Mobile Shopping and Social App Dote Is Aiming to Be ‘Gen Z’s Dream Mall’

As Generation Z grows to be retail’s largest group of consumers with an estimated $ 44 billion in buying power, businesses are rethinking their strategies to appeal towards a group of digital natives who value seamless shopping experiences, authenticity and transparency. Their idea of shopping …

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England Training for the World Cup Semi-Final With a Rubber Chicken Is Every Fan’s Dream

With just one day to go until England battles Croatia for a spot in the 2018 World Cup final, the English team is trying out an interesting new training method.

Ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final match between France and Belgium, the English squad—including Golden boot frontrunner Harry Kane—was spotted tossing around a rubber chicken in preparation for their big Wednesday game.

Fans, of course, were delighted to see the players getting along so well.

“Actually love the atmosphere of this England team. Throwing around a rubber chicken as a training drill,” one England enthusiast wrote. “Even if it isn’t coming home, which it is, they’ve been an absolute delight to follow this campaign.”

“Love how chilled the England squad is, playing with rubber chickens in training day before their biggest game in 28 years hahahaha class,” added another.

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‘Uncle Drew’ Cast Picks Their All-Star Dream Team Out Of Their Other Costars

After appearing as an old man known as Uncle Drew in a series of Pepsi commercials, basketball superstar Kyrie Irving is bringing the geriatric character to the big screen in a feature film of the same name.

The athlete’s first movie role finds him getting a group of his old basketball-playing friends together in order to head out onto the court once more. And those friends just happen to be played by basketball legends Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Robinson, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, and Lisa Leslie. Oh, and best of all, they’re all aged to appear in their 70s and 80s, as well.

While the cast, even as elders, can clearly kill it on the basketball court, FANDOM wanted to know who they’d choose to be on their team when it comes to just living everyday life.

We asked the stars, including stars Lil Rel Howery and Nick Kroll, which of their castmates they’d trust to babysit their children and who they’d want to go on a long road trip with like their characters do in the film.


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Kyrie Irving in 'Uncle Drew'

And thanks to a hilarious dance sequence in the middle of the movie, we asked the gang which athlete or actor they’d most like to choreograph a routine with. Luckily for us, the question led to Leslie and Robinson showing off some impromptu moves of their own.

Check out the video above to see who the cast drafts for their dream team and catch Uncle Drew in theaters now.

 

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Anthony Kennedy’s retirement just confirmed every Republican’s dream scenario for Trump

Anthony Kennedy’s announcement of his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday creates an opening for President Donald Trump to reshape the ideological makeup of the nation’s highest court for decades to come, a best-case scenario for a Republican Party that only reluctantly accepted the idea of the reality-star-turned-politician as its leader.


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‘Instyle’ Editor-In-Chief Laura Brown on How to Land Your Dream Fashion Job

Laura Brown could aptly be described as the nicest — and one of the funniest — people in fashion. But it’s not just her winning personality that makes her worth listening to. Brown’s long-running career in fashion has included stints at W and Details, not to mention over a decade at …

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Brit schoolgirl, 13, who wowed America’s Got Talent judges used busking to fund her dream

A BRITISH schoolgirl, 13, who wowed the America’s Got Talent judges has been busking to fund her dream, it’s been revealed.

Courtney Hadwin, from Peterlee in County Durham, performs on streets up and down the UK to pay for her singing lessons.

Courtney Hadwin, 13, who wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent, has been busking on the streets of the UK to fund her dream
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She gives some of the cash to her dad Paul for petrol money as he drives her to some of her favourite spots around the North East and even down to the capital.

The teenager received a standing ovation after she performed a storming rendition of an Otis Redding classic during her audition on Tuesday night.

Her proud grandfather, Tom Storey, told MailOnline: “The busking has been paying for her music lessons and for petrol money.”

The security guard, from Inverness, admitted that while the punters love her singing, Courtney wasn’t a huge hit with the other buskers.

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The America’s Got Talent judges were blown away by 13-year-old Courtney Hadwin’s performance
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He added: “They keep asking her to move away because she is always the big attraction and attracts the crowd. It doesn’t go down well with them.”

The 60-year-old revealed Courtney had chosen to enter the American version of the talent show because “the UK doesn’t get her” after she lost out in the UK’s The Voice Kids.

He said the youngster received online abuse after her appearance on the show, with some calling her a “shouter” not a singer, which left the family upset.

But Mr Storey firmly believes his granddaughter, whose moves are all self-taught, is going to “go down a storm” in the States as he expressed his pride.

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The British school girl was given given a standing ovation and ‘golden buzzer’ for her Otis Redding song
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Her father looked on proudly as she sung
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Mr Storey added: “If she wins the million pounds it will be some transformation of the family’s finances.”

On Tuesday night’s show, Courtney was seen nervously walking on stage and telling the judges that her favourite subject at school was music.

After the schoolgirl, who attends The Academy at Shotton Hall, was asked to start her performance, she theatrically started to nod her head to the beat.

Within just a few bars of the 1968 hit Hard To Handle, her unexpectedly powerful voice had the judges all smiling, and Mel B shouted: “Oh my God!”

Very soon they were all on their feet along with the cheering crowd behind them to give Courtney, who’s previously appeared on The Voice Kids in the UK, a standing ovation.

Once she had finished, Simon said: “You were this shy little thing when you came out and then you sing and you’re like a lion.

“I mean genuinely incredible.”


As Courtney’s dad looked on proudly, judge Howie Mandel added: “You are not from this era!”

He could then be seen getting up and pressing the ‘Golden Buzzer’, which sends her straight to the final.

Last night, the Hartlepool teenager tweeted: “I didn’t know what to expect when I auditioned for @AGT but the golden buzzer was more than I ever could have dreamed of. Thank you so much @howiemandel I am so happy and can’t thank you enough xx”


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7 Money Tips to Slay Your Dream Summer Vacation

Summer is right around the corner, making this a prime time for travel adventures. According to WalletHub, 49% of Americans say they need a vacation more this year than last year, and 56% actually plan on acting on the urge. Whether it’s a simple state-to-state road trip or an international voyage, taking the time to get a bit of relax-relate-release from all the pressures of life is essential for one’s mental health and can strengthen family and friendship bonds.

Anyone who travels knows navigating the trip financially can be a bit challenging without proper research and planning. WalletHub reveals telling facts about this year’s travelers and a few insights into how to circumvent the worries and get to the fun.

7 Money Tips to Slay Your Dream Summer Vacation

  • Americans spend more than $ 245 billion on international travel each year. According to WalletHub, several banks and card issuers offer incentives including travel rewards or cut foreign transaction fees altogether. Some also offer services like insurance for lost luggage, free overnight replacement cards, and courtesy worldwide acceptance. (Check out this list on the most popular credit cards on the market that are travel-friendly for international treks.)

 

  • 47% percent of travelers worry about money, yet 35% of people think travel is worth getting into debt forExperts say planning makes perfect. Instead of going into debt, try creating a savings plan that you work throughout the year and make realistic goals for a vacation budget. Get realistic about what type of trip you can afford and try cost-saving sites like Groupon.

 

  • Search out cards that offer points for the essential purchases you make daily and you might have enough for that 2019 trek through Europe without spending a dime.

 

  • 40% of travelers have used credit card rewards to pay for at least part of a vacation. 

 

  • 50% of travelers worry about a weather issue, 45% about travel delays, 38% about theft and 33% about illness but the good news is that 70% of card issuers offer financial assistance for travel emergencies. Contact your bank or card issuer to find out your options before your trip or check out this list.

 

  • 40% of Americans think about post-vacation credit card bills while on vacay. Why struggle with future worries instead of enjoying the moment? Setting up automatic withdrawals and sticking to a true budget will help with the issue of being overwhelmed when it’s time to return to business as usual. Experts also recommend paying some bills before you leave so that you can put your mind at ease when it’s time to face upcoming ones.

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This Superhero Dream Team is World Cup GOALS

The World Cup is on the horizon, featuring football teams from all over the globe competing for the sport’s most prestigious prize. With that in mind, and with the tournament taking place in the summer, when comic book movies dominate at the box office, we’ve decided to form a superhero soccer team. The following are our picks for the starting line-up, featuring X-Men, Avengers, Defenders (obviously), and Justice Leaguers in a classic 4-4-2 formation.



Goalkeeper — Spider-Man



Goalkeepers are often the oldest players on the pitch, possessing both experience and a level head key. But we’re going for youth in the net, picking Peter Parker because he’s both agile and fast. He crawls up walls so is obviously good with his hands. And Spider-Man‘s lightning-quick reactions mean balls are unlikely to get past him.

Left-Back — Wolverine



Aggressive. Strong. Powerful. The team just has to keep an eye on those claws. If he gets fouled, Wolverine can self-heal. His mazy ‘berserker’ runs down the wing make him the ultimate attacking wing-back. And he takes penalties, normally straight down the middle. Because even if the keeper saves the ball, he too is going into the back of the net.

