New Year’s Day Brunch with photos & recipes

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Swedish Princess Cake

Brunch Menu

Marcus Samuelsson Swedish Glogg Recipe

Oprah Fruit Salad Breakfast
Oprah’s Corn Fritters
Despite her busy schedule, even Oprah has time to cook! Watch as she makes Stedman’s favorite breakfast, corn fritters, from scratch. Although the recipe is simple, this morning meal looks delicious, especially with a touch of syrup. Serve ’em hot and batter up to your morning routine.
Oprah’s Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs and Cheese
(Vegetarian Dish)
Baked Eggs in Ham Baskets
(Oprah’s site)

Marcus Samuelsson’s Swedish Princess Cake

Released October 2016
Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes from the New York Times best-selling superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson’s iconic Harlem restaurant.

When the James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, he envisioned more than a restaurant. It would be the heart of his neighborhood and a meet-and-greet for both the downtown and the uptown sets, serving Southern black and cross-cultural food. It would reflect Harlem’s history. Ever since the 1930s, Harlem has been a magnet for more than a million African Americans, a melting pot for Spanish, African, and Caribbean immigrants, and a mecca for artists. 

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These traditions converge on Rooster’s menu, with Brown Butter Biscuits, Chicken and Waffle, Killer Collards, and Donuts with Sweet Potato Cream. They’re joined by global-influenced dishes such as Jerk Bacon and Baked Beans, Latino Pork and Plantains, and Chinese Steamed Bass and Fiery Noodles. Samuelsson’s Swedish-Ethiopian background shows in Ethiopian Spice-Crusted Lamb, Slow-Baked Blueberry Bread with Spiced Maple Syrup, and the Green Viking, sprightly Apple Sorbet with Caramel Sauce. 

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Interspersed with lyrical essays that convey the flavor of the place and stunning archival and contemporary photos, The Red Rooster Cookbook is as layered as its inheritance. 

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January 3, 2017 Release Date
Oprah Winfrey will be the first to tell you, she has had a complicated relationship with food. It’s been both a source of delight and comfort for her, but also the cause of an ongoing struggle with her weight. In Food, Health, and Happiness
Oprah shares the recipes that have allowed eating to finally be joyful for her. With dishes created and prepared alongside her favorite chefs, paired with personal essays and memories from Oprah herself, this cookbook offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the life (and kitchen!) of one of the most influential and respected celebrities in the world. 
Delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare, these are the recipes Oprah most loves to make at home and share with friends and family. From simple pleasures like Unfried Chicken and Turkey Chili, to such celebrations of freshness as Tuscan Kale and Apple Salad and Pasta Primavera, this is food as it should be: a taste of happiness, a ritual to be shared, a toast to life.
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Decmeber 31, 2016

Camille

A Poignant Thanksgiving Day Greeting from Norma T. Hollis

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve been reading my Thanksgiving greetings from friends and associates and I must say that the greeting from my friend Norma Hollis conveyed the most poignant message I believe many of you can relate to.

Feel free to share Norma’s greeting.
Camille

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you thoroughly enjoy Thanksgiving Day as well as the entire holiday season.
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As we enter the season, I’m reminded of the meaning behind Thanksgiving. It’s as simple as giving thanks. Being thankful is a state of mind. All kinds of things could be happening around us yet we can still be thankful.
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While many people protest the recent election and are fearful of what the next four years may bring, I am thankful to have been born in a country where I can vote and freely voice my opinion by the words I speak and the things I do.
Even though I have had challenges as an entrepreneur, especially in financial areas from time to time, I am thankful that I have the choice of being an entrepreneur as a viable way to express myself and follow my spirit.
Some countries denounce religious freedom and require residents to follow only one rule of order. I am thankful that I live in a country where I can follow my spirit and believe as I choose.
Even though I have had multiple health problems since I was eight years old, I am thankful to have lived as long as I have with the health and energy I enjoy.
And in spite of not having any close family members nearby, I am thankful for my expansive extended family and the deep relationships I have developed.
Most of us have stories that we are constantly overcoming. It’s a part of being human on this planet. We have a choice of being scarred from our experiences or finding lessons and the joy that comes from the lessons.
On this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season I hope you will adapt an attitude of gratitude. As you practice such gratitude over the next six weeks or so, I hope that it becomes such a habit that you adopt an attitude of gratitude as a way of life.
The more gratitude you express, the more you will impact your world to be more thankful and express attitudes that lead to joy. Joy leads to authenticity. What a wonderful way to claim it!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Love and Authenticity,
Norma
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The President and the People – Join the Conversation

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Join the Conversation

On July 14, President Obama joined a town hall conversation on moving forward together after the tragic shootings across our country.The President joined officers, parents, students, and families affected by the violence of recent weeks in a conversation on the challenges we face—from racial inequality to how we build trust in our communities.

Opportunity to Share Your Experiences and Ideas

Watch the conversation, then share your experiences and ideas on how we can all take steps together to build trust and ensure justice for all Americans.

From Print to Action: Steps We Can Take to Strengthen Community Poliing

View and consider areas for action for government, law enforcement and communities.

