This Week in the News-What’s Really Going On?

It’s been awhile since I’ve done “This Week in the News”.  I hope even though I’ve been slipping you’ve been talking amongst yourselves.  This week I decided to do the newsworthy stuff (at least in my world) with a twist.  I’ve pondered a couple of things this week, and I decided to share those things with you.  Maybe we can create a healthy, lively dialogue, and you all can shed some light on some things that I’ve thought about.

First, I must send my condolences to the family of ex-NBA player Lorenzen Wright.  His body was found yesterday in Memphis, TN.  The 34 year old had been missing for 10 days, and the cause of death appears to be from gunshot wounds.  It’s really sad, especially since he has 6 children.  I truly hope that his killer is found quickly and justice will be served.

Next up, Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston.  I’m surprised I even typed their names because their whole situation is ridiculous.  So I’ll move on.  (But, I will say Levi is accused of impregnating another woman…so the big question is will he and Bristol still get married???)

If you are an R&B/Neo-Soul fan, then you MUST be a Maxwell fan as well!  So, you must have been really excited when Maxwell announced last summer that he would be releasing an album each summer as part of a trilogy of albums.  I was about to go in on Maxwell  about the missing album until I just read that Disc 2 will be released Winter 2010.  So I’ll leave the sexy crooner alone…

If you are up on your summer tours, then you know Common (did you see him in “Just Wright”?) will be in the DMV next Saturday, August 7, as part of the Summer Spirit Festival, along with The Roots, Janelle Monae, B.o.B., and none other than ex-flame Erykah Badu.  Now, how often does it happen that a person goes on tour with their ex?  Now, if I’m not mistaken, Ms. Badu had a daughter, Puma, by another man while she was dating Common…I’m not sure about you, but I don’t think I’m that type of woman to go on tour with a dude who had a baby with another woman while we were together.  But if it works for them who am I to judge?  I would like to be a fly on the wall though.

Even though details are still a little sketchy, 18 year old Rayihm Holmes was in a coma for 4 days after a run-in with NYPD.  The teen was a high school football player and was set to start Kingsborough Community College soon.  According to reports, Rayihm, along with two friends, was walking home after a cook-out on July 11 and was stopped by NYPD officers.   At some point, an officer taunted Rayihm, and slammed him to the ground with no provocation (it has been said his hands were raised).    The young teen’s head hit the ground, and he began vomiting and bleeding.  An Internal Affairs investigation has begun, and the family has filed a notice of claim with the NYPD.  This young man cannot remember details about the indicent and requires assistance walking.  I do hope a thorough investigation is done because there is NO reason why he should have suffered these types of injuries. 

Ok, folks, so there’s my rendition of “What’s Really Going On???”.  Are there any news this week that I missed?  I know there is, so please feel free to share.  And provide your own lively anecdotes about some of the news I mentioned from this week.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!