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Chicago At The Crossroads Premieres at the American Black Film Festival

As Chicago welcomes its history making new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, many residents are hopeful for a brighter future. “I am very optimistic about the new mayor,” begins Community Activist Afrika Porter. “She has talked a lot about reducing violence, putting ...

COMCAST LAUNCHES BLACK MUSIC MONTH COLLECTION ON XFINITY X1

This June, Comcast will celebrate Black Music Month with a one-of-a kind musical showcase on Xfinity X1 spanning genres of music pioneered by African Americans including hip hop, R&B, pop, gospel, and jazz. Available within Xfinity on Demand’s Black Film ...

The Jazz Institute of Chicago Celebrates “50 Years of Making Jazz Happen” Featuring Jazz Artists, Music, Dance and Spoken Word Performances, and Exhibits During Free Birthday Bash

The distinct, innovative sound and legacy of jazz music in Chicago takes center stage from June 28 -30 for Chicagoans of all ages to enjoy as the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC) and its partners celebrate “50 Years of Making ...

Washington Park Serving Up Second Jerk Festival During Caribbean American Heritage Month in June

On June 23rd, 2019 from 10am until 10pm, Jabari C G Productions and Africa International House (Producers of African Festival of the Arts) will serve the 2nd Annual Chicago Jerk Festival promising to turn Washington Park to an exciting melting ...

CPL Community Cinema initiative provides opportunity for more city residents to have access to film screenings

The Chicago Public Library recently launched a new citywide program titled Community Cinema. There are 50 library branches participating in this yearlong pilot. This was made possible through the Chicago Public Foundation and with Swank Movie Licensing, which is the ...

Actress/Producer La La Anthony Will Serve as the 2019 American Black Film Festival Ambassador

ABFF Ventures recently announced actress, producer, author and entrepreneur La La Anthony will serve as the 2019 American Black Film Festival’s Ambassador, to be held in Miami Beach, June 12-16.

The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival® Kicks Off on July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA

The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and largest celebration of global Black culture, is set to bring the 90’s heat with special performances that celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of the ...

McDonald’s gospel tour includes Chicago singer

This week, the 13th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour by McDonald’s kicks off its national tour in Chicago and includes South Side native Sir the Baptist.

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES FIRST ORIGINAL AFRICAN ANIMATED SERIES MAMA K'S TEAM 4

Johannesburg, ZA and Hollywood, Calif. - April 16 2019 - Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, today announced its first original African animated series, Mama K’s Team 4, produced by Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and leading London-based kids’ ...

McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Announces 13th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour and Talent Lineup

McDonald's announced the return of one of its staple events, the 13th annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. The longest-running, brand-owned gospel music tour is back with an award-winning talent line-up sure to please fans nationwide. This free concert tour begins ...

Legendary songstress Dionne Warwick announces, ‘She’s Back,’ first new album in five years

Legendary Grammy Award winner DIONNE WARWICK will release her first new album in 5 years, “SHE’S BACK,” on May 10th. Produced by her son Damon Elliot, the album will be released via his Kind Music and Entertainment One (eOne).

MGM Resorts Celebrates Women’s History Month with Lioness Logo Transformation

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) temporarily transforms the company’s iconic Leo the lion logo into Leona the lioness to recognize Women’s History Month, celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world throughout the month ...

34th Chicago Gospel Music Festival May 31 & June 1, 2019

Celebrating the great influence of the music genre born in this city more than 80 years ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival will present the top gospel artists in the country.

Coach Introduces ‘Words Matter’

Coach recently announced the release of “Words Matter,” a Short Film directed by Spike Lee, starring global face of Coach menswear, actor/producer Michael B. Jordan.

Snoop Dogg To Headline Illinois State Fair

Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, August 16 on the Grandstand stage.

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