Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 9/3
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Facing roadblocks at home and abroad, President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to back an American-led strike against Syria even though the prospects for military action depend on the votes of a fractured U.S. Congress.
A federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what. Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was the target of an N-word-laced rant by her black boss, and they return to a Manhattan federal court Tuesday to decide on punitive damages.
Leaders from the KKK and NAACP in Casper, Wyoming on Saturday night to discuss acts of violence against Black men and the distribution of KKK pamphlets, according to the Casper-Star Tribune. President of the Casper NAACP branch Jimmy Simmons and John Abarr of the United Klans of America met under heavy security…and scrutiny. The two also discussed the KKK’s plans to secede from the union. To read the full story, click here.
Karma is a you-know-what. The BBC reports a British man may have contracted HIV from the woman he was convicted of raping. Richard Thomas later passed out when he was told the woman has HIV and was taken to a hospital, where tests are pending. He had been sentenced to five years and four months in jail.
LeBron James plans to explore the theme of world fame despite growing up in the inner city as part of “Survivor’s Remorse,” a new show he’s developing with Starz. While he won’t star in the half-hour sitcom, he’ll be one of the executive producers of the show, which will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame — one is an NBA star and one is not — and how they deal with friends and families in the wake of that success.
Sure, you can find a new apartment and possibly a new job on Cragislist. But a positive pregnancy test? For about $25 each, it can be yours. According to ABC News, ads for the tests suggest buying them to get a longtime boyfriend to propose; prank your parents; or raise money for an abortion…and then use the money to go on vacation. The pregnant women selling them promise not to ask any questions. But we can’t help but wonder, WHY?!
The soulful singer, whose album “The Electric Lady” debuts next week, will sing live on New York Fashion Week’s runway. According to the Associated Press, Monae will sing at Friday’s show at Lincoln Center as part of “American Express Unstaged.” The live stream will begin Friday at 3 p.m. ET. We can’t wait!
After revealing the artwork for his new song“Breakfast Can Wait,” Prince has made the single available for purchase on his website. The song is being released through his new distribution deal with the independent Kobalt Label Services, according to the Associated Press. He’s working on a new album that’s set to be titled, “Plectrum Electrum.”
The “Dip It Low” singer is engaged to boyfriend Jas Prince. Milian, who is currently the social media correspondent for “The Voice,” has been dating the record label CEO since 2010. She was previously married to music producer The-Dream, but the two split after he allegedly cheated on her. Congratulations, Christina!