Maya Angelou, the great poet, dead at 86

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Maya Angelou, the great poet, is dead at 86.  I will never forget my first meeting with her when she visited our campus in the 80′s. She was like royalty as we picked her up from the airport. I am saddened with much grief on this day that Marguerite Ann Johnson has left our presence. “I Know... Read more »

Believing Lies and Hating Truth - Ep3 - McClendon Report

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“Believing Lies and Hating Truth” – Garrard McClendon and Jeffrey Jones share their insights on why lies are comfortable. The image of the lie is “working.” McClendon Report is excited to announce the webisodic series, McClendon Report. Each episode will give stadium advice and insights on the hard topics and difficult questions we all contemplate.... Read more »

Religious Control - McClendon Report - Ep2

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“Are You Under Religious Control?” – Garrard McClendon and Jeffrey Jones share their insights on why churches control people and why people like to be controlled. McClendon Report is excited to announce the webisodic series, McClendon Report. Each episode will give stadium advice and insights on the hard topics and difficult questions we all contemplate.... Read more »
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"Value Your Talent" - McClendon Report - Ep1

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“Value Your Talent” – Garrard McClendon and Jeffrey Jones share their insights on why most people do not value their own talent. McClendon Report is excited to announce the webisodic series, McClendon Report. Each episode will give stadium advice and insights on the hard topics and difficult questions we all contemplate. Watch in full screen... Read more »

HipHop, Media, and the Prison Industrial Complex: America's Most Wanted

The University of Chicago’s International House Global Voices Series presented AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: Hip-hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex. The event featured Beth Elaine Richie, Amanda Klonsky ,  Marc Lamont Hill , Silky Slim, Niaz Kasravi, Che Rhymefest Smith, and was moderated by Jasiri X (Hip-hop artist, activist, and founder of 1Hood).  Photos by Garrard McClendon.

HipHop, Media, and the Prison Industrial Complex: America's Most Wanted

The University of Chicago’s International House Global Voices Series presented AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: Hip-hop, the Media & the Prison Industrial Complex. The event featured Beth Elaine Richie , Amanda Klonsky ,  Marc Lamont Hill , Silky Slim, Niaz Kasravi, Che Rhymefest Smith, and was moderated by Jasiri X (Hip-hop artist, activist, and founder of 1Hood). Photos by Garrard McClendon.
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WGN's Elyse Russo accepts proposal on-air

WGN's Elyse Russo accepts proposal on-air
It was magical. WGN-TV Interactive News Producer, Elyse Russo, accepted her boyfriend’s proposal on-air during the 5:00 p.m. news. She was surprised as WGN anchor Lourdes Duarte chatted with her just before the moment. As Russo was showing off websites and APPs on the her tablet device, her boyfriend Ryan appears out of nowhere with a... Read more »

Keeping It Real - Val Warner Goes On-Air without Make-Up

See Gallery Below. Everybody talks about keeping it keeping it real and being authentic. But very few of us abide by the rules of truth on a 24-hour basis. We wear nice clothes, make-up, drive status symbol cars to make a statement. Concealing our personal self has always been the goal, while trying to convince... Read more »

Best Corner in the Game - Richard Sherman and Seahawks Win Super Bowl

Best Corner in the Game - Richard Sherman and Seahawks Win Super Bowl
Richard Sherman was right. He is the best Corner Back in the game. He is a great leader, scholar, football player, and confidence booster. The Seattle Seahawks obliterated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 48. Richard Sherman 40 Yd Dash Offense, defense, and special teams were superb. Russell Wilson was intense. Percy Harvin was a... Read more »
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Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC Apartment

Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC Apartment
Courtesy NY Post Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose — in the bathroom with a hypodermic needle still in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village home on Sunday morning, cops said. A personal assistant found Hoffman’s body in an apartment at 35 Bethune St. and called 911... Read more »