Little Known Black History Facts: Beatriz Nascimento

Beatriz Nascimento was a key figure in Brazil’s “Movimento Negro,” or widely know as “The Black Movement of Brazil.” Through her studies, Nascimento raised awareness of “Quilombos,” settlements that housed and even served as sanctuaries for Afro-Brazilians like herself.

Nascimento was born on this day in 1942 as one of 10 siblings. The family was raised in the Cordovil neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. In 1971, Nascimento graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a degree in history, which became the hallmark of her academic career and activism.

While at university, Nascimento became involved in “Movimento Negro,” and worked as an intern for the country’s national archives while studying at Fluminense Federal University. She married Jose do Rosario Freitas Gomes and the pair had a daughter. It was during this period that Nascimento began looking into Quilombos, which loosely translates into “camp site” or “slave hut,” which have long existed in Brazil as havens of African culture and preservation,

Nascimento famously noted in her research that the settlements were far more than havens for Afro-Brazilians but that they were “autonomous spaces of Black liberation.”

As her profile rose, so did Nascimento’s distaste for the racism of the Brazilian Academy of the Sciences.  She began a long career as an outspoken advocate for non-Anglo women across the African diaspora. In 1989, the documentary Ori focused on Nascimento, the movement and the importance of women within in it.

Nascimento’s life was tragically ended in 1995 ]when she was murdered by a man who suspected Nascimento of telling his wife to leave him. She is remembered in academic circles as one of the first prominent Afro-Brazilian women to speak on the history of Black people in the South American nation.

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Staying put! Tori Roloff assured fans that she and husband Zach Roloff will continue filming Little People, Big World amid news of Jeremy and Audrey Roloff’s departures.

“We’re not going anywhere!” Tori announced on her Instagram Story Tuesday, July 10. The 27-year-old then engaged in a chat with fans, answering their questions about the TLC reality series.

“Will Z & T be staying with LPBW?” one Instagram user asked.

“YAS! And J too,” Tori replied, referring to the pair’s son Jackson, whom they welcomed in May 2017.

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Another fan asked why the couple — who wed in September 2014 — chose to stay on Little People, Big World. Tori responded: “Because we feel like we’re not done telling our story.”

The reality star reiterated this sentiment when she wrote that her favorite part about filming is “getting to share our story with our fans.”

Jeremy, Zach’s twin brother, and wife Audrey announced on Tuesday they are leaving Little People, Big World. “After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come. A year ago, I made the decision that this season would be our last,” the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram. “It has been an amazing run, and I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride. We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you. You are what made doing this so fun. We will still be supporting the family as they carry the #LPBW torch onward. This is a decision concerning Audrey and me specifically — the show much go on!”

He added: “That being said, we’re not disappearing. We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the world that the Lord has called us to!”

“We wish Jeremy, Audrey, and Ember the best, and are excited to continue to keep up with other members of the Roloff family when Little People, Big World returns next year,” TLC told Us Weekly in a statement.

Meanwhile, Tori told her more than 700,000 followers that sharing their lives with the world can be weird, but the family does not hold back. “Our philosophy is if we aren’t willing to share something with others we probably shouldn’t be doing it,” she wrote. “Plus something we’re going through can ultimately help others (even though that still baffles me today).”

The TLC star also opened up about what it was like to join the series in 2011: “I was honestly scared. I didn’t want to be the girl who broke Zach’s heart. Once I knew how serious we were I was more open to it because it was a part of his life.”

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Stephen Colbert played a little game or two watching Trump’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court.

During Tuesday night’s monologue on The Late Show, Colbert revealed his winning “Trump nomination bingo” card, after the president named Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy.

Pulling the card from of his pocket, Colbert said, “You see, all the squares say ‘white guy’.”

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Little Known Black History Fact: Richard Allen

Bishop Richard Allen, the founder of the A.M.E. Church, was a hero to many and a bust erected in his honor in 1876 is thought to be first of its kind created by and for African-Americans. The monument was unveiled in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park during the Centennial International Exposition of 1876, the first official “World’s Fair.”

Allen was born into slavery on February 14, 1760, and though details of his place of birth have been heavily debated, some saying Delaware is his birth state. After hearing a white Methodist preacher rail against slavery, Allen converted to Methodism at 17, and was later able to buy his freedom for $ 2,000 to relocate to Philadelphia.

In 1799, Allen became the first Black ordained minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1816, with the help of other Black Methodist churches, founded the African Methodist Episcopal church. Bishop Allen was a vocal opponent of slavery who inspired enslaved and free Black people who shared his passion to see all people free.

The bust of Allen was on display at the exposition but later ended up in the hands of Wilberforce University in Ohio into where it sat, neglected and in storage. In 2010, Wilberforce loaned the bust out for a ceremony marking Allen’s 250th birthday at the First District A.M.E. headquarters.

 

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Chrissy Teigen just raised a VERY important question about <em>The Little Mermaid</em> on Twitter, and the movie will never be the same again

We’re pleased to report that Chrissy Teigen has broken the internet yet again. Thanks to her humor, frankness, and penchant for Twitter rants, Teigen is of our favorite people to follow on social media. Remember when she live-tweeted her disastrous experience flying to Tokyo? Or her savage tweets about Jesus Christ Superstar Live? Well, Teigen’s latest Twitter rant — which happens to be about The Little Mermaid — might be our favorite one yet.

On Sunday, June 10th, the supermodel and cookbook author took to Twitter to raise a VERY important question: “How does Ariel know what ‘reprimand’ means but not ‘feet?’” And now, we don’t think we’ll ever see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

Teigen is, of course, referring to lyrics from the song “Part of Your World.” While wondering about life above the water, Ariel sings, “Bet’cha on land, they understand / Bet they don’t reprimand their daughters.”

We always knew that Ariel didn’t know the words for a lot of objects on land. At various points during The Little Mermaid, she doesn’t know the word for a fork or a pipe, opting instead to call them a “dinglehopper” and a “snarfblat,” respectively. But Teigen pointing out that Ariel DOES know such a big word (you know, relatively speaking) like “reprimand” makes us see the movie in a new way.

We don’t know what prompted Teigen’s Twitter rant about The Little Mermaid — maybe she was watching the movie at home with Luna and Miles? But however she arrived at this thought, we’re grateful that she shared it with us.

Can’t argue with this logic.

In the end, Teigen decided that maybe Ariel just isn’t the brightest Disney princess of the bunch.

After all, the mermaid has lived a pretty sheltered life.

Oh, Chrissy. Never stop tweeting your trains of thought, okay?

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Little Known Black History Fact: Sojourner Truth

On this day in 1843 at the age of 52, Isabella Baumfree became Sojourner Truth and devoted the next 40 years of her life into liberating her people and spreading the gospel.

