Here’s what we’re sipping on this morning:

  • Last night, President Obama delivered the State of the Union address, in which he stressed the importance of America being able to compete in the world. “The future is ours to win. But to get there, we can’t stand still,” he said. “Sustaining the American Dream has never been about standing pat. It has required each generation to sacrifice, and struggle, and meet the demands of a new age.” Weren’t you inspired by his speech? [BV]

  • Mike Tyson and wife Lahika Spicer Tyson welcomed a baby boy, making Tyson a dad for the eighth time. Both mother and child are said to be doing fine. Congrats! [Pop Eater]

  • Nas allegedly owes $6.5 million in taxes to the IRS. According to Detroit News Tax Watchdog, the IRS filed a whopping $514,298 lien against the rapper. This isn’t the first lien filed against him; back in February 2010, a $3.3 million lien was filed, and in 2009 a $2.5 million lien was filed. Work it out, Nas. [Urban Daily]

  • New couple alert: Rick Ross and Elise Neal were spotted getting rather close on a recent dinner date in Beverly Hills. The two dined at Mr. Chow and left the restaurant cuddled up and doe-eyed. [YBF]

  • Is Nicki Minaj dreaming up a family tree with Drake? She appeared on BBC Radio and said, “I think (our children will) definitely have my personality… (Our kids will) have Drake’s intelligence. They’ll have his sarcastic wittiness and that I love about him, and they’ll have his songwriting skills.” [Pop Eater]

  • Oprah says she’s taking it slow after meeting a sister she didn’t know about. On Tuesday’s episode of “The Gayle King Show,” she said, “I think it’s about building a relationship one conversation — one experience — at a time.” She revealed the two share the common concern of their ailing mother. [People]

  • Spike Lee is on a mission to promote education as an upstanding career for Black graduates. The filmmaker will be traveling to Morehouse College and other HBCU’s with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to recruit Black male teachers — who, sadly, only make up 2% of all teachers. [Black Voices]

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