The Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort among the brewing community and its customers, in an attempt to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Our mission is to bridge the gap that’s been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color. We are asking for all breweries and brewers far and wide to raise a glass with us in unison and participate in this collaboration.
A worthy cause and … beer. Follow the link, and find a brewer near you. There’s sure to be one. In my hometown, it’s Giant Jones Brewery.
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By CLAIRE SHAFFER
Well done, Chicks … well done!
June 26, 2015 ~ President Barack Obama gives the eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at his church in Charleston, South Carolina.
The theme of President Obama’s eulogy is “grace.”
I’ve been reflecting on this idea of grace. The grace of the families who lost loved ones. The grace that Reverend Pinckney would preach about in his sermons. The grace described in one of my favorite hymnals – the one we all know: Amazing grace.
Then, we’re left with one of the most amazing moments of leadership — and an example of what it was like to have a real president.
Here’s the whole eulogy …
I know people — me included — who still talk about The Sopranos and/or “the ending.” People still get so emotional and riled up over that last episode.
And, you know what? That’s the genius of that last episode. We’re still talking about it 23 years later.
Catherine O’Hara’s performance on the dearly departed comedy was a career-topping triumph—and now feels like an allegory for our altered times. V.F. photographed her with a drone, and talked to her about her early friendship with Gilda Radner, flubbed auditions, and the curative power of gratitude.
May 22, 1964 ~
One of the greatest speeches ever by a sitting president. It’s well worth 20 minutes of your day — especially if you’re like our current president and you think the world revolves around you.
LBJ’s University of Michigan speech, 5-22-64. (by The LBJ Library)
Mick Jagger showed Jimmy Fallon how to make the most out of quarantine in a spoof PSA clip. The Rolling Stone appeared on Fallon’s show on Monday to support Save the Children …