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So thankful that #WhyIStayed  creator, advocate and survivor Beverly Gooden shared her thoughts on #domesticviolence  and #stereotypes  with #reTyped. 
"Social media postings about victims can be quite binary. Domestic violence victims are weak...poor...stupid... My goal is to interrupt the binary."
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NEW POST: +Sheila Ellis-Glasper,  the head, hands and heart behind Precious Heart Designs talks #stereotypes  and being an #entrepreneur .  
A journalist, proper grammar comes naturally to Sheila. So when people stereotype her and suggest the way she talks is "white," it infuriates her.
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Love how this issue continues to gain national attention.
Meet the advocate against sexual violence who performed with Katy Perry at Sunday night's Grammy Awards.
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"Beyond the classroom lies a world of wonder and worry. We have to spend the time to prepare ourselves and our children to be global citizens with level heads and solid hearts." ~ Sydney 

Read more about how Sydney and her family break #stereotypes about education and people of color. #reTyped  
Of all of the stereotypes Sydney faces, the biggest is the idea or assumption that she comes from a poor, uneducated family.
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Another #RealLifeWinePairing. The subtle sweetness of this Sauvignon Blanc made these leftovers taste great. 
Today's pairing is one of leftovers. The rest of today's lunch, orange peel chicken from P.F. Chang's, and the remaining 2013 Francis Coppola Sauvignon Blanc from last night. Also, more writing. Th...
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I'm a fan of #wine and quick meals, so I started a blog (of course) called burger & wines. Cabernet and pizza. Pinot Noir and Chick-fil-A. You know, #RealLifeWinePairings. Check it out, let me know what you think : www.burgerandwines.com 
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“I think diversity of race and background challenges me. It makes me reflect on my own values and ask whether I could do something differently or better or at least consider another perspective." Adam Kealoha Causey talks about ‪#‎diversity‬ and ‪#‎stereotypes‬ in this new reTyped profile. 
When you see Adam’s red hair and hear his Southern twang, the culture that lies beneath his appearance may come as a surprise.
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NEW POST: SeKisha talks about the angry black woman #stereotype  and being an entrepreneur. #reTyped  
Most hated stereotype: All stereotypes bother me because none of them are true to define ALL in a group.
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“When people find out where I’m from, the first thing people ask is how old my kids are,” Sydney says. “For some reason, they’re surprised that a Black Latina from the southside of D.C. doesn’t have children.” #stereotypes  
Of all of the stereotypes Sydney faces, the biggest is the idea or assumption that she comes from a poor, uneducated family.
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+Slate takes a look back at the growing popularity of podcasts. Learned about some podcasts I need to add to my list.
Dec. 14 2014 9:00 PMDon't Count AM/FM Radio Out Just YetPodcasts are big and getting bigger, but what are you gonna turn on when the zombie apocalypse comes?Seth Stevenson. Dec. 14 2014 9:00 PMSpeaking the UnspeakablePodcasts offer listeners (and hosts) new ways to talk about depression and ...
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Hi fellow wine bloggers! Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I just started Burger & Wines, a simple blog of #RealLifeWinePairings  : pizza and Pinot, Cabernet and Chick-fil-A, etc. etc. I'm going to look around the community, but if you're on Instagram, let me know below so I can follow you. Also, check out the blog and let me know what you think! www.burgerandwines.com 
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We have to remember that Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and countless others aren't just the few minutes that made them known to us. They're people. They have stories.
This is Bryan. He's 14 and loves football, hanging with his friends and video games. He's a charmer, constantly smiling and always ready to help. A teenager now, life's all about being cool, but he...
