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US crime bill does little for black women

Last week, EBONY published an article about the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, simply known as the crime bill, and its effect on black women — something I’d never considered. The bill, which was originally authored

GLAAD study finds gay depictions increase on TV

Last week, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation released a study saying television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks. According to the Associated

Chicago welcomes 25th annual African Festival of the Arts

For anyone who thinks black businesses are dying, they have obviously never been to the annual African festival held in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Beginning on Friday, August 29 and wrapping up on Labor Day,

Harry Belafonte to receive honorary Oscar

Actor Harry Belafonte is being honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for his humanitarian work. The honorary award will be received by Belafonte at the academy’s Governors Awards on November 8. Though known as the “king of

Nex2Kin, Scotty ATL headline latest Hustlepalooza showcase

It is so refreshing for Chicago to finally be getting some positive media coverage, isn’t it? Today the Windy City welcomed home Little Leaguers, Jackie Robinson West with a parade leading to Millennium Park. Last weekend, the city welcomed another

US military reconsiders natural hairstyles

Following some pretty harsh backlash, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the U.S. military has reconsidered the authorization of natural hairstyles for soldiers. African American soldiers and members of the Congressional Black Caucus felt the hair policies were racially insensitive. The inclusion of terms like

Soulster Kem brings Chicagoans out to ‘Promise to Love’ event

Sometimes we just need a little more love. Right? On Wednesday, one of Chicago’s swankiest music venues located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, The Shrine, brought some of Chicago’s professionals out to for listening party of R&B crooner, Kem. His

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