Some Of The Biggest News Stories Of My Life


Some Of The Biggest News Stories Of My Life Over the course of my many years of life there have been many major events that occured. Not including personal events such as the birth of my children, marrying the love of my life, or even the recent passing of my mother. Im reffering to major news stories that have in many ways changed the world. Whatever your oppinion is regarding the following stories one thing is for sure they sparked controversy and fueled many debates. (Please note: this is not in order of importance). 1. September 11th Terrorist Attacks

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

  • Date: September 11th, 2001
  • Location: New York City
  • Why was it BIG: Almost 3,000 people were killed (not including the hijackers). Terrorists hijacks 4 airplanes and flew 2 of them into the WTC causing the eventual collapes of both towers. Flew another one into the Pentagon in D.C. The fourth one crashed into a field in Shanksville, PA after the brave passengers onboard decided to fight back. Their actions possibly saved thousands of peoples lives. This day was devastating and one i’ll never forget.

2. Death of The Notorious B.I.G:

Death Of Notorious B.I.G

Death Of Notorious B.I.G

  • Date: March 9th, 1997
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Why was it BIG: Biggie meant everything to a lot of People his death was as shocking as the death of Tupac. It has been 16 years and it still feels raw. Biggie seemed to obe enjoying life and creating new lanes for many Emcees today. Seeing his procession going through his old hood was surreal R.I.P Big Poppa!

3. O.J Simpson case & Verdict

O.J Simpson Case & Verdict

O.J Simpson Case & Verdict

  • Date: October 3rd, 1995
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Why was it BIG: Trial of the century this case literally shook up the country. I still remember NBC showing O.J in his White Bronco on TV while the NBA playoffs were going on My Knicks Vs The Houston Rockets. When the verdict was read the country was either really happy or really pissed off. Depending on many different factors with Race being a very big one. Truthfully speaking it was never about whether O.J was guilty or not for most African Americans it was about finally “Winning one”. Whether right or wrong that was the sentiment.

4. 2000 Presidential Election

2000 U.S Presidential Election

2000 U.S Presidential Election

  • Date: November 7, 2000
  • Location: United States
  • Why was it BIG: Talk about conspiracies, this has to be the biggest one in recent memory. An election was stolen right in front of our very eyes and “We The People” did nothing or i should say very little to dispute the outcome. You want to talk about stacking the deck. Isn’t it funny how the lone state left that will decide the Presidency was a state governed by one of the candidates brother. Who then appointed the person in charge of handling the law of conducting recounts and the constitutional verbage. Still can’t believe this happened Gore clearly had more votes in Florida, but those votes weren’t counted. Why didn’t thy just do the whole election all over just for the residents of Florida? We Were Bamboozled! and we accepted the outcome.

5. The Death of Michael Jackson

Death of Michael Jackson

Death of Michael Jackson

  • Date: June 25, 2009
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Why was it BIG: Flat out shocking, still can’t believe Mike is no longer among us. The details surrounding his death were/are unbelievable. Mike was paying a Dr. to essentially put him to sleep every night. Beyond that just thinking about losing Michael Jackson was a complete loss for millions and millions of people. Possibly the Greatest Musician/Singer of our and anytime ever recorded. I’m not here to debate any facets of his life or charges that were brought against him. I’m a fan of Michael Jackson the Artist, period.

6. SuperBowl 42 Giants Vs Patriots

SuperBowl 42 Upset

SuperBowl 42 Upset

  • Date: February 3, 2008
  • Location: Glendale, Arizona
  • Why was it BIG: As a fan of The New York Giants (Football) this is the most amazing and historic and gratifying SuperBowl win ever. This was the Classic David Vs. Goliath scenario. The somewhat lowly Giants snuck into the playoffs with a modest 10-6 record entering the playoffs. They were going against the mighty New England Patriots who were undefeated entering the SuperBowl 18-0. At the end of that evening all of that changed. The New York Giants pulled off what many consider to be the biggest upset in NFL History! 17-14 New York.
  • Sidebar: We beat them again 4 years later Go Eli!

7. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

  • Date:  January 20, 1986
  • Location: United States
  • Why was it BIG: For many reasons, this man was very instrumental in helping all people not just African Americans have a voice through the Civil Rights Movement. No i wasn’t alive when he was alive and i was very young when the USA made Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Observed) a National holiday. This holiday occurs on the 3rd Monday of January each year.

8. President Barack Obama Election

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

  • Date:  January 20, 2009
  • Location: Washington, D.C
  • Why was it BIG: Epic! i remember my Grandfather saying we probably won’t see a Black President of the United States of America in my lifetime. I asked him why? He simply said it’s not enough of US for it to happen. I guess he meant that the only way we’d (Blacks in America) get a Black President is the Black vote was the Majority vote. I can understand that line of reasoning considering Blacks only make up 12-13% of the overall population of our country. However, This is one of the very few times my Grandfather was wrong we do have a Black President his name is Barak Hussein Obama. I’m just sad he wasn’t alive to witness it himself.

I know there have been many Major news stories that occurred during my lifetime. I just decided to pick these 8 for very personal and emotional reasons. what about you? any major news stories you’d like to share with us. You know how to reach us #TellMeHowiLookNow…It’s A Movement!

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