Published on Dec 4, 2013
A Tribute to Paul Walker. Paul Walker’s family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, that donations please be made to Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at http://www.ROWW.org/.
Rocking a black leather jacket and gray slacks, the FLOTUS shared the details of President Obama‘s “North Star” Goal, a new education initiative that aims to boost our nation’s graduation rates. Check out all the details here and tell us your thoughts below. http://bit.ly/1fahi6Q —
The unconditional love and devotion these two dogs show is positively inspirational. Jeffrey and Jermaine are STILL waiting at shelter Operation Ava in Philadelphia for their hero to come rescue them! Please open your heart and home to them! For more information or adoption inquiries, please contact Operation Ava at (215) 240-1240 or visit their website http://www.operationava.org. —
McKnight co-stars in an original movie that premieres tonight on Lifetime Television and kicks off the network’s holiday programming
Already a movie star in 1943, the young Horne was dispatched to entertain troops for the USO. While entertaining troops at Fort Reilly, Kansas during World War II, Horne filed a complaint with the NAACP because African American soldiers in the audience had to sit in back seats behind German POWs.
Horne financed her own travel to entertain black troops when MGM Studios pulled her off its tour. In the late 1940s, Horne sued a number of restaurants and theaters for race discrimination and also became politically allied with Paul Robeson in the liberal organization Progressive Citizens of America.
She joined Eleanor Roosevelt’s unsuccessful campaign for anti-lynching legislation and worked on behalf of Japanese Americans who faced discrimination. During the anti-communist hearings in the U.S. Congress in the 1950s, Horne was among hundreds of entertainers blacklisted because of political views and social activism.