Let’s take a moment to go back in the days of Obama running for the presidency — the debates, the special reports, his appearances on political media programs. Obama blamed Republicans for America’s problems relating to national and/or international matters. This proved to be a good strategy towards winning both of his elections. However, this style of blaming has … [Read more...]
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Jamar Clark is now well known nation-wide, due to his tragic death at the hands of police, November 15, 2015. It has now been announced that the county attorney will not charge the two White police officers involved in his death. Unlike Jamar Clark, Jerome Copeland is not publically well known except to the agencies investigating the shooting. On the week of … [Read more...]
It is chilling to see that the U.S. government views local Somali Americans as acceptable “collateral damage” in their pursuit of “terror suspects.” The government uses the tweeted death threats against the FBI agents and a federal judge that came from 20-year-old Khaalid Abdulkadir as an excuse to terrorize his family. When the FBI stormed the house, one of the … [Read more...]
During my tenure in human resources, I have given advice to numerous employees. The topic of leadership, in particular, leading from wherever you are in the organization, consistently comes up. Let’s explore some best practices for leading and influencing from any role. Whether you’re a manager, a frontline worker, or an independent contractor, at some point you … [Read more...]
We must ensure it continues to do so There is an early episode of the 1970s sitcom Good Times titled “The Dinner Party” where the Evans family suspects that an elderly neighbor of theirs has resorted to eating pet food. It turns out that she was indeed doing so as her Social Security checks were not enough for her to make ends meet. Although this episode aired more … [Read more...]