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Soul Cinema: Three the Hard Way (1974)

A secret, white, racist organization plans to poison the water supplies of Detroit, Washington DC, and Los Angeles with a serum that exterminates those cities’ Black population. All looks lost until the karate-chopping trio of Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, and Jim Kelly – powered by a Chicago Soul soundtrack recorded by the Impressions – decides

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Soul Cinema: Stony Island (1978)

Stony Island tells the story of Richie Bloom, the only white kid on the block, as he forms an R&B band with his best friend, Kevin. With the help of their mentor, aging sax legend Percy, they pull together a funky supergroup. Despite few resources and heavy losses this resilient group of dedicated musicians, armed only

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Lecture & Book Signing: “Energy Never Dies: Afro-Optimism and Creativity in Chicago” with Author Ayana Contreras

From Afro Sheen to Theaster Gates, and from Soul Train to Chance the Rapper, Black Chicago draws sustenance from a culture rooted in self-determination, aspiration, and hustle. Ayana Contreras embarks on a journey to share the implausible success stories and breathtaking achievements of Black Chicago’s artists and entrepreneurs, weaving a hidden history from true stories and

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