I will do a reading/booksigning at Plymouth United Church ofChrist (PUCC), 600 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201on Sunday, November 30! The event runs from1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (I will read at 2 p.m.) then do abooksigning. To avoid the lineup to buy my book, you canorder my book at Amazon.com.
Hope to see you there!
Love, Cherrie Amour
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November 20, 2014
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From the Land Down Under… Very Educational…Here the temperature is Beautiful…in Russian it was rather “Chilly”
November 19, 2014
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What is the G20?
G20, which stands for Group of Twenty, is an assembly of governments and leaders from 20 of the world’s largest economies: 19 countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States – and the European Union.
Why are more countries not included?
Non-member countries can be invited to take part in summits but there is a belief that inviting more to join the G20 itself would make decision-making too difficult.
When was the G20 formed?
The G20 was formed in September 1999 following the Asian Financial Crisis.
What is the G20 summit?
The Leaders’ Summit is where government leaders from G20 countries come together to discuss global financial matters. The first Leaders’ Summit was held in Washington DC in 2008 to deal with fallout of the Global Financial Crisis.
The idea was originally conceived by former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.
Meetings are held each year and take place over two days in the country of the group’s current president. This year the host country is Australia and next year Turkey.
There is also an associated meeting of finance ministers and central bankers, which takes place multiple times a year. The last of these meetings was in Cairns in September and another will be held in Sydney in February.
What is discussed at G20 Summits? (Link to G20 website below with video & photo galleries)
The group usually discusses the financial matters of most importance at the time of meeting. Since the summit’s beginning, that has largely been the aftermath of the recession, but this year’s summit will focus more on growth, as outlined on the G20 2014 website:
“Over the past five years, the G20 has framed the world’s efforts to restore growth and build the resilience of financial institutions and national economies. It led the world out of an economic crisis and through the initial stages of the recovery,” the website states.
“With the world now free from immediate economic crisis, the G20 can increasingly shift its attention to driving practical actions that will lead to sustained global growth.”
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Where is this year’s G20 Summit being held?
The 2014 summit will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Queensland.
When is it?
It was November 15th and 16th. There was a one-off public holiday in Brisbane on Friday, November 14th.
This year’s G20 Summit is a huge event, with 4000 delegates and 3000 media representatives expected to turn up.
What controversy surrounds the 2014 summit?
The inclusion of Russia in the G20 event has caused division among the group members with some countries – such as Australia – arguing President Vladimir Putin should not be welcome. However, Mr Putin is expected to come, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott in October promised to “shirtfront” him over the MH17 tragedy and Russia’s response to it. After his use of language made international headlines, Mr Abbott on Tuesday changed his tone, saying he would engage Mr Putin in a “robust” discussion.
Climate change was taken off the agenda for discussion at this year’s G20 after Tony Abbott said he didn’t want talks to be “cluttered” with issues not relating to economic growth, causing reported discontent among countries such as the United States and members of the European Union.
More than 100 peaceful protesters turned out at the G20 finance meeting in Cairns in September calling for climate change to be put back on the agenda and for Australia to adopt 100 per cent clean energy by 2050. Similar demonstrations are expected at the Leaders’ Summit and security will be tight.
President Obama stole the limelight on Saturday when he urged developed nations to do their bit in the ‘global fight’ against climate change in the video below.
U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
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November 16, 2014
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“We recognize change is hard and you do not always move in a straight line but I’m optimistic,” Obama said.
President Obama started his visit attending a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which Myanmar is hosting this year.
In remarks to the summit’ President Obama said he is looking forward to building on what he said is a strong partnership between the U.S. and ASEAN.
“We are very much invested in building the capacity not just of individual nations but between nations so that together we can become stronger more capable partners of each other and meet the regional and global challenges ahead,” President Obama said.
