President Obama delivered a statement on the passing of former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, calling him "a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice."
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ohannesburg, South Africa (CNN) -- South Africans mourned Friday the death of the man who led the fight to end the system of apartheid here and then went on to lead the country itself.
"We will always love Madiba for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society," President Jacob Zuma told reporters Friday, using the affectionate clan name shared by his countrymen for Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
He will be buried in a state funeral on Sunday, December 15, in his ancestral hometown of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province in a state funeral, Zuma said.
Sunday will be a "national day of prayer and reflection," in which people throughout the nation will gather in places of worship to conduct "prayer services and meditation reflecting on the life" of Mandela, Zuma said.
On any given day, you can log into Instagram and see models and celebs posting up photos of luxury items, the latest designer wear and expensive trips, but it’s not too often that you see folks giving back in a major way. Last week, model and dancer Rosa Acosta (who has been focused on selling fitness videos and apparel since announcing she was retiring from the urban modeling game), took a 10-day trip to Tanzania to volunteer at the Living Water Children’s Center. While there, she has been assisting in feeding the kids and teaching them how to dance, while bringing them gifts and showering them with love. She also has posted photos from her trip and facts about the conditions the kids live under while promoting the center’s website so that her followers can contribute to the cause.
You’d think that this was a good thing, but apparently there are a few people out there who had an issue with the fact that she’s helping kids in East Africa and not in the Dominican Republic where she is from. A few days ago, she jumped on Instagram to explain why the Tanzania trip was so important:
A few of my fellow Dominicans ( who I’m pretty sure have NEVER volunteer once in their life ) have not just ask buy kind of “demand” as to why I’m volunteering in Tanzania and not DR. “DR is very poor too” Mmmm NO SH-T Sherlock! I lived there 22 years and most of my family still there so you are not telling Me anything new. Yes DR is very poor, still can’t compare to Tanzania, but that is irrelevant since I am NOT here making it rain on the kids. DR might be poor but our culture is much more advance in terms of equal rights for Male/Female.
In DR Girls are not being circumcised, giving on marriage in exchange of a few cows and chickens to a man much more older than them before they are even born or rape on daily basis by their own father. Girls in DR are able to go to school just like the boys unlike here in Tanzania. So just know that I am here working towards a cause bigger than a few dollars. I am here volunteering my
Jay Z is cutting out the meat and animal products! He’s ready to live a healthier lifestyle!
Earlier today, ahead of his birthday, he posted a note to his fans revealing that he had embarked on a 22-day vegan challenge in hopes that his new diet would stick. And he has recruited Beyonce to partake in the challenge with him.
Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way.
On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…
Why now? There’s something spiritual
African-inspired patterns took the Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear runways by storm. Collections by designers like Dries Van Noten, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg were full of vibrant color and zingy prints in off-the-moment silhouettes.
Months later, it’s now commonplace for magazine spreads and blogs to feature the eclectic patterns across their glossy pages and web browsers. It’s suddenly “trendy.”
Undoubtedly the bold textiles and designs deserve the spotlight. In fact, it’s been long overdue. Lines like Boxing Kitten and Nkwo are finally getting the shine they deserve.
But why did we have to wait for White pioneers in fashion to give us the ‘ok’?
These prints have long been a part of our history, so what gives? Years ago if you walked the streets cloaked in Kente cloth, you’d be dismissively labeled ‘afro-centric’ or ‘outdated.’
No matter what the next season’s trends, we hope folks will continue to embrace the radiant fabrics and the even more colorful culture that comes with them.
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If personnel is policy then House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is serious about immigration reform. In an otherwise ordinary list of new staffers, his office announced, “Rebecca Tallent will join the office as Assistant to the Speaker for Policy handling immigration issues. Rebecca comes to us from the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she is the director of immigration policy.”
The position is not a new one, but putting a high profile person in the job signals the speaker is giving more than lip service to immigration reform. His press secretary Michael Steel tells me, “The Speaker remains hopeful that we can enact step-by-step, common-sense immigration reforms – the kind of reforms the American people understand and support.” He adds, “Becky Tallent, a well-known expert in this field of public policy, is a great addition to our team and that effort.”
With scant time left on the congressional calendar and host of must-do items including the so-called doc fix and a budget yet to be done, immigration reform is unlikely to get through the House by the end of the month. However, Tallent’s hiring is another sign, in addition to multiple statements by the speaker, that immigration reform is alive and kicking.
Although it is an election year, 2014 may afford a better opportunity than previously imagined for accomplishing something on the immigration front. The Dems and White House are more desperate than ever for some achievement, and their fear the Senate may flip in Nov. 2014 should encourage some flexibility. Meanwhile, the House right wing is not the force it was before the shutdown, while the speaker’s popularity has grown among his troops.
A final factor may play a role in pushing immigration reform to the fore. Center-right business leaders and groups, who mostly favor comprehensive immigration reform as an economic boost, are plainly alarmed about the 2014 election and have entered the fray both to unseat hard-line gadflies like Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and bolster mainstream Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). That gives reform-minded lawmakers some confidence they will get cover in 2014 if they take some political heat for backing immigration reform. It also may persuade GOP skeptics to take another look at the polls, which generally show immigration reform including an earned path to citizenship to be popular, even among Republicans.
The precise form that immigration legislation will take is still not clear. The president has already signaled that a series of bills as opposed to one large bill would be acceptable. The critical issues will boil down to the requirements for legalization and the nature of the legal status (citizenship, citizenship with no “special path,” green card status, etc.) will take. Regardless of whether the Senate and House can reach a meeting of the minds, the seriousness with which the speaker is taking the issue and the encouraging words from Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who is charged with crafting actual legislation, suggests there has been some reconsideration in GOP ranks as to the desirability of at least passing a House version of immigration reform. That is a remarkable turnaround from a few months ago when the conventional wisdom proclaimed immigration reform dead.
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