Keep Marching

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Hello Everyone:

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to President Barack Obama titled her e-mail correctly.  President Obama’s full speech is below in the video and the full  text  once you click on the link below.
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The photo below represents our luminary President Obama admiring the luminary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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From: Valerie Jarrett, The White House <info@messages.whitehouse.gov>
Date: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM
Subject: Keep marching

The White House, Washington

Hello, everyone —

President Obama was just two years old when Dr. King, along with hundreds of thousands of ordinary folks, inspired the country at the March on Washington. The President is a full generation removed from the heroes who marched across the bridge in Selma, who boycotted the buses in Montgomery, who integrated the lunch counters in Greensboro, but they inspired his commitment to public service.

And if his presidency is a symbol of the progress we’ve made as a nation, his speech yesterday — a full half century after the March on Washington — was an impassioned call to continue building on the work of the civil rights movement.

It was quite a moment. Take a minute to watch the video, then share it with your friends.

We too often forget that when the crowds converged on the National Mall 50 years ago, they were marching for jobs and freedom. The speakers talked about rolling back oppression, but they also demanded equal access to opportunity and a fair shot at economic success.

We have made great progress, but these goals remain just as relevant today as they were in 1963. Every American deserves to feel the pride of a hard-earned paycheck and the opportunity to achieve their dreams, regardless of who they are or where they are born.

As President Obama said, “The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice, but it doesn’t bend on its own. To secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency.”

Watch now:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/heres-what-president-obama-said-50th-anniversary-march-washington

Thank you — and here’s to our continued progress over the next 50 years.

Valerie

Valerie Jarrett
Senior Advisor
The White House
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President Barack Obama tours the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama tours the Martin Luther King, Jr. 
National Memorial – October 14, 2011
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Tina Turner & Erwin Bach’s photos taken at the Wedding in Switzerland

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Bells are Ringing!

Tina Turner, iconic rock star and music industry executive Erwin Bach were married in Lake Zurich, Switzerland on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
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Tina’s son Craig Turner attended the wedding along with Erwin’s brother Jurgen Bach.  Business mogul Oprah Winfrey attended with best friend Gayle King.  Legendary actress Sophia Loren and singers David Bowieand Sade were among the 172 invited guests. The ceremony and evening celebration were held at Tina’s lake-side estate ‘Chateau Algonquin’Lake Zurich, Switzerland.
Chateau Algonquin’s landscape was decorated with over 70,000 Dutch roses flown in from Holland. The bride wore a dazzling green & black silk Armani wedding dress covered with Swarovski crystals and groom wore a an elegant black tuxedo
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Oprah Winfrey interviews Tina and Erwin at the couple’s South of France home tomorrow, Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 9:00pm EDT on the “The Next Chapter”: OWN Channel at:  www.oprah.com 
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Newly married Tina Turner and Erwin Bach
 
Craig Turner (Tina’s son), Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner, Gayle King, Erwin Bach
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Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Bach’s wedding celebration ‘Chateau Algonquin’, 
Lake Zurich, Switzerland evening of July 21, 2013
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In 2008: Reporter Wil Haywood interviewed Eugene Allen which became “The Butler”

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Hello Everyone:

I hope everyone receiving this e-mail has seen “The Butler”.  It is one of the most powerful movies I’ve seen in quiet awhile. The movie is “inspired” by the real life of Eugene Allen who served eight U.S. Presidents portrayed in the movie by actor Forest Whitaker.
When viewing the movie; be aware some of the events and characters were changed in order to protect people or make an emotional impact lesser or greater so that the viewer captures the vision and feelings conveyed during the various time periods under eight presidents,
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It amazing that this whole story came about thur  Wil Haygood, a reporter for The Washington Post who wanted to find an African American who had witnessed at the White House what the impending election ofSenator Barack Obama becoming America’s first African American president.
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I included Eugene Allen’s Bio which contains a fastening video clip by reporter Wil Haygood.
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Top Ten Qualities of a Great Director
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  1. Clarity of vision
  2. Originality
  3. Inspiring and passionate; a leader
  4. Trust and faith in his or her crew’s abilities and talents
  5. Previous experience as director and other roles in production
  6. Objectively open to other people’s ideas/points of view (but absolutely, unwaveringly certain of their own)
  7. Tactful; gives criticism in a constructive way (my fragile little ego}
  8. Fun to work with (even if only in hindsight!)
  9. Focused on the project; not easily distracted
  10. Always has a good few more projects ready to go when this one is finished
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Lee Daniels directs Oprah Winfrey 
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Do you know who the oldest Vogue Magazine cover model is?

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Bonjour!

Tina Turner, iconic rock star age 73 is the oldest model to be featured on the cover of  Vogue Magazine.  What a tribute and honor to Tina and older women.   The cover photo below is from the German March 2013 Vogue Magazine.
It’s timely to display her 2006 album cover below called “Love Songs”.  Tina and her beau of 27 years to music industry executive, Erwin Bach (attached photo) have been in a committed relationship since 1986 when she was in the mist of making a career comeback.  Ms. Turner and Mr. Bach recently exchanged wedding vows on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Chateau Algonquin ,Tina’s estate in Switzerland.
Oprah Winfrey will interview Tina at the couple’s home in the South of France Sunday, August 25, 2013 at9pm EDT  “The Next Chapter”: on the the OWN Channel at:  www.oprah.com  
I will send out some of  wedding photos of the bride and groom on Friday or no later than Saturday, August 24th.

