Daily Archives: August 29, 2010
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson traded in his gloves for a dodge ball as he brought smiles to Jersey City children Tuesday morning.
Tyson, who was in town taping an episode of his Animal Planet reality series about raising his pigeons, stopped by Greenville Park at Batholdi Avenue and Older Bergen Road to play dodge ball with children in the Jersey City PAL.
“He wanted to come back here to give back to the community,” said JCPAL director Sgt. Frank Williams. “The kids really took to him. They don’t care who you are. To them you are either good to them or bad to them. He was like any adult giving his time to them.”
“He’s lost weight, and is married now. He was very straight forward with the kids, it’s never too late to change your life.”
Williams noted that Tyson is on a mission to clean his image and teach inner city youths to never give up on their dreams.
Lauryn Hill pulled out all the stops at her headlining gig at the 7th Annual Rock the Bells Festival, which took place on Governors Island in New York on Saturday (Aug. 28).
Opening her set with Fugees classic “Fu-Gee-La,” Ms. Hill brought an A-list batch of friends to the stage including Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, the oh-so-pregnant Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, Chris Rock, John Legend, and Fugees’ producer Jerry Wonder. L Boogs was even joined by her kids for a touching rendition of “To Zion,” dedicated to her first-born.
Sunday marks the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breach that left the great American city of New Orleans clinging to life preservers.
As a result of Hurricane Katrina, and the government’s failed response in 2005, an estimated 2,000 people died, and hundreds of thousands were displaced. A hundred thirty thousand acres of wetlands were washed into open water within a twenty four hour period. A natural disaster was turned into an unnatural catastrophe as a result of poor decision making, from inadequate levees and flood control to slow and insufficient emergency response to long term polices that have eroded the wetlands that are the first natural line of defense from hurricanes.
Unfortunately many of these poor decisions continue to be made. Uncapped carbon pollution is leading to global warming fueled mega-storms. Louisiana still loses an area of coastal wetlands the size of 32 football fields every day. Gulf residents continue to have high unemployment and, for many, employment options are limited to the natural resource extraction that is causing many of the ecological problems.
Five years later we have collectively failed in our national obligation to restore and rebuild the Gulf Coast as well as ensure that Katrina survivors have the right to return.
Now, the BP oil spill on April 20th of this year killed eleven workers, and has crippled local economies in the Gulf Coast. It has further destroyed critical wetlands, severely hurt sea turtle and pelican populations, and put the public at risk for health problems of which we do not yet know the implications.
It’s time to make better decisions. We need restoration on both sides of the levee to fully recover. Restoring the coastal wetlands that protect our communities from storm surge is key to a resilient, sustainable New Orleans. Creating green jobs restoring our resources, not degrading them, will be critical to the long term economic prosperity of the Gulf Coast. We need the Senate’s support — and with oil in our marshes, now more than ever — to restore our coast and protect New Orleans — an American treasure.
The U.S. Senate should pass comprehensive energy and oil spill legislation that will reduce carbon pollution that leads to more powerful storms and provide a dedicated fund for the restoration of America’s imperiled wetlands.
Michael Jordon’s Son, Marcus Being Investigated By Nevada Gaming Control Board For Spending $35,000!
If you’ve ever worried about what your child is posting on Twitter, be thankful your last name isn’t Jordan.
Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting that the Nevada Gaming Control Board is investigating Marcus Jordan, the underage son of hoops legend Michael Jordan, for tweets he made about a wild night at a Vegas nightclub.
Marcus, a 19-year-old sophomore guard for Central Florida, tweeted that he spent $35,000 in one evening at Haze, a nightclub at the Aria Hotel and Casino.
Marcus was in town for his father’s fantasy camp. He spoke for the first time about the tweet (which was later removed from his Twitter account), telling FOXSports.com senior college basketball writer Jeff Goodman on Wednesday that he made a “mistake.”
“I didn’t mean it the way it came across,” Marcus Jordan said then. “My family and friends know the type of person I am.”
However, the tweet did prompt a phone call from both Michael Jordan and his ex-wife, Juanita.
“I had conversations with both my parents,” Marcus added.
As for his allowance?
“I’m still good,” he laughed.
Clarke tweeted on Friday that “The Nevada Gaming Control Board just confirmed to me it was contacted by MGM International RE Michael jordan’s underage son.”
He continued in a later post: “Board member Randall Sayre said MGM Intl is in the early stages of an inquiry to see ‘where the system broke down.’”
Looks like Kat Stacks is at it again on Twitter, this time taking shots at Carmelo Anthony & Lala
How did this go down? It’s easy! Kat Stacks was being Kat Stacks…
Melo replied with…
Carmelo’s wife, @LaLa even put in a few words…
What do you make of this? Who will be the first to knock a bi**h and collect the dough??