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Lupita Nyongo is People magazine’s 2014 Most Beautiful Person

Lupita Nyongo is Hollywood’s new it girl. She can do no wrong and this morning People announced that she is People’s Most Beautiful Person. It is a triumph for her but it is also a triumph for every little girl that questions her looks or her color. Earlier this year Nyongo spoke at the Essence Oscar luncheon about her journey toward self acceptance.

http://www.stylecaster.com/lupita-nyongo-peoples-most-beautiful-person-2014/

Shots fired at funeral for Trenton teen

Back in the day there were safe places, and one of them was the church, but no longer. Today shots rang out in a church as the family buried their teenage relative. Now the fight no longer ends at death but it goes beyond the grave.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Multiple-People-shot-Trenton-Funeral-256197181.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_PHBrand

Philadelphia Prep School Grads busted for allegedly running drug ring

This will be an interesting case to follow. Will they be viewed as drug thugs with a prep school education, or will they be viewed as fine young men who strayed? Read the article and share your thoughts. http://rolandmartinreports.com/blog/2014/04/philadelphia-prep-school-grads-busted-for-allegedly-running-drug-ring/

Who is Dr. Ben Carson?

Interesting article. Read it and share your thoughts.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/who-is-dr-ben-carson-105875.html?hp=f1

David Brooks questions the President’s manhood…appropriate?


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Press the President Announces Photo Contest and Tips for Americans to “Go Green” This April

PRESS RELEASE:
For Immediate Release
Contacts: Kate Connors
202-449-9804

Clean-up Your Carbon Footprint this April, Not Just Your Closet

Washington D.C. (April 22, 2014) – For many Americans, April signifies the arrival of spring and new beginnings. This April, Press the President, an online collaborative blog, is challenging Americans to start a new beginning by “going green” and share their actions with our readers. With Earth Day taking place on April 22nd and Arbor Day taking place on April 25th, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the environment. Below are some tips from the editorial staff at Press the President on how you can go green this April:
·Writing Online – American businesses throw away 21 million tons of paper every year, so what better way to celebrate the environment than by writing online? Press the President allows you to engage in debates and express your opinion in an open political forum. And the best part is, not a single sheet of paper goes to waste on our articles!
·Have a Vegetarian Day – Press the President recently interviewed Congressman Jim Moran about animal rights. One way to help animals, and the globe, is go “vegetarian” once a week. Did you know that it requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef? By eliminating meat from your diet once a week, you are saving the environment and helping animals. On the days that you do eat meat, try to buy local grass-fed produce to help lower the carbon footprint even more.
·Rock Your Own Coffee Cup – There is no doubt America is a caffeinated nation and many of us depend on our coffee. But we can still have our coffee from restaurants and save the plastic and paper wasted containing it every day. Many coffee stores now offer discounts if you bring your own cup as well.
·Gift It, Don’t Throw It – How many times have you heard the expression ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure?’ This spring, make that a reality by donating your clothes, electronics, and other items to a charity instead of tossing them. Or get those items to a recycling bin.
Live in an apartment? Organize a drive with other members in your building so that you make fewer trips to the shelter and save gas as well.
Urban Gardening: Just because you live in the city doesn’t mean you can’t add some green to your everyday life. First Lady Michelle Obama brought urban gardening to the White House, and so have many city residents who have started community gardens to create a more sustainable lifestyle. Also consider teaching children about the importance of learning where your food comes from.
In addition to all these tips for living a greener lifestyle, Press the President wants you to share your story on our website and social media outlets. We are hosting a photo competition throughout the month of April because we want to see (and the President to hear and see) how you and your community are going green. To submit a picture, either tweet @PTP_US with the hashtag #GoGreen, post on our Facebook wall, or email contact.us@pressthepresident.com.You can read the full contest guidelines her: http://www.pressthepresident.com/show.jsp?page=176738.


About Press the President:

Press the President is a worldwide forum for unfiltered debate about U.S. issues that affect the globe. The site’s founders have created a space where writers can express their opinions freely. Americans are often criticized as not having enough of a political voice. Press the President provides a platform for people who want to make their voices heard from the White House to Main Street. Online visitors can share their views at http://www.pressthepresident.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ptp.us to join in our weekly debates.

Does the black church keep women single and lonely?

Interesting article. Share your thoughts.

http://naturallymoi.com/2014/04/news/does-the-black-church-keep-women-single-and-lonely-video/

RHOA (Ratchet Housewives of Atlanta) & Bravo TV take a bow…an all time low

The ratings are high than ever for the RHOA. Who wouldn’t want to see black women in ball gowns brawling? I mean that’s good television. Last night we witnessed Kenya Moore being the antagonizing witch that she portrays. That is her role on the show. Porsha Stewart is the “dumb” deer in the headlights who is evolving into an opinionated member of the hive. Last night Stewart got sick of Moore and of course she got in her face and dragged her to the floor, and everyone on set was surprised? Please give me a break. Nobody was surprised. The host Andy Cohen dismissed Stewart from the set, and on Part 2 of the debacle next week Cohen says with a straight face that physical violence is not condoned, and won’t be tolerated, but if he and Bravo actually believed that would they have shown the footage? No they are all thrilled. Ratings are at an all time high and that’s the bottomline. It is about the dollar. Over the next two weeks the rest of the housewives and the wanabee housewives will snipe and insult each other and when the dust clears Bravo will decide who will be coming back next season. Last night Stewart either assured she will be on next week or she eliminated herself from the hive, but if they let her go please don’t pretend it was the fight that caused her to be eliminated from the show because Bravo will simply be lying. Cohen stoked the flame last night and watched the house go up in flames and that’s good television to some.

Is the Angry Black Woman Real or a Myth?

A few days ago Wendy Williams was reflecting on her short time on ABC Dancing with the Stars. She said that the confessionals the contestants do are not their thoughts. They are actually scripted and according to the script she was supposed to be an eye rolling, snake necking angry black woman, but she refused to follow the script. Why? She said she was not that girl, and she refused to play the role. Williams is actually an accomplished woman with a lot to be happy about. Why are black women portrayed as angry? Is this a myth of the media? When the president ran for his first term the media tried to paint the first lady as angry. Fox contributor Juan Williams actually called her “Stokely Carmichael in a dress.” So do black women actually contribute to the stereotype? Are black women justified in being angry? Anger is a normal emotion, but when that becomes your daily fuel then perhaps that is a problem, but why don’t we ever hear of the angry white woman? Aren’t white women frustrated and angry too? Some women do in fact make a career out of anger, but is that enough to justify the myth? What do you think? Share your thoughts.

Mary Landrieu’s Senate retake…is there anything wrong with it?

Senator Mary Landrieu is running for re-election. She released this ad but she actually did a re-do of her Senate hearing. What do you think about it?

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