Can Obama Initiatives Elevate Black Achievement in Age of Higher Education Standards?

Can Obama Initiatives Elevate Black Achievement in Age of Higher Education Standards?

by : George White If President Obama’s new initiatives for boys and young men of color are to succeed, educators must find ways to help underperforming students thrive under Common Core, the new and more rigorous academic standards that schools in 45 states are beginning to implement. That’s the assessment of Freeman Hrabowski, president of […]

25.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Malaysia says missing jet crashed at sea

Malaysia says missing jet crashed at sea

By M. Jegathesan KUALA LUMPUR, March 24, 2014 (AFP) – Malaysia said Monday the passenger jet which went missing more than two weeks ago crashed in the Indian Ocean, but shed no light on the mystery of why it veered from its intended course. Prime Minister Najib Razak said new satellite analysis of Malaysia Airlines […]

25.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Get involved! Become a mission partner, benefactor or donor for poverty alleviation foundation

Get involved! Become a mission partner, benefactor or donor for poverty alleviation foundation

LONG BEACH – Mast Sisters, Missionary Volunteers of the Poverty Alleviation Foundation held their regular meeting at the Mission  House of the Mast Sisters in Long Beach, CA. They also prepared fundraising materials for distribution to different parishes. These fundraising materials are for the Poverty Alleviation Foundation Fund Campaign, asking for financial support to sustain their care […]

25.03.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Consulate attends fundraising concert of REO Brothers of Tacloban

Consulate attends fundraising concert of REO Brothers of Tacloban

Los Angeles, CA – Philippine Consulate General Officials attended the fundraising concert to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan organized by the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown in collaboration with APO GLA and UP APO Foundation on 15 March 2014 at Incarnation Community Center Gym, Glendale, California.  The concert features the REO Brothers, Raymart, RJ, Ralph […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Filipino stars Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela to co-headline at Pala May 31

Filipino stars Lani Misalucha, Jed Madela to co-headline at Pala May 31

PALA, CA, March 24, 2014 – Asia’s “Nightingale” Lani Misalucha and Filipino recording artist Jed Madela will bring a night of Filipino star power to the Events Center at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 31, when they co-headline the “Perfect Combination” concert at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Misalucha, a world renowned, award-winning recording artist wows audiences with her three-octave vocal range and […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Hollywood’s 25 most powerful stylists: Portman and Williams mastermind Kate Young tops list

Hollywood’s 25 most powerful stylists: Portman and Williams mastermind Kate Young tops list

(Relaxnews) – After stars including Jessica Chastain and Michelle Williams topped best dressed lists during awards ceremony season, the women behind their looks rate highly in an annual ranking by US publication The Hollywood Reporter (THR) of the industry’s 25 most powerful stylists — which this year excludes fashion mogul Rachel Zoe. After evaluating factors such as […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Divergent’ dominates worldwide box office

‘Divergent’ dominates worldwide box office

(Relaxnews) – The feature starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet has risen to the top spot in the global box office, grossing $57.7 million across six territories for the weekend up to March 23, according to Rentrak. Adapted from Veronica Roth’s young adult fiction trilogy, “Divergent” tells the story of Tris, who refuses to submit […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dakota Johnson to play Johnny Depp’s companion in crime drama

Dakota Johnson to play Johnny Depp’s companion in crime drama

(Relaxnews) – The actress slated to headline “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2015 is in talks for a major role in “Black Mass,” a biopic of the Boston Irish mafia boss Whitey Bulger. The daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson is in line to co-star with Johnny Depp, who will play Whitey […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry takes the top spot on Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of March 17-23. She is followed by Shakira, whose self-titled album is out this week. Katy Perry earned an impressive 58 million YouTube views over the past week and expanded her Twitter following by 196,453 people. […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Leading ladies for Marks & Spencer

Leading ladies for Marks & Spencer

(Relaxnews) – Annie Lennox and Emma Thompson are just two of the famous faces in the UK brand’s new campaign. Famous British retailer Marks & Spencer has released its latest advertising campaign for Spring-Summer 2014 and alongside the famous pop singer and philanthropist Annie Lennox and Oscar winner Thompson, are emerging British talents in the form of […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Rihanna named CFDA Fashion Icon for 2014

