Before President Obama fell in love with First Lady Michelle Obama he dated a few “other” girls, Alex McNear and Genevieve Cook. Through personal letters written by McNear, and a journal kept by Cook, we get another look at President Obama in his early years. I can tell you now, the affection he has for the FLOTUS is genuine, because the other girls were desperately searching for a deeper connection with the President, who often seemed kind, but distance and cold.
Friday, March 9, 1984
But I feel that you carefully filter everything in your mind and heart—legitimate, admirable, really—a strength, a necessity in terms of some kind of integrity. But there’s something also there of smoothed veneer, of guardedness … but I’m still left with this feeling of … a bit of a wall—the veil. Barack—still intrigues me, but so much going on beneath the surface, out of reach. Guarded, controlled.
But there was also a good side to the relationship… Writer David Maraniss in an article on Vanity Fair, tracks down President Obama’s ex- girlfriends for a new biography, Barack Obama: The Story. David Maraniss also promises to provide pictures of President Obama with ex-girlfriend Genevieve Cook when the book is released in June. Until then here are few excerpts:
I just wanted to share a few things that I learned from blogging because as a blogger we are sometimes misunderstood. I hope this helps other bloggers, so they know they’re not alone. With so much competition it’s hard finding your voice and keeping it over time. So here’s my list of things learned:
Everyone will post the same stories. Even if you are the first to post, someone will follow suit. Even if you have a true exclusive, someone else will claim it, too. People don’t go to their favorite blog to get the news. They go because they want to get the blogger’s spin on the news. If you like details you’re going to visit The YBF or Necole Bitchie. If you like a fresh perspective you will visit C&D or Sandra Rose. If you need a laugh or you want the honest truth through humor you have Miss Jia and Kid Fury. If you like forums and secrecy, Lipstick Alley or Baller Alert. If you want pure coonery and nonsensical tabloid drama, well you know, MTO fills that void.
Just because you link, doesn’t mean everyone else will link back, too. Enough said!!! It is what it is…
Bobby Brown finally speaks out after the death of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston. We have heard from almost everyone in the Brown-Houston family, except the man who spent 14 years with the woman. Although they are divorce, and Bobby is engaged, he reveals that he loved Whitney Houston with all of his life.
“Our relationship was great. I had 14 beautiful, beautiful years with that woman.” And it’s not just his revisionist history, he insisted: “I can honestly say that — I love that woman with — with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way. I still love her today even though I am getting married sometime soon. My fiancee knows how I felt about that woman. My kids know how I feel … how I felt about Whitney. It’s not a secret, you know? I was in love with her deeply.
If y’all do not leave that man alone, and let him move on with his life. The past is the past and whatever their relationship was, they chose each other year after year for 14 years. In Hollywood-years that’s like 30 years of marriage. If you can’t watch the video above, check out some of the good things his kids reveal about Bobby Brown…
Late last night, firefighters in southwest Atlanta were called to Tyler Perry Studios after reports of a fire. About 100 firefighters responded to handle the blaze. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, no injuries were reported in the four alarm fire, which caused a building to collapse but no structural damage occurred.
Dorothy Ware, a resident of the Asbury Harris Epworth Towers senior housing apartments next door, said she first learned of the fire from a guard who came around to alert residents.
The guard told anyone who had cars parked along the fence next to the studios to move their vehicles so fire engines could get in, Ware said. She went outside and described the scene.
“It was all in flames,” she said. “The building started popping. Whatever the fire was hitting, was blowing up. There were plenty of sparks coming over here where we are.”
The flames shot up as high as the trees, reportedly, which are about six feet in height. Check out the new clip, when you continue…
I may get some flack for saying this but Rihanna‘s free spirit kind of nature is something that I like about her. At times it can be a little much, maybe even over stepping her boundaries. But there’s no denying that this chick likes to live her life as she sees fit, which is commendable. And now, in the latest installment of RiRi’s Adventures, we get a glimpse of how she likes to relax: by going to the strip club.
Rihanna posted some pictures of herself on Twitter having what appears to be a good time, after tweeting that strippers are the best stress relievers. I’ll plead the fifth on whether I do or don’t support that view, but folks who know me can probably guess. The picture above was captioned with ““#RoleModelSh*t #NaviSh*t”. That’s a huge stack she has in her hand. Check out the other picture she posted, which is slightly NSFW, if you dare…