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Chicago, Children, and Family: Ballerific Woman: Michelle Obama, From The South Side Of Chicago To The White House @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Ballerific Woman: Michelle Obama, From The South Side Of Chicago To The White House -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are BallerificWomen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is MichelleObama, from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. Our forever First Lady is the true definition of a 'Phenomenal Woman.' She walked into our lives in 2008 and has shown the world the true meaning of love, dedication, family, education, and healthy living. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No matter the occasion or event, our First Lady was sure to take over with her elegant and classy sense of style. She was featured in Essence Magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Inspiring Women’ and appeared on the cover of Vogue and made the Vanity Fair best-dressed list two years in a row. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As our First Lady of the United States, she was not afraid to address the issues at stake. Every speech that she has given has left us with the hope of progress. In her final speech as our FLOTUS, she stated, “Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life and hope I’ve made you proud”..........to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
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Ballerific Woman: Michelle Obama, From The South Side Of Chicago To The White House -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are BallerificWomen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is MichelleObama, from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. Our forever First Lady is the true definition of a 'Phenomenal Woman.' She walked into our lives in 2008 and has shown the world the true meaning of love, dedication, family, education, and healthy living. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No matter the occasion or event, our First Lady was sure to take over with her elegant and classy sense of style. She was featured in Essence Magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Inspiring Women’ and appeared on the cover of Vogue and made the Vanity Fair best-dressed list two years in a row. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As our First Lady of the United States, she was not afraid to address the issues at stake. Every speech that she has given has left us with the hope of progress. In her final speech as our FLOTUS, she stated, “Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life and hope I’ve made you proud”..........to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Ballerific Woman: Michelle Obama, From The South Side Of Chicago To The White House -blogged by @peachkyss ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect worl...

Children, College, and Crying: Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Agairn @balleralert Room Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Again -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former late-night TV host DavidLetterman held his first interview for his new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, and the conversation was nothing short of interesting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For his first hour-long interview, Letterman sat down with former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In front of a studio audience at the City University of New York, the two discussed subjects such as the Obama family, his legacy and how he wants it to be remembered, and even some of his views on current issues such as voting rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to his legacy as president, Obama said, "The economy was collapsing faster than it did during the great depression. The month I took office we lost 800,000 jobs – just in that month. And one of the things I'm proudest about is the fact that, within a year, we had the economy growing again and within about a year and a half we were actually adding jobs again instead of losing them." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ As one of the most beloved presidential families, we all are dying to know what the transition has been like from the White House to “regular life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When his oldest daughter Malia left for college, Obama said, "It was like open heart surgery,...One of the best descriptions I've ever heard [about having] children was 'It's like having your heart outside your body.' And they're not that smart and they're wandering around and crossing streets, and getting on airplanes …" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I was basically useless. Everyone had seen me crying and misting up for the past three weeks," ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite, the hard times, the former prez is enjoying the extra time. He says he has no intention to run for a third term, not because it’s illegal, but because of his wife Michelle Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No, no, no, you guys are misunderstanding me – what I'm saying is, I’m prevented from running again by the Constitution but even if it were not for that amendment, Michelle would leave me."
Children, College, and Crying: Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David
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Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Again -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former late-night TV host DavidLetterman held his first interview for his new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, and the conversation was nothing short of interesting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For his first hour-long interview, Letterman sat down with former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In front of a studio audience at the City University of New York, the two discussed subjects such as the Obama family, his legacy and how he wants it to be remembered, and even some of his views on current issues such as voting rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to his legacy as president, Obama said, "The economy was collapsing faster than it did during the great depression. The month I took office we lost 800,000 jobs – just in that month. And one of the things I'm proudest about is the fact that, within a year, we had the economy growing again and within about a year and a half we were actually adding jobs again instead of losing them." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ As one of the most beloved presidential families, we all are dying to know what the transition has been like from the White House to “regular life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When his oldest daughter Malia left for college, Obama said, "It was like open heart surgery,...One of the best descriptions I've ever heard [about having] children was 'It's like having your heart outside your body.' And they're not that smart and they're wandering around and crossing streets, and getting on airplanes …" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I was basically useless. Everyone had seen me crying and misting up for the past three weeks," ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite, the hard times, the former prez is enjoying the extra time. He says he has no intention to run for a third term, not because it’s illegal, but because of his wife Michelle Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No, no, no, you guys are misunderstanding me – what I'm saying is, I’m prevented from running again by the Constitution but even if it were not for that amendment, Michelle would leave me."

