Wendell Pierce’s Sterling Farms is bringing something beautiful to low-income neighborhoods in Louisiana. This is a beautiful concept that will hopefully be emulated throughout the country. Please learn more about this amazing and creative endeavor: Read and Watch.
As a reminder as to why this is so necessary and inspiring, please do see the film, On Demand.
, which is available
Although the following article was written because of the violence and bigotry that prevails in our world today, it somehow provides me with a source of comfort and inspiration. The legacies left behind by those you see in the video are alive, well and becoming more complete every day: Imagine a World Without Hate.
A Place at the Table – Already on Movies On Demand!
The Waiting Room
The House I Live In – Already on Movies On Demand!
And Coming Soon:
Remote Area Medical – The Movie
I am absolutely positively amazed at the amount and quality of forward leaning research that is being disseminated at this time in print and film, subsequently, framing much-needed dialogues in American society and our global village! I already have a must read that I will be picking up today, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and it looks like I will also be purchasing Al Gore’s The Future. I am truly looking forward to putting my thinking cap on and reading these two books.
In the meantime, I found this blog from Al Gore, Worsening Income Inequality, to be thought provoking. I hope you do, too.
Also, please take some time to visit Lean In.org.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this Awareness Day became obsolete!
I am so grateful for this beautiful soul. She has worked tirelessly for decades to address all issues affecting children. Please take the time to read this article. You will not only learn a great deal and be surprised by some of the data but you will also greatly appreciate the intensity and light that Marian is sharing with us in her endeavors to effect lasting positive change.
An All-American Crisis
For those who are not familiar with her life’s work, please click on the following link which will guide you to the Children’s Defense Fund and which is only a part of her inspiring legacy:
The Children’s Defense Fund
The following article provides some insight into the dual economies that we are living in. I do consider the economic situation in the United States to be a “dual economy”, a term which is continually used in development economics. Historically and traditionally, dual economies have always featured full-blown informal sectors as well as large black market economies which are hard to compile accurate data on. Moreover, the term is predominantly used to describe the types of labor which are being conducted within the overall economy.
With a “dual financial economy” (as described in this article), however, the focus is placed on a true division in finance between Wall Street and its investors and the economy in which most of you and I live in. Complicated by the almost intangible sectors of futures & derivatives markets which are highly instrumental in the smoke & mirrors aspects of the Wall Street economy, this is an economic condition that requires much more supervision and enforcement.
I sincerely hope that legislators and the executive branch will make a serious and sustained effort to put effective controls in place. One thing I am sure of is that more and more of the public are becoming aware of the fact that Wall Street is not playing the positive role it should in our daily lives. The last thing actors on Wall Street and on Capitol Hill want Americans to realize is that they may be living in a Banana Republic with the blessing of those we have sent to the Senate and House of Representatives to represent us.
Dow Jones Hits ‘Record High’ Thanks to Strong Performances From Smoke, Mirrors Sectors