TODAY IS ... the day President Taft began the tradition of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, doing so in the district for the Washington Senators!
(APRIL 14, 1910)
P.S. Today is also National Ex Spouse Day
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Some people don’t realize what they have until it’s gone, but that does not always mean they are supposed to get it back.”
- Stephan Labossiere
WHAT YOU MISSED ...
After the success of FX's American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J.Simpson, ESPN will launch a seven-part documentary series titled O.J.: Made In America. The ESPN documentary series will have more factual, real life footage of the man himself, from his rise to his fall. O.J.: Made In America will offer a unique insight, not only into the trial itself, but into the many social complications surrounding it at that time. The first episode is schedule to air on June 11, 2016 on either ESPN or ABC. To watch the trailer visit: ESPN'S UPCOMING O.J. MADE IN AMERICA DOCUMENTARY
Ludacris is back to host the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, but this time with the beautiful Ciara as co-host. This will be Ludacris’ third year hosting the show and he’s definitely honored. “It is my honor to host the Billboard Music Awards for the third year and a pleasure to host with my good friend Ciara. I’m looking forward to another great show in a new and exciting venue,” Ludacris said in a statement. For more info check out: LUDACRIS AND CIARA TO HOST 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
The wait is over! Beyonce's active clothing line, Ivy Park, releases today. The 200 piece collection includes, cobalt blue logo emblazoned sports bras and matching leggings with "flip to low rise" waistband, honeycombed reflective print jackets, sleek and polished bodysuits with mesh trim, and cheeky over the thigh varsity socks. This is Beyonce's first joint venture with Sir Phillip Greene: high octane style to match high intensity workout. The prices start at $30 and cap out at $200, so you won't have to break the bank. For the links check out: BEYONCE'S NEW ACTIVE WEAR, IVY PARK, HAS ARRIVED
FOOD (... and Drinks):
Atlas Brew Works is a neighborhood production brewery located in Northeast DC. Founder and CEO Justin Cox and his former classmate at Vanderbilt Will Durgan, Head Brewer, opened the business in September of 2013. Atlas is the first and only solar powered craft brewery in the District, serving flagship brews: District Common and Rowdy, as well as a variety of seasonal selections. For more information about this week's business highlight: #MADEINDC BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT - ATLAS BREW WORKS
The National Museum of Women in the Arts hosted its first arts and crafts show and they’d love to have you. For free! Makers’ Mart Arts & Crafts Show was three days of handcrafted wares made by women for everyone! Not only were you be able to support local artisans but you also had the opportunity to meet the makers and explore the museum’s collection and special exhibitions. For the rest of the information, be sure to check out their website! To be sure you do not miss another one of our Can't Miss Events check out: EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS THIS WEEK
Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley by an unanimous decision Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After the fight, Manny Pacquiao was asked on several different occasions if this was the last time he'll ever fight. Pacquiao has said throughout his career that this fight would be the finale to his Hall of Fame career. He is seeking a senate seat in the Philippines next month, and said he wants to focus on serving the people of his native country. For the full story visit: MANNY PACQUIAO RETIRES AFTER BEATING TIMOTHY BRADLEY
After the two political party front-runners' struggles last week, this week they saw Missouri's secretary of state Jason Kander officially declare two victories. While narrow, both Trump and Clinton won in Missouri. Trump won by under 2,000 votes and Clinton won by just under 1,500 votes. The win equates to 12 delegates giving each winner a boost after they fell in Colorado. Nonetheless it is the tallies of delegates/ super delegates that has Trump upset. "Our Republican system is absolutely rigged. It’s a phony deal,” said Trump. He feels as though the votes should be what counts and this whole delegates system is stacked against him. Trump uses social media and news coverage to convey his messages; thus, gain political backing. Earning delegates takes personal courting, something he is not up for. Despite the outrage Trump still leads 743 delegates to 545 (Cruz). Clinton leads 1758 to Sanders' 1069.
Recently Mark Zuckerburg spoke at Facebook’s annual F8 conference for developers. One of the key topics were his plans for the Facebook app Messenger. It will no longer only be for people. Messenger will also allow for bots to hold automated conversations with users. The idea is that the bots will speak on behalf of businesses and organizations as a sort of customer service. The combination of human agents and intelligence software will also allow for transactions. The possibilities go way beyond this, so learn about the conference at here.
SONG OF THE DAY:
EMERYVILLE - SYLVAN LACUE