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cnn.com, Fashion, and Memes: Panama's U.S. Ambassador Savs He Can No Longer Serve Trump and Quits @balleralert ERZA AE Panama’s U.S. Ambassador Says He Can No Longer Serve Trump and Quits- Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The U.S. ambassador to Panama, John Feeley has decided to step down. Due to the timing of his announcement, one would think it was because of the grotesque comments Trump made about certain countries being shitholes( which Trump denies he said). However, according to CNN, Feeley decided to leave his post because of his differences with the Trump administration and turned in his resignation letter before the immigration meeting happened. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley states in his resignation letter, " As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley let the White House, the State Department, and the Panamanian government know he was leaving for personal reasons and March 9th will be his last day. He also states in his resignation letter that the relationship between the U.S. and Panama is a strong one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley became the ambassador in January 2016 and Deputy Chief of Mission Roxanne Cabral will fill in for him until a new ambassador is named.
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Panama’s U.S. Ambassador Says He Can No Longer Serve Trump and Quits- Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The U.S. ambassador to Panama, John Feeley has decided to step down. Due to the timing of his announcement, one would think it was because of the grotesque comments Trump made about certain countries being shitholes( which Trump denies he said). However, according to CNN, Feeley decided to leave his post because of his differences with the Trump administration and turned in his resignation letter before the immigration meeting happened. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley states in his resignation letter, " As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the president and his administration in an apolitical fashion, even when I might not agree with certain policies. My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honor bound to resign. That time has come.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley let the White House, the State Department, and the Panamanian government know he was leaving for personal reasons and March 9th will be his last day. He also states in his resignation letter that the relationship between the U.S. and Panama is a strong one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeley became the ambassador in January 2016 and Deputy Chief of Mission Roxanne Cabral will fill in for him until a new ambassador is named.

Panama’s U.S. Ambassador Says He Can No Longer Serve Trump and Quits- Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The U.S. ambassador to Panama...

Children, cnn.com, and Memes: Judge Blocks Trump's Efforts To End DACA Program @balleralert EFEND N DACA B DFFENDI aza& feus Aleppo Judge Blocks Trump’s Efforts To End DACA Program - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just four months after the Trump Administration moved to end the program that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the US illegally as children from deportation, a judge has blocked the efforts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, Judge William Alsup ruled to temporary stop the rollback of the DACA program on Tuesday, saying the decision to end the program was made on unreasonable grounds or without any proper consideration of circumstances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the 49-page ruling, the federal judge also said the administration must resume receiving renewal applications for the program. However, the administration is not required to process new applications. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In response, the Administration condemned the Alsup’s ruling with the White House press secretary calling it “outrageous.” Meanwhile, Trump took his frustrations to Twitter, tweeting, "It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts.” However, others believe this is a huge step in the right direction.
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Judge Blocks Trump’s Efforts To End DACA Program - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just four months after the Trump Administration moved to end the program that protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the US illegally as children from deportation, a judge has blocked the efforts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, Judge William Alsup ruled to temporary stop the rollback of the DACA program on Tuesday, saying the decision to end the program was made on unreasonable grounds or without any proper consideration of circumstances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the 49-page ruling, the federal judge also said the administration must resume receiving renewal applications for the program. However, the administration is not required to process new applications. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In response, the Administration condemned the Alsup’s ruling with the White House press secretary calling it “outrageous.” Meanwhile, Trump took his frustrations to Twitter, tweeting, "It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts.” However, others believe this is a huge step in the right direction.

Judge Blocks Trump’s Efforts To End DACA Program - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just four months after the Trump Administration moved to end...

