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Oprah Winfrey to Serve as Keynote Speaker at the 17th Annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) recently announced that global media leader, producer, actress and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey will headline the 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon as keynote speaker on Saturday, Sept. 28. This signature fundraising event presented ...

Viola Davis To Star As Michelle Obama In ‘First Ladies’ Drama Series In Works At Showtime

Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in First Ladies, a one-hour White House drama that has been put on fast-track development at Showtime with a three-script commitment. Davis will executive produce the project, which hails from writer Aaron ...

Multi-Grammy® Nominated R&B Crooner Johnny Gill To Release Highly-Anticipated Game Changer II Album Set For September 6

J Skillz Records/Kalvary recording artist, multi-GRAMMY ® nominated and Multi-Platinum R&B producer, writer and singer Johnny Gill, has unveiled details of his highly-anticipated eighth studio album, GAME CHANGER II.

NBA Experience Grand Opening Is A Slam Dunk At Walt Disney World Resort

It was a championship-worthy celebration recently at Disney Springs for the grand opening of NBA Experience. Amid cheering fans and celebrity guests, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the first-of-its-kind destination, joined onstage by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and ...

“I Believe Tour” Comes To Chicago

Captain Sandy Yawn, star of Bravo’s hit series Below Deck Mediterranean, will headline an evening of inspiration, entertainment and live music when she brings her “I Believe Tour” to Chicago on Saturday, August 17.

Documentary Series Drives Change for Global Issues Impacting Humanity

National Geographic has announced that ACTIVATE: THE GLOBAL CITIZEN MOVEMENT, the six-part documentary series from National Geographic and Procter & Gamble, co-produced by Global Citizen and RadicalMedia, will premiere Sept. 5 at 9/8c in the U.S. and will air globally ...

Hanna Lee Communications Takes Books from Concept to Publishing, with Built-In Promotion Throughout

Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning PR and marketing agency specializing in food, drinks and travel, recently announced Book Incubator Media, a new initiative that identifies authors and compelling subjects to bring new hospitality-focused books to life.

CHICAGO NATIVE SYLEENA JOHNSON HEADLINES 5th ANNUAL BANTU FEST IN CHICAGO

Bantu Incorporated is excited to announce that Syleena Johnson will be the headline act for the 5th Annual ‘Bantu Fest’ taking place July 27th & July 28th, 2019; 10am-10pm; Venue: Midway Plaisance. Bantu Fest is the most anticipated multi-cultural Family ...

eta Creative Arts Foundation announces new Executive Director

eta Creative Arts Foundation, Inc. recently announced Kai EL’ Zabar as the new CEO/Executive Director. EL’ Zabar officially started her tenure at the 48-year old institution on July 15, 2019

The Roots’ ‘The Tipping Point’ To Be Reissued For 15th Anniversary

In honor of its 15th anniversary, The Roots’ legendary sixth album The Tipping Point is available once again via Geffen/Urban Legends. The amalgam of hip-hop, soul and funk, originally released on Geffen Records in 2004, has been reissued as standard ...

Longest Running Live National July 4th TV Tradition Hosted By John Stamos

This July 4th, A CAPITOL FOURTH continues its 39-year tradition of celebrating our nation’s independence on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building. Two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Netflix’s YOU, FULLER HOUSE, ER) returns to ...

Chicago House Music Lovers Kick-Off Holiday With Annual South Side Pub Crawl

Chicago is a popular destination for summer music events. On Wednesday, July 3rd, thousands of House music lovers will “Get on the Bus” as the organizers House Club Tour, LLC continues the House Club Tour (HCT) Pub Crawl for the ...

Santana’s Thrilling New Album ‘Africa Speaks’ Debuts At #3 On Billboard Top 200

Music legend Carlos Santana’s new album Africa Speaks, out now via Concord Records, has debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and, along with Barbara Streisand, is one of only two music acts ...

IFBB Bodybuilder Suraqah Shabazz Signs With Mon Ethos Pro

IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Suraqah Shabazz recently announced his signing with athlete management firm Mon Ethos Pro. Shabazz, a native of Chicago, Illinois and first responder firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department, competed recently at the McClellan Conference Center in McClellan ...

Chicago At The Crossroads Premieres at the American Black Film Festival

As Chicago welcomes its history making new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, many residents are hopeful for a brighter future. “I am very optimistic about the new mayor,” begins Community Activist Afrika Porter. “She has talked a lot about reducing violence, putting ...

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