• FroSkate shoe release, tattoos, music fests

    FroSkate shoe release, tattoos, music fests
    FroSkate, a BIPOC-led skate collective that centers female, trans, queer, and gender nonconforming skaters, is celebrating the release of the FroSkate x Nike SB Dunk. The skate shoe drops this […]
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  • 1 in 4 Teachers Say They’re Being Told Not To Discuss Racism & Race: Report

    1 in 4 Teachers Say They’re Being Told Not To Discuss Racism & Race: Report
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    Over a quarter of U.S. teachers say they’re being told by school officials to limit classroom discussions on race, racism, and bias, a new survey has revealed.
    On Wednesday (August 10), Rand Corp, a nonpartisan think tank, released the findings on classroom limitations after surveying nearly 2,400 K-12 teachers and about 1,500 principals across the nation, per NBC News.
    Despite research published earlier this week highlighting the benefits of learning about the historic
  • Gardens, free stuff, dancing, and laughs

    Gardens, free stuff, dancing, and laughs
    Get some fresh air today by joining a free garden tour at the Lincoln Park Zoo (2001 N. Clark). Every second Saturday, a staff horticulturist leads groups through the zoo’s […]
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  • tate of Illinois Adopts New CDC COVID-19 Guidelines For K-12 Schools and Early Education

    tate of Illinois Adopts New CDC COVID-19 Guidelines For K-12 Schools and Early Education
    With new guidance from the CDC that addresses the need to keep students in classrooms while protecting residents from COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are adopting new operational guidance for schools and early education from the CDC that eases some restrictions while maintaining a core set of infectious disease prevention strategies as part of their normal operations. The new guidelines drop the requirement for quarantines an
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  • State of Illinois Adopts New CDC COVID-19 Guidelines For K-12 Schools and Early Education

    State of Illinois Adopts New CDC COVID-19 Guidelines For K-12 Schools and Early Education
    With new guidance from the CDC that addresses the need to keep students in classrooms while protecting residents from COVID-19, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are adopting new operational guidance for schools and early education from the CDC that eases some restrictions while maintaining a core set of infectious disease prevention strategies as part of their normal operations. The new guidelines drop the requirement for quarantines an
  • Let the Little Light Shine

    Let the Little Light Shine
    It’s a small story whose roots and branches radiate in all directions.The post Let the Little Light Shine appeared first on Chicago Reader.
  • Girl Picture

    Girl Picture
    A few scenes evince a unique aesthetic for this type of film, and the lead actresses give stand-out performances.
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  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train
    Bullet Train’s biggest feat is its own understanding of merging its chaotically Looney Tunes-level of violence with some genuinely interesting storytelling turns, and its use of Brad Pitt’s comedic sensibilities to their utmost.
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  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies
    I’m sure Bodies Bodies Bodies will have many enthusiastic fans. I’m just at the stage in life where I don’t take much pleasure in watching the kids hurt themselves.The post Bodies Bodies Bodies appeared first on Chicago Reader.
  • Remembering Myrna Salazar 1947-2022

    Remembering Myrna Salazar 1947-2022
    Next month, the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance will present the fifth annual Destinos Chicago International Theater Festival. But it will be bittersweet; the woman most responsible for making the festival […]
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  • Melbourne punk trio Clamm show how much they care on their new second album

    Melbourne punk trio Clamm show how much they care on their new second album
    Trying to make sense of the times can feel like an exercise in futility, but it can also be a powerful tool of self-expression. That’s the modus operandi of Clamm, […]
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  • Estate Sale Goddess Hosted The William E. & Peggy Brazley Estate Liquidation

    Estate Sale Goddess Hosted The William E. & Peggy Brazley Estate Liquidation
    The weekend of August 5-7, 2022, estate liquidators Ty & Lynne McDaniel, owners of Estate Sale Goddess, drew a large crowd of shoppers to the former estate of prominent power couple William E. and Peggy Brazley in Olympia Fields, IL.
    The 7,000 square feet 15-room mansion, designed by Brazley, has a chef’s kitchen with several cookbooks, an Olympic-size pool, billiard room, sauna, movie theater, bar, and a lower-level walk-in wine cellar.
    The Brazley’s were the owners of the large
  • Blacks ‘significantly’ less likely to receive essential procedures for heart attacks

