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Do you know what it is like to live in poverty?

What is it like to live in poverty? Fortunately, I can not answer that question, and most of the people who make laws can not answer it either, but they are tasked with making the rules that govern the lives of the impoverished. Do they ever talk to poor people and find out about their lives or are the rules simply numerically generated? Over the past week we witnessed the events in Baltimore. We were told about Freddie Gray’s neighborhood and how so many people his age had been exposed to lead poisoning. The sad fact is the homes they lived in had not been painted by the landlord since the 70’s so the children of the 90s were victims of decades of neglect. It is easy to be judgmental and say they need to work hard and they can get out of poverty, but the reality is a lot of people caught in the poverty spiral are already working hard. What’s the answer? Don’t know but it might start with the rule makers having a conversation with people who are actually living in poverty.

Carl Stokes says calling Baltimore children “thugs” Is just like calling them the n-word

Councilman Carl Stokes got into a spirited exchange with CNN Erin Burnett last night. Stokes objects to calling the teenage criminals that were throwing stones and rocks at police and looting stores thugs. He equates thugs with the word nigger. What do you think? Share your thoughts.

Why did Matt Lauer call Tim Tebow “polarizing”?

Tim Tebow is headed back to the NFL. Tebow is an unabashed Christian. This morning Matt Lauer described him as polarizing. So what makes him polarizing. His exuberance for Christ? His stand on abortion or same sex marriage? The Today Show features all kinds of people with all kinds of points of view, but Tebow is polarizing?

Is Monica Lewinsky headed to The View?

Monica Lewinsky has been sharing her story. She has done it in print, and she has done it in person. She has a right to share her story, but does that earn her seat at ABC The View? Well, Barbara Walters seems to think so and she is reportedly lobbying for it? The View is competing for viewers for the first time in the show’s life. CBS The Talk is giving them a run for their money and desperate times calls for desperate measures. Question: would you watch The View if Monica Lewinsky was added to the table?

Soledad O’Brien on Starbucks and Race

“I think for Starbucks there was something — well, brave isn’t quite the right word — but there was something aggressively interested in challenging people to have a conversation who were not the kind of people who generally have these conversations,” said former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien.

In an interview with The Washington Post, O’Brien talked about what she learned about Americans’ attitudes about race on her tour, what life as a person of color has taught her, and how people might best go about launching conversations about race in their daily lives. 
Read the Q&A on the Inspired Life blog here:  Soledad O’Brien on Starbucks: On the issue of race, ‘It’s okay to ask and it’s okay to answer’

Ebola is the Grinch that stole Christmas as Sierra Leone cancels all Holiday Festivities

Sad story: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sierra-leone-cancels-christmas-as-ebola-crisis-deepens/ar-BBgHijQ?ocid=ansnewsafp11

Corey Feldman on The View claims abuse by pedophiles in the industry…shouldn’t he identify them?

This morning Corey Feldman appeared on The View promoting his book Coreography. This is his story. His truth. He talks about being abused by his mother and also by powerful people in the industry. He claims that some of these people who he says are pedophiles are still in the business. Barbara Walters attempts to challenge his claims but he stands by them. My question is if he knows they are pedophiles shouldn’t he identify them? Share your thoughts.

East meets West or Psy and Hammer perform at AMAs

This surprise performance of Psy and Hammer at last night’s AMAs took the cake ast night. Watch and enjoy.

Wendy Williams not happy with Sherri Shepherd’s DWTS debut

Is Wendy Williams accusing Sherri Shepherd of playing to a sterotype? Yes, she is Williams said Shepherd gave the show exactly what they were looking for from her. I have to admit my husband said she was doing a little too much grinning last night. Watch the clip and tell me what you think.


Was Star Jones ambushed on The View yesterday?

Star Jones appeared on The View yesterday for the first time in 6 years. She left in 2006 when her contract was not renewed. She announced it prior to the agreed upon time and Barba walters was livid. Since that time Jones has had her own show on Court Television and she is now on the NBC Today Show. This morning she was defended by Donny Deutsch who said she was ambushed on The View yesterday, and he went on to say that Barbara Walters and Joy Behar acted like mean girls. My question is were Walters and Behar out of line talking about the past or would it have been weird not to discuss Star’s departure. Tell me what you think. http://todayentertainment.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/23/10486528-donny-deutsch-defends-star-jones-against-the-views-mean-girls