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ABC News’ David Muir hosts President Obama 
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town hall meeting July 14, 2016
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July 16, 2016
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Camille

Shigeaki Mori a survivor spent more than 35 years tracking down relatives of American airmen killed in Hiroshima

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みなさん、こんにちは!
(Hello Everyone!)

On May 27th, U.S. President Barack Obama paid 
a moving tribute to victims of the worlds first 
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Kirk Spitzer
partial article
USA TODAY
May 27, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan — President Obama made an emotional and historic visit to this once-shattered city Friday, embracing survivors of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bomb blast and renewing calls for an end to nuclear weapons.

He did not, however, apologize for the decision to drop the bomb.

“We come to Hiroshima to ponder the terrible forces unleashed in the not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead,” Obama said in a speech at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.

An estimated 140,000 people — including a dozen captured American airmen and thousands of forced laborers from Korea — were killed in the world’s first atomic bombing at Hiroshima. Another 70,000 people died in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki three days later.

Friday’s visit was the first by a sitting U.S. head of state and appeared carefully crafted to focus on reconciliation, rather than troubling questions of wartime blame or responsibility.

Atomic bomb survivor groups in the past have called for the United States to apologize for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, which they call inhumane. Some American veterans and former prisoners of war have opposed an apology, arguing that the twin bombings saved lives by hastening the end of a long and cruel war.

Japan surrendered unconditionally on Aug. 15, 1945, nine days after the Hiroshima bombing.

During the hour-long visit, Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abelaid wreaths at a cenotaph dedicated to bombing victims, toured the peace park and an adjoining museum and met privately with bomb survivors.

The park is located near ground zero of the Hiroshima bombing and features the iconic “A-bomb dome” – a burned out commercial exhibition building that was one of the few structures near the epicenter that remained standing

The cenotaph includes the names of all victims of the Hiroshima bombing, including 12 American airman who were being held in the city at the time of the attack.

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In a poignant moment after his speech, Obama shared an extended public embrace with 79-year-old Shigeaki Mori. The Hiroshima bomb survivor spent more than 35 years tracking down relatives of the American airmen, whose fate had remained unknown for decades.

In his speech, Obama said Mori “sought out the families of Americans who were killed here because he believed their loss was equal to his own.”

Barry Frechette, a filmmaker who produced a recent documentary on Mori’s decades-long quest, said Mori and other survivors are not looking for an apology.

“The most important thing we can do is recognize what happened, and understand the horrible consequences of war,” Frechette said in an email interview from his home in the United States.  “We heard from U.S. POW families about how terrible a sacrifice was paid in the loss of their loved ones. But we also heard what terrible consequences were paid on the Japanese side, too, especially to civilians.”

Obama and Abe spoke before about 100 invited guests, including aging bomb victims and local high school students, and hundreds of Japanese and foreign journalists.

The peace park, one of the most popular visitor sites in Japan, was closed to the public Friday as a security precaution. But large and seemingly supportive crowds began gathering outside the grounds early in the day.

Matt Steckling, 25, a Chicago native who has lived in Hiroshima for about a year and a half, was among people in the large crowd just prior to Obama’s arrival and said he was curious to witness the event.

“It’s going to mean a lot for people here to see him come and lay flowers and pay his respects. No one expects him to apologize — the gesture, the visit alone, is enough,” Steckling said.

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Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring,
a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life
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 President Barack Obama shakes hands with 
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after laying a wreath in
front of the cenotaph to offer a prayer for victims of the
atomic bombing in 1945 at Hiroshima  Peace
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Democratic debate Thursday, April 14th in Brooklyn, New York

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Hello Everyone:
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Thursday  – April 14th & Tuesday – April 19th
The next Democratic debate is Thursday, April 14th in Brooklyn, New York and the New York Primaries for both the Republicans and Democrats is Tuesday, April 19th.  (see debate schedule below)
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“Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, 
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. 
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: 
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
 ~Emma Lazarus
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Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and 
Bernie Sanders, senator will debate at Duggai Greenhouse in
Brooklyn, New York Thursday,  
April 14, 2016​
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Next Democratic debate – Thurs., April 14, 2016 – CNN
Next Democratic debate – May – Date TBA 

Democratic Debate Schedule (2016 Primary Debates)–Site

No more scheduled GOP Debates
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Prior debates
You can view all prior full debates by click on either the GOP or Democratic debate schedule links above.  You will find the full debate link highlighted in RED upon clicking on the drop down menu for each debate/
Please feel free to pass this post onto someone who may have missed them.  
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The more information people have about each candidates’ positions, their vision, their competence and last but not least their temperament; the better their selection process will be. 
​(left) Jayar Jackson, Dave Koller, Dave Rubin, Ben Mankiewicz, Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, Steven Oh, John Ladoral and Andrew Napier attend The Young Turks Documentary ‘Mad as Hell’ Los Angeles on Nov. 6, 2014
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TYT is not your Grandfather’s News Show

The Young Turks (TYT) is an online American liberal/progressive political and social commentary program hosted by Turkish-American Cenk Uygur, J.D. is a political commentator, co-founder and main host TYT,  Armenian-American Ana Kasparian, is a political commentator and film producer and co-host of TYT.The show has an associated network of online shows and is owned by a company of the same name (The Young Turks LLC). TYT was founded in 2002 by Uygur as a talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio.

