Friday, October 30, 2009

Kwame Kilpatrick Still Rolling In The Money!

It's amazing what power and influence can get you even when you've served time in jail for committing a felony offense while being the mayor of a major city. Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was in a Detroit courtroom yesterday testifying regarding his inability to keep up payments on the $1 million in restitution that he promised to pay back to the city as part of the text messaging scandal. Somehow Kilpatrick and his wife have managed to run over $1 million through their personal bank accounts while receiving close to $300,000 in loans from major businessmen as Roger Penske and Dan Gilbert according to the Detroit Free Press since he was in jail.

Kilpatrick of course has amnesia regarding where all the money is coming from, but clearly being an ex-mayor has it's privileges. Kilpatrick and his family now live in the Dallas area and Kilpatrick works for a medical supply company. Only in America as Don King would say, and people wonder why everyone is cynical about politics.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kijafa Frink (Michael Vick's Fiance) Speaks About Life With Michael!

Kijafa Frink recently spoke with the Philadelphia Daily News about life with her fiance Michael Vick. The Philly native speaks eloquently about her relationship with the NFL player.

Larry Johnson's Troubles!

Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was at one time one of the best running backs in the NFL. He's approaching 30 years of age as a running back and playing on a bad team. Johnson has allowed his frustrations to get the best of him and after making unflattering comments about his head coach and making a gay slur on Twitter. Johnson topped that the next day by issuing another gay slur in the Chief's locker room. All of these rants have cost Johnson a 2 week suspension from the team and $660,000 in salary since he won't be paid by the team.
Johnson would be advised to get control of his emotions. He's at an age where running backs become dinosaurs, and losing $660,000 in salary is serious business. He may want to look at the cautionary tale of Antoine Walker, the NBA player who went through $110 million.

Obama and Fox News Talking!

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Fox News executive Michael Clemente and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs met yesterday regarding unspecified topics. The White House has contended interestingly that Fox operates as a Right Wing Organization instead of a news network. Fox News is the most popular news network on television, and the programming really hasn't changed since President Barack Obama came into office. The network has targeted stories that the mainstream media has decided to ignore such as ACORN and the Vann Jones controversy, but those stories were legitimate and worthy of coverage.

The White House needs to get a tougher skin, because this controversy is only making Fox News more popular. Bill O'Reilly even stated that his show is just behind Katie Couric's news show on CBS which is amazing for a cable news program.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Evers-Williams & Erving Receive Civil Rights Awards!

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Myrlie Evers-Williams and Julius "Dr. J" Erving received Civil Rights Awards from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis yesterday. Evers-Williams, widow of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers has dedicated her life's mission to continue her late husband's legacy as a champion of civil rights following his assassination in 1963. Erving, who gained fame as a star basketball player is now president of the Erving group and continues to work as a philanthropist.

Tito, Jackie and Marlon Attend "This Is It" Premiere

Jackson brothers, Tito, Jackie and Marlon attend their late brother Michael's concert rehearsal movie premiere yesterday in Los Angeles. The movie is expected to have a 2 week run at theatres as it profiles Michael Jackson's final concert rehearsals before his untimely death.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kareem May Be Joining Grizzlies Staff!

The Memphis Commercial Appeal that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is in talks with the Memphis Grizzlies to join the the teams coaching staff work with their centers. Kareem has been lobbying for a coaching position for a long time, so if this pairing works, it'll be long overdue for Abdul- Jabbar.

Monday, October 26, 2009

CJ Jeans By Cookie Johnson!

When you receive the Oprah seal of approval you know that you're doing something right. Cookie Johnson received a lot of love from the Queen of Talk last week when Oprah profiled "CJ Jeans" by Cookie Johnson. Johnson developed the jeans after having difficulty finding jeans that fit her comfortably. The jeans target sizes 2-18 and are priced in the $140-$200 range. Nordstrom stores carries the line of jeans.

If Johnson seems familiar to everyone it's because she's the wife of Magic Johnson. Cool to see Mrs. Johnson venturing out of the shadows of her famous husband.