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I've been to Co Co Sala multiple times and have never had a bad experience. I've gone on dates, with friends, with large groups. I even attended a holiday party there. My most recent visit was for dessert and drinks. My date and I had done dinner elsewhere but I really wanted the Onyx dessert from Co Co Sala. Onyx : dark chocolate mousse / vanilla crème brulee / salted caramel / crispy chocolate pearls / brownie. Sounds delicious, right? I'm pretty sure it's one of the best desserts in DC. I had some wine with my dessert, first the happy hour Cabernet Sauvigion, which was terrible, but the bartender happily replaced it with a tasty Pinot Noir. My date had an Old Fashioned that was great as well. (Note, during the summer Co Co Sala has happy hour all night Monday - Thurs.) Service was quick and great, as always. The bar area was pretty crowded but we easily found a seat. This restaurant is easily one of my favorites in DC.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I've been to Red Rocks for happy hour and brunch and enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere each time. The rooftop is what really sells RedRocks on H Street. We were able to snag a table for brunch a few weeks ago and it was very enjoyable. Open air, bottomless mimosas and chorizo? I was in heaven. Old school music spun by a DJ played lightly so my friends and I could still have a conversation, but jam a little if we wanted to. The service wasn't the quickest, but I felt bad for the bartender who was also the waiter and the only person working up there, it seemed at times. So, the bottomless mimosas didn't flow as much as we would have liked, but we still walked away happy and full. Happy hour was a completely different crowd, but still a good time. The bartender helped me pick out a beer I would like (a DC Brau brew. Keeping it local!) and I had a calzone, both were delicious. Young professionals mixed and mingled a bit over music that was a little louder than brunch, but still allowed for conversation. H St. can be a little difficult to get to after work, but once you make it to RedRocks, it's worth the commute. Note: This RedRocks location is COMPLETELY different than the one in Alexandria on King St. Completely different vibe. Where this one felt spacious and is frequented by hipsters/young professionals, the Alexandria location felt more cramped and full of families.
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A friend and I attended Civil's first Friday Night Lights event, an education in cigars and pairings. It was my first time and I loved it. The store within the lounge was stocked full of great options, every room in the lounge was comfy and cozy and the staff was very knowledgeable. For the Friday Night Lights gathering, we were able to pick from two cigars and a bourbon or rye to accompany it. From there we were taught how to cut, light and hold a cigar and how to identify flavors when pairing them with a spirit. I know it sounds like Cigars 101, but there were smokers of different skill levels there who had a great time as well. After the class, we were seated in another part of the lounge and had dinner. The menu was a limited one from Range, which is next door. The food was great, the additional cigars and cocktails we ordered were satisfying and the owners were still floating around answering whatever questions we could come up with. The BEST PART: whatever air system they have in place keeps the air smoke free so I wasn't choking on cigar smoke all night and when we left, I didn't smell like an ashtray. The Friday Night Lights series will continue the third Friday of every month, so I'll definitely be back. But before that, I'll be back for a cigar and a cocktail just to relax and hang with friends. This is the best cigar bar/lounge I've been to in this area.
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Discovered Paradise Springs a little over a year ago and have frequented it ever since. It's only 20 minutes from home for me and I liked so many of their wines I joined their Wine Club. I LOVE their tasting room. As more people have found out about Paradise Springs, it's gotten more and more crowded, but I can usually find a seat inside, out on the patio or a bench outside. But still, it can get crowded, so be sure to wear your patience cap. :-) My friends and I love to pack a lunch and hang out there for an afternoon. (I learned my lesson early on about ordering food from them. Once we got a bruschetta that cost around $8, but we saw the exact same bottle at Trader Joe's for $3. Also, I tried some soup that had one time and it was terrible. So if you go, pack your own snacks. Anyways, picnics are fun!) I've done their tasting/tour numerous times, with different guides and all are knowledgeable and friendly. Of the many Virginia wineries I've gone to, Paradise Springs has the best wine. Their Sommet Blanc and Malbec are my faves. I just went a couple of weeks ago and had the Cabernet and it was also excellent.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
After vetting numerous activities and venues to host a bachelorette party, a friend and I settled on ArtJamz for something different, but fun. Everyone loved it, including the bride. The girls who work there were SO helpful in getting the 9 of us situated with painting materials and drinks (mimosas, because, what could be better for a Sunday afternoon of painting with your girls?) To start, the atmosphere in ArtJamz was great, full of creative energy. Even the most novice of painters (me) can feel like Picasso. When it comes to choosing the size of your painting, how long you'll paint, etc. ArtJamz has a ton of packages available as well as a la carte pricing. For instance, we purchased a few of the packages that provided 1.5 hours of paint time (more than we needed), two small canvases and a bottle of wine from their pretty extensive list. We'd booked a private session, so we were set up on the bottom level with a staff member there to help us with whatever we needed - clean brushes, direction, advice, etc. They even played whatever mix of music we requested. In all, our bride-to-be had a memorable experience, we all had a great time and left with evidence of our fun and creative abilities. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to host an event that's out of the ordinary or someone who's just looking for a fun, creative way to spend an afternoon.
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