March 4th, 2014
A political activist from D-C live-tweets custody in Cairo jail.
She’s a fixture on capitol hill and many dc reporters know her well for her American rights and peace protests that include interrupting congressional hearings (fake bloody hands behind Sec. Kerry) and even the President (speech on Yemen).
“Help! They broke my arm. Egypt Police” Media Benjamin the co-founder of anti-war group CODEPINK wrote on Twitter this morning.
Before that she posted a photo of what she says is the cell she’s being held in at the Cairo Airport.According to her string of tweets, she’s been there for the last 9 hours.
Code Pink’s website says Benjamin was headed to Gaza for a women’s conference with plans to protest the Israeli blockade.We still don’t know why Benjamin is in custody.. but the state dept did recently issue a travel alert for Americans warning of risks of going to Egypt because of political and social unrest. Still unknown whether detention is linked to Egypt’s crackdown on Hamas– a group Benjamin in the past has voiced support of.
Uncomfirmed: Hearing from reporters in Mideast… that US Embassy in Cairo is close to resolving the issue.
March 3rd, 2014
There’s a news free service in our area that is helping people in need dig out of all this snow! Snowcrew.org is for senior citizens, the disabled or anyone physically unable to shovel. The site aims to match those in need with people who can help. Once on the site.. click “request assistance” and type in your address. That will trigger an alert for pepole on the platform who can help you shovel. You’ll be notified by phone call or email. We checked and so far 50 people in the DC area have signed up to volunteer to help shovel. You can sign up too! Follow @snowcreworg on twitter.
February 27th, 2014
Big thanks to dear friends Rebecca Cooper and Jill Collins for throwing the best Sip ‘n’ See at Carmine’s for Bob and Alison Starling’s little Ava. It was a wonderful way to get the babies together (which you can tell Ava is already crushin’) and show them off to all our great friends in the business! Photos by Daniel Schwartz and Rebecca Cooper.
February 27th, 2014
It was a night that sparkled! The Asian American Chamber of Commerce held it’s annual business awards and this year the theme was “Jewels of Asia”. It was a wonderful way to honor Asian American business leaders who have made contributions to our community. A big group of local leaders attended including Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and Fairfax County Supervisor Sharon Bulova. I was honored to emcee an event that really makes me proud. Shout out to Grace Han Wolf and Jenet Ahn for putting together another successful show! Photos by Joey Darley.
February 26th, 2014
Anyone who’s had a baby knows just how tough it can be to get back in shape. Imagine having to have to take a physical fitness test and meet a weight requirement 6 months after delivery! It’s the reality for the brave women in our military. The good news.. there’s a unique program that is helping pregnant soldiers stay fit physically and emotionally. Tune in for my story from Fort Meade Maryland this evening. It airs on News4 at 4 after Ellen!
February 15th, 2014
I had a night of fabulous flashbacks. I remember going to Disney on Ice as a kid when I lived in Texas. Unexpectedly I had the feelings of excitement come back when I took Adora this week. It was really weird. I found myself watching the show (which was beautiful by the way) and getting lost in song. Once again I remember what it was like when I would listen to “When you wish upon a star” and the daydreaming would set in. I haven’t felt that way in a long time. So while this was a night for Adora see her favorite friends and princesses… I found it was also one that had me traveling back in time. It was real fun to see the magic working all over again. My favorite part was the It’s a Small World act and Pinocchio. The show captivated Adora and her best friend Reese. It kept their attention even under a sugar high of cotton candy! The show runs through Monday February 17th.. you can get tickets here. Watch a sneak peak of what you’ll see here.
February 14th, 2014
Hope your day is filled with it.