    Blacks ‘significantly’ less likely to receive essential procedures for heart attacks
    Tarryn Tertulien, M.D., M.Sc. 
    If you’re Black and diagnosed with a heart attack referred to as “N-STEMI,” you’re less likely to receive two essential procedures, the New Pittsburgh Courier has learned.
    COURIEREXCLUSIVE
    New research published in July in the Journal of the American Heart Association revealed that “significant differences” in initial heart attack diagnosis and treatment were found among Black and Hispanic adults compared to White adults. Re
  • 27th Annual Black Women’s Expo Expected to Draw Thousands

    27th Annual Black Women’s Expo Expected to Draw Thousands
    The 27th Annual Black Women’s Expo (BWe NEXT) returns August 12 – 14, 2022 at McCormick Place uplifting the theme “The Legacy Continues.”
    “We chose this theme in tribute to the thousands of Black women, men and families that have supported us over the years without fail,” said Merry Green, Creator and Executive Producer of the largest expo for Black women in the country. “This weekend has always been about celebrating the greatness of the Black woman. A
  • With a Focus on Safety, the 2022 Bud Billiken Parade Returns

    With a Focus on Safety, the 2022 Bud Billiken Parade Returns
    A Chicago tradition returns this weekend with the 2022 Bud Billiken Parade. A celebration of summer fun and back to school, this year’s parade features heart-pumping performances from local marching bands, dance groups, drill teams, and Chicago homegrown celebrities. The theme of this year’s parade is Power of Bud Billiken 365, a reminder that getting excited about school is important throughout the year while celebrating the efforts of year-round youth programs and organizations.
    Ch
  • Youth art, Slo ’Mo, and more

    Youth art, Slo ’Mo, and more
    Summer is coming to a close, and Yollocalli Arts Reach, the free youth arts education program offered through the National Museum of Mexican Art, is looking back at another hot one in the city with an exhibition. See what mediums, styles, and ideas have been captivating Pilsen kids this season at Jardin Malinalli (2800 S. […]
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  • Be good to yourself with the return of Tasting India to the next Monday Night Foodball

    Be good to yourself with the return of Tasting India to the next Monday Night Foodball
    Jasmine Sheth has had a hell of a year. Last March the impresario of the always fascinating Tasting India meal delivery pop-up took a break from her regular hyper-regional menu drops to go spice hunting in India. First, she dropped in on her parents in Mumbai—first time home in years. Then she turned south to […]
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  • The Future is Electric: But What Will it Look Like?

    The Future is Electric: But What Will it Look Like?
    By: Terry Travis, Managing Partner, EVHybridNoire
    Terry Travis, Managing Partner, EVHybridNoire
    Between Governor Pritzker’s state-level Electric Vehicle (EV) investments plus the growing presence of EV manufacturers, Illinois is becoming the heart of clean energy in the United States (some are even saying: the EV Silicon Valley). And the effects won’t just benefit the climate: there’s money to be made. The EV industry is booming with a combination of government funds and
  • RTM Newsroom: Angela Yee Announces Departure From ‘The Breakfast Club’

    Angela Yee recently announced her upcoming departure from the “The Breakfast Club.” Yee set social media on storm by posting, “The Breakfast Club as you officially know it is officially over.”
    Yee would eventually reveal that she will be starting her own show on iHeartRadio in the fall.
    During a recent segment of “RTM Newsroom,” A.R. Shaw and Adell Henderson provided insight on Yee’s decision.The post RTM Newsroom: Angela Yee Announces Departure From &ls
  • State of anxiety

    State of anxiety
    With each passing day, I get more anxious about the Democratic strategy of promoting MAGA candidates like Darren Bailey in Republican primaries. Oh, I understand the logic—it’s an attempt to make sure they’re facing an opponent the polls show is easier to beat. In this case, internal Democratic polls apparently showed Bailey, an extremist, was […]
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  • Rooftop and Chill with Rooftop Cinema Club

    Whether you are looking for a fun date night or a movie with friends or family, the Rooftop Cinema Club offers a high-end movie-going experience that caters to all ages. With classic films like Love Jones, Friday, Ferris Bueller’s day off, and more, the Rooftop Cinema Club brings a variety of handpicked films from cult classics to new releases for audiences to enjoy.
    Photos provided by Rooftop Cinema Club
    What initially began in London in 2011 has now expanded into the United States with l
  • New Resident Amenity Center at Bronzeville’s Prairie Shores

