Meek Mill Pulls Out Of Visit To White House
By: Solomon Jones
Remember when it was considered an honor to be invited to the White House? Back when the presidency was something to be respected–even if you didn’t agree with the policies.
Well, these days, it’s almost better for your rep if you refuse a White House invitation rather than accept it. That’s why Meek Mill exercised extreme wisdom when he listened to his oldhead Jay Z, and declined to appear in the same room with Donald Trump to talk about prison reform.
The NBA champion Golden State Warriors were right to turn down the invitation, too. Which brings me to our Super Bowl winning Philadelphia Eagles.
Team owner Jeffrey Lurie announced this weekend that the team would be making the trip to the White House to be congratulated by the president. And that’s fine, I guess. But if I was a member of the Eagles, I’d be just petty enough to remind Trump of what he said about NFL players who protested the police brutality Trump loves so much.
I’d start by bringing up the time Trump purposely misrepresented a legitimate protest by NFL players, and then brought the players’ mamas into it when he said: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b– off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired!’”
Except the players weren’t disrespecting the flag. They were protesting unarmed black and brown people being shot and killed by police.
And rather than addressing the policies that caused such shootings, Trump called them sons of b–s, which means he called their mamas dogs.
So I’d love to see a 300 pound Eagles lineman go the White House and ask the president: “What you say ‘bout my mama?”
If that happens, the trip to the White House might be even better than the Super Bowl. And I don’t know about you, but I’d pay money to see a White House visit like that.
The Royal Wedding: A Day In Windsor That Changed Everything
CNN- The first royal wedding that was like no other, a gospel choir sang, a bishop preached the word of love and quoted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The marriage of the sixth in line to the throne to Meghan Markle, a biracial American, saw the British monarchy transform into something more representative of its people than it has been before.
There was the glitz associated with any great royal wedding.
But it was the zeal of the Most Rev. Michael Curry’s stirring address which ensured that those watching were left in no doubt that this was now not the British monarchy as they knew it only yesterday. It felt different. It was different.
The African-American bishop began and ended with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, compared the power of love to the power of fire, and even mentioned Instagram.
A gospel choir sang “Stand By Me” as crowds outside sang along in yet another unexpected moment. Never before have British royal weddings been a multicultural celebration.
Texas Official Blames School Shooting On Too Many Exits And Entrances
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday’s high school shooting near Houston in part on “too many entrances and too many exits” on the campus, prompting some to mock his perspective as “door control.”
“From what we know, this student walked in … with a long coat and a shotgun under his coat,” said Patrick, a Republican who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. “It’s 90 degrees. Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped.”