“It’s time to end the era of mass incarceration” Watch: Hillary’s call for reform

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Hillary Clinton’s speech is total common sense and undeniably strong.  See for your yourself and then share this message.
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Earlier today, Hillary spoke at Columbia University, where she laid out her vision for criminal justice reform.

She said it best: “It’s time to end the era of mass incarceration.”

It’s a powerful speech — really something you should see for yourself and pass along to others.

Watch the video or read the transcript:

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The Formidable and Eloquent Loretta Lynch, 83rd US Attorney General – Swearing-in ceremony and remarks

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Excerpt from:
The CNN Wire
April 27, 2015


Loretta Lynch, a formidable two-time U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, takes on the high-profile job at time when America faces a series of challenges, from dealing with strained relations and deep distrust in some cities between the police and the communities they serve, to criminal justice reform, to confronting the ongoing threat of terrorism.
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Lynch has some experience with the latter: the Eastern District of New York has tried more terrorism cases since 9/11 than any other office. In announcing her nomination in November, President Obama praised Lynch for successfully prosecuting the terrorists who plotted to bomb the Federal Reserve Bank and the New York City subway.
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Lynch, 55, has earned a reputation as a highly qualified, but low-profile prosecutor who has a good relationship with law enforcement and a history of handling tough cases well.
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She is a good listener and a skilled consensus builder, qualities that will help her succeed at Justice, said Tim Heaphy, a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia who served under Lynch on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a group that meets regularly to advise the Justice department on policy matters.
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“In that [attorney general] job you are at the center of so many of the emerging, significant, pressing issues not only in this country but around the world. There’s probably no job in government as diverse and challenging as being attorney general of the United States,” Heaphy said. He added that building support for initiatives both within and outside the department is an important part of the job.
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“She will be good at getting people to work well together. I think that’s a strength of hers. I saw that on the committee,” Heaphy said.
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Character and Eloquence:
At the swearing in ceremony in the video below; you’ll see a glimpse of Loretta Lynch’s strength of character and pure eloquence
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Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by Loretta Lynch’s father 
Rev. Lorenzo Lynch (second from left) and Loretta Lynch’s husband 
Stephen Hargrove (center), administers the oath of office to Loretta 
Lynch as the 83rd Attorney General of the U.S., April 27, 2015, during 
a ceremony at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C.
​Loretta Lynch prepares to deliver her remarks as the 83rd US Attorney 
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Lorine Lynch, (left) attends a recent function with daughter Loretta Lynch
now officially the 83rd United States Attorney General 

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“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”  ~Nelson Mandela

President Obama is pitch perfect perfect at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner Gala – Full remarks

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It was an all-male affair at the White House Correspondents Dinner until 1962. 
Despite the fact that some of its dues-paying members were women, it took more than 40 years to integrate the dinner. Efforts had been made earlier, and in 1950Undersecretary of the Navy Dan Kimball had hosted an event for female reporters unable to attend the WHCA party. In 1961,
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Helen Thomas, a UPI reporter and the first woman to cover the White House, publicly protested the continued exclusion of women. The following year, she pressuredPresident John F. Kennedy into agreeing to boycott that year’s festivities unless women were invited. Kennedy agreed, and the WCHA (which Thomas herself became president of in 1975) allowed female journalists to attend for the first time.
It’s a pretty important night for the organization. 
While many people think of it as simply a party, the WHCA uses the event (and its pricey tickets) as a fundraiser for a series of scholarships it provides to aspiring journalists. It’s also an opportunity for them to reward their fellow writers with a series of awards for regional and national journalistic excellence in print, broadcast and digital media.


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​Cecily Strong, comedian from Saturday Night Live hosted the 

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  • In 1992, comedian Paula Poundstone made history by being the first woman to host the event on her own.
  • The next year, 1993, marked the first (and only) time the dinner had two consecutive hosts who were women — Poundstone was followed up by fellow comedian Elayne Boosler.
  • In 1999, Aretha Franklin helmed the show, notable in that the job usually goes to comedians, not people from a musical background. It’s not unheard of —Frank Sinatra co-hosted back in the 50s, among others — but it’s noteworthy all the same. Franklin was also the first black woman to host the show solo.
  • Ten Years Later
  • In 2009, comedian Wanda Sykes hosted the dinner, becoming the second black woman to do so.
  • And; of course, in 2015, comedian Cecily Strong makes No. 5.
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President Obama enjoys delivering his pitch perfect jokes during the 

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​At the end of his set, the president was joined at the podium by his outspoken anger translator, Luther, played by Keegan-Michael Key on Key & Peele.

First Lady Michelle Obama laughs at the jokes during the 2015

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My Favorite picture on the Red carpet​
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​Gabourey Sidibe (black gown) had some fun on the carpet 

posing it up with her good friend actress Bailee Madison 
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Best story I came across in researching this post
Gabourey Sidibe has been nominated a staggering forty-nine (49) times for outstanding performances including a nomination for Best Actress at the2009 Academy Awards for her title role in the movie Precious.  
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Gabourey has won a stunning total of twenty (20) awards since 2009..
During an interview, Gabourey Sidibe reported that before landing her role in the 2009 film, Precious, Joan Cusack advised her that the entertainment industry was not for her and to quit, leaning over and stating: “Oh honey, you should really quit the business. It’s so image-conscious.”
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Currently Gabourey is starring in the ratings block buster Lee Daniel’s Fox seriesEmpire as Becky Williams alongside Terrance Howard.  She portrays an executive assistant in the Empire company. 
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“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”  ~Henry Ford

