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Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour

Grammy-winning producer, songwriter, recording artist,and reality tv star Jermaine Dupri in association with Scream Nation and Live Nation, will see 20 cities in North America this summer with Jermaine Dupri Presents: SoSoSUMMER 17 Tour. The tour begins on May 25 ...

“Black Heritage Auction” to Feature Songs, Notes and Jewelry of Tupac Shakur

On April 7 th, rap legend Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Brooklyn, New York. On the same day and only a few blocks away, a large selection of Tupac’s lyrics, song ...

Naya Rivera Becomes New Celebrity Brand Ambassador

Together, NIOXIN and Rivera will help give a voice to the 75% of Americans who are worried about losing their hair* and the 46% of Americans who think there is nothing they can do to prevent their hair from thinning.

Students Use Art to Fight for Social Justice

Color: A Painting Exhibition Against Hate features a group of young diverse college students from SFUAD who are using their art to fight for social justice.

WGN America Releases First Look of John Legend as Frederick Douglass in ‘Underground’

WGN America has released a first look image of Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning artist John Legend as renowned abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the hit series “Underground.”

Explore Illinois history with new app

A new app from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency offers information and photos that will help visitors get the most from their trips to state historic sites.

DEAF+HEARING ACTORS TEAM UP WITH CHICAGO’S NEVERBIRD PROJECT FOR PINOCCHIO

Young hearing and deaf actors will perform on stage together in a signed and voice presentation of Pinocchio, only the second production in the new Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station.

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 ...