    New Resident Amenity Center at Bronzeville’s Prairie Shores
    Prairie Shores Owners today unveiled a new, standalone amenity center for residents of the iconic Bronzeville community apartments on South Martin Luther King Drive. The 17,510-square-foot, two-story structure features various amenities that will provide an array of entertainment, recreation, fitness and workspace options for residents. The building, officially branded as “The Hub,” will serve as a central gathering place connecting the hundreds of residents who call Prairie Sho
  • IDPH Offering a Back-to-School Shipment of 1 Million Free COVID-19 Rapid Tests for Students

    IDPH Offering a Back-to-School Shipment of 1 Million Free COVID-19 Rapid Tests for Students
    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today it is providing a one-time bulk shipment of 1 million over-the-counter (OTC) COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to K-12 public school districts outside of Chicago for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The tests will be provided free of charge.The tests are being offered upon request and are intended to supplement testing at school districts for the duration of the upcoming school year. Only one request is permitted per district. The tes
  • Young-Holt Unlimited were more than Ramsey Lewis’s rhythm section

    Young-Holt Unlimited were more than Ramsey Lewis’s rhythm section
    Most musicians use their first professional endeavors to find a voice and develop their chops. So I love it when artists “spin off” into new sounds, even if they break up beloved bands to do it. Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler both left the Impressions to follow their own soulful muses, and jazz-funk ensemble the […]
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  • This Week In Black History August 10-16, 2022

    This Week In Black History August 10-16, 2022
    Ophelia Devore Mitchell
    August 10
    1867—Famed Black Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge dies in Poland. Aldridge was born in New York, where he developed a love for the theater. But prejudice in America forced him to go to England to practice his craft. Despite running into racism there as well, he was able to find work. He came in for harsh criticism when paired with White female actresses. But after performing Shakespeare’s Othello, he was proclaimed “an actor of genius” by
  • Black, Hispanic People Disproportionately Affected By Monkeypox: CDC

    Black, Hispanic People Disproportionately Affected By Monkeypox: CDC
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    Black and Hispanic people are disproportionately affected by monkeypox amid a global outbreak, according to an analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), per CNN.
    Among the 2,891 cases reported in the U.S. as of July 22, 54% were among Black and Hispanic people despite making up 34% of the general U.S. population, the agency says. Researchers also revealed that cases among Black people have jumped in recent weeks.
    Another statistic emerged from t
  • Chicago HBCU Students Receive 2-Year Scholarships and Internships at Sterling Bay

    Chicago HBCU Students Receive 2-Year Scholarships and Internships at Sterling Bay
    Representing diversity and equity in action, Sterling Bay this week will conclude its annual Sterling Bay Connects, a six-week summer internship program with a dozen students, including those selected from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
    Sterling Bay selected 12 students for its internship program this summer, with three students selected from HBCUs: Xavier University of Louisiana, Spelman College and Howard University. Six of the interns are women, and six are people of color. Eac
  • Broadway in Chicago’s Free Summer Concert Highlights 10 Broadway Showstoppers

    Broadway in Chicago’s Free Summer Concert Highlights 10 Broadway Showstoppers
    Photo: Miles Frost and the Cast of “MJ” (Photo provided by Broadway in Chicago)
    Broadway In Chicago announced six new shows joining its Summer Concert line-up: 1776, Disney’s Aladdin, Chicago, Les Misérables, Tina, and Jagged Little Pill. Previously announced shows include Disney’s The Lion King, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, and straight from Broadway, MJ, the brand new 4-time Tony Award-winning musical that offers a rare look at the creative mind and collaborati
  • South Suburban Community Group Donates School Supply Shopping Trip to Local School Districts

    South Suburban Community Group Donates School Supply Shopping Trip to Local School Districts
    Photo: From left, Eric Bassette and his wife, Annette, founders of Making Disciples Boys Mentoring Program, Rebecca Dixon, Matteson School District 162 assistant director of special education, Jaimie Goodley, District 162 director of special education, Ronneisha Hunt, a fourth grade teacher at Woodgate Elementary School in Matteson, Deena Miller, a Woodgate kindergarten teacher and Vincent Payne, principal of Woodgate.
     
