It seemed Friday July 26 was all about the ladies. Whether it was the happy hour at Insert Coin(s), the Takeover at Rouge at the Lounge or the Cool & Co. Pop Up Party at the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, the ladies were out in force and looking oh so stunning. Here are a few of the lovely faces that were out and about.
Washington and Wahlberg co-star in implausible crime caper
DEA Agent Robert Trench (Denzel Washington) and Naval Intelligence Officer Michael Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have both infiltrated a drug syndicate run by Papi Greco (Edward James Olmos), a creep who carries the head of a decapitated adversary around in a bowling bag. Therefore, the imbedded lawmen are careful to make sure their cover isn't blown while bringing down the ruthless kingpin.
It's kind of strange seeing a movie for the first time, yet you know the ultimate ending. The ultimate end of "Fruitvale Station," a cinematic account of the last day of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Oakland resident who was celebrating the new year of 2009 with friends, is that Oscar Grant dies. There's no other outcome that can be achieved.
"As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough to stay on the basketball team. At the same time, he was immersed in street life. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist—Columbia University's first tenured African-American professor in the sciences—whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction.
In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, he recalls his journey of self-discovery and weaves his past and present. Hart goes beyond the hype of the antidrug movement as he examines the relationship among drugs, pleasure, choice and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing. -- Excerpted from book jacket
Calvin Cordozar Broadus was born on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach, California where he was nicknamed Snoopy by his parents because of a striking resemblance to the Peanuts cartoon character. A promising rapper from an early age, he began performing in the 6th grade but was waylaid by brushes with the law in high school.