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Identity 2008-11-01

Nikki Giovanni raps about rap

Nikki Giovanni raps about rap

The poet and author Nikki Giovanni is best known for her essays and poetry on Black history and civil rights issues. Over the last 10 years, she's also become renowned for her children's books. These include ...
identity 2008-11-01

Pride School vote delayed to Nov. 19

by Amy Wooten and Kaitlyn Mcavoy Chicago school officials pushed back the vote for all five proposed schools with 2010 openings, including the proposed Pride Campus, for an entire month. On Oct. 17, Chicago Public Schools ...
identity 2008-11-01

Black gay youths share their views

Four gay and lesbian youth shared their views on what they consider to be hot topics in hopes of educating the larger community about what it is like growing up young, black and gay on Chicago's ...
The origins of Black gay history

The origins of Black gay history

The idea of Black Gay History is about as far out there as is Gay History Month, and the two curiosities are not unrelated. The first attempt to set aside a time to disseminate information on ...
identity 2008-11-01

Review: Tina Turner at the United Center

Everybody loves an underdog. Take Michael Phelps. The eight gold Olympic medals hanging around his neck have made the 6'4' swimmer with the protruding ears and drunken altar-boy grin the hottest dude-babe on the planet. But ...
identity 2008-11-01

Latino/a LGBT conference stresses history

The 'Nuestras Raices/Our Roots' conference was held Saturday, Oct. 4, at DePaul University's Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, with one of the highlights being a keynote address by Center on Halsted's Latino ...
identity 2008-11-01

Johnson 'Sweet' message about southern Black gays

E. Patrick Johnson's recently published book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, is an oral history of people who, according to popular wisdom, only live where they do because they have nowhere else to ...
identity 2008-11-01

Michelle Williams does the 'Unexpected'

Michelle Williams has accomplished a lot since the superstar trio Destiny's Child dissolved a few years ago. She has recorded two solo albums—Heart to Yours and Do You Know; conquered the stage through roles in Aida ...

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