CHRIS CHRISTIE EXEMPLIFIES BIAS IN DRUGWAR

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A recent incident involving Chris Christie, the NFL Draft and a bong mask seem to exemplify everything that has been wrong with the drug war. Chris Christie has been among several notable Republicans that seem to have changed their party’s stance on the drug war, emphasizing treatment and rehabilitation instead of the party’s traditional law and order stance that promoted incarceration. Christie said at a recent New Hampshire GOP Debate, hosted by ABC News that drug addiction was not a “moral failing” which was a direct rebuke of the party’s most popular rhetoric that viewed drug use as a failure of personal responsibility. “It is a disease” Christie barked as he voiced his support for programs designed to help rather then lockup those engaged in hardcore drug use like heroine addicts. Christie is hardly alone in his sudden shift. As the demographics around drug use have shifted, the feelings regarding how we treat users have also shifted, seemingly due to the rise of Methamphetamine use in poor white communities and the growth of heroine use that now ravages white communities of every class standing. The GOP no longer wishes to “throw away the key” with drug users. GOP Governors all over the country are now even becoming more amenable to restoring voting rights for some felons. And it is hard to ignore that this shift seems to coincide with the rising drug use of the GOP’s traditional voting base. GOP Presidential Contender Ted Cruz sadly lost his sister to an overdose and long battle with drug use. The shift would be hypocritical but forgivable as the GOP finally sees the humanity in addicts that are within their own families now but Chris Christie recently demonstrated that the bias that has incarcerated a full generation of black sons and fathers persists in his heart.

NFL Draftee Laremy Tunsil recently suffered a catastrophic decline in his draft standing when a hacker posted a picture of the young man smoking marijuana from bong and mask. The picture proved to be costly for Tunsil but Chris Christie wants it to be even more devastating. He has called for Tunsil to be arrested. “When I was a prosecutor, I would’ve gone in and cuffed this guy” said Christie, further exemplifying the judicial bias that has stalked black men and resulted in an obscene rate of incarceration.  The comment is noted for the zeal and enthusiasm to pursue prosecution against an African American male but it is punctuated by Christie’s own recent comments calling for leniency for hardcore heroine users. The interest of a former U.S. Attorney in prosecuting a young man taking bong hits in his dorm room is emblematic of the obsessive pursuit of African Americans by law enforcement in policies like Stop and Frisk which in defiance of statistical reality focused almost entirely on scrutinizing black men. It also answers the often asked and insincere question regarding the high rate of black male incarceration. Blacks comprise so much of our prison population because men like Chris Christie have enforced existing law with extreme prejudice against minority communities. Christie is a Trump supporter and potential Vice Presidential pick. Hopefully he can recognize his bias before America entrusts him with another position of authority and more power over minority communities.

The Latest Issue Of Worthy

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Torrey DeVitto is a lethal combination of brains, beauty and talent. While she is quickly becoming a household name on NBC’s hit series Chicago Med, which follows the lives of the courageous medical staff of a new state of the art medical facility, the actress is no stranger to being on successful TV shows. Torrey’s impressive roster consists of: Dawson’s Creek, Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill and our personal favorite Pretty Little Liars.

Her latest role however holds a unique place in her heart.

“I was excited to play someone closer to my age,” the actress said.

On Chicago Med, Torrey is Dr. Natalie Manning a pediatric medicine specialist who is unapologetically focused on her work and is also in the third trimester of her pregnancy.

“She’s is a very strong woman. I have a lot in common with my character. She leads with compassion. This role has been the most thrilling to date. I am in love with the show.” Torrey said.

When Torrey made her move to film Chicago Med the actress employed a very organic approach to prepare for her current role as Dr. Natalie Manning. She credits her work with hospice care for developing the strong and compassionate disposition she brings to the role.

“A lot of my hospice work comes into sync with my role. You have to be level headed but compassionate.”

With beauty, brains and compassion as common denominators, Torrey sites the characteristics of her astrological sign as the noticeable differences between herself and Dr. Natalie Manning.

