Chicago State grad defies the odds amid Illinois budget crisis

Felix Grad Picture

By Branden Hampton When Felix Mitchell started his first semester at Kennedy-King College in 2014, he suddenly lost his job as a sales representative at Comcast. He received some financial aid, but was concerned about how he was going to survive without a job to pay for school. It was his second try at college. […]

Behind The Hit Sitcom ‘227’: Hollywood Living Legend Christine Houston

227 Play Cast

By Branden Hampton Before there was a Shonda Rhimes or “Scandal,” there was someone in Hollywood that paved the way. Christine Houston, a Chicago native, is the creator of the hit 1980s sitcom “227” that aired on NBC from 1985 until 1990. She is the first African-American woman to receive a “created by” credit in […]