Is still the greatest to me.
RIP Muhammed Ali
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016
Professional boxer, father, husband, Heavyweight Champion, activist, philanthropist, friend
Last year, emojis scored the Word of the Year. Then, we learned of more globally-inclusive and representative icons to complete our digital chats.
Well now, we have female emojis that move away from the stereotypical. Thanks to some designers at Google, these female empowerment emojis could be coming soon.
The team chose professions dominated by women as well as ones that show a rising female workforce, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Department of Labor.
Since 78 percent of women use emojis, we want what we want…
As a mother of an out-of-town, non-driving female college student, I am a HUGE Uber supporter. Just the other day, I was remarking about how the creators Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had truly earned their billions. I love, love, love that I can see a picture of the driver, license plate and make/model of the car picking up my daughter who is 250 miles away. I know when she’s going and where! She doesn’t ever need cash or have to wait for long periods alone.
The female-only ride hailing apps are an interesting, but not surprising development. Given the unfortunate Uber-related assault cases and personal feelings of female acquaintances, safety is a real issue especially at night. However, from a legal standpoint I understand how such services present the proverbial “slippery slope.” I hadn’t even thought about opening the door to discrimination or exclusivity regarding other groups. It is unfortunate that in our “civilized” society, women have a need to feel safer.
After Mali, Burkina Faso, Paris, Ivory Coast, Brussels, Nigerian displacement camps, Tunisia and too many others, I sent up an impromptu prayer in the shower this morning. I asked for healing for families of the slain and yes, I prayed for the killers, jihadists, terrorists however you want to label them. I asked that God or Yahweh, Jah or Allah change their hearts and make them understand that the Creator does not want terror in their name.
I encourage us all to do it – even if you don’t pray! Send peaceful thoughts…we have to be in this together.
This Tweet halted my late-morning Hootsuite headline scan.
I clicked the short link and read the article, periodically wiping my tearing eyes. This is an excerpt from Deborah Greene’s blog post.
Such stories give me hope. 🙂
Former DC Mayor Vincent Gray sold out getting a higher minimum wage for DC residents to get Walmart to build in Southeast DC. For nothing… there will be no more stores built in DC.
I have made no effort to hide how much I love our President. So add this to the list of reasons.
I’ve ranted about gun violence in this space repeatedly. After Sandy Hook and no new law, I knew we’d never see it from Congress. But then… [sound of triumphant horn blaring] Obama whips out his executive privilege! Thank GOD!!!!
Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad… And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.
For those thinking of voting for any candidate who promise to repeal this new executive order, SHAME!