Gossip, News, President Obama

Meet the Woman Barack Obama Reportedly Proposed to Before Michelle?


Barack Obama clearly ended up with the right woman, but with news of his preMichelle marriage proposal making headlines, our curiosity about Sheila Miyoshi Jager was piqued.

In Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, Jager told Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David J. Garrow that she had been seriously involved with the future president in the mid- to late ’80s and early ’90s. Not only did they move in together, but he proposed marriage — twice.

However, Obama’s political ambitions reportedly did them in; a mutual friend of the couple recounted that Obama explained that “the lines are very clearly drawn: If I am going out with a white woman, I have no standing here.” (For the record, Jager is of Dutch and Japanese ancestry.) Garrow wrote that Obama “felt trapped between the woman he loved and the destiny he knew was his,” implying that race factored into the Chicago politico’s decision to settle down with Michelle.

According to the book, Jager met Obama in the mid-’80s while doing community organizing in Chicago. Things turned romantic and they moved in together.

“In the winter of ’86, when we visited my parents, he asked me to marry him,” Jager, 53, recalled. She said that she turned down his proposal not for racial reasons but because her parents were concerned about Obama’s professional prospects and thought that Jager, then 23, was too young. (On the issue of race, a close family friend of Jager’s parents said that Obama came across to them like “a white, middle-class kid.”)

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Murder, News

Can You believe he killed her? Man arrested For Jogger’s Murder


chanel-lewis-549x329The father of Chanel Lewis, the man suspected of raping and strangling Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, said his son is “a humble kid”.

“It’s extremely surprising… he’s not the person for that,” said Richard Lewis, 70, a retired schoolteacher.

Vetrano, 30, was savagely beaten, raped and strangled while jogging in a Queens park near her father’s home in Howard Beach, NY on Aug. 2. Phillip Vetrano found his daughter’s body among tall weeds in a Queens park later that night.

DNA recovered from Vetrano’s body and cell phone did not match anyone in the crime database.

Police released a sketch of a suspect spotted near the crime scene. But the sketch yielded no new clues and the case went cold.

Investigators focused on 20-year-old Lewis as a suspect after reviewing a 911 call from someone in the area who reported Lewis was acting suspiciously after the murder.

Police say Lewis voluntarily submitted DNA sample after they interviewed him last week. His DNA matched scrapings taken from under Vetrano’s fingernails.

Lewis was arrested around 6 p.m. Saturday outside a home on Essex Street where he lived with his mother, Veta Lewis, his two sisters and the sisters’ small children.

He will be charged with murder and sexual assault, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters.

According to police “This defendant admitted to attacking the victim, admitted to beating her, to strangling her and dragging her body into the weeds,” Queens assistant district attorney Michael Curtis said.

However from looking at the physical makeup of Lewis and his frailness, verses Vatrano’s fit physique, it looks like she could kick this man’s ass. He doesn’t look capable of murder.

Lewis received three summonses — dating back to 2013 — for loitering in the area where Vetrano’s body was found.

Richard Lewis said his son did well academically at a high school in Far Rockaway. He said Chanel aspired to work in social services after he graduated.

I’m sorry but I believe police was so anxious to solve this case, they’re pinning this girl’s murder on Lewis.

News

Tamron Hall left the ‘Today Show’ over Megyn Kelly


Tamaron HallTamron Hall was offered a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal to stay at the ‘Today’ show, but turned it down; since NBC axed her segment to make way for racist ex-Fox news anchorwoman, Megyn Kelly.

NBC thought the “multiple million” dollar contract would soften the blow and ease the insult blown to Hall but she said “fuck you” to NBC and kept it moving instead.

Hall’s relationship with NBC soured when the network canceled her top-rated morning show “Today’s Take,” which she co-hosted with Al Roker, to create a slot for Kelly. Staffers at NBC were already buzzing about Andy Lack’s decision to replace “Today’s” first black female anchor with Kelly.

Kelly will either take over Hall’s 9 a.m. slot or appear at 10 a.m. when she starts in September. I’m so glad I stopped watching today when they jerked Ann Curry.

Crime, News, Politics

Secret Service investigates Madonna for threatening to blow up the White House


madonna-549x317With Trump in it.

The U.S. Secret Service has opened up an active investigation into terroristic threats made by pop singer Madonna against President Donald Trump at the Women’s protest march on Saturday.

Madonna reportedly told demonstrators at the Women’s March On Washington that she has “often” thought of “blowing up the White House”.

“I’m angry. Yes, I’m outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” Madonna said. “But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”

The 58-year-old mother-of-4, graced the stage dressed like a young hipster as she dropped several “F” bombs, before CNN gutted her speech with commentary.

A spokesman for the Secret Service reportedly told media outlets that the agency was “aware” of the singer’s comments and would open an investigation, though the final decision on whether to prosecute would be made by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Other stars attending Saturday’s demonstrations in DC and other cities included Alicia Keys, Barbra Streisand, Rihanna, Brandy Norwood, Janelle Monáe, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debbie Allen, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and more.

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CEO/Founder of Newark, NJ’s FP YouthOutCry on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


13466297_524854701057279_9000895265262352470_nYou’re invited to join Conversations Of A Sistah Host Ms. Tracy L. Bell as she sits down with Mr. Al-Tariq Fp Youthoutcry Best CEO and Founder of FP YouthOutCry Foundation, a 501c3 organization who builds up youth, families and the communities within the City of Newark, NJ and surrounding areas.

The organization was founded in 2006 by Al-Tariq Fp Youthoutcry Best a native of Newark who grew up in Georgia King Village housing. FP YouthOutCry is one of the more progressive non-profit organizations in the city and has impacted the lives of more than 10,000 children and families with innovative programming and events. They believe you cannot solely help the youth without meeting the needs of their families.

The Foundation is celebrating their 10th Anniversary of Entertaining, Educating and Empowering Newark’s youth, families and communities.

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In the meantime, sound off here and we’ll see you on the air!