Centre-Back — Captain America (c)



The team’s captain is the ultimate captain — Mr. Steve Rogers. Because as well as being the perfect physical specimen, he’s also a master tactician and strategist. As the ultimate good guy, he leads by example, acting as a calming influence on some of the more hot-headed players. And being a man who is honest, loyal, and true to the end, he’ll put his life on the line for the team. Which is useful.

Centre-Back — Batman



The ying to Captain America’s yang, Batman is an unpredictable enforcer whom every opposition striker is frightened off. As tenacious in training as he is on the pitch, the Dark Knight does have a tendency to get himself sent off. But his vast intellect means he is always one step ahead of his opponent. And retains his place because he supplies the most amazing equipment, with shin-pads like steel, and boots that propel both player and ball through the air.

Right-Back — Luke Cage



NO ONE is passing Luke Cage down the left wing. As the man is like a mountain, his super-strength and durability meaning that running into ‘Power Man’ is like running into a brick wall. His unbreakable skin is also a bonus, with injuries non-existent in Luke’s world.

Left-Wing — Flash



You want your winger to be fast, and there’s no one faster than Flash. Aside from maybe our right-winger. Barry Allen’s super-speed means he leaves defenders in the dust. And if the pace doesn’t work, he’s out-witting them with his super-fast brain and reflexes. And being able to defy the laws of physics, we’re expecting regular bicycle kicks from the speedster.

Centre-Midfield — Black Panther



Football legend Pele once predicted that an African nation would win the World Cup by the year 2000. It’s 2018 and that still hasn’t happened. But this team could win the trophy with the help of African-born T’Challa. The Wakandan is fast, skilful and athletic, making him the ultimate box-to-box midfielder. While he also supplys the kits, which are laced with Vibranium.

Centre-Midfield — Loki



Every team needs a player skilled in the dark arts. And Loki is the ultimate trickster, a master manipulator who wins penalties and free-kicks while winding up the opposition with a spot of shapeshifting, teleportation, and astral projection. He’s a mercurial maverick who sometimes brings the game into disrepute, but Loki is rarely on the losing team.

Right-Wing — Quicksilver



If you’ve got Flash on the left wing, you want an equally fast dude on the right, so that’s why Quicksilver gets the nod. He runs and thinks just as fast, while his superhuman stamina means Quicksilver keeps running into the 90th minute and beyond.

Centre-Forward — Mr. Fantastic



This team is all about pace and skill, meaning the players will be keeping the ball on the ground, Barcelona-style. But when that isn’t working, you need to go ‘route-one,’ hoofing it up to a big man. And there’s no bigger man than Mr. Fantastic, who can elongate himself to head high balls, and stick out a long leg to finish the crosses coming in from both wings.

Centre-Forward — Hawkeye



The big man/small man combination is a classic up front. And if Mr. Fantastic is the big man knocking balls down, we want Hawkeye on the end of them. Because he’s the most accurate of all superheroes; a master marksman whose aim is always true, and who never missed the target.

Manager — Clark Kent



Finally, the team’s manager is actually a player-manager. Called Clark Kent. Who doesn’t panic when his boys are losing. Rather he simply puts Superman in the game, and wins the match without breaking a sweat. Because he’s Superman.

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Here’s Why DragCon Was Every ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Fan’s Dream Come True

The fourth annual DragCon death-dropped its way into Los Angeles over the weekend, flooding the floors of the LA Convention Center with a sea of fabulous fashion and must-have merch.

It was a veritable paradise for fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, with the opportunity to meet past contestants and catch hilarious references from the show around every corner. (Quite literally, in fact, since each row of the convention was named after a reference that only the Drag Race fandom would understand. See: Stacy Layne Lane.) Here are some of the moments from the three-day weekend that left Drag Race fans gagging.

The Queens

Over 90 contestants from the reality show were in attendance, including every queen from Season 10. Fans had an opportunity to visit their favorite queens’ booths for a meet-and-greet session or see them strut their stuff while sashaying in between panels. Shangela brought her Game of Thrones references from All Stars 3 to life by dressing as Daenerys Targaryen, being carried in by her own version of the Unsullied.

Saturday morning kicked off with the Crowned Queens Walk, which had past Drag Race winners Sasha Velour, Sharon Needles, Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, and Bebe Zahara Benet sashaying down the pink carpet. But it was All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel that stole the show by riding in on a pink motorized Barbie mobile.

The Merch

DragCon is not only an opportunity for queens to meet their fans, it’s also a great way for them to make some cold, hard cash. Queens sell merchandise with their Drag Race catchphrases and made-up faces plastered all over them, and fans can’t get enough. But it’s wise to get in while you’re still hot. During Season 8, Naomi Smalls’ booth with Kim Chi had a line that wrapped around the convention center, but just two years later, it was a lot easier to get a pic with the long-legged queen. Who had one of the longest lines full of fans waiting to meet her? Well, it was Season 10 legend Miss Vanjie, of course. Get those cookies, honey!

Thorgy Thor was selling “Ugh. Jesus. Gross” shirts, in honor of her response to being eliminated on All Stars 3 and Bianca Del Rio made an appearance on Saturday, signing copies of her new book, Blame It On Bianca Del Rio.

The Panels

Fans got to listen to their favorite Drag Race stars deliver pearls of wisdom and behind-the-scenes secrets at the dozens of panels that took place throughout the weekend. Although fan-favorite Katya announced earlier this year that she was taking a break from her drag persona, she showed up out of drag to give a DEB talk — a parody of the popular TED talks that delved into the Drag Entertainment Business.

For all the gaymers in attendance, there was a panel called Gay for Play: Queer Culture and Video Games, in which panelists discussed how growing up queer and being a gamer influenced their lives. Season 10 stunner Kameron Michaels was one of the panelists, and she dressed as Chun-Li from Street Fighter.

One of the best moments of DragCon always takes place at the end, when RuPaul delivers motherly advice during her Keynote speech. But what was everyone’s favorite moment of her speech this year? Well, it was a surprise appearance by Miss Vanjie, again! (Has a first-to-go-home loser ever been such a WINNER in all of Drag Race history??)

Did you attend DragCon? What were your favorite moments? Tweet us your best pics and videos and let us know how you kiki’ed with the queens.

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French First Lady Brigitte Macron Is a Grecian Dream at the White House

Brigitte Macron is on the move again. After conducting a state visit to India last month, the French first lady and President Emmanuel Macron have embarked on three-day trip to Washington, D.C., where she’s already shown off a handful of polished outfits since landing yesterday.

For a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday night, Macron was a Grecian vision in a embroidered white gown, which is definitely bridal-worthy in our minds. (Blame it on bridal fashion week or Meghan Markle, but weddings are on our brains right now.) Read on to see her formal look, plus everything she’s worn in Washington, D.C. so far. 

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Here’s Why More Renters Aren’t Buying the American Dream of Home Ownership


At the top of the latest housing survey from a Federal Reserve Bank branch sits a cheery headline: “Housing continues to be viewed as a good investment.”

It’s not so cheery in you dig into the data behind Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s annual Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey, released last week.

The percentage of U.S. renters who are unwilling to consider buying a home jumped from 16.1% to 19.2% between 2017 and this year. That number is the highest its been since the survey launched in 2014.

A great deal of the change comes from older folks.

The ratio of people 50 and older who want to buy a home declined to about 67% this year from 74% in 2016. That makes sense considering you might not want to take on a 30-year-mortgage when you’re older.

But if you look deeper into the responses to the New York Fed’s questionnaire, you’ll see a bigger problem that is all too familiar to us at The Penny Hoarder: Many people can’t afford to even consider buying a home.

The Crux of the Problem

So why aren’t renters jumping at low mortgage rates and prodding from financially savvy mothers-in-law to buy a home and start building equity?

Nearly half of those surveyed in the New York Fed’s annual housing study cited too much debt and a lack of savings as reasons they wouldn’t be jumping into the housing market. That number is up from 39.9% in the 2017 survey.

And we all know wages have been lagging employment growth. Last year, 40% of those surveyed said they don’t make enough money to start house hunting, while 47.1% said the same in 2018 — a staggering seven-percentage-point increase.

Renters are also increasingly worried about their credit, as the number of folks responding that they didn’t have good enough credit to buy a home jumped to 38% from 20% in 2017. And the percentage of renters who think getting a mortgage would be very difficult grew 12 points during the same time period.

And here’s the kicker: Renters say they aren’t very concerned about housing prices dropping or their job security. In other words, debt is killing the American dream for many renters, not the economy.

How to Solve the Problem

Luckily, at The Penny Hoarder we specialize in all the stuff that appears to be holding renters back from home ownership.

First, about those savings. Living paycheck to paycheck is stressful, but with everything from micro-investing to online banking, there are several ways to save $ 1,000 and break that cycle right now.

Do you have 13 minutes? Of course you do. It’s Monday, which means you should be slacking off and daydreaming of next weekend.

Well, take 13 minutes and start planning to pay off your debt, and you could be on your way to getting into the housing game.