Born in New York State presumably around 1797 as Isabella Baumfree, she was bought and sold for much of her young life. In 1815, she met and fell in love with a slave from another farm, Robert, and had a daughter, Diana. The pair would never see each other again, and Baumfree was forced to marry another slave, Thomas. The pair eventually had three children.

New York was close to passing a law to abolish slavery in 1826 when Baumfree’s owner denied her the freedom he’d promised. She escaped with her daughter that year. Her five-year-old son, Peter, was illegally sold to a man in Alabama and Baumfree successfully sued to gain her son’s freedom, one of the first instances of such success.

Baumfree converted to Christianity and moved to New York City with her son in 1829. She did domestic work for a church and alleged cult leader, enduring hardships and accusations that she poisoned a popular rival church leader. Truth successfully sued the couple who brought the false claims. After losing her son a second time in 1842 when he took a job on a whaling ship, she began life as Sojourner Truth in 1843.

Embracing the ideals of Methodism and the abolition of slavery, Truth joined an abolitionist society and connected with great minds of the movement such as Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison.  At the 1851 Ohio Women’s Rights Convention, Truth delivered her famous “Ain’t I A Woman” speech which cemented her as a leader in the women’s rights movement.

Truth worked tirelessly into her old age to continue to help liberate free or escaped slaves while focusing on prison reform, women’s suffrage and other causes.

Sojourner Truth passed in 1833 at the age of 92.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Freedom Riders

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The goals of the courageous “Freedom Riders,” a collective of Black and white civil rights activists who rode buses into the deep South to protest segregation on bus lines, faced major odds in the early ’60’s. On this day in 1961, 27 riders were arrested amid a warning from then Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to consider another option.

The group of riders made their way from Montgomery, Alabama to Jackson, Mississippi with measurable support despite efforts by law enforcement to break their ranks. The riders were arrested at the Jackson bus station and detained at Parchman, an infamous maximum-security prison in the city. According to reports, the judge in the matter famously turned his head as the riders offered their defense. Ultimately, the NAACP appealed the convictions all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and had them all overturned.

Kennedy’s statement carried a sense of foreboding as protesters and counter-protesters alike gathered between Alabama and Mississippi. He noted that racial tensions were high and all of the media fervor about the protests would also attract unwanted attention from bystanders not partial to either cause. In his statement, Kennedy wrote “a mob asks no questions” in reference to the potential for violence that did occur.

Despite the best efforts of whites who resisted the Freedom Riders movement, the Interstate Commerce Commission, with broad support from the administration of President John F. Kennedy, prohibited the segregation of interstate transit terminals in the fall of that year.

 

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Backstage before his New York Fashion Week show at St. Bart’s Church on Park Avenue, Dennis Basso, the king of fur for many a Trump (he’s a family friend) and rich New York City lady, revealed he was celebrating 35 years in the fashion business.

“It went by in a snap,” Basso said in his gravely timbre. And to mark the milestone, it was time for a change. This collection included sportswear, he said, not just fur. Watch out for evening dresses and leather, he said. Even denim. “I love fashion,” he said of having no plans to retire. “It doesn’t feel like work.”

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These little baby milestones are breaking this new mama’s heart

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This morning I woke up to baby giggles. Not dream whimpers, not cries of discomfort, not even yells of hunger. Just sweet baby giggles and chatter. My 5-month-old was awake and was entertaining himself until I woke up. As precious as it was, I couldn’t help but feel a tiny twinge of sadness at the sight of my happy baby boy. He looked so big.

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What was once a little baby (as little as an almost 9-pound baby can be), is now growing into a kid, and it’s so strange to see these changes take place. I’m certainly not complaining about my wake-up call, but it’s all a little hard to take sometimes.

There have been the milestones we were expecting, like sleeping through the night and rolling over for the first time, but there have been so many others, little skills and actions, otherwise insignificant moments that have surprised me and reminded me that my baby is growing up.

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It’s in the way his tiny hands now reach up to hold his bottle. Those little hands that love to grasp my fingers and play with my hair, now are figuring out how to feed him and attend to his own needs.

The way he now pushes his legs to stand up. He grunts and groans until he’s up in the air and then grins so proudly. It’s adorable and wonderful and terrible all at once, this independence he’s longing for.

When he loses his pacifier but quickly finds it again, all on his own.

When he cries in the night but comforts himself before I can even reach for him, putting himself back to sleep.

All things he should be doing. All things I wanted him to do. All things that at some point in the middle of the night when he was a newborn I hoped and prayed he’d figure out so we could all sleep and function one day.

All things that are now slowly breaking my heart a little.

No one told me about these little milestones. The ones you don’t write down in the baby book, or even photograph. But I guarantee you, the first time I saw him hold his bottle on his own is forever etched in my memory.

These moments are so bittersweet. Of course I want him to grow and develop, and become more independent of me. But each new skill, each new milestone, is one step closer to my baby not being a baby anymore.

Everyone told me how fast time would go. How “the nights are long, but the years are short.” How right they were, and we’re just getting started! I blinked, and my little baby got not-so little anymore.

We’ll be approaching the 6-month mark soon. He’ll turn a year old in a heartbeat and I’ll blink a few more times to see he’s graduating high school and leaving my care. Which is just how it should be. But I think I’ll rock him a little longer tonight, just the same.

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The Kentucky Derby quickly turned into a muddy affair as rain poured on Churchill Downs Saturday

However, thousands still came out to watch the Run for the Roses. The weather also brings in an interesting element for those betting on the race as some horses run better on mud than others.

It seems like many Kentucky Derby-goers weren’t betting on rain though, and many were clad in ponchos over suits and summery dresses. Umbrellas also aren’t allowed at the Kentucky Derby to prevent obscured views.

It’s forecast to continue raining through the 144th Kentucky Derby’s post time of 6:34 p.m. on Saturday – making a likely repeat of last year’s soggy derby in which Always Dreaming won.

