Chicago native Julian Griffith splits time between acting, business and sports

Opportunity often happens when we least expect it. At the tender age of 11, Chicago native Julian Griffith landed his first acting role in the 2001 film Hardball starring Keanu Reeves. From that day forward, Griffith’s life and career has involved in acting, sports and philanthropy. After graduating with honors from Seton High School in […]

NBC ‘Chicago Fire’ star, DuShon Monique Brown, dies at 49

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 […]

One Chicago Day – ‘Chicago P.D.’ operates in the gray

NBC has embraced Chicago in a way that helps to provide a lens into the different facets of the city via television shows. “Chicago P.D.”, “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” are successful television shows that have a long list of characters; however, the city is the main character. Each show is unique in its own […]

Lupe Fiasco’s M.U.R.A.L. foundation hosts 2nd annual charity bake-off event

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 […]

Bill Duke to direct Mahalia Jackson biopic

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 […]

Yaya DaCosta to join ‘Chicago Fire’ spin-off

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 […]

NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’ Private Screening in Houston – Photos

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 […]

NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’ Private Screening in Charlotte – Photos

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 […]

NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’ Private Screening in Detroit – Photos

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 […]

Detroit’s First Responders Honored at Screening for NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

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 […]

Houston’s First Responders Honored at Screening for NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

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 […]

Charlotte, N.C.’s First Responders Honored at Screening for NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

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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