Michael Aris, her husband was only allowed to see her five times during that time. Her husband died in 1999 from cancer during her house arrest and her children were not allowed to visit their mother for more than 10 years. In 1991; Ms. Suu Kyi became the first Asian woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; however, she was not allowed to attend the ceremony even though the international community has awarded her over a dozen of it’s highest honors and has pressured the Burmese military to release her for years.
President Obama & the Lady: -President Obama personally advocated the release of all political prisoners, especially Aung San Suu Kyi, during the 2009 US-ASEAN Summit and one year later in November 2010; during the filming of the movie “the Lady”; Ms. Suu Kyi’shouse arrest was lifted.
Director Luc Besson had accepted the script for the Lady immediately as an opportunity for him to finally present a real life heroine, a female fighter who wields no other weapons than her human virtues.
Actress Michelle Yeoh who had always wanted to play Aung San Suu Kyi called the film “a labour of love” and was deported from Burma reportedly because of her portrayal of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Secretary Hillary Clinton: –Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have became friends in December 2011 when she visited “the Lady” (Hillary saw the movie before she met the Aung San Suu Kyi) and subsequently Ms. Suu Kyi won a Burma Parliamentary seat in April 2012.
On 16 June 2012, Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to deliver her Nobel acceptance speech (Nobel lecture) at Oslo’s City Hall, two decades after being awarded the peace prize. In September 2012 she received in person the United States Congressional Gold Medal, which is the highest Congressional honour in the United States. She met President Barack Obama at the White House for the first time saying it was “one of the most moving days of my life”.
Speaking at a joint press conference President Obama warned Myanmar’s reforms since shedding outright military rule in 2011 were by “no means complete or irreversible” and called for “free, fair and inclusive” elections in the nation, where Aung San Suu Kyi and her party are set to contest crucial polls next year.
Suu Kyi, who has publicly stated her desire to be president, is barred from the top office by a constitutional clause ruling out anyone with foreign spouse or children from the presidency.
Her late husband and two sons are British and the democracy champion is seeking an amendment.
Using strong language, President Obama took up the issue telling reporters that“the amendment process needs to reflect inclusion rather than exclusion.”
“I don’t understand the provision that would bar somebody from running for president because of who his (someone’s) children are.”
Aung SanSuu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) party is expected to sweep polls in late 2015, branded the contentious clause as “unfair, unjust and undemocratic” adding “it is not right to discriminate against one particular citizen”.
The issue is currently being debated in parliament, where 25 percent of the seats are ring-fenced for the military.
“The majority of our people understand that this constitution cannot stand as it is, if democracy is to be achieved”, the Democracy chairperson (Suu Kyi) added.
The pair spoke in the garden of Suu Kyi’s villa in a reprise of their landmark meeting in 2012, which saw President Obama throw his political might behind Myanmar’s transition from junta rule.
During his two-day trip to Myanmar; President Obama has also raised alarm over the direction of reforms, however, citing the cramping of freedom of expression, ongoing conflicts and the treatment of Myanmar’s minority groups — especially the Muslim Rohingya.
Their talks at Suu Kyi’s lakeside family home came almost four years to the day after she was released from years of house arrest.
But the atmosphere has slowly soured, with many observers saying reforms have stalled.
November 13, 2014
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Lupita Nyong’o Graces Cover of “Dark Girls” Book (released Nov. 11th) By Legendary Director Bill Duke
November 12, 2014
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Now Lupita Nyong’o she has one more major accolade to add to her résumé:Vogue has named her to their annual best-dressed list as “One to Watch in 2014.”
This shot above of the star is from their July 2014 issue, which portrays her in a striking black-and-white striped dress and cheeky Lanvin necklace, looking like she’s been modeling her entire life (when in fact, she was a student at Yale drama school not too long ago).
