Gentleman Jack Real to Reel National Film Competition Shows the Talent of Black Filmmakers in Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer Recently at the Park West in Chicago, the Gentleman Jack Real to Reel had its third annual Chicago during its national tour. The film competition gives an opportunity for independent Black filmmakers to showcase their work to a wider audience. This year the three films Continue Reading

Music Review Of Warner Bros Songwriter Scotty Music Listening Session

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer Last month Warner Brothers recording artist Scotty Music had a exclusive silent party listening session in order to preview some of his new music. The Joliet, Illinois native is a singer, songwriter, producer and rapper.  I was curious about the protocol, vibe and experience of Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

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

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer 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 Continue Reading

New Era Chicago Striving to Make a Change in the Hood

By: Jarrod Horton Staff Writer 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 Continue Reading