Politics As Usual
Major League Soccer recently announced a partnership between Manchester City FC and the New York Yankees to bring the league its 20th franchise, New York City FC. Manchester City FC will own the majority of the team while The Yankees own the rest. The team will start playing in 2015 and will be the first MLS team to play within the 5 boroughs. A 20,000+ seat stadium currently being planned for construction in Queens’ Flushing Meadows Park with a tentative plan to play in Yankee Stadium while the project is completed. Mayor Bloomberg has already thrown his support behind the plan saying that Flushing Meadows Park is “the best place for it for everybody.”
Alist celebrities, journalists and top government officials graced Washington D.C. for this year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner. The glamorous evening took place this past Saturday and brought out everyone from Newt Gingrich and Conan O’Brien, to John Legend and Steven Spielberg. American President Barack Obama was on fire with jokes and political commentary that rivaled only a few of the comedic attendees. What an interesting display of government and Hollywood.
There’s a war going on in Baltimore, Maryland and very few are safea war for the survival of expression in some of the meanest streets this side of Eastern border of the United States. 12 O’ Clock Boys is a documentary about that war. Although there aren’t guns and bombs involved there are police and a socalled “enemy”. In the midst of poverty and violence very few things hold together like illegal Baltimore bike gangs. The following is a trailer about a young boy and his numerous encounters with dreams and destiny. Brace yourself.