If you’ve seen Judas and the Black Messiah, the multiple-award-winning film about the 1969 murder of Illinois Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton, you’ve got a picture in your head of the 4:30 AM raid in which a drugged and sleeping Hampton was killed by a barrage of police bullets. The raid was carried out […]
James Allen is serving three life sentences for murder. No one ever said he killed anyone.
With knockout performances comes an examination of the need for revolutionaries when pushing for real change.
A group of Black archivists is helping communities create their own narratives, filling in what history books have left out.
This documentary about legendary activists Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama screens tomorrow night at Chicago Filmmakers.
An exhibit at the Westside Center for Justice demonstrates how little things have changed when it comes to racism and the surveillance state.
Amid rising violence, Ujimaa Medics seeks health care justice and self-determination for the black community.
Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey star in this throwaway comedy about the King’s summit with Tricky Dick.
Chaka Khan talks to Jake Austen of the Goblins and Chic-a-Go-Go.
Your guide to visual arts around the city this weekend.
A short interview with the writer-director of For the Cause, which screens tonight in the Black Harvest Film Festival
Ytasha Womack argues that African-American identity contains multitudes
Emory Douglas talks about Black Panther graphics at Columbia College.
Melvin Van Peebles’ “Confessionsofa Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha” has its Chicago premiere tonight at the Parkway Ballroom.
Chicago Film Archives presents a series on Chicago filmmaker Howard Alk.