    Shopping carts overflowing with school supplies were steered around a
  • Art on the south side, Dining Out for Life, and more

    Art on the south side, Dining Out for Life, and more
    Through September 11, the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative is celebrating 10 years of their artists-in-residence program (dubbed AIR) with the exhibition “All That Light.” The AIR program was originally conceived by artist Theaster Gates, and is jointly hosted by Arts + Public Life and the university’s Center for the Study of […]
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  • Susan V. Booth talks about coming home to the Goodman

    Susan V. Booth talks about coming home to the Goodman
    The past two years have seen more upheavals and changes in leadership at Chicago theaters than at any time in my memory, exacerbated by the long COVID-19 shutdown. So perhaps it makes sense that Goodman Theatre went back to the future, so to speak, by announcing Susan V. Booth as their new artistic director late […]
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  • A musical class clown at 20

    A musical class clown at 20
    In the 20 years since Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’s gently irreverent and thoroughly catchy musical premiered, it’s become such a beloved staple among professional and amateur companies that it’s easy to forget about the odd footing upon which the show stumbled onto the Broadway stage. Originally scheduled to debut September 13, 2001, the vaudevillian, […]
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  • Galaxy cats

    Galaxy cats
    Nerds of many stripes will feel at home entering the magical portal that is Otherworld Theatre, a Wrigleyville-based theater company that specializes in science fiction and fantasy. Fancy a butterbeer before the show? A cozy reading nook inside the TARDIS? Eclectic lobby decor ranging from classic sci-fi book covers to modern fantasy artists? This theater […]
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  • Great Altercations needs alterations

    Great Altercations needs alterations
    There are half a dozen exceptionally talented individuals in the new Second City e.t.c. revue, Great Altercations. But that turns out to be a problem: they remain individuals rather than forming an ensemble. Nor is this inability to cohere merely a lack of performance rhythm: as the creation of sketch comedy requires collaboration during improvisation, […]
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  • Adidas Celebrates Beyonce’s latest Ivy Park Collaboration

    Adidas Celebrates Beyonce’s latest Ivy Park Collaboration
    Adidas recently hosted events across 4 cities in celebration of their latest collaboration with Beyoncé’s IVY PARK, Adidas x IVY PARK: IVYTOPIA. Guests were treated to themed drinks and treats with DJs playing songs and remixes exclusively from Beyoncé’s latest album RENAISSANCE.
    New York: Celebrity stylist, Ty Hunter, who is responsible for many of Beyoncé’s iconic red carpet looks over the years, was on hand to help customers and guests shop the
  • ‘Noire Women’s Wellness’ Promotes Mind, Body and Soul [Video]

    ‘Noire Women’s Wellness’ Promotes Mind, Body and Soul [Video]
    An exciting new magazine is joining the publishing space to provide comprehensive health and wellness information to women of color. Noire Women’s Wellness magazine’s mission is to bridge the gap in information for and representation of Black women in fitness and health publications. Noire’s astute contributors include doctors, health professionals, fitness experts, and yoga instructors, with a single objective: to educate and motivate Black women about physical, emotional, and
  • What does it mean to be a cuckquean?

    What does it mean to be a cuckquean?
    Many words describe letting your partner have sex with other people.
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  • Claude creates dream pop for facing nightmares

    Claude creates dream pop for facing nightmares
    On a warm and sunny afternoon in June, I meet up with Claudia Ferme in Palmer Square Park for an interview that turns into a picnic. We nibble on pastries I picked up from Lost Larson and sip Topo Chicos, soothed by the peacefulness that new summer warmth inspires in Chicago. As Claude, Ferme makes […]
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  • “The Color Is” Fashion Exhibit to Open at DuSable Black History Museum

    “The Color Is” Fashion Exhibit to Open at DuSable Black History Museum
    “Nick Cave and Jack Cave: The Color Is Fashion Exhibition,” created by Internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist Nick Cave and his brother fashion designer Jack Cave, will bring a once-in-a -lifetime collection of avant-garde and haute couture inspired fashion to the Roundhouse of the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center. The exhibition which opens to the public on August 27, 2022, will continue through November 27, 2022, and is in partnership with the MCA Chic
  • End of Summer Budget-Friendly Trips for the Family

    End of Summer Budget-Friendly Trips for the Family
    As the end of summer quickly approaches, here are a few last-minute summer getaway trips for families before the kids go back to school. The Illinois Office of Tourism offers a variety of budget-friendly family road trip ideas and experiences across the state and around Chicagoland.
    ChicagoThe Field Museum has free admission days for Illinois residents on August 23, 24 and 30. Check out the In Jurassic Oceans: Monsters of the Deep exhibit, running through 
  • HazelNut Festival & Parade Brings the Community Together

