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Precious excitement surrounding the film continues to grow as the gripping story of a young woman's struggle to overcome his past to open in theaters this weekend. The protagonist of the film is Claireece "Precious" Jones, a teenage mother who abused dark skin, obesity and illiteracy.
Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, a diversity educator at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, considers Push a powerful story that addresses many secrets that the African-American community continues to deal with such as sexual abuse, illiteracy, skin tones and obesity. "I am brown-skinned, but have within my family people whose skin runs the range from fair skinned to very dark. That is who we are in America," she says. "I am proud to see a star in a film who is dark, and whose size represents many within our culture and in African culture. Size is a major issue because of health, but also because of our desire to look more American, whatever that is.'"
If Precious' character will boost the stereotypes about body image, she says that all come in different sizes and shapes. "I do not see how this is a stereotype," he said. "This is part of a rainbow."
Sergeant Kimberly Munley has been praised for its "amazing performance and aggressive," Supreme Commander at Fort Hood, Lieutenant General Bob Cone, who attributed it to stop the shooting rampage that killed 13 people, after Texas. Munley attacker was shot four times despite what he himself was wounded.
Munley, who had been trained in active-response tactics, rushed into the building and confronted the shooter as he was turning a corner, Cone said.She was well enough to spend last night phoning fellow officers to find out about casualties in the attack, the New York Daily News reported.
Cone said Munley aggressive response training taught her that "if you act aggressively, so the shooter will have fewer victims."
Soldiers, who saw the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, which left 13 people died said the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" he shot fellow soldiers, Base commander said Friday.
As he laid out what happened, Cone lauded the soldiers on-scene who struggled mightily to help others. "In talking to many of the soldiers in the hospital last night," Cone said to Smith, "they reported almost a very calm and measured approach by the gunman, who went around and, in some cases, talked to one young man who was shot four times, and by the same shooter. And then when he thought -- he said, 'I made the mistake of moving, and I was shot again.'
"And ... how to change the direction of the shooter, the soldiers scramble on the floor and try to help each other carry each other outside the building. And at one point clear of the shooter, many soldiers began to run, walk outside and started shooting of the building a press and some of the fleeing soldiers when they try.