DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, MISS UNIVERSE ZOZIBINI TUNZI AND THE COCA-COLA COMPANY HONORED AT CIELO GALA

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci

ZZozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe

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Cielo Gala Launched the 30th Anniversary and Raised Critical Funds for the Latino Commission on AIDS

We are thankful to all who uplift and help us to continue our work to meet the health care needs of our Latino communities.

— Guillermo Chacon, President & CEO of the Latino Commission on AIDS

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Last night, the Latino Commission on AIDS successfully kicked-off the commemoration of its 30th anniversary at its annual Cielo Gala, distributed virtually for the first time ever and available for viewing at www.cielolatino.org.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health received the Esperanza (Hope) Award for his professional dedication to HIV/AIDS research and to the discovery of a vaccine or functional cure for the disease. The Coca-Cola Company was honored with the Business Leadership Award for its support of public-private partnerships in Africa to help prevent and respond to the pandemic throughout the continent. There was also a special tribute to Dennis deLeon, human rights lawyer, AIDS activist and former president of the Latino Commission on AIDS who passed away due to HIV complications in late 2010.

Other highlights of the show were the presentation of the Commission’s newest Madrina, Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019, a sneak-peak of a new capsule collection inspired by the Commission’s 30th anniversary by Venezuelan fashion designer Nabys Vielman. A spoken word performance that reflected on the service and impact of the Latino Commission over the last three decades directed by Maria Torres O’Connor, and special musical selections by three-time Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra led by Oscar Hernandez. Maria Hinojosa, Emmy award-winning journalist, founder of the Futuro Media Group, and author of the new bestseller Once I Was You, served as Master of Ceremonies

"To have the support of our sponsors and individual donors now, as we live through the crisis of the current pandemic and kick-off our 30th anniversary, is especially meaningful and important to our organization,” said Guillermo Chacon, president and CEO of the Latino Commission on AIDS. “We are thankful to all who uplift and help us to continue our work to meet the health care needs of our Latino communities.”

The Cielo Gala is an important platform to recognize the work of those who support the Commission’s goals of ending HIV and AIDS and improving overall health outcomes and wellness for the Hispanic/Latinx community. The Commission now faces a new battle against the impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable, including those living with HIV and AIDS who may have compromised immune systems.

Visit www.cielolatino.org to donate and receive more information.

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About the Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 dedicated to meet the health challenges and address the impact of HIV and AIDS, viral Hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the Hispanic/Latinx community. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), Latinos in the South, and other prevention, research, capacity building, and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. The Commission is also the founder of the Hispanic Health Network, dedicated to addressing health disparities.

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Kimberly Berg Finds Purpose in Art and Poetry

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Meditation by Master Artist, Kimberly Berg

In the strictest sense of things, Kimberly didn't find art. Art found him.

Because of my historical background, it was a shock to realize that our present patriarchal culture could not be presumed to be the natural order of human society.”

— Kimberly Berg

NEW YORK, NY, USA, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Often life tends to take us on a path different from what we originally intended. This predicament was undoubtedly the case for artist Kimberly Berg. He originally had other plans when he moved from Wisconsin's rolling pastoral hills to the city that never sleeps.
In the strictest sense of things, Kimberly didn't find art. Art found him.

When he moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Kimberly intended to become a writer. But moving toward getting a publisher didn't seem to be Kimberly's greater calling. He would become disenchanted by the publishing world and moved to the Adirondacks to build a cabin and live in simplicity.

Inspired by Thoreau and Zen philosophies, Kimberly Berg would resort to a self-sustainable way of living. He learned how to survive without electricity, use wood-fueled fires for heat, and grow his food. The shift of lifestyle would also expose Kimberly more and more to the craft of visual arts. He took the time to sketch, something he did in his childhood but never devoted himself to. Kimberly would hone his craft and master it, soon creating a unique style.
Today, Kimberly Berg wholeheartedly immerses himself in the world of art. To the premier artist, visual arts are more than just a means of creative expression. It's also a tool to communicate messages that matter. For artist Kimberly, his art is his voice raised against the abusive patriarchal culture that plagues the world. He uses his work to speak actively against abuse and discrimination toward women. Nowadays, women struggle to rise above society due to the prevailing mindsets that belittle women's work and effort. Generally, women receive lower salaries, lesser opportunities, and lesser chances of taking on influential community roles.

