Barbara Williams
Barbara Williams
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Birthday
1953-00-00
Occupations
Actor
Career Highlights
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Main types
Actress
Guest starred in
Liaisons
1993-09-27
Under the Bed
1995-05-26
Starred in
Digger
Oh, What a Night
Thief of Hearts
1984-10-19
Watchers
Perfect Pie
Spouse
Tom Hayden
Relationships
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Tom Hayden, A Warrior For Justice: Rest In Peace
Huffington Post - about 1 month
I considered Tom Hayden a friend and a colleague. We did not get together often, but we collaborated on a number of occasions, I teaching with him in a class he offered on deep ecology years ago at a community college in Santa Monica; he lecturing at my university. When I was stepping down as president of my University of Creation Spirituality, I invited him to take over as president. He took the invitation very seriously and came up to Oakland for us to interview him and he to interview us. Unfortunately he turned the invitation down after serious deliberation, citing his need to remain free from institutional demands in order to maintain his true vocation as an activist and researcher. We shared books we and others wrote. He was both an activist and a true intellectual because he was a relentless asker of questions. His scholarship was always directed, as is the Irish way, toward behavior and action. When he joined the civil rights movement in the south as a young man ...
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We Live on Borrowed Time: Talking Points for Democrats & Activists
Huffington Post - 12 months
"I know, therefore, that we live on borrowed Time." Ending the War in Iraq, 2007, p. 208 1. We need to understand, name, blame, and frame the Long War Doctrine: The Long War Doctrine--advanced by Pentagon planners and neo-conservatives almost ten years ago--projects up to 80 years of US military intervention to "win" the battle with radical jihadists. The implications are almost unthinkable to most Americans, or at least they have been until now. Eighty years means 20 presidential terms, twice as many congressional sessions, and bloodletting beyond description, with costs that exceed decades' worth of GDP--not to mention our political capacity. Can it possibly be winnable or affordable, and based on unified public opinion? Will it bankrupt our budget for health care, social security, education, and climate/environmental protection? Politically, few Republicans or military officials have wanted to open this discussion up to the American people--yet it's a crucial dimension we nee ...
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Black Christian Leaders Changing the World (Part 2 of 3)
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
This is the second installment of a three-part series highlighting a few of the many Black Christian leaders I've had the privilege of learning from throughout my career. (See the first installment here.) We shouldn't wait until the month of February to celebrate black leaders who are changing the face of global Christianity. These leaders are prayer warriors, spiritual giants, and world changers. Please feel free to highlight the leaders who have inspired you in the comment section, and check back soon for the third installment! Thank you for joining me in this celebration of African American History Month (http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/)! Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner is considered one of the most influential Black Evangelicals in Washington. Together with her late husband Tom Skinner (listen to his famous speech at Urbana in 1970), she founded the Skinner Leadership Institute in the early 1990's. The mission of the Skinner Leadership Institute, is to create and ...
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The 'S' Word, the 'D' Word and <i>12 Years a Slave</i>
Huffington Post - about 3 years
I once spoke to a writing class at a respected evangelical university on the Good Samaritan, a basic message about God's call to love everyone. In the course of my hour-long lecture, I mentioned the word "slavery" once. One time. That one mention was met with this one question during the Q-and-A time: "What does slavery have to do with anything?" The young evangelical proceeded to tell me, "Slavery only lasted about 50 years and it wasn't even that bad. I mean they were better off because of it, right? They got Christianity, didn't they?" I learned a survival lesson on that day: Don't even mention the "s" word to white people. It's not safe. But at Sojourners' Special Faith Leaders' Screening of 12 Years a Slave, Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner said something profound during the post-screening panel discussion of the film: "White people don't want to talk about what happened," Williams-Skinner said. "We need racial reconciliation in our nation and in the church, but reconciliatio ...
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'12 Years A Slave' Film Sparks Discussion About Modern Race Relations
Huffington Post - about 3 years
WASHINGTON (RNS) The new movie “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history, but religious leaders hope it might spark increased attention about present-day race relations. “It is the elephant in the room,” said the Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, a facilitator of the National African American Clergy Network, speaking at a panel discussion after a recent screening. “If you even raise race today, you are ‘race baiting.’ You’re playing ‘the race card,’” said Williams-Skinner, who is also the CEO of the Skinner Leadership Institute. The movie gives an unflinching account of the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man living in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., who was kidnapped and spent a dozen years as a slave in the South, wrongly accused of being a Georgia runaway. Clergy and activists hope the movie that opens Friday (Oct. 18) — with its depiction of whippings and other degradation — will be a catalyst for churches to recall slavery and address the current state of th ...
