The NAACP selected the City of Philadelphia as the location for its 106th annual convention. The theme for this year is – Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice. The event promises to be an amazing one. As usual, the convention will focus on the NAACP’s six priority areas. These are: Civic engagement Health care Education policy Economic development Environmental justice Criminal justice system One thing I found extremely interesting was the fact that these areas have always been priority items for the grassroots organization. Recent events in Ferguson, Baltimore and Charleston did not influence these priority areas, but certainly show they are relevant. An additional interesting fact us that one in every 10 board seats in the NAACP is reserved for a young person. In fact young people are a major consideration in each of the priority items.
I am working with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding, and I am helping speak out for students across Pennsylvania. I am being compensated, but as always all opinions are my own. #FairFundingPA There are two types of students in Pennsylvania. The ones who go to schools that are adequately funded, and the ones who attend schools that are struggling to meet their basic needs. There is hope for students at schools that are financially strapped. That help comes in the form of an adequate and equitable Basic Education Funding formula—something the Campaign for Fair Education Funding is striving to achieve. The campaign’s mission is to ensure that Pennsylvania adopts and maintains such a system of funding public education by 2016. The Campaign for Fair Education Funding is made up of organizations and people (you can hyperlink organizations and people with http://fairfundingpa.org/about/campaign-members.) that, collectively, represent Pennsylvanians from every corner of the state, such as education advocates, teachers and school administrators, … Continue reading →
It is terrific to spring into action by taking advantage of cloud based storage technology. Storage mediums for computers have changed drastically and over the course of the past twenty years. When I purchased my first computer 20 years ago, we used 5 inch floppy disks for storage. Later the floppy disks dropped in size to 3 inches. Later there were jazz drives, portable hard disk drives, compact discs, DVDs, SD card and flash drives available as storage options. Today cloud based storage options are all the rage. Cloud based storage is a way of referring to storage systems that internet based. One of the advantages of cloud based storage systems is that in addition to having storage on your device of choice, you have the ability to access your files anywhere you have internet access.
It is a well-known fact that our bodies are 75% water. That water is used and must be replaced everyday. Almost everyone has heard the expression, “You never miss the water until the well runs dry.” On two occasions over the past two years I have found this expression to be true. Two years ago I was feeling sick to my stomach, my head hurt, I was dizzy and was having trouble breathing. I had no idea what the problem was. It turned out that I was dehydrated. A year later, I was taking medication because I had a bronchial infection. I took a pill without water and my throat was severely burned as a result. These two incidents both required medical attention and treatment. In other words I was extremely ill because I had not been drinking enough water. I was then and am still embarrassed that living in … Continue reading →
Most people their lives trying to figure out a way to make their mark on the world. It is human nature to want to leave a mark beyond, to have a history worthy of note. My husband Darren says people leave a mark and make a place in history through their children. I think we leave a mark by the good deeds we do for others. Here are some of the ways I have attempted to leave my mark on the world: married a man I loved and built a life that shows others that anyone can find and keep a spouse raising four children to be independent, strong and kind Christian people helped a woman who always dreamed of starting a blog to get her first article up and out to the world helped a young man wrongly charged with murder to get a fair trial and be found … Continue reading →
It is now the last day of the year, the major gift giving holidays are almost over. However, the need for gifts never ends. Most people who gave gifts to their children are amazed that the piles of gifts that costs so many dollars and so many hours of work are sitting on the floor in the middle of the room and the children are claiming to be bored. As a result, many people are wishing they had spent their money differently this holiday season. If you are one of those people, I suggest you check out Oxfam America. More specifically, I encourage you to check out the gifts at Oxfam America Unwrapped. These are gifts that will be appreciated by the recipients nd their families, long after the gift is received. In addition, you can give these gifts all year long. They will always be the right size and … Continue reading →