d21b7bc5df304970012a1483c66092f9_full.gifQ-Tip Says Tribe Will Never Record Again
Following a reunion performance by A Tribe Called Quest Sunday night in New York, Q-Tip said the group will never record another new album again. The rapper took the stage at Jones Beach Amphitheatre with Tribe members Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed in what became their third reunion in four years, reports Contact Music. The trio, however, is not even considering a reunion album that would feature all new material, Q-Tip affirms.”It will never, ever happen. We don’t want to be one of those groups that comes back 15 years later and puts out an album that’s not that good. It’s why the Beatles never got back together,” he said. (Continue Reading…)

No ifs or buts, Michelle Obama anticipates life as ‘mom-in-chief’
Michelle Obama says her overriding role will be to serve as “mom-in-chief” to her and her husband Barack’s two young daughters when — not if — they enter the White House. Beyond that, the driven lawyer hoping to be the inaugural black first lady says she intends to restore a work-life balance to hard-pressed Americans and to support military wives of husbands serving extended tours overseas. Interviewed by Ebony magazine, Michelle Obama was in no doubt about life after the November election when voters will decide between her husband and Republican John McCain. “My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief,” she said, “making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls… that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe.” (Continue Reading…)

Power-Sharing Deal Close in Zimbabwe: Report
Zimbabwe’s ruling party and the opposition are close to a power-sharing deal that would turn Robert Mugabe into a ceremonial president, a South African newspaper reported on Tuesday. The report came as Zimbabwean state media reported ZANU-PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change had agreed to expand their negotiating teams in a move the ruling party called a “good omen.” The report in The Star newspaper cited unnamed sources close to the negotiations as saying the agreement would make MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai executive prime minister. Zimbabwean government and MDC officials were not immediately available for comment. (Continue Reading…)

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