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Sean M. Haffey—Getty ImagesA fan looks for shelter as it rains prior to the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky
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Segregation Was Never Good For Black People. Not Even A Little Bit [Opinion]

Segregation was never good for black people. We were not better off during Jim Crow. Not even a little bit. Those who wax nostalgically about how we thrived during segregation and leveraged it to our economic advantage to support and sustain healthy, strong black communities are just straight-up wrong.
We need to stop romanticizing life for African Americans before integration. The overwhelming majority of black people were trapped in abject poverty (or at best, a fragile subsistence), locked out of nearly every profession or industry where they could gain access to significant income and wealth, regardless of their level of education or social-economic status. We were also excluded from Wall Street and other centers of capital and investment. (In fact, for much of America’s history prior to integration, not only could we not acquire stock and commodities—we were counted as livestock ourselves). As recently as the 1950s, the rare African American with a Ph.D. could hope for no better than a job as a teacher or minister.
And the great black entrepreneurs in the age of segregation operated with absolutely zero legal protection or civil rights, essentially deprived of any legal means of protecting their assets/wealth. Laws both civil and criminal were set up so that white people could take property, money, land, etc. from black people with impunity. And what they couldn’t take, they would destroy—the devastating 1921 race riot that destroyed Tulsa, Oklahoma’s “Black Wall Street” is the best known, but far from the only example of this truth. Countless black people, including (maybe especially) the educated and relatively wealthy—including many WWI veterans who tasted freedom in Europe—were lynched (concurrent with the establishment and rise of the Ku Klux Klan) in order to eliminate them as a source of economic competition and as a way to use terror to keep blacks “in their place.”
The vast majority of people who talk today about how much better off black people were during segregation have lived most, if not all of their lives, in the post-segregation era. I’ve interviewed many people who actually lived through Jim Crow segregation (most are now in their 80s or 90s or older), including my late grandfather, who died at age 97 in 2008 less than six months before Barack Obama was elected to the U.S. presidency. I can’t remember any of them wishing to go back to the way things were during segregation. Today, we operate with unequal protection and access as black people; they operated with zero protection and access. If any of us black people born after 1960 were magically transported back to 1921, 1931 or even 1951, most of us wouldn’t last a month.
No matter how much we struggle with injustice and racism today, our better is in pushing forward, not going back to a nostalgic, selectively imagined, segregated past.
Editor’s Note: Opinion pieces are solely the opinions of the author and not representative of Black Enterprise.

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To the little jerks on the school bus, I’m watching you

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Whitney Barthel

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I never thought I would be the type of mom that would want to bite someone — especially a child’s — head off. But, here I am ready to lose my mind on a bunch of 7-year-olds.

Why is there such a disconnect in child temperament these days? I feel like back in the day kids were kids, sometimes one kid was an angel and other times that same kid was a jerk. It kind of evened the universe out. We had a very well-rounded population of mediocre children. It was great.

And, these mediocre kids rode the bus and went to school and everyone was happy.

School bus behavior

Now, it seems, we have the kids that are usually angels and the kids that are unfailingly jerks.

Trust me, I am no stranger to good kids acting like jerks. I have four boys. And while deep down I know they are good kids (I mean, they cried when the grandma died in Trolls), I am not delusional in thinking they aren’t capable of acting like a bunch of a-holes.

However; here are my thoughts on how you can tell if a kid is a good kid, or not. Good kids generally reserve their bad behavior to take out on their siblings and parents.

After several recent incidents I am starting to suspect there might be a couple of not-good kids (I hate to say bad without 100 percent certainty) riding the same school bus as my boys. Just yesterday Frankie calmly told me that he “gave” his favorite toy car to a big kid on the bus because the big kid simply told Frankie he felt like keeping it for himself.

I will be the first person to note when my kids are being naughty and my boys are definitely not the most gracious sharers amongst themselves, but they would never take another child’s toy and refuse to return it saying it is theirs now…because that’s what they feel like.

And if they did? Well, they would surely feel the wrath of God.

While I am definitely not missing the 97 cent Matchbox car from Walmart, we have more than plenty, I am contemplating marching my buns on that bus and demanding it be returned — not because I want one more car to step on, but to show this little turkey that you don’t get what you want out of life by taking it from someone else.

If no one else will teach these kids to be normal, mediocre little runts and do normal kid things like talk too loudly and argue over whose dad is the strongest, I guess I will just have to.

So, to the “big kids” on the school bus who insist on teaching the “little kids” how to use their middle finger, or what swear words make adults most angry, and talk them into ponying up their toys, I will be watching you.

And to the parents and adults reading this, If you hear about a lady who was arrested for losing her mind on a bunch of 8-year-olds, it was probably me.

 

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Kourtney Kardashian has been showing off her new bikini bod in Turks and Caicos. The reality star strutted her stuff on a beach with her sister Kim Kardashian and shared the moment on social media. Wearing a tiny bikini, Kourtney […]
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Life is hard in Sisi’s Egypt, but voters have little choice

A 50-foot campaign poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stares down over Cairo’s Tahrir Square, where hundreds of thousands of Egyptians demanded bread, freedom and social justice during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Across from the square, a huge screen shows a video montage of the President and his supporters.


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RHOA’s star Eva Marcille celebrated the arrival of her baby boy, and she organized the sweetest baby shower this weekend. The party was indeed fit for a king. She and her beloved fiance Michael Sterling threw a royal baby shower, […]
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Crazy March Madness Win Means Free Pizza at Little Caesars. Here’s How to Get Yours

Crazy happened, which means Little Caesars is giving away free pizza.

Pizza chain Little Caesars launched the “If Crazy Happens” promotion to give away free hot-n-ready lunch combos if a #16 seed beat a #1 seed in the March Madness college basketball tournament. The combo include four slices of Little Caesars Deep! Deep! Dish pizza and a 20 oz. Pepsi product.

And crazy happened Friday, March 16, when #16 seed University of Maryland-Baltimore County beat #1 seed Virginia 74 to 54. The historic win may have thrown off some brackets, but it can also come with a free lunch.

To get the deal, you have to place your order between 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. on April 2. If you’re planning on getting the deal in person, the order has to be placed by 1 p.m., even if you were already in line. The offer is only available at participating stores in all 50 states and Washington D.C. Only one combo is available per family.

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You Could Get Free Little Caesars Pizza — but It’s a Ridiculously Long Shot


I don’t know much — actually anything — about basketball, but after an intense 15 minutes of research, I can see that the 2018 Division I Men’s NCAA Tournament is upon us.

With such a prolific event here, you’d be right in guessing there are deals to be found. Thankfully, there are no running drills for this one.

If a 16th-seeded men’s basketball team beats a No. 1-seeded team, Little Caesars will give every family a free Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo on Monday, April 2.

The Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo consists of four slices of Detroit-style deep-dish pepperoni pizza and one 20-ounce Pepsi product.

Obviously, I have no clue what seeded college men are — but for pizza, I will find out.

So Who Needs to Win for Me to Score Free Pizza?

You have four chances to win a free Little Caesars lunch combo.

In the South, No. 16 University of Maryland, Baltimore County must beat No. 1 University of Virginia.

In the East, No. 16 Radford must beat No. 1 Villanova.

In the West, the team that wins the March 14 Texas Southern vs. North Carolina Central game must beat No. 1 Xavier.

In the Midwest, No. 16 University of Pennsylvania must beat No. 1 University of Kansas.

If any of those No. 16 teams win, free pizza for — almost — everyone.

All games will take place March 15 and 16. If a No. 16 team does beat a No. 1 team, you must place your combo order at a participating Little Caesars location from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and mention the offer when you check out.