The inspiration for Kimberly's advocacy began ten years ago when he read Layne Redmond's When Drummers Were Women. "That book made me realize for the first time that a matrifocal culture has dominated the world since prehistoric times," shares Kimberly. "Because of my historical background, it was a shock to realize that our present patriarchal culture could not be presumed to be the natural order of human society. With this understanding, I had to acknowledge as a man enjoying the benefits of a privileged gender that it is indefensible to think of or treat women as inferior in any way."
Activist and artist Kimberly hopes that his work would inspire society to shift their ways and give women more chances to excel and thrive, whether at work or in life. He continually advocates for women's rights and equality all across the board.

Kimberly Berg has still put his writing background to fair use, often merging his visual art with poetry and creative writing. He seamlessly joins the impactful messaging of visual creations and the written word. Audiences readily interact with his work in an interdimensional way.
The gift to weave together the visual and written portions of his work makes Kimberly a unique artist. No other artist seamlessly blends both practices into one with perfection. Consequently, Kimberly Berg has received the highest praise and critical acclaim all across the art world. Today Kimberly Berg runs Isis Rising, a curation of his best works.

To learn more about Kimberly Berg, check out Isis Rising's official website: http://www.isisrising.net/.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton calls for “Decade of Determination” at 8th Annual Freedom from Slavery Forum

Anti-trafficking experts commemorate 20th anniversary of landmark legislation and chart path forward for anti-slavery movement

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged hundreds of anti-trafficking activists around the globe to redouble their efforts to eradicate modern slavery. Calling for a “Decade of Determination,” she recalled the formative days of the modern anti-slavery movement but said much work remains undone.

“We’ve come a long way since International Women’s Day in in 1998, when we challenged the world to adopt the 3P Paradigm of prevention, protection and prosecution” to combat trafficking, Clinton said. “The Decade of Development that followed saw the sharpening of our understanding of this issue, the adoption of domestic legislation, and the growth of best practices. As Secretary of State, I was proud to call for a shift into a Decade of Delivery, and what a productive decade it has been.”

“Today, I’m calling for a Decade of Determination. It is time to take stock of our efforts to determine what is working and what is not. And most importantly, we must stay determined,” Clinton said. “Let’s keep going.”

President Bill Clinton signed the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act on October 28, 2000. As First Lady, Clinton was deeply involved in shaping the legislation. The law created a blueprint for the federal government’s anti-slavery strategy. A U.N. treaty outlawing human trafficking, the Palermo Protocol, was signed shortly after the U.S. law was enacted. The U.N. estimates more than 40 million people are in modern forms of slavery today.

Clinton’s remarks commemorating the 20th anniversary of the U.S. and U.N. anti-trafficking initiatives were a highlight of the four-day Freedom from Slavery Forum. The session was organized in partnership with Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.

The forum creates a collegial space for anti-slavery leaders to create partnerships, discuss promising practices, and develop a shared action agenda. The 2020 forum stressed innovation in anti-trafficking programs as organizations adapt to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Focus Areas:

Research to Fight Modern Slavery: How can drivers of modern slavery and the impact of interventions be measured in ways that shape policy, generate funding and inform the design of interventions?

Strengthening Advocacy, Grassroots to Global: How have the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act and U.N. Palermo Protocol shaped the movement? How can coordinated global action more effectively serve enslaved individuals and vulnerable populations?

Empowering & Learning from Survivors: How can stronger survivor engagement and leadership be achieved in advocacy, research, policymaking, awareness-raising and project implementation?

Fundraising & Resource Mobilization: What is the movement’s financial future in the face of challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic, what must funders do to keep the movement resourced?

“We are honored that so many human rights leaders came together to work collectively on mapping paths forward for our movment,” said Free the Slaves Executive Director Bukeni Waruzi, whose organization serves as the forum’s secretariat.

