President-elect Barack Obama met with the four living members of the U.S. presidents’ club yesterday (George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter). The image above will forever be hailed in history books as every living U.S. president came together at the White House for a “power lunch” to hash over the world’s challenges with the president-elect. This is the first meeting of its kind since the days of President Ronald Regan. Check out the AP news coverage below:
“This is an extraordinary gathering,” Obama said, looking plenty at ease in the humbling office that will soon be his.
“All the gentlemen here understand both the pressures and possibilities of this office,” Obama said. “And for me to have the opportunity to get advice, good counsel and fellowship with these individuals is extraordinary. And I’m very grateful to all of them.” (Source)
Super celebrity photographer Derek Blanks recently completed a hott photoshoot with my homie super blogger NecoleBitchie. Derek, famous for his Alter Ego concepts, displays Necole fighting against her inner nerd. She was soooo nervous about how these were going to come out but I knew they would be gorgeous. Her inner light shines through and Derek captured it on film! Necole is going to post more photos later on her site and will explain the concept in detail, but I just couldn’t wait to share these with you guys!
Necole was DOIN IT…and I ain’t mad at her!
*Updated* Here’s Necole’s full story of the shoot she calls Necole vs. Bitchie…
On New Year’s Day, Oscar Grant, III (above) was fatally shot in the back by a subway police officer. The event occurred on California’s Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) and was thankfully captured on film by several onlookers within the station. Video footage clearly shows that the unarmed Grant was cooperating with authorities, who had also detained several other young men. I posted the original video footage to show the inhumanity of the shooting. It is very disturbing to watch so please view at your own risk: Continue Reading…
T.I. faced his children’s mother, LaShon Dixon, in court today to dispute charges that he doesn’t adequately support his children. Tip appeared perturbed on the witness stand when asked about the size of his home as Dixon’s attorneys attempted to show the court that his income could accomodate an increase. The news reported that Dixon makes about $20,000 per year and is seeking an increase so that the kids can have the same benefits at her home as they do at T.I.’s. I’m usually on the woman’s side, but this time I’ll have to side with Tip. He argued on the stand that he works hard to support his kids and they want for NOTHING, so why should he give her extra:
“When they are with me…they have the standard of living that I have created for MY household due to all of my hard work, all of my sacrifices, all of the things that I have been able to provide. Now…if that’s not available at LaShon’s house that’s because LaShon has failed to provide…”
Bow Wow and Jermaine Dupri are reunited and it feeeels so good! I just had an old school flashback…scuse me. Anywhoo, Roc The Mic is Bow Wow’s ode to his mentor JD and it’s a full blown lovefest. I’m sure the two are ecstatic about being friends again and it shows but this song is a bit much. Kinda reminds me of this old commercial.