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After President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address last night, Phillip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders, gave the first-ever State of the Youth address. The speech acknowledged issues important to young voters of color, such as gun violence, minimum wage, education and more. You can watch the full address here.
It’s no secret that this winter has been one for the record books. Between the polar vortex and record-setting freezing temperatures, it seems as though we just can’t catch a break. While parts of the United States are accustomed to dealing with harsh weather, the South got a bitter taste of Mother Nature on Tuesday when a storm dumped a few inches of snow in cities such as Atlanta and Birmingham.
Kendrick Lamar is taking a philosophical approach to being shut out at the Grammy Awards. Lamar, one of Sunday night’s top nominees with seven nods, was shut out, prompting four-time winner Macklemore to send a text of apology later that night after winning best rap album. “It’s well-deserved. He did what he did, man,” Lamar told XXL magazine. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason. The universe comes back around. That’s how it go.”
Everyone’s favorite talk show host is turning the big 6-0 today! So how do you celebrate a milestone birthday when you’re one of the highest paid celebrities in the world? By spending it at home. Although Oprah Winfrey rang in her 50th birthday with a big televised bash, the media mogul has opted for a low-key affair this year.
It’s the tale of two NFL players: Richard Sherman, who gladly embraces the spotlight, while Marshawn Lynch can’t wait to get away from reporters. On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos players gathered for Media Day at New Jersey’s Prudential Center–a chance for reporters to drill the athletes before Sunday’s Super Bowl.