Cece

23 Feb 19
Get Honey & Salt

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23 Feb 19
Sparkle & Style

Hey Lovelies!

Tweed skirts are perfect for Winter, Spring, and transitioning between the seasons so I’ve rounded up some styles that I think are SO adorable! I shared this roundup on LIKEtoKNOW.it already so be sure to go follow me there to be the first to see all of my  roundups!

23 Feb 19
firewatersite

Season 3 of New Girl was my least favorite season of the series going into this one. But, it wasn’t awful. I graded it a B+, which is only disappointing after finding out that the first two seasons both got A‘s. The show made the Moonlighting mistake of letting Nick and Jess become romantically involved, […]

23 Feb 19
EmahPurpleWriter

The students of Government Day secondary school where Flower Jiya taught were the vilest, most deplorable and most disgusting set of people she had ever been in contact with. They had no motivation to learn, they were mentally and physically filthy. As if their unwillingness to learn was no bad enough, there was one particular […]

23 Feb 19
Power 107.5

Ohio proposes teens to learn how to talk to the police nice. Base on statistics we all gonna get pulled over at least once in our lives. It doesn’t hurt to teach young people how to properly interact with the police during a traffic stop. For those reading this story here is what police say […]

23 Feb 19
Power 107.5

Starting pay is $17.29 per hour plus benefits! I definitely got you the hookup if you looking for a new or better job. Why don’t you try out the Post Office that is currently looking for help! They will be hosting two job fairs to 100 people to fill City Carrier Assistant positions. Though these […]

23 Feb 19
Power 107.5

I mean he better! Offset is making sure he tell the world that he is sorry for cheating and doing his wife Cardi B dirty out here in these streets. So much so that he added an apology on his solo album Father of 4. View this post on Instagram Father of 4 drop at […]

23 Feb 19
Tormentone

About two years ago when I started my latest job which is located in a big open office with 300 other people in the same large space. It is noisy. Even ear plugs don´t give relief. Listening to pop music wouldn’t help because I would get distracted by the lyrics. So then I discovered that […]

22 Feb 19

A lot of people would say to me, to enjoy pregnancy because it’s the best feeling ever. I know I’m not alone out there when I say that I am actually having a hard time enjoying it. I don’t know… But during the first few months it seemed like my emotions were just neutral. I […]