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Rev. Gabriel Salguero: Why We Can't Wait: The Future of the US Democracy
Huffington Post - over 3 years
As Christian faith leaders, two of our deepest values are love and justice. Informed by our Christian heritage and legacy of our shared histories in pursuit of a more perfect union, we know our nation is deeply enriched by the inclusion of a great mosaic of people in our democracy. Our eyes are on the prize of a democracy that reflects the universal principles of love and justice. However, two recent developments in our national landscape have called us to speak-up about the direction of our shared democracy. Just weeks ago, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Since 1965, the Voting Rights Act has been the shield that has protected the rights of racial-ethnic minorities to vote against state efforts to discriminatorily limit their voting strength. Several of the nine states that were previously covered by the requirement have begun to implement changes in voting procedures, such as restrictive voter ID laws, that will negatively impact, and ...
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Survey Finds 11 Texas School Districts Spent $227 Million On Discipline, Security
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Officials in Texas spend $227 million annually on disciplinary problems and school security, according to a recent Texas Appleseed survey of 11 major public school districts representing 1 million students. According to the Texas Tribune, the report comes ahead of a joint meeting of the Senate education and criminal justice committees to address school discipline. It examined spending on expulsions, in-school suspensions, alternative schools and policing, the Associated Press reports. The schools surveyed, which included the Dallas, San Antonio and Houston Independent School Districts, spent approximately $140 million during the 2010-11 school year on out-of-school suspensions, referrals to Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs — which place offending students in a separate classroom or building from the general student body — and discretionary expulsions to Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs, where districts are required to send students for whom DAE ...
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As Poverty Remains Stagnant, Churches Call For Greater Advocacy
Huffington Post - about 4 years
WASHINGTON (RNS) The plight of Americans living in poverty has not improved during the last year, according to newly released Census data, and Christian leaders said Wednesday (Sept. 12) that poverty must become a priority for Christians if it is not a priority for Washington. "Across the political and theological spectrum, the faith community is putting aside differences and taking up the biblical vocation of protecting the poor and bringing their stories and struggles to light," said Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, a progressive Christian group based in Washington. According to U.S. Census data released Wednesday, in 2011 median household income declined and the poverty rate remained mostly unchanged from 2010, at 15 percent. The federal government defines poverty as annual income of $23,021 for a family of four. Wallis said the new data indicate that the "Circle of Protection" around the poor that he and other Christian leaders launched last year remai ...
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'Continuum' Renewed For Second Season
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
Specialty channel Showcase has announced that sci-fi television show "Continuum" has been renewed for a second season. The phenomenally successful series, which performed very well over the usually slow summer season, will begin production on the 13-episode season 2 in Vancouver in 2013. Ratings for the show shattered all previous Showcase premiere records, and dominated its Sunday night 9-10 p.m. timeslot. "'Continuum' was a tremendous success for the channel," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media, in a press release. "We are proud to green-light such a prolific ratings hit and original series for a second season, and to continue Kiera's journey through time for our dedicated viewers." Read More... More on Video
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Missy Peregrym On 'Rookie Blue' Season 3: William Shatner Kicks Ass, Sam And Andy Try Again
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Missy Peregrym, who plays the idealist Officer Andy McNally on the hit show "Rookie Blue," is joking around with her co-star Matt Gordon (Oliver Shaw) on a rare day off. The cast of everybody's favorite summer cop drama is so tight-knit, they actually want to hang out together when they're not shooting. This season, the affable cast welcomes a new rookie into its fold: Peter Mooney ("Camelot"), who plays Nick Collins, a newly-minted cop with an army background. Nick isn't the only new cast member shaking up the group -- this season also marks the introduction of Andy's estranged mother (Barbara Williams) as well as a guest spot by William Shatner. With Season 3 set to premiere this week, we grilled Peregrym about everything there is to know about the Sam (Ben Bass) &amp; Andy saga, Andy's suspension and how the new rookie fits into everything. She was pretty tight-lipped, but we did manage to pry a few good nuggets out of her. What's it like having a new rookie this season? [L ...
