Posts in category "entertainment"

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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.

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Forgiving Sandi and Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Forgiving Sandi and Jesse Jackson, Jr.
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 »
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Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly from Kris Kross is Dead at 34

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly from Kris Kross is Dead at 34
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 »