Category : Illinois

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

25 Years and going strong, Part I

Harry Alford Beyond the Rhetoric By Harry C. Alford Starting and running a Black business association during the early 1990’s was more than a dream or a challenge.  It was almost impossible.  The concept was hardly credible back then.  Most people...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

Yes, You Should Watch The Chi

The Showtime series may not be perfect, but it’s an illuminating look at Chicago beyond the violent headlines. But rather than focusing on the intricacies and implications of the underground economy—as The Wire did in Baltimore—the show centers inst...

Midwest / Illinois - 1 year ago

The New 411: DISTINCTIVE VOICES

Chucho Valdes By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader Chucho Valdes, the leader and pianist of the landmark Cuban ensemble Irakere, joins forces with dynamic Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba to present their duo project TRANCE at Symphony Center on Frida...