POST IT NOTES: HOTTEST HEADLINES ON 10/16
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New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race went to the voters Wednesday as both candidates characterized the race as a referendum on the partisan gridlock paralyzing Washington. Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan each cast a ballot early in the morning in the special election to fill the seat of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.
During a Tea Party meeting Monday night, Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. According to the Texas Observer, the meeting was originally held so that Tea Party members could learn more about the Muslim Brotherhood; however, Dewhurst quickly stole the show with his call for Obama’s removal from office.
The Texas politician isn’t the only one who wants to impeach the president. In Kendallville, Indiana, a picture of Obama with Hitler’s signature mustache, was plastered on a digital billboard that flashed the phrase “Impeach Obama.” According to WANE-TV, the sign may be affiliated with LaRouchePac, a political activist group that opposes Obama.
A day after Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson blasted Black women for not being funny enough for the show, we’ve learned that Kerry Washington will become the ninth Black woman to host the sketch comedy on November 2.
Grammy-winning, multi-platinum hip-hop icon Lil Wayne has teamed up with The Motivational Edge, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring youth toward academic achievement, to launch an Indiegogo campaign geared at expanding the program nationally. With a target-funding goal of $200,000, Lil Wayne and The Motivational Edge hope to bring more of the organization’s successful programs to youth across the country.
Snoop is at it again. From Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion to now Snoopzilla, the acclaimed rapper has reportedly reinvented himself for 7 Days of Funk, a collaborative project with Dam-Funk. The duo release their first single, “Faden Away,” and the album is set to drop Dec. 10.
The legendary entertainer has filed a federal lawsuit against Martin Luther King Jr.’s heirs over documents he said used to belong to him. King’s children, however, have said the papers were taken without permission and belong to the estate. One of the documents up for grabs is the civil rights leader’s outline for his 1967 speech “The Casualties of the War in Vietnam.”