S.Clark: Man Shot Himself Outside of the White House

Man who shot himself in front of the White House just before noon on Saturday, was identified by Washington D.C Police as 26 year old Cameron Ross Burgess of Maylene, Alabama. At 11:46 Cameron Burgess entered the north fence of the White House and removed a hidden handgun and fired several rounds none directing the White House. Law enforcement source told CNN that the shooter shot his phone before shooting himself  no suicide not was found but incoherent sentences were found in a book recovered on the scene

Cameron Burgess dies but no one else was hurt in the incident. He suffers a single gun shot wound. Secret service personnel did not fire a single shot said secret service spokeswoman.

President Donald Trump and First Lady were in Mar-a-lago in Florida and were not schedule to be  back in Washington until later that afternoon for thee annual Gridiron Club Dinner.

Law enforcement personnel spent four hours Saturday afternoon searching a Honda Accord with an Alabama licenses plate parked near the Capital Hilton hotel, a couple blocks from the White House. After officer blocked off the area bomb squad removed several items from the car including pictures and document from a cigar box,  before removing the car from the scene.

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Hollins: “Just Like a Female…”

 

CNN posted an article about Laura Moser a Democratic candidate in the Texas 7th District primary. In this article there was only one picture of Laura and in that photo she was speaking. Well dressed, hair neat, light make-up but nontheless, speaking into a microphone. The conflict presented with Ms. Moser is that she has been pegged as a “Washington insider, who begrudgingly moved to Houston to run for Congress,” said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on its website. Like all women are stereotyped to be Laura is said to basically portrayed as sneaky.

Quotes had been taken from Ms. Moser in this article to reveal some of her true feelings on the state of Texas. Ms. Moser stated that she’d “sooner have my teeth pulled out without anesthesia” than live in Paris, Texas. The candidate is thought of as being a “DC-lover” and a “Texas loather”. The DCCC continously revealed information on it’s website revealing the true colors and intentions of Ms. Moser stating that “Democratic voters need to hear that Laura Moser is not going to change Washington. She is a Washington insider, who begrudgingly moved to Houston to run for Congress,”.  Unfortunately Moser is unable to escape the facts that were presented on the DCCC site, along with the quotes that were provided.

CNN goes on to explain how progressive activists dealt with the situation by quoting their statements; “”The DCCC’s ridiculous attacks on Laura Moser are why Democrats nationally have lost over 1,100 seats,” said Our Revolution board member Jim Hightower. The article goes on to explain that the Our Revolution progressive group along with two others will be petitioning the DCCC chairman Ben Ray Lujan to “stop attacking progessives in the Democratic Party”. In opposition CNN continues and ends the article with yet again, another quote proving that Moser is just not a fit for the Congressional race in Texas. Organizer for Houston’s March of Black Women, Kandice Webber states that Moser “had no business representing Texas’s 7th District” due to comments she’d made in the past. Moser is depicted as being sneaky, with a lot to say.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/04/politics/texas-democrats-house-primary-drama/index.html

 

Making Movies After #MeToo

The author, Minhal Baig, in red, on the set of her film “Hala.”

Making movies after the #Metoo movement has seemed to bae harder for women lately. Minhal Baig emphasized how hard it was to become a television director, and after meeting with so many executives and not helping her with her pitch she learned it was never going to be easy her especially being a colored women in the industry. Baig has helped direct “American Horror Story”, and has been directing and editing her short film “Hala”. She has always kept her opinions and how she felt about the industry treating her so. After directors and sex accusations began to surface and become known she started take action and do what men in the industry told her she couldn’t do. One certain meeting that stood out was the executives with men and two women, and she knew she had a chance and power to speak her mind. She had went in there talked about her pitch and how the industry has done women of color.
By : Jasmine McCrary

Take Your Daughter to the Movies, Not to Weight Watchers

The image the article used shows a fierce witch who has powers that change a persons way of thinking.

Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which in Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time.”

Weight Watchers have announced this summer they will offer free memberships to children as a young as 13. They want to make wellness and healthy habits for all. This gives teenagers a “framework to make decisions” about food and activity. Most teenagers deal with the struggle of either losing or gaining weight. Mostly some teenagers take it really seriously and go to the extremes, therefore they have taken action by giving free membership to those who are interested. Sarah J. Thompson said, “ I wish someone had told me as a teen i was worthy and lovable no matter what my size was and that i didn’t need to lose weight to feel those things. Maybe i wouldn’t have struggled with an eating disorder”. Unlike other, most teenagers had someone to assure them of dignity, from the book “Wrinkle in Time”, by Madeleine L’Engle. In the movie a line was said, “ I give you your faults”, being called Mrs. Whatsit tells Meg, an outcast, lonely girl who faces off against an enemy, before sending her off. The line gave the girl a certain strength and confidence in her doing. Meg’s prickly personality, her “two ferocious lines of braces”, her glasses plain face , are her weapons. A lifetime being spent different is what will give her the strength to resist. Meg is played by a young by a young black girl, which is huge, thrilling and important to see a young African-American young girl save the day. Winfrey was chosen the role because she has taught “ owning your light and conquering darkness and how to have power ourselves through this life in a certain way and look out for each other”. Oprah is looked out for many young adults by helping them with their insecurities by giving them weight watchers to empower themselves, but after the release of the movie, “A Wrinkle in Time”, she has empowered younger teenagers to lift themselves up and is being a role model as her character.
By:Jasmine McCrary

