Police Reveal Details on Possible Suspect After 5-Year-Old Girl Disappears from NJ Playground
Dulce Maria Alavez


Police have revealed details on a possible suspect who may have taken 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez from Bridgeton City Park in New Jersey Monday afternoon.

Authorities with the Bridgeton Police Department say they are searching for a “light-skinned, possibly Hispanic man,” according to CBS Philadelphia and NBC Philadelphia.

The man is said to be between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and is described as having a “thin build, no facial hair and acne,” according to police, NBC Philadelphia reported. The suspect was wearing orange sneakers, red pants and a black shirt.

The suspect allegedly lured the young girl from the playground and into a red van with a sliding side door and tinted windows, police said, NBC Philadelphia reported.


Homeless people are dying on the streets of L.A. in record numbers.

Los Angeles Times

Living on the Streets, Dying on the Streets
The bodies are being found in virtually every corner of Los Angeles County: on sidewalks, along riverbeds, and in tents, parks, shelters, vehicles, motels and hospitals. On average, nearly three homeless people are dying every day — setting L.A. County on a record-setting pace to exceed 1,000 deaths this year, far higher than in the harsher climes of New York City. Columnist Steve Lopez explores the disturbing details and hits the streets to follow the case of one man who died Sunday on a West L.A. sidewalk: “You can call it a travesty. An emergency. A call to action. It is all those things.”

“Queen of the South”

Worth Watching: ‘Queen of the South’ Finale, ‘Why Women Kill,’ ‘Growing Up Hip Hip’ the Next Gen

Why Women Kill (streaming on CBS All Access): It takes two, or possibly, three to tango in this campy dramedy, depending on whose story you’re following.

Roush Review: ‘Why Women Kill’ Is a Campy Concoction of Suburban Dysfunction

Watch it on NETFLIX!


If you are in a calamity and don’t know what to do?

Take these simple steps to sort it out.

  1. Ask the right question from the right frame of mind and heart.
  2. Present the question from the place that is in the best interest of all the beings involved.
  3. Ask the question out loud.

“Somewhere out beyond ideas of right and wrong there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” — Rumi

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Don’t sacrifice the GOOD for the PERFECT.

Or, as Voltaire suggested in 1770, “Perfect is the enemy of good.”

“There is nothing known as “Perfect“. Its only those imperfections which we choose not to see!!” — Albert Einstein

Teen girls are now poisoning themselves at alarming rates. There are ways to help. In teen suicide data, deaths are rare but just the tip of the iceberg.

There’s no easy way to say this: In the past decade, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of teens attempting to kill themselves with poison. 

The data appeared Wednesday in The Journal of Pediatrics, and comes from poison control centers. Overall, the study finds the rate of poisoning attempts more than doubled among boys and girls. 

Girls, however, account for most of the rise. The study finds poisoning attempts by girls ages 10 to 12 increased 268 percent from 2010 to 2017, for instance. For girls ages 13 to 15, the poisoning rate increased 143 percent. 

Overall, it’s estimated that in 2018, close to 60,000 girls ages 10 to 18 tried to poison themselves. In 2008, that figure was closer to 30,000. 

The current study doesn’t describe the poisons used (that analysis is forthcoming), but anything from too many gummy vitamins to a high dose of opioids can be considered a poison if the intent was self-harm. And unfortunately, the researchers believe their findings are an underestimate, as there are sure to be poisonings that don’t make it into the database, as well as poisonings misclassified as accidental.

Source: Brian Resnick


Take me, for instance. I’m driven by this unrelenting thirst for knowledge and it is this very thirst for knowledge that I want to shell out in the same way that the miserable person doles out their misery. I want to instigate curiosity the way they instigate conflict. I want people to question how the subconscious mind works, try to understand the workings of our solar system, learn of ancient cultures and practices, expand on their perceptive horizons, etc. In other words, rather than drag someone down to my plane of misery, I want to pull someone up to my plane of curiosity.

Source: Melvin Udall

Notre-Dame de Paris—”Our Lady of Paris”

Photos of Notre-Dame explain in images what words cannot describe.

Tears and sobs express the grief of the onlookers.

Spoken words falter. Crowds sing in unison “Ave Maria” throughout the streets of Paris.

Ave Maria!
Maiden mild!
Oh, listen to a maiden’s prayer
For thou can’t hear amid the wild
This thou, this thou can’t save amid, despair
We slumbers safely tear the Mother
Though we be man outcast relived
Oh, Maiden, hear a maiden’s sorrow
Oh, Mother, hear a suppliant child!
Ave MariaAve Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Mari, a gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum…


Here’s WHY Women’s History Month is in March


Every March, we look forward to taking the time to celebrate the power of women. From everyday women to the celebrities we admire, we’re always up to get schooled on girl power. So, when it comes to Women’s History Month, we have some questions, like why is it in March, and how did it even come to be in the first place? We’ve answered that (and more) below.

In March of 1910, the Second International Conference of Women was held in Copenhagen, according to the University of Chicago.

In the United States, 17 countries were represented by nearly 100 women who advocated for their gender through various clubs, unions and socialist parties. They also formed demonstrations that pushed for voting rights, in addition to better working conditions and pay for female-dominated trades, like the textile industry.

At the gathering, it was decided the next year would mark the world’s first International Woman’s Day (later changed to “womens'” day) and it was officially celebrated on March 8, 1911.

However, according to the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHP), by 1978, a California-based organization (the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women) became frustrated with the lack of information about women’s history available to the public or in grade school curriculum. Branching off of the initial celebration, they initiated the creation of Women’s History Week, starting March 8. It was an instant hit.

Then Woman’s Day grew from a day to a week. 

Due to its popularity, over half a century later in 1975, the United Nations officially began sponsoring International Woman’s Day — with the UN’s General Assemblydeclaring that the day would be held “to recognize the fact that securing peace and social progress and the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms requires the active participation, equality and development of women; and to acknowledge the contribution of women to the strengthening of international peace and security.”

However, according to the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHP), by 1978, a California-based organization (the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women) became frustrated with the lack of information about women’s history available to the public or in grade school curriculum. Branching off of the initial celebration, they initiated the creation of Women’s History Week, starting March 8. It was an instant hit.

“Over one-hundred community women participated by doing special presentations in classrooms throughout the country and an annual ‘Real Woman’ Essay Contest drew hundreds of entries,” says the NWHA website.

And a week became a whole month.

In 1979, NWHP member Molly Murphy McGregor was invited to The Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. There, after sharing the success of the celebratory week, the national leaders in attendance wanted to bring back a version of Women’s History Week to their own communities. Because of the wide-ranging interest, efforts began to secure judicial support.

Success came in February 1980 after President Jimmy Carter declared in a presidential proclamation that the week of March 8 was officially National Womens’ History Week; congressional support soon followed, according to the NWHP.

As a result of its country-wide recognition and continued growth in state schools, government and organizations, by 1986, 14 states had gone ahead and dubbed the third month of the year Women’s History Month. A year later, this sparked congress to declare the holiday in perpetuity.

Now, let’s fast forward to 2019.

The NWHP always declares an annual theme. This year’s is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Non-Violence.”

“This year, we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society,” a representative with organization said. “For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace.”