Bonita Holmes

Bonita Holmes

Bonita Holmes, a native of Chicago IL is a sophomore at Columbia College Chicago majoring in journalism with a concentration in News Reporting and Writing. She has worked for many publications such as New Expressions and The Mash, and she plans on changing the scope of media.

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Think Like a Man: Another Take

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 27 April 2012 16:01

The laugh out loud comedy has caused a tug of war between men and women across the world, eager to prove which sex can outwit the other. Starring comedian Kevin Hart, who is also the narrator, Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson, Think Like a Man brings to life comedian/actor Steve Harvey’s popular novel, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was released in 2009.

Rising Singer John Blu

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 03 September 2010 10:30

The energy in his voice assures that John Blu, Chicago’s next artist on the rise, was ready to answer any questions asked. The 24-year-old who has crowned himself the “R&B Bully” seems ready to take his singing career to the next level.

Angela Barrow-Dunlap’s play Church Girl saved the best city for last, making its final tour stop in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theatre on May 19. Church Girl, whose star-filled cast consisted of Demetria McKinney, Robin Givens, Drew Sidora, Sean Blakemore, Karen Clarke Sheard and Angela Winbush. McKinney, who is best known for her role as Janine on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne,” portrays the leading character Emily, who trades in her good girl image for a reputation as a stripper.

Coming into Her Own: Kai Morae

Published in Featured Articles
Friday, 30 April 2010 19:36

Kai Morae, the 20-year-old daughter of actress and model LisaRaye McCoy, is bursting onto the scene with their new reality show The Real McCoy. While the Chicago native enjoys the perks of being “LisaRaye’s daughter,” she is working hard to make a name for herself while trying to remain as normal as possible. Morae is a sophomore at Santa Monica College now where she is studying computer science. She lives in Los Angeles, and her current projects include modeling and hosting seminars for the advocacy she does with young girls. Morae wants to continue helping girls understand that they can be just as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.

Ten Years Since Y2K

Published in News
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 09:10

Ten years ago, a great majority of people thought the world was going to end — or something like it. Others, like Mike, a student in Chicago, were aware of it but didn’t believe it would happen.

Given a Second Chance: The Bottomless Closet

Published in Finance & Employment
Saturday, 29 August 2009 22:41

Through the double doors on your right, there is a sign that reads, “We’re More Than Just Clothes.” Located below the sign there are women’s shoes and business attire that appear to be in perfect condition. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a boutique, maybe even an exclusive retailer tailor-made for women of a higher class. Realistically, however, it is a place where impoverished women are a priority, treated with respect and given just a bit more hope to move forward.

Baby Blues: Having a Baby Isn't all Fun & Games

Published in Lifestyle
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 18:48

Ieisha was 16. She was a senior in high school. Chante was well into her first year of college. Rhonda and Veronica are twin sisters, and their children are months apart.