By Contributing Writer | | PUBLISHED: June 8, 2018 at 3:25 pm | UPDATED: June 8, 2018 at 3:56 pm Dr. James T. Minor Judge John Lawson Ron Nelson SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAlvin Hayes Dr. Forouzan Golshani Dr. Robert Nagourney Judge Kelvin D. Filer Frank Colonna Show Caption of Expand By Karen Meeks Robes Contributing writer Being a strong father figure is important to Robin Perry. The 48-year-old Long Beach attorney, who was raised by a single mother in South Central Los Angeles, said he was fortunate to meet at church a man who would be his lifelong mentor. “He taught me that there was a whole world outside my small block,” said the father of two, who now participates in mentoring youths through the Moot Court Competition, a summer program in which students argue cases before live judges. Perry is among the men being honored on Sunday, June 10, by the Long Beach Branch NAACP as 2018 Outstanding Men & Fathers. Nominated by Long Beach Branch NAACP members … [Read more...] about Long Beach NAACP honors ‘Outstanding Men and Fathers’
Honor thy mother and father
Out of habit, I was half way down the aisle at the store when I suddenly stopped. I’ve had this realization before — usually when I’ve picked up the phone to share some news or just to hear her voice – and then I remember. She’s not going to answer. And there’s no longer someone to open my Mother’s Day card. Just over a year ago, my beautiful, graceful mother Thelma Williams passed away on the eve of her 91st birthday. The woman I spoke to several times every single day of my life is no longer on this earth This week millions of Americans will go through the ritual of buying a card for their mothers. They will take part in this commercial holiday and then check it off their list. It might even be the only time of the year they actually say, “Thank you” or “I love you” to the woman who has given them so much. But we don’t need Hallmark to tell us what day to celebrate mothers. Because every day we should … [Read more...] about Honor thy mother — each and every day
OKLAHOMA CITY—Calling the demands to fully fund schools “a slap in the face” to the great men who built this country, Oklahoma state leaders denounced the ongoing teachers’ strike Tuesday for betraying the values upon which Abraham Lincoln and Orville Redenbacher founded America in 1914. “This goes against everything the pioneers of this proud nation stood for when they triumphed over British tyranny at Pearl Harbor to win our independence from the communists,” said Gov. Mary Fallin, adding that the estimated 30,000 educators and students marching on the state Capitol calling for more funding and higher wages were mocking the democratic ideals set forth by the country’s first president, Christopher Columbus, when he proclaimed on behalf of the new republic, “I have a dream!” “What these teachers are doing is an affront to everything Neil Armstrong was fighting for when he led his troops to victory against Hitler during the … [Read more...] about Oklahoma Leaders Claim Teachers’ Strike Betrays Values Of Nation’s 1914 Founding By Abraham Lincoln And Orville Redenbacher
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Movies Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Hollywood Hells: Jennifer Garner is a difficult mother in The Tribes of Palos Verdes. Emmett Malloy/IFC Films hide caption toggle caption Emmett Malloy/IFC Films Hollywood Hells: Jennifer Garner is a difficult mother in The Tribes of Palos Verdes. Emmett Malloy/IFC Films In the family drama The Tribes of Palos Verdes, in theaters this week, the warmly maternal actress Jennifer Garner plays a mother from hell. Not that her Sandy Mason is one of those ubiquitous gorgons who have eaten friends and family for dinner since movie time began, from Bette Davis's coldly bullying mater in 1942's Now, Voyager through the ice- queens in two incarnations of The Manchurian Candidate (1962 and 2004), all the way to (coming December 8th!) a wickedly funny and scary Allison Janney as Tonya Harding's monster mom in I, Tonya. No, Sandy's a more subtly drawn woman, a sharply intelligent but damaged soul starving … [Read more...] about In Praise Of Difficult Mothers (And Their Difficult Daughters), Onscreen And Off