Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 2/13
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After pummeling wide swaths of the South, a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region as it marched Northeast and threatened more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions of residents. Baltimore awoke to 15 inches of snow, measured in Pimlico, the neighborhood that is home to the Preakness Stakes horse race. Snow blowers roared, breaking the quiet of downtown as they cleared city sidewalks in a sleeting rain. But every cleared strip created a potential hazard as it quickly iced over. Traffic was light, with some pedestrians taking to the middle of the road.
As an awards show dedicated to celebrating the achievement of people of color, it only makes sense that the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards will pay tribute to the late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is expected to honor the former South African president during the live awards show next week.
Congratulations to Lil’ Kim! The rapper showed off her baby bump during an appearance at New York Fashion Week Wednesday night. According to Us Weekly, she is a “few months along” and she “can’t wait” to be a mom.
No, no, no, Nicki. What were you thinking?! Shortly after dropping the video for her new single, “Looking Ass N*gga,” the rapper showed off the artwork accompanying the track. The image depicts Civil Rights leader Malcolm X holding a rifle and looking out the window. SMH.
Los Angeles rappers Odd Future were banned from New Zealand on Thursday after authorities decided the group “posed a threat to public order,” according to the Associated Press. They were scheduled to open for Eminem. Group member Tyler, the Creator tweeted: “They said we were ‘terrorist threats and bad for the society’ or whatever. Sick.”