It is no secret that our country’s history is tainted by the ugly mark of prejudice and racism. However, this week, a wrong was righted as President Obama awarded Medals of Honor to 24 war heroes who had previously been passed over for the award because of race or religion. The three men pictured here are the only men that are still living. Honorees, from left, include Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, Sergeant First Class Jose Rodela, and Specialist Four Santiago J. Erevia. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). Via The White House
Check out how the Affordable Care Act is benefiting seniors. Via National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Too old to become an indie star? Hmm.. we think not! This is 70-year-old Linda Perhacs from Topanga, Calif. Although Linda spent most of her life working as a dental hygienist, she now finds herself recording and performing for an indie label. It’s never to make your dreams come true. Go Linda! Via New York Times
"The army stationed me down South when I was younger, and I couldn’t even use the same bathroom as white people. But things have changed so much. The younger generation isn’t nearly as racist. I’ve been sitting here for fifty years. So much has changed. This neighborhood used to be all black. A white person couldn’t even walk down this street. All the races kept to themselves. Now you’ve got Indians talking to Pakistanis, blacks talking to whites, everybody is here and learning from each other’s cultures. I’ve been sitting here for 50 years. Things are getting better."
Following the footsteps of American Apparel, The Row and other designer brands, NARS Cosmetics has named 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling the new face of its 20th anniversary campaign. Wow, what a statement! We are excited to see more age diversity in cosmetics campaigns. Congratulations to Ms. Rampling, whose beauty is clearly timeless. Via @elle http://www.elle.com/news/beauty-makeup/nars-charlotte-rampling