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Identity 2008-03-01

 
Phill Wilson: The Fight Moves On

Phill Wilson: The Fight Moves On

Phill Wilson (right ) with actor Hill Harper (left ) and activist Al Sharpton. The stats are well-known, but are still staggering: According to the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Black AIDS Institute, nearly 50 percent of the ...
PASSAGES Antonia 'Tata' Flores

PASSAGES Antonia 'Tata' Flores

Antonia 'Tata' Flores passed away Feb. 17 after battling breast cancer since 2002. She was 50. Flores was born on Jan. 9, 1958. The fourth child of six, she was raised in Chicago's Wicker Park. ...
Sen. Martinez Gets Help from Latina Lesbians

Sen. Martinez Gets Help from Latina Lesbians

With the 2008 Illinois primaries a thing of the past, local activist Marilyn Morales is proud of the unprecedented mobilization of Latina lesbians in the 31st Ward that was sparked by the fear that State Sen. ...
Livin' La Vida Valls

Livin' La Vida Valls

Out lesbian comedian Sandra Valls is one of four Latina funnywomen— including Sara Contreras, Monique Marvez and the late Marilyn Martinez—featured in the raucous The Original Latin Divas of Comedy, recently out on DVD. Born in ...
Greg Sanchez: Turning His Life Around

Greg Sanchez: Turning His Life Around

Greg Sanchez has lived more than half his live HIV-positive. It was early 1989 when he tested positive and, of course, he thought there was something wrong with the test—perhaps confusion with the test number he ...
identity 2008-03-01

Chicago Takes Off Raises $100K

A brutally cold Chicago night was a whole lot warmer at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, on Sat., Feb. 9—and it wasn't just because of the heating system: Chicago Takes Off, a burlesque-centered benefit ...
Corey Glover: From Colour to 'Christ'

Corey Glover: From Colour to 'Christ'

The traveling theatrical production of Jesus Christ Superstar was in Chicago Feb. 19-24—and an integral part of this musical was Corey Glover, who plays the traitorous Judas Iscariot. Glover—best known as the lead singer of the ...
identity 2008-03-01

Clerk Brown Presents Check on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown and employees presented the Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation (LTLTF ) with a $3,065 check at Daley Plaza, ...
POW-WOW Anniversary Photos

POW-WOW Anniversary Photos

POW-WOW, Inc., a group of Black gay and lesbian spoken-word artists, celebrated its fifth anniversary with a Feb. 5 event at Polo Cafe, 3222 S. Morgan. Among the performers were Sharon Bridgforth, Staceyann Chin and ...
identity 2008-03-01

Instant Lottery Ticket for HIV/AIDS Unveiled

After overcoming a hurdle last year, the nation's first instant lottery ticket where 100 percent of the net proceeds go towards HIV/AIDS prevention services is now available at Illinois Lottery retail locations. Illinois Lottery officially unveiled ...
identity 2008-03-01

LCCP's 17th annual ball March 8

Lesbian Community Care Project will hold its 17th annual ball—with the theme 'Click and Be Seen'—March 8 at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive. A premier sponsor reception will take place at ...
identity 2008-03-01

Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun: Chicago Tale Airs Nationally

In the almost 50 years since her play opened in Chicago at the Blackstone Theatre on Feb. 10, 1959, Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun has remained plump and pertinent. The first television version of ...
identity 2008-03-01

Views: Hip-Hop Silent on Safe Sex

by Johnathon Briggs I was on a nostalgic stroll down Hip-Hop Memory Lane, when a question popped into my head: When is the last time a song about safe sex topped the Billboard charts? The journey ...
Daniel Sunjata of FX's Rescue Me at Crobar

Daniel Sunjata of FX's Rescue Me at Crobar

The handsome and magnetic Daniel Sunjata (above, left) hosted the 2008 Chicago Firemen Calendar Party, along with vivacious Kiss FM radio personality Nina Chantele, at Crobar, 1750 N. Kingsbury, on Jan. 11. I was personally invited ...
identity 2008-03-01

AFC Releases HIV/AIDS Toolkit for Black Churches

In commemoration of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 7, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC ) is unveiling a set of tools and resources created to help Black churches start discussions about HIV/AIDS in their ...
identity 2008-03-01

Israel OKs Adoption for Same-Sex Couples

Israel's attorney general, Menachem Mazuz, has announced that same-sex couples in that country will have the same rights regarding adoption as their heterosexual counterparts, according to a release from the consulate general of Israel in ...
identity 2008-03-01

Obama Takes Illinois

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was expected to win the state he represents—and he did so by a wide margin. On Feb. 5—also known as Super Tuesday because more than 20 states held primaries or caucuses—Obama was ...





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