JJC virtual event to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate diversity, create awareness and honor Black culture in America. JJC will host several virtual events open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Some events require registration.

My Name Is Pedro-An educator’s life dedicated to children in need

A Gay Puerto Rican Man makes a difference in an educational wasteland

Test Pattern Open now in Chicago through Music Box Theatre’s virtual cinema at musicboxtheatre.com

A powerful debut feature for a Black female filmmaker

Honoring Black History: Dr. Ralph Bunche: A hero of U.S. Diplomacy

Thetimesweekly.com Local Joliet man Brandon (Cain) Bunche Pierce celebrates Black History honoring his great grandfather Dr. Ralph J. Bunche Dr. Ralph J. Bunche earned the moniker “a hero of U.S. Diplomacy,” in part for efforts that led to his becoming ...

Spotlight: Recognizing Black History

The history of Joliet's role in helping hundreds escape slaves via the Underground Railroad is as full of drama and intrigue as any Hollywood film. It's a story with daring heroes, intrigue and fearful fugitives always, just steps away from ...

IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the legacy of legendary Supremes star Mary Wilson alive

Mary Wilson was a friend to the Black Press of America, a neighbor to the world, and the radiance she exuded never seem to fade. At 76, the Supremes legend is gone too soon. Wilson died suddenly late Monday, Feb. ...

Brian Culbertson rescheduled at the Rialto

Brian Culbertson, originally scheduled for May 5, 2020 and May 4, 2021, has been rescheduled to November 17, 2021.

“Softie” film from Kenya charts one man’s bitter fight for African democracy now in Virtual Cinemas nationwide

A Kenyan 'Don Quixote' fights against the windmills of corruption in Africa

USF’s Caritas Auction offers Basketball Clinic with WNBA’s Quigley and Vandersloot

thetimesweekly.com The University of St. Francis (USF) is celebrating its 64th Caritas Scholarship Ball virtually on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Each year, the Caritas Committee solicits unique, outstanding live and silent auction items from community members. This year is no ...

“Atlantis,” Ukraine’s Foreign Film entry for this year’s Oscars and Golden Globe Awards

"Atlantis" paints a grim picture of the near future, yet offers hope

Joliet Junior College flips the switch on new campus solar system

Joliet Junior College has officially elevated its sustainability footprint, announcing today the completion and activation of its 1.3 megawatt (MW) onsite solar system at Main Campus. The solar array, which consists of 3,542 solar panels, was installed by national solar ...

New Documentary takes a dark look at Civil Rights icon's legacy as MLK Day approaches

MLK/FBI unveils the secret life of beloved social icon

Steve McQueen's Small Axe Series on Amazon Prime Video Garner's Oscar-worthy praise from critics

Steve McQueen's Small Axe series named among 2020's best by critics

GSU Performing Arts continues its Opera Up Close series online

The Center for Performing Arts’ 25th Anniversary Season looks different from what Executive Director Lana Rogachevskaya, her staff, and advisory board originally envisioned. “Instead of welcoming thousands of visitors to our beautiful, state-of-the-art, 1,171-seat venue, we are welcoming visitors to ...