Cyber bullying the POTUS’ Kids.

Cyber bullying is at an all-time high. Especially when someone, namely an adult, unleashes a barrage of disparaging comments toward the POTUS’ Children.
Not just any nobody for that matter,
Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.).

Being in Communications myself, one must be versed in the rules of engagement, policies and protocols, especially in Social Media postings.

Well maybe sensitivity training, tact, couth or hell maybe even just plain ole’ common sense for that matter, should also be included in the list of things you ought to know.

For any reasonable adult to think that it is okay to cyber bully innocent children, because evidently she has some deep seeded contempt for their parents, is unconscionable.

This is a Public Relations nightmare! Where is Olivia Pope When you need her? Wait! She’s part of the #BlackTwitterMafia 👊👊👊👊👊

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Sasha and Malia Obama are normal teenaged girls, with the exception of being the daughters of THE President of the United States of America.
So the fact that they were less than thrilled to sit through the Presidential pardoning of Turkeys and display their boredom and or displeasure was actually quite refreshing to me.

They’re kids. It’s what they do. There was nothing in their demeanor nor expression that warranted the rant of Elizabeth Lauten.
It’s too long and drawn out to repeat but I’ll attach the screenshot of her rant.

The entire debacle can be read at:
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/11/elizabeth_lauten_faces_backlash_after_scolding_sasha_and_malia_on_facebook.

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The #BlackTwitter #BlackTwitterMafia wasted no time in rising to the occasion to defend the first daughters.
Involving children in any politically motivated public tirade is a no no, as Elizabeth Lauten quickly discovered as her commentary set Twitter ablaze, she became a trending topic #ElizabethLauten, timelines and her Twitter mentions @DCGopGirl expressed the public’s displeasure.

I am yet to witness or hear of any allegations of improprieties on the part of Sasha or Malia Obama, so for Elizabeth Lauten to advise the to “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar”, leaves me totally befuddled.

After the firestorm that ensued, Elizabeth Lauten issued this ( in my opinion, facetious ) statement: “I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no (sic) pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.”

For someone with the credentials that she possesses, this was definitely a low point in her career. Elizabeth needs to practice what she preaches. Think twice and act once. Think before you type! You, my dear Elizabeth Lauten, are an uncouth excuse for a human being.
Quit being a cyber bully. There are laws against that.

I am a Proud Member of the #BlackTwitterMafia.

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Asbury Park Pop Warner Midget Football

Asbury Park New Jersey is but one square mile.  A seaside community, nestled in New Jersey’s central coast. Known for being the birth-place of Bruce Springsteen; home of the Legendary Stone Pony as well as its amazing beach, shops and nightlife, it is now being put on the map for another great reason. Football. Pop Warner Football to be exact.

This journey started approximately seven years ago. A group of then aged 7 year old boys joined the Asbury Park Pop Warner Football’s Mitey Mite Program. Over the next seven years, coming up through the ranks to arrive at the Midget rank, this team has persevered. Under the skillful guidance and tutelage of several coaches, the addition and subtraction of a few players, several triumphs & tribulations, the recipe for success was finally tweaked to perfection.

The skill set honed by APPW’s current coaching staff, led by Pop Warner President Teddy Wilson, Head Coach Robert Taylor, Troy Ramsey, Cyrus Green & Desmond Ford, has led to several of the players being courted by Division 1 & 2 College recruiters, as early as their freshman year in High school. We should mention that Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End Vinny Curry is also an Asbury Park Pop Warner Alumni. The way things are shaping up, we may have several future NFL Players in training.

One of the core values instilled in the team is that with hard work and dedication, nothing is impossible. It is with that same mindset that the team has volunteered to help feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving day.The team will be scattered through-out the community assisting the less fortunate, as part of our give-back program. One wrong move is all it could take to keep you from achieving our dreams. They are definitely on the right path and we aim to keep them there.

The hard work and dedication demonstrated by the team as well as their coaching staff (past & present)  and support staff have paid off.The Asbury Park Pop Warner Midgets are currently undefeated, for the 2014 Football Season; with an amazing score of 10-0, this team will definitely go down in the Asbury Park History books.

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The Midgets are 1 game away from competing in the Pop Warner Super Bowl Championship in Orlando Florida.

On Friday November 28th 2014, at 12:00 PM, Asbury Park Pop Warner Midgets will face off against Washington DC Ward 5  at Camden Catholic High School, 301 Cuthbert Blvd, Cherry Hill NJ 08002, for the right to play in the Pop Warner Superbowl at Walt Disney World in Florida the week of December 6-13!  If they win, they will be crowned the National Champions!

In these tough economic times the trip to Florida is expensive and the boys aren’t able to afford it. We are enlisting the Community’s support to help raise it for them.   The Traveling team consists of 21 players, 5 coaches and 2 team moms.   Our goal is to raise $30,000.00 to cover the cost of travel expenses, room & board as well as meal & miscellaneous expenses.