2020 Forum Speakers:

• Kevin Bales | University of Nottingham Rights Lab
• Sarah Bessell: Human Trafficking Legal Center
• David Blight | Yale University
• Joha Braimah | Free the Slaves
• Luis C.deBaca | Yale University
• Dominique Chauvet-Staco | Pathy Family Foundation
• Michaëlle De Cock | International Labor Organization
• Geannina Dinarte Romero | Costa Rica Minister of Labor & Social Security
• Davina Durgana | Minderoo Foundation/Walk Free
• Alice Eckstein | U.N. University Center for Policy Research, Delta 8.7
• Tina Frundt | Courtney’s House
• Nick Grono | Freedom Fund
• Anousheh Karvar | Government of France, Alliance 8.7
• Shawn MacDonald | Verité
• Ima Matul | National Survivor Network
• Deepika Mittal | Global March Against Child Labor
• David Okech | Univ. of Georgia African Programming & Research Initiative to End Slavery
• Charlotte Oldham-Moore | U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
• Sophie Otiende | Liberty Shared
• Deborah Pembrook | Monterey County California Rape Crisis Center
• Cheryl Perera | OneChild Canada
• John Cotton Richmond | U.S. State Dept. Office to Monitor/Combat Trafficking in Persons
• Vijay Simhan | Humanity United
• Zoe Trodd | University of Nottingham Rights Lab
• Bukeni Waruzi | Free the Slaves
• Kevin Willcutts | U.S. Labor Department International Labor Affairs Bureau

The forum is made possible by Elkes Foundation funding.

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Iconic Reggae Pioneers, Musical Youth, Release New Album When Reggae Was King

When Reggae Was King

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Proclaiming “This Generation Rules the Nation”, five school kids from Birmingham made Pop Music history with their legendary Reggae hit, “Pass the Dutchie”.

This Generation Rules the Nation”

— Dennis Seaton

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Starting with their simple proclamation in 1982, “This Generation Rules the Nation”, five school kids from Birmingham launched themselves into Pop Music history with their legendary Reggae hit, “Pass the Dutchie”. Then just boys, Dennis, Michael, Kelvin, Patrick and Junior launched themselves on an unsuspecting public as their song, and message, surged to number 1 in the UK within two weeks of release and went on to sell over 5 million copies around the world.

Their new album, entitled When Reggae Was King, from Thump Records, is a collection of pop-reggae songs, inspired by their generation and celebrates reggae music and its positive influence throughout the world. The new collection includes a new version of their biggest hit, “Pass The Dutchie 21”, as well as a stirring rendition of “I Shot The Sheriff”.

Listen to “Pass The Dutchie 21” now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeHexTVhrbU

Going on to become the first reggae song in the United States to hit Top 10 on the Billboard Charts, Musical Youth staked their claim in Pop History. Following on their initial success, Musical Youth brought reggae out of the ghettos and into pop mainstream with singles like ‘The Youth of Today’, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘007’, ‘Tell Me Why’, and ‘Sixteen’, as well as two albums The Youth of Today and Different Style.

The group became a symbol of achievement, hope and pride for people of all ages, creeds, nationalities and color around the world. Their combined talent and hard work reaped it’s reward and won them respect, culminating in their Grammy Award as Best Newcomers in 1984..

They toured throughout the world, exchanging numbers with Michael Jackson and Motown legend Stevie Wonder, who wrote a song especially for them. The band went on to record “Unconditional Love” with disco diva Donna Summer and also collaborated with Irene Cara (Flashdance) and Jody Watley (Shalamar) on “Sixteen”, as well as a duet with Latoya Jackson. Headlining the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and the world renowned Reggae Sunsplash, the band’s radio success translated into touring, merchandising and more.

Musical Youth is now fronted by lead singer, Dennis Seaton, and backed by a 6 piece live band. They recently partnered with the US Navy in their We Stand Together program supporting troops during the pandemic.

Dennis is looking forward to sharing the new material with Musical Youth fans around the globe, and plans to celebrate the immortal words of “Pass The Dutchie” in person when touring resumes sometime soon.

