After the show, Soul and I hung out! In fact, we almost went out to eat! However, we paused and asked the big question…will this food improve my health and wellness? No!.. but it sure would have satisfied our palette and foodie tendencies! Hmmm. Perhaps another time. We settled for watermelon. Yes…sweet and tasty!
The show was fantastic! Did you miss it? If so, here’s how things went down.
Cafe Talk: What does the expression “don’t drink the Kool-aid mean to you”?
First Hour- Top News
Illinois Governor Bruce Rained vetoed automatic voter registration bill. The Senate bill provided that anyone of voting age who is obtaining or renewing a driver’s license at a Secretary of State facility would automatically offered a voter registration form. Rainer’s administration cites concerns that include potential for voter fraud. Watch dog groups expressed their disappointment believing that the Governor missed an opportunity to be a trailblazer in modernizing voter registration nationally.
Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, released her 2015 tax returns which amplified the pressure for Donald Trump to do the same. She and husband, former POTUS, Bill Clinton earned just under $11 million and paid a little more than 34% in federal income taxes. Say what?!!! Hillary also released her proposed economic plan that includes raising personal income and certain corporate taxes; a crack down on trade violations; increase infrastructure spending; raising the minimum wage; paid family and medical leave for workers; tax credit for childcare expenses; and reduction of educational costs. I would love to see major economic development in the inner cities and economically/ socially depressed neighborhoods. Let’s work on that you all!!
Congratulations to Simone Bikes, Simone Manuel, Michael Phelps, Michelle Carter, and the entire Team USA for breaking records, making history, and racking up some serious bling during the 2016 Summer Olympics. Since last week’s report of media bias, certain media has corrected the way they address or reference Olympic winners who are women. Women rock on their own!! Speaking of women, join the American Association of University Women on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 2-3pm ET for a Twitter storm as the mark African American”s Equal Pay Day. The day will symbolize the day when Black women’s earnings catches up to white mensy earnings. Use the hashtag #BlackWomenEqualPay to join the conversation.
This sums up the Cafe Talk segment–
Second Hour–Entertainment News
We were very excited to have actress, author, speaker, trainer and wellness expert, Tina Lifford join us this hour. You may have seen her on ths big screen in Mandela and Declerk, Hostage, and others; also, on television in South Central, Scandal, and Parenthood. You can look for her in the upcoming series, Queen Sugar on OWN starting Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 & 7 at 10pm ET. Tina will play Violet Bordelon, an aunt to the Bordelon siblings who inherit a sugar farm in Saint Josephine, Louisiana. The series is Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, and Melissa Carter. The series is loosely based on the book by Natalie Baszile. All episodes in the series’ debut season are directed by WHAT??!!…yes WOMEN!!
Tina’s humanitarian work focuses on the importance of Inner Fitness. She helps people feel fabulous from the inside out. Check her out at tinalifford.com and listen to segment snippets at marilynscafesociety.com. Fingers crossed, you may hear more segments with Tina on Marilyn’s Cafe Society in the coming months!
Soul and I enjoyed Tina so much that we went over time. Accordingly, Soulbalm Says will return next Saturday at 2:50pm CDT.
Have a great week and join us next Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 1:05pm CDT. Follow me on Twitter @marilynscafesoc OR Marilyn’s Cafe Society on Facebook.