Here's some pics of guests that have come thru to talk to the Rise & Grind Morning Show, Mikey Dredd, Mina SayWhat and Muthaknows
The Rise & Grind Morning Show Anniversary Party with Mikey Dredd, Mina SayWhat and Muthaknows
Jay-Z held a press conference to announce a 2-day labor day weekend show in Philly that will feature 30 artists. Power 99's On Air Host Mina SayWhat & News Director Lorraine Ballad-Morrill were there. Here are the pictures!
Oklahoma Tornado was an EF 5 - The tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Monday has been categorized as an EF-5, the highest designation. The storm winds peaked between 200 and 210 miles per hour in many areas and ran a span of 17 miles. Oklahoma City Mayor, Mick Cornett said, "We're talking levels of debris that's 4 feet high, as far as you can see. And we're talking about cars that are upside-down and school books and children's toys and trees without bark. This was the storm of storms."
NBA Player Donates Plenty Money 1 Million To Oklahoma Relief - OKC Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant has donated $1 million to the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. The team and other players have made a pledge to match his $1 million. OKC Thunder owner, Clay Bennet said, "This community is all about family. It’s all about supporting each other, and when things like this happen, we rally and we take care of each other. The community’s been so supportive of this team and we’ve had such an incredible connection with the citizens here and across the state, that we really feel that it’s our absolute responsibility to do all we can to help." All of the money donated will be going to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other relief efforts. To donate you can text "REDCROSS" to 90999.
Cicada Invasion Fueled By Sex - The loud annoying bugs that make their appearance every 17 years and wreak havoc on our lives for a few weeks are driven by sex! The bugs are underground for nearly two decades and come above ground for the soul purpose of mating. They will spend 4-6 weeks getting busy, laying their cicada babies and then they'll head back underground for another 17 years.
Cobbs Creek Girls Alleged Kidnapper Has Been Abandoned - The PA woman who is accused of kidnapping the 5 year old girl from her kindergarten classroom has gotten no love in jail. She has not had one family member for friend visit her since she was sent to prison a couple of months ago. She is facing 11 charges including deviant sexual intercourse with a child, kidnapping and unlawful restraint of a minor.
Book Claims High Cholesterol Doesnt Cause Heart Disease - A new book called, "The Great Cholesterol Myth" is claiming that high cholesterol has little affect on wether someone will develop heart disease. The book is a New York Times best seller and is asserting that people are spending far too much time concerning trying to monitor and control their cholesterol levels. The book says, "Trying to lower heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to lower the calories you're eating by taking the lettuce off your whopper, fries and shake." The main takeaways from the book are, "eat fruits and vegetables, don't smoke, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight".
Oklahoma Tornado Death Toll Reduced To 24 - The death toll from the powerful tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, was reduced to 24 yesterday (May 21st), including nine children, from an earlier higher estimate of 51.
Homeless Teen Graduates At The Top Of Her Class - A teen from Clayton County, Georgia has beat the odds and graduated Valedictorian despite the fact that she is homeless. Throughout her high school career she and her family of 5 bounced between shelters, small apartments and living out of her mother's car. She credits her success to hard work and not giving up. She said, "I just told myself to keep working, because the future will not be like this anymore,” Fearce said. “You’re worried about your home life and then worried at school. Worry about being a little hungry sometimes, go hungry sometimes. You just have to deal with is. You eat what you can, when you can." She’s going to Spellman.
Family Kept 80 Animals In Mobil Home - A family is facing criminal charges after it was discovered that they were keeping more than 80 animals in a PA mobil home, along with an infant. They are being charged with endangering the welfare of children and animal cruelty. The animals included ducks, turtles, potbellied pigs, cats, dogs and even exotic birds.
New Bill Targets Massive Student Debt - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY is trying to help students out by coming up with legislation that will deal with the crazy amount of student-debt individuals face after graduating. She hopes to force the Secretary of Education to refinance most government loans carrying interest rates above 4% into fixed 4% loans. The change would save borrowers billions of dollars in annual interest payments. Shout out to her for saying, "At a time when corporations, homeowners and even local governments are refinancing at historically low interest rates and saving millions of dollars, students and families who take out loans to pay for college are getting left behind. Ensuring that our graduates are not saddled with unmanageable debt by keeping interest rates low is just common sense."
Church Offers Free Chickfila - A church in Dayton, Ohio put an add in a local newspaper offering free $25 Chikfila gift cards to married, heterosexual couples that attended a church event that was to honor biblical marriage. The Cornerstone Baptist Church did not have sponsorship from the fast food restaurant. This is a controversial act considering the backlash Chikfila has gotten in the past for 'anti-gay' remarks made by the CEO.
#SayWhat News (weird, outrageous, surprising and crazy news) goes down at 6:55a, 7:55a, 8:55a and 9:55a everyday with @MinaSayWhat on @Power99Philly.
Rumor has it that Halle Berry is expecting a baby boy. She was spotted with a baby blue bath tub for the baby.
Former Destiny's Child singer LeToya Luckett is set to join the cast of Single Ladies during their third season. Will you tune in?
