She Is Focused

December 28, 2009

She Is Focused’s 2009 Rewind

Filed under: Chat 'bout,Flashback — Felicia @ 12:16 pm

Happy Holidays to all! It’s already been said over and over but this year came and went like a speeding bullet. We’ve also seen many ups and downs this year. Most noticeably the sudden deaths of many of our beloved entertainers came as such a continuous shock. But the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away and for good reason.

Below are some of the events of 2009 that were most memorable to me. Feel free to share some of your moments as well:

Barack Obama becomes President (January 2009)

2009 was off to an amazing start with the swearing in of our 44th president and first family, the Obamas.

Chris Brown & Rihanna Incident (February 2009)

I questioned putting this one on the list, but it was definitely a hot topic earlier this year when Chris Brown assaulted then girlfriend Rihanna. Pictures surfaced, accusations were made from both ends, television appearances were made, then albums were released.

New Mexico Abolishes Death Penalty (March 2009)

Instead of carrying out the death penalty, New Mexico instead will issue life sentences to prisoners becoming the second state to do so since 1976.

U.S. Pledge $40 Million for Afghanistan Elections (March 2009)

In any other normal circumstance this news will not even cause me to blink twice, but considering many Americans have begun losing jobs left and right in this country, and our plummeting economy, it was a little strange to see that this was squeezed into the U.S.’ budget.

H1N1/Swine Flu Surfaces (April 2009)

Swine Flu has suddenly emerged and become global pandemic. The vaccine was created and while many people were a little weary of getting treated, the two people who were treated later discovered that the shot didn’t contain a high enough dosage.  

Sonia Sotomayor Nominated as Supreme Court Judge (May 26)

Sonia Sotomayor is nominated to the Supreme Court becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. She was later sworn in on August 6, 2009.

Ed McMahon (June 2009)

Most known as Johnny Carson’s right-hand on the Tonight Show, Ed McMahon has become a household name to both the old and young.

Farrah Fawcett (June 2009)

One of the original Charlie’s Angels succumbed to cancer on June 25th.

Michael Jackson (June 2009)

The death of King of Pop Michael Jackson sent a shockwave of grief across the nation, literally. This was so unexpected especially as the mega entertainer was preparing for his This Is It concert. This was allegedly Michael’s final public performance.

Steve McNair (July 2009)

Steve McNair was a football player who played with the Tennessee Titans for several years. He was fatally killed by his long-time mistress who then turned the gun on herself.

Walter Cronkite (July 2009)

The broadcasting medium lost one of its greats with the passing of CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite.  

Nas & Kelis Divorce (July 2009)

In the entertainment world time-table, this union had a pretty good run which resulted in the birth of their son Knight. All the fun came to an end mid-way through the year when Mrs. Jones threw in the towel.

Laura Ling & Euna Lee Released from North Korean Prison (August 2009)

I was really pumping my fist for these two journalists. After a visit from former President Bill Clinton, the two women were pardoned from a North Korean Prison. They were being detained for illegal border crossing.  

Edward “Ted” Kennedy (August 2009)

U.S. Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy passed away in August. He was Senator of Massachusetts for nearly 50 years and a member of the powerful Kennedy family. He was buried next to his brothers John and Robert at Arlington Cemetery.

Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein (August 2009)

Former member of the band Crazy Town and notable Hollywood DJ Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein lost his life to substance abuse in August 2009. He survived a deadly plane crash in September 2008.

Patrick Swayze (September 2009)

Best known for his role in the timeless film, Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze succumb to cancer in September 2009. He had a long career following his 1987 hit movie and will be missed by all.

NY Yankees Win World Series (November 2009)

The Yankees win their 27th World Series title against the Philadelphia Phillies. Concrete jungle where dreams are made of!

John Allen Muhammad is Executed (November 2009)

The D.C. sniper responsible for killing 10 people in 2002 was executed last month in a Virginia prison.

Brittany Murphy (December 2009)

32-year-old actress Brittany Murphy best known for her role as Tai in 1995’s Clueless lost her life prematurely to cardiac arrest.

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