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Identity 2008-02-01

 
identity 2008-02-01

'Slaves' on PBS

On Mon., Feb. 4, at 9 p.m., the National Black Programming Consortium will present Prince Among Slaves on PBS. Prince Among Slaves is a one-hour documentary film featuring the story of an African prince who ...
identity 2008-02-01

POW-WOW: Expressing Themselves

BY MORGAN MCDEVITT As the DJ lowered the volume, fading out a techno version of Dreamgirls' We Are a Family, Lucy, the MC, made her way to the elevated platform that served as a stage. A group of 20-25 predominantly Black ...
identity 2008-02-01

Scot's Closed Due to Burst Pipe

Scot's, a popular gay nightspot, was among the Ravenswood businesses affected by the water-main break and subsequent sinkhole that developed last week. According to The Chicago Tribune, a 100-year-old, 3-foot-wide iron pipe burst around 1:30 a.m. ...
identity 2008-02-01

Windy City Times Election Guide

With the primary elections right around the corner on Feb. 5, don't forget to look at the Windy City Times Primary Election Guide. With the goings-on in the presidential primaries, this election year is intriguing, to say the least ...
What a 'Drag': Teatro Luna Entertains Berwyn

What a 'Drag': Teatro Luna Entertains Berwyn

Audiences who missed Teatro Luna's insightful, moving and balls-to-the-wall hilarious Machos the first time around take heart: The acclaimed production created and directed by Coya Paz is running Fridays through Sundays through ...
PASSAGES: Earnest Hite

PASSAGES: Earnest Hite

Earnest Hite, Jr., a prevention coordinator with the organization known as Better Existence with HIV ( BEHIV ) —and a former columnist for BLACKlines and OUTlines ( now Windy City Times ) , passed away Jan. ...
South Side march against hate

South Side march against hate

Story and photos by Tracy Baim and Amy Wooten Outraged that last year's New Year's Eve shooting at a party primarily attended by Black gay men on the city's South Side remains unsolved, members of the ...
identity 2008-02-01

Knight at the Movies: Diva

Twenty five years after its U.S. premiere, Diva—the film that took America arthouses by storm in 1982 and ushered in an aptly named brand of new wave French cinema termed cinema dĂș look—is back with a ...
identity 2008-02-01

National Teen Test Day observed in Chicago

Chicago teens were the targets of an HIV/AIDS educational outreach program that took place Jan. 5, a date organizations called National Teen Test Day. On that date, an event sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Group ...
Eugene Sawyer Dies

Eugene Sawyer Dies

Former Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer, who helped push through legislation key to the local gay and lesbian community in the late '80s, died Jan. 19 at Hinsdale Hospital after a long battle with complications from a stroke ...
Passages: John Stroger

Passages: John Stroger

Former Cook County Board President John Stroger died Jan. 18. He was 78. Stroger died at the long-term care facility known as Warren-Barr Pavilion, 66 W. Oak, according to The Chicago Tribune. Stroger, father of ...
John Amaechi—The LGBT Sports Story of 2007

John Amaechi—The LGBT Sports Story of 2007

John Amaechi was greeted with an amazing round of cheers from the near-450,000 attendees of the 2007 Chicago Gay Pride Parade, far greater than any ovation he ever received during his five-year career in the National ...
Fantasia at the Alhambra Palace

Fantasia at the Alhambra Palace

Fantasia ( right ) with guest Dr. Amer Rustom. __ Fantasia Barrino was born June 30, 1984, in High Point, N.C., and began singing in church at just five years old. Simon Cowell told the 2004 ...
Achy Obejas Talks About Cuba, Books and Sexuality

Achy Obejas Talks About Cuba, Books and Sexuality

Chicago-based lesbian writer Achy Obejas is an award-winning journalist, author and poet, and her talents are showcased in two new books. The first, Havana Noir, is a collection of essays edited by Obejas, part of the ...





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