Taking New York by the Hand

At Vanity Projects, Yayo adds a chrome finish to the nails of the jewelry designer Jules Kim.

Yayo, is concentrating on her clients nails while having her 8-inch-long nails.

New York nail stylist have taken over New York by making distinguish designs for their clients. The clients are all different and have a style of there own. In the article they discussed different nail artist and how they do they work to make sure the clients are very satisfied. Artist, Yayo, does nails at Vanity Projects in Manhattan. She works with long 8 inch “ super long bling bling nails”. Her nails are designed with diamonds encrusted on them. In the article they say, “The way we wear our nails, whether bare or bedazzled, can say a lot about individual style. Practicality and professional provisions are no longer limits to personal expression”. The idea of designing and doing nails have became elaborate easels. By the way Yayo does her own nails, she based her style on other clients. She is known for the long nails and being able to do encrusted designs. The “Queen of Bling”, Jenny Bui, is from the Bronx and is known for doing Cardi B nails and the stiletto shaped nails. She says, “Cheap nails aren’t good, and good nails aren’t cheap”, therefore she’s the kind of nail artist who gets paid big money for her work, since she’s known for doing celebrities and other people across the country. In the article, they talked many stereotypes but these stood out the most. Yayo is humble and doesn’t charge as much as Bui does for her work. While Bui has done celebrity nails and has bumped up her prices since her clientele. Nail artist from way up in the Bronx to Lower Manhattan, nail artists are helping clients distinguish themselves, and that what they’ve been doing and are doing a great job at what they are doing.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/03/style/new-york-city-nail-artists-manicures.html?referer=https://www.nytimes.com/section/fashion

By:Jasmine McCrary

White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigns

As a young, talented, vibrant woman like Ms. Hope Hicks it leads to questions as to why would she resigned  from her high profile  job at the White House. In September of 2017 she was given the permanent position  to become the White House Communications Director after serving an interim position of being the director of strategic communications as well as being President Trump’s most trusted advisers. From being a previous model without any  professional experience in politics she managed to rise to the top from her strong work ethic, background in public relations and well developed relations with President Trump.  Did I mention she was  one the youngest communications directors the White House has ever had. So with accomplishments like this why did she leave? According to The New York Times she stated ” “She told colleagues that she had accomplished what she felt she could with a job that made her one of the most powerful people in Washington, and that there would never be a perfect moment to leave.” Although just a day prior to her resigning she testified in front of the House of Intelligence Committee for almost 8 hours to discuss various topics relating to the 2016 Election and the interference the United States had with Russia. Few weeks ago news broke out about White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s alleged domestic violence with his wife. It was later revealed the Hicks and Porters had sexual affairs prior to this all happening. Hope Hicks did her job for country but the amount of intensity she experiencing at the moment  is more than what she ask for or even imagine. All these factors are possible reasons for her departure.  It’ s only a matter time before more staff members of the Trump Administration decide to leave to. Who’s next ? We shall see.

 

 

Erin Baker

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/28/politics/hope-hicks-analysis/index.html

T.Hamilton: Forced Removal of Hijabs on Muslim Women

On February 28, three Muslim women who were forced to remove their hijabs to take mug shots have reached a settlement with New York city. In an emailed response from the city’s law department it stated that “The resolution of these matters were in the best interest of all parties involved.” In the article it states two cases in which women were forced to remove their hijabs despite their objections. These women always gave an explanation as to why they could not remove their hijabs when asked to do so, but they were always ignored and even after they filed complaints nothing would ever get done unless it was taken to court. Although a settlement was reached this was not the first incident in which women who wear hijabs were discriminated against.

( Young women and children protesting-from NY times.com)

In the image above is a photograph of Muslim women and children who are protesting and showing that they have the right to wear their hijabs without being forced to take them off. In the picture there is a young girl who is in front holding what seems to be a pamphlet with a look of determination on her face. In the back there are two women who are holding a banner and one of the women looks to be in her mid forties. All of these women have stern looks on their faces and through the picture you can see that it does not matter what age they are, they came together to protest an injustice that they felt needed to be heard.