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/
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.
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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.
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?
Integrity-the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Integrity has become as common as the sight of a unicorn. Our society rewards success at any cost. We are the cheerleaders for the shortcut. We applaud the phrase “by any means necessary”. We regard second place as the first loser. We are consumed with the results, and we pay little or no attention to the journey. We are slaves to the bottomline. So when we see someone with a true sense of integrity we are in awe. Yesterday I watched someone truly act out of a sense of integrity. He said “you can never go wrong doing the right thing.” His decison will impact his bottomline, but he had a sense of peace from knowing he did the right thing and in my eyes it was not only the right thing it was actually a thing of beauty.
Reality television is simply scripted television performed by amateurs. Most of the time it is harmless, but when Porsha Williams charged Kenya Moore on the RHOA reunion show it got a little bit too real, and now the real world has become involved. Williams has been charged with assault, but what has Bravo Television been charged with? Read the linked story for the details and share your thoughts.
Nene Leakes is the star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. What she says goes and if you challenge her supremacy you will find yourself watching the show versus being on the show. Nene was tight with Kim and when they broke up Kim was soon history. She fought with Sheree, and then Sheree was a goner. She handpicked Marlo, but when Marlo crossed her she dismissed her, but last night Nene took it to a new level. Cynthia her good and faithful servant became the latest to be a member of the former friend list. Cynthia Bailey has been there for Nene. She has been her ride or die chick even when the viewers questioned Cynthia’s sanity. A couple of week’s ago on the show Nene called Cynthia’s husband Peter a “bitch.” It’s hard to come back from that kind of insult, but Cynthia seemingly accepted Nene’s non-apology apology. Last night during an interview with Andy Cohen, Nene unleashed her wrath on Cynthia, and she also through some shade on former castmate, Sheree. Last night Nene had a platform provided by the network and she suggested that Cynthia should be dismissed from the show. It is hard to break it off with Nene. If you are on the show you do so at your own peril. A few weeks ago my son was home from school and he sat down with us and watched some of the show. He said that Nene was a “beast”, and I have to agree with him. She devours her enemies. Nene has gone from being a fun loving down to earth woman on Season 1 who made us laugh to being a “star”. She has improved her looks, her clothing and her stature, but along the way she shed the persona that made us root for her. The fact is Nene is a star, but last night she proved she is nobody’s friend.