Friday, October 4, 2013

Put a stop to LRA! ZeroLRA...Help do so with Invisible Children

Do you remember this last year "KONY 2012" the popular documentary produced by 'Invisible Children' to promote their fight against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Wondering what the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is? It is a rebel group that started in Uganda since 1986. It was created and led by Joseph Kony. It is said to be one of the most dangerous rebel groups in the world. Young children are kidnapped and forced to join and they are trained to commit different atrocities such as rape, kidnap and of course killing.. The LRA group today does not only exist in Uganda but also in other countries such as Sudan and Congo.

Invisible Children is a non profit organization that has been in existence since 2004, continuing to make you and I aware of this group (LRA) and its activities and help fight against it to bring an end to this.


Interview with Ray Childs of Invisible Children

Tell us a brief summary of how Invisible Children started

In March of 2003, Invisible Children’s three founders Jason, Laren, and Bobby took a trip to East Africa and brought along their cameras. It was there they came across the LRA crisis in northern Uganda and felt compelled to share its hidden story with the world. Invisible Children Inc. was officially founded in September of 2004.  
Invisible Children: The Rough Cut (2004)Invisible Children Film - The Rough Cut (click here)
 
What specifically is the goal(s) of Invisible Children?

 Invisible Children exists to put a permanent end to LRA violence. We use an integrated four-part model that includes media, mobilization, protection, and recovery to address the conflict in its entirety. Our latest campaign #zeroLRA is working to see zero abductions, killings, and zero war.
Unfortunately, it is quite a big task getting people aware and/or involved in solving such conflicts and organizations. Last year your organization made the Kony documentary video which was named by Times as one of the most viral videos ever. It made many people aware of not only your organization but also aware of the Lord’s Resistance Army LRA. There were many wearing Tshirts with ‘Kony 2012” and some even changed their social media pictures to Kony 2012. Apart from this and other similar videos, how do you make people aware of your organization as well as the LRA conflict?

 Invisible Children believes strongly in embracing the ever-expanding communication world that we live in today. We reach out to supporters across various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. The mobilization part of our model consists of various programs. Artist Relations, for example, partners with rising musicians and culture-makers in order to introduce new audiences to the conflict. Our national tour, a cornerstone of mobilization, unites unpaid interns called “Roadies”, and Ugandan speakers to schools and communities across the country through screenings in order to spread awareness of the strong role students can play in ending the LRA violence. In August of 2011 and 2013, Invisible Children hosted Fourth Estate Leadership Summits designed to equip attendees (with an average age of 16) the skills to make a difference in both their local and global communities.  Political advocacy is also crucial to mobilization, and so we provide opportunities for engagement amongst young people and their political leaders. There have been approximately 926 local lobby meetings facilitated since 2008. Also, international events are also a major way in which Invisible Children raises awareness, rallying the youth to bring attention to the LRA conflict.


In the opinion of ‘Invisible Children” how can this conflict be resolved? And is there a possible end to this?

 Yes, we believe the LRA conflict can be ended permanently and through our approach we have seen dramatic success. From 2011 to 2012, LRA civilian killings dropped by 67%, and 89% of LRA escapes credit "come home" messaging as the reason they attempted escape. We think that this comprehensive approach will contribute to a permanent end to the LRA and lasting peace.

View the comprehensive approach here: Invisible Children Comprehensive approach (click here)
On 'come home" messaging: Click here for "come home" message



 Children are the future. Most children at a young age wake up each day eager to go out and have fun with their friends, at the park..outside. They dream of becoming doctors, basketball players...Having little kids being kidnapped and being forced to commit such awful acts, placing deadly weapons in their hands and training them to kill is killing their innocence, killing the chance they have to have those beautiful dreams. Should a child be a "child" or be a killer

Last year Kony 2012 was widely spread and it brought awareness to the LRA...now I urge you to join Invisible Children and continue to spread the word..spread the awareness...help fight against the LRA..



Thursday, October 3, 2013

Men..Her Beauty or Her Personality?

When you ask different men "what attracted you to your partner?". You'll hear different responses. Some will tell you her eyes, some will say her smile, some would say her personality...(so many different answers)

There are some people say they do not want to marry someone who they felt will not produce cute babies for them..and so will not consider a relationship with the lady (Isn't that something..lol)

But then what exactly first attracts a man? Hmmm

Everyone is different. Every man is different!

