Category : Midwest

Midwest / Illinois - 2 months ago

Beauty and the Beast at ROOF on theWit

With Movies in the Park coming to an end and the weather changing, a Chicago fall bucket list event could include experiencing ROOF on theWit’s Movie Monday series. Films begin at dusk on the rooftop that kicked off Chicago’s rooftop craze, ROOF on...

Midwest / Illinois - 2 months ago

Viewing the USSR Through Red-Tinted Glasses

The writings of Svetlana Alexievich cut through the fog of propaganda surrounding the Soviet Union. Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2015, offers the spoken life stories she’s elicited from “witnesses and participants…a...

Midwest / Illinois - 2 months ago

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Announce Engagement!

By Jessica Bennett, ebony.com The royal family will soon be welcoming its latest princess, as Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement Monday morning. The couple, who have been dating since the summer of 2016, smiled as the...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 2 months ago

African-American Roundtable and Community Leaders

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton is inviting area residents to attend the African American Roundtable on Thursday November 30 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 2nd from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Elementar...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 2 months ago

Men 4 Men: A Foundation For Freedom Initiative

“You’re under arrest for the murder of Alton Sterling,”  should have been the response from Howie Lake. After witnessing his partner Blake Salamoni shoot Sterling, he laid flat on the ground while mockingly screaming “he’s got a gun.” Instead, afte...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 2 months ago

From Thrill to Tragedy: How Do We Stop the Stollies?

As a kid, I remember growing up having all the fun in the world. I wasn’t worried about what other people thought about me. I couldn’t care less about whether you thought I was “cool” or not. My number one goal was to live a fun life, the most fun...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 2 months ago

Opinion: When Black children are not Kids

Often, black youths are portrayed to be older and more mature than their white counterparts in the media. Recent examples include the clearing of a man who raped and impregnated a black girl in France, after officials ruled that the child ‘consente...

Midwest / Wisconsin - 2 months ago

Milwaukee, the Time is Now

I love Milwaukee, just like I know many others do, I have had the opportunity to leave and move on but I have chosen to stay in my birth state and city, to help build in a place. I was born watching us get destroyed. Being home grown is also very s...