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Nabate Isles on his Eclectic Excursion

VIDEO: Nabate Isles takes us on an eclectic excursion talking about his debut album and the life of one musician

In this video, Grammy award-winning trumpeter, and composer, Nabate Isles, joins journalist Kizzy Cox and comedian Onika McLean to talk about his first album, Eclectic Excursions, which is available worldwide.

What we learned from Nabate is that in addition to being a great musician, he is a multi-tasker. In between, playing in bands around the world, composing music, creating an album, Nabate is an executive producer a Sirius/XM NBA Radio. Nabate played at the White House in a Tribute to Ray Charles during the Obama Administration and obviously, he is connected to other artists in the music industry such as Usher, Mos Def, and Busta Rhymes to name a few.




Barack Obama's Big Payday from Speaking Engagement

[VIDEO DISCUSSION] Why are so many people upset with Barack Obama making money?

When word got out that former President Barack Obama will receive $400,000 for a speaking engagement via Wall Street firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, it rubbed some people the wrong way.

Even we raised an eyebrow when we learned that the Obamas will receive $60 million for their memoirs.


Movie Review: Southside with You

Low-budget, but an ultimately effective film. See It!

It could be called Michelle and Barack's first date. Because that's what this movie is all about. Set in Chicago in the summer of 1989, Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter), a second year associate at a major law firm, agrees to spend the afternoon with the Harvard Law School intern she supervises, Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers). She's apprehensive about the propriety of going out with someone she manages and refuses to call the outing, a date.

Southside With You squeezes in more verbiage and conflict than this young couple probably engaged in on their first date. This smorgasbord of issues includes whether it is a cop out to make big bucks at an elite law firm rather than to give back to the community; whether Michelle should even be out with her employee; parent-child relationships; Barack's history of dating white women – among others.

One of the primary requirements of a film based on real people, especially very well-known real people, is that the actors selected to play those people are effective. Parker Sawyers does capture the image and persona of the first black president of the United States. In fact, he is much better as Barack than Tika Sumpter is as Michelle. Summers at 6'3" is a bit taller than Obama but has the same lean frame. While the script has Michelle teasing Barack about his protruding ears, Summers does not have prominent ears. Tika at 5'7" uses thick sole shoes to put herself closer to Michele's 5'11" height. And there is very little in Sumpter's presence, voice, or appearance that resembles the First Lady.

At 84 minutes, Southside With You, is short and the first scenes in which both characters prepare for the date were definitely overdone. Michele's parents repeatedly chide her over every detail about Barack and their planned outing. As if she has never been on a date in her life. On Barack's end, his grandmother from Hawaii calls to coach him on dos and don'ts for the evening.

It's hard to give Southside With You, a diversity rating. This movie is based on a true story in which by-in-large everyone is black. However, there was a scene in which much to Michelle's horror, she and Barack run into (a white) partner and his wife while they were out for the evening. A fair rating would be a "C".

In conclusion, Southside With You is a thought-provoking and ultimately entertaining film and gets a See It rating!

Report: President Obama Has taken Less Vacation Than President Bush

President Obama Makes The U.S. Presidency Seem Effortless

The hardest working man in government is ... you guessed it, is President Obama.

If you recall, Roger Ailes, President of Fox News and Chairman; Fox Television Stations Group, about two years ago stated: "Obama's the one who's never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fundraisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He's lazy, but the media won't report that."

However, according to Americans Against The Tea Party, President Obama would need to take the rest of his presidency on vacation to add up to the time former President George Bush took on vacation.

Website: Please Cut The Crap

For more information about President Obama's accomplishments while in office, check out this website, please cut the crap.


Exuberance Abounds at Barack Obama's 2nd Presidential Inauguration

Video: Americans express hope for President Barack Obama's 2nd term on Inauguration Day 2013

On Monday, January 21, 2013, exuberant citizens braved the cold and lined up before dawn to see history in the making with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

It wasn't just first-timers who made the trek to Washington DC, many people who witnessed President Obama's 2009 inauguration, like Laura Hendricks from the state of Maine, came back to show their support. Whether attending for the first or second time, the nearly one million people who packed the National Mall went wild, waving their flags and yelling excitedly once the president was sworn in. The day's importance didn't end with the inauguration, it also marked the beginning of the President's second term and another opportunity to see his vision for the country realized.

What's The 411 correspondent, Kizzy Cox, was right there in the midst of the action and asked the revelers what they hoped the president's vision would include over the next 4 years.


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