Category Archives: Social Change

Social Media Displacing Unions as Teacher Walk-out Spreads to 2 More States

Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers joined their classroom brethren and sisters following West Virginia’s successful school boycott over cuts in pay, benefits, and school funding.  The statewide teachers’ strike that shuttered West Virginia schools for almost two weeks resulted in the … Continue reading

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A “Black Unicorn’s” Goal to Increase Diversity in Silicon Valley

While on the web, I stumbled across a new social media app that is still in BETA stage but appears quite intriguing.  The app is called STEAMRole, which CEO Clarence Wooten, a self-described “Black Unicorn” of Silicon Valley, compared to Tinder in … Continue reading

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Conversing Without a Smartphone–Is it Possible? And What are the Consequences, If Any?

  There’s an Italian joke, “What do you call an Italian with no arms? Mute. This came to mind the other night when I was talking with a family member and not one minute passed by before he whipped out … Continue reading

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You, me, and 15 others = 17

The second amendment is so frequently taken out of context.  The last 14 words read: “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” When James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights in 1789, America … Continue reading

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A family that shoots together stays together!

Family values is one of the core messages the NRA preaches to its members and supporters.  The NRA has created a culture that speaks to the very fabric that holds the NRA families together. By passing their gun rights agenda … Continue reading

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Connecting the Unconnected

Michael Saylor’s interview with Charlie Rose during class shared with us that billions of people are now using mobile phones, and in fact, 80% of the world’s global, literate population have them. However, according to the World Economic Forum, more … Continue reading

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The 59th Annual Grammy Awards: Your Age is Showing

The Grammy Awards is currently experiencing a big existential crisis with their consistent decline in viewership over the past few years, especially, among viewers aged 18-49. Although, the awards show did manage to at least maintain the same average rating as last year’s show … Continue reading

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