Culture Wars: Alaskan Natives Restore Mt. McKinley’s Original Name

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What do Alaskan natives and the people of Ohio have in common? A name, Mt. McKinley. It was on Sunday night that President Obama came out saying he will legally restore the name of the famous mountain range in Alaska back to its original name given by the Alaskan people, Denali. This controversy has been debated for decades among the Alaskan natives who don’t seem to understand the connection between their mountain and an ex-president. The previous name Mount McKinley was given as a tribute to the late President McKinley when the tallest peak was first explored in 1917. Although having no other connections to Alaska (The president had in fact never even visited the state) the Mount was given the name to honor the Ohio President.

However, natives of the area have been trying to dispute the name for years as “Denali” was the name originally given by Alaskan aborigines meaning  “The Great One” or “The High One,” stemming from Koyukon Athabascan words.

For some Ohio residents, it is a sign of disrespect for President McKinley. Representative of Ohio, Michael Turner, stated to the NY Times that “The president’s recent actions to remove his name and undermine a prior act of Congress is disrespectful, and I will continue to fight for proper recognition of President McKinley’s legacy,”. Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich as well openly opposes Obama’s decision.  And of course Donald Trump had something to say about it when he tweeted “President Obama wants to change the name of Mt. McKinley to Denali after more than 100 years. Great insult to Ohio. I will change it back!”

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But to those sympathetic of the native american experience, this is a major win. Although just a name, this is seen as a huge symbol for the Alaskan people reclaiming their own unique heritage.

It is a not just a name but a reminder of their 10,000 year old culture, the culture that was once stripped from them by American colonization. So I ask of a favor from the American public; can’t we just agree that this is the least bit we Americans can do to restore an at risk population that was once decimated by our wrongdoings? It won’t fix the economic and social injustices of the people there, but it’s a start.

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Sunday Paper June 28, 2015

Check out some of the top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in this week’s Sunday Paper!

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The wedding bells are ringing proud and true after this Friday when America finally legalized marriage equality across all 50 states. Before the announcement only 36 states had marriage equality rights but this new law bridges the gap for the remaining 14 states. The announcement came after the Supreme Court voted with the verdict being 5-4. Tons of LGBT members and allies rallied in the streets hugging, kissing and embracing one another for a long time coming.

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“Those countless, often anonymous heroes, they deserve our thanks. They should be very proud. America should be very proud” were the words President Barack Obama uttered as he wrapped up his speech giving thanks to the people that endured persistent strife over the matter but never gave up in their efforts.

Tons of media outlets, organizations and businesses showed their support by changing their media icons to rainbow themed banners. Twitter joined in the celebration with the hashtag #LoveWon and posting pictures outside the capitol building of tons of people holding hands, crying, kissing and cheering. Facebook also gave the option to change users profile pictures that included a rainbow filter. Important buildings around the country projected rainbow lights on to the buildings in celebration for this huge victory for the LGBT community.

Check out some of the icons below!

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The United States joins countless other countries with the legalization of marriage equality and is the last piece to making the entire North American continent free of marriage discrimination against LGBT people. Way to go America for taking a huge step in history and bringing our great country one step closer to equality!

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A promo video was revealed on Caitlyn Jenner’s new docu-series and you will for sure want to watch it. Caitlyn appears flawlessly inj the promo and says she will discuss why she chose to do the docu-series and what it’s really all about for her. You can see her bonding with her family and exploring her new found womanhood.

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“We’re going to talk about everything. We’re going to do a lot of fun things for the first time. We’re going to go shopping for the first time. Maybe even some boy stuff, like ride a motorcycle—because girls do that too!” Caitlyn said in the promotion video.

Ex-partner Kris Jenner expressed her gratitude toward Caitlyn saying she is happy for her being able to live her truth.

“”I think it’s amazing. I think that someone following their dream is truly inspirational to a lot of people. You have to do what makes you happy.” Kris said in a statement to Extra.

Although we haven’t seen Caitlyn all dolled up since her Vanity Fair cover she is set to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards July 15. This will be her first red carpet event as the transformation and all eyes will be on her. You can tune into Caitlyn’s eight part document series July 26 on E!.

Check out the Promo below!

With PRIDE month coming to a close check out some of your favorite celebrities that you may or may not have known are apart of the LGBTQ community. HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

Miley Cyrus

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Neil Patrick Harris

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Jane Lynch

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Wentworth Miller

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Josh Hutcherson

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Anderson Cooper

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Sarah Paulson

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Matt Dallas

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Jonathan Bennett

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Raven Symone

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Sunday Paper: April 26, 2015

This week’s Sunday paper is jam packed with entertainment and pop culture news so let’s get started!

After the highly anticipated 20/20 Special with Diane Sawyer premiered this Friday, Bruce Jenner has finally confirmed the rumors of his transition into a woman. The interview started out with some casual conversation then Jenner jumps right into the heavy stuff head on. More than his words his body language showed that there was in fact two different lives he was living; who he was and who he actually is. Jenner, 65, unraveled his ponytail, straightened his posture and said, “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” She even went on to refer to herself as “him” or “Bruce” in the third person.