And if you’re going with anyone you’re related to, disown them while you’re ordering because only one person per family can get this deal.

I’d also like to point out that Little Caesars just patented a pizza-making robot, so hopefully, we’ll see a lot more free throws there in the future — hint, hint.

Jen Smith is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She gives tips for saving money and paying off debt on Instagram at @savingwithspunk. She believes that pizza-making robots will bring us closer to world peace.

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Sleeping in rooms with even a little light can increase risk of depression: Study

The study found that even a little lighting can increase the risk of depression.
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Little Known Black History Fact: Warren Stanley

Since he was a boy, Warren Stanley said he wanted nothing more than to work for the California High Patrol, the largest state law enforcement agency in the nation. Now after working over three decades with CHP, Stanley can now be proud of becoming the agency’s first Black commissioner.

Stanley, 56, is a native of Dos Palos, California in the state’s central valley region and has 11 siblings. After graduating from the CHP academy in 1982, Stanley reportedly has held every ranking officer position for the agency over the course of his career. The hard work had certainly been recognized after he served as acting CHP commissioner since 2017.

In an interview with local outlet KCRA, Stanley expressed joy in earning CHP’s top cop spot and promises to build a firm foundation within the agency.

“I’m very excited about it, but I’m very humble because I know the people that have held this position have come before me. They’ve been great commissioners and I hope to follow in their footsteps and leave my own path,” Stanley told the outlet in a recent chat.

Stanley is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

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Michelle Obama Met The Little Queen Who Fell In Love With Her Portrait

Remember the little girl who was mesmerized by the  portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama?

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Well, she finally got to meet her idol in person on Tuesday, as the sweet moment between the two was captured on camera.

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“Parker, I’m so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)!,” Obama wrote on her Instagram page. “Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I’ll proudly look up at a portrait of you!” A second video shows the two dancing to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

Two-year old Parker Curry stole hearts and minds when she was captured gazing at Amy Sherald‘s portrait of the former First Lady. The photo went viral and was also posted by Sherald on her account. The moment was a real-life actualization of Obama’s speech during the portrait’s revealing, where she mentioned she hopes the imagery will inspire young Black young girls to reach their fullest potential.

During a xx interview with CNN, Parker’s mother Jessica, echoed the importance of moment.

“In further discussion with (Parker) yesterday and today, I realized that she believes Michelle Obama is a queen, and she wants to be a queen as well,” Curry said. “As a female and as a girl of color, It’s really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do it.”

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50 (Big and Little) Things It’s Finally Time to Get Rid Of

Life is too short to spend rifling through 50 shades of nail polish just to get to the makeup you actually wear. Instead of wasting time dealing with clutter from having too much stuff in your home, donate, toss, or delete these things that we promise you won’t miss.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Andrew Clayton Powell, Jr.

On this day in 1967, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was barred from his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on allegations of corruption and office misconduct. Supporters of the popular New York congressman believed the act was due to his race as well as a ploy to derail Powell’s political power.

Powell, born November 29, 1908 in New Haven, Connecticut, followed in the footsteps of his father, activist and preacher Adam Clayton Powell Sr., yet moved into politics in the mid-40’s en route to a stellar career that stretched nearly three decades. Assuming office officially in 1945, Powell rose quickly, running on the promise of bringing civil rights to Black New Yorkers. He also had the ability to cross the aisle to his Republican counterparts.

Powell’s career was altered by scandal after allegations he misused funds for personal trips and other expenditures, including traveling with two young women. The House overwhelmingly voted to bar him from his seat, prompting his supporters to rally around him and suggest that racism was behind the move. Similar allegations that hovered over white Congress members had never led to a loss of their seat.

In a special election weeks later, Powell regained the seat but instead of returning to Congress, he took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1969, the justices ruled in favor of Powell agreeing that Congress did not have the right to remove Powell from a seat he was voted into. Despite his victory in the courts,  Powell quietly left politics and retired to the Bahamas.

In April 1972, Powell died after suffering from prostatitisHe was just 63 years of age. He had two sons who both shared his name, III, who is a notable journalist, and IV, who also became a politician.

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The Tooth Fairy Is a Little Stingier This Year. Here’s What She’s Paying


Do you remember how much money the tooth fairy left you when you were a kid?

A quarter? Fifty cents? A dollar?

That’s nothing compared to what children are getting these days.

According to the most recent results of the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, parents are leaving an average of $ 4.13 per tooth under their kids’ pillows.

The payout actually declined from the previous year’s average of $ 4.66 — an all-time high for the annual poll conducted by Delta Dental.

If your kid is losing his or her first tooth, be prepared to pay more. The current average first-tooth rate is $ 5.70 — down slightly from the previous year’s average of $ 5.72.

Tooth-fairy rates also vary from region to region. The poll found parents in the West give the most: an average of $ 4.85 per tooth, with a premium of $ 6.76 for children losing their first tooth.

Parents in the Northeast paid an average of $ 4.35 a tooth, or $ 6.45 for a first tooth. Those in the South paid $ 4.12 per tooth or $ 5.68 for a first tooth. Midwest tooth fairies left an average of $ 3.44 a tooth, or $ 4.37 for a first tooth.

Some parents decide to go a little overboard, keeping the lie magic of the tooth fairy alive. The Original Tooth Fairy Poll found 47% of parents leave a small toy or game, and 35% pen a letter from the fairy herself (a lost-tooth certificate might be a nice accompaniment) .

Thirty-one percent gift a new toothbrush — a great way to promote dental hygiene.  

Most (95%) of parents posing as the tooth fairy leave these extras in addition to leaving money. But that doesn’t mean everybody leaves tooth-fairy money and goodies under their child’s pillow.

If you’re on a tight budget (or just don’t feel like lying to your kid about yet another mythical being who sneaks into your home in the middle of the night), don’t feel guilty forgoing tooth-fairy activities. Sixteen percent of poll respondents with kids ages 6 to 12 do not make tooth-fairy visits.

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She enjoys writing about parenting and money.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Malcolm X

With the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, once more Nation of Islam leader Min. Louis Farrakhan has come forth to deny any wrongdoing. Malcolm X was once a fiery leader and spokesperson for the NOI, but many allege the group had him killed after he split with the group citing philosophical differences.

Born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925, the future civil and human rights activist found Islam in prison by way of a fellow prisoner. Becoming a dutiful student of then NOI leader, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, he changed his name to Malcolm X to reflect his teachings and do away with his “slave name.”

Malcolm X quickly rose in the NOI ranks, weaving between his rapid-fire intellect and sharp oratory skills to present a Black nationalist agenda framed under the umbrella of religion. However, Malcolm X discovered Sunni Islam, an orthodox form of the religion, and changed his stances after making the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca as required of many Muslims.

