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Jackie Robinson Foundation to Honor Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Claire Smith, Pioneering Sports Journalist, at the Foundation’s Annual ROBIE Awards Dinner

This year, the ROBIE Awards Dinner will raise funds to support the Foundation’s scholarship program as well as the Jackie Robinson Museum.

A Date with Destiny: Video Games Teach Kids Life Lessons

It’s an undeniable fact. Among cash, gift cards and the “toy of the moment,” kids want video games. Rail against it all you want, that’s the reality. But take heart, parents, today’s video games can teach kids valuable life lessons ...

BALDWIN DOCUMENTARY “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” RECEIVES OSCAR NOD

On February 1, the first day of Black History Month, the National Museum of African American History and Culture premiered the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features commentary by James Baldwin. The film is a tribute to ...

Oprah Winfrey Becomes a Special Contributor to 60 Minutes

Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed broadcaster, producer, actress and philanthropist, will become a special contributor to 60 MINUTES, the #1 news broadcast in television, it was announced recently by the news magazine’s executive producer, Je¯ Fager

CHANCE THE RAPPER, JEREMIH AND RISING SINGER DREEZY LEAD NOMINATIONS FOR 36TH ANNUAL CHICAGO MUSIC AWARDS

CHICAGO (February 1, 2017) Three millennial musicians lead the field of nearly 200 nominees in the 36th annual Chicago Music Awards with three nominations each in three separate categories. R&B entertainer Jeremih is nominated as Pop Superstar of the Year, ...

Student Cultivates Peace Around The World

An international art contest celebrating children’s visions of peace capped off its 20th year by recognizing a teenager from Malaysia as the grand prize winner.

Phylicia Rashad, Ursula Burns And Bernard Tyson To Speak At The 2017 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

The Women of Power Legacy Awards dinner honoring those who blazed trails and redefined the standard of success for women of color.

Local Theater Group Presents Beauty and the Beast

The Children’s Theatre Company of South Suburban College is celebrating its 30-year anniversary with Michele L. Vacca’s enchanting and warmly amusing dramatization of the beloved tale Beauty and the Beast. Performances will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at ...

EXPLORE 14 ACRES OF HANDS-ON SCIENCE FUN AT MSI—FOR FREE!

WHAT: Stay warm with cool science at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago this winter. MSI is offering FREE Museum Entry to Illinois residents on select dates each week in January and February, starting January 10, 2017. Illinois residents ...

Get out to your local forest preserve and explore the natural beauty of winter!

Explore the the natural beauty of winter at your local Forest Preserve. The public is invited to participate in a day of stewardship, service on Monday January 16, 2017 from noon to 3:00 p.m at the Dan Ryan Woods Pavilion, ...

SA’RAYAH To Appear at the DuSable Museum Theater

Chicago, IL – Chicago Native, Sa’Rayah, NBC’s The Voice 2016 Finalist, performs a Homecoming Concert “A Dream Come True” on January 12th @ 8 PM at the DuSable Museum Theater, 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637 presented by The ...

ASPIRE TO PREMIER BAMA STATE STYLE

–ASPiRE (@tvASPiRE), the network that presents authentic portrayals of Black and urban culture, announced recently that they are the new television home of Bama State Style.

NBC’s ‘The Voice’ 2016 Finalist SA’RAYAH Talks about her future and more

Los Angeles, CA -- Sa’Rayah, NBC’s The Voice 2016 Finalist, sees a big future in the stars for herself. Megastars Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus both lead the blooming artist throughout the six-time Emmy award winning reality show. Cyrus paired ...

STEVE HARVEY RETURNS TO THE APOLLO FOR ‘SHOWTIME’

Steve Harvey has a lot on his plate these days. The comedian, who is beloved by millions, was recently busy preparing for the reboot of the classic “Showtime at the Apollo” talent contest that aired on Fox December 5 at ...

The Impact Network Will Receive Expanded Distribution on Comcast Cable

The Impact Network, the only independent African American-owned and operated Christian television network in the U.S., will be available in more homes on Comcast’s Xfinity TV. The network features programming on urban ministries and gospel lifestyle entertainment.