Kanye West- Following an award acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards (VMA's) ceremony, the highly successful rapper announced he will run for president in 2020. The White House put out a statement “welcoming” the 38-year old musician. Social media has exploded with reactions to the artist's declaration.
Although, according to Reuters, most viewers saw West's presidential declaration as a joke, a Maryland college student on Monday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to set up a political action committee called Ready for Kanye.
Eugene Craig III, 24, chairman of the Young Minority Republicans Fund, told Reuters he hoped West would consider running as a Republican in 2020.
"We think he is a champion of a lot of issues and he has an interesting perspective. (The PAC) is not just a joke," said Craig, a student at Bowie State University.
"If I win, everybody gets Yeeyzs" #KANYE2020 http://t.co/wi6jNJCV7R pic.twitter.com/sZcHLAJIKK— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) August 31, 2015
#VzlaEjemploDiplomatico (Venezuela, the diplomatic example) - Amidst the decision to close the border with Colombia, Venezuela's citizens speak out in support of the country's actions. Paramilitaries have been smuggling cheap food and supplies from Venezuela and then sold in lucrative Colombian black markets. Venezuela’s opposition have lambasted the border closure, calling into question the morality of such a move. The meme states: “The Opposition when I talk about the Guarimbas (blockades during which 49 people were killed in 2014), contraband, and paramilitaries.”
.@NicolasMaduro LOS ESCUALIDOS CUANDO LE HABLAS DE GUARIMBAS,CONTRABANDO Y PARAMILITARES #VzlaEjemploDiplomatico pic.twitter.com/3plsrGIX69— EdilioPSUV (@Rafa4F) September 1, 2015
#TeamKenya- Kenya comes out on top in the 2015 World Athletics Championship held in Beijing, China. The country brought home seven gold medals at the end of the competitions, leaving Jamaica and the U.S. in second and third place, respectively.
“Our young people have once again shown that they are as good as the world’s best and brightest,” the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta said.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) August 30, 2015
Our Athletes confirmed #KenyaIsMagical &made our Nation a #HomeOfLegends.I salute the entire #TeamKenya. Karibuni pic.twitter.com/XXYvBL2X3x— President of Kenya (@PresidentKE) September 1, 2015
Ben Carson- Neurosurgeon and Republican party presidential hopeful Ben Carson has surged in popularity, tying with Donald Trump in Iowa. The Monmouth University poll indicates that Trump and Carson are tied at 23 percent.
Ben Carson was an incredible doctor. And I look forward to him returning to the medical profession.— deray mckesson (@deray) August 25, 2015
Carson's already almost tied with Trump in Iowa even though Trump gets literally 60x more media coverage. http://t.co/mu1rvqKyQj— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 31, 2015
Windows 95- The computer operating system turns 20 this month. Considered an incredible success, the OS is credited with being one of the most accessible systems to users at the time. Many OS systems of today are still structured based on the principles of Windows 95.
Twenty years ago today, Windows 95 was released. Large crowds of people rushed to the stores to buy it. pic.twitter.com/We9nZTyyoq— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) August 31, 2015
The following video of a real life subway surfer, Pasha Bumchik, who takes a very risky ride on the top of high-speed train, has gone viral. The video was uploaded Aug. 29 and has already had over 1.7 million views. Check it out.