Some men would tell you they are a 'boobs' man and some would say they are a 'butt' man and well not always but these features usually attracts them first.

Some men are actually first attracted to a woman's personality. Which of course is what matters the most because as they say, 'beauty eventually fades' (but does it...some women age like fine wine and it just seems like their beauty never fades)

Think about it, what if a woman has smaller breasts but has a good personality or smaller butt but good personality will her physical appearance still matter to him?
Or a big breasts or butt but a bad personality..are there any men out there who would actually say, no I can work on her personality but I need those big...(laughs)

If there is a lady who has one of the most amazing personalities but not as pretty as you might require..would that be a deal breaker for a man. Would he walk away from her and keep looking for a woman who has probably both beauty and the personality?

What exactly matters the most to the men. Her physical appearance or her personality? Beauty or Brains?

We have so many young females today and yes they older ladies too..doing so much to keep up with her physical appearance simply because they want to attract a particular guy. Wouldn't it be unfortunate for them to do all that but the guy(s) they are doing it for pays little or no attention to them especially.



Interview with personnel from Invisible Children

FYI...interview with a personnel from Invisible Children is coming soon!

Remember that video last year...KONY 2012...Remember?

Check LolaOsun tomorrow for the interview post!

Please check their site  Invisible Children Web Site

Puskyboe is Instagram Person Of The Week

And the Instragram Person Of The Week (IGPOW) is....(drum roll)

The lovely @puskyboe


Yes! It's puskyboe..and No I am not showing you her entire page, I want you to get on your IG and go check her out!


How would you define your fashion style?
I would say I love to look smart, simple and chic; during the summer time I love bright colors and during the winter I love cool color. But since fashion has no rule, well I see it that way, I decided that I would wear what I feel like all year round. My fashion sense goes in hand with my mood so I dress according to the way I feel.


What's your favorite fashion brand(s) and trend(s)?
I am a bargain shopper I love shopping at Neiman Marcus last call and Nordstrom rack. I really don't have a favorite fashion brand. I wear what I like and feel comfortable in. Favorite fashion trend would be Sherbert & pastels, neon, maxis, birds, statement necklaces and vintage with a chic twist.

Any person's fashion style you admire?
Of course no other person but Kim Kardashian, I just love her dress sense.

I'm going to be nice and show you some of her lovely pics...but don't forget to check out her page for more...







This dress looked even better in person!


Instagram: puskyboe



Instagram Person Of The Week

After a few debates and some persuasion from some lovely people, Lola Osun will now be having "Instagram Person Of The Week (IGPOW)..

Bringing you Instagram pages and a few pictures of the individual(s) selected as Lola Osun's IGPOW...and of course! they will let you know briefly their fashion style, favorite fashion brands, trends and their own fashion icon(s)...

Check in every week for the Instagram Person Of The Week (IGPOW).

If you do have anyone you feel should be the IGPOW, feel free to contact at lolaosun@lolaosun.com and after consideration your nominee (s) might just be up here!

P.S Both male and Female...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

US Govt..Sorry! We're Closed!

CLOSED!!

Yes..the US Govt. was unfortunately not able to come to a better agreement yesterday and so...They're Closed!

Sad! First time in 17 years..

Is this going to affect anyone?  yes of course!

Certain federal employees are now furloughed (wondering what this means, well it means that federal employees are going to have a temporary unpaid leave from work). National public places such as the parks, zoos, Museums will be closed. Some government welfare programs will be affected. IRS office will be closed, but if you owe IRS...uhmmm yes you still have to make your payments. Some other government run programs and businesses such as Visa issuing offices..etc will be on hold temporarily.

To get more information of exactly who and what is affected, please check any of these links.
Who WIll Be Furloughed If US Government Shuts Down?

Forbes: Federal Government Begins First Shutdown in 17 Years


To all those greatly affected by this government shutdown, the rest of us are praying for you. We are also praying for ourselves and this great nation!

Our economy was already striving, having this now is not what we need or should have happened.

And these our dear politicians (you Republicans...) will not even bear the pain of this foolishness they have caused for the country!

We are all hoping and praying this situation is solved soon!

Pray for America!!