Rihanna named CFDA Fashion Icon for 2014

(Relaxnews) – The Barbadian singer and fashionista will be awarded the Fashion Icon prize at this June’s CFDA awards. The Council of Fashion Designers of America awards are set to take place on June 2 in New York City. And there will be one very special guest in the form of Rihanna according to news released Monday. […]

German designer fashions ‘hers & hers’ bridal niche

German designer fashions ‘hers & hers’ bridal niche

(MAINZ, Germany-AFP) – German fashion designer Helen Bender specialises in bridal wear but targets gay pride parades to pitch to new customers rather than wedding fairs. Two years ago she chanced upon a gap in the market for custom-made ‘hers & hers’ bridal outfits when lesbian friends turned to her for help. “They just hadn’t […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Christian Bale sought for Steve Jobs role

Christian Bale sought for Steve Jobs role

(Relaxnews) – Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic is building up a head of steam as insider whispers suggest “Batman” and “American Hustle” star Christian Bale is wanted for the main part. According to TheWrap, David Fincher — who is still in talks to direct — is waiting on confirmation that Christian Bale will join the cast. […]

23.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Selfie-indulgence the key to Instagram popularity

Selfie-indulgence the key to Instagram popularity

(Relaxnews) – A study has found that the key to attracting comments and engagement on the image-sharing social network is to upload photographs of people, not places. The selfie is here to stay. Well that’s according to the Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers anyway. They’ve just announced the conclusions of a study […]

How to have a happy vacation

How to have a happy vacation

(Relaxnews) – A new survey has revealed that travelers who plan ahead, make a local connection and venture to countries abroad are more likely to return from a happy vacation. That’s according to the 414 travelers surveyed in a new poll conducted by ‘happiness expert’ Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage,” and travel agency […]

22.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Kate Upton becomes latest Bobbi Brown spokesmodel

Kate Upton becomes latest Bobbi Brown spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – The brand announced Friday that it has chosen the model and actress as the face of its upcoming collections. Known primarily for her physique, Kate Upton is shifting the spotlight to her face. The 21-year-old Sports Illustrated cover girl has become the latest brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown, taking over from Katie Holmes. […]

22.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Chanel emphasizes ‘reflections’ in summer makeup collection

Chanel emphasizes ‘reflections’ in summer makeup collection

(Relaxnews) – After presenting a music-themed collection for spring, the French fashion and beauty brand is emphasizing light and reflections in its Summer 2014 makeup line, titled “Reflets D’Été” (“Reflections of Summer”). Combining subtle pastels and stunning bright shades, the new collection provides plenty of shimmery effects around the eyes. Chanel has introduced three new […]

22.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Balita announces Easter Makeover raffle promo

Balita announces Easter Makeover raffle promo

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 19, 2014) – Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post, in cooperation with REFRESF Aesthetic and Lifestyle Medicine, Lucky Gloves Gym and Colina Salon present the “Easter Makeover” raffle promotion from March 15 to April 18, 2014. Eight lucky participants may have the chance to win any of the following prizes: a 1st prize of beauty salon services, […]

22.03.2014 · Filled under: Offers, Promotions ·
K-pop girl group 2NE1 embark on Asian tour

K-pop girl group 2NE1 embark on Asian tour

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korean girl group 2NE1 will embark on a nine-city Asian tour this weekend following the release of their new album “Crush”, their agent said on Friday. Starting in Hong Kong on Saturday, the group will travel through nine other cities until July 13 — Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Islands to visit now before rising sea levels bury them

Islands to visit now before rising sea levels bury them

(Relaxnews) – They’re jewels of the oceans, small paradisiacal islands and atolls that rise up in the middle of the sea often developed for the pleasure of holidaymakers seeking tropical getaways. But they won’t last long. Hyperbole? Not for the scientists who’ve been sounding the alarm for years on the dangers of rising sea levels; […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·