A.J. Clemente drops f-bomb as he’s being introduced to Bismarck, North Dakota, as the new weekend anchor for the first time .
*When we watch our news anchors on television, we think that most anyone could do their job, right?
You just read the teleprompter and walk off the stage. But even those who have been trained to do the job find it hard to pull it off.
A.J. Clemente was on his first day on the job at Bismarck, North Dakota’s KFYR-TV’s 6pm newscast Sunday, when he obviously didn’t realize that his mic was on.
He started nervously cursing while his co-anchor, Van Tieu, was trying to introduce him to viewers and seemingly cover up his R-rated muttering.
Well, you knew he was nervous when he muttered the f-word and other expletives before raising his head and speaking into the camera.
But the ugly truth, even after his on-air cursing, was that he just did not do a good job of delivering the news.
Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol seal the deal in the historic first traditional wedding ceremony between a gay couple in South Africa.
*America appears to be behind the times when it comes to same sex marriages.
In other countries, they’ve embraced the institution long ago.
In South Africa, same sex marriage has been legal for seven years. They are the first country in Africa to legalize it.
It’s surprising when the lifestyle is not supported in many countries in Africa and the lifestyle has resulted in heinous crimes against homosexuals.
But, that does not matter to Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol, who threw caution to the wind, put on their tribal best, and tied the knot on April 6, in South African town of KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal.
T.J. Shannon, 34, is sworn in as first African American Speaker of the House for Oklahoma as his wife Devon looks on.
*Oklahoma saw its first governmental upset with the victory that J.C. Watts experienced as representative for the fourth district of Oklahoma in 1994.
When he was elected in 1998, to serve as chairman of the Republican Conference, he provided daily counsel to the Speaker of the House, and participated in bi-weekly meetings with the President of the United States.
But according to the Daily Caller, there’s a new sheriff in town. Tahrohon Wayne Shannon, 34, has become Oklahoma’s first African American Speaker of the House.
He’s not only their first, but youngest ever, and the “first African American Republican speaker in the country since Reconstruction, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.” (more…)
Meet Lamar Collins! If elected by the residents of Temple, Texas, he will go down as the first African American candidate and the first African American mayor of the town.
*We just saw Mississippi finally emancipate the enslaved by kicking off this year’s Black History Month with the ratification of the 13th Amendment.
Now, there is yet another first for a town in the southwest.
Since the establishment of Temple, Texas, 130 years ago, there has never been a mayor or mayoral candidate for the town.
But, all that has changed with Lamar Collins throwing his hat in the ring for Mayor, according to KWTX.
Collins is jumping on the opportunity to be mayor of the town since longtime Mayor Bill Jones III will step down in May.
But, when he resigns, there is still one more year left in his term which leaves the city council with the unfortunate task of holding a special election to fill his spot.
Ms. Rosie Lewis, 99, has voted for the first time and her vote is with Obama.
*The big day is here and everyone is excited, but some are setting real milestones with their vote.
A lot of Americans will be casting their vote for the very first time; some that are becoming old enough to vote; some who have just become citizens; and those that are feeling like citizens for the first time.
Women and African Americans have had their vote, thus their voice, prohibited, stifled, intercepted, and infiltrated throughout America’s history.
The battle for equality in the history of this country has been nothing less than insurmountable, yet our perseverance pushed through the relentless curtain of racism to get our chance at voting.
But Rosie Lewis had seen too much in an effort to finally get the vote and she decided that voting was not for her…until now.
Courtney Roxanne Pearson, 21, is the first African American Homecoming Queen at the University of Mississippi crowned during halftime, Saturday, October 13, 2012.
*Racial barriers are being broken every day, but not so often in the South.
The infamous segregation movement that would allow black students to attend schools and universities only enabled the students to attend, not to be accepted and integrated into the spirit of the schools.
Finally, after 50 years, Courtney Roxanne Pearson is the first African American Homecoming Queen at the University of Mississippi affectionately known as Ole Miss.
Pearson, 21, is a senior English education student from Memphis, Tennessee, that won the royal post by a vote of 1,477 to 1,387, according to the Daily Mail