Apr
01

Business/Literature: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF GO BANG! MAGAZINE

By | BusinessEventsLiteratureOpinion

On November 24, 2019, I accepted an offer for my dream job with a radio station, as a freelance writer and social media manager. This was my first time fully pursuing my dream of being self-employed, so I took a leap of faith and accepted the position, as a side hustle to my main job. […]

Apr
01

COVID-19 Vaccine And The Black Community: A Tyler Perry Special

By | Opinion

Photo courtesy of Twitter @TylerPerry Video Property of TylerPerryStudios / Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M56q6TIJ890   CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO In the midst of a world health crisis, Perry sits down with top medical experts Carlos del Rio, MD Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System, and Kimberly Dyan Manning, MD Professor of […]

Jan
04

2020: A Year Like No Other!!!

By | Opinion

There is a single word that serves as a fitting representation of 2020: resilience. Very few periods over the course of modern history have tested our resilience and shaped humanity, culture and politics the way 2020 has. From a global health pandemic, racial injustice and an increasingly volatile climate to complex geopolitics and a divisive […]

Sep
01

Event/Opinion: I MARCHED ON WASHINGTON 2020 – “The Comittment March”

By | EventsOpinionUncategorized

WATCH THE ENTIRE EVENT courtesy of C-SPAN.org VIDEO:Click here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?475069-1/national-action-networks-get-knee-necks-rally-march&live=&vod=&eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e7e463ea-0c4e-428f-b62c-b4504254a42e&fbclid=IwAR1fNs64SGk1o_KASgWIBPxfdSWUW-THOI-FJDmRqM1KQuyhUXmmeqtw1bg   The National Action Network (NAN) held a “Get Your Knee Off Our Necks” rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Among the speakers were Vice Presidential Candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Rep. Ayanna […]

Jun
03

#VOTETrumpOut

By | Opinion

photo property of GETTY IMAGES   #VOTE  That’s ALL we got! (legally) DO YOU SEE THIS?The photo of HITLER has been photoshopped!Hitler was NEVER holding a book!There is an agenda!Controversy is TRUMP’S goal!GET TRUMP OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE! Media is circulating a photoshopped pic of Hitler holding a book in his hand to compare […]

Jun
01

Opinion: GEORGE FLOYD – “Murder… and then Mayhem!”

By | Opinion

All across America, there were peaceful protest rallies going over the final weekend of May, 2020, as a response to the on-camera murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, a Minnesota police officer. George Floyd was handcuffed, laying on his stomach, on the ground with the officer kneeling on his neck. Several times throughout this […]

May
19

Poetry/Opinion: JOHN W. FOUNTAIN “Portraits of Corona”

By | OpinionPoetry

“Portraits of Corona” Grim Reaper—Across these states,Doctors orders they are defyin’But it wont be longSoonthey will be cryin’Dyin’Sickness risin’Coronavirus lyin’In wait to claimIgnorance—that hisses at the lessons of history & scienceArrogance—Defiantly spittingIn the face of factAnd truthAnd irrefutable proofAbout this plague—That already has claimed hundreds of thousands of livesInfecting—Millions worldwideStaking its deadly claimLike the Grim […]

May
01

Mayor Lightfoot Announces First-Ever Virtual Commencement Celebration for All Class Of 2020 High School Seniors in Chicago

By | EventsOpinionTechnology

Mayor Lori Lightfoot TIKTOK Video Link:  https://www.tiktok.com/@mayorlightfoot/video/6821522741892566278   Reprinted from: https://cps.edu/news/press_releases/pages/PR1_04_30_20.aspx Oprah Winfrey to Deliver Commencement Address to Graduating Seniors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 30, 2020 CPS Office of Communications(773) 553-1620—officeWebsite: http://www.cps.eduTwitter: @ChiPubSchoolsFacebook: ChicagoPublicSchools CHICAGO – In an effort to celebrate the city’s high school seniors who will not have a traditional graduation this spring, […]

May
01

WHAT ILLINOISANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAY 1 MASK MANDATE