As for problems making enough money, we’ve got you covered. Form online surveys to side gigs, there are plenty of ways to make $ 500 this month. And there are always opportunities available for a new job on The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook.

And once you straighten out your finances, make sure you can actually afford to buy a home. Because, once you do, you’re in it for the long haul.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. He bought a house last year and spends most of his weekends doing yard work. Yay.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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SHINTO, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from “Mobile Suit Gundam”, his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.


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Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream Alive In Memphis

All eyes will turn to Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4 in remembrance of one of the most tragic events in American history. Exactly 50 years ago, the life of the nation’s greatest freedom fighter was taken by a bullet in 1968. The painstaking moment occurred while Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the second-floor balcony at the Lorraine Motel. Today, the site where the iconic activist was fatally shot has been preserved as a landmark and marks the location of the National Civil Rights Museum. In honor of his life and legacy, the museum is hosting a three-day commemoration aptly named after his final book Where Do We Go From Here? that will include a wreath-laying ceremony, remarks, and musical performances.

The museum will also ring a bell situated atop a scaffold just south of the Lorraine Motel at 6:01 p.m. CT., the exact minute that King was shot. The bell will toll 39 times to honor his short life. Then, minutes later, a choir of bells in churches, universities, town halls, and other institutions around the world will reverberate across the globe, just like his words and activism.

In an interview with Black Enterprise, Terri Lee Freeman, the National Civil Rights Museum president and brainchild of the tribute, spoke about the impact that King left in Memphis and how the city is keeping his legacy alive.

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“We know why he came to Memphis. He came to support sanitation workers in their effort to achieve a reasonable working market, a reasonable wage, [and] reasonable benefits,” Freeman told BE in reference to King’s trip to the Bluff City to support the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike. The union workers had been on strike since March 12 for higher wages and better treatment. During his trip, King led a march of more than 6,000 people while the workers held signs declaring their agency, which read, “I am a man.”

In addition to demanding equal pay, the black workers were fighting for protection. “Two sanitation workers did end up killed in a sanitation truck,” Freeman said.

Protecting the Poor

Along with fighting for racial equality and workers’ rights, King was dedicated to eradicating poverty. “In fact, in his book, Where Do We Go From Here?, he talked about a guaranteed wage for people so that no one would have to live in poverty in a country as wealthy as the United States of America. And this is back in 1968,” said Freeman.

The civil rights leader acknowledged the legal and political gains that had been made, but he remained frustrated at the lack of economic progress for people of color. “We could all sit at a lunch counter together and order, “but he said what good does it make if you can sit at a lunch counter, if you can’t afford to buy hamburgers?” said Freeman.

“His emphasis was really on the issues of economics and who had money and who didn’t.” As a result, she says a significant part of the programming at the museum reflects on economic justice. “As we go through these days, there’s certainly an emphasis in that arena, particularly as Dr. King was heading towards the Poor People’s Campaign.”

50 Years Later

Reflecting on King’s dream and legacy, Freeman admits that while some elements in society have changed, the playing field between blacks and whites if far from even. Last month, the museum and the University of Memphis released a report that tracks poverty in Shelby County (which contains Memphis) in the decades following King’s assassination. The results? The findings proved that “progress has been made over the last 50 years, but not enough,” said Freeman.

According to the research, 48% of African American children in Shelby County live in poverty. That’s more than four times greater than the childhood poverty rate for white kids in the area. Meanwhile, the median income for black Americans has remained at roughly half that of whites for the last 50 years. Furthermore, the incarceration rate for African Americans has increased 50% since 1980, while the rate for whites has dropped.

Moving Forward

“Now we have the data, what do we need to do to bridge that gap?” Freeman asked rhetorically. She went on to stress the importance for the museum to use the data to provide a platform for activist organizations to take action. “I see the museum really as playing the role of not just a place where people come and look at the history and learn the stories and better understand what the true episodes of the Civil Rights Era movement were, but to now come here and actually make history. We do a lot of public programming that allows us to present thought leaders all throughout the year on different topics.” Her goal is to get visitors to interact with the museum at a very practical level.

She also referenced the recent shooting of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African American father in Sacramento who was shot 20 times while standing in his grandparents’ backyard last month. Recent reports reveal that he was hit by 8 bullets in his back and one in his neck. “I can make no sense of it,” she said. “Clearly, we need to have some real, authentic conversations with our policing community.”

“These instances continue to occur. It tells us frankly, what it means to be an African American man…and what you’re profiled as, even when you don’t have a weapon.”

“It continues to be heartbreaking to see that the African American community often finds itself on the defense in so many instances and, particularly, as it relates to public safety.”

“We’ve had a partnership with the police department where they bring new recruits to see the museum and to see the history, to better understand the story, and also to understand why there’s been tension between the African American community and public safety police officers.”

“I think that the majority of those people who go into policing go into it for the right reason, but I do think that there are implicit biases that all of us have that affect how we interact with other people. And far too often, African American men are vilified and so they become that scary figure.”

 

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Dream Kitchen Inspiration: Roches Point

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While this project is an older project, completed a few year ago – it is one that I love to revisit from time to time when looking for dream kitchen inspiration. The classic style and timeless details never grow old and this kitchen offers a ton of inspiration!

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This country home was thoughtfully and lovingly updated by the homeowner who is a designer in her own right as well. The kitchen was originally very small and cramped. A lovely bright addition was added to create an eating area with a cozy fireplace and view to the lake. The screened porch was reworked into a server area behind the main kitchen that really makes this lay out unique and saves the character of the exterior while adding to the charm of the inside.

On a bright summer day this house is so charming you feel like you are in the south of France. It is always a challenge to respect the heritage of the original house while updating the kitchen and the goal is to make it look like the new parts look like they have been there all along. – Rhonda Thornton, Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry

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African Americans are returning to the housing market slowly but surely, according to recent data. After hitting a near 50-year low of 41.3% in 2016, even lower than during the Great Depression, the 2017 State of Housing in Black America report found that black home ownership has now risen above 42%. With home ownership consistently pointed to as the best vehicle for long-term wealth creation, and accounting for 70% (U.S. Census Bureau) of black wealth, we are still facing a serious challenge.

 

Experts cite many benefits to home ownership, but here are a few highlights:

  • Increased civic participation (including voting)
  • Attainment of higher levels of education
  • Improved health and enhanced life satisfaction
  • Safer neighborhoods and better-quality housing environment
  • Higher self-esteem and heightened sense of control
  • Financial stability and generational wealth

 

Home ownership clearly plays a key role in our personal and financial well-being, which is why we need to center our efforts on teaching and enabling individuals to achieve, keep, benefit from, and build upon home ownership. With home ownership, social mobility, and economic mobility are so intertwined, there is an urgent need to disrupt the cycle of generational economic deprivation.

 

So let’s have “the talk,” and figure out how to make it happen. There are some easy steps to get the ball rolling, regardless of your timeline.

 

Take charge: Get your financial house in order

 

Buying a home often comes with a fear of the financial responsibility that goes with it. This is natural, and you’re not alone. You can overcome this fear by preparing—get your financial house in order and gain a better understanding of the home ownership process. Being an informed consumer is the first step to making home ownership possible. Need to improve or build up your credit history to be ready to apply for a mortgage? Or, perhaps you simply need to calculate what home price and monthly payment you can comfortably afford. Determine what fits best with your other financial obligations and, from there, you can make an informed decision when it comes to home ownership.

 

I was recently at a family reunion reminiscing about old times when my cousin told me that she wanted to buy a home. I asked her if she had checked her credit lately. She hadn’t, but she assumed it needed some work. As it happily turned out, her credit score was 742, much better than she had originally thought. She completely discounted her habit of paying bills on time, passing up shoes (her first love), meeting her tithing commitments, and putting away money for a rainy day. The point is, find out where you stand from a credit position—because at the end of the day, you never know.

 

Home ownership could be possible sooner than you think

 

It should be no surprise, but the Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report confirmed that there is a great deal of enthusiasm about buying a home among today’s consumers. In fact, one in four prospective buyers plans to purchase in the next two years, and they are taking the right steps to prepare:

  • 61% are paying off debts and bills
  • 47% are improving their credit scores
  • 45% are saving for a home

 

What was even more interesting was that nearly 70% of recent millennial homebuyers purchased the house they could afford now, and view their current home as a “stepping stone” to their forever home. It’s comforting to know that this group has confidence in their decision to become home owners, and they view it as an ascending path they’ll follow for the rest of their lives. A very solid 79% of millennial home owners said they see home ownership as having a positive impact on their financial future, and an overwhelming majority in this group said that they are proud of being home owners. With such a positive response, the millennial home owners surveyed send an encouraging message to their peers to get off the sidelines and buy a home so they too can begin enjoying the benefits.

 

It’s not the size of the home, but the size of the dream that matters

 

Despite all the enthusiasm and desire to buy a home, there are still many myths about what it takes to become a home owner, and these are sadly causing many people to wait longer than necessary to become home owners. Let’s bust some of these myths.

