Williams Tries to Move on from Outburst
Serena Williams just wants to move on. But the controversy around her obscenity-laced tirade at a line judge at the U.S. Open continues. Williams, 27, said she was “in the moment” and doesn’t really remember her now-famous outburst at a line judge who had called a foot fault. It was a 12-second verbal attack that has played over and over for three days. “It was a really tough point in the match and it was really close and got a really tough call that wasn’t the correct call, and, you know, things got a little heated and I had a conversation with the line judge that didn’t go so well,” Williams said. (Continue Reading…)
Carter: Racism Plays Major Role in Opposition to Obama
Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that racial politics played a role in South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s outburst during President Obama’s speech to Congress last week and in some of the opposition the president has faced since taking office. “I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he’s African-American,” Carter told “NBC Nightly News.” “I live in the South, and I’ve seen the South come a long way, and I’ve seen the rest of the country that shares the South’s attitude toward minority groups at that time, particularly African-Americans.” “That racism inclination still exists, and I think it’s bubbled up to the surface because of belief among many white people — not just in the South but around the country — that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country. It’s an abominable circumstance, and it grieves me and concerns me very deeply,” Carter said. (Continue Reading…)
Kelis & Nas: Are They Back Together?
Does time apart help a damaged relationship? Even if the couple bad mouthed each other constantly in the media? The answer is maybe … According to reports, Nas and Kelis were spotted getting “extra close” on Monday (September 14) at a New York nightclub. This is the same couple who were going through bitter divorce proceedings just months earlier. Both are said to have arrived together at Marquee for a private party, and were very friendly. Does this mean a reconciliation is coming? (Continue Reading…)