Here’s Why First Lady Michelle Obama’s DNC 2016 Dress Spoke Volumes

(SL) – One look at First Lady Michelle Obama’s Cobalt blue silk crepe, with cap sleeves, a flared skirt and a neat waist dress and you instantly thought she intently stuck with the patriotic theme of the DNC.  But there’s so much more to Michelle’s dress than its color. michelle-obama_32The dress was made by fourth season Project Runway winner Christian Siriano who has made a name for himself on the New York City Fashion scene. He’s also the designer that stepped up to dress Leslie Jones, the late-40-something six-foot-tall star of the movie remake “Ghostbusters,” after she  complained that no designer wanted to dress her for the premiere.  Siriano came forward and made a custom off-the-shoulder red gown for her premiere.  In reference to the Leslie Jones situation, Siriano said, “I just don’t think anyone should be excluded from having a beautiful dress.”

Happenstance…maybe? But I believe the First Lady was putting some ‘respek’ on Siriano’s name for the professional and sweet Jones gesture. You see, that was only the second time Mrs. Obama wore a Siriano dress. The first time came earlier this month at the funeral for the police officers killed in Dallas. With that being said, The First Lady is known for supporting new and independent American designers especially when the background threads more than just the fabric.

 

 

First Lady Michelle Obama Castigates Trump Without Ever Saying His Name

(SL) – “When they go low, we go high.” First Lady Michelle Obama took some quiet jabs at Donald Trump and pointed out the importance of placing nuclear codes and military control in the right hands. While she pointed out Hillary Clinton’s strengths, one couldn’t help but think that maybe one day there will be another Obama in the White House.

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Iggy Azalea Hits Vegas Party Sporting A Fresh Weave And Rounder Bottom

(SL) – The Rapper was spotted at a Jewel Nightclub event hanging out with French Montana and his boys four weeks after splitting from NBA Baller Nick Young who is having another child with his son’s mother.

When asked if she was dating, Iggy said it’s too soon for her to get into anything serious.

Meanwhile, the Australian is still being questioned about her body enhancements after recently posting a pic that made her lower half look extremely plump.

The only surgery Iggy will admit to is a boob job, but experts say she’s altered her face and her rear….A norm in Hollywood these days, so do what you do, girl.

Zika Virus Fears Keeping The World’s Elite Away From Olympics

(SL) – We’re fully aware of the number of high profile athletes and top tier media personalities  who will not be attending the 2016 Olympics in Rio due to the imminent Zika virus. Even Kendra Harrison who just broke a 28-year old world record in the 100 meter-hurdles is opting not to go.

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NBC’s Savannah Guthrie isn’t going along with Lebron James, South African Golfer Charl Schwartzel and Steph Curry won’t be attending either.  Now, it’s being announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not attend.

The virus has devastating results including babies being born with small heads and brain deformities. The decision for Will and Kate along with Prince Harry to pass on the upcoming games  comes after Princess Charlene of Monaco decided against attending because of the virus. 

366466AC00000578-0-image-a-23_1469351124573The Daily Mail reports, Brazil has assured visitors they have the mosquito-borne virus under control but several big names have pulled out, including golfers Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

The only members of Britian’s royal family expected to be in Rio is Princess Anne.

 

Valentina Shevchenko Stamps Back To Back Losses For Holly Holm

(SL) –  After giving Ronda Rousey the vicious beatdown  that stripped the untouchable fighter of her title and almost made her leave the UFC ring for good, Holly Holm has been a fraction of herself.  She’s Racked up back to back losses since rising to boxing fame, after getting the business from Shevchenko at UFC Chicago.

Holm, 34, was the favorite going in but Shevchenko walked out with the victory making a rebound from losing the UFC championship to Miesha Tate in March out of reach.

All three judges unanimously picked Shevchenko as the clear winner. Holm had losing scores of 49-46 from all of the judges.

However,  for Shevchenko  it was a nice bounce-back considering her trainer was shot in the abdomen by armed robbers while they ate at a chicken restaurant in Lima, Peru two months ago.

A Look At The Fight

Holm knocked Shevchenko to the mat with a quick hook early in the first round but Shevchenko quickly got back to her feet. and in round two  managed to take Holm down.

