I swear, I couldn't make this up if I tried. JET magazine, a publication that prides itself on delivering black news first, has just announced that music and cultural icon Prince is celebrating his 50th birthday!!! The problem with that announcement is, of course, that he celebrated it two weeks ago. Talk about your slow news cycles. There's a joke in there somewhere about how the rising costs of fuel might be causing JET to be even slower to the news than usual.. or maybe one about how if JET is catering your birthday, be prepared for stale cake. But I digress. What matters is that they're giving the man his due. Right? RIGHT?!?!?
Also in the June 23rd edition of the weekly (on stands today) is news that 50 Cent's house burnt down (almost a month ago), someone named Barack Obama is running for president (Word?!?!), R. Kelly is on trial (umm, the verdict is in) and, for you lovers out there, 10 great tips for men looking to get their sweetie the perfect Valentine's Day gift (nice!). *removing tongue from cheek and shaking my head* We need to do better.