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Shannon Richardson (Walking Dead Actress) Arrested For Letters Sent To Obama & Bloomberg

Reblogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Variety

Posted: Friday June 7, 2013 @ 3:34 p.m PST



Actress Shannon Richardson, who has appeared on “The Walking Dead” and “Vampire Diaries,” was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

NBC News first reported the arrest


The Doomsday Clock..End Near? 5 ‘Til Midnight

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Yahoo News

Posted: Tuesday January 15, 2013 @6:10 p.m PST

The clock is a symbol of the threat of humanity’s imminent destruction from nuclear or biological weapons, climate change and other human-caused disasters.

The hands of the infamous “Doomsday Clock” will remain firmly in their place at five minutes to midnight — symbolizing humans’ destruction.

 In 2010, the Bulletin found some hope in arms reduction treaties and international climate talks and bumped the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock back to six minutes from midnight from its previous post at five to midnight. But by 2012, the clock was pushed forward another minute. According to, Yahoo News.

President Obama Gets Picked Up Off His Feet By A Republican

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Yahoo News

Posted: Sunday September 9, 2012 @4:05 p.m PST


According to Yahoo News,  Florida pizza shop owner Scott Van Duzer lifted President Barack Obama a solid foot off the ground in a bear hug during an unscripted stop at his Fort Pierce, Fla., store. Literally.



Vice President Joe Biden Told Blacks In Virginia Mitt Romney Would “Put Ya’ll Back In Chains”

Blogged By: La Tray

Source: The Washington Times

Posted: Tuesday August 14, 2012 @9:54 p.m. PST


Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a large group of Black supporters in Virginia on Tuesday August 14, 2012 that presidential candidate Mitt Romney would put voters back in chains.

Biden’s words, “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” some found it humorous while Republicans found the Obama campaign has stooped low.


TO READ MORE ON THIS STORY: Joe Biden Tells Supporters In Virginia Mitt Romney Would Put Blacks Back In Chains



Ricky Martin and President Obama Supports Gay Marriage “Together We’re Stronger Than Divided” (Video)

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: USA Today – AamerMadhani

Media Credit: Photo (Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP/ Video (YouTube Jpusbr)

Posted: Tuesday May 15, 2012 @10:45 p.m. PST



According to USA Today, Gay icon Ricky Martin paid tribute today to President Obama for his recent shift on gay marriage.

The actor and singer — along with LGBT Leadership Council and Futuro Fund — hosted a fundraiser in New York for Obama this afternoon, just days after Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. Martin, once a member of the boy band Menudo and perhaps best known for his hit Livin’ la Vida Loca, is now on Broadway performing in Evita.

Martin announced his plans to hold the fundraiser — which drew 200 who paid at least $5,000 each — long before Obama announced his shift in position on gay marriage.

Interestingly, Martin was previously a George W. Bush supporter, and even performed at his inauguration in 2001. Martin later soured on Bush over the Iraq War. During Monday’s fundraiser for Obama, Martin noted that he respected how Obama has conducted himself on foreign policy.

“We admire his courage, like the courage he showed last week in affirming his belief in marriage equality,” Martin said. “That is the kind of courage we expect from our president and that is why we support him. He knows we’re in this together and that together we’re stronger than divided. We elected the right president at the right time.”

In his remarks, Obama said that gay marriage “strengthens families.”

The president also paid tribute to Martin and suggested his supporters catch Evita.

“Those of you who haven’t caught Evita yet, go out there,” Obama said. “I’m sure there are tickets still available. So grateful for him stepping out and being able to support me in this way.”

President Obama and Ricky Martin. Photo Credit: USA Today via Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP


Sean Goldman First Interview On Dateline Since Being Abducted By His Deceased Brazilian-Born Mother & Reunited With His Dad (Photos)

Blogged: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: MSNBC – Scott Stump

Photo Credit: MSNBC – Dateline NBC – TODAY

Posted: Wednesday April 25, 2012 @8:30 p.m. PST




In his first interview since about reunited with his father in 2009 after a five-year international dispute, Sean Goldman remembered being confused and having mixed feelings about returning to the United States.

Goldman,  now 11, was abducted in 2004 when his Brazilian-born mother took him from their New Jersey home on what was supposed to be a two-week vacation to her native country. She abruptly cut ties with his biological father, David Goldman, divorcing him and marrying a lawyer from a prominent Brazilian family while keeping Sean in Brazil.


When Sean was 8, his mother died from complications after childbirth, and his Brazilian stepfather moved to adopt him. David Goldman fought for the return of his son, triggering an international case that made headlines and lasted until Sean was reunited with him on Christmas Eve in 2009. Sean spent half of his life in Brazil before rejoining his father to live at his home in Tinton Falls, N.J.