22 Feb 19
The Denver Post
Even before “Empire” star Jussie Smollett was criminally charged for allegedly making a false report that he was the victim of a violent hate crime, the hand-wringing over the damage to the credibility of hate-crime victims had already begun: Observers worried that the case could “cause irreparable damage to the communities most affected,” make it “even harder” for genuine victims to speak up and embolden “those who are inclined to dismiss prejudice in America as a manufactured crisis.” But anyone who’s looking to dismiss prejudice or downplay the targeting of black people in the LGBT community doesn’t need Smollett. To be clear: If his story is proven to be a hoax, there’s no justification. I’m black and gay, and I was saddened when I heard the initial reports that Smollett said he was attacked. But if he made it all up, I wouldn’t defend him for it. Black LGBT hate-crime victims, though, have always struggled to be believed. To suggest that their credibility turns on whether his story is fabricated is its own kind of hoax. When I was 21, my best friend, also black and gay, was assaulted outside his home by two men. He was kicked, punched and had his face pounded into the pavement. Passersby saw him and did nothing to stop it or come to his aid. Afterward, he declined to call the police. When I asked why not, he said: Do I look like Matthew Shepard to you? No one’s going to do a documentary on another black (expletive) getting beat up. My friend’s story isn’t unique. Not even close. As the Advocate reported last year, in 1992, transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson was found dead in the Hudson River. Her death was initially classified as a suicide, but after LGBT activists investigated further, her cause of death was reclassified as “undetermined.” A New York man was convicted of manslaughter in 2016 for the 2013 killing of transgender woman Islan Nettles. According to the New York Times, the killer told police he had “flown into ‘a blind fury'” after being taunted by others for talking to a trans woman, but the district attorney declined to charge a hate crime. In 2012, Mother Jones reported on the case of Crishaun “CeCe” McDonald, who was walking with several people past a group of people at a bar who called her and her friends racist and homophobic expletives before one of the bar patrons hit her in the face with a glass, causing a gash that required stitches. When McDonald was followed by one of the men coming after her group, she turned and confronted him with a pair of scissors that she had pulled from her purse, and he was stabbed and killed. She was defending herself — standing her ground, some would say — but was arrested and later convicted of manslaughter. “The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017,” compared to 2016, according to an FBI report. “According to the report, the most common bias categories in single-bias incidents were race/ethnicity/ancestry (59.6) percent, religion (20.6 percent), and sexual orientation (15.8 percent). In addition to the 7,106 single-bias incidents reported last year, there were also 69 multiple-bias hate crimes reported.” A 2018 report by California State University, San Bernardino, points out that “since federal record-keeping began, race was the most common category, constituting 57 percent of all hate crimes, with African-Americans being the single most targeted group at 28.4 percent” and “the next most frequent targets involved sexual orientation at 17.6 percent.” The Human Rights Campaign website states: “According to a 2014 report on hate violence against LGBT and HIV-affected communities, black survivors of hate violence were 1.3 times more likely to experience police violence than their non-black counterparts. Black survivors were also twice as likely to experience any physical violence, twice as likely to experience discrimination and 1.4 times more likely to experience threats and intimidation during acts of hate violence. Additionally, black transgender women face the highest levels of fatal violence within the LGBT community and are less likely to turn to police for help for fear of revictimization by law enforcement personnel.” And whether LGBT or not, no one should be surprised that there’s skepticism about law enforcement within the black community. Officers from the Chicago Police Department — the primary agency involved in the Smollett investigation — were just acquitted in January of charges that they tried to cover up the 2014 murder of African-American teenager Laquan McDonald by fellow officer Jason Van Dyke, even though those officers were reported to have huddled with Van Dyke right after the killing to sync their stories, all using the same phrase to describe the victim “swinging” a knife, at best a misleading description of what anyone could see for themselves in the dash-cam video released later. Then there are the well-known stories of accusations leveled at African-Americans that were later found to have been made up: In 1994, for instance, Susan Smith infamously killed her two small children by leaving them in her car and letting it roll into a South Carolina lake — but she initially told police that a black man had taken her car with the children still inside it. A 2017 report noted that “As of October 15, 2016, the National Registry of Exonerations listed 1,900 defendants who were convicted of crimes and later exonerated because they were innocent; 47% of them were African-Americans, three times their rate in the population.” But we rarely say that those who wrongly accuse black people damage the overall credibility of real crime victims. And there are the well-known instances of people who’ve been given the benefit of the doubt in circumstances where African-Americans might not be: think of George Zimmerman, an armed adult who followed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin down a dark street in Florida and was found not guilty of murder or manslaughter after claiming he had killed the teenager in self-defense after a scuffle. Two wrongs don’t make a right, of course. The point isn’t that we should start believing people less if they’re not black or LGBT. I don’t know what happened to Smollett and don’t excuse any lies he may have told. If he lied, he should be prosecuted. But part of the insidiousness of racism in our society is that, too often, black and LGBT people aren’t believed in instances where others are, and then, somehow, the hard-to-believe story of one gay black person is used as an explanation of why that dichotomy persists. Pointing to Smollett as the reason hate-crime victims, particularly LGBT African-Americans, will now be “harder to hear” distracts us from the reality: Not enough of us try to hear them in the first place. Clay Cane is a New York City-based journalist, author and filmmaker. He is the creator of the BET.com original documentary, “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church,” which earned a 2016 GLAAD Media Award nomination To send a letter to the editor about this article, submit online or check out our guidelines for how to submit by email or mail.
22 Feb 19
Joanne's Reading Blog

This series is an epic saga; a delicious blend of contemporary and historical fiction. I keep wondering how the author can maintain the momentum, but she has done it once again. And each instalment has been wonderfully unique. Cece, the quiet sister who was never far apart from her sister Star, has been frustrated by […]

22 Feb 19
'90s Chick

The joys of ‘90s dance music is underrated. And I don’t mean the ‘90s “Electronica” or rave dance movement which featured acts like “The Prodigy” (for more on this genre see my Hackers post). Early in this era, pop music still had sounds reminiscent of the new-wave and disco genres of the 1980s. However, dance […]

22 Feb 19
Sound Books

https://soundcloud.com/adrien-cecillon/session-01-funk-disco Voilà ma première petite compilation et je tenais à prendre le thème Disco / Funk car c’est une ambiance qui me fait danser et complètement chavirer, j’espère que ça vous plaira ! Tracklist : 00:00 Kevin McCord – Never Say 4:30 Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night 8:30 Phyllis Hyman – You Know […]

22 Feb 19
LilMsBrightSideSims

So with Cerys now an older it was time for Lola to shine… or not… I must admit generation yellow was my least favourite generation so far.  Mainly my own fault for following the same pattern in each generation, meet man, have child make everyone happy. My first mistake was Lola’s love interest – Thomas […]

22 Feb 19
Books and Blurbs

Her Pack: A Reverse Harem Shifter Romance by Candace Wondrak My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fast Burn Paranormal RH Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited Down and Dirty A sweet stand alone RH, worth reading. What is it about? Female shifters are rare in this world, unclaimed female shifters even more so. For Maia, […]

22 Feb 19
Get In The Spirit

Arkansas is a place of uniqueness and beauty, making it a wonderful travel destination. I’ve seen this beauty for myself, but I have yet to experience what the paranormal locations have to offer first-hand. But I have done my research to bring you this state’s top haunted locations. Enjoy! The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs […]

22 Feb 19
dollops of dahv

Well, well, well… it’s been a wild couple o’ weeks! Sara and I had a delightful weekend in London! I woke up at 4:30 on Friday 2/8, left Glasgow while texting my sister and home friends a whole day behind me, and arrived at Luton in time for breakfast! I hopped down to Kelvinbridge, which […]