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.
Today I will forgive former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., and former Alderman Sandi Jackson. The two were charged with spending $750,000 of campaign cash on personal items, as well being charged of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud and false statements. Sandi Jackson pleaded guilty to tax fraud. Although they bought these items from taxpayer’s... Read more »
It is a sad time in HipHop, Rap, and in all music. We were jumping and wearing clothes backwards when these cats set the world on fire with “Jump, Jump.” In the hood, you knew that Mac Daddy was the dark skinned brother and Daddy Mac was the light skinned brother. We are saddened to... Read more »
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon had great weather this year. Injuries war minimal and the course was fast and embracing. Here are the winners and dignitaries with a family friend of ours. From left, marathon director and friend of the McClendon Report, Carey Pinkowski, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, men’s winner Tsegaye Kebede, Governor Pat Quinn,... Read more »
Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas prompted me to cry 3 times. First, when I received the alert from my Associated Press App, hearing she won the gold medal. The second cry hit me when a colleague asked me if I had heard the news. My third cry came when I saw her astounding performances in the all-around.... Read more »
Monique Caradine aims to inspire. Awesome, intense, informational…and more. Monique Caradine’s Visibility Bootcamp was only for serious entrepreneurs looking for maximum media exposure. I was honored to be a panelist at the event as conscious, business minded professionals participated in a workshop that will surely garner more media opportunities for their businesses and their personas.... Read more »