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  • Tracy Edmonds Speaks About Her New BET Series ‘Games People Play’

    Tracy Edmonds does not take her role as a ‘boss lady’ lightly as she’s been producing film, TV and music for decades. She’s no stranger to the high-life, fabulous and famous lifestyle so it only makes sense that she jumped on-board as Executive Producer of BET’s newest, juicy and stylized drama,  ‘Games People Play’ which premieres Tuesday, April 23rd 10/9c. “This drama is going to be everyone’s newest TV addiction.” Edmonds embellishes the cast and the writers of the one-hour […]

  • Nola Ade Is Ready To Sizzle Summertime Chi With New Single ‘Good To You’

    Local Afro-Soul Singer, Nola Ade is stepping back onto the music scene after giving her fans a breather for the past few years.  The summer is about get much hotter now that she’s unleashed her newest track ‘Good To You’. Often times she’s compared to other artists such as Indie Arie, Erykah Badu and Vivian Green, but Nola brings her own unique hypnotic, soulful vibe to the table. To celebrate her newest single release, Nola Ade will be performing with […]

  • Chi STEM Program 2019 Summer Camp is Coming With Hands-On Learning and Fun

    It was just a year ago when Chi STEM started as a once a week program that exposed youth to STEM curriculum.  Founder Darius Nix  quickly learned that the kids needed more time.  This year he is excited to share that the program has been extended to 6 weeks during the summer. Zakiyah Williams (Curriculum Writer and Chief Program Officer) shared that the educational experts are “planning to offer an amazing program.” Youth between the ages of 6-12 will get […]

  • Technically Speaking: Beaudentity App is a Life Changer for Women of Color

    As we are adapting to the ever-changing world of technology, local entrepreneur Nauje Change figured out a way to combine beauty and technology with her new app ‘Beaudentity‘.  This app was created to help ease the task of beauty management for black women as well as provide a platform for black-owned retailers and retailers that sells black brands. Nauje stopped the WGN Skyline studios to talk about all the cool features on the Beaudentity app and why this app is […]

  • HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini: 3/30/19

    Lou is back with great advice for homeowners, special guests, a review of a new product, and more!   Click here to listen: http://serve.castfire.com/medias/s16/ntw/579/411/4110014-org.mp3

  • Women Making History: Two local entrepreneurs gets technical with new app ‘Tipoff’

      For 10 years now, Astin Hayes has been growing frustrated with the lack of multi-player games that celebrated the black culture.  After playing a game of Taboo with friends she knew something was missing and soon after she went to the store to purchase game cards. This trip to the store would  later be a game changer for everyone. Amanda Spann is a “self-taught techie”.  Her goal is to “solve everyday problems for black people through technology.”  After the […]

  • Diverse Voices in Film & TV | Episode 2- Uncle Nick’s Legacy

    After recognizing the accomplishments of black Americans during the month of February for Black History Month,  we are now celebrating the women who has influenced history for the month of March.  So many people has played a role in shaping our nation which is why it is important for us to honor diversity. Chipedia Podcast, WGN Plus, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and CineCares Foundation has worked collectively to present a 6-part anthology series that explores Diverse Voices in Film & TV. […]

  • Chicago’s Own: Pianist Megan Stokes “Keeping it Classy”

    Classically trained pianist, Megan Stokes is turning heads on the music scenes with her unique mix of blending classic music with other genres such as hip-hop, neo-soul and rock. She’s more than a pianist, she’s also a composer and teacher.  She has taken the stage at numerous venues and has made a cameo appearance on the TV show ‘Empire’. Megan graced the ‘Skyline Stage’ at WGN Radio on the Steve Cochran Morning Show with a live performance.  Stay tuned there’s more […]

  • Diverse Voices in Film & TV | Episode 1- Creating Opportunities

    After recognizing the accomplishments of black Americans during the month of February for Black History Month,  we are now celebrating the women who has influenced history for the month of March.  So many people has played a role in shaping our nation which is why it is important for us to honor diversity. Chipedia Podcast, WGN Plus, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and CineCares Foundation has worked collectively to present a 6-part anthology series that explores Diverse Voices in Film & TV. […]

  • Praize Productions presents 8th annual production ‘Smells Like Freedom’

    The award-winning Praize Productions is set to take their audience on a spiritual journey for their 8th annual theatrical production. This year’s theme is titled ‘Smells Like Freedom’.  Praize Productions founder and dance instructor Reesie Davis shared her inspiration behind the title, “I took a deep inhale and it smells like freedom.”  “The show will allow viewers to manifest freedom in the tangible form and live out loud.” While taking on a holistic approach, audience members can expect infused dance, […]

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