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PBC Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link Updates Residents with Vote-by-Mail Information

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Palm Beach County Early Voting Sites & Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations

Palm Beach County Early Voting Sites & Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2020 General Election has yielded a record number of returned Vote-by-Mail ballots. Over 322,000 Vote-by-Mail ballots have been returned by Palm Beach County residents alone. Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Wendy Sartory Link, is thoughtfully leading the community through this year’s voting period by continually providing residents with real-time updates and resources for more information.

How to Return Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Wendy Sartory Link and her office is doing everything they can to ensure resident’s Vote-by-Mail ballots are received and counted. Link is encouraging residents to mail in ballots at least 7-10 days before Election Day. She notes that ballots include prepaid postage but must arrive at the office by 7:00pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.

Residents can drop off Vote-by-Mail ballots at any of the county’s 29 secure Vote-by-Mail ballot drop off locations through November 1st.

On Election Day, residents may drop off Vote-by-Mail ballots at any of the four secure drop boxes at three of their branch offices until 5:00pm or at the main office until 7:00pm.

Please visit www.pbcelections.org to learn more about the several secure drop box locations in Palm Beach County.

How to Track Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Residents can track their Vote-by-Mail ballot from the time the ballot was requested to the time Link’s office receives the voted ballot. Voters can enter their voter information at www.pbcelections.org/Voters/My-Status to check the status of their Vote-by-Mail ballot.

Information from the Supervisor of Elections office states, “Once your ballot is received by our office, we process it to ensure there are no signature issues. If your ballot tracker indicates ‘Received’ in BLUE, you are all set and your vote will count on Election Day. If your tracker indicates ‘Received’ in RED, your ballot has issues. If this occurs, there will be an alert on the tracker indicating what steps need to be taken to address those issues. Our office will work to contact you.”

Palm Beach County’s Early Voting is from Monday, October 19th through Sunday, November 1st from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more frequent updates, please connect with the PBC Supervisor of Elections office on Facebook.

For more information, please visit www.pbcelections.org.

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Meetan Kaur and Christine Simiriglia Discuss The Homelessness Crisis with Fotis Georgiadis

Meetan Kaur, Associate Director of United Nations affiliated UNITED SIKHS

Meetan Kaur, Associate Director of United Nations affiliated UNITED SIKHS

Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA

Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA

Meetan Kaur, Associate Director of United Nations affiliated UNITED SIKHS. Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA.

Our work with homeless communities across the nation is focused at the moment on the most immediate needs of cooked meals, dry grocery supplies, hygiene products, water, clothes, and PPE.”

— Meetan Kaur, Associate Director of United Nations affiliated UNITED SIKHS

GREENWICH, CT, USA, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fotis Georgiadis, owner of the blog by his namesake, is a branding and image consultant specialist with a robust background and is a visionary interviewer. With a knack for pulling out a well-rounded interview, not only covering cutting edge technologies and corporate directions but also bringing out the personal side of the interviewee.

What a huge topic right now with the global pandemic affecting every single person, no matter their wealth, job or location. Fotis Georgiadis is helping get the word out on this crisis with the recent interviews with Meetan Kaur and Christine Simiriglia. Building their company brand and image, expanding on their global reach, is helping bring this crisis to light as well as their services to help the homeless. Reach out to Fotis Georgiadis and get your company brand and image going in the right direction. His contact information is available below.


Meetan Kaur, Associate Director of United Nations affiliated UNITED SIKHS
For the benefit of our readers, can you describe the typical progression of how one starts as a healthy young person with a place to live, a job, an education, a family support system, a social support system, a community support system, to an individual who is sleeping on the ground at night? How does that progression occur?

Even in the scenario you have described above there are varying implicit forces that create vulnerabilities towards homelessness. A young person who is LGBTQ or trans has increased risks, despite the stated factors being in place. An African American person with a heritage of slavery and segregation leading to lack of generational wealth faces added risks. A young woman has to face the potential of gender-based bias and violence pervasive in our culture, which adds to her risk. I share these to emphasize that not every young healthy person with a place to live, a job, an education, a family support system, a social support system, and a community support system is on equal standing.