A gofundme account has been set up by Tom De Seno, a former Asbury Park Resident, to aid in the teams journey to Pop Warner Super Bowl.

http://www.gofundme.com/hg4ros

As a contingency, should there be an unexpected upset in the conference game and the team is not victorious in their bid to Florida, any money donated for the trip will then be deposited to the Asbury Park Pop Warner Football & Cheer Program’s Equipment Fund.The program is very much in need of new equipment, as well as it will help to cover the costs associated with the various tournaments & competition entrance fees for the cheerleaders. The program gives the youth something to look forward to, it encourages them to work hard towards achieving their dreams.  On average, it costs over $200 to outfit a football player and even more for the cheerleaders. These funds will help to jumpstart the 2015 Football & cheer season.

We are asking the public at large to be a part of a positive story for the City by the Sea, and help these boys make Pop Warner History!

While support does not always have to be monetary in value, we are also seeking moral support, in the form of exposure. We understand that times are hard financially, so if you’re unable to make a monetary contribution please like and share our gofundme.com link so that we may reach a broader audience.

If you know of any persons or businesses willing to donate or sponsor the team, please contact us at appopwarner@gmail.com or via any of our social media links.

Connect with us via social media!

Please like and share our facebook page: Facebook.com/APPWProgram

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsPkPopWarner

Visit our Go Fund Me Page at http://www.gofundme.com/hg4ros

Lend a hand any way that you can. Every bit helps!

Donate! Like! Share!

Let’s make this Team Viral!

Thank you for your continued support.

#bluebishops #appw #bleedblue #focused #driven #positive #gogetters #inspirational #blackandblue

Happy Fathers Days

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Happy Father’s Day to ALL of the Males making a difference in the lives of children, biological or inherited.

We Salute you.

Love & support for those struggling to find their way.
Try your best, that’s all anyone can ask.

To those that don’t, hopefully you will see the error of you ways and come around. It’s never too late.

Enjoy your day guys!

Solanged! Extended Version

So there extended video footage of the Solange vs Jay-Z Beatdown.

The memes are hilarious!!!
I’ve included a few…

#1 Trending Topic on Twitter
#WhatJayZSaidToSolange

#1 Trending topic on Facebook #Beyonce

The audio will be next, watch….

http://m.tmz.com/#Article/2014/05/12/jay-z-solange-fight-elevator-video-beyonce-met-gala

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Say it ain’t so!

Footage has surfaced of Singer Solange Knowles, attacking her brother in law, Hip hop Mogul Jay-Z, in an elevator as her Megastar sister Beyoncé looks on.

The incident took place at an after party for the Met Gala, which took place on 5/5/14, at the Standard Hotel in NYC.

The surveillance footage was published with no audio, but Solange could clearly be seen confronting Jay-Z then launching an assault upon him. A rather large man restrained Solange and she is shown furiously fighting and trying to break his hold and lunging for Jay-Z a few times.

At one point Solange landed a kick and Jay-Z grabbed ahold of her foot, he could be seen verbalizing words, but made no attempt to retaliate.

Beyoncé steps in between them but is in her husband’s corner.

The bodyguard can be seen hitting the emergency stop button, presumably to keep the doors from opening whilst the commotion was ensuing.

Now it’s my opinion that there is audio, I believe that it’s of an inflammatory nature and so it was removed. Any establishment of prestige would not be caught without surveillance that included audio.

TMZ broke the story a few hours ago.
So my guess is that they also have the audio that went along with the video.

Pictures were posted of them exiting the elevator, Solange looks furious, as Queen Bey, ever so poised looks, unshaken, Jay-Z has an uneasy look.

Check out the video:
http://m.tmz.com/#Article/2014/05/12/jay-z-solange-fight-elevator-video-beyonce-met-gala

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Salute to Moms Worldwide

Happy Mother’s Day to All of the Mothers, Grand Mothers, God Mothers, Mothers in law, Mother Figures, Step Mothers, Mothers to be across the World, who have ever comforted a cry, lent a listening ear or stayed up all night to soothe and care for a child ( adult ones included).

Although we shouldn’t have just one particular day set aside to show our appreciation, we’ll take the time to express our sincerest thoughts and emotions on this day.

A Mother’s job is never easy. A times it may seem like the hardest job in the world! The hours are long and tiring, the team is often rambunctious and un cooperative and morale sometimes is non existent. But the benefit package is second to none!

The Love, respect and growth is very rewarding!
On this Special Day we take the time to say We Love You Mom & Thank you for all you’ve done & will continue to do for us!

May your day be filled with lots of love and laughter, warm hugs, smiles & many more great memories!

A Very Special Happy Mother’s Day Salute to All of the Mom’s & Mother Figures Resting In Peace.
You may be gone, but you certainly aren’t forgotten.

May you forever Rest In Peace!
Happy Mother’s Day you All!
#HappyMothersDay

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