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Happy Father’s Day!

The Management Team at Face Activities wishes our members a very Happy Father’s Day!

 

Today is a chance to honor and celebrate our fathers, who have had such a great impact on our lives, and our development as human beings.

As we enjoy time with our father’s, and our families, today, we can’t help but ask ourselves: what’s the history of this popular and endearing holiday tradition that so many enjoy today?

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Let’s leave skin color aside

Human beauty has nothing to do with skin color. It’s the structure of the human face that makes the difference, whether the person is beautiful, ugly, presentable, or not. Let’s leave skin color aside once and for all, and don’t engage in racist conversations, because it’s definitely shameful.

Americans aren’t just white, but many races, including Native American, black, white, brown, Asian, and many more. 

Calling black people in America African Americans is wrong, in my understanding. It gives the criminal white supremacist mind the idea of doing wrong to black people. They are not Africans any more. They’ve been living here, along side white people, for 400 years. 

Black and brown Americans have had at least the same share in building this country, and maybe more so, than white Americans. Haven’t they arrived at the same time and done the all hard, difficult work? 

And all Angels of the Great God aren’t white either. We make them white in our imagination. If angels exist we should imagine them with different colorS.

That is the reality. And if we think this way it may change human stupidity and nonsensical behavior in regards to our treatment of the human race and each other.

Please be advised, we must use this opportunity and the people’s frustration to make drastic, major, reasonable changes to the law. Stop killing and committing crimes against innocent black people.

Otherwise all the lives lost  (Trayvon  Martin, Tamir Rice, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more, will be for nothing. We certainly do not want that to happen: enough is enough! Change is long, long over due.

I wish demonstrators all over the USA start celebrating the lost one’s lives, even by dancing in the streets and expressing their feeling in this manner—why not?

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The Significance of Easter

Significance of Easter

The management team of Face Activities wishes our members and visitors, and their families, a very Happy Easter!

Easter is the most important holiday in Christianity. It’s celebrated by 2.2 billion Christians world-wide. Traditional Christians worship the divinity of Jesus, and Easter Sunday is the day, according to the Bible, when Jesus rose from the dead, revealing himself to be a divine figure. Easter, at its essence, actually defines Christianity.

Easter is the culmination of “holy week,” including many religious events. Most well known are Palm Sunday (a celebratory day) commemorating when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (a symbol representing a peaceful King) and Good Friday (a day of fasting and penance), commemorating his crucifixion and death at the hands of the Romans. The joyful holiday of Easter, commemorating his Resurrection, caps the holy week with an exuberant feast.

As with Christmas and other Christian holidays, many pagan elements have worked their way into modern Easter celebrations. This blending of traditions was encouraged by the early church, which sought to incorporate diverse religious and cultural groups into the religion by adopting and repurposing the ancient religious holidays and culturally specific imagery of these groups. For this reason rabbits and eggs, which were common pagan fertility symbols throughout Europe, have their place in the modern holiday.

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Bill Gates says the coronavirus is a pandemic and a ‘once-in-a-century pathogen.’ Here are the solutions he’s proposing to fight it.

Bill Gates has warned for years that the world is not ready for a deadly pandemic…” (Insider.com, Yahoo News)

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Article Written by Aria Bendix

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How Long Can Coronavirus Live On Surfaces, And Does Disinfecting Work?

“When it comes to the new coronavirus going around (aka COVID-19), good hygiene seems to be our best line of defense. Because the virus has only been on our radar for a couple of months, we don’t have a preventive vaccine yet, nor do we have an effective way to treat the respiratory illness the virus causes. And though researchers are getting close to putting potential vaccines to the test, it’ll likely be about a year before they’re ready for us…” (Huff Post Life, Yahoo News)

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Article by Julia Ries

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Tonight: The Academy Awards!

How did the Academy Awards Start?

How to watch or stream

Once again tonight’s 92nd Academy Awards will be host-free, and proves to be an entertaining event, with a star-studded line-up of nominees, including such Hollywood legends as Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Brad Pitt, Renée Zellweger, Scarlett Johansson, and many more.

The film Joker, the dark origin story of Batman’s titular nemesis, is nominated for many awards, and its lead actor, Joaquin Phoenix, is a favorite for winning, despite the tough field.

In a year when the event’s commitment to diversity has been questioned, Cynthia Erivo is the only woman of color nominated for Best Actress in Harriet, the riveting biography of the Underground Railroad’s Harriet Tubman: a former slave who risked her life to lead others to freedom in the ante bellum south.

History of the Event

The Academy Awards (officially rebranded as “The Oscars” in 2013) originated in 1929, as a means to acknowledge outstanding achievement in the motion picture industry.

There was a small, private dinner ceremony on May 16, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California—under 300 people attended. An after-party at the Mayfair Hotel followed the main ceremony. Fifteen artists, directors and film-industry professionals were honored, but in contrast to later ceremonies, the winners had already been announced to the press three months earlier.

The tradition of the surprise reveal started with the second awards ceremony, in 1930, and the sealed envelope was introduced in 1941, after a newspaper leaked the news prematurely (the papers were given winning names early, with the agreement that they wouldn’t publish until 11:00 pm the night of the big event.)

The first Best Actor award went to Emil Jannings, for “The Last Command” and “The Way of All Flesh.” It’s interesting to note that the early awards were given for all the work done by the recipient during the qualifying period, unlike modern awards, which are typically given for one specific film project. Life time achievement awards are one exception to this modern trend.

Another difference of interest to film enthusiasts pertains to the Foreign Film category. Foreign films were honored with special achievement awards until 1957, at the 29th Academy Awards Ceremony, when the Foreign Film Category was added to the repertoire.

To date nearly three thousand Oscar statuettes have been awarded to a wide range of film professionals and personalities.

While the Oscars honor outstanding achievement in motion pictures, the following major awards honor outstanding achievement in other entertainment and media venues:

  • Grammy Awards – Music industry
  • Emmy Awards – Television
  • Tony Awards – Stage Performance
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