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columbiablackfilmsocietySecond discussion after the Black Sheep Screening on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 (AUDIO)
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Cheers to my 5th year loc anniversary! What a great milestone. Though nothing has really changed about my hair, I still feel like I grow along with my locs this year. It’s definitely symbolic to my image and deciding to be a loc wearer has been of my best decisions ever. Thanks for the continuous support and I’m always here to support others.
Chi Voices just launched it’s 2nd crowd funding campaign via Kickstarter. Only $2000 to cover equipment costs for the production that begins in April. Chi Voices, created by Jessica Estelle Huggins, is a poetic film series where spoken word artists talk about their experience of youth violence in chicago that which will serve as art therapy to those who has dealt with similar situations.
Since it’s last campaign in the summer of 2013, Chi Voices partnered with The BRIJ Fund, where they were able to collaborate with the Institute For Positive Living (IPL) in the Bronzeville, a southside neighborhood of Chicago. A few of the poets from Chi~Voices held poetry workshops to help increase the literacy and performance skill sets of the youth in the Youth Working For Success program at IPL. Currently, Shiri Burson (Director of Chi~Voices) is putting the pieces created by the youth at IPL together to make one solid poem. A few of those youth at IPL will also be featured in the series as well. The Chi~Voices team will target all constituents, particularly at-risk youth urging them to utilize their talents to make a positive impact in the world around them and to leave a legacy of good and not evil.
I can defintely say that since Jessica ran the idea by me in April 2013, we have grown so much and I believe that this film series will make a great difference and impact in a way that we have never seen before.
Learn more about the project below, and donate what you can. Campaign ends March 12th, 2014.
Today features Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of Chicago since 1997! Watch this episode on how Eric got his start and how he saw the neighborhood change, along with the merchandise, and events that’s here to offer at The Silver Room.
Next week we will not have a #gIvebLack episode, so stay tuned on March 10th for the 6th episode!
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The Silver Room
1442 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 278-7130
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Anonymous asked: What's your sexual orientation?
Somewhere in the middle of being queer and straight.
Me, me and me.
BRIJ Fund Presents:
#AfrikanHeritage365 | February 22nd, 2014 | 700 E Oakwood Blvd Chicago, IL 60653 (Jacob Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (NEIU)| 10:00AM - 4:00PM |
This February we invite you to unearth forgotten black history and take part in the movement to reclaim black culture. BRIJ Fund kicks off our bi-monthly mixer series with the 1st Annual Afrikan Heritage 365 pledge and marketplace event in partnership with The Inner City Majors Club and The Black Mall.
Come out and commemorate the past, assess the present, and take action for the future at an event that promises an exciting day of workshops, a diverse marketplace, delicious food, interactive activities, compelling pledge content and performances that the entire family can enjoy.
The event is free and pledge programming will stream live online via http://gigity.tv/event/34652/. We encourage you to join us on twitter with the hashtags #gigity.tv/34652 #giveblack. Are you In?
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Sexy, risque, but tasteful dance choreography for “Throw This Money on You” by R.Kelly. Choreographed by Tyris Robertson. Just in times for Valentines Day.
Cory Hartzol (Lead)
Keeley Morris (Lead)
Singles on Valentines Be Like…