The former first lady announced she will be releasing her new memoir Becoming, which will focus on her journey from a little black girl with big dreams growing up in the South Side of Chicago, to the woman who made an incredible impact on the White House and nation.
Award-winning producer and screenwriter Lena Waithe does her hometown of Chicago justice as she embodies innocent humanity and everyday struggles of the inner city in her new Showtime series The Chi.
Ever since its founding The Ensemble Theatre has encouraged talented and gift artists to follow their dreams no matter where the road takes them. Annually they recognize those who have taken the path less traveled with the Black Tie Gala honoring celebrities and supporters of the mission of the Ensemble Theatre. Irma P. Hall will be among others honored by the Ensemble Theatre at their 2015 gala: Follow the Dream: Celebrating the Empire. She expressed her gratitude of receiving the honor by stating that "I'm so honored to get a chance to be there (Houston).