“Yes, unfortunately I can have the emotional reaction of an infant. I am a Gemini. I have a deep connection with all of my emotions. If I had to describe myself in three words it would be: “Inspired, lover and giver. I show up for my friends and I love hard.”

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While the actress has appeared in numerous sitcoms, we fell in love with supernaturally perfect character she played on Pretty Little Liars.

“The pilot agents said it would be huge. I had no idea. You know there are things that you would think would be huge and it doesn’t end up working out. I grew so much on the show. She was the longest character I played. I built a true genuine appreciation for Melissa,” Torrey said.

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A lot of Torrey’s fans are learning of her other love which is music. The actress is a very talented violinist since the age of six. She even played a solo at Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook’s wedding.

“The two are such different experiences. There is one right way to do things with music. But with acting there is no right and wrong except for what is given. I like that I could potentially play whoever I want.”

 

 

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The Beauty Of Financial Freedom with Rachel Vixamar

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Assertive Financial Management Team President and Founder, Rachel Vixamar also known as the Credit Repair Queen is offering up some worthy approved financial tips that will illustrate the beauty of financial freedom.

There is great beauty in acquiring financial freedom. A strong command of your finances does not have to be difficult or elusive. As often as people like to find excuses for not addressing financial issues such as credit repair and financial literacy, both are essential to living your life to its maximum potential.

Two Fantastic Tips That Demonstrate The Beauty Of Knowledge

1. You can boost your credit score up by getting your credit repaired. One tip to begin repairing your credit is removing inquires on your credit report. Write a letter to the credit bureaus declaring that you didn’t give consent to (company name) to pull your credit. At the end of the letter be sure to include you want the inquiry removed immediately. Even if you did give consent to the inquiry it works at all times. Also with the letter make sure you send a copy of your driver’s license/ state ID, and a copy of a utility bill with your current address. Get a monitoring website that has all three bureaus and is very detailed oriented for your convenience.

2. The last tip is every single one of us has the ability to validate our debt. Yes I said it. We have the ability to validate our debt. For instance, if any medical bill is sent to collections, they’re violating HIPAA law. US law is designed to provide privacy standards to protect a patients’ medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, these new standards provide patients with access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed. They represent a uniform, federal floor of privacy protections for consumers across the country. State laws providing additional protections to consumers are not affected by this new rule. Always remember that you have the right to dispute anything that you feel is inaccurate that is reporting on your credit

See her advertorial in the latest issue of Worty

Noteworthy Designer Haus of Rimmy

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Making Fashion History: Haus of Rimmy 

Imagine a variety of historical moments you have experienced throughout your life– classical movies, musical influences, jewelry trends, photographic memories, and most importantly, your national roots. These inspirations are what designer Ramin Jaswal has incorporated into her Spring/Summer 16 collection for brand Haus of Rimmy.

 

As a Vancouver native, Jaswal always had a creative eye for designing at a very young age. She discovered that she had a keen passion and connection with clothing when she started experimenting with fabric scraps and transforming them into something special for both her and her Barbie doll. After paying close attention to trends she recognized on the television, she would renovate her own wardrobe by cutting them in new places to make them unique.

 

Jaswal’s most recent collection is a reflection of elegance with a twist. The pieces offer an assortment of linen white colors and playful options featuring a mix of tops, skirts, and dresses. The statement-makers freshen up this season with feminine details including lace, tulle, stretch fabric and quilted materials.

 

Every individual piece exemplifies historical moments in her life. Characteristics of the line take her back to her childhood when she used to cut out her own clothing. Silhouettes from the collection feature high slits, open backs and cut outs portraying her youth. The color pallet reminds us of the warm Vancouver summers she still craves. Jaswal says that, “suddenly things, ideas, and patterns, just start coming to me,” perhaps, they are envisions her past.

 

Encouraging women to radiate confidence, Haus of Rimmy’s newest collection provides women with the looks they want and crave.

 

The latest collection can be viewed on Haus of Rimmy’s website: http://www.hausofrimmy.com