Sean spoke with NBC’s Meredith Vieira about his feelings during the ordeal and its aftermath in an interview that will air on Dateline’ on Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

“I wasn’t angry, but I was confused,’’ he said. “Because where’s my dad?’’

While David was working tirelessly to bring his son home, Sean had no idea how badly his father wanted him back. He never questioned his mother or grandmother about why his biological father was no longer in their lives and why they never returned to America.


“I was scared to ask,’’ he said.

While trying to make sense of the custody battle at such a young age, Goldman buried his emotions.

“I didn’t want to be like a loner, so I had to kind of tuck the feelings away and try to live with the…situation,’’ he said.

It took President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting involved to move the case to Brazilian federal court from the local courts. The higher court ultimately awarded his biological father custody after years of legal wrangling in which his Brazilian family fought international treaties and court rulings in United States courts that upheld David’s rights to his biological son.


On Christmas Eve in 2009, Sean left Rio de Janeiro to board a plane chartered by NBC to Orlando with his father. As they made their way to the plane, the 8-year-old was besieged by cameras from all angles as he cried in the street. His Brazilian family deliberately paraded him in front of the media in protest of the court order that returned him to David Goldman’s custody.

“(I remember) getting dragged through streets full of cameramen — a lot of people pushing,” he told Vieira. “And hearing a lot of yelling and people calling my name. I just wanted to shoot through everybody.’’


He admitted having “mixed feelings’’ about wanting to leave Brazil, but once he boarded the plane, he just wanted it all to be over.


Sean’s Brazilian grandmother is still fighting to see him and claims that David Goldman is denying her access to Sean and therefore violating his human rights. But David Goldman says she can see her grandson anytime she wants if she will agree to a few basic conditions, including dropping her lawsuits in Brazil that are still appealing the decision to send Sean home.

“I remember going into the plane and my dad was looking around and waving,’’ Sean said. “I just told him to hurry up because I wanted to get in the plane and just…come back to America.’’

The bond with his father has come a long way since he first returned to the United States. He initially would not call his father “Dad,’’ but in the two-plus years since the two were reunited, they have forged a true father-son relationship. He agreed that his father is now his “best buddy.’’

“Other dads might just be a dad, but he’s more than a dad,’’ he said.


Meredith Vieira’s interview with Sean Goldman on Dateline airs at 10 p.m. ET Friday on NBC, and tune in to TODAY Friday morning for a live interview with Sean Goldman’s father, David Goldman.

Sean and David Goldman on a plane returning to the United States in December, 2009. Photo Credit: MSNBC / TODAY


Sean Goldman's interview with Meredith Vieira airs on Dateline on Friday. Photo Credit: MSNBC / Dateline NBC


''He's more than just a dad,'' Sean Goldman, 11, said of his father David. Photo Credit: MSNBC / Dateline NBC





Maxwell Performs All Albums For 6 Day Tour & Obama For America Will Sign Up Volunteers

Blogged By: La Tray

Source & Story Credit: Billboard – Erika Ramirez

Photo Credit: (Maxwell “Now” Album Cover –

Posted: Tuesday April 17, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m. PST



Loyal fans of  Maxwell are in for a treat.  The R&B/soul singer will embark on a six-day tour, this summer, to perform his discography in its entirety.

For two nights in three cities (Los Angeles, Atlanta and New Jersey), Maxwell, backed by his 11-piece band, will perform his four albums in full, such as “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite”  (1996), “Embrya” (1998), “Now” (2001) and “BLACKsummers’night'” (2009).


The singer will perform his first two albums on the first night in each city and his other two albums on the second night.



Oh, you’re also a supporter of President Obama? You’re in luck  because “custom Obama-Biden 2012” merchandise will be available for purchase at select stops of Maxwell’s tour. All proceeds will go towards Obama’s re-election campaign. If interested to help register voters in battleground states, Obama for America will be in attendance to sign up volunteers.



Check out the tour dates below:
6/20 – Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (“Maxwell’s Urban Hang     Suite” and “Embrya”)


6/21 – Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center (“Now” and   “BLACKsummers’night”)

7/27 – Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena (“Maxwell’s Urban Hang  Suite” and “Embrya”)


7/28 – Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena (“Now” and   “BLACKsummers’night”)


8/03 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center (“Maxwell’s Urban Hang  Suite” and “Embrya”)


8/04 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Center (“Now” and  “BLACKsummers’night”)

Maxwell "Now" 2001 Album Cover.


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