Toni Morrison Cost Rutgers University $30,000
Famed author, poet and Noble laureate, Toni Morrison is set to speak at Rutgers University‘s graduation on May 15th. Her acceptance came with a $30,000 price tag.
According to Rutgers spokesman Greg Trevor, the payment was necessary “to draw a speaker of Ms. Morrison’s caliber.
Rutgers says that it did not use any state funds or money from tuition payments to secure Morrison but funds from a 10-year deal with PepsiCo.
Morrison will also be presented with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.
As Phaedra Parks would say, “Get Your Money Honey!” I ain’t mad at all.
Minister Louis Farrakhan Calls Barack Obama…”The First Jewish President”
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has publicly criticized President Barack Obama’s policies in the middle east, even going as far to call him the “First Jewish President“.
Watch the video below of Farrakhan’s remarks:
Was anybody talking about Farrakhan BEFORE he mentioned the President? I’m just wondering.
President Obama Will Address The Nation On Libya Today
The president will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
The speech is designed to “update the American people on the situation in Libya,” said the White House announcement, “including the actions we’ve taken with allies and partners to protect the Libyan people from the brutality of Moammar Gadhafi, the transition to NATO command and control, and our policy going forward.”
If you’re still confused or have no clue about what’s going on overseas, you should be watching…or at least DVR the President’s address!