Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in Washington – John Paul Rollert | The Atlantic

Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in Washington

Although the former secretary of state’s contentious relationship with the president didn’t help matters, Tillerson’s management style left a department in disarray.

John Paul Rollert | The Atlantic

Rex Tillerson is hardly the first person to be targeted in a tweet from Donald Trump, but on Tuesday morning, he became the first Cabinet official to be fired by one. It was an ignominious end to Tillerson’s 13-month stint as secretary of state, a tenure that would have been undistinguished if it weren’t so entirely destructive.    Continue reading

Visualizing China’s Most Ambitious Megaproject – 65 Countries Affected

Visualizing China’s Most Ambitious Megaproject – 65 Countries Affected

Costing between $4-8 trillion and affecting 65 countries, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is the granddaddy of all megaprojects.

By the time of it’s estimated completion in 2049, OBOR will stretch from the edge of East Asia all the way to East Africa and Central Europe, and it will impact a lengthy list of countries that account for 62% of the world’s population and 40% of its economic output.     Continue reading

Runaway Slaves- from “American Notes For General Circulation” – by Charles Dickens

BOOKS: Runaway Slaves- from “American Notes For General Circulation” – by Charles Dickens – (Published in 1842)

Charles Dickens

In 1842, thirty-year-old Charles Dickens, already flush with the success of such books as Oliver Twist and The Pickwick Papers, made a tour of the United States, and published his observations in a book titled American Notes for General Circulation. On that tour, he encountered the pervasive and brutal realities of slavery, including advertisements for slaves published routinely in local papers and discussed casually by the citizenry. He wrote a fervent condemnation of slavery in his book, and included a list of some of the ads he encountered in his book:      Continue reading

TAKING A STAND FOR COMMON SENSE – By Yvonne Sam

TAKING A STAND FOR COMMON SENSE

By Yvonne Sam

Common sense is in spite of, not the result of education.  (Victor Hugo). Remember common sense does not come with a degree.

Maya Angelou the great author and poet came to the conclusion of a thought with which confessedly I do concur.She stated, “I’m grateful to intelligent people. That doesn’t mean educated. That doesn’t mean intellectual. I mean really intelligent. What Black old people used to call ‘mother wit’ means intelligence that you had in your mother’s womb. That’s what you rely on. You know what’s right to do… My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”   Continue reading

GUYDA Spring Variety Concert – Brooklyn. New York – April 15. 2018

Guyana United Youth Development Association of NY

Download: GUYDA 2108 Spring Concert Flyer