Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o is People magazine's Most Beautiful person

Lupita Nyong'o is People's Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises "her inspiring story." Read more here: Lupita Nyong'o Is PEOPLE's Most Beautiful

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Holder: Obama to dramatically expand drug clemency

President Barack Obama is preparing to make much broader use of his power to grant commutations to non-violent drug convicts who have served long sentences, Attorney General Eric Holder said in a video released Monday. Watch that video below:

Michigan's affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

(CNN)Michigan's law banning the use of affirmative action in college admissions was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, in a case that raised thorny questions over race and remedies.

The 6-2 ruling reversed a lower court's 2013 ruling that the voter-approved affirmative action ban violated the U.S. Constitution's equal protection guarantees. Three justices in the majority -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito -- concluded that the lower court did not have the authority to set aside the law.

It is the latest step in a legal and political battle over whether state colleges can use race and gender as factors in choosing which students to admit.

Read more: Michigan's affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

Monday, April 21, 2014

Did Blake Griffin intentionally throw water on fan.

During a NBA playoff game against the Golden State Warriors Blake Griffin seemed to accidentally pour water on a visiting Golden State fan while looking at a video replay. When I first saw it I thought it was an innocent mistake. But the more I saw the replay the more I think that Griffin did that sh*t on purpose, LOL. Of course Blake says he didn't do it on purpose. I say what are the odds that he accidentally hits the Golden State Warrior fan sitting up front? Check out the video and let me know what you think. George Cook

Nas Teams Up with Google and Microsoft for Tech-Based Scholarships

These are the stories we don't hear enough about. Many Hip Hop stars give back but for some reason it has to be a secret. Of course most rappers are not as socially aware as Nas is but they can aspire to be. Big kudos to Nas. I don't know if they makes up for "Oochie Wally" but it's a start. LOL. George Cook

[ SOURCE ] General Assembly, a private technical school in New York has created a new fund designed to increase minority participation in the tech world, and it’s receiving help from none other than Nas. The hip-hop artist has enlisted the help of Hirepurpose and tech giants Google and Microsoft to help fund the new initiative. Nas’ own Queensbridge Venture Partners will fund scholarships aimed at African-Americans and Latinos, while Google’s contributions will help fund women’s scholarships and Microsoft and Hirepurpose will fund scholarships for veterans.