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November 7, 2014
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ACTRESS LUPITA NYONG’O GRACES COVER OF “DARK GIRLS” BOOK BY LEGENDARY DIRECTOR BILL DUKE
On Sale November 11, 2014
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — In the tradition of the New York Times bestselling I Dream a World and Crowns comes DARK GIRLS, an inspiring and groundbreaking photo book that celebrates the beauty of dark-skinned women, created by legendary director Bill Duke.
DARK GIRLS began as a documentary of the same name that aired on the OWN Network and became its highest-rated show with more than two million viewers. The women in the film told of their experiences being dark-skinned, and the awful prejudice they faced as girls and as women. The show was highly emotional and moving – colorism is a passionate subject amongst women of color throughout the world.
Bill Duke knew he wanted to address these women with a book. Rather than a non-fiction book on the topic of colorism, he produced DARK GIRLS, a magnificent collection featuring accomplished dark-skinned women from all walks of life. In the book, celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o, Vanessa Williams, Loretta Devine, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Brandi and Karli Harvey, and over seventy-five other outstanding women share intimate insights into what their dark skin means to them.
Filled with gorgeous photographs and moving interviews with darker-skinned women by award winning writer Shelia P. Moses, this thoughtful, sophisticated, alluring, and uplifting collection captures the elegance of dark skin – joyfully showcasing that people truly are beautiful for who they are. On Sale November 11, 2014
Director, producer, and writer BILL DUKE is the godfather of African-American cinema. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Tribute from the Directors Guild of America, placing him in the company of directors like Stephen Spielberg and Clint Eastwood. Duke’s productions include “Miami Vice,” “Cagney & Lacey,” “Sister Act 2,” “American Gigolo,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” “A Rage in Harlem,” “Predator,” and many more. He has degrees from Boston University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the American Film Institute.
SHELIA P. MOSES is the author of fourteen books, including The Legend of Buddy Bush, which was a National Book Award finalist and a Coretta Scott King Award winner. Joseph was nominated for the 2009 NAACP Image Award. In 2000, she co-wrote Dick Gregory’s memoirCallus on My Soul and directed his tribute at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
BARRON CLAIBORNE’s work has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Interview. His photos are featured in museums and private collections throughout the world.
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November 11, 2014
Camille Mitchell America's Military Families, Business, Career, Diplomacy, Economy, Faith, Health, Inspiration, Jobs, Leadership, Mentors, Politics, Purpose, Self Development, Social Good Camille Mitchell, Joining Forces, President Obama, Robert A. McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Veteran's Day Leave a comment
Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we hardly know their true measure. Here, Starbucks CEO and longtime veterans’ advocate Howard Schultz and National Book Award finalist RajivChandrasekaran of The Washington Post offer an enlightening, inspiring corrective.
The authors honor acts of uncommon valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, including an Army sergeant who repeatedly runs through a storm of gunfire to save the lives of his wounded comrades; two Marines who sacrifice their lives to halt an oncoming truck bomb and protect thirty-three of their brothers in arms; a sixty-year-old doctor who joins the Navy to honor his fallen son.
We also see how veterans make vital contributions once they return home, drawing on their leadership skills and commitment to service:former soldiers who aid residents in rebuilding after natural disasters; a former infantry officer who trades in a Pentagon job to teach in an inner-city neighborhood; a retired general leading efforts to improve treatments for brain-injured troops; the spouse of a severely injured soldier assisting families in similar positions.
These powerful, unforgettable stories demonstrate just how indebted we are to those who protect us and what they have to offer our nation when their military service is done.
November 9, 2014
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It was well into the audition process for 12 Years a Slave when director, Steve McQueen began to despair. He’d seen over a thousand actors for the role of the long-suffering Patsey, and no one quite had the “majestic grace” he thought the part required. By the time he watched the tape sent in by an unknown Kenyan actress named Lupita Nyong’o, he’d started to question his own judgment—“I just kind of rubbed my eyes in disbelief and needed someone else to confirm what I was seeing.” McQueen showed the audition to his 14-year-old daughter. Her response: “Wow. Who is she?”