Returning home as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, he still maintained a nationalist bent but leaned towards a humanist approach as expected of those in his religion. This split from the NOI was allegedly criticized and rumors persisted that the group wanted to end his life. Two days before his assassination, Shabazz reportedly told legendary photographer Gordon Parks that the NOI was looking to kill him.

On February 21, 1965 at Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom, Shabazz was set to address a crowd of guests on behalf of his Organization for Afro-American Unity group. Despite being surrounded by bodyguards, a lone gunman from the crowd produced a shotgun, shooting the leader once with two other assailants finishing the deed. In all, Shabazz was shot 21 times.

Over the years, Min. Farrakhan has been pegged as the mastermind of the plot but has taken pains to deny the charge. This week alone, Farrakhan took to Instagram to strike down the claims and demanded that the federal government release files on the matter to the public to quell the chatter around the unfortunate death of one of Black America’s greatest figures.

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Big Little Lies Season 2 Story Details Revealed With Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz Officially Returning

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February is Heart Month – spread the word with Elizabeth Banks’ “Just a Little Heart Attack”

Leave it to Elizabeth Banks to make heart attack awareness funny. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for women. Women have worse outcomes after a heart attack than men and many women cannot recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. We have serious work to do when it comes to protecting our hearts. Cheers to Elizabeth Banks for giving us a way to spread the awareness with humor!

Learn more about women’s unique heart attack symptoms and the fascinating history of heart disease research and how it has harmed women’s health here: http://womenshealth.com/greatest-health-threat-american-women/

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Little Known Black History Fact: Jack Johnson

Since 2004, Republican Sen. John McCain has pushed for a posthumous pardon for legendary heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson. The world’s first Black heavyweight champion flaunted his love of the high life and white women during the time of Jim Crow garnering a charge that his great-great niece wants President Donald Trump to pardon.

In October 1912, Johnson was charged with violating the Mann Act, which made the transport of a woman across state lines for “immoral purposes” a crime. The white woman, allegedly a prostitute, became Johnson’s second wife and refused to cooperate, so charges were dropped. Johnson faced the same charges the following year, and skipped bail, then fled the country for seven years. He began serving his sentence in 1920 and was released the next year.

Johnson continued to box well into his sixties, although many of the fights were nothing more than sideshow exhibitions for Johnson to make money. His life ended tragically in June 1946 after reportedly getting denied service at a Raleigh, North Carolina diner and driving off in a rage before crashing the vehicle.

The pardon for Johnson is something of a long shot with Trump in the White House, although similar efforts in times past did show some promise.

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Dennis Basso, the King of Fur, and Now a Little Bit More

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DENNIS BASSO

Backstage before his New York Fashion Week show at St. Bart’s Church on Park Avenue, Dennis Basso, the king of fur for many a Trump (he’s a family friend) and rich New York City lady, revealed he was celebrating 35 years in the fashion business.

“It went by in a snap,” Basso said in his gravely timbre. And to mark the milestone, it was time for a change. This collection included sportswear, he said, not just fur. Watch out for evening dresses and leather, he said. Even denim. “I love fashion,” he said of having no plans to retire. “It doesn’t feel like work.”

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Oh No Ma’am! Little Caesars Shut Down After Rat Poop Was Found in a Customer’s Pizza Crust [Photos]

A Little Caesars in Indianapolis, IN, was shut down by health inspectors earlier this week after a couple found rodent poop baked into the crust of their pizza.

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Johnathan McNeil said he and his girlfriend bought the pizza from the chain restaurant and left. Once they started driving home, his girlfriend noticed something was wrong.

“She looked at the pizza and realized there was like doo-doo looking stuff on the pizza,” McNeil said to FOX 59.

McNeil said they turned around and went back to the restaurant for an explanation, but the employees claimed to not know what it was.

“All of them were looking at my pizza dumbfounded as if they didn’t know what’s going on,” said McNeil, “I said ‘That’s mouse doo-doo on the bottom of my pizza.’”

He called the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and contacted the Marion County Health Department upon police suggestion.

Once the health inspector arrived, an emergency inspection was conducted, resulting in the closure of the restaurant.

“We did find that there were rodent droppings and violations that warranted us doing a license suspension,” said Janelle Kaufman with the Marion County Health Department to FOX 59.

The Little Caesars pizza restaurant had been dealing with a mouse issue since August 2017, FOX 59 reports. The restaurant had been cited four times since the summer for mice-related problems, but was never closed. Before the restaurant was given an all-clear in October, it had received seven violations in 2017 alone, according to the Public Health Department’s website.

McNeil hopes others don’t suffer the same fate as he and his girlfriend.

“I just want people to check their food and be very cautious about what they’re eating,” said McNeil.

The pizza chain was re-opened Wednesday morning after a follow-up inspection.

“They cooperated with us, they worked with us…they cleaned everything they needed to do,” said Kaufman to FOX 59.

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My 5-year-old wants to give away her little sister

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My 5-year-old has started asking me if we can give her sister to another family. I’m sure this is in the range of normal behavior…right? I remember thinking my life would be better without my little sister in it, too. A couple of years ago she was asking me if she could move to another family.

She’s seen her best friend’s family morph over the years with adoptions, fostering, and welcoming “bonus” children, so her concept of family is pretty fluid. I like that. But our family isn’t that fluid and her littler sister is here to stay.

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I get it. Right now Vivi sees Evie as competition for my time. And she’s not wrong. If the little ones aren’t napping their needs make themselves known, sometimes at full throttle. And Vivi’s chorus of “look at me,” “look at what I made,” or “look at what I can do” gets drowned out.

I feel so torn. Spending time with my cool little kid is fun for me too. I want to invest in the special relationship I have with Vivianne, but get frustrated when she doesn’t acknowledge the time I do give to her. She’s only 5, I get that, but a little validation for the efforts I’m making would help me feel like my energy isn’t going into this vast empty space of want and need.

Some days aren’t so frustrating. Some days we can get away or both babies stay napping and we can sneak in a kitchen picnic like the one Vivi prepared the other day. She set out the cups, I poured the apple juice and she got out frozen Go-gurt, bananas, and apples to eat.

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Last week she got off the bus in tears and immediately complained that her ear was hurting. She’d been in pain since lunchtime, but was afraid to go to the nurse. I called her doctors office and snagged the last appointment of the day and was advised to give her some ibuprofen for the pain.

She snuggled into me while we waited for the pain medication to work. As we snuggled, Evie woke up, hair asunder, and joined us on the recliner. Then Annie let out a mighty cry and everyone was shuffled as I went to pick her up.

