Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter at the Barclays Center press conference at Atlantic Terminal on September 26, 2011 in Brooklyn, New York.
As a minority owner of the New Jersey Nets, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter made an announcement that the NJ Nets will be known as the Brooklyn Nets when the new Barclays Center opens in September 2012. Before Jay-Z made his remarks, he invited students from his Brooklyn alma mater, George Westinghouse High School to the stage. In related news, the Shawn "Jay-Z" Scholarship Fund will host the 2011 Carnival at Hudson River Park Pier 54 in New York on September 29, 2011 to raise funds to help students attend college. Visit HERE for more information.
President Barack Obama speaks at the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention Center on September 24, 2011 in Washington, DC.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, President Obama will deliver his third annual Back-to-School Speech at 1:30 p.m. EDT at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC. The speech will be live streamed on http://www.whitehouse.gov/live so that classrooms across the country can watch. For more information, please visit www.whitehouse.gov/back-to-school.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Big Time Rush turn on the channel for Nickelodeon's 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play on September 24, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Marvin Sapp, Cece Winans and Donald Lawrence perform at Verizon's "How Sweet The Sound" at Verizon Center on September 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.