HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OF YOU FROM ALL OF US AT 3CHICS!!
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden host their annual Mother’s Day tea to honor military-connected mothers at the White House. As part of their Joining Forces initiative, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden deliver brief remarks in the East Room followed by a musical performance by Ben Folds. At the event, the First Lady and Dr. Biden also help military kids create homemade gifts for their mothers and grandmothers.
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!
for those that play the lottery
daria @dariatbh · 1h1 hour ago
Every day next week will be the same backwards:
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Jebby Goes Buy Buy
Posted by Zandar
If you want to know why Jeb Bush is putting off his official candidacy until next month, well, he has about a hundred million reasons for that.
So yeah, Jeb may be in the back of the pack right now in Iowa. Just give it a while, when he’s able to pour tens of millions into ads every month for the next several months.
yss, we know the Bushes are planning to BUY Jeb the Presidency.
Last Call For Anarchy
Posted by Zandar
The “We’re taking our country back from you, using whatever means necessary” contingent of the country is quite upset, and now we have Charles Murray of the WSJ cal;ling for open lawlessness.
So goodbye civil rights protections, laws fighting discrimination in the workplace, and allowing employers to do whatever they want to employees. Let’s take the country back to when white America ruled unchalleged and unbothered by equality and fairness.
We’ve long since passed on any OBJECTIVE media reporting in this country.
YESSS!!!!! This is some of the best news I’ve heard all day. Many of the clips from Baltimore featured activists and protesters calling out the media and the reporters on camera. More, please.
Social media has EXPOSED the quackery of journalism.
Real Americans with REAL issues have a VOICE on social media.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY FLOTUS!
Michelle looks just like Mama Robinson.
NC Prosecutor denies aid to Latino victims
May 9, 2105
Evelin was pregnant when she says her boyfriend assaulted her by punching her in the stomach. She was living in the United States illegally but went to police in Gaston County and pressed charges.
Her actions made her eligible for a U visa, which grants immigrants living here illegally the right to remain in the country for four years and seek permanent residence. Federal lawmakers created the program 15 years ago to encourage immigrants in the country without permission to report crimes to police.
But Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell refuses to let crime victims such as Evelin receive the visas, even though the program was meant to help them.
Bell said that if a crime victim is Latino and the accused is also Latino, he will not certify visa applications that come through his office. Evelin came to North Carolina from Honduras, and her ex-boyfriend is from Mexico.
Without confirmation from Bell, Evelin and other victims of domestic violence, rape, human trafficking and about two dozen other serious crimes cannot obtain U visas.
In an interview, Bell said he would only certify cases for Latino immigrants who are victimized by non-Latino assailants.
He said Congress passed the law to protect immigrants, who often move into crime-prone neighborhoods and fear deportation if they call police.
“It was never intended to protect Latinos from Latinos,” Bell said. “It was designed to protect them from high-crime areas.”
Legal experts said that’s a misreading of the law. Eligibility for the program, they said, does not take into account the victim’s or the assailant’s race.
Deborah Weissman, a UNC-Chapel Hill law professor, said she believes Bell’s actions violate federal laws banning discrimination based on race.
My kids are taking me to my favorite place this afternoon. Pappadeaux Seafood! Gumbo, Fried crawfish! Yum! Yum!
have a great time, SG2!
Enjoy the blessing of being with your Children, SG2.
Herman be like. TOP.THIS. LOL What a precious son he is.
Wonderful tribute to a great blogger and mom. My daughter sent me a beautiful tribute on Facebook because she had to work today. :-(
Thank you so much, Majiir! We appreciate all of you. I’ll bet your tribute is wonderful.
Happy and blessed Mother’s Day, ladies!
Hi there vitaminlover. Thank you!
Hello, I’m still searching for the full video of FLOTUS’ Tuskegee commencement address. If anyone comes across it, would you please post the link to it. THANKS!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers. God bless everyone of you!
Happy Mother’s Day to you, SG2! :-)))
Baltimore: Focusing on What Really Matters (not CVS)
May 9, 2015 • Athena and Joe • urban revolts
An interesting lingering theme of the Baltimore riots is the narrow focus of the CVS Pharmacy. This may be partially due to the hyper-concentrated media coverage on the destruction of the pharmacy coupled with coaching the viewers to ask the big question of “why” they would destroy a business that “they” (whoever “they” might be) finally got to agree to invest into “this” particular community—as if having a local pharmacy in the community is some sort of special privilege for the largely invisible underclass community members in the U.S.
The awe and outrage shown for the destruction of the pharmacy by outside society highlighted the fundamental human disconnect contemporary privileged U.S. society has with Black America in general. If this level of concern and despair exhibited for the lost pharmacy (as if the pharmacy was more humanized as a tragic victim of an unjust system) was equally shown for Mr. Gray (as well as the thousands of others over the last several decades and the millions over centuries) then perhaps the pharmacy would not have been burnt down (as well as all of the other destruction that occurred with the riot—but the pharmacy is emphasized here because it has received central coverage and has become an icon of the Baltimore riot).
South Africa opposition elects Maimane first black leader
South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has elected its first black leader, a move the party hopes will widen its appeal.
Mmusi Maimane, 34, was clear favourite to succeed outgoing leader Helen Zille.
Mr Maimane became party spokesman in 2011, regularly locking horns with the South African President, Jacob Zuma.
The DA won its best-ever share of the vote in the 2014 elections, but has struggled with perceptions it primarily represents white South Africans.
Mr Maimane faced party chairman Wilmot James for the job, and was elected at a party conference in Port Elizabeth.
In his victory speech, he called on the party to unite.
“We are democrats guided by our values. It is our values that unite us and I want to tell you today, it is our values that will lead us to victory.”
Went to a baby shower yesterday. Young family just starting out-they got a good stash. He is in the Navy; she is a teacher. They are moving to San Diego, after the baby’s birth; it’s where he has been assigned. It was wonderful shower.
Rikyrah, sounds like this was pretty special for you to honor this young couple. Giving them this kind of sendoff will help them financially. What a blessing!
Good Morning Everyone!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Thank you, rikyrah
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all you fabulous MOMS!!!!