The babysitter came and I took Vivi to her appointment. The clinic wasn’t far from her dad’s work and he came and joined us. The doctor spoke to Vivi about her ear and her cough. She said, “My cough sounds like a car not starting.” I looked at Tré, amazed at her metaphor.

She kept saying funny things like that. I wondered if I was missing these parts of her personality at home because I was so busy with the babies. At home she’s one voice straining against the others. Here, I was bearing witness to this clever, smart little human alone, really focusing on what she was saying. It was amazing! And no, I’m not just biased because I’m her mom. I swear.

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Slipping in a 20-minute picnic is sometimes all the time I have to give. Some day she’ll be older and be the one not having time for me. I want to to stop what I’m doing when I can to give her all the attention I can. Like shutting off the TV when a conversation is taking place; I want her to know that our relationship is important.

As a family of five we will probably always worry about having enough time for each other. But someday the shoe will be on the other foot. I hope she remembers this when it’s her turn to stop what she’s doing and have a kitchen picnic with her children.

How do you fill up your older kids love tank?

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What ‘Little Adam Schiff’ tells us about Big Donald Trump

President Donald Trump started off his Monday morning just like he starts off a lot of his days — by taunting a Democrat.


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In a Pretty Little Hilltop Town in Italy, a Gruesome Murder and a Right Wing Shooter Gunning Down Refugees

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ROME—Luca Traini, 28, wrapped an Italian flag around his neck, grabbed his Glock and got into his black Alfa Romeo 147 with one apparent motive: to shoot African migrants.

He then drove street to street around the small town of Macerata, shooting five men and one woman, injuring two seriously, before police were able to stop the shooting spree in front of the town’s monument to fallen soldiers. There, he then got out of his car, gave the Fascist salute and admitted to the crime, say police.

Traini, a muscled-up sometime boxer who ran for a local political post under the banner of Italy’s far-right Northern League party in 2017, had told his friends at the gym a day earlier, “I have a pistol and I’m not afraid to use it,” according to local Italian media reports.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Frederick Douglass

The exact date of Frederick Douglass’ day of birth isn’t exactly known, but most historians point to February 1818 as birthday month and year. On what would have been the 200th birthday for the famed leader, we take a brief look back at his life and achievements.

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery in the Eastern Shore region of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland in Talbot County. As a boy of around eight, Douglass was sent to live and work in Baltimore for a ship carpenter who taught him how to read and write. Douglass was eventually sent back down South, witnessing the horrors of slavery firsthand.

Douglass began hatching a plan to escape while working the docks in Baltimore and eventually made his way North in 1836. He settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts with his new bride joining the growing abolitionist movement while continuing to educate himself. His bond with white abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison helped him become thea leading voice in the anti-slavery movement.

In 1845, Douglass, by now known as a powerful writer and speaker, published his autobiography, The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, As Written By Himself to critical acclaim. In Europe’s abolitionist circles, Douglass became a popular orator wowing crowds with his account of slavery and the inhumane conditions slaved lived under.

After the Civil War,  Douglass helped recruit Black soldiers for the North’s Union Army to take on and defeat Confederate forces. Douglass continued to work to improve the lives of all African-Americans.

Douglass became the first Black Vice-Presidential nominee for the Equal Rights Party in 1872 after Victoria Woodhull named him to the ticket without his knowledge or consent, according to accounts.

Douglass would go on to pen more works and speeches, and his “North Star” paper that began in 1847 morphed into the popular “Frederick Douglass’ Paper” that ran until 1860.

Douglass passed in Washington, D.C. in 1895

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There’s little less glamorous than an East Coast winter, all road salt stains and cinder-flecked snow banks. I live in DC and it’s about this time every year that any interest I have in layering and boots and obnoxious winter coats wanes and I just want to be comfortable again. The antidote for the East Coast in January? The French Riviera in June, when the Cannes film festival has been held annually since 1946 (with a few breaks).

At Cannes in the 1960s and 1970s, audiences bore witness to the rise of the French New Wave and subsequently the adoption by American film-makers of auteur theory–basically the idea that a film’s director, rather than screenwriters or studios, is the driving force in a film. Directors like Jean-Luc Godard and Michelangelo Antonioni gave their own style to films like Breathless and Blow-up, which had outsize influence on the broader film industry, fashion, style, and the wall decor in your first apartment. Later, Americans like Francis Ford Coppola and Dennis Hopper came to Cannes to screen their films for the jury and international audiences, to be in the same limelight as Truffaut or Jacques Demy.

Meanwhile, actors and producers strolled the waterfront by day, and photographers stalked starlets on the beach. At night, screen icons like Jean Paul Belmondo, Cary Grant, and Sidney Poitier wore their best and partied.

To look at style at Cannes in the 60s and 70s is also to look at the evolution of film style, from perfect black tie to safari jackets to open-shirted, bell-bottomed counterculture, and from Hitchcock to Scorsese. 

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Gene Kelly (in an OCBD) entertains the press at Cannes (in 1959).

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Kelly again, in a polo and jacket.

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Cary Grant in a great tux with a perfect bow tie.

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An older Grant, but same tux?

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Jean Paul Belmondo on the waterfront in the high-risk, low-reward leather sportcoat.

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Connery relaxes at Cannes.

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My favorite print shirt wearer Elliott Gould.

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Malcolm McDowell moves 70s-ward in a velvet dinner jacket.

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McDowell again in a turtleneck and safari jacket.

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Paul Newman–the first man to wear a turtleneck and sportcoat with jeans?

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DeNiro in tonal corduroy while promoting Taxi Driver.

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Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, and Dennis Hopper at Cannes for Easy Rider.

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Writer Henry Miller in perfect old guy style at Cannes.

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Peter O’Toole with the neck scarf and popped collar.

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The famous photo of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in an Alabama jail cell was made possible by his chief strategist and SCLC Executive Director, the Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Rev. Walker passed this Tuesday, leaving behind a long career of civil rights organizing and activism from the streets to the pulpit.

Walker, who was born in Massachusetts, was working as a pastor in Virginia when he first involved himself in civil rights. In the late ’50’s, Walker organized peaceful protests of school segregation in the state. His work caught the attention of King, who appointed him as the first executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

With the high-profile position, Walker moved about activist circles and assisted King with day-to-day activities. Among his many contributions, King’s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” letter was compiled with the help of Walker. Walker also sneaked a camera into the jail taped to his leg to snap the well-known photo.

Appointed to lead the Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, Walker was installed by Rev. King and was the only New York pastor to have that honor. Just over a week later, Rev. King was assassinated. The fire in Walker’s belly did not abate with King’s untimely death, and he used the platform to rally against domestic and global injustice. His work inspired the likes of Rev. Al Sharpton, among others.

The family announced that Walker passed in an assisted living community in Virginia, where his civil rights career began.

According to reports, Rev. Walker was around 88 years of age.