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Now Open at Fox Mill: Shelby's Hallmark
Herndon Patch - over 4 years
When Susie and Jack Hauslein retired and closed their store, Jackie Lynn's Hallmark, last year, they lamented the shaky economy and the fact they could not find a new owner for their store at Fox Mill Shopping Center. The Hausleins operated the store at 2553 John Milton Dr. from 1995 until last June. The space sat vacant until last Friday, when the owner of three local Hallmark stores moved one of her existing shops to the location. Lisa Gaudette owns Hallmark shops in McLean, Alexandria and Oakton. She shuttered the Alexandria store several months ago, but says she was pleased to find the Fox Mill vacancy.  "This is just the kind of community we were looking for," she said. Merchandise is still being moved in, but Shelby's has a wide selection of cards and gift items on display, Gaudette said, pointing out some of the candles and bath items in a Mother's Day display. As an added bonus, several loyal employees of Jackie Lynn's returned to work at the new Shelby's Hallmar ...
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Inside Sharpton's National Action Network
Big Government - over 4 years
You didn’t have to attend Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) Conference last week to get Sharpton’s radical message. As Washington, D.C.’s non-voting Congresswoman Eleanor Norton (D) told the audience at Thursday’s NAN Luncheon, “Reverend Al’s megaphone is attached to a television,” giving praise to his unique position as a powerful political activist with the advantage of a “news” show on MSNBC. But that doesn’t mean close attention to the event isn’t well deserved. With extraordinarily high profile guests from President Obama’s cabinet, such as; Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sabelius, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Sharpton’s four-day conference was not to be missed. On top of that star-studded list of guest speakers, panelists included many high profile labor leaders, civil rights activists, spiritual leaders as well as other attendees from across the country. The eve ...
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Brighton, Hartland High School Counselors Give Spring Break Safety Tips
Brighton Patch - over 4 years
Spring break is here, a time many high school students anticipate and plan for all year. Both Brighton and Hartland students will be off starting Friday and will return to school April 16. It’s an exciting time full of beaches, cruise ships, family vacations or a trip with friends. Wherever the destination may be, spring break is a time meant for fun, relaxation, maybe a last hurrah with high school friends and always for making memories. Barb Williams, Brighton High School Substance Abuse Counselor, said that during the last couple of years, the district has made a concentrated effort to educate parents and students about spring break. "Kids see it as a right of passage - everybody should be able to go and everybody deserves to go," Williams said. "And everybody who does go, drinks and parties and whatever. We were really concerned, because every year we also heard horror stories - situations that occurred, things that happened to students and complications that arise due, ...
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Free sleep screenings offered at Valley Hospital's Center for Sleep Medicine ... - NorthJersey.com
Google News - about 5 years
Free sleep screenings are being offered by the Center for Sleep Medicine at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood for anyone who has trouble falling asleep, wakes up often or snores consistently. Patients will meet one-on-one with a
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Workers from Ground Zero face multitude of illnesses. - NorthJersey.com
Google News - over 5 years
More than 30000 police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who toiled in the smoldering wreckage at Ground Zero suffer physical or mental health problems today, health officials say. Toxic smoke spews from the
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Unlikely beginning of a man who helped revitalize Charleston - Charleston Post Courier
Google News - over 5 years
He was told when he was at Bishop England High School that he wasn&#39;t college material. He wound up instead at Murray Vocational School, the Navy and a job as a television repairman. Last week, more than five decades later,
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Brides go gypsy and boofy - New Zealand Herald
Google News - over 5 years
When bride-to-be Barbara Williams, 23, decided to marry her sweetheart, Fakaanga Mapa, she knew exactly what she wanted in a dress: &quot;I just want it to be huge.&quot; And just like the gypsy brides from the show, her inspiration came from Disney fairy tales
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Kenneth L. Williams - Jamestown Post Journal
Google News - over 5 years
He was born April 24, 1955, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the son of David and Barbara Williams. Prior to his retirement, he worked as an independent painting contractor, and also in the lumber business. Kenny was know for his humor and love of family
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