In the third round, Shevchenko got in a few jabs and then caught Holm’s leg on a kick attempt and took her down.  And then brutally pounded Holm’s face after  another takedown in which she kept Holm on the mat for the rest of the round.

Shevchenko is now in the mix to contend for the women’s bantamweight title at 135 pounds that is currently held by Amanda Nunes, who she lost to in March at UFC 196. Nunes dismantled Tate for the belt at UFC 200.

Nunes may not fight Shevchenko though implying in a tweet that she was not ready. To that, Shevchenko says Nunes is scared.

No word yet on who Holm will fight next.

NICE Truck Terrorist Unlikely ‘Jihadist’ As Cousins Says He Ate Pork, Drank And Beat His Wife

(SL) – NICE Truck Terrorist unlikely Jihadist as relative says Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, pictured left, beat his wife and never went to the mosque. The father-of-three was branded an ‘unlikely jihadist’ by a cousin of his estranged wife who revealed he also ate pork, drank alcohol and took drugs, all of which are prohibited by Islam. The cousin, insisted that Bouhlel ‘was not a Muslim, he was a s***’.

Detectives had raided the 12th floor apartment he had shared with his estranged wife in the early hours of the morning, and his wife was taken into protective custody. Bouhlel’s brother is pictured inset.

At Least 10 Children Murdered In Bastille Day Truck Massacre

(SL) –  The images shared on social media include friends, brothers, sisters, mothers and numerous young people who have reportedly vanished since the attack carried out by 31-year-old French Tunisian man Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

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The married father of three, mounted pavements at high speed and plowed through crowds watching fireworks on Bastille Day.

At least 10 babies and children were killed, some in buggies, and at least 54 children are also being treated in the hospital.

Friends and family members have shared photos of their loved ones online in a desperate bid to locate them after 84 people were killed when a terrorist gunman drove a 25-ton lorry through crowds on a mile-long killing spree on Thursday night.

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Meanwhile, investigators are using the city’s 1,200 surveillance cameras to track the route of the lorry before the attack.

It is understood that Bouhlel had rented the truck on Wednesday from a specialist garage at Saint Laurent du Var by Nice Airport.

Police have discovered CCTV footage of the moment he boarded the lorry in the hills around Nice, according to reports.

It has also been claimed he was parked on the promenade for nearly nine hours before the attack, but was allowed to stay because he told police he was delivering ice cream.

 

 

Heartbreaking Grief As Family Lays Slain Father Of Five To Rest

(SL) – After such a violent death, Alton Sterling looked peaceful as family members and friends said goodbye to the 37-year old  who was shot dead by two white police officers who pinned him down outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge where he was selling CDs.

Thousands of people attended the funeral at Southern University to remember the father of five whose slaying sparked a wave of protests across the country.  His aunt Sandra, still overwhelmed by his death ten days ago, had to be restrained by two men as she walked past her nephew’s body.

Sterling’s death was captured on cellphone video and circulated widely on the internet. His death, along with another fatal police shooting in Minnesota last week, sparked widespread outrage among many African-Americans over the treatment of blacks by police.

Among the mourners was Claire Carter, who came to Sterling’s visitation inside the basketball arena at Southern University, a historically black college in north Baton Rouge. She, like so many others, said she wanted aggressive policing to end.

Sterling’s encounter with police ‘went too far’ when officers tackled him and used a stun gun on him, she said. Police have said they found a gun in his pocket. But no gun is visible on the video.

Carter said she bought a rhythm and blues CD from Sterling about a year ago and took it out and played it again after his death.

Sterling’s funeral started with a gospel choir singing hymns, as many in the crowd of a couple thousand joined in.

Gary Chambers, a spokesman for the Sterling family and master of ceremonies for the funeral, said at the beginning that the event was intended to be a celebration of Sterling’s life – not an opportunity for demonstrations about his death.

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‘If you want to protest please leave now,’ he told the crowd, which included two senior advisers to President Barack Obama.

Sterling was selling CDs outside the store, as he had done for years, when he was killed by police responding to a call of a man threatening someone with a gun.