Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Among recorded Atlantic hurricanes, it was the sixth strongest overall. At least 1,836 people died in the actual hurricane and in the floods that followed, making it one of the deadliest U.S. hurricanes of all time.
The most significant number of deaths occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana, which flooded as the levee system failed, in many cases hours after the storm had moved inland. Eventually 80% of the city and large tracts of neighboring parishes became flooded, and the floodwaters lingered for weeks. The Bush administration sought out over $105 billion in repairs and reconstruction from the effects of Katrina, making this the most costly Hurricane in US History.
Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee produced a film on the effects from hurricane Katrina entitled, “When the Levees Broke” Watch a few clips below:
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
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Forbes dropped a list of the Women who matter the most across the world this week, with the top 100 most powerful women. They are politicians, CEOs, bankers, cultural icons, billionaires and entrepreneurs. Take a look at the full list after the jump.
1st Lady Michelle Obama & Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey pictured above
Top 100 Most Powerful Women 2k11
Title Weekend Gross Budget
1. The Help $14.3 Million $25 m
2. Colombiana $10.3 million $40 m
3. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark $8.6 million $25 m
4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes $8.6 million $93 m
5. Our Idiot Brother $6.5 million $5 m
Watch The Throne: Lil Wayne takes shots @ Jay-Z?
“Talking About Baby Money… I Got Yo Baby Money, Kidnap Yo B*tch & Get That How Much You Love Your Lady Money”
source: The Juice
Thursday marks ten years since we were struck with the devastating news that one of music’s most talented artists, Aaliyah, had died in a small plane crash in The Bahamas.
One of Aaliyah’s close friends was her boyfriend, music mogul, Damon Dash. “My heart was broken. Nothing prepares you for that,” Dash tells Billboard.com’s The Juice.
Dame and Aaliyah’s relationship grew from a friendship that had sprung when they met through his accountant close to 2000. Soon thereafter the couple was inseparable, smooching in snapshopts and roaming from movie premieres, softball games to the Hamptons.
At the time of her passing the 22-year old Aaliyah’s acting and singing careers were skyrocketing. And Dame Dash was still running Roc-A-Fella Records, so the couple spent a lot of time apart. But Dame says that when they were together everything was perfect.
“The energy we created together for people to observe was kind of crazy. We’d be in a room full of people talking to each other and it felt like everyone was listening but it would be just us. It would be like we were the only ones in the room,” Dash says. “It was like something was going down in history every time I was with her. Every time I was around her I felt it was the place to be. Our time together meant so much that when we got more time, we felt like that [engagement] would be next. She was one of the best people I ever met. Even with the pain I felt, I would do it all over again.”
Kanye West and Jay-Z, rule the charts for the second week in a row with their latest album “Watch The Throne.”
The album moved 177,000 units to grab the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The two week sales total for the album now sits at 613,000.
Rounding out the top five are Adele “21” (No. 2), “Now 39” compilation (No. 3), Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines” (No. 4), and Jason Aldean “My Kinda Party” (No. 5).
Off 2 Chainz mixtape, Codeine Cowboy
Nick Ashford, one half of the legendary songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, passed away due to throat cancer in New York Hospital. He was 69.