President Barack Obama is taking heat this time around for planning to skip Nancy Reagan’s funeral to attend the popular SXSW festival in Texas. This isn’t the first time the President has skipped a major political figure’s funeral either. Hit the jump.
The Recording Academy President, Neil Portnow, has officially responded to Yeezy’s comments about the award show awarding the right artists for their work. He’s up to talk about what Kanye thinks is wrong with Grammy awards. Hit the jump!
President Obama may be feeling a little threatened to Donald Trump’s reign over the GOP debate, as he takes shots at the real estate mogul – mocking his past hosting a tv show and a couple other quotables. Hit the jump.
The University of Texas at Austin officially announced today that it will allow students to carry handguns in the university’s classrooms, according to ABC’s KTRK reports. University President Greg Fenves released a statement revealing, even though he’s personally against the idea of guns on campus, the university will allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry guns in compliance with state laws. President Fences stated, “under the law, I cannot adopt a policy that has the general effect of excluding licensed concealed handguns from campus.” More below.
President Obama is trying to fix a lot of issues in the USA during his last year as commander in chief. One of the issues he promised to fix while running for office was the gender pay gap. Today Obama announces new rules to help fix this serious issue in America. Hit the jump for more.
President Obama is already pretty comfortable when it come to television appearances. Aside from his daily appearances on news stations, the POTUS has been featured in shows like “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” and Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” It now appears that when Obama leaves office, he’ll have a spot secured for a role on FOX’s hit show Empire (if he wants it). TMZ photogs caught up with ‘Empire’s’ executive producer Brian Grazer in West Hollywood and asked if he would ever have the President on the show. Grazer admitted he never thought about it before, but he would certainly LOVE to have Obama as part of the cast. What role would he play though? Check out Grazer’s answer below.
Kendrick Lamar is using his celebrity and well-deserved exposure to support children who could benefit from his wise words. The Compton rapper released “Pay It Forward,” a video that shows his recent stop at the White House to meet up with President Barack Obama and discuss in detail “the importance of mentoring the youth,” and other topics. While the meet-and-greet was a highlight for the “Pay It Forward” visual, Kendrick is also seen interacting with a young man on the basketball court. “It’s only right that I mentor a young person with the same wisdom that was given to me. If it helps the next kid become a better person in life, I will forever be a … influence, and pay it forward,” he says in the video. Hit the jump for more.
Old Dixie Highway in Riviera Beach, FL is no more. Now when you travel down that highway you’ll be driving on President Barack Obama Highway. Riviera Beach officials renamed the highway. The new sign went up on Thursday displaying the name of the United States of America’s first black president. This highway holds a lot of history and memories for many people. Old Dixie officials have said it paid homage to an era that glorified slavery. The name was symbolic of racism that took place many years ago, cross burnings and the KKK and Riviera Beach Mayor, Thomas Masters says it was time for change. Check out the rest of this story after the jump.