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Arianna Huffington’s Ocourse Thrive starts May 3rd – Check it out

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See You in Class!
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THRIVE Ocourse 
Arianna Huffington, entrepreneur and media mogul has an exciting Ocoursestarting May 3, 2015 based on her book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.  
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Arianna will have hand-picked guest teachers like Kobe Bryant on sleep and meditation, Shawn Achor on Happiness and more.     Check out the course syllabus below
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Discover a new definition of success with the Thrive with Arianna Huffington online course. Register now!
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In the video clip below, Arianna tells you her surprising spiritual wake-up call that shifted her perception of success.  
Arianna Huffington & Oprah Winfrey 
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Arianna and Oprah are talking inside of Starbucks, Seattle, WA when Oprah launch Teavana Oprah Chai Tea and Gift sets for Mother’s Day last year.
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Teavana is owned by Starbucks and is also served at Starbucks. 100% of the proceeds goes to support Oprah’s schools and leadership academies in Africa and the United States which raised $5 million in 2014.
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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.
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Arianna Huffington’s personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye — the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group — one of the fastest growing media companies in the world — celebrated as one of the world’s most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?

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Discover a new definition of success with the Thrive with Arianna Huffington online course. Register now!

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“Surviving is important.”  

“Thriving is elegant.” 

   ~Maya Angelou

Loretta Elizabeth Lynch makes history as the 83rd United States Attorney General

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Congratulations!
Loretta Elizabeth Lynch makes history
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​Loretta Elizabeth Lynch 
Confirmed April 23, 2015 as the 83rd 
United States Attorney General 

Obama Slams GOP ‘This is Embarrassing’ for Delayed Loretta Lynch Vote – 3 min. Video

​President Barack Obama in a joint news conference with Italy’s Prime 
Minister Matteo Renzi slams GOP for delaying Loretta Lynch’s confirmation
April 17, 2015

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Keep On, Keepin’ On, President Obama!

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A Historic Week Indeed!

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​President Obama greets participants in the Eisenhower Executive 
Office Building prior to a Champions of Change event, April 16, 2015
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Good Luck Reversing Obama’s Cuba Policies by James Bruno for Politico.com Article

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuba’s President Raul Castroas they
hold a bilateral meeting, April 11,2015.​

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Detroit, Superstar Tracy Reese Fashion Designer To Keynote Black Org Celebration – April 23rd

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Hello Everyone:
Wonderful news about fashion designer Tracy Reese as the  keynote speaker for Jackets for Jobs,Inc.’s brunch on Thursday, April 23rd.  See details below.  Visit:  TracyReese.com
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SUPERSTAR DESIGNER TRACY REESE TO KEYNOTE JACKETS FOR JOBS CELEBRATION

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Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) — Mark your calendars fashionistas! The internationally heralded Tracy Reese, fashion designer to dignitaries and celebrities, will deliver the keynote address at Jackets for Jobs Inc’s brunch, “Celebrating 15 Years”, at Midtown’s historic Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Thursday, April 23, at 10am.

A Cass Tech and Parsons The New School for Design graduate, Reese has created stunning designs worn by First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift. Her daring designs are featured in leading stores and boutiques in the U.S. and abroad. Committed to bringing out the beauty in women of all shapes, sizes and colors, Reese’s creations are inspired by nature, art, dance, travel and global cultures. Inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she serves on its Board of Directors. She champions many charities and social issues.

“We are thrilled to have Tracy Reese, a Detroit entrepreneurial success story, as our keynote speaker,” says Alison Vaughn, founder/CEO of Jackets for Jobs. “Her career path perfectly reflects our mission and theme, ‘Educating, Empowering, and Enriching Lives.'” Under Vaughn’s leadership, Jackets for Jobs, Inc. has assisted more than 15,000 individuals with professional clothing, career skills and employment interview etiquette.

American Idol finalist from season 2014, Malaya also a Detroit hometown hero will perform and sing one of her songs from her debut singles “Worth It All” and “Drown”.

Tickets for “Celebrating 15 Years” are $35 per person and can be purchased at: www.jacketsforjobs.org by April 17, 2015. Sponsorship opportunities are available by calling (313) 579-9160 or visiting the website at www.jacketsforjobs.org. The first 100 attendees will receive a free TJ Maxx gift card.


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Here are a few of my favorite Tracy Reese frocks that First Lady Michelle Obama has worn.
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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, alongside former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter, attended the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration as part of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington August 28, 2013

For the occasion, Mrs. Obama wore a gorgeous Scarlet and Black Embellished Flared Frock by Tracy Reese.  Visit:  TracyReese.com

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First Lady Michelle Obama gave a heart felt grand slam speech at the 2012 DNC.  The First Lady’s Custom Silk Jacquard Print Dusty Rose and Blue dress was designed by Tracy Reese.

​The annual Easter Egg Roll April 25, 2011.  First Lady Michelle Obama wore a fabulous Grey and Yellow Sunflower dress designed by Tracy Reese to oversee the annual Easter Egg Roll festivities.
In the hunt are children, the Easter Bunny and Malia Obama.

First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City for her three-day visit to Mexico in April 2010.  Stepping off the plane, wearing a fabulous Indigo Floral Jersey Frock byTracy Reese.    Visit: TracyReese.com

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