Many people wonder why people, who are abused stay and the answers are often complicated. Their ties are usually very strong and It is never a quick fix. As hard as it is to believe, many people love their abusers. All I can say is never judge anyone and one never knows what a person is going through unless you can walk a mile or two in their shoes.... Domestic violence knows no bounds. It affects all races, classes, races and ethnicities. #rayrice #janayrice #domesticviolence
The dad says that it is a stunt that he and many others have done before to keep people talking about the celebrity and also to boost sales. He says that Solange’s album saw a boost in sales as well as Beyonce and Jay-Z’s tour. He called it the "Jedi Mind Trick." Do you think that celebrities create this drama to get people talking about them to create sales? I hope not but I can imagine it’s possible. What do you think?
Sometimes the common sense reporting makes me glad I didn't skip the news. Rachel Maddow spills the tea on Wisconsin! The Justices have since weighed in and returned a dissent on this issue! Their verdict: Too soon to enact voter ID laws with less than 2 months until an election and with thousands of absentee ballots already cast! Good day for the nation!
Rest in Peace Robin Williams! We feel sad that he was in so much pain that he thought the only answer was to end it all. We feel sad and sorry for the pain, that he felt that there was no other way to escape it. We feel sad and sorry for us. The world is a little less funny and sweet today because you are gone. We feel sorry for your family and for those close to you whom you have left behind. We feel sorry because you were such an incredible talent...
I know many of you have already heard about the horrific +Fire-challenge that was sweeping across Facebook where teens were dousing themselves with accelerants (like nail polish remover) and setting themselves on fire. I meant to put up a post about this a couple of days ago when I learned a young man burned to death after being engulfed in flames. I guess some of these young people found it funny to see someone on fire....
As usual, I am committed to sharing the good news. This morning while watching the news, there was a mother/teacher who found about $11,000 in cold hard cash. She didn’t think twice and returned the money to the nearest police station, where they were, of course, shocked, that she was returning an unmarked (probably untraceable) stack of money. The money’s owner was actually a senior citizen who had put the money stack on top of the roof of his car and left it there.
I don’t know if the man is guilty or not. I will say that I love his art. I loved and still love the Cosby Show but that was a show, that was scripted, that was art and I can separate the art from the man. As these women come forward and get the shame and indictment of the American public for waiting too long to tell, I encourage them to speak their truth and continue speaking it until they are heard.
* Dallas nurse, Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola (while providing critical care to Michael Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital) received a blood transfusion and is reported as “doing well.” * Her dog is quarantined and there are no plans to euthanize him. * Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg (with his wife Priscilla) has pledged to give 25 million to fight the Ebola Crisis. * Bill and Melinda Gates announced last week that they were giving 50 million to fight the outbreak.
No matter what your position on the matter is, one thing is for sure, the conversation has been opened and the genie will not go quietly back into its box. Nor should it. However, there is a small beacon of light that is shining in the NFL that is not getting as much airplay and that is the story of New York Jets Wide Receiver, David Nelson.
....Don't get me wrong, I do feel like their rights have been violated but do they really trust that much in technology to think that something like this would never happen? Maybe, I'm not as trusting as I should be, but that is truly a possibility and a risk. Some people really love the "risk" aspect to all of this. What do you think? Do you trust technology with all of your personal info and pics?
Damon decided to use toilet water from around his home to complete his challenge, which he deemed as fresher and cleaner than many people have access to in developing countries. At last count Damon's video has garnered over 1 million views to raise awareness for both organizations. How awesome is that?