Tremaine McMillian, 14, was arrested for “dehumanizing stares” at a Memorial Day picnic in Miami. His mother taped the arrest.
*Florida has to have some of the most unusually racist areas in the country.
It’s been over 50 years since Emmett Till was brutally attacked and killed for “flirting” and “looking” at a white woman and now police are taking up where his attackers left off…but in 2013.
Maurissa Holmes, of Miami Gardens, was at Haulover Beach for a Memorial Day picnic with her family when her son, Tremaine McMillian, was arrested by police as they accused him of “clenching his fists” and giving officers “dehumanizing stares,” according to the Grio.
Holmes told the Grio that her 14-year-old son just playing with friends and his new puppy in the water when two police officers on ATVs rolled up because they thought the teens were fighting.
Kevin Hart & Basketball Wives LA’s Draya Michele
Like most, celebrities took off either Las Vegas, Miami or DC Memorial Day Weekend. Peep who we stalked, living it up for the cameras.
T.I. & Tiny
Rick Ross’ Ex-Girlfriend, Shateria; Gabrielle Union & Terrence J
Real House Wives of Atlanta’s Marlo Hampton
For more photos of celebrities during Memorial Day Weekend, visit theJasmineBrand.com.
Candice Glover, winner of American Idol’s season 12, visits the Empire State Building on May 21, 2013 in New York City
*“American Idol” season 12 champ Candice Glover will perform at “The National Memorial Day Concert 2013,” broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on May 26 beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
The 90-minute program will be co-hosted for the eighth year by actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise.
The evening will also feature Gen. Colin L. Powell USA (Ret.), the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly, Ed Harris, Chris Mann, Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe.
Also taking part will be the Military District of Washington, U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band, U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters and U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants.
The multi award-winning television event, according to PBS, has become an “American tradition, honoring the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
*Beyoncé is booked to perform three concerts in New Jersey in May, marking her return to the stage for the first time since giving birth in January to daughter Blue Ivy.
The Grammy winner will take the stage at Atlantic City’s Revel Resorts, the venue announced today. The shows will be held over Memorial Day weekend for the premiere of the $2.4 billion resort.
Tickets for the May 25 through May 27 concerts go on sale April 6. Beyoncé will perform in the Ovation Hall, which has 5,050 seats.
The singer released her fourth album, the platinum-seller “4,” in June.
Will Smith films "Men in Black 3" in New York. (June 11, 2011)
*Sony’s “Men in Black III” will get the large-format Imax 3D treatment when it is released worldwide on May 25, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Imax and Sony announced Monday that the movie will be digitally re-mastered for Imax 3D with the proprietary Imax DMR technology.
“Releasing a film in Imax 3D signals an event release, and Men in Black III on Memorial Day weekend certainly qualifies in a big way. We couldn’t be more excited about how MIB III will look and sound in Imax theatres,” Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing, said.
In the sequel to the first two MIB movies, which appeared in 1997 and 2002, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will reprise their starring roles as alien hunters. Barry Sonnenfeld is directing from a screenplay by Etan Cohen based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham.
Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, with Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown as exec producers. The film also stars Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement and Emma Thompson.
*Memorial day just passed us by and sometimes, Christians are left wondering how does their religious identity tie into the annual holiday. Here are a few points to think about as America continues to reflect on the sacrifices made by troops around the world.
1. Being a Christian does not remove ethnic and national identities.
In Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free (Gal. 3:28), but this does not mean men cease to be male or Jews ceases to be Jewish. The worshiping throng gathered around the throne is not a bland mess of Esperanto Christians in matching khaki pants and white polos. God makes us one in Christ, but that oneness does not mean we can no longer recognize tribes, tongues, nations, and peoples in heaven. If you don’t have to renounce being an American in heaven, you shouldn’t have to pretend you aren’t one now.
2. Patriotism, like other earthly “prides,” can be a virtue or vice.
Most people love their families. Many people love their schools, their home, and their sports teams. All of these loves can be appropriate. In making us for himself, God did mean to eradicate all other loves. Instead he wants those loves to be purer and in right proportion to our ultimate Love. Adam and Eve should have loved the Garden. God didn’t intend for them to be so “spiritual” that they were blind to the goodness around them. In the same way, where there is good in our country or family it is right to have affection and display affection for those good things.
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