According to Bossip, Shay was hosting a birthday party at Club Onyx in Philly this past weekend, got drunk and got on the mic and yelled "F*ck Erica!!"Sources say that Shay went on to say that she is still having sex with Lil Scrappy and that he will always be her man and not Erica's.
Chris Brown suffered more car trouble on Tuesday when he accidentally hit another car while driving through Beverly Hills with his on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran. RiRi's dad Ronald Fenty allegedly wants his daughter to get back with Chris. According to The UK Sun, Fenty said, "I'm still his No1 fan - I still like Chris regardless. They have a very passionate relationship but if they split up it does not mean it's forever with them. In a couple of months they'll be back together."
Last night a first full single from Beyonce's upcoming album leaked online but hours later it was gone. They say Beyonce's camp sent out cease and desist letters to all bloggers to remove the song from their sites. Ouch! Glad I got my copy of the song, because "Grown Woman" rocks!
Jennifer Hudson‘s fiance isn’t happy about her weight loss. David Otunga misses the curvaceous beauty he fell for when they met five years ago and he wants her back!According to the Enquirer, David has watched as his bubbly, food-loving girlfriend has become a food-adverse stress-ball about calories and image. And David is apparently tired of it. David wants Jennifer to ease up on the Weight Watchers and remember the fun girl she used to be.
Chief Keef was arrested for marijuana possession on Monday in Dekalb County, Georgia.He addressed the arrest on Twitter, writing, "Jus Got Out Of Dekalb County jail In Atlanta Mad As [expletive]." He also shared a photo of his mugshot on Instagram.Chief Keef was arrested in January and spent about two months in juvenile detention for violating probation on a weapons conviction. He had received probation for pointing a gun at police in 2012.
Dwyane Wade appears on the cover of the latest issue of Jet Magazine which hits stands on today. In the issue Dwyane talks about fatherhood and co-parenting. He also touches on why he chose to take custody of his sons, his upbringing without his father and whether he thought he was a good husband.
Tornado Tears Through Oklahoma - Search/ rescue teams, emergency crews and relief teams are in full force after a deadly tornado ripped through Oklahoma City yesterday. At least 51 people are dead, including 20 children. The tornado wiped out entire city blocks and left a path of mangled cars, homes and buildings in its wake. Hospitals are doing their best to keep up with the injured. One hospital alone has 85 injured including 65 children with injuries ranging from minor to critical. President Obama has declared it a major disaster and has made federal aid available to people in several different counties. Donate here
Disney Employer/ Pastor Caught Watching Child Porn - 49 year old Eugene Cuthbert, who is a former Disney employee and pastor, was caught at work writing a sermon while watching kid porn. Security officials determined that he was trying to access unauthorized sites on the Disney serves and was downloading pornos with underage girls. The parishioners from his church were shocked by the allegations saying that he is a nice guy and they couldn't believe he would do something like this. He has sent an apology letter to his employers at disney and is being held on $12.5K bond.
Tire Shop Paying Workers With Crack - A Detroit tire shop is under investigation after it was discovered that the employees were allegedly being paid in crack. The owner of Big C's Tire Shop was giving out crack rocks instead of pay checks. A lot of counterfeit equipment was found in the shop like printers, blank IDs and check stock paper. Residents of the neighborhood hope the crack down(no pun intended) will get the block back in order.
Pizza Worker Commits Lewd Act With Pepperoni - 41 year old John Allison was arrested for exposing his penis in a grocery store and rubbing it with a stick of pepperoni. A store worker said, "I watched him go to the back of the store near the beer and the bakery sections. The guy was standing in a corner ... I thought he was going to steal some merchandise. Instead, he undid what I thought might be his belt. I then saw him unzip his pants." Allison has since been released on $2K bond.
Billboard Has Highest Ratings In 12 Years - This year's Billboard Music Award show pulled in 9.47 million viewers which was up about 28% ofer 2012's viewing audience. For the highly desired 18-49 year old target demographic it was number 1 pulling in 4.6 million viewers in this age bracket. Miguel's instagram famous karate kick may or may not have had an impact on the ratings!
Man Makes 007 Escape After Caught Cheating - Obviously dangling hundreds of feet in the air by the threads of a sheet was more appealing than dealing with the backlash of an angry wife.A new video shows a man in Brazil escaping from an apartment window 007-style after his wife caught him cheating.
Social Media Cracks Joke On Miguel And Drake -
If you missed the Billboard Music Awards you probably didn't miss out on Miguel's drop kick. While attempting to jump over a crowd of viewers Miguel unfortunately landed on the neck of an unsuspecting girl causing instagram and twitter to go wild. There are countless memes that show the fall including one of a girl in a neck brace quoting "But you saw me on stage with Miguel though." There’s another one that says Air-Dorn by Miguel with a picture of a heel with the Nike sign. Then there’s the one where he’s in the ring with 2 wresters drop kicking the air. Second, Drake's outfit from his video for 'No New Friends' made him victim to instajokes. There are countless memes of Drake in his crazy outfit and awkward pose where he leaning to one side. There’s a picture of him doing the smooth criminal lean with MJ and dancing on the soul train line. Drake even partook in some of the fun posting a couple of the memes to his own instagram page.
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