The show’s name derives from the English-language phrase “Young Turk“, meaning a reformist or rebellious member of an institution, movement, or political party  

The Young Turks live streams for two hours every weekday. The first hour focuses on hard politics, foreign policy, and breaking news. It is hosted by CenkUygur, 

The second hour provides social commentary on a wide range of topics both domestic and foreign. It is hosted by Ana Kasparian along with Cenk Uygur. 

Every Friday, The Young Turks unleashes a two-hour Power Panel show, bringing in guests from the worlds of politics, journalism, pop culture, sports, and comedy. It is led by John Iadarola and Cenk Uygur in the first hour and Ana Kasparian in the second hour.

Note“Salty” language is sometimes used to express some of the views by the commentators.  Even though The Young Turks leans more toward liberal/progressive issues; TYT will “call out” and/or condemn liberal politicians that break the law or display bad behavior, etc. 

The Young Turks is “the world’s largest online news show”.  YouTube  video views for the TYT Network stood at a total of 2 billion as of July 2014.  

The show offers internet-only video content via their YouTube channel, which in April 2012 averaged 750,000 views a day, and by November 2014 over 1,400,000 views a day  The Young Turks also have a network of other affiliated shows on separate YouTube channels, known collectively as the TYT Network.

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President Obama final State of the Union address Jan. 12th [Full & Enhanced Video]

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Hello Everyone:

If you missed President Obama’s final State of the Union (SOTU) address last night; please find at the link directly below the full enhanced video.

For a list with photos of First Lady Michelle Obama’s guests last night; see yesterday’s January 12th blog post below.

For the GOP (Thurs., Jan. 14th)  and Democratic (Sun., Jan. 17th)  primary debate schedule see January 10th blog post below.

How to Watch President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address – Tues., Jan. 12, 2016 – 9pm

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Hello Everyone:

President Obama “previews” his speech in the White House video below as well asPolitico.com’s Mike Allen and Mike Grunwald.  Meet the guests invited to attend the final State of the Union (SOTU)  address with First Lady Michelle Obama and the article below is how you can watch President Obama’s final SOTU address tonight.

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President Obama “previews” his final SOTU speech for tonight 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016​
Gizmodo.com
Alissa Walker

The last State of the Union address by President Barack Obama will be delivered tonight, Tuesday, January 12 starting at 9:00 pm ET.  According to the president himself, tomorrow’s speech won’t be the same old SOTU, and this year, there are more options than ever for how to watch it.

Although it’s been easy to stream the State of the Union for a few years now, the White House is adding even more options for this week’s “nontraditional” address.  White House Chief Digital Officer Jason Goldman wrote a Medium post about why the administration is investing so much energy to make the speech easily available to Americans.

Behold all the options, which are a testament to how much Obama’s White House has worked to bring digital tools to the forefront in an effort to get the president’s messages in front of as many people as possible.

Stream at wh.gov/sotu

You can point your browser to wh.gov/sotu and you’ll be able to view a device-optimized version of the speech.  There are also plenty of extras at the site, like videos of previous speeches annotated with graphics and other details.

Watch on YouTube

As always, the White House’s YouTube channel is a reliable way to watch Obama’s addresses.

View through Amazon Video

In a new partnership, the SOTU will be streamed through Amazon Video. You can also watch all the previous SOTUs which are currently available for viewing. as we speak.

Check out network coverage

In addition to the official White House channels, you can of course watch the address on a regular old television or radio.  Additionally, many networks are planning their own livestreams of the event as well. CBSNews.com, for example, is promoting its online coverage and analysis.

View the Republican response at gop.gov

After Obama leaves the floor to be interviewed by YouTube stars, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will deliver the response from the Republican Party, and you can stream that at gop.gov.

Follow on social media

In addition to all those options, the White House will be dropping annotated clips and GIFs on FacebookTwitterTumblrVineInstagram as well as on its newly launched Snapchat account. You can RSVP for the speech on this Facebook event for updates or just follow #SOTU.

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Tonight:

Meet the Guests in the First Lady’s 2016 State of the Union Box – Article with Photos


Last year: 2015 State of the Union Rebekah Erler 
is a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.  
 
Rebekah’s family was hit hard by the economic downturn in the housing market when her husband’s construction business went under.
 
A move from Seattle to Minneapolis and several difficult jobs later, Rebekah’s husband is now back at work in the re-modeling industry. After taking out student loans to attend a local community college for career re-training, Rebekah has returned to the workforce as an accountant.
 
Her story is one shared by millions of American families, and helps show that too many middle-class families with two working parents are still stretched too thin. 
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TYT Network 
(click on the blog post below to find out who The Young Turks are)
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Make sure to tune in to watch TYT cover The State of The Union Address!Coverage begins tonight January 12th at 8:45 EST.  http://www.tytnetwork.com/live
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