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Run Run, Your Freedom

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Every day we hear more stories of police brutality and it doesn’t stop.  Even when people are protesting and begging for justice, it still happens.  Oklahoma?  What is wrong with our country?  Why are police doing this?  Why?  The story goes so deep that most can’t understand.  This is not the platform to discuss but please understand that Cliché Magazine supports a movement that all life matters. We fell in love with this song, so we are going to share it with everyone!!!!

We stand with you and next to you….arm in arm, hand in hand.  The saddest thing is that we have no leadership.  Our PRESIDENT decided to do his own thing.  Never supported people fighting for rights that  EVERYONE should have.  Nothing else should be said about that.  We, the people….we are who cares.  No one else cares.  After all these years, corporations and companies want to speak up??  Why?  Because you might lose money?  Because you might loose brand affinity or brand loyalty? 

Shame on you.  It’s 2020 and this is beyond BAD.  We, as the greatest nation on earth should help our citizens, support them no matter their color and love them.  Unite our country…….don’t destroy it.  What is Trump doing?? Why?  By design or pure stupidity?  I guess we’ll find out soon. So many people love this country……DON’T destroy it.  Lift people up and make them feel that they matter.  Inspire them, create hope and take care of your fucking country.  We are so angry and very sad.  All lives matter, we are American?  Want to take our site down?  You can’t fire us……we stand united ad we are PISSED.

NO RIOTING. NO FIGHTING.  Don’t let them dictate how we react.  Search inside your soul and figure it out because NO ONE will do it for you.  One love, One peace and UNITY. 

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What To Wear To Your Socially Distant 4th of July Party

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This Fourth of July is not like any most of us have ever experienced. With COVID-19 still a very real threat, how are we supposed to celebrate? Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, says, “Remember that COVID won’t take July 4th weekend off. Wear a mask. Stay six feet apart. Wash hands with soap often. Big July 4 parties — especially indoor ones — are a bad idea. A really bad idea.” on his Twitter, letting his 2.3 million followers know that just because we are being safe, it doesn’t mean we have to forfeit celebrations all together. 

After you have narrowed down the list of who is coming to your Fourth of July social distance bash, you have to decide what to wear. Being as it is the Fourth of July, naturally you gravitate towards the red, white, and blue in your wardrobe- but there’s more you can do to stand out. Here are 3 ways to stand out, from 6 feet away, at your Fourth of July celebration. 

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1- Be The Sunshine

While the Fourth typically calls for patriotic garments, it is also a summer event. As an adult, it may feel harder to put together an American flag outfit without it looking childish, so a good way to change it up, while staying in theme, is to throw in some light colors. Instead of a deep red, pick out a pastel pink pair of shorts to go with a white blouse, and add some bright blue accessories such as a wide brim hat or bracelets. Bright yellows are becoming popularized again, so incorporating a sunshiny hue into your outfit is definitely a pro-tip this coming summer. 

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2- Masks, But Make it Fashion!

Masks are becoming more and more prominent in our day to day fashion and lifestyle. While many have been incorporating masks into fashion for events such as Coachella for years now, the average person is still getting used to wearing them for mundane tasks such as a grocery store run or a trip to the park. While masks can sometimes be a nuisance, it is important that we look at the bright side. Masks can actually enhance your outfit, especially themed outfits. If you are looking for a great way to show your patriotism and still stay safe, you can get a mask that has the American flag on it. If you are looking for something simple to tie in your outfit, a mask of the right color could be the cherry on top you are looking for. 

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3- Filled to The Brim 

It’s 4:00 p.m. and the sun is beating down hard on your barbecue. You are sweating and it’s hard to see how much margarita mix you’re spilling when the sun is in your eyes. Where do you go from here? The perfect accessory for this year’s summer bashes is a wide brimmed hat. It functions as a means to protect your face, eyes, and head from the sun’s rays, while also being the statement piece of your outfit. Paired with a relatively plain and color blocked outfit such as the aforementioned white blouse with pastel pink shorts, this accessory stands out without creating a busy look of too many pieces put together.

While your Fourth of July look may be important, it is imperative that we all stay safe during these times.