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‘The Butler’ made Barbara Bush cry

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Bonjour!

The Butler by director Lee Daniels opens today, Friday, August 16th.  The movie is inspired by the true story of Eugene Allen; portrayed in the movie by actor Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines the movie’s main character.
I understand from the article that follows; to bring a box of tissues with you

Barbara Bush and Oprah Winfrey are pictured in this composite image. | AP Photos


The following article written by Talia Buford an energy reporter for POLITICO Pro.

Lee Daniels hasn’t screened “The Butler” for the current occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., but he did get to share a tub of popcorn with the Bushes when he showed them the movie a few months ago.

“Barbara Bush loved [my movie] ‘Precious,’ shockingly, and I couldn’t believe it,” Daniels said during a roundtable discussion at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention. “I thought it was a setup or something. She sent me this lovely, really powerful email … and she said please come up and show the Butler to us in Maine.”

The movie, which opens in theaters Aug. 16, tells the story of Cecil Gaines, who served eight presidents as a White House butler from 1952 to 1986, and how he saw the civil rights movement from inside the walls at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

In an audience of about 600 people, Daniels said he sat next to Barbara Bush and former President George Bush as they saw the movie — and fielded some questions from them during the screening.

“And Barbara, she was crying,” Daniels said. “And George would say ‘Is that Oprah? Honey, is that Oprah?’ and Mrs. Bush would say, ‘Is that Oprah?’ Yes, Mrs. Bush, it’s Oprah. ‘It’s Oprah, honey. It’s Oprah.”

Oprah Winfrey plays Gloria Gaines, Eugene’s wife, in the movie.  The film, set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, includes some scenes of lynched men hanging in the streets of North Carolina, and detailed re-creations of sit-ins at lunch counters and freedom rides, complete with burning crosses, Ku Klux Klan hoods and Molotov cocktails.  The scenes had an impact on the Bushes, Daniels said.

“It was so powerful because they hung their heads — both of them hung their heads, he said. “And that was a gift for me knowing that they felt it. That they felt that they knew…that was a gift for me.”

It was divine order, Daniels said, that let the film, which features President Lyndon B. Johnson’s announcement of the Voting Rights Act, to be released just weeks after the Supreme Court weakened some of the protections provided by the landmark law.

“We had a great time shooting the scene with Lyndon Johnson,” Daniels said in an interview with POLITICO.  “He did something incredible for the African-American — for us — with the Voting Rights bill. And then they took it away. My grandmother, if she wants to go in and she ain’t got her ID… she’s not going to vote. That’s just where it is right now.”

The film also allowed Daniels to delve into the complicated language of racism during the civil rights era. In the film, Johnson, played by Liev Schreiber,  uses a racial slur a number of times — something that Daniels said was done on purpose. Johnson biographers have noted that the former President used the term to describe blacks.

“For me, it was very strategic,” Daniels told a group of reporters at NABJ. “When we did use it, it was used later on by Cuba [Gooding Jr., as the head butler] making fun of someone that did use it, Lyndon Johnson. It was sort of the joke that this guy uses it. So when he says it and talks about, it opens up —  like Paula Deen — the concept of white people loving us and really loving us and feeling that it’s fine to use the word nigga. That’s how Johnson felt. He did something that was incredible for us. That’s trying to be taken away from us right now. And yet, he used that word just like ‘pass the grits.’ Racism is a very hard thing to explain, especially in the South.”

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From Where They Sit: Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker discuss Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Race in America

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Bonjour!

A friend forwarded me the following article on the movie The Butler by director Lee Daniels which opens tomorrow, Friday, August 16, 2013.  

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This powerful movie is inspired by the true story of Mr. Cecil Gaines who served in eight presidential administrations.
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Featuring an all star cast with Forest Whitaker (Cecil Gaines), Oprah Winfrey (Gloria Gaines), Robin Williams (Dwight Eisenhower), Jane Fonda (Nancy Reagan) and others notables. (article has pictures and a “behind the scenes” video clip)
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This is a MUST SEE movie.

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A Must Watch: Senators John McCain & Chuck Schumer find common ground

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Bonjour!

Just when you think things can’t get any worse between republicans and democrats–a sign of HOPEsprings FORWARD.  Let’s HOPE this fever catches fire with the rest of the congressional body. 
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Below is the full interview; however, if you only have 4 minute video; watch the video titled The New Power Triangle: McCain, Schumer Mcdonough.  Denis McDonough is the new White House Chief of Staff since January 2013. 
Interview:  4 min. video (Clip) 
The New Power Triangle: McCain, Schumer, McDonough (Behind the Curtain) – POLITICO Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen talks with Sens. Chuck Schumer and John McCain about their recent achievements and W.H. C.O.S. Denis McDonough.
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Full interview:  22 min. video
Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer talk to POLITICO’s Mike Allen about their recent bipartisan efforts and the successes of those efforts for a Behind the Curtain Interview
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Hope Springs Eternal!
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