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 »
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.
I hit the streets in search of the homeless. Gloves, socks, and food were highly appreciated. Start giving. Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News
Humanitarian Awards Banquet on March 15 to be hosted by Revival Tabernacle Church (CHICAGO) – On Friday, March 15, the Revival Tabernacle Church will host its 3rd Annual “Celebration of Excellence Humanitarian Awards Dinner” at the Holiday Inn Chicago Midway Ballroom at 6624 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL, at 7:00 p.m. The event, which celebrates the... Read more »
When will Black filmmakers muster up the courage to produce slave narratives? Well, I guess we will have to rely on Quentin Tarantino to come up with Django Unchained as the quintessential slave narrative. No Tyler Perry, no Spike Lee…Glaringly absent when it comes to telling the stories of Gustavus Vassa, Venture Smith, Charlie Ball,... Read more »
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Attorney Kimberly Brown from Protecting Legacies, LLC, accepts a seed fund check from The Milton & Ruby McClendon Education Foundation. Presenting the check are co-directors, Duane, Theodore, and Garrard McClendon. The funds will be used to provide estate planning and legacy building for families. The foundation is named after the McClendon brothers’ parents and is... Read more »
This is storybook. Miami is elated. Cleveland and OKC: dejected. Once upon a time Cavaliers’ star player, Lebron James, says goodbye, and the King wins a ring and a championship within 24 months. Lebron captures the elusive NBA title and the new bad boys of the NBA have triumphed over Oklahoma City. Congrats to The... Read more »
It is clear that the Nike Air Yeezy 2 space sneaker is a force of nature rivaling gravity. I had a private talk with a friend of Kanye West (Grammy recording artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith) and Smith had an interesting answer to my question. I asked Rhymefest if I could get a pair of the... Read more »
You may click the CNN link below to watch streaming video of the Whitney Houston Funeral in Newark, NJ. CNN – Whitney Houston Homegoing