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Month: May 2018

Kim Kardashian West Takes a Stand on Something That Matters and the Internet Goes Insane

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s the thing: It’s not a theory, it’s a fact. Black people and White people in the U.S. are not sentenced the same for similar crimes, especially when it comes to drug-related offenses. There is no one more vulnerable to the criminal justice system than a black woman without resources.

Alice Johnson’s story isn’t about prison reform. It’s about sentencing reform and it’s long overdue. The fact that it took a meeting of the likes of Kim Kardashian West and Donald Trump to put this story in the media headlines is a clear demonstration of how far we have to go when it comes to even an awareness about sentencing inequity let alone reform.

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SPELLS AND RITUALS AND BASIC HUMAN NEEDS

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen you take good care of yourself by taking full responsibility for getting your own needs met you send an energetic message to the Universe that having your needs met is important to you. This is some of the most powerful spell-work you can do!

Making magic begins with taking care of you. Begin with a deep breath. Magic always happens in the present moment, start now.

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Why Royal Weddings Matter Part 8: The Language of Flowers: After Harry and Meghan

Reading Time: 3 minutesNothing could be as sincere and sentimentally dear as Meghan Markle’s small, almost childlike arrangement bound in a raw silk ribbon. The morning before their wedding, Prince Harry picked a handful of white flowers from the couple’s private garden at Kensington Palace for the florist to use in his bride’s bouquet—including scented sweet peas, jasmine and forget-me-nots; other petite blossoms were astilbe, lily of the valley and astrantia. Sweet peas represent ‘delicate pleasures’; jasmine, ‘sensuality’ and ‘grace’; and the fabled forget-me-nots (a favorite of Harry’s mother) speak for themselves—yet for an added heart-tug, they also indicate ‘true love’.

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Feinstein, Dinish D’Souza, Trade Tariffs: 3 News Stories You Should Read Today – 5/31/2018

Reading Time: 2 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of: In the context of everything, this makes sense. Trump to Give Full Pardon to Satan’s Favorite Author, Dinesh D’Souza What the president failed to mention is that the pardon he’s giving D’Souza wasn’t because the government treated him unfairly—it’s because D’Souza pleaded guilty to making an illegal campaign contribution. According to CNBC, D’Souza pleaded guilty in 2014 to directing two of his associates to contribute $10,000 each to Wendy Long’s Senate campaign. Once the donations were made, D’Souza reimbursed both associates and...

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The success of nonviolent civil resistance: Erica Chenoweth at TEDxBoulder

Reading Time: 1 minuteBetween 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as successful as violent campaigns. Erica will talk about her research on the impressive historical record of civil resistance in the 20th century and discuss the promise of unarmed struggle in the 21st century. She will focus on the so-called “3.5% rule”—the notion that no government can withstand a challenge of 3.5% of its population without either accommodating the movement or (in extreme cases) disintegrating. In addition to explaining why nonviolent resistance has been so effective, she will also share some lessons learned about why it sometimes fails.

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