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A few hundred patrons gathered at the Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel near Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue for the inaugural Culture and Arts Ball. Presented by the MOVEMAKERS, Pyramid, Civilized Lifestyle, and the 2019 Culture & Arts Ball Committee, and sponsored by Ciroc, Don Julio, and Gentlemen Jack, the black-tie evening was filled with Black excellence. “The…

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The Igrushi Brand is a lifestyle company that has charged itself with the responsibility of uplifting our Black community across the African Diaspora by creating platforms to highlight achievement, excellence and unity. Founded by two Nigerian cousins, Stephen Keshi and Amiko Igrubia, the Morehouse College graduates saw a need within their community and sought out to…

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On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Uptown Magazine celebrated its 2019 “Uptown Honors Hollywood” pre-Oscar gala presented by Lexus. Co-hosted by Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer, the event honored two of Black Hollywood‘s influential visionaries: director Tim Story and director, screenwriter and producer George Tillman Jr. Collectively, both men have notable box office film credits, including Shaft, Mudbound, Barbershop, Soul Food, Think Like A…

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Although the temperature in the city of Chicago was in the high 90s the atmosphere at Kicks 4 The City’s Agora Sneakerball was cool as a fan. The event was sponsored by Complex, The Athlete’s Foot, and BMW. The night not only celebrated the beauty of good vibes and diversity, it also celebrated a good…

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Art lovers in Dallas put on their best cabaret-inspired outfits for the African American Museum’s 33rd annual fundraising gala and auction. The May 5 gala’s theme was the Harlem Renaissance. The annual affair helps generate critical resources to support museum operations, its key programs and various art exhibitions, including: The Souls of Black Folks; Facing…

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Darius Nix, the founder and executive director of Friends in the City Foundation, has 14 years of educating students from early childhood to high school. He has made a deliberate choice to effect change in the world by impacting the lives of children directly through education, thus creating a brighter future. We spoke to Nix…

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Actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker has made us laugh with his memorable on-screen performances for just over two decades. He was once billed as one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. The superstar doesn’t exactly need and introduction, but just in case you need a refresher, Tucker played the role of Smokey in Friday; and…

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Affinity Community Services recently celebrated their 20th anniversary at Gallery Guichard in Chicago. The name of the event was Jazz N July. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities…

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Aspirations of Life is a non for-profit organization that enhances the lives of at risk teens in our community by providing social services. Aspirations of Life believes in encouraging, empowering and educating youth for the future. Their programs are dedicated to uplifting them, increasing self-esteem, and providing lasting positive relationships. Aspirations of Life was founded…

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      Atlanta’s Magnolia Chapter of the Links Incorporated organization hosted their fundraising effort with a Gala that boasted many of Atlanta’s celebrities, dignitaries and beautiful people. The gala took place at the historic Piedmont Estate & Gardens where guests danced and dined on delicious shrimp and grits and fried turkey with a menu…

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