General Editorial

General Editorial
General Editorial News, Human Interest, and Lifestyle Feature Stories

NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) LearnTheRisk will host a Health Freedom Rally and March demanding truth and transparency from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on the U.S. vaccine system and expose the real risks linked to vaccines. When: FRIDAY, April 22, 2016, 12-2 p.m. Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place.

NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) Progressive rock group DeCoster is releasing their second CD 'Walking In The Sun,' at the Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street, New York City on Wednesday April 20, 2016 with an 8 p.m. performance. The group is fronted by classically trained lead guitarist and composer Paul DeCoster who plays riffs on his Stratocaster that defy gravity.

NEWS: (FORT WORTH, Texas) Josh Vincent, country singer and songwriter, recently released a new single, 'Two Shots,' which he hopes will shake up the country music scene. It's been said that Vincent's songs are reminiscent of outlaw country musicians such as Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings - all who paved the way for today's artists.

NEWS: (WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y.) 'The Reflection of Innocence' (ISBN: 978-0692646526), by John Tolliver, is a story that centers on a Navy misfit with the ability to see inside people's souls. Gift or curse? The reader will have to decide. Author Tolliver spent six years working on submarines in the Navy. This experience was followed by a 30+ year career in the nuclear chemistry field.

NEWS: (JACKSON, Mich.) 'Parched' (ISBN: 978-1530519248), a new mainstream fiction novel by award-winning author, Andrew Branham, depicts a dystopian society in a post-apocalyptic world where global warming is the villain.

NEWS: (SANTA CLARA, Calif.) Professionals Guild announced today it is co-sponsoring two large April 2016 dance/networking parties: one in Silicon Valley; the other, a Charity Ball to cure blindness, in San Francisco.

NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) New York City foodies are in for a treat. Spring Taste NYC, hosted by EMRG Media, promises to deliver a feast for the senses like no other food show has done before. In addition to sipping, sampling and savoring, Spring Taste NYC will have cooking demonstrations led by experienced chefs, live entertainment, photo booths, an amazing auction and other fun activities.

NEWS: (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) American Fidelity Assurance Company recently learned of an incident that involves personal information of some of our Customers. The information did not include Social Security numbers.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Jodi Miller's first comedy CD 'NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.' Recorded in front of a live audience at The Comedy Underground in Seattle, Wash., this CD is instantly a hilariously relatable, and spontaneously pushes the envelope. This is Jodi's first recording for Uproar Entertainment.

NEWS: (ASHEVILLE, N.C.) Grout Genie is a newly-launched cleaning product that makes cleaning tile and grout a cinch. And, these almost magical pads are unlike any other mopping pad on the market. Two rows of polypropylene bristles on the patent-pending microfiber Grout Genie(R) scrubbing pad reach into the grout channel to scour out dirt while the super-absorbent microfiber Genie pads mop up the mess.

NEWS: (TRENTON, N.J.) In perhaps one of the boldest moves in the recent history of marijuana activism, long time cannabis advocate and Trentonian newspaper columnist, Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman, and his lawyers, New Jersey attorneys Allan Marain, Esq. and John Vincent Saykanic, Esq., are challenging the state of New Jersey before the United States Supreme Court regarding pertinent issues pertaining to reefer, racial discrimination and religion.

NEWS: (NEW YORK, N.Y.) The American Friends of Neve Hanna today announced that 'golden opportunity' took on a special meaning when award-winning chef and co-owner of Philadelphia's Zahav (Gold) restaurant, Michael Solomonov, met the girls and boys of the Neve Hanna Children's Home in Kiryat Gat, Israel.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) After directing over a dozen short films, French filmmaker Tristan Convert announced he has directed his first feature, 'SCRATCH,' an original horror comedy starring Daniele Watts ('Django Unchained'), for which he has launched an Indiegogo campaign, to reach $10K for finishing funds. Set in Los Angeles's known-to-be haunted Old Zoo, 'SCRATCH' is one of the first, if not the first, found footage films shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 6.

NEWS: (BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) Actor Massi Furlan takes on the role of Anthony Servidone opposite Ben Affleck in 'Live by Night' a 1920's prohibition-era American crime film written and directed by Affleck and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, is being distributed by Warner Bros and slated to hit the theaters in 2017.

NEWS: (CHARLOTTE, N.C.) 'Chasing Freedom' (ISBN: 9780578164373) is a newly-released book authored by Ella Miriam that details her personal and compelling story from bondage to freedom. Born during the gruesome Nazi siege of Leningrad, Miriam's childhood and early adulthood was spent in the grim Soviet Union of Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev.

NEWS: (TAMPA, Fla.) Tom Krueger, owner of Brayfield's Farm, recently provided the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa with a rare French Poitou Donkey named Geraldine. The livestock conservancy lists the Poitou Donkey as critically endangered. In fact, in 1980, it was estimated that there was fewer than 80 of these delightful animals in the world.
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NEWS: (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) –- Author and financial historian Michael Piontkowski, also known as "Piont," has launched a new website portal to serve as the anchor for a grass roots movement to encourage elected officials to enact better finance options for U.S. citizens.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Star Trek fans and those with interest in movie history have the chance to 'boldly go where no man has gone before.' The original iconic movie model of the USS Enterprise used in the first six Star Trek films is about to be rebuilt, Project Enterprise announced today.

NEWS: (ASHLAND, Ohio) Hedstrom Fitness now offers a product line that literally changes the paradigm of stability training. Via the physics of water, the Kamagon Ball and The Surge create 'live and ever-changing' resistance, taking functional training to a whole new level.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Brett Hamil's first comedy CD 'GROWER' on Feb. 12, 2016. In his punchy, fast-moving act Hamil talks about sex, psychedelics, his 'dog entourage,' marrying into secular Judaism, and what it means to feel trapped in one's beard.

