In less then 24hrs after Nelson Mandela’s death, NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg announces the creation of a high school in Brooklyn, in dedication of the hero. The Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice. DOPE! Hit the jump for more details.
President Obama has made headway on helping to control the fabled Iranian Nuclear program. After imposing economic sanctions on Iran, driving their economy into the toilet, Iran is open to agreeing to a peaceful settlement with the UN in order to gain Nuclear power and some of the $ their missing out on in the world economy.
Today marks the BIG 5-0! Our nation’s 35th president was assassinated, and after five decades gone, many things remain a mystery. Since November 22, 1963, conspiracies have flooded newsrooms all over, including, Jean Hill also known as ‘the lady in red’.
Hill was one of the many to come out to Dealey Plaza to see the President that day, and no sooner after he was shot and killed, she detailed a few things that some still have questions about. There was more than one shooter and she’d heard about four to six shots. Is it the truth – I wasn’t there, but until the day of her passing, Jean Hill remained consistent in her story.
With time gone by, JFK continues to be one of the greats, so IFWT remembers him.
The Senate voted 52 to 48 to change in the filibuster rules and clear the way for many of Obama’s judicial nominees. Bought on by Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid was what he called the, “nuclear option,” which is for Senate rules to be passed by most executive and judicial nominees. What was to be a 60-vote decision maker is now placed on the table as – majority rules. Votes would include all courts, minus the Supreme.
When he raised this issue this [Thursday] morning, Reid stated, “It’s time to change before this institution becomes obsolete.” Of course, this lead to a major debate between the new vs. old of Democrats, and the Republicans are saying that if/when they take the White House, they’ll change the rules for all courts, including the Supreme.
All-in-all, the rules have changed of changing rules. Hit the jump for more.
This generation is different – hell, our President and his wife is different! Michelle Obama is making her way to the couches of, BET’s 106 & Park to spit her usual – INSPIRATION.
The First Lady, Flotus makes her campaign stop to express the view points on education. “So many young people just get into the grades and checking the boxes of the things they think they’re supposed to do, but there’s also a value in learning how to love to learn,” she said. Go ahead, Mrs. Obama! Reaching out to the hip-hop nation.
The show is expected to air today at 6pm. Hit the jump to get a quick preview.
Kanye West hit up Philly’s Hot 107.9 when he was in town for his Yeezus tour on Saturday, and spoke with the ladies of the morning show about President Obama’s “jackass” comment. True to Yeezy fashion, he had some words for our nation’s leader.
“I don’t care if you’re the president, I bring joy to people,” he told hosts Shamara and Layla. He then goes on to explain why he won’t be talking about that guy in the White House anymore, adding that Obama better not talk about Kim Kardashian either. “He shouldn’t mention my baby mama name, ’cause we both from Chicago.” Is that a threat, Yeezy? He’s so crazy. Watch the whole rant below.
New Yorkers hit the voting booths all over the five boroughs and have elected their new mayor, Democratic nominee Bill de Blasio! He will be taking over for Republican Michael Bloomberg who served three consecutive terms as the mayor of New York. Congratulations to de Blasio, his whole campaign team, and his beautiful family on the win! Check out some pics of New York’s newest elected mayor in the gallery!
Chris Brown may really be in luck. Reports have been conflicting thus far regarding his recent fight in Washington D.C. that resulted in jail time for the singer and a possible probation violation, but someone very important may be able to clear up the confusion: a member of the Secret Service! Here’s the deal:
In the official documents filed by the police on the scene of the fight, a witness told cops that he heard the victim tell another cop that Chris did NOT hit him, only the bodyguard. The cop this was allegedly told to denies the conversation ever happening…but a nearby, on-duty Secret Service agent (they were in D.C., after all…) has gotten in contact with D.C. police to tell them that he happened to be around when the victim told the cop Chris never hit him, and he’s 100% sure those words came out of his mouth.
It doesn’t get much more trustworthy than a Secret Service agent, so this could be a HUGE break for Chris with the L.A. Probation Department, since it’s up to them to decide whether Chris violated or not (which would result in up to 4 years in prison.) Stay tuned!
I mean, WOW! As if the government doesn’t have enough problems with this, ‘shutdown‘ situation! Twitter went ham yesterday after advisor to President Obama, Dan Pfeiffer tweeted out, “also a much n***er factor on the right” He immediatly sent out an apology tweet, but is he excused? When dealing in the business of getting the information out immediatly, you’ll make mistakes, but is this a mistake that the government should be making?! According to some twitter users, NO! Hit the jump and check out the backlash.
Check out how our governments budget standoff’s effects America’s economy, institutions and government workers.