For example, a young person with all of these things might be a first-generation immigrant with a hard-working family where both parents work low-paid jobs. The family lives on paycheck to paycheck. They have extended family in similar circumstances. They go to church and have a good community support system. A parent or a child falls sick and is diagnosed with a medical condition that requires extended care. Medical expenses over time push the family out of their rented home into a situation where the family is living out of their car. The young person takes a second job to pay for the medical bills. They park their vehicle every night at a local church. The church is gracious enough to let them use their facilities for a shower. The family is homeless and lives in this mode for months and years.

The complete interview is available here.


Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA
A question that many people who are not familiar with the intricacies of this problem ask is, “Why don’t homeless people just move to a city that has cheaper housing?” How do you answer this question?

Places with less expensive housing also have lower wages and less job availability so the value is cancelled out. Also, it costs money to move and for someone wondering where their next meal is coming from, that is just not a viable option.

If someone passes a homeless person on the street, what is the best way to help them?

Make eye contact and acknowledge them. Maybe buy them a cup of coffee or lunch and strike up a conversation. Most great acts start with a little kindness. If there are specific needs, reach out to a local resource and try to connect them. Most communities have resource guides that list shelters, meal programs, and other services.

What is the best way to respond if a homeless person asks for money for rent or gas?

I’m not a proponent of giving people money on the streets, especially if they are panhandling. However, during the pandemic, I have given people money for food understanding that a lot of the food resources that were available in our city are now limited or closed. Whatever you are comfortable doing, understand that it is helping an immediate need (which is important) and is not going to end that person’s homelessness.

Can you describe to our readers how your work is making an impact battling this crisis?

Pathways to Housing PA has moved 550+ people out of homelessness and into market rate apartments throughout the city of Philadelphia. We provide holistic services including — case management, primary care, mental health care, treatment for substance use and help with activities of daily living. Our staff works with people to relearn how to interact in the community and to feel comfortable visiting places like church, recreation centers, restaurants and other activities that are part of everyday life.

Read the full interview here.

You can reach out to Fotis Georgiadis at the below-listed website, email and social media links to discuss how he can help your brand and image.

About Fotis Georgiadis
Fotis Georgiadis is the founder of DigitalDayLab. Fotis Georgiadis is a serial entrepreneur with offices in both Malibu and New York City. He has expertise in marketing, branding and mergers & acquisitions. Fotis Georgiadis is also an accomplished VC who has successfully concluded five exits. Fotis Georgiadis is also a contributor to Authority Magazine, Thrive Global & several others.

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Burna Boy Announces Role as Fair Play Global Anti-Corruption Music Ambassador

Burna Boy Announces Role as Fair Play Anti-Corruption Music Global Ambassador

Burna Boy Announces Role as Fair Play Anti-Corruption Music Global Ambassador

Fair Play (a program of JM International and Transparency International) proudly welcomes the African Giant, Burna Boy to the anti-corruption music movement.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, October 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fair Play is an international movement of musicians demanding transparency, accountability and integrity from governments, leaders and citizens across the globe.

A partnership between JM International and Transparency International, Fair Play, through an annual call for music videos against corruption, constructs a powerful movement, a network of musicians championing the fight against corruption and injustice, raising awareness around the issues impacting their communities, locally and internationally.

An important pillar of the program are Fair Play’s Ambassadors; internationally acclaimed artists engaged in the fight against corruption. Today Fair Play proudly announces a new global Ambassador, known internationally for music that is as danceable as it is thought-provoking. With over a billion streams across all platforms, Fair Play welcomes the African Giant, Nigerian superstar Burna Boy into its fold.

Since the release of his first single “Freedom Freestyle” in 2010, Burna Boy has always interwoven social themes into his music, addressing injustices of the past and present, speaking out against corruption and miseducation. Whether on stage, campaigning to #EndSARS through his Project Protect or speaking out about injustice, Burna Boy brings attention to the fact that many of Africa's problems are intrinsically linked to corruption, corruption largely inherited from recent colonial history, corruption in the form of influence of local and international business interests, and the effects of poverty, exacerbating small scale corruption.

Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna Boy’s family has a long history of social engagement. Burna's grandfather Benson Idonije was a renowned Nigerian music critic and manager of music legend, Fela Kuti. Kuti, throughout his professional career, faced persecution for his critique against the Nigerian government and Burna, growing up, was familiarised early on with the challenges faced in his country and the continent.

On his Fair Play appointment, Burna Boy said “We as musicians have the power to speak directly to our fans through our music, to let them know what is really going on and inspire them to change their situation. It is both a responsibility and an honour to speak on behalf of those who are not heard in the mainstream media, and being a Fair Play Ambassador, I join a movement that works to do the same”.

Blasko Smilevski, Executive Director of JM International, says having an artist of Burna Boy’s calibre joining the movement marks a new era for Fair Play, “Mr Ogulu’s remarkable work as an artist and activist – from challenging destructive power structures in his home country to shining a light on the struggle for equality the world over – makes him the ideal combination of what we are looking for in a Fair Play Ambassador”.

Roberto Perez Rocha, Director of Transparency International’s International Anti-Corruption Conference conveyed his fervent belief that Burna Boy will inspire even more young artists to use their voices and join the ever-growing network of social justice artivists fighting corruption around the world, “Fair Play works to empower young musicians as voices for their communities, music gives them a unique platform and we are working to make that platform even bigger! Having Burna Boy on our team does just that”.

Fair Play started in 2010 and calls on young musicians to submit music videos that take on issues around corruption and social justice. The best entries are selected to participate and perform at the International Anti-corruption Conference or IACC (the world's largest anti-corruption event), which includes the Fair Play Bootcamp, where they receive training on how to amplify their messages, whilst practicing their art and activism in a safe and sustainable way. Fair Play additionally organises local artist-driven events around the world, where issues around corruption are directly addressed by those facing them. The powerful messages of these songs are shaping the world and letting the corrupt know that their days are numbered!

Fair Play is based on the belief that only together, as a global community, can that we stamp out corruption. With Burna Boy, the Fair Play Ambassadors and Winners at our side, bringing people together, enlightening and giving hope, we are certain that this generation is going to be the change they want to see in the world.

For more information about Fair Play and how you can get involved check out www.anticorruptionmusic.org and join the movement!

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Families, Youth and Professionals to Benefit from New SPAN Funding Awards

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

SPAN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower families and inform and involve professionals interested in the education and healthy development of children and youth.”

— Thomas Franklin

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SPAN Parent Advisory Network of Newark, NJ is pleased to announce that it has received new or renewal funding from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services and the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration to provide information, training, and support to families, infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults with disabilities; as well as support to professional partners providing early intervention, special education, and transition to adult life services to these groups. This funding is associated with the following four programs:

SPAN's Parent Training and Information Center, which "builds bridges to success" for children and youth with disabilities and their families. The resources, coaching and training opportunities offered by this center help families and youth develop the confidence they need to navigate early childhood, school, and adult systems. Professional partners also benefit from support allowing them to work more positively with families and youth. SPAN will also continue to bring the voices of families and youth to decision-making tables, especially those with challenging outcomes, that can improve the policies and practices impacting their lives.

REAL Transition Partners will help 26 Parent Centers in 11 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. This center will give youth and young adults with disabilities, their families, and professionals high quality, up-to-date, and easy to use information, training, and resources so that they can develop effective transition plans leading to post-high school education, employment, community living, civic participation, and fulfilling, productive lives. Our Partners include the Federation for Children with Special Needs, INCLUDEnyc, Starbridge, and Parent Network of Western New York.

SPAN’s National Transition Technical Assistance Center (RAISE) has been renewed for five more years. This Center supports eight regional Parent Information and Training Centers funded by the US Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) that will be a source for resources and training for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition through high school to postsecondary education, competitive employment, and independent living. For transition resources and more information about SPAN’s National RAISE Center, go to: www.raisecenter.org To find the center serving your state, go to: www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living, The Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice will provide youth/young adults with disabilities and their families information on alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision-making. Guardianship can unnecessarily strip youth/young adults with disabilities of their civil and human rights. Families are often pressured by school staff and other professionals to take guardianship over their young adult instead of considering the many alternatives that can protect the health and safety of their adult child while still supporting his/her/their capacity and dignity.