 

The biggest offender: the down payment myth. Forty-five percent of first-time buyers surveyed felt they needed to have a 20% (or more) down payment. Bank of America has shattered that myth by introducing the Affordable Loan Solution mortgage, which requires down payments as low as 3% with no mortgage insurance requirement. There’s also an online tool that allows consumers to search for down payment and cost savings programs in their area or desired neighborhood. More myths? Many believe that consumers need a perfect credit score and can’t have any student loan debt, both of which are untrue.

 

Power up with your financial support team

 

Whether you’re just thinking it would be nice to own a home one day, or you’ve already managed to put some money aside, get moving to improve your financial position—but don’t do it on your own. Visit your bank and talk with a financial professional. Even if you’re still in the dreaming stage, a lending professional can help you build a short- or long-term plan so you’ll be ready to achieve your goals when the time comes. Together you can come up with a savings roadmap to set aside enough funds for a down payment and understand what’s required long-term to comfortably afford your regular mortgage payments amid your other financial responsibilities.

 

By working with a professional, you’ll get the information you need to decide whether the time is rightand if you’re not ready right now, you’ll learn which priorities to address so you can be prepared in the future. With expert help and your own determination, you can take the steps to becoming a proud home owner, today or in the future. Now that we’ve had “the talk,” get ready, get set, and move forward.

 

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Tiffany Haddish Shares Dream of Hosting the Oscars One Day (VIDEO)

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Tiffany Haddish has been killing it since her breakout role in 2017 summer hit, Girls Trip, recently hitting the Academy Awards stage to co-present an award alongside fellow funny lady, Maya Rudolph.

During a recent SXSW panel discussion, Variety reports the stand-up spoke of potentially hosting the industry’s most respected awards show one day, following in the footsteps of Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock and more.

“That would be a dream come true. I know my father would be extremely proud if I got to do that,” she said. “As long as I get a paycheck.”

 

Speaking of a paycheck, the South Central, Los Angeles comic admitted during the same discussion that she thought her recent Oscar appearance would come with compensation.

“In my mind, Maya [Rudolph] and I, we auditioned for the ultimate job because I thought we was getting paid for that presentation,” she said. “And then I found out we didn’t get paid, then I was like, ‘I heard about gift bags.’ And then they were like, ‘We don’t got no gift bags,’ and then I was like, ‘Well, what do I get?’ and they [said], ‘We got a bottle of wine that’s like $ 13.’ So, I had to buy the wine.”

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Why ‘Walking Dead’ Fans Are Agog At The Surprise Cameos In Carl’s Dream

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the midseason premiere of Season 8 of The Walking Dead, titled “Honor”. Proceed with caution.

Fans of The Walking Dead finally got some answers in the Season 8 midseason premiere. And we don’t mean the long-awaited reveal of Carl’s fate. Although, following the shocking ending to the midseason finale, which showed us that Carl had been bitten, we did finally discover that yes, he does die. And that no, he doesn’t hold the secret to the cure. At least, there was nothing to suggest that he might.

But while we learned the nature of his demise, it was another revelation that had fans most stunned. Cast your mind back to the season’s opening episode, and you’ll recall seeing grey-bearded ‘Old Man Rick’ in a soft-focus sequence, living in harmony with Michonne and an older Judith within a rebuilt community. Was it the future? What was the meaning of the scene’s inclusion? Where was Carl? And why was Weird Al Yankovic’s “Another One Rides the Bus” soundtracking the scene? All questions that the sequence provoked were addressed in the midseason finale.

The scene was revealed to be Carl’s vision of the future, recounted to Rick on his deathbed. As for that song? During his speech, Carl says he saw Judith growing up listening to the songs he used to listen to – and so, it appears that Carl’s a closet Weird Al Yankovic fan. But most jarringly, Carl’s vision included both turncoat Eugene and mortal enemy Negan.

In it, Negan is a part of the community. He’s shown tending a vegetable patch. A 6-year-old Judith approaches; he greets her with a huge smile, saying: “Good morning to you, darling”. And the internet just can’t get its collective head around what it saw.

Some thought it was hilarious:

Others just straight up loved it:

And while there’s no guarantee that what Carl envisioned will play out, for fans of the comic books, it confirmed the tack the show will take (or at least gave a nod to what happens in the comics):

But it seems that while fans were left open-mouthed at Negan’s cameo, reactions weren’t overly hostile. When it came to Eugene’s appearance, however, fans reacted angrily:

It seems that fans are more willing and prepared to forgive villain Negan his misdemeanours than they are Eugene — who they might never forgive for betraying his own.

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A Harry Potter river cruise is a magical dream come true

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Shut the front door! It’s finally here, the Harry Potter River Cruise we’ve been dreaming about has finally arrived. Accio tickets! This Hogwarts-themed nautical journey is just about the most rad thing Potterheads could possibly conceive of! This is the magical journey you’ve enjoyed in your dreams, and now it’s time to make your dreams a reality – no Muggles allowed!

Are you simply salivating at the very thought of expanding your Potter experiences? We recently enjoyed the 20-year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and this is just the icing on top of the cake. Starting in August of this year, the highly-anticipated river cruises are pretty much the highlight of our lives up to this point, and we can’t wait to get tickets. Here’s all you need to know to enjoy your very own Harry Potter cruise.

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So, to whom do we have to swear eternal devotion by way of the Unbreakable Vow? Well, the geniuses behind this idea are the Barge Lady Cruises company, and we want to send these gals some flowers! This week-long cruise experience will debut in the summer of this year and will take place in England. Anyone who didn’t receive their Hogwarts letter at the age of 11 will have the chance to right a few wrongs, by making sure they get tickets for this stunning adventure!

The cruise

So what does this cruise have to offer? Well, let’s take you on a journey… You’ll start by boarding a ship known as the Magna Carter, after enjoying a cream tea. Here you will meet the crew, get acclimated to your surroundings, and enjoy a Hogwarts-themed meal. Day 2 sees you arrive at Hampton Court Palace for a tour, while Day 3 takes you to Virginia Water, as featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. On Day 4 it’s off to Dorney Court, the location of Privet Drive, while on Day 5 you will take the Harry Potter Studio Tour, and on Day 6 you’ll enjoy a tour of the Great Hall at Christ Church College, before heading back to the hotel on Day 7!

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As you might imagine, this is a pretty exclusive opportunity and one that many others are going to want to do as well. And it’s not like you’ll be able to bag a place using a Time Turner, or sneak on board via a vanishing cabinet! But, you might also need to start saving big time, because tickets will set you back north of $ 4,000 per person. Holy cricket! To be honest, this is a once in a lifetime experience, and we do think that anyone who loves Harry Potter needs to have this experience. So we would urge you to start saving as best you can, and get your tickets for this stunning experience before you miss out on the chance – we don’t know how long this will be running for!

Are you as excited as we are about this amazing opportunity?! If you are obsessed with everything Harry Potter, how can you possibly pass up the opportunity of a lifetime?! This is a dream come true for Potterheads across the world, and we simply cannot wait!

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Blac Chyna Enjoys Girls’ Night with Amber Rose & Daughter Dream Kardashian After Leaked Sex Tape

Blac Chyna tried to put her worries behind her with a night of karaoke after a sex tape featuring her was leaked.

The former fiancée of Rob Kardashian enjoyed a girls’ night with close friend Amber Rose and 15-month-old daughter Dream Kardashian on Monday evening as seen on Rose’s Instagram Story.

Rose, 34, shared footage of Chyna dressed in an animal print onesie dancing to Fountains of Wayne’s 2003 single “Stacy’s Mom” playing in the background.

“Dreamy’s mom has got it going on,” Rose said and captioned the clip with the popular lyric, also showing Dream who was smiling and dancing in an all-white ensemble and color coordinated bows in her hair.

On Monday, footage of Chyna’s leaked sex tape was trending on social media. Video showing Chyna — born Angela Renée White — engaging in oral sex with an unidentified man was posted by an anonymous Twitter user. The man in the video is not seen, only heard, but Chyna’s face is visible.

Chyna’s rep, Walter Mosley, told PEOPLE exclusively that the video was “just another attack against a woman.”

“There’s not enough information right now to even know what happened,” he said. “An anonymous source posted a tape — could be from an ex-boyfriend, or stolen, someone texting it to someone else. It’s upsetting and troubling. After that Rob thing, she’s become a big target. It’s a sad time.”

Adding, “It’s tough, she’s upset. This is some sick man, I’m sure, who thought this would be funny or cool. It’s going to take a while to get to the bottom of it. She’s trying to be in good spirits. She’s focused on running the business. But we’re tired of it.”

Chyna’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, also addressed the leaked sex tape on Twitter Monday, though she did not mention her client’s name.

“Revenge porn — posting explicit images without the consent of everyone in those images — is a crime, a civil wrong, and a form of domestic abuse,” Bloom tweeted. “It’s also a way to try to slut-shame women for being sexual. Girls have killed themselves over revenge porn. It’s not a joke.”