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How to Throw a Killer BBQ this Fourth of July

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So you’re the one throwing a barbeque this year. Your chairs are packed and you’re ready to head off to the local July Fourth Parade, knowing that shortly after the bagpipes and fire engines pass, you’ll be scrambling back home to prepare for company. If you’re an old pro at the game, you know the ins and outs of humid-holiday-barbeque. But if you’re wondering how to ensure the town raves about this year’s barbeque for years to come, be sure to tackle these tips!

1. Cater to the Foodies
Most likely, those attending your get-together will be expecting some type of alcoholic beverage, and nothing says Fourth of July like home-made Sangria. Check out this “Best Party Sangrea Recipe” recipe from Stacy Slinkard at wine.about.com

1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz)
1 Lemon cut into wedges
1 Orange cut into wedges
1 Lime cut into wedges
2 Tbsp sugar
Splash of orange juice or lemonade
2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional)
1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
4 Cups ginger ale
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In addition to rich sips, your friends and family will all admit that half the reason they came over is grilled meat. Rather than the typical hamburger/hot dog duo, impress your friends with these Kraft Sweet BBQ Chicken Kebabs.

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks (1-1/2 inch)
1each red and green pepper, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
½ cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
3 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
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2. Liven Things Up!
Although your red-white-and-blue clad friends will be content chatting it up on the deck, you’ll gain major points when you whip out the lawn games. Croquet, horseshoes and “bags” are well-loved, and can be played by kids and adults alike. Be sure to consider the weather, too, when preparing the fun. Have games set out inside, like a deck of cards, Bananagrams, or Apples to Apples – just in case rain decides to join the party.
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3. Make Sure Sparks Fly
When everything is said and done, your friends are in high spirits, and you’re done fussing over refilling the ice bucket, it’s time to relax under a star filled sky. Set up a safe place in the lawn or street, clear from trees and traffic, and be sure to have at least 15 solid minutes of fireworks at your disposal. Then hand off fire-work duty to a trusted friend or family member – now’s your time to kick back. Afraid of what the neighbors might say? Invite them to join in too! Fourth of July without fireworks is like Christmas without Santa – it’s simply impossible.
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Let’s Celebrate Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a time to remind ourselves of the meaning of sacrifice and to put personal struggles and difficulties in perspective. Our brave troops sacrifice their lives everyday in the line of battle defending our country, and deserve plenty of respect. Across the nation, citizens were marking Memorial Day with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries, parades and even barbecues, which is an American past time that will never go out of style.

President Barack Obama, made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day. Obama arrived at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan to speak with troops and visit soldiers being treated at a base hospital. Obama directed all government agencies in the United States to fly their flags at half-staff on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

At least 2,181 members of the U.S. military have died during the nearly 13-year Afghan war and thousands more have been wounded. (Huffington Post)

It is devastating to know the harsh realities of the brutal war that has been taking place for so long in Afghanistan. This statistic alone proves how selfless men and women who enlist in the armed services are, and it makes me very grateful to them. Whether you were at the beach today, firing up the grill with your family, or taking advantage of that great Memorial Day sale, I hope you all took a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this influential holiday.

Let’s celebrate Memorial Day by supporting our amazing troops, and being thankful for the safety and security they provide to us.

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International Women’s Day

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In 1975, the United Nations began the tradition of recognizing March 8 annually as International Women’s Day. Each year, the UN selects a theme to promote the day, and the theme for 2014 is “Equality for women is progress for all.” The fact that gender equality is this year’s main focus is very important “because progress in so many other areas depends on it”(UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon)

Below is a flyer tweeted from the United Nations twitter account regarding the Women’s Day event that took place on Friday. The secretary-general was joined at the event by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Women have come a long way in the course of American history, from being able to receive a formal education, all the way to fighting to receive voting rights. Although men were viewed as superior to women for many years, through activism and endless strides women have been able to prove that anything a man can do a woman can do too. Today is all about girl power and strong female bonds! It is important for women to help each other, so that together we can succeed and achieve greatness.

Below is a link of an International Women’s Day video montage put together by singer Beyonce, who is an advocate on the issue of feminism and women’s rights.

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