Visionworks … Shall We Dance on Ice ABC Air dates …


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Celebrate dance both on and off the ice with this exciting show.

Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, along with TV stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess, headline this journey of dance through the ages.

  • ABC Airdates
    Saturday, February 21, 2015
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PSTSaturday, March 7, 2015
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST/
    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PSTCheck your local listings!

SWAY … limited number of seats may still be available


If you loved Maks & Meryl  … you now have an opportunity to see them together again! 

SWAY … A dance Trilogy

Is Back!

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  LIVE ~~ Meryl and Maks SWAY: Dec 17 (Westbury, NY) 1:00 and 7:30 a dance Trilogy ~~ LIVE

  They added Seats ! limited!

LIVE ~~ Maksim Sways  : Dec 18, 19, 20 (1:30 and 7:30),21st (1:00 and 7:30) (Westbury NY) ~~ LIVE

For More info and or Tickets go to : (http://dancewithmeusa.com/sway/)

LIVE ~~ Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy are back ! SWAY  12/21  ~~ LIVE

 

 

  Get ready for some great Dancing Skating and Music for our Holidays 2014 into Spring 2015!

Could we get meryl&maks skating and or dancing to great music on or back on National TV ?

  For someone who has been a movement participant since forever, an athlete and sports enthusiast along with some dance training, it was a treat to find a show that focused on a genre of dance that was popular but seemingly underground unless you knew where to go, hot, but not so much here in the states unless you knew where to go, suddenly on national TV. I have followed, been a fan, been frustrated with dwts, dumped it, tuned in again and had some not so good things to say, but dwts season18 2014 was beyond fun to watch.  A show the whole family can watch with a lot of conversation and as some of the contestants&pros shed lbs., it makes you want to move a bit more. Yes, we viewers have a whole lot of attitude about some dwts drama, but I think that is definitely a part of the producers agenda baked in …and viewers response never cease to disappoint. We get locked in, over react or join up to try and make our votes count!… geez, I mean come on( in my best Bruno Tonioli) voice and this year was no different. I am and have been what folks call a “Maks fan” even before melb. and when they did not win I stopped watching until Season16.  In Season 16, there not only were more willing people of colour participating, the youngest competitor ever seemingly brought dwts back and younger viewers tuned in, ok, the end result was awful and I stopped tuning in on the regular until rumors of maks being on the show again kept popping up. The Maks and Meryl partnership was/is amazing, wonderfully, seemingly personal and fun. As we all watched their friendship progress we saw what happens when connections on the dance floor are made, seem raw, real, effect affect the masses that put smiles, tears and love in the hearts of those who appreciate dance, contests and maybe some drama made us viewers vote for this fabulous partnership/couple.

 I loved meryl and maks together, hope their partnership …is continued and look forward to seeing future dance or any project(sss) from them …

I have to admit that dwts shows prior to melb and after were not that exciting, maybe because  not many entertainers of colour were participating not to mention the fact that the pros were great but few were people of colour let alone not originally from the US and while the optics were odd … Those “things” became less important once the dances began.  I love that the dancers have to earn their pro positions while in troupe … experience matters

Anyway, Congrats to Meryl & Maks, the 2014 dwts winners! so deserved!

watch this space … As more dance more music skating and more charity events come from this partnership!

http://youtu.be/HVdqMtGMbCk       <- SWAY a dance Trilogy

 

Save the Date … A Better Balance


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SAVE THE DATE
Annual Spring Celebration Monday, May 11, 2015
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#JusticeFo​rMikeBrown needs this


Governor Nixon appoint a special prosecutor nowPressure Gov. Nixon to intervene and secure a special prosecutor now:

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A grand jury announcement in the case against Police Officer Darren Wilson is expected any day now — and recent reports seem to indicate that Wilson will not be charged for killing Mike Brown.1 It’s painfully unjust and a direct result of Governor Nixon’s failure to lead. Instead of intervening in prosecutor Robert McCulloch’s mishandling of this case, Governor Nixon has chosen to sit idly by.

There is still time for Gov. Nixon to do what’s needed to secure justice for Mike Brown. Will you demand a special prosecutor before it’s too late?

