FROM THE WASHINGTON POST: “A grand jury has declined to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson, Mo. police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked days of turbulent protests and a national conversation about race and police interactions with African Americans, prosecutors said Monday. The decision means that Wilson, 28, will face no state charges in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.”
#IfTheyGunnedMeDown is the latest phenomenon in social media. In lieu of too many tragic unjustified killings by police, people – particularly ethnic ones – are posting photos of themselves side-by-side in two different respects. One side is them in a respected capacity, while the other pictures them in what might be a questionable one.
I’m always impressed when intellect and wealth meet humanity. The initiatives and efforts of Bill and Melinda Gates in the realms of education, health, hunger and global economics are astounding. Oprah Winfrey’s school in Africa for girls; how she’s put young men through college here in the United States; and her “Legends Ball” where she honored Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee, among others, before they left this earth will forever amaze me.
Taco Bell is tired of Micky-D’s raking in all that breakfast dough. So they’ve decided to add breakfast food to their menu!!! While I’m sure there are several that are excited about a new fast food breakfast option, the stuff they’ll be selling, is not necessarily nutritious. I’ll let the menu speak for itself…
I was fortunate to be turned on to the mind of Marshall McLuhan by my wife Kimberly. A man who was able to grasp the dynamics of media and convey his thoughts to the masses, if one is able to accept the truth, the answers you discover can be enlightening.
What role will social media play in this election cycle? The graph below provides a wealth of information on soical media and how it could effect this election. This information is provided by and reprinted with the permission of Open Site.
What is a friend? I’ve always said and still say that my love and friendship are eternal. It’s just the way I’m built, the way I am, the way I was brought up. Unfortunately not everyone holds this to be true. Someone once said that “Friendship is the golden thread that ties the hearts of people around the world.” According to “Google,” a friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive of sexual or family relations.