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Oscars 2018
With the 90th Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Jimmy Kimmel set to be broadcast on March 4, we asked StreetWise vendors and friends to view a handful of the Academy-nominated films and share their thoughts.     Our Judging Panel: Allen • Bob...

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Muddy Waters & Chess
In the historical novel, “Windy City Blues” by Renee Rosen, guitarist Red Dupree comes up to Chicago in the late 1940s, having distinguished himself among blues musicians in the Mississippi Delta.   Like so many people during the Great Migratio...

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African American Sports Stars
Donald: Sports and African American history have always been intertwined. Bill Russell was one of the first great athletes I remember. He was a champion with those legendary Celtics teams. He controlled the game in a way very few had done before....

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Cycles of my Being
It seemed to international opera star Lawrence Brownlee that cases of deadly force against African-Americans – Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown -- were in the news almost weekly. “As I’ve watched men of color endure undeserved aggress...

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Celebrate Blues Music
A. Allen Blues has always been a part of black history. Music, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is a melody: a rhythmical and otherwise agreeable succession of tones. A harmony is an accordant combination of simultaneous tones. Now in m...