It’s 2017.

May this year bring blessings for you and your family from all of us at 3CHICS.



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45 Responses to HAPPY NEW YEAR

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Happy, blessed, safe, healthy and prosperous new Year to you and yours, ladies!!!!

  2. rikyrah says:

    Watching Sherlock :)

  3. eliihass says:

    Happy New Year 2017 to my other family here at 3Chics…

    May this be a beautiful, blessed, fulfilling, miracle-filled year…A year full of beautiful suddenlys, abundant and timely and perfect miracles, God’s unending grace, peace and constant reminders that God is still very much in charge…no matter the momentary distractions, confusion and seemingly insurmountable obstacles …and especially when we feel overwhelmed or despair …and everything seems to be spiraling out control…

    May we all come out at the end of this New Year 2017, together with our families, not just alive and intact, but healthy, filled with joy and peace …and thriving…

  4. rikyrah says:

    I watched Meet the Patels on PBS’ Independent Lens.

    It was about an Indian- American, first generation born here, and his dating travails. Had dated a White girl for 2 years, never told his parents about her. Broke up with her. His parents wanted him to marry an Indian girl, so they went about it…in India, and in America.

    Ads in Indian newspapers.
    Resumes of candidates
    Marital convention
    The Indian Wedding Season Circuit

    It was quite interesting.

  5. rikyrah says:

    A-List’s Trump Snub Hits Him Where It Hurts
    Ultimately, denying Trump and Trumpism the cultural approval they crave is an important statement.
    Joy-Ann Reid

    12.31.16 11:01 PM ET

    Republicans are putting on their “smug faces” and scoffing at the raft of celebrity performers, Rockettes and now even a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, who are refusing to raise their microphones, kick up their bare-legged heels or otherwise perform for Donald Trump at his inaugural.

    Bristol Palin, despite her own tenuous grasp on celebrity status, took to her blog to snipe at the refuseniks as ”sissies”.

    But make no mistake, this disdain drips with envy (and Bristol would be snapping selfies with those A-listers in a heartbeat if they’d have her.) Republicans and conservatives know full well that denying Trump the celebrity and cultural imprimatur he so desperately craves matters, and not just because of the awkward headlines after each new rejection.

    America is, in many ways, as much an idea as it is a country. And Americans have long marketed that idea around the world through our popular culture. From jazz, the blues, country and rock to Hollywood movies, culture has in many ways been our greatest export (or our most obnoxious one, depending on your point of view). In decades past, “The Western” defined the image of a cowboy nation; something both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush revived to their domestic political benefit and to the world’s chagrin. The Hollywood of Frank Capra’s era, when Reagan became a minor star, sold the world an image of American pith and patriotism in many ways as defining as the moon landing or the A-bomb.


    Obama, though, has taken celebrity association to another level. He has been a darling of Hollywood, the music industry and popular culture from the time he declared for president in 2007, when Oprah herself anointed him “The One” and a year later, pop singer/rapper Will-I-Am turned his iconic “Yes We Can” speech into a remixed Youtube hit. Michelle Obama, like Jackie O before her, has become the toast of the fashion world, and a patron of the arts, from Broadway to great American music which she brought into the White House in all its multicultural glory.

    As the entertainment world has gone from a bipartisan sphere to an overwhelmingly liberal one, Republicans and conservatives have come to view it with disdain. The Obamas in particular drive the right to distraction. Calling Obama a “celebrity” was considered a real, live epithet during the 2008 campaign, when a bitter John McCain saw his own political star status eclipsed. It infuriates Republicans that this elegant black family is celebrated while, for example, the Palins are ridiculed as rubes and bumpkins (though that could have something to do with the latter’s penchant for street brawls).

    Conservatives rail at Hollywood movies that make them feel alienated by presenting capitalists, corporations and moral traditionalists as the villains, and sexual libertines, iconoclasts and the godless (or godlike, in the form of superheroes, witches and warlocks) as the heroes.

    They lash out at popular music that they feel coarsens the culture and steers their kids away from Christian dogma. One wonders at the angst in far-right households as their white teenaged children blast hip-hop music on their expensive devices and in their nice cars. It’s a fear of cultural contagion that has driven parents crazy since the sock-hop kids of the 1950s discovered the gyrations of black rock-and-roll.

  6. Liza says:

    Happy New Year to Everyone!

  7. rikyrah says:

    ‘You’re fired!’: NY school board chair opens a massive can of whoopass on Trump racist Carl Paladino
    Sarah K. Burris
    29 Dec 2016 at 17:14 ET

    The Buffalo School Board in New York sought to oust Carl Paladino on Thursday following his racist tirade against Michelle Obama. During the meeting, School Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold didn’t hold back in her criticism of the former Donald Trump campaign co-chair.

    “Words matter, Mr. Paladino,” she said during the meeting, which Paladino did not attend. “Our president, the Commander in Chief of this nation for the last eight years, Mrs. Obama, our First Lady, and Mrs. Valerie Jarrett, special presidential council [SIC] are all African-Americans. Among other things, they are accomplished, intelligent, beautiful people and that’s not just my opinion.”

    But under Paladino, Nevergold said that they were reduced to criminals, frauds or gorillas.

    “The impact on children of color, especially African-American children is incalculable,” she continued. “How do we encourage them to use their God-given talents to soar, to reach for the stars, when a sitting board member responsible for their education demonstrates such contempt of their role models?”

    She went on to say that Paladino’s contempt for the first family and their aides has fallen to a level of “unmitigated and hateful, racist and misogynist, rhetoric” that can’t be disassociated from the race and culture of the students in the district. Paladino has established a record and a pattern of behavior that the board believed violated his oath of office as well as the ethics as a board member.

  8. Happy New Year, beautiful people!


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  10. rikyrah says:

    Happy New Year, Everyone 😁😄😃🎶🎷🎆🎇🎉

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