“Before I saw David Bowie live, I was just your normal, dysfunctional, rebellious teenager from the Midwest, and he has truly changed my life. It was the first rock concert that I ever saw and it was a major event in my life. I planned for months to go and see it.
“Her real driving force was education,” says Linda Johnson Rice, Johnson Publishing CEO and the daughter of John and Eunice. “She just wanted to prove there was nothing you couldn’t do; there was no barrier to black beauty. She would put the brightest yellow [or] brightest orange on the most dark skinned model she had.”.
Ever heard of a town built on a garbage dump? We hadn’t until earlier this year when we visited a community on the outskirts of Asuncion, the capital of the tiny, impoverished South American country of Paraguay. It’s called Cateura and there is trash everywhere in its streets, its rivers, in people’s backyards but we decided to take you to Cateura tonight, not because of the poverty or the filth, but because of the incredible imagination and ingenuity of the people who live there. Our story is also a reminder that, ultimately, music will triumph everywhere and anywhere..
Hanging in the balance is proposed legislation the Caring for Our Veterans Act that would expand veterans’ access to health care. Known as the Choice program, it allows patients to seek medical services from private providers at taxpayer expense. The bill was left out of the federal budget that passed last month after Democrats raised concerns that the measure would mark a first step toward dismantling VA..
Please note that we not saying you can use the words or must use one and not the other. The message here is that, as we said before, action words are almost always better than labels. And if you do use a label somewhere in a story or piece, you have to be sure it fits and be as precise as possible..
RAY: Hi, thanks a lot. I think the move that Yahoo is making here actually makes a lot of sense for who Yahoo is, in terms of the company. And it has a lot to do with the culture. It wasn’t just that Kaepernick last season dramatically protested the extrajudicial killings of mostly unarmed black men in this country by police who rarely get charged for their actions, let alone prosecuted or convicted. It was that he chose the anthem as his platform. By kneeling during its rendition, he appeared to mar the package of patriotism the NFL put together over the last half century that helped it overtake baseball as America’s sporting pastime..