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We didn’t think BLL could get more star studded than it’s already impressive female cast including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley—but it just has in a major way. Witherspoon already tweeted a welcome to her new co-star: “Beyond thrilled to have the one, the only, Meryl Streep joining the cast of #BLL for season 2. Get ready for more wine, secrets, and Big Little Lies. Monterey better watch out!!!” And it sounds like everyone else is as excited as Witherspoon. When the news broke today, the internet quickly lost it. Here are the best reactions to the news.

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‘Little Girls Don’t Stay Little Forever.’ Sexual Abuse Victim Confronts Larry Nassar in Court

(LANSING, Mich.) — One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that “little girls don’t stay little forever.”

Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing. Many of them cried as they gave the initial testimonies Tuesday. Some requested that their identities not be made public. The judge consoled the victims and said they should not blame themselves.

“I testified to let the world know that you are a repulsive liar,” one victim, Kyle Stephens, said to the 54-year-old Nassar who bowed his head with his eyes closed or looked away as she and others spoke. Stephens, the first to speak, said Nassar repeatedly abused her from age 6 until age 12 during family visits to his home in Holt, near Lansing. She said he rubbed his genitals on her and digitally penetrated her, among other things. She said Nassar later denied it, and her parents believed him.

“Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don’t stay little forever,” Stephens said. “They grow into strong women that … destroy your world.”

Nassar has pleaded guilty to molesting females with his hands at his Michigan State University office, his home and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. He also worked for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.

Another statement came from Donna Markham, who told of how her daughter Chelsey killed herself in 2009, years after Nassar sexually abused her during a medical examination.

“It all started with him,” she said, describing her daughter’s downward spiral into drug abuse.

Victims described experiencing “searing pain” during the assaults and having feelings of shame and embarrassment. They said it had changed their life trajectories — affecting relationships, causing them to be distrustful and leading to depression, suicidal thoughts and anger and anxiety on whether they should have spoken up sooner.

“He touched the most innocent places on my body,” said 17-year-old Jessica Thomashaw, recounting how she was sexually assaulted at ages 9 and 12. “I couldn’t be just a normal girl anymore, and I forever lost a big piece of my childhood due to his abuse.”

Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who is expected to order a sentence Friday, said the system had failed them.

“You shouldn’t be angry with yourself,” she told a 31-year-old victim, who said she was assaulted almost 20 years ago. “You went to him for pain and healing, and you didn’t know. No one faults you or any other victim for that. You were a child.”

The Michigan attorney general’s office is seeking 40 to 125 years in prison for the 54-year-old Nassar. The maximum represents a year for each of the 125 girls and women who filed reports of abuse with campus police. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes.

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles on Monday said she was among the athletes sexually abused by Nassar. Another gold medalist, Aly Raisman, tweeted Monday that she would not attend the sentencing “because it is too traumatic for me. My impact letter will be read in court in front of Nassar. I support the brave survivors. We are all in this together.”

Olympians McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas also have said they were among Nassar’s victims as teens.

In November, he admitted to digitally penetrating 10 girls, mostly under the guise of treatment, between 1998 and 2015. As part of plea deals in two adjacent Michigan counties, he said his conduct had no legitimate medical purpose and that he did not have the girls’ consent.

Nassar is scheduled to be sentenced in Eaton County in two weeks.

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The Mother of the Little Boy Modeling H&M’s ‘Coolest Monkey’ Hoodie Is Mad at Black People for Being Mad: ‘Get Over It!’ [Photo]

Well, here’s a plot twist we weren’t expecting.

While the rest of Black culture is upset at H&M for putting a Black boy in a hoodie that reads ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle,’ the little boys mother is not.

Her name is Terry Mango and she doesn’t understand why everyone is outraged.

After the offensive photo began making rounds, a lot of people questioned where the child’s mother was when the company decided to put him in this hoodie. Some argued that she probably wasn’t around, while others accused the brand of photoshopping the shirt on the boy after the shoot was done.

As it turns out, Terry was present during the shoot and watched as her son dressed in the outfit.

She took to Instagram to address the situation:

“[I] am the mum, and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modeled. Stop crying wolf all the time, [it’s] an unnecessary issue here. Get over it.. That’s my son, [I’ve] been to all photoshoots and this was not an exception. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about this… I really don’t understand but not [because I’m] choosing not to, but because it’s not my way of thinking. Sorry.”

Let’s keep in mind that Terry and her son are from a different country — a country that doesn’t share America’s same history with racism. It could be that she truly doesn’t understand the racist connotations around the word ‘monkey’ and Black people in America.

Even still, someone over at H&M most likely did and allowed it to happen.

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Say What Now? H&M Accused of Racism for Putting a Little Black Boy in a ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’ Hoodie [Photo]

H&M has some major explaining to do.

The clothing retailer has a product page on its website featuring a little Black boy wearing a hoodie that reads’ Coolest Monkey in the Jungle.’

 

As you can imagine, the social media reaction has been brutal.

We’re not sure who made the call to put this particular hoodie on this particular child, but it was a bad one.

We’re also curious as to how this little boy’s parent/guardian allowed this to happen. It’s only a matter of time before H&M issues an apology.

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Serena Williams Pulls Out of Australian Open: ‘I Will Need a Little More Time’

(MELBOURNE) — Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.

The season’s first major starts on Jan. 15 at Melbourne Park and seven-time Australian Open champion Williams will be missing it for the first time since 2011.

Williams was pregnant with her first child when she won here last year to collect her Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.

She gave birth to her daughter, Alexis, in September.

Williams played in an exhibition tournament last week in Abu Dhabi and indicated after her loss to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko that she might not make it to Melbourne.

“After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I’m not where I personally want to be,” Williams said in a statement released Friday by Australian Open organizers.

“My coach and team always said ‘only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.’ I can compete – but I don’t want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time.

“With that being said, and even though I am disappointed about it, I’ve decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year.”

The 36-year-old Williams needs one more Grand Slam singles title to equal the all-time record held by Margaret Court, who won 24 titles before and during the Open era.

Her withdrawal comes less than 24 hours after fellow former world No.1 Andy Murray withdrew from the men’s event with a chronic hip injury.

Several other stars, including top-ranked Rafael Nadal, six-time champion Novak Djokovic and 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka, also are dealing with injuries.

Williams last year beat sister Venus in the final, and later revealed she played the tournament despite knowing she was pregnant.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Williams waited as long as she could before letting organizers know she wouldn’t be able to compete.

“I’ve been in constant contact with Serena and her team and know this is why she has pushed it and pushed it until the 11th hour to make her final decision,” Tiley said.

 


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Little Known Black History Fact: James Wormley Jones

James Wormley “Jack” Jones was a World War I veteran and former officer with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department. Jones is considered to be the first special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was instrumental in helping the agency take down Marcus Garvey’s burgeoning movement.

Jones was born September 22, 1884 in Fort Monroe, Virginia. His family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, but Jones eventually returned to Virginia to complete his collegiate studies at Virginia Union University. In 1905, he joined Washington’s police force, rapidly rising  to detective. In 1917, Jones joined the U.S. Army and trained as an officer, then was assigned to the 368th Infantry at the rank of Captain.

Director A. Bruce Bielaski, then director of the FBI,  appointed Jones on November 19, 1919.  Jones worked under J. Edgar Hoover, who maintained a lifelong obsession with so-called “subversive” groups of activists and organizers thought to be a threat to the national security of America. Jones was sent to infiltrate Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association.

Adopting the code name “Agent 800,” Jones, who appeared to be a man of European descent, worked to convince the skeptical UNIA members that he was indeed Black. His investigations sank Garvey’s movement with charges of mail fraud, but his true identity revealed itself in later operations as he was recognized as a former police officer. No longer a valuable necessity for the FBI, he resigned in 1923.

Jones passed on December 11, 1959 in Dormont, Pennsylvania at the age of 74.

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You have the passion and the drive, but maybe you don’t think you have the money to pursue your dream of starting your own small business. Thankfully, there are many different ways you can start a small business with little or no savings or outside funding. This post goes through some tips on how to start your business as cheaply as possible.

Where Do I Start as a Small Business Owner?

One of the most inexpensive ways you can start a business is by becoming a sole proprietor. Being a sole proprietor means that you and your business are not separate entities, so any debt or costs related to your business are your personal responsibility. Of course, there are other business types as well, depending on whether you have a business partner, the type of taxation you prefer, and growth prospects.

Once you’ve determined what type of business you are going to start, it’s a good idea to hash out your business idea with a business plan (especially if you are planning on presenting your idea to potential investors), and look into a business license if it’s needed for your area.

What Questions Should I ask Myself as a Small Business Owner?

When you’re getting started as a small business owner, you might be concerned with your own personal income and how to differentiate it from your business. In a past post, How Much Should Small Business Owners Pay Themselves, we suggested that taking a minimum salary is probably the best way to start out, and explored some other important questions with regards to balancing your personal and business finances.

Another helpful post for small business owners,3 Legal Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves, goes through some questions and scenarios for small business owners that you may not have thought of, and how the law may impact your business.

Can I get a Grant or Loan Tailored to Small Business?

There is a plethora of options for funding your small business, so it’s important to go through your options to determine what is right for you and your business. To help you out, here is a short list of federal government resources:

Be sure to check out any local small business resources that your area may offer as well.

Should I Consider Crowdfunding for My Business?

Crowdfunding through sites such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo is a great way to gauge interest and secure funding directly from customers if you are developing a product that you would like to sell, such as a board game, electronic gadget, or even a film. Since crowdfunding is generally geared more towards bringing these creative endeavors to fruition, you may benefit from doing more research to determine if crowdfunding is appropriate for your business.

Should I Start a Service-Based Business?

A service-based business can be a lucrative option for someone who wants to start a business for as little money as possible, especially if the service being provided doesn’t require an initial investment.

A simple example of a service-based business would be a lawn-mowing business where the customer provides their own lawnmower and gas. The person mowing their lawn could charge less than a professional lawncare company, since the customer would be providing the materials to do the job and the person mowing the lawn would simply be providing the service.

Taking advantage of the service-based business model, such as the example above, can also give you the flexibility you need to invest in your business slowly over time, or save money so that you can invest in achieving a larger goal.

Our Independent Contractor Agreement is available to help you hash out any terms and conditions you might want to include before getting started with your first customer.

Should I use Equipment that I Already Own for My Business?

Starting a business where you can use equipment that you already own will significantly reduce your start-up costs. Using your own equipment means that you might be able to start investing in your business’ future sooner rather than later.

Let’s look at a freelance writer as an example. If the writer already owns a computer, has access to an internet connection, and owns word processing software, they already own most if not all of the tools they need to begin their freelance writing business.

Another example is a computer repair business, which could potentially be run right out of the independent contractor’s home. Upfront costs would just include the tools required to do the repairs.

There are many types of service-based businesses that you can start, and when you’ve established a decent stream of income, you can look into upgrading your equipment or expanding your business. It’s also not unheard of to pivot once your business is off the ground.

What are Some Other Resources I Can Look at for My Small Business?

There are a lot of options and resources available to help you begin your entrepreneurial journey, so you can always benefit from doing your own research. Be sure to take a look at our related posts section as well for more information to help you along.

Do you have any tips for starting a business on a budget? Let us know in the comments!

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Little Known Black History Fact: Angel Rich

Angel Rich has made quite the splash in both the tech and finance world, using her vast knowledge to help others gain financial literacy. By way of her app Credit Stacker, the Hampton University graduate has been hailed as the “next Steve Jobs” by Forbes and has plans for much more.

Rich, a Washington, D.C. native, knew from the age of six that finance would be her calling. Along with Hampton, Rich studied at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. In 2009, Forbes singled out Rich after she won Prudential’s National Case competition. She then began working for Prudential as a global market research analyst, but realized she could do more on her own.

She started her company, The Wealth Factory, which served as the hub of the Credit Stacker app game, something she had been working on since 2009. While Credit Stacker is marketed as entertainment, the app has proven to be a boost to students wishing to understand the nuances of finance. It was a huge success as well, amassing over 200,000 downloads in a two-week period.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s office named Credit Stacker as the best financial literacy product in the country. Rich’s company, Wealth Factory, was named the ninth-best tech-ed company in the nation by the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools in 2015. Earlier this year, Rich published the book The History of the Black Dollar.

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ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

You’ll love these safe, gentle beauty products made by little hands

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Maggie Downs

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It’s hard to scroll through the darling boutiques on Instagram without getting shopping on the brain. Usually I can resist the cute boho clothes, the sleek furniture pieces, the baby rompers. But when it comes to bath and body products? Wellll, I need soap anyway…

And when the products are all-natural, high-quality goods made by a mom and her two smart kidpreneurs, forget it. There’s no sense resisting. Just take my money. Please.

That’s exactly the case with hunnybunny, which is both a brick-and-mortar boutique in Washington D.C. and an online store. Here’s the best part: The purveyors are Nya Byers, age 8, and 3-year-old Zuri, who make hunnybunny products — homemade soaps, body bars, face masks, scrubs, bath fizzies, shampoo bars, deodorant, and more — with their mom, Leigh Byers.

A person (the head is cropped out of the image) holds a tray of hunnybunny products, like round soaps and lotion bars that are shaped like stars

In addition to being all-natural, these artisan products come in therapeutic blends and unique scents — che