Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 8/1
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The slain teenager’s infamous black hoodie is still being held as a piece of evidence, but Rev. Al Sharpton said he’d like to see it displayed at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum is currently under construction and expected to open in 2015.
The chief judge of U.S. District Court in Chicago has questioned whether the federal government in a drug case racially profiled African-Americans and Latinos — raising a sensitive issue that has arisen in various forms nationwide for years.
In a new study, optimism among minorities now outpaces that of Whites by the widest margin since at least 1987, a new analysis shows. Americans’ attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with Whites significantly less likely than Blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living, according to AP.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington was received top honors on Vanity Fair’s annual “Best Dressed” list. Other notable celebrities included on the list are Beyonce, LeBron James and Justin Timberlake. Congratulations, Kerry!
Chi-town’s own rapper and controversy courter, Lupe Fiasco, will headline the Chicago Bears’ first concert on the Aragon Ballroom stage. The Miller Lite Bears Kickoff Concert, which is aimed at attracting younger fans, is scheduled for Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 5. Bear down!
After sitting out for a year due to an injury, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose could suit up Oct. 5 against the Indiana Pacers for the preseason opener. Recently, the 24-year-old told CNN he’s the best player in the NBA right now.
Seems like Cissy Houston has gotten the writing bug. Months after releasing her tell-all book “Remembering Whitney,” the gospel singer has written an open letter to her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina. In the letter, Houston expressed her disapproval of Bobbi’s engagement, saying, “I think you’re too young to get married.”
In “All Me,” the latest single from “Nothing Was The Same,” Canadian rapper Drake claims he’s the “light-skinned Keith Sweat.” Umm…what?! He’s joined on the track by 2 Chainz and Big Sean, who raps about his “Glee” star girlfriend Naya Rivera. “Nothing Was The Same” is due on September 17.
If the show goes through, Usher and Cee Lo Green’s ex wives (Tameka Foster and Christina Johnson, respectively) could be airing some dirty laundry. Naturally, the singers don’t seem to be too keen on the idea.
The court ordered the NBA player to immediately send his sons to their mother for a visit after the basketball star tried to file an emergency motion. Wade requested that his ex-wife receive psychological evaluation before releasing their two sons to her, but the courts denied it. His two boys will likely have interesting stories to tell their father when they return to Miami.