Courtesy of: Gospel’s own “Choirmaster” Ricky Dillard has announced that he is looking for new voices to add to his energetic choir New G.…

Gospel’s own “Choirmaster” Ricky Dillard has announced that he is looking for new voices to add to his energetic choir New G. In a recent Twitter post earlier this morning (see below), Dillard let his 14,774 followers who sing and have access to an email account to submit their name, city, phone number and a […]

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson struggled to hold back tears Monday mnorning while testifying at the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in a jealous rage four years ago. Hudson was the first witness called after prosecutors and attorneys for William Balfour finished their opening statements. The singer and actress, […]

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Everyone knows producer, actor and film director Tyler Perry has a good heart, but who knew he’d prove it in the ultimate manner right before our eyes and ears? In fact, if you had any chance to listen to the Friday, Feb. 24th edition of the Tom Joyner Morning Show you’ve already heard the world’s […]

Oprah Winfrey officially has a street named after her. The mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley, changed the name of the 100 block of North Carpenter Avenue, where her HARPO Studio sits, to Oprah Winfrey Way. Is there anything this woman can’t do? During the ceremony yesterday, Oprah said, “That’s better than an Oscar or […]

Via: The justices of the United States Supreme Court ruled today that a Chicago law prohibiting handgun possession in the city violated the Constitution.  It is the second gun case in three years to reach the high court, and both times the justices have sided with pro-gun advocates. Today’s 5-4 vote could have national […]

Via: CHICAGO — Good friends, good food and the comforts of his own home. President Barack Obama enjoyed all three when he brought his family home to Chicago for a long Memorial Day holiday weekend. It was the first family’s first sleepover at their red-brick home in more than a year. Obama’s only public […]

From Poet Maya Angelou has often visited St. Sabina Catholic Church on the South Side to read her poetry. This week, after a rash of shootings in Chicago, she once again joined Rev. Michael Pfleger and said “we have to stop this madness.” As the weather gets warmer, Pfleger and other anti-violence advocates are […]

VIA:  EncyclopediaOfChicago.Org Oscar DePriest was born in Florence, Alabama, to ex-slaves. He arrived in Chicago in 1889. DePriest worked as a painter and decorator, reportedly on occasion passing for white to get a job. He developed his own contracting business and began participating in community affairs. He began his political career as a precinct secretary, […]

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