By | Arts & CultureOpinion

Reprinted from: https://www.illinoispolicy.org/ Under the latest extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, residents will be required to wear masks in stores and other places where social distancing is not possible. Beginning May 1, Illinois residents will be required to wear a mask or face covering in public places and in situations where they are unable to keep […]

May
01

Opinion: COVID-19: “A MEDICAL ESSENTIAL WORKER’S POINT OF VIEW”

By | Opinion

I am a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), an essential worker on the front line. I prepare, assist and maintain the sterile field for and during surgical procedures. For 16 years, I have specialized in Labor and Delivery. I work the 1st shift. A typical 12 hour day for me starts with me taking reports from […]

Apr
30

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY TO GO BANG! MAGAZINE FOUNDER PIERRE ANDRE’ EVANS

By | EventsOpinion

Join GO BANG! Magazine in wishing our magazine founder and Senior Editor Pierre Andre’ Evans, a Happy Belated 53rd birthday!!! HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR DAY!!!  (4/19/67) (Aries/Taurus) Pierre A. Evans is a freelance writer of Entertainment, Music, Art, Culture, Fashion and Current Events, and previously for SoulTrain.com, NDigo.com, ChicagoDefender.com, EmpireRadioMagazine.com, and UrbanMuseMag.com, an author, singer/songwriter, […]

Apr
30

Opinion: PSA on COVID-19: “MUSINGS – A DJ’s POINT OF VIEW”

By | Opinion

mus·ing /ˈmyo͞oziNG/ (plural noun): musings: A period of reflection or thought. Right now, I am listening to the sounds of sirens. They go off so often because I live just a few blocks from a fire station. All day I hear them, and I feel fleeting hope when there is silence for a stretch of […]

Apr
30

Opinion: CORONAVIRUS: “A SENIOR CITIZEN’S REVELATION”

By | Opinion

“In the month of January, 2020, I began to hear about the Coronavirus. I thought it was just another new strain pf a virus similar to the flu. Then the people of China began to get very sick and dying from the virus, which began in Wuhan, China. Why should I be stressed? Next, it […]

Apr
30

Opinion: COVID-19: “A REGISTERED NURSE’S POINT OF VIEW”

By | Opinion

My Name is Sandra and I’m an RN. My experience working has been quite challenging, when dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic. As a hospice nurse, our practice is not limited to just hospitals. We see patients in hospitals, nursing homes and in their home. Hospice nurses provide “End of Life Care” to patients in all […]

Apr
30

Opinion: COVID-19: “AN 8th GRADER’S POINT OF VIEW”

By | Opinion

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected me in a lot of ways. I am not able to do what I love most, which is play basketball. I’m not able to sit in an actual class with teachers. We have school through a computer screen, which is called “e-learning.”  Plus, all class of 2020 graduates won’t even […]

Apr
09

Opinion: #FUCKCORONAVIRUS

By | Opinion

#FuckCoronaVirus  #ReadBooks  #StayHome #SaveLives While you’re quarantined… take this time to do some reading!!! Check out GO BANG! Magazine’s founder, Pierre Andre’ Evans’ CELEBRITY INTERVIEW book “Inside The Minds Of Entertainers.”  Dedicated to the late Cuba Gooding, Sr., who was also interviewed weeks before his death.  He probed deep into the mind of well-known Hollywood […]

Mar
22

Tribute: GO BANG! Magazine tributes “GO BANG” song creator Arthur Russell of Dinosaur L

By | BusinessMusicOpinion

TRIBUTE:When creating my magazine, I had various titles to choose from. But, the one that stuck out the most was GO BANG! GO BANG! was the perfect description for what my magazine would represent…power, explosiveness and excitement. In addition to that, the song GO BANG, simply gives that cool feeling that describes the magazine’s vibe. […]

Mar
17

Opinion: SOCIAL DISTANCING…PAINFUL BUT NECESSARY

By | Night LifeOpinion

For all the fear and uncertainty surrounding the CORONAVIRUS outbreak, it has given most Americans great pause to reflect about life, and how they plan to survive during this tumultuous time. The irony is, many of the social ills that separate us as individuals and communities, suddenly now confines us as human-beings, as more people […]