    HazelNut Festival & Parade Brings the Community Together
    The Village of Hazel Crest held its annual Hazelnut Festival & Parade. Every year, families come with their children and lawn chairs to see the marching bands, elaborate floats and get them excited for the upcoming school year. “The parade is all about the kids and, most important returning to school to get an education,” says Receo Gibson.
    Children of all ages were excited to see the fire trucks, slingshot riders, dance troupes, and had their bags to grab lots of candy. There we
  • Kimberly Foxx Announces Dismissal of Murder Cases Tied to Former CPD Reynaldo Guevara

    Kimberly Foxx Announces Dismissal of Murder Cases Tied to Former CPD Reynaldo Guevara
    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced today that her office will not oppose post-conviction petitions for 8 individuals, clearing the way for their murder convictions to be vacated and the criminal cases to be dismissed as part of the office’s ongoing review of misconduct allegations involving former Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara.
    “Today the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office acted on our obligation as seekers of justice and took measured an
  • Alderwoman Sophia King Announces Mayoral Run

    Alderwoman Sophia King Announces Mayoral Run
    Today, former teacher, community organizer and current 4th Ward Alderman Sophia King released a campaign video announcing that she is running for Mayor of Chicago, vowing to “put an end to false choices” and bring people together to improve public safety, create opportunity in every part of the city, and make sure all of our children get a good education.
    “I love this city. We need a Chicago that’s safer AND stronger. Let’s put an end to the false choices,”&nb
  • The Carr Report: Balancing our net income with our gross habits

    The Carr Report: Balancing our net income with our gross habits
    by Damon Carr, For New Pittsburgh Courier
    If your outflow exceeds your income then your upkeep will be your downfall. ~ Facebook meme
    Damon says: The math is easy. Your income has to exceed your outgo in order for you to have a favorable outcome. It’s not the math we wrestle with,  it’s balancing our net income with our gross habits that trip us up.
    ****
    Coach, what’s your advice on the approaching interest rate hike? Some folks have HAD to use their credit cards to s
  • Chicago singer-songwriter Claude makes dream pop for the youth, young and old

    Chicago singer-songwriter Claude makes dream pop for the youth, young and old
    “I’m a twentysomething / Don’t you think it’s about time?” Chicago singer-songwriter Claudia Ferme, aka Claude, sighs on “Twenty Something,” which opens her debut full-length, A Lot’s Gonna Change (American Dreams). The track breathes and pulses through dream-pop heaven with swirling, chiming guitars and distant, mellow horns. It’s meant to be redolent of a certain […]
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  • Mr. Sonny 08/10/2022

    Mr. Sonny 08/10/2022
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  • A rally, a concert, a podcast, a reading

    A rally, a concert, a podcast, a reading
    At noon, KAN-WIN, a local nonprofit focused on eradicating gender-based violence, especially for women and children across Asian American communities, is holding a rally outside of the Wrigley Building (400 N. Michigan) as part of a global day of action for “comfort women”–Asian survivors of sexual slavery at the hands of the Japanese military leading […]
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  • WLUW’s Abstract Science celebrates 25 years with a 25-hour marathon broadcast

    WLUW’s Abstract Science celebrates 25 years with a 25-hour marathon broadcast
    In July 2017, the hosts of WLUW 88.7 FM’s weekly electronic-music program, Abstract Science, celebrated the show’s 20th anniversary with a blockbuster 20-hour broadcast. (Gossip Wolf managed to tune in for a few of those hours, anyway. Sleep is important!) Those hosts include longtime selectors Chris Widman, Henry Self, Luke Stokes, Joshua P. Ferguson, and […]
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  • The Devil Wears Prada doesn’t quite make it work

    The Devil Wears Prada doesn’t quite make it work
    There’s a brand new dance / But I don’t know its name / That people from bad homes / Do again and again / It’s big and it’s bland / Full of tension and fear / They do it over there / But we don’t do it here. – “Fashion,” David Bowie The new Broadway-bound […]
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  • J. Pharoah Doss: Long games and long shots

    J. Pharoah Doss: Long games and long shots
    by J. Pharoah Doss, For New Pittsburgh Courier
    Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s published memoir has a strategic title: The Long Game. Last month, a Fox News contributor bragged about how well Mitch McConnell played the long game to create a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
    McConnell’s long game began after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.
    President Obama nominated Merrick Garland, the Chief Justice of the US Court of Appeals for the DC

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