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  • E-News U. Contributor 5:56 pm on October 21, 2010 Permalink |  

    Seasme Street debuts new muppet that celebrates Natural hair 

    By Michael Howard

    Seasme street is debuting a new muppet with a beautiful brown perky fro. The nameless muppet manages to trim away generations of yearning for  long, silky locks with her song. I Love My Hair and has become an  Internet sensation. Now her creator wants to give her a life beyond  YouTube. The video is being shared on Twitter, and posted on gossip sites and blogs. Writers for the popular show want to create an identity for the new muppet star and hope to expand her reach beyond just youtube to help children of color accept their skin and hair opposed to what the media deems as good hair and skin.
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  • E-News U. Contributor 5:40 pm on October 21, 2010 Permalink |  

    Zombie Night in Norfolk 

    On your mark. Get set. Run for your life !!!! The city of Norfolk will host a game of zombie tag  in Ghent tomorrow night, says Pilot Online.  It will be  quite an event compared to Whitney Metzger’s original plans. She hanged a few fliers and invited 100 Facebook friends, challenging them to “Survive Norfolk”. The invitation list grew and grew from there.  In order to play, you had to RSVP for an armband. The 1500 participant limit has been set. If you didn’t get an armband, you can still enjoy the evening. Observe the madness or attend any of the local after parties. “Survive Norfolk” will be held from 8pm-11:30 pm.  The city will shut down part of Colonial Avenue on Friday night.  The street will be closed between West 21st St. and Spotswood Avenue from 8pm-9:30pm. Proceeds from the night will be donated to charity.

     

     
  • E-News U. Contributor 5:29 pm on October 21, 2010 Permalink |  

    VA Miltary Families are Part of Plan to Improve Access to Care 

    Pilot Online reports that Virginia is one of 13 states chosen for a Department of Defense pilot program to improve access to early child care programs for military families.  Virginia was chosen to participate because of its high concentration of military families. Details of the program have not been completed yet.  The purpose is for military families living off base in the participating states to have access to more quality child care.  A liaison will be hired to help assess child care and after-school care offered to military personnel and identify opportunities for improvement in communities where military families live. The Defense Department could also offer assistance to programs that serve significant numbers of military children.  The other 12 states chosen to participate are North Carolina, Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Vermont and Washington.

     
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