DJ Terry Hunter’s remix of ‘Break My Soul’ highlights annual picnic’s revival

After two years of virtual live-streamed events, the in-person family reunion experience of the Chosen Few Picnic returned to Chicago’s Jackson Park on a perfectly hot July Saturday to the delight of scores of house music heads near and far. Among the  amazing highlights was DJ Terry Hunter’s debut of his remix of Beyoncé’s “Break […]

‘Delia’s Gone’ star embraces role that challenges thoughts on timely themes

Actress Genelle Williams has been working steadily as a lead or series regular playing Lucy on the NBC series Family Law. She is also in Lionsgate’s feature film, Spiral in the role of Lisa Banks with Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. Her latest project, Delia’s Gone, written, and directed by Robert Budreau, follows the […]

Marvina Robinson makes bubbly pop at her new champagne venue

As one of a few Blacks to establish a wine and spirits brand, Marvina Robinson, founder and CEO of her boutique brand champagne company, B. Stuyvesant Champagne, launched the fine spirits brand in February 2020. Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Robinson fell in love with champagne early on when she and her college friends […]

Cheryl Rich and company welcome all visitors to ‘The House’

As one the co-hosts of a new late-night talk show, “The House” on FOX Soul, Cheryl Rich is no stranger to drama and the cycle it creates. Her earlier childhood experiences are a cautionary tale for not what to do. However, as an adult, she has become a powerhouse in the entertainment industry and 20 […]

‘The House’ brings unique LGBTQ voices to FOX Soul

Emmy award-winning producer Kurt T. Jones has taken on a new challenge that brings a heightened awareness of his talent and accomplishments in over 15 years in the entertainment industry — a new late-night round table talk show called “The House.” The groundbreaking show premiered on FOX Soul. The cast features a well-rounded lineup of […]

Activist Sean Ebony Coleman challenges Black people to embrace LGBTQ voices

As populations across the globe are celebrating Pride Month this June, violence disproportionately plagues people of color, especially those who identify as transgender. As the only Black transgender grant maker in the country, Sean Ebony Coleman has pledged nearly $1 million to Gilead Science’s TRANScend Community Impact Fund. The organization Coleman founded, Destination Tomorrow, with […]

Singer Briannagh D making an impact in music and the community

Briannagh Dennehy, a singer, songwriter, actress and dancer ,does not take her musical success lightly. With two hit singles to her credit, “Grateful,” dedicated to first responders during the height of the pandemic, and now, “Run My Check,” she has set her starlight ablaze. The consummate entertainer stays grounded thanks to her strong Caribbean-American roots. […]

Glenn Davis brings ‘King James’ to life at Steppenwolf Theater

LeBron “King” James’ reign in Cleveland brought promise, prosperity and renewal to a metropolitan city that desperately needed all three. King James explores the star player’s impact on Cleveland, from his rookie season to the city’s historic championship, and the lives of two unlikely friends whose explosive relationship is best navigated through their shared love […]

Northwestern Mutual sponsors new film highlighting the historic 1963 Ramblers

Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company, is sponsoring The Loyola Project, a film underscoring the 1963 Loyola University Ramblers, who broke racial barriers during the Civil Rights Movement. The documentary is slated to be shown at more than 70 college campuses across the country as part of the 63 for 63 Screening Series. Mississippi State University, where […]

Tara Roberts and National Geographic go to great depths in new podcast

Journalist, Tara Roberts and National Geographic are excited to introduce listeners and television viewers to a poignant podcast, “Into the Depths,” beginning Jan. 27 and running through March 3. The six-part podcast series, funded in part by the National Geographic Society,  delves into the history of the transatlantic slave trade. Black scuba divers across the […]

Chicago marketing firm voted 2021 Small Business of the Year

Established in 2016, TEN35 is a full-service marketing and communications agency that thrives on being an agent of change by turning digital communications on its head. The founders, COO Sherman Wright; and CEO and managing partner Ahmad Islam are experts in marketing communications. Their brand has attracted talent who are passionate about what they do. Employment at the […]

Ban of ‘All Boys Aren’t Blue’ book makes author see red

George M. Johnson’s memoir and debut book, All Boys Aren’t Blue, explores the LGBT+ activist’s childhood and their experience growing up Black and queer. Released in the early days of the pandemic, it was met with support and fanfare. It garnered accolades, however, in recent months the book has caused debates in regard to what […]

Tracye Eileen celebrates a decade pursuing her musical dream

It could be said Tracye Eileen started her music career later in life. The talented and versatile artist made her first professional appearance at the age of 50. Since that time Eileen has earned consistent rotation on over 220 smooth jazz radio stations in the U.S. and around the world, with her music playing in […]

International recording artist Matt B still calls Chicago home

For homegrown talent Matt B returning to Chicago has been a journey that has come full circle. The international performing artist is celebrating the North American EP debut release of “Eden.” This body of work represents his roots and his love of music. Each song showcases his artistic versatility and vocal range and honesty in […]

‘Yes Mahalia!’ brings a gospel great front and center

Tammy McCann repeatedly demonstrates her uncanny ability to create intimacy with her audiences, no matter where she performs. For over 20 years, McCann’s experience as a performing artist has enabled her to establish a musical repertoire that has made her one of the top jazz vocalists in Chicago, the country, and abroad. Now McCann is […]

Gangster gardener making sustainability relevant on his own terms in LA

There are 23.5 million people living in food deserts in the United States. And in urban areas with high Black and Latin American populations, these statistics are even more staggering as these groups are disproportionately the hardest hit by food scarcity. Cities like South-Central Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, and New York City […]

The Meteor and Audible hail 2nd installment of ‘In Love and Struggle’

The Meteor is home base for modern feminists who enjoy being part of a collective of activists, journalists, artists, and filmmakers dedicated to telling stories of gender equity and racial justice. The Meteor recently released the second installment of a multi-year project with Audible, titled “In Love and Struggle: A Black Woman Grows in America.” […]

New album project celebrates hope on the tragic centennial of Black Wall Street

One hundred years ago, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s, Black community of Greenwood was decimated by a mob of Whites who destroyed what was known as “Black Wall Street.” History books ignored it. Many of the eyewitnesses to the rampage were killed or left the state. Descendants of the victims are coming to terms with the tragedy and […]

PR professional offers clients publicity with a personal touch

Sandy Collier is the founder and CEO of Hey, Sandy! PR and Communications, a boutique public relations firm based in Wellington, Florida. Collier began working at the local Fox TV station in Miami, as an intern and eventually an assignment editor. Her career trajectory led her to assignments at a radio station and two more […]

Creative duo working with WarnerMedia OneFifty on new animated series

Crime does not stand a chance with the arrival of an outer space character named DARWEEN in a new series created by animator Jordan Hendrickson, produced by Daryl Sledge and starring Jeremy Sisto. This conceptual project is a prelude to an animated television pilot. Both men are award-winning creatives, whose work has collectively been presented […]

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