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Political Provocateur Mike Muse To Take Over VIBE's Twitter For State of the Union Address

When President Barack Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday night, his words will have been months in the making. Muse Recordings, CEO and noted political engagement expert, Mike Muse (@iammikemuse), will man Vibe's Twitter account (@vibemagazine) for their "State of the Union Takeover" on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 9pm EST.

While much of the State of the Union speech is pre-determined, from the First Lady’s guest list to the color of the president’s tie, there are sure to be surprises and unscripted moments. What will Obama say about the state of Obamacare and how hard will he go at the Republicans? Mike Muse will decode the President's speech while giving his unique perspective on the political issues of our time and answer questions.

The 2014 State Of The Union address is Mike's third social media takeover for VIBE Magazine. He has led discussions around all of the presidential debates, ObamaCare and the 2013 State of the Union.

"This might be the most important year to watch the State of the Union address" says Mike. "This speech is setting the stage for his final agenda and perhaps more importantly, his legacy."

Viewers don’t have to wait for the SOTU to get the discussion started. Starting at 8pm EST on Tuesday, Jan. 28, viewers can leave a question for Mike Muse by participating in the #VIBESOTU discussion and completing this question: “The State of Our Union is_____”?

Who: Mike Muse (@iammikemuse)

What: Vibe Magazine's State of the Union Takeover on Twitter (@vibemagazine) #VIBESOTU

When: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 9pm EST.


Mike Muse is leading the conversations around the country on the business of music, pop culture and politics. As the CEO of record label, Muse Recordings, he has established himself as a Political Engagement Expert currently ranked as one of the nation’s top fundraisers. He has been praised for his comedic timing, uncanny wit, big personality and intellect, along with the ability to use nuts and bolts breakdowns for perspective. He can decipher the mishaps, missteps, political gaffe's and important policy issues with fluid ease like Network News and is known for making politics sexy, youthful, and engaging. He has a stylized way of curating interest for first time political enthusiast while sustaining the interest of traditional politicos. He's not Right or Left. He is a Political Provocateur and a Curator of Policy. Listen to Mike Muse weekly on Sirius/XM station, Shade45. Learn more about him at

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A fourth-grade teacher at Starkey Elementary School was arrested Monday (May 20) after authorities found knives, a 9mn Glock with seven rounds of ammunition and other weapons.

According to reports, the 49-year-old had the weapons, including a six-inch fighting knife and a two-inch finger knife, in classrooms with students.

Reportedly, Starkey Elementary School principal saw Betty Soto behaving suspiciously as she carried the backpack with her wherever she went.

Law enforcement arrived on campus after being notified by the principal. They interviewed Soto and found the weapons. The teacher reportedly was let out on bond at 9 PM Monday night and when asked by reporters why she brought the weapons to school she attributed it to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

"Ask Desantis," she answered. "Ask your governor."

In early May, the Republican governor signed a bill that will allow teachers to carry guns inside a classroom. The measure was a reported response to the Parkland High School shooting.

Soto's Facebook page will be investigated as part of the overall investigation due to a post that was shared. "Are you surprised I'm a revolutionary? You should have seen it coming. Hate that I was on my way to the plantation, but I had to free some minds."

Erica Kennedy, a mother of two at Starkey Elementary, described Soto's behavior as "militant" and "suspicious."

"She seemed very abrupt, the way she was speaking. I almost felt like she was talking to these kids like she was their parent, you know, just really, a little overboard. So, it made me kind of, something kind of went up in the back of my hair like, hmmm," Kennedy explained.

Soto reportedly will not be returning to Starkey Elementary School.

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The Notorious B.I.G. To Be Honored With "Christopher Wallace Way" In Brooklyn

Tuesday (May 21) marks what would’ve been the late Notorious B.I.G.’s 47th birthday, and in efforts to commemorate the legendary rapper, The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation revealed that the intersection where Biggie called home will be named after him, Billboard reports.

The naming will take place on June 10 at a ceremony being held for the “Juicy” rapper. Wallace’s family is expected to attend the gathering, which will be held at the intersections of Gates Avenue and St. James Place. The crossroad will reportedly be named Christopher Wallace Way in the forthcoming month.

The news arrives days after Wu-Tang Clan's Staten Island street-naming ceremony. "I'm happy that NYC officials are finally giving the city's indigenous 'hip-hop' music the respect and recognition that it deserves," culture advocate LeRoy McCarthy told Gothamist in 2018. "It took a long time and lots of hard work to advance the Christopher Wallace Way & Wu-Tang Clan District street co-naming, but ya know what, Hip Hop Don't Stop."

Biggie's upcoming ceremony will be open to the public and will start around 12 p.m. ET. His mother, Voletta Wallace, his children, and close friends will be present in his honor.

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TMZ reports that Cardi B canceled an upcoming concert after experiencing what is believed to be plastic surgery complications.

The site reads that the "Wish Wish" rapper was supposed to headline Baltimore's 92Q Spring Bling Festival this Friday (May 24), however, she is experiencing issues stemming from recent liposuction and breast augmentation procedures. Organizers for the festival revealed that the makeup date will be on Sept. 8.

Earlier this month, Cardi confirmed speculation that she got liposuction after appearing on the red carpet at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.

"I have some news for y’all. I should have canceled today,” she said during the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis on May 5. “I shouldn’t really be performing because moving too much is gonna f**k up my lipo. But b***h I’m still gonna get my motherf**king money back, let’s go!” Later at the festival, she discussed that there were still a few more things she was hoping to fix.

She's been very candid in the past about her plastic surgeries, opening up to Nardwuar about her invasive butt implant surgery.

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