Last year, Chyna, who is also mom to 5-year-old son King Cairo, sued her ex Rob on the grounds of revenge porn after he posted numerous nude photos of her on social media in July.


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Khloe Kardashian’s Dream Might Come True: The Cavaliers Are Trying To Trade Tristan Thompson To The Los Angeles Clippers

It’s pretty obvious that pregnant Khloe Kardashian would just love to have her baby daddy Tristan Thompson closer to her. This could be possible if he played for the NBA nearby, but for the moment he is still with the […]
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Shepard Fairey Joins Emerson Collective in Support of DREAM Act

Shepard Fairey is joining the Emerson Collective to support an immigration program protecting people who were brought to the U.S. as children that’s embroiled in the impending government shutdown.
The artist and Obey Giant founder released an updated version of his popular “We the People” print featuring a woman wearing a shirt with an eagle eating a rattlesnake, a symbol of Mexico, to read “Dream Act Now!” Emerson Collective, a nonprofit focused on social justice founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, a philanthropist and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, is encouraging supporters to get the prints, being given away for free, in hopes that they will spur Congressional action and be used during the upcoming Women’s March.

Shepard Fairey’s revised poster in support of legislation to promote young immigrants. 

Emerson Collective also collaborated at the end of last year with Virgil Abloh of Off-White on a T-shirt reading “We Are All Dreamers” that was worn and promoted by a number of celebrities and high-profile fashion figures. Jessica Chastain, Ellen Degeneres, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Goldie Hawn, Selena Gomez, Naomi Campbell Grace Coddington and even Barbara Bush, daughter of former Republican president George Bush, have all promoted and worn the shirts.

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Why This Hollywood Icon Designed Her Dream Amazon Clothing Line

She’s spent 35 years in the spotlight, is an adoring mother, and has built an empire—but, as Drew Barrymore tells InStyle in her newest cover story, she has no interest in slowing down. The Santa Clarita Diet star touches on everything you want to know in the magazine’s February issue—including growing up in show business (complete with throwback photos and how she interprets them with fashion today), her life without a romantic relationship, and, when it comes to fashion, why she decided to launch her own line with Amazon Fashion.

“I kept feeling this burning desire to build an apparel brand for women by women, to explore something romantic,” she told InStyle. “I took it back to my love of tailoring and having been in a costume house my whole life. I have a body type that I tend to cover up.” she continued on in the interview. “So it’s nothing tight, not big and boxy, more of a fluid drape that feels like the ’20s, ’40s, and ’70s. Not utterly casual but efforted in its effortlessness.”

Scroll down to check out Drew’s beautiful InStyle cover, and read the full interview here. Plus, shop her clothing line over at Amazon now.

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Khloé Kardashian Confirms Pregnancy with Boyfriend Tristan Thompson: ‘My Greatest Dream Realized’

It’s official! Khloé Kardashian and boyfriend Tristan Thompson are expecting their first child together, the reality star confirmed.

“My greatest dream realized,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram alongside a bump picture. “We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient.”

She continued, “I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!”

“Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we’ve been keeping this [quiet] but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us. Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it’s the best bundle of feelings I’ve ever felt in my life!”

Although the mama-to-be wore diamond rings in the image, which caused some to speculate that she was married, a rep for the reality star said this was “not true.” (Kardashian has previously shown off the rings on Instagram.)

PEOPLE first broke the news back in September that Kardashian, 33, and Thompson, 26, were expecting a baby together. Multiple sources confirmed in late October that they will welcome a son together in early 2018. Thompson also has a 1-year-old son named Prince Oliver from a previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig.

“They are absolutely thrilled,” a source revealed to PEOPLE in September of the couple. “This isn’t something they were in a rush to announce to the whole world, and it’s only been in just the past week or so that they’ve felt comfortable telling most of their inner circle.”

“This is something Khloé has wanted for years and years and yet it’s more than that: She didn’t want it unless she was in the right relationship for it,” the insider said, adding, “This is such a wonderful moment for her: not only is she going to be a mother, she is going to be raising a child with a man she truly loves. Everyone is over the moon for them both.”

Kardashian isn’t the only one in the family expecting a child. Her pregnancy news came days after sources confirmed to PEOPLE that sister Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott are expecting a baby girl. She is due in February.

Sister Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West are also expecting their third child — a daughter — after hiring a surrogate to help them expand their family.

Jenner, 20, has yet to confirm her baby news, while a Dec. 13 Keeping Up with the Kardashians trailer teased that the family may finally reveal Kardashian’s baby news. Kardashian West, 37, spilled the beans about her little one on the way in the 10-year-anniversary season trailer for the show.

Kardashian and Thompson, a center/power forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, first stepped out together in early September 2016 and have been spending much of their time together since then in Cleveland — even celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas there together last year. They then rang in 2017 in Miami with one another.

Ahead of Thanksgiving this year — which she hosted in Cleveland — the star used website and app to share some of the things she’s grateful for. “Believe me, I know how truly blessed I am,” Kardashian said. “I thank God every day for this life. It’s important to remember your blessings all year long, but Thanksgiving is a good time to take a moment and be appreciative.”

Of course, it comes as no surprise that Thompson is top of the list. “I am truly grateful for Tristan and all that he has brought into my life!” she praised the Cleveland Cavaliers player, whom she has been dating for over a year. “He has been a huge positive influence on me and has given me a new level of happiness and love.”

Though Kardashian and Thompson aren’t yet engaged, the Revenge Body star opened up to ES Magazine in April about the possibility of tying the knot with the sports star — admitting she would say yes if he popped the question and is excited about the prospect of starting her own brood.

“I would love to have a family. We’ve talked about it. He [already] is a father, and I know for a fact that he would be an impeccable father,” she revealed.

“I definitely want to be a mom. But I don’t put the pressure on it. It’s not like, ‘The clock is ticking.’ I feel in my soul it will happen.”

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Dream Kardashian Will Appear on Blac Chyna’s New Reality Show

Dream Kardashian is already gearing up to appear on yet another reality series with her mom, Blac Chyna.

“Blac Chyna is going to do a new reality show in 2018, that’s almost a certainty, but music is her first priority,” a source tells Us Weekly. “Dream will be able to be on the show.”

However, the forthcoming series is still in the early stages. “Nothing is being filmed yet, though, and a network hasn’t been locked in,” adds the insider. “But there’s a lot of interest in doing her show.”

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While the Lashed Bar owner is working out the new series, her focus remains on her music, which is “coming out first quarter of next year,” the source says.

“She’s in the studio hard at work, recording every day,” adds the insider. “Big name artists, producers and song writers. No videos shot yet and they are still figuring out the first single.”

Chyna and 13-month-old Dream both previously appeared on Keeping Up With the Kardashians alongside Dream’s father and Chyna’s ex-fiancé, Rob Kardashian, and his famous family, as well as on their spinoff series, Rob & Chyna.

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In September, Chyna filed a lawsuit against the Kardashians, claiming they were responsible for the end of Rob & Chyna. Nearly two months later, Chyna reportedly dropped several family members from the lawsuit and is now pursuing a legal battle only against Kris JennerKim Kardashian and Rob.

The famous family, however, is unfazed by the lawsuit, a source told Us in October.  “The family is only concerned for Dream and they are disappointed that this could affect Dream’s childhood,” the source said.  “Dream shouldn’t be used as a pawn for money.” 

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Blac Chyna Honors Daughter Dream Kardashian and Son King Cairo with New Hand Tattoos

Blac Chyna has added to her collection of body ink.

The star, 29, showed off her new hand tattoos on Snapchat Friday that honored her 5-year-old son King Cairo with ex Tyga, and 13-month-old daughter Dream with ex Rob Kardashian.

Chyna got her oldest child’s name on her left-hand while on her right-hand was her little girl’s name in the same calligraphy. The mother of two had Dream’s name inked over her previous tattoo which was rapper Future‘s name, whom she was romantically linked to.

Chyna and the rapper dated briefly before she moved on to Kardashian, whom she split from in February, ending their engagement after dating on and off since January 2016.

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“We’ll be spending together at my house,” Chyna told PEOPLE of hers and her children’s holiday plans. “King is really excited about Santa, decorating the Christmas tree and his gifts! So it’s really exciting to get the house holiday ready. And Dream is fascinated with Santa and loves all of the lights. She’s getting into it all.”

Dream, who celebrated her 1st birthday in November, has started “walking and running,” revealed Chyna. “It’s so much fun chasing her around!” she said. “And she’s started to say words, so it’s really fun seeing her personality come out.”

Meanwhile, Dream’s father — who has battled weight gain and depression — is “in a sad state.”

“He only cares about Dream and loves spending time with her, but that’s about it,” a source told PEOPLE on Monday. “He doesn’t seem excited about anything else.”

Kardashian and Chyna are “still in disagreement when it comes to money,” the source added. But according to an insider close to Chyna, “It’s actually been pretty mellow between them.”


