Posts Tagged ‘Celebrities

30
Apr
15

Changing The Conversation On Mental Health

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Watch FLOTUS and SLOTUS May 4th on The Night Shift

07
Apr
15

First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Those Who Give Their All For The Country

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Cindi Leive: Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kerry Washington: The Important Cause Bringing Three Powerhouse Women Together

First Lady Michelle Obama and actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kerry Washington are sitting in the Blue Room at the White House. This trio of female forces, who know one another through their work on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, aren’t here just to catch up on life. They’re here today to spread a crucial message: This Memorial Day, America’s servicewomen, veterans, and military wives—courageous women—need our help. Over a decade ago, during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, our servicemen and -women were constantly in the public eye, in newspapers, music videos, car commercials. Today, most of the more than 2.5 million men and women who deployed are home safe—but they deserve just as much attention as when they were braving IEDs and insurgents.

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During this reentry period, advocates point out, many veterans face hardships (from homelessness and unemployment to post-traumatic stress disorder and the effects of sexual trauma), and we can’t underestimate the support they need. MO: One thing I want to clarify—that every service member, veteran, wants us to remember—is that the vast majority of people returning from service come back completely healthy…. But when we do come across someone who is struggling…we have to develop a culture of open arms and acceptance so that they feel comfortable saying, “I’m a veteran. And by the way, I need little help.” Think about the amount of training the average veteran has received through the military—physical training, project management training, public relations work. Think of an average tour of duty in a foreign land, the money we put into developing that, and then they’re discharged, and what, we let that investment go? Absolutely not. These are some of the best-trained people in our society.

More here

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Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Megan Brennan,  Eleanor Traylor, Nikki Giovanni, Ross Rossin

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the unveiling of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp, at the Warner Theater in Washington. From left are, Eleanor Traylor, English Professor at Howard University; poet Nikki Giovanni; Mrs. Obama; Postmaster General Megan Brennan; Oprah Winfrey, and artist Ross Rossin

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27
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

#RelationshipGoals

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Audra McDonald for the freaking win

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This idea that if you’re white, you can’t be branded a terrorist, suicide bomber, or mass murderer; and that excuses must be made for you is perverted. p.s. Depression does not make one a mass murderer. There are depressed people all over the world in professional capacities, and they come in everyday and get their job done

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26
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Horrific

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Black man driving a car, white man assaults him and launches into an n-word rant. Then the white man says he made a mistake and is embarrassed. Nope. You’re a racist. Own it. These are the people Starbucks wants us to #RaceTogether with

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Different day, same horror

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Yup

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Another day, another example of the people sworn to protect us

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Horrible. Another reason why President Obama has been pushing for infrastructure funding

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Legalizing discrimination in 2015. Mike Pence and the GOP legislature are disgusting

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Serena Williams Da GAWD

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Woody Allen is gross

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Ugh

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Grandma not included in the sale 😂

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Just going to leave this here. Dogs, anyone?

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*DEAD* 😂

25
Mar
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Deadline approving such a disgusting prejudiced article in 2015, is appalling. Over 70 years ago, TV began as a whites only medium, then slowly, some People of Color (POC) were begrudgingly granted space. Now, some Hollywood executives seem to be getting their heads out of their asses and realizing what POC have said for decades is true – that a diverse audience wants to see the 21st century on their screens, that there are talented artists of color, that there are great stories to be told, that the ratings for shows with POC as leads is blowing other shows out of the water and is consistent week after week, that fantastic shows with POC leads are dominating in time slots where previously whites only casts shows failed after one or two episodes; we’re supposed to return to a whites only TV screen? Nellie Andreeva and Deadline can GTFOHWTBS

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Fantastic rebuttal to that piece of filth article

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Imagine if a Black family had done this. Funeral arrangements would be taking place right now

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Save us from the GOP BS

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Another evidence as to why the death penalty should be abolished

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WTF, Arizona?!

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So much facepalm

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The fired cops were 31 and under. The youngest is 25. Young people with such hate for Black people. Yet society wonders why Black people can’t trust cops. Our lives are worthless to them. Our lives are a joke to them

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Reason 10,000 why some say fraternities should be abolished

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Stay safe, TODers who live in Oklahoma

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WHOA

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That Iggy Azalea calls what she does rap, is laughable. She is certainly no Eminem in terms of rap skills

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25
Jan
15

Tweet Of The Day

Yup. Dropkick Murphys are pro-union

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Exhibit A:

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Get into Dropkick Murphys. They’re awesome. This is your introduction

21
Nov
14

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama embraces Astrid Silva after she introduced him to speak about immigration reform during a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Immigration activist Astrid Silva introduces President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama signs two presidential memoranda associated with his actions on immigration in his office on Air Force One as he arrives at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas

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President Barack Obama with legendary activist Dolores Huerta

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