I will be starting new posts to this site in the next week. The McClendon Minute will give you quick advice, etiquette tips, and editorial commentary on a weekly basis. Stay tuned for exciting content from Garrard McClendon.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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: 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 »