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Obama Makes March On Washington Speech - Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Individuals who marched in Washington DC 5 decades ago led the thousands through the streets of DC. More than 200,000 people gathered to hear speakers like Oprah Winfrey, Al Sharpton, former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, our current President Obama and MLK’s children. During the speech he touched on things like political party division in government, making the school systems stronger and he also said that MLK’s dream was equal access to resources and pay, which we still have some work to do in. Oprah was straight chillin with the 1st lady on the sideline.
New Reports Say Aaron Hernanadez Was On Drugs - According to new reports, murder suspect and former NFL player Aaron Hernandez used Angel Dust and had been known to be very paranoid. Friends interviewed for the report said that Hernandez used “angel dust and convinced himself that his life was in danger, carrying a gun wherever he went.” He was said to have started using the drug after his father died when he was a teenager. His college coach is accused of covering up his failed drug tests but these allegations were denied. The same report said that throughout the Spring, Hernandez was missing practices and training and was close to being cut from the team.
Zimmermans Wife Pleads Guilty - Shellie Zimmerman, the wife of George Zimmerman, has pled guilty to perjury after it was discovered that she lied at her husbands bond hearing. At the hearing Shellie told the judge that the couple had little funds but it was revealed that George Zimmerman had collected more than $100,000 in donations from the internet. Days before the hearing Shellie transferred $74,000 from George’s account into her own and $50,000 into his sister’s account- at George’s instruction. All of this was revealed through a recorded jail cell phone calls where the couple talked in code about the money transfers. Shellie was originally facing third degree perjury charges but the courts accepted a plea deal. She will serve 1 year probation and have to complete 100 hours of community service.
Parents Television Council Issue Complaint Against VMA's - The Parents Television Council, a group dedicated to fighting explicit TV programming, is coming after MTV because of the recent VMA Awards show. The PTC is upset that the show was rated TV-14, suggesting that it was appropriate for 14 year olds, but had condom commercials and half naked, sexual performances by Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus. A PTC spokesman said, “This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children. MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate 'twerking' in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?” Ironically the p-popping princess’ dad, Billy Rae Cyrus, is a celebrity volunteer for the PTC.
McDonald's Rolling Out 'Mighty Wings' - Starting September 9th the Golden Arches will be expanding their territory into new domain- chicken wings. The ‘Mighty Wings’ will be breaded and seasoned wings. They will come in 3, 5 or 10 pieces starting at $2.99 and customers will be able to choose between 9 sauces. Wings are a huge industry these days- generating more than $8 billion in 2012.
MLK Family in Accident - Several members of the King family were on board a bus that was involved in a collision after the 50th anniversary March on Washington celebrations yesterday in DC. The bus that had children and seniors on board collided with a car- throwing many passengers out of their seats. One person in the car was injured and taken to the hospital- no reports yet on any injuries from the bus passengers.
Juicy J Explains 50K Scholarship - Are you a struggling college student that does a mean twerk? If so, there may be $50K of Juicy J’s money in it for you. The Juicy J Scholarship Foundation has announced how you win $50K for being the best twerker. To be eligible you must be a female between the ages of 18 and 25 and enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university. You can get more info at worldstarhiphop.com/scholarship
Cory Booker Addesses Gay Question - Saw this the other day and was hesitant to talk about it because I thought this mans sexual preference is none of our business but I keep seeing this everywhere so here it is. Rumors have been swirling that Cory Booker may be gay. As Newark’s current mayor and the potential next Senator of New Jersey- people are looking for answers. Yesterday in a profile published by the Washington Post Booker addresses the rumors. Booker said that he will continue to keep his private life private and, “People who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.”
Researchers Take On Crucial Question - Seems that researchers are taking on all of the ratchet these days. Just a day after we got the scientific break down of twerking we have also been given insight into the world of ‘the hater’. According to a new study conducted by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: People who tend to hate things they already know about are more likely to hate things they have not yet come in contact with. In conclusion: haters will hate.
Pornhub Reveals What Each State Watches - The porn site has released statistics on what type of porn is most popular in each state. In PA, the top searches were college, teen and milf. In that order. In NJ, the top was milf, pov, massage. In DE, milf, teen, college.
Fast Food Workers Striking Nationwide - Today started the fast food worker strike that aims that raise wages. Employees of McDonald's Corp, Wendy's Restaurants LLC, Burger King Worldwide Inc, Taco Bell and others have pledged to walk off their jobs in 50 cities. Macy’s and Sear’s workers plan to join them in some cities. They workers want to form a union to bargain for more money and they want to be paid $15 and hour. On average fast food workers earn $8.94 per hour The National Restaurant Association people have the facts wrong ands, "Only five percent of restaurant employees earn the minimum wage and those that do are predominantly working part-time and half are teenagers" (who have less work experience).
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