Updated: Feb 2, 2019

The Me Too Movement has been around long enough to boast the necessaries of any lasting social justice and human rights force for real change. It's opened dialogues about sexual abuse. It has changed social mores. Me Too has reached up to the highest levels of entertainment and corporate America, taking down men who operated from a position of entitlement.

We now all know that certain industries that fostered relationships between men and women where sexual intimidation tactics where entirely glossed over, have transformed because of the platform that #MeToo gave individual victims via social media and alternative media.

This month has seen the scathing public rebuke of one of the most notorious abusers of women. Millions tuned into the docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly" which allowed the R&B singer's victims a venue for telling their truth and horror stories in the court of public opinion. R. Kelly's decades long sexual perversions, rape and violations against women and girls have a permanent place in our collective consciousness. Bringing the hidden abuse into the light as it pertains to sexual abuse against women is certainly a victory for the #MeToo agenda.

Going forward, the MeToo Movement in 2019 has the potential to continue to change lives by keeping the momentum going. Empowering women in the Me Too movement means turning the table on American cultural values. It means no longer allowing our culture to let men or women think its cute to coddle abusers.

Here are some powerful examples of what #MeToo can do for you...(click the link to read) What Will Happen To #MeToo in 2019? by PAVITHRA MOHAN


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Updated: Jan 16, 2019

Half a dozen children who are active at Washington DC Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington were treated to a unique arts and crafting experience with instructor and artist Nina Benton.

Nina Benton with art students from BGCGW

The children worked with tile to create mosaic pieces of artwork on plywood. Mrs. Benton showed the children how to use simple grout as an adhesive and how to place their multi-colored tiles into unique designs on the wood.

The Boys and Girls Club participants were encouraged to also enjoy the country setting for their half day outside of the city setting of Washington DC into the bucolic beauty of rural Virginia. The children communed with nature-- hiking and adventured with each other through the tall blue grass at Sunny Hill Farm up to the Blue Ridge Mountain overlook. It was a stellar afternoon that produced big smiles and fabulous art for the children to bring home to their families.

The Rost Foundation is looking for art instructors who would create an arts and crafts project for another group of children set to come out for a day of art in the country this winter and spring 2019. Please send CV's and inquiries to Rynthia.rost@yahoo.com

Citrus fruits yield a generous juice with the help of a simple to use countertop citrus press like the one I prefer, the Citrus Press™ Pro - Breville. Fresh pressed daily juice can become a healthy reality for you.

Simply head to the organic produce section of your grocery store. Pick some oranges, blood oranges, grapefruits, lemons and lime. Clean your produce at home with a fruit and vegetable cleanser. Be sure to scrub the skin of your citric fruit with a brush. Sure, you are going to be drinking the juice, not eating the skin, but better to be safe than sorry. Why? Because, whether you buy organic fruits and veggies or not, they all have the potential to be harboring pesticides. Next step, slice your fruit in half, extract the juice using an electrical juice press. Drink your juice immediately for maximum nutritional value. Clean your area and the press. Feel good knowing you've taken a step in the direction of greater health for your body.

What's so great about a fresh pressed citrus juice? For starters, citrus fruits are loaded with nutrients that provide a host of health benefits that make the inside and the outside of your body happy.

The results that may be most obvious to you after starting on a regular routine of consuming fresh citrus juices-- glowing hair, skin and nails. That's nice, right!

The vitamin C (ascorbic acid) found in citrus fruits is especially important as it is not only anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial, but it also works to boost your immune system. In fact, a medium orange manages to give you 130% of the daily requirement of this amazing nutrient.

Remember when your mom made you drink all of your orange juice in the winter to keep you from catching a cold? Well, mom was right. The vitamin C in citric fruit will in fact help you defend your system against sickness all year long!

The simple carbohydrates found in citrus fruits are glucose, sucrose, and fructose. The dietary fiber found in citrus fruits contains pectin that binds with cholesterol and helps flush it out of the body. So juicing to flush out toxins from the body is a real benefit you can enjoy from your citrus juicers.

Other important nutrients provided by citrus fruits include folate, lycopene, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, niacin, thiamin, and phytonutrients.

Now that you know the basic steps and a few nutritional facts go enjoy that delicious juice!

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