WHAT YOU MISSED - YOUR NEWS ROUNDUP

BY MARQUIS GOODWIN

Today is the date when a Chicago court settled the, lip synching, Milli Vanilli class action suit approving a $3 rebate for anyone proving they purchased their music.

(March 24, 1992). 

Vanilli

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Your whole appearance is a lie and it could never be true.
And if you really loved yourself, then you would try and be you.”

 - Phife Dawg, "Butter"

Phife

POP CULTURE:

A founding member of the rap trio A Tribe Called Quest passed away earlier this week at the age of 45. Malik Isaac Taylor, better known as his stage name Phife Dawg, struggled with diabetes and had a kidney transplant in 2008. The exact cause of death has not been released, but the #RIPPHIFEDAWG hashtag emerged on Twitter early Wednseday morning and Rollingstone confirmed the unfortunate news.

MUSIC: 

D.R.A.M. released a new music video for “Signals (Throw It Around)” off his EP titled GADAMN! Combining with producer Gabe Niles and director Nathan R. Smith, D.R.A.M.’s single makes an even better music video. Look out for cameos from Chance The Rapper and Donnie Trumpet in the video!

SPORTS:

Last week members from the Wizards, Mystics, and Harlem Globetrotters attended St. Coletta of Greater Washington to support Special Olympics D.C.'s "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign. Wizards guard John Wall and Mystics guard Natasha Cloud served as referees. John Wall is known to be one of the funniest NBA players to watch on and off of the court. To get a glimpse visit JOHN WALL REFEREES SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL GAME.

STYLE:

Streetwear meets menswear with DC clothing brand Durkl, founded in 2005 by native Washingtonian Will Sharp. The local brand quickly expanded from Sharp's humble beginnings of selling t-shirts and hats to now producing a variety of menswear, including button downs, graphic tees, socks and sweatshirts. Read more on BRAND OF THE WEEK: DURKL'S DC STREETWEAR.

LOCAL:

Tuesday Full Time Dream premiered in the District. Full Time Dream is a documentary screening and pop-up shop spotlighting DC based entrepreneurs who ventured from traditional career paths to pursue their passions.  For more on the documentary and to insure you do not miss out on more events check out EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS THIS WEEK

ART:

Dancing is an art. Well check out Taylor Hatala, dancing now as one of the Wunderkind, with fellow pro Kyndall Harris, slaying a routine to Panda by Desiigner. DANCE WUNDERKINDS, TAYLOR HATALA AND KYNDALL HARRIS, KILL A ROUTINE TO PANDA X DESIIGNER

FOOD:

This week MITD’s local business pick is Pops by Haley! Haley Raphael, the CEO and co-founder originally from Baltimore & now living in The District, creates original push-pop cakes in a variety of flavors such as s’mores, red velvet, and chocolate peanut butter. Be sure to check out #MADEINDC BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - POPS BY HALEY for more information.

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POLITICS:

"I am not a quitter" said Bernie Sanders to CNN's Anderson Cooper. Despite Tuesday's wins in predominately white states, Utah and Idaho, Sanders trails Hilary Clinton by some 300 pledged deligates. Next up are Alaska, Hawaii and Washington state for Democrat-only elections on Saturday. Sanders stands as the favorite is said states, but still fights an uphill battle to surpass Clinton. 

TECH: 

Apple finally released information stating the pre-order date for the newest iPhone SE with be today and iPhones will ship out on March 31. In a nutshell, the latest iPhone takes all the qualities of the iPhone 6 series and puts it in the smaller (4-inch) iPhone 5 series, allowing a lower entry level price. Features include the latest iOS 9.3 right out of the box, live photos and 4k video capabilities. Additionally, AT&T now allows wi-fi calling outside the United States with the latest iPhone operating system. 

SONG OF THE DAY: 

 

KRISTEN'S PICK

 ALUNA GEORGE - IN CONTROL

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FROM #THEPLAYLIST