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Obama: “Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago”

President Obama gave an incredible speech while I was at work today shedding more light onto the Zimmerman trial. I have been following the trial on and off, but with all of the recent activity, I’ve done my best to stay on top of it. I understand that right now, more than ever, individuals feel so passionate about the case and for good reason. As a country, we have come so far, but we haven’t gotten ¬†far enough. What this trial has shown me is that there is still so much work to be done not only as a whole, but within ourselves.

I wanted to share with you this recap from CBS News and I completely quoted the whole thing because I didn’t write a single part of it.

In some of his most extensive comments on U.S. race relations since entering the White House, President Obama on Friday gave a very personal perspective of the shooting of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman, offering an explanation for why the case has created so much anxiety within the African-American community.

“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said this could’ve been my son. Another way of saying that is, Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago,” Mr. Obama said in an unexpected appearance in the White House briefing room, where reporters were gathered to question White House spokesman Jay Carney.

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I actually meant to post these articles a couple days ago, but was waiting for a few more interesting pieces to pop up before I clicked the “Publish” button. Now, I just don’t want to hold them back!

photo cred | Designer Fund

I love this “Day in a Life” series by Designer Fund that follows individuals working in startups within the Bay Area. Here is a profile on Rasmus Andersson who is a designer at Dropbox. Also the blog features so many more individuals and I’m still going through it because I find it to be fascinating. For the full archive, click here.

The 9 People You Meet in Every Photo Booth by The Bold Italic

I was absolutely floored by this article that Questlove wrote on Trayvon Martin. An incredible piece.

That’s all I got so far everyone! Hopefully it’s not too slow of a new day for us!

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Blog Roundup

photo cred | Cake Spy

- Top 10 restaurants and cafes in Seattle. [Source]

- 14 friends everyone has on Facebook. You know who you are. [Source]

- I haven’t posted anything about the Trayvon Martin case, but I will post this piece from The Frisky that I can stand behind. [Source]

- Mayer Hawthorne’s performance of “Her Favorite Song” on The Today Show. [Source]

- Uber now lets you split the fare with a friend. [Source]

- Are your favorite retailers tracking you? [Source]

- A new facial that let’s slugs slime their way all over your face. Are you brave enough to try it? [Source]

- 9 Ways to work out in San Francisco without stepping foot into a gym. Sounds like my kind of workout! [Source]

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In the News…

Fashion

photo cred | The Man Repeller

- Bloggers are making their mark on the world! The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine will be releasing a new book slated for next year. [Source]

- Pinterest puts their foot down when it comes to thinspiration images on their website. [Source]

- Could H&M be on the verge of launching a luxury brand? [Source]

Music

Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

- The lyrics slay me.

- Britney Spears is joining X Factor y’all! [Source]

- Maroon 5’s new album “Overexposed” will be released in June. [Source]

- A new MGMT record will be released this September! [Source]

- Australian music group, Jet, has decided to part ways. [Source]

- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will release their second album together by the end of the year. [Source]

Movies

- A Hunger Games vacation. [Source]

- JJ Abrams isn’t letting anyone see Star Trek 2 before it comes out! [Source]

- The Weinstein Company has decided to retaliate against the MPAA and will release the new documentary, “Bully,” as unrated. [Source]

- Direct R.J. Cutler (The September Issue) will direct yet another fashion-based film. [Source]

Television

- We said goodbye to one of my favorite series, Skins. [Source]

- Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle is going under the knife. [Source]

- Mike “The Situation” has checked into rehab for prescription pills and alcohol. [Source]

- 30 Rock will do another live episode next month. [Source]

- Lifetime has pulled a controversial episode of Dance Moms featuring the young girls as little showgirls. [Source]

- Jo Rivera from Teen Mom 2 attempts a rap career. [Source]

- Here’s a first look at AnnaSophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw. [Source]

- Camille Grammer is not returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. [Source]

- ABC Family has picked up the network rights to The Hunger Games – will air in 2014. [Source]

- Jimmy Kimmel will host the Emmy’s! [Source]

Seattle

- Everyday Music has officially moved across the street. [Source]

- Ballard burger spot, The Counter, has closed. [Source]

- A store I recently discovered while in San Francisco, Bevmo, will open up two locations in Washington in Silverdale and Tacoma. Um…I think they really meant Seattle, but that’s not happening. [Source]

- Seattle Restaurant Week begins April 8th! [Source]

- There is a Vintage Wedding Fair going down this weekend. Swoon swoon swoon. [Source]

Other

- Miami Heat show their support for Trayvon Martin. [Source]

- Jason Russell’s naked meltdown was because of a brief reactive psychosis. [Source]

- Tori Spelling is pregnant again. [Source]

- Kim’s flour shower. [Source]

- Megan Fox has spent $60K + on plastic surgery. [Source] Yikes.

- Hilary Duff gave birth to son Luca last week.

- Khloe Kardashian turns her back on PETA after her sister’s incident. [Source]

- VS Angel Adriana Lima is also pregnant. [Source]

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