Tag: <span>chicago</span>

A review of the film “Judas and the Black Messiah” which tells the story of how an FBI informant infiltrated the Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers and aided in the assassination of Fred Hampton.

Movie Reviews

On a basic level, “The Spook Who Sat By the Door” is a book about Dan Freeman, a man who becomes the first Black officer in the CIA and later uses his knowledge to work with members of a gang in Chicago. But, on a deeper level Dan’s journey is used to explore the question of what’s the best way forward for Black people during this early period of integration.

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

A profile of John H. Johnson, the entrepreneur who founded Johnson Publishing Co. which published Ebony and Jet magazine.

Black History Profile

If you’re unfamiliar, “Love Jones” was one in a series of what’s considered the modern classics of the 1990s golden age of Black films. The film tells the story of Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) and Nina Mosley (Nia Long) two twenty-somethings who meet and begin dating while living in Chicago during the 1990s. Although its several years old the story of this young Black couple still feels new and refreshing in comparison to some of the other stories that had been told up to that point and since then.

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