America, Bernie Sanders, and Beyonce: Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump @balleralert Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former President BarackObama has been named the 'most admired man' for the tenth year in a row, according to a poll released by Gallup News. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier in the month, Gallup surveyed 1,049 adults, asking which man and woman in the United States of America they admired most. This past Wednesday, those results were revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Trump came in at 14%, Obama took the leading spot, sitting at 17% and beating Trump out by 3% in the men's poll. Hillary Clinton-who has held the 'most admired woman' title a total of 22 times, retained it for the 16th consecutive year, coming in at 9% to Michelle Obama's 7%. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this happens to be Clinton's lowest percentage that she's received since 2002. Last year, she stood at 12%, while Barack Obama scored at 22%. But, although this year's percentage rates were relatively low, it's unquestionable that, even outside of the White House, everybody loves Obama! Obviously, that trumps all... even Mr. Trump, himself. No pun intended. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, The Dalai Lama, and Mike Pence followed Donald Trump in the poll. Falling behind Michelle Obama was Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleezza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Duchess Kate Middleton, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump had 35% of Republican voters who chose him as their most admired man. Obama led among Democrats, with 39% making him their top choice. Independents also elected Obama over Trump by a three-point margin.
America, Bernie Sanders, and Beyonce: Obama Named 'Most Admired
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Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former President BarackObama has been named the 'most admired man' for the tenth year in a row, according to a poll released by Gallup News. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Earlier in the month, Gallup surveyed 1,049 adults, asking which man and woman in the United States of America they admired most. This past Wednesday, those results were revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While Trump came in at 14%, Obama took the leading spot, sitting at 17% and beating Trump out by 3% in the men's poll. Hillary Clinton-who has held the 'most admired woman' title a total of 22 times, retained it for the 16th consecutive year, coming in at 9% to Michelle Obama's 7%. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this happens to be Clinton's lowest percentage that she's received since 2002. Last year, she stood at 12%, while Barack Obama scored at 22%. But, although this year's percentage rates were relatively low, it's unquestionable that, even outside of the White House, everybody loves Obama! Obviously, that trumps all... even Mr. Trump, himself. No pun intended. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pope Francis, Rev. Billy Graham, John McCain, Elon Musk, Bernie Sanders, Bill Gates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, The Dalai Lama, and Mike Pence followed Donald Trump in the poll. Falling behind Michelle Obama was Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleezza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Duchess Kate Middleton, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Trump had 35% of Republican voters who chose him as their most admired man. Obama led among Democrats, with 39% making him their top choice. Independents also elected Obama over Trump by a three-point margin.

Obama Named 'Most Admired Man' Again, Beats Out Trump - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former President BarackObama has been name...

A Dream, America, and Beautiful: Memphis Black Santa Brings Joy To Across The South People @balleralert Memphis Black Santa Brings Joy To People Across The South - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Raymond Conley, 65, has been the resident black Santa for the past eight years at Southland Mall and people have been traveling to Memphis to see him. "Not to be funny, but they want to see a black Santa. They come from Texas, St. Louis, Atlanta. They want their kids to see a black Santa," Conley said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ About 63% of the Memphis’ population is black, according to the U.S. Census and it’s pretty cool to see a Santa that is relatable to the population. The general manager Michael Rixter, of the Southland Mall, agrees, "we have at least 10 calls a day from people asking if we have Santa here.The second question they ask is, 'Is he black?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There has been black Santa’s across America since the 1940’s. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn got its first black Santa in 2016 for four days, which expanded to nine days this year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Believe it or not, before Conley donned on the Santa suit, Rev. Larry Lee Love Sr., 66 was the first black Santa in 1997, "Me and my wife were mall walkers. And they were putting up decorations, and advertising Santa, and we kept passing that big, beautiful red-and-white Santa chair with that white Santa, and every time we passed it, seemed like something would come over me." Love said. Back then, Love just worked for the mall, but these days everything is a business including being Santa. Conley works for Cherry Hill Photo Enterprises Inc which puts together the whole Santa experience. The company makes profits off of photo packages and sends Conley two spanking new suits every week. Conley is the only black Santa on their roster, local manager for Cherry Hill, Lyntia Howard, says,” We have a lot of people who come looking for him.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Conley and Love hope to continue being Santa for a very long time and Love has a dream on top of bringing joy to kids,"My only aspiration right now is to be the first black Santa to go to Washington, D.C., and light that 50-foot tall Alberta spruce tree( the National Tree by the White House)" he said.
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Memphis Black Santa Brings Joy To People Across The South - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Raymond Conley, 65, has been the resident black Santa for the past eight years at Southland Mall and people have been traveling to Memphis to see him. "Not to be funny, but they want to see a black Santa. They come from Texas, St. Louis, Atlanta. They want their kids to see a black Santa," Conley said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ About 63% of the Memphis’ population is black, according to the U.S. Census and it’s pretty cool to see a Santa that is relatable to the population. The general manager Michael Rixter, of the Southland Mall, agrees, "we have at least 10 calls a day from people asking if we have Santa here.The second question they ask is, 'Is he black?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There has been black Santa’s across America since the 1940’s. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn got its first black Santa in 2016 for four days, which expanded to nine days this year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Believe it or not, before Conley donned on the Santa suit, Rev. Larry Lee Love Sr., 66 was the first black Santa in 1997, "Me and my wife were mall walkers. And they were putting up decorations, and advertising Santa, and we kept passing that big, beautiful red-and-white Santa chair with that white Santa, and every time we passed it, seemed like something would come over me." Love said. Back then, Love just worked for the mall, but these days everything is a business including being Santa. Conley works for Cherry Hill Photo Enterprises Inc which puts together the whole Santa experience. The company makes profits off of photo packages and sends Conley two spanking new suits every week. Conley is the only black Santa on their roster, local manager for Cherry Hill, Lyntia Howard, says,” We have a lot of people who come looking for him.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Conley and Love hope to continue being Santa for a very long time and Love has a dream on top of bringing joy to kids,"My only aspiration right now is to be the first black Santa to go to Washington, D.C., and light that 50-foot tall Alberta spruce tree( the National Tree by the White House)" he said.