If you have any questions about this release or would like more information about SPAN and its many family-supportive programs, please contact Tom Franklin, Strategic Communications Director at tfranklin@spanadvocacy.org or visit www.spanadvocacy.org.

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EM-P and the Process of Unifying and thus Saving Liberal Democracies Worldwide

The Process of Unifying and thus Saving Liberal Democracies

Creating National Unity is a National Imperative

SOLON, OH, UNITED STATES, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington & Associates, Inc. (W&A) is announcing the publication of white paper no. 007 entitled “EM-P and the Process of Unifying and thus Saving Liberal Democracies Worldwide.” White paper no. 007 is a 65-page summary of the “Equity Manage-Plato Strategic Plan,” which comprises 1,300 pages. We wrote white paper no. 007 to be an easily accessible introduction to all things EM-P. The white paper is a work in progress; it is 90 percent complete, and we were going to hold off publishing until it was 100 percent complete. But, given the dire state of liberal democracy in America and worldwide, we felt compelled to release it now. As Voltaire once said, “don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.” Even in its incomplete state, white paper no. 007 and EM-P are far better than anything else out there.

So, what is EM-P, and why should you care? For those unfamiliar with W&A or EM-P, EM-P is the acronym for “Equity Management-Plato.” Equity Management (“EM”) is a ground-breaking management system made up of an interrelated set of novel concepts, methods, and tools. The core of EM is made up of four concepts: (1) the social and economic justice, fairness, and inclusion of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; (2) John Rawls’ concept called “Justice as Fairness;” (3) the American public policy known as “affirmative action;” and (4) the judicial principle called “strict scrutiny.” These four concepts are woven together to form Equity Management (“EM”). The second part of the system is a web-based computer system called the Plato Management Information System (“Plato” or “P”). Plato is designed to manage sectoral transactions, conduct evaluations, and report on transactions in many different sectors. EM-P Additionally, W&A dipped into 17 other disciplines to fill in the gaps in the EM-P logic model and help explain EM-P to the layman.

White paper no. 007 explains how the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan can help unify liberal democracies worldwide by doing the following:

1. Resolving societal divisions
2. Creating new social contracts
3. Creating a new political center
4. Mitigating political polarization
5. Mitigating hyper-partisanship
6. Revitalizing representative democracy
7. Resisting authoritarianism
8. Dismantling systemic racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia
9. Empowering the people (positive populism)
10. Creating a positive national ethos
11. Creating a positive socio-economic orthodoxy

After the climate crisis, disunity in liberal democracies is the second greatest existential threat facing the world. Therefore, uniting liberal democracies is of paramount importance. The steps involved in uniting liberal democracies are listed below and outlined in the schematic attached to this news release:

1. You must design a system that can ensure justice, fairness, and inclusion in the country and appeal to and unify all citizens (EM-P).
2. You must build the Equity Management-Plato System capable of promoting justice, fairness, and inclusion worldwide.
3. You must conduct Truth and Reconciliation Commissions to lay the groundwork for a new social contract in each public sector entity in each country worldwide.
4. You must replace the Virulent Majoritarian Democracy ethos with Equity Management-Plato.
5. You must dismantle the machinery of inequality as represented in all affected sectors in public sector entities.
6. You must implement Equity Management-Plato in public sector entities in each country that adopts Equity Management-Plato.
7. Each country that Adopts Equity Management-Plato must make common cause with other liberal democracy-loving countries worldwide
All these steps are essential to unifying America and other liberal democracy worldwide. If you cannot perform these steps, you cannot unify America, and the lights could go out on American liberal democracy. If the lights go out on liberal democracy in America, they could go out on liberal democracy worldwide.
We at W&A developed the Equity Management-Plato Strategic Plan and wrote white paper no. 007 for the American people and liberal democracy-loving people worldwide. We think all Americans and people worldwide who care about the state of liberal democracy should read the items in the strategic plan. It has long been evident to us at W&A that solving the crisis of liberal democracy was never going to be strictly a top-down exercise. Too many of our leaders are too committed to maintaining the status quo. The status quo is incompatible with the health and wellbeing of liberal democracy. The reality is we can maintain the status quo or save liberal democracy, but we cannot do both. If liberal democracy is to be saved, it must be saved in America first, and it will take a bottom-up, people-driven process to save it.

