Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Al Roker give account of Sandy's destruction

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy disrupts election campaigns, closes stock market

President Obama urged residents on the East Coast Monday to heed evacuation orders in lieu of Hurricane Sandy. The storm is expected to make landfall late tonight into Tuesday. States ranging from South Carolina to Maine have taken precaution by shutting down major roads and places of attraction. The stock market closed on Monday and will re-open possibly on Wednesday. Traders have gone the electronic route to keep trading stocks and commodities.  Below are videos related to the story.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Dream Deferred: BET's 106 & Park winners revealed

Over the past three months or so, Black Entertainment Television (BET) put out a search for the next host of their music video show "106 & Park."

It was reported earlier this summer that the current hosts Terrence J and Rocsi would be leaving the show to pursue other interests. Thus, hundreds of people from across the country posted videos on showcasing their talent in hopes of making their dreams come true.

Alas, it was announced on Monday that BET revealed the winners of the 106 VJ search. The new hosts included established rapper and actor Bow Wow.  Wait. Timeout. Flag on the play.

Let me get this straight. So people across the nation sacrificed their time and money to "audition" to be the next VJ and you give the job to Bow Wow? Why not choose someone who actually wants to make a career out of being on TV and using this opportunity to launch they career?

According to my sources, there will be four co-hosts to interact with the audience and play the rundown of videos.

Just because someone has "celebrity status" or fame doesn't mean they are host-material. Samuel L. Jackson hosting the 2012 BET Awards is a prime example.

BET should have just cancelled the show because it has gone downhill since Free and AJ left. In addition, why would one want to work for a network that doesn't put African-Americans in a positive light?

However, I pray and hope that the people who didn't get selected to be a VJ on 106 use their video to get bigger and better opportunities.