Memphis Black Santa Brings Joy To People Across The South - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Raymond Conley, 65, has been the reside...

Africa, Donald Trump, and Memes: Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids" And All Nigerians Live In "Huts" After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban @balleralert Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In “Huts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just months after Donald Trump launched the controversial travel ban, which restricted travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, Trump held a meeting to discuss this year’s immigration statistics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The New York Times, six officials who, either attended or were told about the meeting, said Trump read from a document that was written by his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” Trump said, according to one person who was there. Another person, who was briefed about the meeting by another attendee, confirmed the statement. “Forty thousand had come from Nigeria. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa,” the Celebrity-in-Chief reportedly continued, according to two other officials. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The New York Times reports that things eventually heated up in the meeting between John F. Kelly, Miller, and Rex W. Tillerson, to the point where the rest of the staffers were asked to leave. However, the staff members were still able to hear Trump scolding the senior advisors after their exit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the release of the report, White House correspondent Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that Trump used the words, “Aids” or “huts” to describe any immigrants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims,” she said. “It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Other meeting attendees said they did not hear Trump say those words, but two others said they did and spread the message.
Africa, Donald Trump, and Memes: Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids" And All
 Nigerians Live In "Huts" After Losing Fight For
 Discriminatory Travel Ban
 @balleralert
Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In “Huts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just months after Donald Trump launched the controversial travel ban, which restricted travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, Trump held a meeting to discuss this year’s immigration statistics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The New York Times, six officials who, either attended or were told about the meeting, said Trump read from a document that was written by his domestic policy adviser, Stephen Miller. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They “all have AIDS,” Trump said, according to one person who was there. Another person, who was briefed about the meeting by another attendee, confirmed the statement. “Forty thousand had come from Nigeria. Once they had seen the United States, they would never “go back to their huts” in Africa,” the Celebrity-in-Chief reportedly continued, according to two other officials. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The New York Times reports that things eventually heated up in the meeting between John F. Kelly, Miller, and Rex W. Tillerson, to the point where the rest of the staffers were asked to leave. However, the staff members were still able to hear Trump scolding the senior advisors after their exit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the release of the report, White House correspondent Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied that Trump used the words, “Aids” or “huts” to describe any immigrants. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “General Kelly, General McMaster, Secretary Tillerson, secretary Nielsen and all other senior staff actually in the meeting deny these outrageous claims,” she said. “It’s both sad and telling The New York Times would print the lies of their anonymous ‘sources’ anyway.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Other meeting attendees said they did not hear Trump say those words, but two others said they did and spread the message.

Trump Claims Haitians "All Have Aids” And All Nigerians Live In “Huts” After Losing Fight For Discriminatory Travel Ban – blogged by @MsJenn...

