Loving Billie Holiday Doesn’t Mean Black Girls Aren’t Suffering | The Nation

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Nor do I doubt that black women will benefit from major Obama administration achievements, such as the Affordable Care Act, and the other projects including the STEM initiatives, which will support women students and researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And like DuBois, my husband and I also left the theater following McDonalds performance in a pensive state. I thought about the way she expressed herself with such beauty and dignity in the face of unspeakable insults to her person: a gifted black woman born in a nation that did more to thwart her promise than it did to nurture it. But here my ruminations on Lady Day depart from DuBois. I couldnt help but focus on how many of the problems that plagued Holiday continue to confront young, poor women of color today.
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Red, White & New: Fresh ideas for holiday entertaining | Times Free Press

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Mix it up so it looks festive, but doesn’t scream I ran right out to the store,” she says. The interior designer offered more tips to celebrate your independence from ho-hum parties. 1. Show your colors: Just adding small flags in potted plants, inside utensil holders or at place settings can ramp up holiday spirit. It’s easy and inexpensive. 2. Occupy the kids: Clements, mother of two boys ages 9 and 5, says it’s important to keep children entertained. “Having children under your feet while trying to visit with friends is not at all relaxing.
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Hot dog, it’s a holiday week | Marketplace.org

And remember Scarlett O’Hara ‘s famous line? “After all…tomorrow is another day.” We at Datebook headquarters love that sentiment. Margaret Mitchell’s novel “Gone with the Wind” was published on June 30, 1936 according to history.com . It won the Pulitzer Prize the following year. On Tuesday, the Commerce Department reports on construction spending for May. Wanna take a ride? Wednesday is World UFO Day .
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