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Actress DuShon Monique Brown, 49, complained of chest pains, checked herself into a Chicago hospital and was released. She died of a cardiac event. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined. Brown currently portrayed Connie, secretary to Eamonn Walker’s Battalion Chief Wallace Boden, on NBC’s hit fire drama, “Chicago Fire.” She had a  recurring…

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Lupe Fiasco and his M.U.R.A.L (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives) foundation recently hosted its second annual bake-off event in celebration of the nationwide initiative #GivingTuesday. Held at the chic Soho House Chicago, the bake-off pitted Team Lupe featuring acclaimed pastry chef Malika Ameen of the television show Top Chef Desserts, Cyrus Rab (M.U.R.A.L. board chair), and Mama…

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Renowned actor and director Bill Duke recently signed on to direct a biopic about gospel great Mahalia Jackson. “Getting her story to the screen has been a passion project of mine for many years,” said Duke, who most recent projects were the documentaries Dark Girls and Light Girls. Written by Ruth L. Ratny, The Mahalia Jackson…

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Perhaps on the strength of her starring turn as Whitney Houston in the Lifetime biopic, model-turned-actress Yaya DaCosta is in high demand. The former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant has signed on to join the cast of “Chicago Med,” the upcoming spin-off of the NBC’s hit drama “Chicago Fire.” DaCosta will play a nurse named Maggie Seaver…

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On Thursday, Oct. 4, NBC hosted a private screening of their new high-octane drama, Chicago Fire. Select Houston fans and tastemakers were invited to the colossal Edwards Greenway Palace 24 for an exclusive first look at the latest project from Emmy Award-winning executive producer, Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame. “Chicago Fire” is an…

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On Thursday, Oct. 4, NBC hosted a private screening of their new high-octane drama, “Chicago Fire.” Select Charlotte, N.C., fans and tastemakers were invited to stylish, modern establishment Mez in EpiCentre Theater for an exclusive first look at the latest project from Emmy Award-winning executive producer, Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame. “Chicago Fire” is an edge-of-your-seat…

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On Wednesday, Oct. 3, NBC hosted a private screening of their new high-octane drama, “Chicago Fire.” Select Detroit fans and tastemakers were invited to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for an exclusive first look at the latest project from Emmy Award-winning executive producer, Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame. “Chicago Fire” is an…

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On Wednesday, Oct. 3, NBC hosted a private screening of their new high-octane drama, “Chicago Fire.” Select Detroit fans and tastemakers were invited to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for an exclusive first look at the latest project from Emmy Award-winning executive producer, Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame. “Chicago Fire” is an…

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On Thursday, Oct. 4, NBC hosted a private screening of their new high-octane drama, “Chicago Fire.” Select Charlotte, N.C., fans and tastemakers were invited to stylish, modern establishment Mez in EpiCentre Theater for an exclusive first look at the latest project from Emmy Award-winning executive producer, Dick Wolf of “Law & Order” fame. “Chicago Fire” is an edge-of-your-seat…

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