he currently resides. Zona Man is from humble beginnings and was forced to manipulate many paths & driving several ...

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CAR REVIEW – 2015 Toyota Camry

BY FRANK S. WASHINGTON CONTRIBUTING WRITER The Toyota Camry has been the bestselling car in the United States for 12 years. Yes, 10.2 million have been sold and more than half – 6.6 million – are still on the road. So why change it? We never got a definitive answer. Only explanations such as we made it more premium, more fun to drive or more emotional were tossed around but that doesn’t really answer the qu ...

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King Detro – Crowned “KING OF FOOTWORK” in Chicago

Wala Word King Detro Wala Word caught up with the footwork king, “King Detro”, as he prepared to host the weekly WarZone. For those still getting familiar with the art of foot working, King Detro, or the current number of internationally acclaimed dancers that come from Chicago, visit Q: So how did you get started footworking? King Detro: I fell in love with dance as a teen. I use to watch ...

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Global Mixx 2012 Music Forum

  GLOBAL MIXX HOSTED ITS 6TH ANNUAL MUSIC FORUM Global Mixx Music Forum 2012 – “The Business of Creation” featured panels, artist showcases, Master Classes and more with top industry professionals CHICAGO, IL (Aug 30) – After a 2-year hiatus, the 6th Annual Global Mixx Music Forum hosted the ‘Business of Creation’ on Sunday August 19th, 2012 at the Zhou B Art Center, the premier venue for international ...

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YOUth CAN Project V.O.I.C.E Invades WGCI

By: Shaneka Smith   The collaborate efforts of AfterSchool Matters, DMI Youth CanProject V.O.I.C.E. and Studio 5090 provided 30 local teens from Michele Clarke, Christ the King, Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology and other Westside schools the opportunity to visit WGCI Studio through Project V.O.I.C.E program. Program instructors Clarence Clayton and Valencia Lake describe Project V.O.I.C.E as an ...

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Scrap Companies Make Profits From Community Theft

  In a recent meeting at the South Austin Coalition Community Council, seniors reported being the latest victims of scavengers.  These seniors reported that they face thousands of dollars in costs to replace the chain link and iron fencing that secured their property.  They were outraged at both the scavengers and the metal scrapping companies that pay for obvious stolen property.  “Something has to be ...

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