Day: August 15, 2008

Malia & Sasha Obama ObamaNation

ObamaNation: A Wrap-Up of Barack’s Hawaiian Getaway


While the nation’s attention is on the Olympic games in China, Barack Obama vacationed in his hometown of Hawaii, spending quality time with his family, visiting friends and of course, fundraising.

The U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful was snapped by paparazzi on Tuesday strolling on Kailua beach, hand in hand, with his two lovely daughters, Malia and Sasha, and bodysurfing Thursday at Sandy Beach. He also took time to visit the point where he scattered his mother’s ashes into the ocean, throwing a lei as a memorial.

Obama managed to sneak in some campaigning in between spending time with family and friends and shooting hoops at his alma mater, Punahou School, and raised $1.3 million at a sold-out fund-raiser on Wednesday at the Kahala Hotel and Resort.

Blindie knows this sounds a little stalkerish, but hey, not everyone gets to go to Hawaii!

PHOTO: AP

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Media TV

Master P To Launch ‘Better Black Television’ Cable Network

Percy Miller, aka former rapper Master P, will become the first hip-hop entrepreneur to own a TV network, with the launch of his Better Black Television (BBTV) in 2009.

The black, family-oriented network will offer “positive content for a black and brown culture that will appeal to all races with a goal to bring people of color a choice when turning on their television.”

The network’s advisory board reads like a who’s who of black entertainers, athletes and prominent members, like actors Denzel Washington and Will Smith, NAACP Executive Director Vicangelo Bullock, and real estate mogul Curtis Oakers.

Citing Bob Johnson as a mentor and a huge influence, Miller says the network’s mission is “to target the new generation of responsible African-American…and responsible hip-hop consumers who are taking charge of their families and striving for a better tomorrow.”

Miller, who was ranked at No. 10 on Forbes‘ highest-paid entertainers, found success as a rapper in the 1990s, but more importantly as a business man reigning over an empire that included music, sports, and clothing companies.

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