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Joan Rivers under fire for offensive joke about Cleveland captives

Joan Rivers humor is mean and brutal. She makes people uncomfortable but they still laugh. At this point she is like the old relative that will say anything. She is under fire for her vile joke about the women that were held captive by Ariel Castro for 10 years. She has made heartless jokes before and it would be a first if Rivers apologized. She simply tells it like she sees it and what she sees is vile.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/04/24/joan-rivers-under-fire-for-joke-about-kidnapped-cleveland-women/

Millionaire Gurbaksh Chahal beats his girlfriend and it was on tape, and he still walks…money talks

Gurbaksh Chahal administered 117 blows to his girlfriend and it was caught on tape, but the tape was ruled inadmissable. The police acquired the tape prior to acquiring a warrant so this tech mogul is walking the streets. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/23/gurbaksh-chahal-domestic-violence_n_5201334.html

Will conservatives back away from Cliven Bundy?

The right wing’s latest hero Cliven Bundy has made some controversial remarks regarding race. He is the man who owes the government 1 million dollars in taxes for land grazing fees. He is in fact a sqatter, but the right wing has embraced him and his fight. it will be interesting to watch them today as they attempt to distance themselves from his controversial rhetoric. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/24/conservatives-begin-backing-away-after-cliven-bundys-remarks-disparaging-the-negro/

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/

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