Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 2/6
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It’s no secret we LOVE first lady Michelle Obama, which is why we’re super excited about her new video encouraging first-generation college students! In I’m First, Obama shares her experience as the first person to graduate from college in her family and discusses some of the challenges she faced. You can check it out HERE.
Before he sings at the Oscars, Pharrell Williams will perform at the NBA All-Star Game. NBA announced Thursday that the producer-rapper-singer will perform Feb. 16 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Williams will open the game and perform during the player introductions with surprise guests. The game’s halftime performance will feature Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth, Wind and Fire, Janelle Monae and Dr. John.
Family members of a 95-year-old Chicago woman who was sexually assaulted and community activists are asking the perpetrator to come forth. The man reportedly posed as a friend of the victim’s recently deceased son, forced himself into her home and assaulted her. Police are looking for a man between 35 to 45 years old.
Seriously, stop it. The principal of this all-girls private school in California needs to get a swift rump kicking. As do all the bigoted fools supporting this action in the comments section of this article about how the institution’s Black History Month menu consisted of cornbread, fried chicken and (wait for it) watermelon. Read the nonsense HERE.
LeBron James is already poised to star in a buddy comedy with Kevin Hart and now the Miami Heat MVP is gearing up for another business venture: this time on the small screen. According to Vulture, LBJ will produce the series Survivor’s Remorse, about a basketball player who who finds himself in the spotlight after signing a major contract, for Starz.
It’s only fitting that the Broadway play about Motown play in Motor City. Beginning Oct. 21 until Nov. 16, Motown the Musical will play Detroit’s Fisher Theatre. The production tells the story of Berry Gordy and Motown Records. Motown the Musical earned four Tony Award nominations.
Is there anything Oprah Winfrey can’t do? The media mogul reportedly has her eye on a role in the revival of Pulitzer Prize-winning play Night, Mother, according to the New York Times. The role would mark Oprah’s Broadway debut and she would star opposite Audra McDonald “as a mother struggling to stop her daughter from killing herself.”