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Watch: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Trailer Finally Realizes James Cameron's Dream Project

For many years, James Cameron wanted to adapt Battle Angel Alita, the 1990 manga series created by Yukito Kishiro about an amnesiac android. A few years ago, he and Fox finally got the dream project going with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez at the helm, and now it's actually been realized. The first trailer for the movie, titled Alita: Battle Angel, has arrived teasing a sci-fi action spectacular.

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Cybercriminals Are Funding Their Dream Vacations With Your Rewards Points

You’ve been smart. You found the perfect credit card with great travel rewards points, and you’ve used it religiously and paid it all off promptly. Those points have added up, and now it’s time for you and your partner to jump on a plane to a sunny beach paradise!

But as you get ready to book, you see that your rewards points balance is zero.

The darknet strikes again!

You have to give cybercriminals a little credit for creativity. They continue to find new revenue streams — and now it’s your travel rewards points.

Hackers Are Selling Your Travel Rewards Points

Hackers who have learned how to steal your credit and debit card information are now selling your rewards points on the darknet, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Flashpoint. Since scammers have your card information, they also have your points information and want to make even more money.

How do they do it? They simply set up fake travel websites that specialize in heavily discounted flights and hotels, and let people go on vacation. Some even offer cruises, tours and rental cars. They create the giant discounts using your stolen points.

Some of these online marketplaces, like Alphabay and Hansa, were taken down in a sting operation by the government last summer. However, the darknet has many little corners and places for cybercriminals to make new homes for their scams.

The sites have been noted in Russian-, Spanish- and English-speaking communities. One Russian site even encouraged customers to take pictures on vacation and send them in so they could post them online.

That nice couple relaxing with mai tais on the beach in Nassau? Yeah, they’re smiling at you because they used your points to get there.

How to Avoid Helping Hackers

So what can an honest Joe do to avoid helping these scams survive?

Start by protecting your credit cards. There are some purchases that are riskier than others. Know which purchases to avoid and which are OK for your card, especially during the holiday season.

When looking to book travel for yourself, only use reputable travel sites. If you aren’t familiar with the site, see if it has a Better Business Bureau rating before booking. Remember, not only could you end up using stolen points to get big discounts, but you could also punch your card numbers into a scam site. Better safe than sorry.

Your points are your rewards. Don’t let someone else take your vacation.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. He only has enough rewards points for a free bagel. Sorry, hackers. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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The American Dream? One In Five Blacks Says Fuhgeddaboudit

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Only 17% of blacks believe they have already achieved the American dream, compared with 32% of Hispanics, 36% of people overall, and 41% of whites.

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Even more concerning, 19% of blacks feel it is out of their reach, according to a survey by Pew Research Center. That’s more than the 17% of Hispanics and 15% of whites who feel the same. Overall, that number is 17%.

But the vast majority of blacks, 62%, feel they’re on the way to achieving the American dream.

What, exactly, does the American dream even mean these days? The research asked respondents to use their own definition when determining whether they’d achieved it, were on their way, or felt it was out of reach. However, most people agreed on three essential elements:

  • Freedom of choice in how to live
  • Have a good family life
  • Retire comfortably

Almost half believed that making valuable contributions to your community was essential to their view of the American dream, while 43% ranked owning a home and having a successful career as must-haves.

Only 11% included becoming wealthy in their essentials. In fact, four in 10 said becoming wealthy wasn’t even important.

 

black and the American dream (Source: Pew Research Center)

 

Politics also seemingly plays a role in people’s perceptions of where they are in life, as there are significant differences in how the various parties say they’re doing.

More than half, or 53%, of core conservatives feel their family has achieved the American dream. Just 8% feel it’s out of reach. That’s compared with 42% of solid liberals who already feel they’ve made it and 15% who feel it’s out of reach.

The outlook is bleaker for the groups Pew labels “Disaffected Democrats” and “Devout and Diverse.” Both groups are majority-minority, with people of color making up 59% of Disaffected Dems, and 56% of Devout and Diverse Dems—the most religious of the Democratic groups.

Both groups are financially stressed, which may be why 24% of Disaffected Dems and 21% of Devout and Diverse Dems feel the American dream is out of reach.

 

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Watch Meek Mill, A$AP Ferg’s Humble ‘Trap and a Dream’ Video

A$ AP Ferg and Meek Mill pose on fancy cars and rally with friends in the new video for "Trap and a Dream." The single is featured on Ferg's album, Still Striving.

In New York City, presumably Ferg's home neighborhood of Harlem, the pair of rappers casually sit atop a convertible in between shots

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A Peek Inside The Knot’s 2017 Dream Wedding

Love is love is love — and there was plenty of it surrounding WNBA star Elena Delle Donne and Amanda Clifton, The Knot’s 2017 Dream Wedding couple, as they celebrated their nuptials with friends and family at New York’s Hempstead House on Friday, November 3. The blushing brides invited Us Weekly inside their romantic gathering — see all the exclusive photos.

To see more of Elena and Amanda’s journey to their big day, follow @TheKnot #TheKnotDreamWedding. And you can donate to the Elena Delle Donne Foundation through their charity registry at TheKnot.com.

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She Created Her Product, a Weave Dryer, After Her Grandma Came to Her in a Dream

On Episode 8 of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Michalyn Porter, Ph.D., pitched her product, Weave Dryer, in the Funderdome. On the show, entrepreneurs pitch in a head-to-head competition to “The Funderdome” (a live studio audience) for the chance to win up to $ 100K in capital. The pitch that gets the most votes wins the money. Before the winner is announced, both competitors get the chance to “cash out” for a lower sum of money.

(Michalyn D. Porter, Ph.D., holds the Weave Dryer. Image: weavedryer.com)

 

Brandon Andrews of Values Partnerships sat down with Porter after the show for a one-on-one interview about his startup and his appearance on the show.

Women around the world wear hair weaves. How does the Weave Dryer enhance their hair experience?  

The Weave Dryer enhances the users experience because it provides a way for ladies to completely dry the hair all the way to its roots. The nozzle also gently dries hair faster than sitting under a hooded dryer. It’s absolutely the best and healthiest way to eliminate the possibility of having wet hair on your scalp when wearing extensions.

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How did you develop the product? Did you sketch it? Where did you find a manufacturer? Walk us through the process. 

 

I couldn’t dry my hair extension foundation braids underneath my weave. Every time I shampooed my hair it would always become consumed with water. I love wearing weaves but became so frustrated and angry that I couldn’t dry the foundation properly. One night, I shampooed my hair and tried to dry my hair as best that I could. I went to bed upset with a wet head hoping my tracks would be completely dry in the morning. That night, I had a dream. I was with my grandmother and she handed me a cup looking object that had straws with holes attached. She told me to put the object on the end of my blow dryer. Then I woke up. I grabbed a cocktail napkin by the bed and sketched a drawing of what I saw in my dream. I showed the drawing to my husband and he freaked out and told me to find a patent attorney. I worked with a company called Invention Home to secure a Utility Patent. I went online and found a reputable hair tool manufacturer in China. Twelve months later, I went into production. Now the product is sold on my website.

It was a huge opportunity for me to have a platform called Funderdome to pitch and showcase my dream, the Weave Dryer. I prepared for the pitch by naturally talking about the benefits of the Weave Dryer and sending videos to the producers. I listened to their suggestions and incorporated everything they gave me into my pitch.

(Michalyn Porter, Ph.D., with Steve Harvey on Funderdome. Image: The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Lisa Rose))

 

What did you learn from your experience on the show? 

 

I learned that there are many women who experience the same problem while wearing hair extensions. My invention is saving the health of many women. I also learned that even though I cashed out, this opportunity gave me a chance to tell the world about the Weave Dryer.

How do you plan to grow your business in 2017?  

The sales since the show have been amazing. I plan to grow my business by working with other hair tool brands to license my invention, the Weave Dryer.

 

 

 

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On the Charts: LCD Soundsystem Grab First Number One With ‘American Dream’

American Dream, the comeback album from LCD Soundsystem, debuted atop the Billboard 200 to give the reunited dance-rock group their first Number One.

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The Los Angeles Sparks have been looking up at the Minnesota Lynx in the league standings for much of the year. But heading into the final weekend of the regular season, they have a chance to catch their rivals and perhaps overtake them for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

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The announcement Josh McCown is the Jets starting quarterback for opening day proved as shocking as karaoke singers being omitted from Grammy Awards. Bryce Petty, competing for the backup job with Christian Hackenberg, got the word, admitted he had his opportunity for the job and claimed he has his eyes set on one assignment. To…
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This Week on Broadway for August 6, 2017: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Peter Filichia, Jena Tesse Fox, and James Marino talk about The Public Theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Donna Murphy in Hello, Dolly!, Curvy Widow, Second Stage production of A Parallelogram, The Public Theater Cancels Several Performances of ‘Hamlet’, Sam Shepard, a new Little Shop movie, and more.     This read more
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“Sneakers to me was the illest symbol of the American dream. The thing that got me into sneakers was, when the Jordan V came out, I still remember this kid, it was third grade, and this kid–blond hair, blue eyed, all white everything–he walked across the lawn at recess the day the Jordan V fire red/whites came out, and I just saw the 3M dancing. You know the sun hit the 3M? It’s like disco on your foot. And I was like this is money, cuz my mom is not gonna get me that pair of shoes. 

