A new exhibit at the Stony Island Arts Bank toasts the Ebony and Jet founder’s pizzazz.
The organization is busy digitizing papers like the Chicago Defender and the Baltimore Afro American. And they’re turning them into virtual exhibits on Google’s Arts & Culture platform.
The Bridgeport writer longed for Mexican American voices in literature growing up. Now she’s carving out a place for her own.
Photos: (JORDAN) Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune; (WINFREY) Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times; (OBAMA) Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune What’s great about Chicago for me, being black and from the South Side? It’s knowing that Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan—the triumvirate of modern black icons—spent their formative years here. Knowing that our streets and people and restaurants … Read more
The Neighborhood Guardian
The Chicago actor who plays Tommy Egan in the Starz hit show talks about faith, sex, and how he plays the role of a ruthless drug dealer.
A year after a month-long hunger strike prevented its closure, Bronzeville’s Walter H. Dyett High School of the Arts will open this fall with a new focus and a new principal, Beulah McLoyd. Prior to this assignment, McLoyd was a principal at Michele Clark Magnet High School in the Austin neighborhood and an assistant principal … Read more
How the catchword went from a local rapper’s shorthand for Chicago violence to the loaded title of a bigtime director’s next film
It’s important not to let the popular slang become a self-fulfilling prophecy.