Community, Memes, and Vladimir Putin: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secreta FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 17, 2017 Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with President Vladimir Putin President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to thank him for the advanced warning the United States intelligence agencies provided to Russia concerning a major terror plot in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Based on the information the United States provided, Russian authorities were able to capture the terrorists just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people. No Russian lives were lost and the terrorist attackers were caught and are now incarcerated. President Trump appreciated the call and told President Putin that he and the entire United States intelligence community were pleased to have helped save so many lives. President Trump stressed the importance of intelligence cooperation to defeat terrorists wherever they may be. Both leaders agreed that this serves as an example of the positive things that can occur when our countries work together. President Putin extended his thanks and congratulations to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo and the CIA. President Trump then called Director Pompeo to congratulate him, his very talented people, and the entire intelligence community on a job well done! Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald J. Trump to thank him for providing intelligence that helped thwart a planned terror attack in St. Petersburg, The White House says.
Community, Memes, and Vladimir Putin: THE WHITE HOUSE
 Office of the Press Secreta
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 December 17, 2017
 Readout of President Donald J. Trump's Call with President Vladimir Putin
 President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia called President Donald J. Trump today to
 thank him for the advanced warning the United States intelligence agencies provided
 to Russia concerning a major terror plot in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Based on the
 information the United States provided, Russian authorities were able to capture the
 terrorists just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people. No
 Russian lives were lost and the terrorist attackers were caught and are now
 incarcerated. President Trump appreciated the call and told President Putin that he
 and the entire United States intelligence community were pleased to have helped
 save so many lives. President Trump stressed the importance of intelligence
 cooperation to defeat terrorists wherever they may be. Both leaders agreed that this
 serves as an example of the positive things that can occur when our countries work
 together. President Putin extended his thanks and congratulations to Central
 Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo and the CIA. President Trump then
 called Director Pompeo to congratulate him, his very talented people, and the entire
 intelligence community on a job well done!
Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald J. Trump to thank him for providing intelligence that helped thwart a planned terror attack in St. Petersburg, The White House says.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Donald J. Trump to thank him for providing intelligence that helped thwart a planned terro...

Food, Melania Trump, and Memes: Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants @balleralert Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBC 4 Washington has obtained several hundred White House work orders, which include several requests to deal with an infestation of mice, cockroaches, and ants. According to reports, mice have been spotted in the situation room and the Navy mess food service area of the historic landmark and home of the Celebrity-in-chief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cockroaches have been seen in at least four other parts of the White House, while ants have made a home in the chief of staff’s office. However, extermination demands weren’t the only maintenance requirements included in the work order. One request asked for a redecoration of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, while another requested a new Oval Office toilet seat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mice issue dates back to at least two years, however, other requests from 2017, include new furniture for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and drapery installation in Melania Trump’s second-floor East Wing office. Although the work orders vary, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) says the entire process is a lot of work, considering the age of the building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s an enormous job. GSA is assigned to manage that job,” former GSA Inspector said. “GSA hires contractors and subcontractors for the [maintenance] work. Then the agency must watch over the contractors.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “They are old buildings,” he said. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”
Food, Melania Trump, and Memes: Donald Trump's White House
 Infested with Mice, Roaches and
 Ants
 @balleralert
Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBC 4 Washington has obtained several hundred White House work orders, which include several requests to deal with an infestation of mice, cockroaches, and ants. According to reports, mice have been spotted in the situation room and the Navy mess food service area of the historic landmark and home of the Celebrity-in-chief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cockroaches have been seen in at least four other parts of the White House, while ants have made a home in the chief of staff’s office. However, extermination demands weren’t the only maintenance requirements included in the work order. One request asked for a redecoration of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, while another requested a new Oval Office toilet seat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mice issue dates back to at least two years, however, other requests from 2017, include new furniture for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and drapery installation in Melania Trump’s second-floor East Wing office. Although the work orders vary, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) says the entire process is a lot of work, considering the age of the building. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s an enormous job. GSA is assigned to manage that job,” former GSA Inspector said. “GSA hires contractors and subcontractors for the [maintenance] work. Then the agency must watch over the contractors.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “They are old buildings,” he said. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”

Donald Trump's White House Infested with Mice, Roaches and Ants – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ NBC 4 Washington has obtained several...