African-American Female Writers Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes Join Writing Staff of “Saturday Night Live”


Originally posted on GOOD BLACK NEWS:

Leslie Jones

Leslie Jones

LaKendra Tookes

According to Variety.com, NBC sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live added Leslie Jones and LaKendra Tookes, two comedians who recently auditioned for the program, as writers for the late-night series. Earlier this week, the show announced Sasheer Zamata, a veteran of improv troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, would begin as a featured player as of its January 18 broadcast.

The two new writers took part in auditions recently held in different parts of the U.S. with the express purpose of finding a female African-American to join the show’s cast of “Not Ready For Prime Time Players.”

While the current cast of Saturday Night Live includes two African-American men – Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah – it has not had an African-American woman in the cast since Maya Rudolph, a comic actress of mixed heritage, was in the cast between 2000 and 2007.

The show…

View original 72 more words

Moms Demand Action Kentucky Chapter Demands Resignation Of Representative Leslie Combs After Her Gun Discharged Inside The State Capitol Annex


 

By Jueseppi B.

mayorsandmoms

 

Moms Demand Action Kentucky Chapter Calls for the Resignation of Representative Leslie Combs After Her Gun Discharged Inside the State Capitol Annex

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

189455_375162892601637_1657202152_n

 

The Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is calling for the resignation of Kentucky State Representative Leslie Combs (KY-94) after discharging a semi-automatic handgun in the Kentucky State Capitol Annex on Tuesday evening.

 

1389209786000-Leslie-Combs-320x426

 

Our lawmakers should be held to the highest of standards, and should never put others in harms way. As a concealed-carry permit holder, Rep. Combs should understand the risks of handling a loaded gun within close proximity of others. She not only put her own life in danger, but that of her colleague Rep. Jeff Greer (KY-27) who was present at time of the incident when her gun discharged and ricocheted inside her office. Rep. Combs’ actions set a poor example for those who hold her in high regard, including Kentucky’s children.

 

Moms Demand Action will not wait for another ‘accidental’ and preventable tragedy to happen. We are calling for the immediate resignation of Rep. Combs as incidents such as this cannot be tolerated, especially by our elected officials. Current law in Kentucky allows firearms to be openly carried in any city-owned facility in Kentucky — including libraries, parks, city council chambers and city hall, restrictions in court buildings are set by the judicial branch. Moms Demand Action are urging members to contact their lawmakers and insist firearms be prohibited in city and state owned and operated properties for the safety of our community.

 

Moms Demand Action

 

sunday

628x471

nms

momsdemandaction (1)

941126_375162935934966_315036989_n

cropped-b4peace-header obamabottomheader

Barack After Dark™: What’s A Polar Vortex? The Polar Vortex Explained In Two Minutes. Questions GOP?


 

By Jueseppi B.

polar-vortex

 

 

What’s a Polar Vortex?

 

Want to know more about the frigid blast of air that’s been sweeping the country this week? Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has got answers for you.

 

You’re going to want to see this one:

 

The Polar Vortex, Explained in Two Minutes

 

images

 

Want to know more about the frigid blast of air that’s been sweeping the country this week? Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has got answers for you. (You’re going to want to see this one.)

 

polar-vortex-cold-weather-USA-11

Join our special “We the Geeks” Hangout on the Polar Vortex this Friday.

 

 

Published on Jan 8, 2014

President Obama’s Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, explains the polar vortex in 2 minutes—and why climate change makes extreme weather more likely going forward. Learn more at http://wh.gov/climate-change. January 8, 2014.

 

polar-vortex-cold-weather-USA-05

 

Join our special “We the Geeks” Hangout on the Polar Vortex this Friday.

 

YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO CHECK OUT:

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

Readout of the President’s Call with Chancellor Merkel

 

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

 

Statement by the President on the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

 

 

BS2FiYBCAAAAOEJ

 

President Barack Hussein Obama enjoys a private lunch with Vice President Joseph Robinette “Joey B” Biden Jr., in Barack’s private dining room in the West Wing of the White House January 8th, 2013.

 

5b4e868224515a01480f6a706700fdd5

2014-01-08t182100z_2130965106_gm1ea1906gz01_rtrmadp_3_obama

2014-01-08t192715z_437115892_gm1ea1909js01_rtrmadp_3_obama

11119b6924595a01480f6a706700a9cf

obama-biden-lunch1

2014-01-08t192431z_567808716_gm1ea1909e101_rtrmadp_3_obama

obama-biden-lunch

 

 

Some very good news…..

@ABCPolitics: @GabbyGiffords ready to jump from a plane to mark the anniversary of shooting – VP Biden called her.

@ABCPolitics: @GabbyGiffords ready to jump from a plane to mark the anniversary of shooting – VP Biden called her.

 

cropped-b4peace-header obamabottomheader

Chewy (Gluten-Free) Dark Chocolate Cookies with Chocolate Chunks


Originally posted on Seattle Foodshed:

These chewy chocolate cookies from Bon Appetit also happen to be gluten-free. They  have shockingly few ingredients and, with the exception of the cacao nibs, you likely already have everything on hand. If you can get cacao nibs in your area, definitely do. They add a richer favor and a fun crunchy texture. But if you don’t have them around, don’t let that stop you from making this super simple cookie recipe.

Chewy Dark Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Dark Chocolate Cookies

View original 140 more words

EAT A VEGAN MEAL


Originally posted on OrganicREADY:

20140107-152416.jpg

Each year, the average American consumes 175 pounds of meat and poultry, almost double the global average. Eating less red meat may do you a favor: It can lower your risk of cancer and heart disease. “Learn to love big heaps of vegetables,” says Mark BittmanNew York Times food columnist and author of VB6.

To achieve that feeling, Bittman says to try meatless proteins, such as lentils, edamame, garbanzo beans and tofu. He also recommends roasting six sweet potatoes. “The more you cook and have stuff around, the less you’ll depend on junk.”

He’s right! Once you prepare your meals ahead of time, the less likely you will make bad food choices. I think salads are super easy. Every weekend I spend over $70 dollars on organic vegetables and fruits. Apples alone I spend about $10 dollars. Between me and my three children, we go through apples quickly…

View original 189 more words

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 260,408 other followers

%d bloggers like this: