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Western Illinois Public Art Project to Commemorate Chicago Race Riot Partners with Two NBA Teams

April 11th, 2021
Western Illinois Public Art Project to Commemorate Chicago Race Riot Partners with Two NBA Teams

A public art project, co-founded by Western Illinois University History Professor Peter Cole to commemorate the deaths caused by the 1919 Chicago Race Riot, has entered into an exciting partnership with two National Basketball Association (NBA) teams to bring programming into Chicago and Tulsa, OK classrooms. Cole and Franklin Cosey-Gay, executive director of the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Protection, co-direct the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project (CRR19). Its goal is to create and install markers at each of the 38 locations where a life was lost in 1919. The project is also... Read More

Who Should Be The NBA MVP? The Answer Might Surprise You… (Hint: NOT LeBron!)

April 8th, 2021
Who Should Be The NBA MVP? The Answer Might Surprise You... (Hint: NOT LeBron!)

We’re entering the home stretch of the NBA season and along with talk of playoffs and playoff seeding (more on that in days to come), here comes the speculation on post-season awards firing up. The biggest award, of course, is the MVP trophy, which causes the greatest debates and in many ways generational rifts among sports fans. There’s a highly vocal contingent of mostly younger sports commentators who absolutely worship LeBron James, and their media companies make millions off of clickbait articles unreasonably and unfairly comparing him to Michael Jordan. There is no comparison. This... Read More

Get Your Sports Fix with Some Free Content

March 25th, 2020
Get Your Sports Fix with Some Free Content

Feeling the effect of no sports right now? Well, the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL want to help you with that! Right now, all four major sports leagues are offering FREE content to help fill that void! Here’s the info: NFL– NFL Game Pass is now free until May 22. Visit https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/NFL-OFFERS-FANS-FREE-ACCESS-TO-NFL-GAME-PASS-.aspx for more information. NBA– Offering FREE NBA League Pass through Apr 22. Visit https://www.nba.com/nba-fan-letter-league-pass-free-preview for more information. MLB– Offering FREE classic games on YouTube. Visit https://www.mlb.com/news/watch-classic-mlb-games-for-free... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 22nd: Free Stuff, Movie Releases, Bedtime Stories and More!

March 22nd, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of March 22nd: Free Stuff, Movie Releases, Bedtime Stories and More!

QuadCities.com proudly presents the fourth installment of our new feature, FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. Due to the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities – with more coming in every hour... Read More

Criticism of LeBron Should Be Slam Dunked

August 9th, 2018
Criticism of LeBron Should Be Slam Dunked

I’m never going to say anything bad about LeBron James again. This week LeBron announced that he’s donating millions of dollars to help send kids around his native Ohio to a special school, the I Promise School in Akron, he’s creating that will be free, will give them free uniforms, free breakfast lunch and snacks, free books, free transportation, and if they graduate, free tuition to University of Akron. He’ll also pay for their parents to get their GEDs, pay for childcare and pay for them to continue their own educations. It’s an incredible gesture of largesse and return to his... Read More