So for a couple weeks I kept taking the garbage out, helping my mom cook, whatever … She didn’t know how much they cost. She was like ‘Alright you’ve been really good for two weeks, your grades are good, let’s go see these shoes.’ We go; they were in the display case. You saw them from the parking lot. Even my brothers were like ‘Damn that is a pretty-ass shoe.’ My mom was like ‘This is beautiful.’ We see the price, she was like ‘You funny, man. You a comedian out here. You brought your whole family out to see this pair of sneakers?’ 

That was my entry into untouchable American culture that I could not have. My pops was like ‘You more a Charles Barkley dude.’ He got me the Forces. I hated Jordan ever since then. I was like ‘You put out these fly shoes, I can’t touch em, I can’t have em.’ So I rode for Barkley, wearing his ugly ass sneakers.”

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Invented in the UK, De-Stress Doodlers are the massage crayons of your (and your little one’s) dreams. If you’re finding summer break from school “eeeeexhausting” and that it “can leave you crying out for some well-earned relaxation,” pop one of these brightly-colored miracles in your kid’s hand, light a few flameless candles, and enjoy.

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Yep, those are crayons your kids can color on you with with, while simultaneously giving you a massage. Here to explain it fully, is a video from Groupon, where users are entering to win a pack.

(If anyone knows how they got that secret footage of my dramatic tray-carrying struggles, let me know.)

Touted as “the world’s first massage crayons,” these promise to put “the ‘me’ time back in ‘we’ time.”

So far over 300 stressed out parents have entered to win the family-bonding tools, which come in shades of cerulean blue, rose red, and avocado green.

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While it’s unfortunate these massage crayons aren’t widely available for purchase (is this all in jest or is someone actually going to win a pack??) this isn’t the first time I’ve heard of skin being doodled on. In May I wrote a post about how not everyone genuinely loves their stretch marks, and when BabyCenter shared it on Facebook more than one mom chimed in to share they’ve let their kids draw on their bellies as an art project.

I tried it once long ago, allowing my boys to ink up my arms just to see how it would turn out. It was fun — but while washable markers are a great thing I found that leaving the colors on for hours or overnight greatly reduced how easily the creativity washes off! Nothing like wearing long sleeves to work in the summertime just to avoid a thousand questions.

Have you ever let your kids draw on you? Would you give De-Stress Doodlers a go?

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Derek Jeter’s Marlins Ownership Dream Is Dead [The Shadow League]

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The potential ownership Dream Team of Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter, reportedly on the cusp of buying the Miami Marlins just a month ago, seems to be no more as ESPN reports that a source close to the negotiations says the former Florida Governor, who was also to carry the bulk of the financial responsibilities, is no longer interested in buying the Miami Marlins and has ended his participation in sales talks.

The person confirmed Bush’s decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Marlins have not commented on the situation yet. 

With the money man gone, it’s reported that Jeter may still explore a bid with other investors, but his ownership dream and all of the excitement and possibilities that went along with it are squashed for now. He won’t be taking his talents to South Beach in the foreseeable future. 

After most media ran with the story and basically anointed Jeter’s ownership group the winners of a bidding war that was far from over earlier this month, we find out that there were other heavy hitters in the running. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Bush’s group was relatively even in its price offer with another group led by businessman Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.*

*Read the story in its entirety at The Shadow League 

 

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What About Baby Dream? Blac Chyna Vows to Co-Parent with ‘Fantastic Father’ Rob Kardashian amid Bitter Legal Battle

 

Standing outside a courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Blac Chyna was steady as she spoke with reporters after being granted a restraining order against ex-fiancé Rob Kardashian.

“I would first and foremost like the thank the judge for granting me this restraining order to protect me, and I’m going to get back to co-parenting Dream,” the model and Lashed Cosmetics founder said Monday of being a mom to her 8-month-old daughter with Kardashian, 30.

But how will co-parenting work after Kardashian’s July 5 social media tirade, in which he took to Instagram and Twitter to repeatedly post graphic and expletive-ridden content about his ex, and accused her of drug use, alcohol abuse and infidelity, sharing three nude photos of her?

“We’re going to work with lawyers on figuring out a co-parenting situation. Rob’s been a fantastic father and Chyna doesn’t need financial support in that way. They want to figure it out together,” Walter Mosley — Chyna’s co-counsel with Lisa Bloom — tells PEOPLE. “As big as this fight was both of their hearts are in the same place when it comes to protecting and raising Dream.”

“There’s a nanny with the baby 24/7, Rob is never really alone with her,” he continues. “But he really is a great dad. He’s just obsessed with his ex — that’s where the problem lies.”

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Mosley’s sentiments echo what Bloom told Entertainment Tonight Monday.

Chyna is not concerned about Dream being around Rob. She has said he’s a good father, there are nannies around when the baby is with him and she hasn’t had any reason to be concerned,” Bloom said. “We did not ask for the baby to be part of the restraining order …. We just want him to stay away from her and to stop cyberbullying her.”

Before their recent legal drama the couple had an “unwritten” agreement in which Kardashian was to have custody of Dream Sunday through Thursday and Chyna, 29, would keep the child Thursday through the following Sunday.

“They have have two nannies, one works five days a week and one works two days a week. The five-day-a-week nanny does the pick up and drop offs,” a source has told PEOPLE.

As Kardashian and Chyna both attempt to move forward until their next court hearing Aug. 8, the source said, “at this stage, the primary concern is protecting Dream from all this nastiness.”


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Meghan Trainor Reveals What Inspired Her Song ‘I’m a Lady’ and Gushes Over Daryl Sabara: ‘He’s More Than a Dream’

Rome may not have been built in a day, but Meghan Trainor’s catchy new tune for Smurfs: The Lost Village was!

“I’m quick, especially when I’m excited,” the 23-year-old singer-songwriter tells PEOPLE of how she created the track, “I’m a Lady,” for the film. “I got an email that was like ‘We want a classic, empowering Meghan Trainor woman anthem!’ And I was like, ‘Got it.’ I’m really good at those, I can do that in my sleep.”

Trainer says that she didn’t have much background to go off of when creating the song, except that the big storyline in the film involved how more “lady Smurfs” would be introduced.

“I was like, ‘Okay, that’s it? Anything else you want me to do?’ They said, ‘Just loving yourself, loving that you’re a woman,’” she says. “I was like, ‘Got it.’”

She adds of her inspiration: “I knew it was a kids movie too, a lot of children were going to watch it so I was like, ‘What do I want my little cousin to sing?’ You know? I thought it would be cute to be like, ‘I’m a lady.’”

Adorably in love, Trainor couldn’t help but dish on the other inspiration in her life — her Spy Kids boyfriend Daryl Sabara.

“It’s great,” she says when asked about her relationship. “I’m super in love, I hope to stay super in love. He’s a dream — he’s more than a dream.”

She continues: “You know when you wish every eyelash you have? Like, ‘I wish for the perfect guy!’ That was him, like he caught all my eyelashes, as cheesy and weird as that is. But yeah, he’s even better than I thought.”

Trainor confirmed her relationship with the former child actor in an October Instagram post, and she revealed in Cosmopolitan’s May issue how Sabara, 24, has influenced her music.

“I wrote six songs on the road about him in front of his face,” she said. “One is called ‘Marry Me.’”

Smurfs: The Lost Village is in theaters now.

 


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Chase Your Dream, Not Your Dragon

There is nobody like you on the planet, and with the right development, we can attract the support of others who will welcome our dream, too.

With growth, there will always be an opportunity to attain the thing you want, no matter how it shows itself. To imagine a life without a dream, even the tiniest one, is submitting to a world of mediocrity.

Jenn is principled, articulate and passionate – but running for Congress is a steep climb.

According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers and the ten-thousand-hour rule of “deliberate practice,” which asserts that to become a world-class expert in any field, a person must practice their skill or trade for ten thousand hours. The Beatles did it in Hamburg and Steve Jobs in a high school computer lab. Gladwell believed that by reaching 10,000 hours (that’s about 90 minutes per day for 20 years) of practice you can become an outlier – the “Tipping-Point” of greatness.

Today, we have new rules. We believe that if we think about one thing long enough it will hardwire into us. Our new cracked system of facts makes it possible for anyone to claim anything as reality in a post-truth era. But Gladwell’s ten-thousand-hour rule offers a greater prospect of deciphering the faux from the real deal.

Let’s be honest, for most folk winning a congressional race is near on impossible. The odds are stacked high. To succeed, Jenn would need media coverage, infrastructure and money. It takes years to build all three components, and Jenn has none. Although principled, articulate and passionate, her feelings of self-worth are now at ground zero.