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Like many viewers at home ours jaws all dropped. Jenner went into her past about never feeling comfortable with herself and even let out intimate details of cross-dressing while she would be on the road because that’s what felt more natural to her. Many wondered if Jenner always felt like a female, how did she manage to have three wives and six biological kids. Jenner confronted this topic head on saying that she was genuinely attracted to her wives and woman and to some extent they knew about her gender identity issues.

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Both of Jenner’s first two wives put out heartfelt statements in regards to her transition and their support for her. Jenner’s most recent ex-wife Kris Jenner who appears on their reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” had “no comment” on the Jenner Special. Jenner has not been alone in her journey ,she admits that Kim Kardashian, her step-daughter, has been one of the most supportive in her transition thus far.

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There was an explosion of overwhelming support on social media for Jenner in her bravery to tell her story. Jenner said she talked to transgender woman and activist Laverne Cox about her transition prior to her own and it gave her the support she needed to be visible. Jenner’s kids as well as other celebs spoke about tweeted about their support for her and the transgender community as a whole.

If you or someone you know is facing gender identity issues you can seek guidance and advice from TheTrevorProject.org or by calling their 24/7 toll free number 866-488-7386. There is also a texting option and online chat option on the website.

Last night was the White House Correspondent Dinner and the stars were definitely out. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama looked dapper as usual as he sported a black and white tux and she wore a silver sequin dress with a new curly hairdo. The always charismatic Obama poked some fun at politicians and himself that caused a chuckle throughout the room.

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Obama used ol’ Luther as his “anger translator” to say all of the things he wishes he could. Comedy sketch actor Keegan-Michael Key from the “Key & Peele” series helped out with the punch lines until Obama took the reigns himself which resulted in him telling the jokes. Luther intervened saying, “All due respect, sir, you don’t need an anger translator! You need counseling!”

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There was tons of laughter and Obama poked some fun about himself getting older and gray while the First Lady “hasn’t aged a day.” Michelle Obama gave credit to “fresh fruits and vegetables.” for her youthful appearance. Obama added “it’s aggravating!” with a smile.

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For all of you that are still heart broken over the “Fast and Furious 7” you can dry your eyes because a release date for an eighth movie has been revealed. Universal Studios announced earlier this week that Apr. 27, 2017 is when the new movie is expected to premier.

Before the announcement of the movie, fans got that chance to create their own movie posters for Furious 8 I hopes they will be used. The picture features Vin Diesel over the Empire State Building in New York City.

The official cast list has not yet been revealed but we can only hope that the fan favorites like Diesel, Ludacris, and Gibson will all be returning to the big screen and fast cars. The announce of another sequel doesn’t come as a huge surprise since the seventh movie broke the box office with $300 million dollars in sales.

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“There have been talks about a sequel but nothing has been confirmed in terms of Furious 8, but I really feel like we need to let the fans decide wether there’s going to be a Furious 8 and we’ll work it from there. Right now we kind of need a moment of silence to reflect on this individual who started the franchise. So rest in peace, Paul Walker.” Ludacris said in an interview with E! News about a potential eighth movie.

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Sunday Paper: March 14th, 2015

Take a look back on this week’s top stories that made your Sunday Paper.

First, we got to see President Barack Obama on the Jimmy Kimmel show reading “Mean Tweets.” Celebrities usually read mean tweets from fans or lack there of and poke a little fun at themselves or swipe back at the users. This week President Obama took to twitter to read some of the tweets he received and handled the sly remarks like a champ.   This will definitely give you a good laugh! You can watch the video here:

The First Lady Michelle Obama wasn’t short stopping with entertaining the country on the “Ellen Show.” Michelle Obama introduced her #GimmeFive challenge which encourages people to show five ways they are leading a healthy lifestyle. She gave a shout out to celebrities like Beyonce, Ryan Secreast and Nick Jonas who have joined the effort along with many other celebs by making their own “GimmeFive” videos.


Michelle Obama included that the cast of “So You Think You Can Dance” will be teaching a dance to Mark Ransom and Bruno Mars hit “Uptown Funk” on the south lawn of the White House. After back and forth smack talk between the First Lady and Ellen about their previous push-up contest, the First Lady challenged Ellen to a dance off and what happened next was history.

If you’re not in stitches after the first two videos you are sure to be after hearing about what a Youtuber did for a little fun. Aimee Davison who is on the Youtube Channel “Sexperimental LOLPervs” decided to replicate the mentos and diet coke experiment. The channel is known for taking normal experiments and sexualizing them to some degree. Davison hot glued mentos on to her bra and underwear and filled her bathtub with 40 dollars worth of diet coke. Davison hoping that when she got in the tub the fizzing would be sensational, she got a unexpected surprise. Take a look at the video here:

Check out some of our top posts of the week and see why Kathy Griffin Exits Fashion Police and the cast of the new Beauty and the Beast Movie. Also, take a look as Will Ferrell joins the MLB for a day playing 9 games.

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