Unless Gov. Nixon takes action, Darren Wilson will not be held fully accountable. Prosecutor McCulloch has refused to step aside or provide Mike Brown’s family with a fair and just trial of their son’s killer. But Gov. Nixon has both the responsibility and influence to move McCulloch off the case and restore integrity to Missouri’s criminal justice system.

Last week, Governor Nixon responded to growing public outrage by announcing a Ferguson Commission to investigate the economic and social conditions “underscored by the fallout to Brown’s death.”2 However, the commission has no power to enforce change and does nothing to make our communities any safer. Instead of a toothless political initiative, we need Gov. Nixon to show the necessary leadership to intervene and secure a special prosecutor. Every day, since Mike Brown’s death and the tragic St. Louis police killing of VonDerrit Myers Jr. and Kajieme Powell, inspired Missouri youth have been out on the streets organizing around a bold vision of America that is free of racially-motivated police and vigilante violence.3 It’s time for Governor Nixon to follow their courageous example.

Justice in Missouri starts with justice for Mike Brown. Take action to help increase pressure on Gov. Nixon to protect the civil and human rights of Black Missourians.

Thanks and peace,

—Rashad, Matt, Arisha, Lyla, Jamar and the rest of the ColorOfChange team
October 28th, 2014

References

1. “Ferguson protesters brace for possible no indictment in Michael Brown case,” MSNBC 10-18-2014
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/4213?t=6&akid=3814.1174326.c7T0E-

2. “Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon unveils plan for Ferguson’s future,” MSNBC 10-21-2014
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/4206?t=8&akid=3814.1174326.c7T0E-

3. “With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists,” NPR 10-24-2014
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/4222?t=10&akid=3814.1174326.c7T0E-


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Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange.org … What happened yesterday


 To be real with you, I was hoping that I’d never have to send you this email.
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To be real with you, I was hoping that I’d never have to send you this email. With Republicans now in control of the Senate, we will see a change in Congress that signals deep challenges for our families and communities.

Over the coming weeks and months, analysts will have much to say about the role that Black voters played in this election. Already we know that across the country, Black voters defied expectations and turned out at rates higher than in 2010 despite continued attempts by the right wing to suppress our votes.

And, unfortunately, it still wasn’t enough.

It wasn’t enough for Kay Hagan (D-NC) who lost a must-win Senate seat to Thom Tillis (R-NC) by a razor thin margin — while our communities faced the most aggressive voter suppression laws passed in the country since the Voting Rights Act. It wasn’t enough in Georgia, either, as we watched Michelle Nunn (D-GA) concede while thousands of voter registration forms remained unprocessed. And it certainly wasn’t enough in Kentucky where Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Democratic challenger wouldn’t even admit to voting for President Obama.

As a movement, we’ve got a lot to figure out; a lot more work to do to hold the people in power accountable.

I know this much: an America in which candidates are afraid or unwilling to speak directly to Black voters about the issues that matter to us is an unacceptable, insufferable status quo; an America where politicians ignore police violence and support a broken criminal justice system, prioritize corporate interests over community values and fight to make it harder for us to vote is intolerable.

If we learn one thing from yesterday’s election, it’s that — now more than ever — is a time to organize.

Will you help sustain this movement with a $3 monthly contribution?

Obscured by the larger national picture, yesterday had some meaningful victories which demonstrate the strength of our movement. Californians passed Proposition 47 which will force the state to change course from four-decades of misguided, incarceration-only policies which have destabilized Black families and drained resources from Black communities.

Massachusetts passed a bill providing for earned sick time that will relieve working folks of having to choose between their job and the health of their families. Additionally, voters in South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas and Alaska passing ballot measures to increase the minimum wage shows that there is a groundswell of popular support for issues of economic equality but candidates must exhibit political courage to move this agenda forward.

And despite the Republican takeover, the 114th Congress will have more Black members than at any time in history.

With announcements coming soon about the indictments of the officers responsible for murdering Mike Brown and Eric Garner our movement has never been more important. We can’t afford to stop fighting.

Yes — I will make a $3 monthly pledge to stand with ColorOfChange and continue holding politicians accountable.

Thanks and peace,

Rashad