Running for Congress is Jenn’s go-to story, how she defines her world. But, in truth, she has no resources or support. She has moderate experience and no plans. “If you can’t link the dots,” I told her, “Your approach will always let you down.”

She felt like she had failed. But in hindsight, she hadn’t failed at all; she was just beginning.

I had spent a good 30 minutes listening to Jenn. She must have mentioned grassroots at least seven times. There is always a clue if you listen to a person long enough. I let her know that.

My thought was to open more of a dialogue about her interest in grassroots work.

Her eyes lit up as she rambled excitingly about working as an activist. A grassroots activist. Her inspiration was back. She felt energized.

Did she want to work for an organization to help women, or apply for a grassroots internship? “Oh,” she said, “So many thoughts, so many decisions – I can’t wait to make them all.”

She smiled, and with that I knew she was well on her way towards her heart dream. And who knows, she may become a congressional winner after all.

Just really, believe in what you’re trying to do. Don’t let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line. –Luke Bryan

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First published in 1897, The Year 3000 is the most daring and original work of fiction by the prominent Italian anthropologist Paolo Mantegazza. A futuristic utopian novel, the book follows two young lovers who, as they travel from Rome to the capital of the United Planetary States to celebrate their “mating union,” encounter the marvels of cultural and scientific advances along the way. Intriguing in itself, The Year 3000 is also remarkable for both its vision of the future (predicting an astonishing array of phenomena from airplanes, artificial intelligence, CAT scans, and credit cards to controversies surrounding divorce, abortion, and euthanasia) and the window it opens on fin de siècle Europe. Published here for the first time in English, this richly annotated edition features an invaluable introductory essay that interprets the intertextual and intercultural connections within and beyond Mantegazza’s work. For its critical contribution to early science fiction and for its insights into the hopes, fears, and clash of values in the Western world of both Mantegazza’s time and our own, this book belongs among the visionary giants of speculative literature.
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The Insiders’ Journey: Pursuing the American Dream

The Insiders’ Journey: Pursuing the American Dream


Sociologist Irving Krauss and Political Scientist Wilma Rule show that academics are not cloistered in their ivory tower. In their life-long journey as students and professors at major universities and regional institutions they give a first hand account of their universities’ inner workings and their struggle for justice in cases of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful dismissal. Their odyssey begins as sweethearts at U.C. Berkeley and goes on to their ten years in Hawaii, sixteen in Illinois and retirement in a small mountain community in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Of greatly different origin-living from New York’s South Bronx and Wilma from Basin, Wyoming-they had similar values and interests that made them sensitive to injustice. During their 53 years of married life they also had major roles in Congressional and community politics. As children of the Great Depression of the 1930’s Irving tells of occurrences in his working class neighborhood that did not get into the history books and Wilma relates events in her family that darken the lore of early ranching. They had a zest for living and describe unusual experiences in East Berlin and Egypt in their worldwide travel, mostly to professional conferences. They are indebted to their families’ emphasis on education and stress how important the availability of excellent and affordable schooling was for their successful pursuit of the American Dream.
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“I Have a Dream”: A 50th Year Testament to the March That Changed America, A Southern Christian Leadership Conference Commemorative Photo Journal

“I Have a Dream”: A 50th Year Testament to the March That Changed America, A Southern Christian Leadership Conference Commemorative Photo Journal


On August 28, 1963, something quite amazing occurred. On the day, one of the largest political rallies ever took place in support of civil and economic rights of African-Americans and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave one of the most stirring speeches in history, when standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.This book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of this address and includes narrative and more than 100 captioned photos of the American Civil Rights movement. The photographs come from Bob Adelman, one of the most notable photographers of this movement. His work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, and the Associated Press. It is authored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization in which Dr. King served as the first president.
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“I Have a Dream”: A 50th Year Testament to the March That Changed America, A Southern Christian Leadership Conference Commemorative Photo Journal

“I Have a Dream”: A 50th Year Testament to the March That Changed America, A Southern Christian Leadership Conference Commemorative Photo Journal


On August 28, 1963, something quite amazing occurred. On the day, one of the largest political rallies ever took place in support of civil and economic rights of African-Americans and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave one of the most stirring speeches in history, when standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.This book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of this address and includes narrative and more than 100 captioned photos of the American Civil Rights movement. The photographs come from Bob Adelman, one of the most notable photographers of this movement. His work has been featured in Time, Newsweek, and the Associated Press. It is authored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization in which Dr. King served as the first president.
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Your Stress-Free Wedding Planner: Experts’ Best Secrets to Creating Your Dream Wedding

Your Stress-Free Wedding Planner: Experts’ Best Secrets to Creating Your Dream Wedding


Use the tools and techniques the experts use for stress free planning Every wedding moves through the same series of planning steps, but the time, money, energy and emotion invested can vary tremendously. Couples who use the tools and techniques the experts use are prepared to do what matters, when it matters most. With the logistics in order, they have the freedom to enjoy the events leading up to their special day as well as time to relax and plan their future life together. As they work their way through the planning stages, couples will find that their initial stress over planning their wedding day has disappeared. Couples committed to creating a memorable, meaningful wedding day will come to view the wedding planning process not as an ordeal to get through, but as a fun experience. Judy Allen is a professional event planner and shows brides a step-by-step approach to minimize the complexity of planning the wedding day. When an event is planned in these 10 stages, whether over six weeks or a year or longer, the planner will always be in control of the process, will not go over budget and will find the whole process relaxed and stress free. The 10 stages: 1. Visualization: Wedding-Day Dreams 2. Decision Making: What Matters Most 3. Designing a Realistic Blueprint 4. Choosing the Perfect Wedding and Reception Site 5. Selecting the Right Wedding Vendors 6. Before You Sign on the Dotted Line: Questions to Ask 7. Organizing Wedding-Day Timelines and Wedding-Day Flow 8. Wedding-Day Flow Sheets 9. Wedding Supplier Previews and Wedding-Day Rehearsal 10. On-Site Wedding-Day Orchestration
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A Cinderella’s Dream

A Cinderella’s Dream


Adaina loved her neighbor since she was a kid. There was no time when she didn’t love him, or want him. But Daniel was a rich playboy who treated love like a sport. And besides that, he only liked beautiful, successful women…which she was not. Although he never had any eyes for her, Adaina secretly wished at least one night with him. Therefore when she gets the opportunity to use magic in turning herself into a beautiful creature that could spend one night with Daniel, Adaina just goes for it. When Daniel sees this gorgeous woman with red shoes, he knows he has to have her; as he knows he never wanted a woman more like now; nor he was desired like this unknown woman desires him. Yet, she seems somehow familiar. But when he understands that she is just the woman of his life, she disappears, only one red shoe remaining behind her. When Adaina breaks the spell, she understands that a night of happiness might cost her a life of tears. Did that magic moment with Daniel worth the price she has to pay?

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Zeke and Lily (Book Six): Dream Catching

Zeke and Lily (Book Six): Dream Catching


Winter in Lancaster County is over. well almost. Maybe one more snowstorm yet to deal with. Zeke couldn’t be happier to see the cold weather leave while Lily could stand a few more opportunities to make snow angels before spring arrives. So much is happening as Lily’s sister enters the end of her pregnancy. The couples which Lily and Zeke have befriended are all married and making plans to expand their own families soon. Zeke and Lily are just a few months from their wedding day. As Lily’s illness remains so does the concern for her health. Zeke splits his time between New York City (attending meetings with a publication company for his book) and Lancaster (tending to Lily’s frail condition while getting ready for marriage).Marriages, pregnancies, health – all issues on Lily’s mind that culminate into nightmares she begins to have about people she loves being hurt or killed. The nightmares intensify and after a few deja vu moments prove her nightmares to be premonitions, she seeks help from a psychologist before she loses her mind. Her greatest fear is losing every good thing in her life – a scenario which has played out many times before in her life, leaving her heart broken and empty. When her nightmares begin to include Zeke getting harmed, she comes to the brink of a nervous breakdown. But the ever-patient Zeke – the Daddy in her life, walks her through each trial as it arises. She comes to appreciate the things she may have been overlooking all along. Will a half moon amulet from a trinket shop bring Zeke a protection he never knew he needed?Will Lily’s magic touch be strong enough when she needs it to be the most?Follow Zeke and Lily (and Pretzel), Grant and Keira (and Nittany), Billy and Taylor (and baby on the way), a dragon-tattooed man, Mr. Woody and Erica as the catching of dreams leads to a final chapter that couldn’t be seen coming.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Oxford School Shakespeare is an acclaimed series especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes that are easy to find and crystal clear. Each volume also includes decorative and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, rigorous but accessible commentary, up-to-date reading lists, the addresses of relevant websites, and classroom notes – all to help students to better appreciate the great works of Shakespeare. Now the six most popular books in the series have received a fresh new look.

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