On the day after the inauguration of President Trump America – and the world! – awakened. There were no celebrations honoring President Trump. Millions of people have taken to the streets across America to speak up for women rights, human rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, Black Lives Matter, LGBT and transgender rights and many other rights threatened by the new President’s agenda.
The turnout was unbelievable. The Women’s March at the Washington Mall which planned on 200,000 participants attracted more than 500,000. Many planned marches became in-place demonstrations because the massive turnout left no place to march. Over 600 mass protests against President Trump’s values and anticipated policies took place throughout the world today.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.” Let us NOT forget it: stay awake America! Read more
2017 Presidential Inauguration
President Donald J. Trump took the oath of the office and became the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20th 2017 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Roy Blunt issued the call to order. Next, Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, The Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez and Pastor Paula White-Cain have given readings and invocations. With dignitaries and former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton (accompanied by Hillary Clinton, Trump’s rival for presidency and the winner of the popular vote) in attendance, the new President and Vice President were sworn in. The first to take the oath was Michael R. Pence whose oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Then, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to Donald Trump. The oath ceremony was followed by the Marine Band’s “Hail to the Chief”. Read more
Los Angeles News
Los Angeles Thanks President Obama
Mayor Garcetti on President Obama’s Final Day in Office:
“I have cherished memories of huddling in the Iowa snow with other early believers in a message of hope and change, knocking on doors in Des Moines to talk to people about a charismatic young senator from Illinois, and celebrating an Election Night that will live as one of the most transformative chapters in the story of our republic.
There was just something about Barack Obama that lit a spark in the American people, and spoke to the nation we aspired to be. As candidate and President, he inspired an entire generation of young people to engage in the civic process and take ownership of their country for the first time. Read more
Actor Miguel Ferrer Has Died
Miguel Ferrer, the popular TV and big screen actor, has died at 61 of throat cancer. Ferrer was a son of Oscar-winning actor and musician José Ferrer and the legendary singer, Rosemary Clooney. (He was a cousin of George Clooney.) Ferrer’s multi-faceted talent and distinctive voice enabled him to portray villains as well as heroes to critical acclaim.
Ferrer’s most notable roles include: FBI Agent Albert Rosenfeld on Twin Peaks (he will appear in David Lynch’s revival of the series on Showtime which premieres May 21), Dr. Garret Macy on NBC’s Crossing Jordan, Robert Morton in the original RoboCop and Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles, a role he played since 2012 until recently. (The abbreviated list of Miguel Ferrer’s best known roles doesn’t do him justice. He was a prolific and sought after character actor, who appeared in over 40 movies and just as many popular television series from Magnum P.I., Cagney and Lacey, Star Trek, Hill Street Blues, Trapper John M.D., Miami Vice and Will & Grace to Law & Order: Criminal Intent.) Read more