NEWS: (LOS ANGELES, Calif.) Author-filmmaker-musician John Scott G is creating the world's first omnibus novel. Interweaving nine novels, dozens of short stories, numerous comedy routines, and a great deal of political satire, 'Area Code 666' is being serialized on Ga-Ga.com, the new online magazine of the arts (in BETA).

NEWS: Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of Nick Cobb's first comedy CD, 'Too Broke For Therapy' to be released January 15, 2016. Uproar Entertainment is committed to recording and promoting today's most talented comedians.

NEWS: Four Seasons Compassion for Life, a non-profit, end-of-life and palliative care provider in western North Carolina, announces new volunteer orientation and patient care training opportunities during the month of January 2016.

NEWS: Attorney David Shapiro was honored for his five years on the Board of Children First. He has held multiple positions throughout the years including, Treasurer and Vice President. hildren First, an early education charitable organization serving the most vulnerable children in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, was noted a by the National Head Start Association as a "Program of Excellence" that ranks in the top one percent of all Head Start programs nationwide.

NEWS: The FootMate System by Gordon Brush was selected by CNN as one of the companies where one can buy American made products for the holidays. The American-made FootMate System helps make optimal foot health easy. It is a complete foot care system for cleaning, soothing, stimulating, and massaging feet in the shower.

NEWS: The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) continued the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation's Harmony House, on Monday December 14, 2015. The children and families also received a visit from jolly Old Saint Nick and a special holiday performance from Josiah Borden and Brandon Williams.

NEWS: Looking for an amazing holiday gift for your grown-up children aged 21 and up? Send them to summer camp again! Camp Forever Fun, Michigan's premier all-inclusive summer camp for young adults, will run two sessions, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, in 2016.

NEWS: On Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, The James Brown Family Foundation (JBFF) will continue the legacy of the Legendary Godfather of Soul with charitable giving to The New Community Corporation's Harmony House. Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of the Godfather and President of the James Brown Family Foundation, extends his charitable giving on Monday December 14, 2015 as she brings the James Brown Toy Giveaway to New Jersey!

NEWS: Around the world, dolls are a recognized as universal forces to contend with. For centuries they have served as creative artifacts used as toys, religious objects and in celebratory displays. This holiday season, craftswoman Bush Empress is adding to this cultural legacy and introducing a magical line of handmade collectibles known as Personal Spirit Dolls.

NEWS: A.A. Jones is re-releasing her memoirs, 'Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper' (ISBN: 978-1257802869) just in time for holiday reading. Instead of doing it with a bang however, the self-confessed housewife by day and exotic dancer by night has taken a plunge instead. 'Plunge' is the title of a provocative yet inspirational pole dance shot underwater by world-renowned photographer Brett Stanley.

NEWS: Actor Steve Comisar has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and commercials. He is also a felon completing the last year of a 15-year federal prison sentence for fraud. The unique combination of felon and actor is apparently very appealing to the public. Just ask Comisar's half a million Twitter followers or the over one million fans that have viewed his YouTube videos.

NEWS: Seattle Bash, a leading event production company in the Puget Sound area, today announced the 'INDULGENCE New Year's Eve Bash' would continue the long tradition of being held at the EMP Museum in downtown Seattle, December 31, 2015.

NEWS: To have a long-term solution for terrorism we need to understand the way that terrorism has become a part of our consciousness in everyday life, says spiritual guide Eric Bonnici. We also need to understand why terrorists kill and share it through social media to inflame terror in us. Although it is important to look for short-term solutions to create safety from the immediate threats of terrorism, they are not a long-term solution to terrorism itself.

NEWS: The Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry (Marietta, Ga.), hosts its 5th Annual College Discussion Panel, on Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. - Noon. Appearing on the panel will be students representing 13 public, private, HBCU, community college, graduate school, law school, and medical school programs.

NEWS: Family-owned Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Homes has announced their fourth annual Winter Coat Drive for those in need. And if you were living in Massachusetts last winter, you remember not only how the snow kept coming and coming, but that it was so cold for so long that it didn't melt for months.

NEWS: This 2015 holiday season will be much brighter for the 7.6 million pets that enter shelters across the United States every year. Only Natural Pet is partnering with BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets to donate 5 percent of all qualifying purchases to help pets in need through December 31, 2015.

NEWS: Regardless of America's focus on 'white nationalism,' Palestinian-Latina-American Sofia Hanan continues on her quest to become Miss California USA 2016. The U.S. has become ultra sensitive to the idea of outsiders living amongst them. Fears heightened after recent Paris attacks and the on-going manhunt for its coordinator.

NEWS: A cooperative effort between NGOs and students from Cambridge and elsewhere is revolutionizing how Fair Trade social enterprises in the Global South can succeed by efficiently reaching foreign markets. According to Directors Savithri Machiraju and Amy Chang, the Agenda for Sustainable Development, in cooperation with Friends Beyond Borders and the Adelina Foundation, partners with students and local companies in poorer nations.

NEWS: This Halloween, Spodak Dental Group wants to help you earn cash for your candy and support our troops. All trick-or-treaters are encouraged to bring their excess unopened and uneaten 2015 Halloween candy to the office and receive $1 per pound (five pound maximum).

NEWS: For families who have children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and/or Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), managing conflict in the home in a way that builds trust can be extremely challenging. In response, the Ranch for Kids, a therapeutic program bringing hope and healing to families facing FASD and RAD, announced today a weekend workshop to train parents in effective, compassionate de-escalation techniques.