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Video of the Day >>> A Conversation with Kevin Liles in Chicago

A Conversation with Kevin Liles in Chicago Pt. 1

A Conservation With Kevin Liles in Chicago Pt. 2

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Directors At Best Of Black Harvest Film Festival Showcase Untold Stories Of Chicago People

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last week the Chicago Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance showcased movies that had previously played at the Black Harvest Film Festival from years past. The event was in conjunction with The Gene Siskel Film center and the two entities will team together again in May to highlight movies from this year’s film festival as well. Read More

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Video of the Day >>> Too Short: “Blow the Whistle” Live @A3C in Atlanta

Too Short: “Blow the Whistle” Live @A3C in Atlanta

Video of the Day >>> Bun B Performs Hit Songs @A3C Festival in Atlanta

Bun B Performs Hit Songs @A3C Festival in Atlanta

Rotimi Talks About His Music Career and His Role on the Hit Show Power

By: Jarrod Horton

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New Jersey native Rotimi has a lot going for him right now. The 27 year old is one of the main characters on Starz hit show Power. In addition to that, he is quickly becoming a popular R&B singer on 50 Cent’s G-Unit label. The Northwestern University graduate came back to Chicago to promote his music and perform for his Chicago fans. I caught up with him during his media session at Iridium 77 clothing store in Chicago to ask him some questions. Read More

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New Era Chicago Striving to Make a Change in the Hood

By: Jarrod Horton

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On a Thursday evening at Union Missionary Baptist Church, a small church located on Chicago’s West Side, you could see a black man and woman standing in front of the door with a clipboard. Their greeting to the people that walk towards the door were “Peace King and Peace Queen.” Both individuals had a welcoming smile while politely asking for a quick search of your belongings and a signature of your name on the clipboard. Read More

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Sydney Jay Interview

You might have already heard the sounds of vocalist Sydney Jay and didn’t even know it. She has done background vocals for Chance the Rapper, Towkio, and other major recording artists. Stepping from the background, the 21 year old Illinois native is dropping a new single and putting her name in the spotlight. Check out our interview with Sydney Jay below

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

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Elite Society Interview

Backstage at a benefit concert for the youth in Chicago, I caught up with both of the members of the Chicago group Elite Society. Dominic and Dale (pronounced Da-lay) talked about how they are using their music and influence to help make a change in their community and society as a whole.

By: Jarrod Horton   

Staff Writer

Black Truth News: What is Elite Society all about?

Elite Society (Dominic): We from Chicago, but we also global because we got family all over the place. We do get a chance to travel and basically our music is about corresponding with the people and community. We aim to be leaders and use our music as an avenue to educate people. Bring consciousness back to the Black man with some new flavor. Read More

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