Prince is dead and the doves are crying

The Artist KNOWN AS PRINCE is dead and the doves are crying. I was at my desk, unable to move when getting the news that Prince passed away. I first heard it from Windy City Live in Chicago, then I got the TMZ feed , then the AP wire alert. Dozens of Prince songs started... Read more »

Garrard McClendon starts new show on PBS

Garrard McClendon starts new show on PBS
Lakeshore Public Media is proud to present CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon, a new public affairs program.  From education to economy, politics to policy, CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon will offer viewers in-depth interviews and commentary with newsmakers representing different perspectives across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon is hosted by Dr. Garrard McClendon, an Emmy Award-winning talk show... Read more »

CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS

CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS
CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon airs on PBS. Lakeshore Public Media is proud to present CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon, a new public affairs program.  From education to economy, politics to policy, CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon will offer viewers in-depth interviews and commentary with newsmakers representing different perspectives across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon is hosted by Dr.... Read more »
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Cam Newton is the smartest quarterback in the NFL

Cam Newton is the smartest quarterback in the NFL
Cam Newton is the smartest quarterback in the NFL. Yes. It’s true. And the MVP. He fostered a 15 and 1 tour de force, destroying opponents throughout the entire season. Audibles, secret signs, read options, speed, deception, an amazing throwing arm, and an elaborate intellectual playbook have been hallmark in his success as a QB... Read more »

Chicago Cubs slaughter Pittsburgh Pirates in easy win

Chicago Cubs slaughter Pittsburgh Pirates in easy win
Yes, there is a God. The Cubs get a “W” in the post season. Strike zones were loose, but we’ll take it. The Cub pitching and hitting were stellar. Schwarber and Fowler kicked major Pirate butt as the Cubs manhandle the black and yellow. With pitchers hitting batters by intention or mistake, both benches cleared... Read more »

Chief Keef and Lil Bibby give worst performance in music history

Chief Keef and Lil Bibby give worst performance in music history
The highly anticipated Chief Keef show – in hologram form – on a secret stage, was far less entertaining than audience expectations. Stop the killing and stop the violence. An oxymoron of sorts. Besides the before act of Lil Bibby using extreme profanity while promoting “How We Move,” “Know Something'” and an album called “Free Crack,” Keef... Read more »
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President Obama restores diplomatic relations in Cuba

President Obama restores diplomatic relations in Cuba
President Obama believes in engagement. He wants to open diplomatic relations with Cuba and wants to foster the exchange of travel and trade on the island 90 miles away from Florida. “You can’t hold the future of Cuba hostage by holding on to the past,” Obama said. A United States embassy in Cuba will be... Read more »

Bond set at $1 million for Dylann Roof, killer of 9 in South Carolina hate crime - Where is America's Gun Control?

Bond set at $1 million for Dylann Roof, killer of 9 in South Carolina hate crime - Where is America's Gun Control?
This is the hate that hate made. This is beyond just a murder…this is  hate crime. Dylann Roof kills 9 in South Carolina church and the families and friends forgive him of his actions.  One of the family members pleaded for him to repent. Another said, “you killed the most beautiful person in my life.”... Read more »

A Monarchy Pretending to be a Democracy

A Monarchy Pretending to be a Democracy
It’s clear to me now. If you have enough money and a decent platform (one that is agreeable to 50% of the voters) you can be elected President of the United States. And if you have the last name of a recent winner, you’re almost guaranteed the vote. George H.W. Bush is Ronald Reagan’s “Third... Read more »
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Chicago State University professor protests high wire act over Chicago River

Chicago State University professor protests high wire act over Chicago River
Chicago State University professor protests high wire act over Chicago River: Calls Mayor Emanuel, Governor Quinn, and aldermen irresponsible for not enforcing a safety net or harness Dr. Garrard McClendon, a professor at Chicago State University, wants Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Quinn to stop the tight rope walking event of Nik Wallenda. “I’ve been watching... Read more »