12 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago

Every February, we honor Black History Month — a tradition with origins in Chicago that celebrates the history, ingenuity and ongoing fight for justice and equity for Black people in America and across the globe. Do your party this month and all year long by supporting Black-led organizations, art programs, restaurants and more. Here are […]

14 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago

February is Black History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the contributions Black people have made to the world while also examining the ways in which racial injustices are still left unaddressed. From attending concerts to supporting Black-led organizations, here are 14 ways to honor Black History Month around Chicago.  Watch  Feb. 5-7, 12-14: […]

Better Makers: Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity Gala Celebrates Innovative STEM Programming

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is a playground for the budding mind. MSI’s leading Black Creativity programming made its annual return to the museum in January, featuring the largest Juried Art Exhibition in Black Creativity history. MSI’s annual art gallery is the longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the country, dating back to […]

42 of Chicago's Top Black Women of Impact

February marks Black History Month. During this month, Make It Better celebrates black women of impact who are making Chicagoland a better place. These dynamic women are among a select group who continually demonstrate what it means to make an impact and improve the lives of others. Join us in celebrating some of Chicago’s top black […]

Macy's and Ebony Celebrate Eunice W. Johnson

Head downtown this weekend for a glamorous peek into history.   In honor of Black History Month, Macy’s on State Street is celebrating fashion icon Eunice W. Johnson and her legendary EBONY Fashion Fair, the world’s largest traveling fashion show. Spectacular couture and decades of designer looks from Johnson’s private archives will be on display […]

Shorefront Legacy Series presents Angela Jackson

Northwestern University graduate Angela Jackson is returning to Evanston to celebate “Where I Must Go,” her new novel.   Shorefront, in partnership with Northwestern University Press, will host a reading and book signing for Jackson at the Shorefront Legacy Center on Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. 2010 Dewey Avenue, second floor […]