W&A has been in the fight to save liberal democracy from the beginning, and we are in it for the long haul. W&A’s commitment to deal with solving the problems of liberal democracy can be seen in our company motto, “Creating One Vision (“E Pluribus Unum”) and Empowering One Future (“Equity Management-Plato”). It took 31 years and a small fortune to develop EM-P. W&A spent much of the previously mentioned 31 years trying to educate the public about the coming calamity that is now upon us and how EM-P was available to deal with these crises. But, for the longest time, EM-P seemed to be a solution in search of a problem. Few of the people we contacted could see what we could see. Well, time and circumstances have forced the realities we saw coming 31 years ago onto the public consciousness. Over the last several months, everyone has come to see what we can see. As the French writer and poet Victor Hugo once said, “There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” The time for EM-P has come, and we ignore it at our collective peril. So, this is a call to action. Go to the W&A website. Download and read white paper no. 007 (and all the other white papers. They are free.). Buy, and read the book, Buy, and wear the gear. Let’s band together and save our way of life.

Charles A Washington
Washington & Associates, Inc.
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Covid-19: Hunger in U.S. Households Has Tripled, Has Increased Among Children 1400% Since 2019

Nationwide, 1,000's Lineup For Food

1,000’s Lineup For Food Nationwide

Donors Are Asking Questions

Taking Credit ’til The Bills Come Due?

Serving The Hungry For Decades

Where 100% Of Donations Are Spent ONLY For Food And Distribution

Public, private & non-profit organizations' joint efforts have mixed success

I've been PBH's (Hinn's) CE for ~ 20 years. I have gone up against every imaginable enemy, including the Senate Finance Committee, the
IRS, the FBI & 100's of disgruntled employees & family members.”

— Don Price, "Chief Excutive" for Benny Hinn

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, October 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Among a U.S. population of more than 330 million people, there is not a single life that remains unaffected by the Biblical impact of this current plague. The foremost publicized victims are the 100’s of 1,000’s who have unnecessarily died and inevitably will die prematurely. Beyond the economic damages which have exacerbated homelessness, unemployment rates and the associated psychological scars is the inexcusable, obscene, number of hungry people who live in the world’s richest nation.

Politicians (or at least those wannabe’s who happen to currently hold office) created a health crisis from which the U.S. can no longer recover in a few short months. Their “denial strategy”, as with an ostrich, has been to just bury their heads in the sand until the virus magically evaporates. Unfortunately, they have had a large enough number of constituent bird-brains who agree that masks are inconvenient … that the exercise of social responsibility and common sense is a violation of their Constitutional rights. The resultant chaos has no easy, immediate or foreseeable fix.

The good news is that there is, has always been, a more-than-ample food supply to meet the most fundamental of needs for everyone in this country. The better news is that there is an ever-growing number of dedicated public servants, private sector humanitarians and generous private citizens who are building an army in their war on hunger. The remedies are readily available and pretty simplistic.

A prime example of dedication is Dr. Norman Quintero, Senior Pastor of Iglesia Getsemani, in Tustin, CA. His Stop Hunger campaign represents his lifelong commitment to, passion for, the cause. For over two decades “Dr. Q” has devoted his life to not only feeding 100’s of 1,000’s of families, but providing social services, mental healthcare, clothing, household supplies and spiritual support across the U.S. and international borders. Acquiring and distributing sustenance isn’t anything new to this spiritual leader, nor does he see the recent crisis as another revenue stream. It’s just what he does – working hand-in-hand with fellow businessmen, medical professionals and clergy. For every dollar that comes in, at least one goes out, but to ONLY food and distribution costs.

As an icon of planetary community service and integrity, “Dr. Q” is always looking for a handout in order to give a hand up. That is to say, he always welcomes new relationships, new donors, new means by which he can be of more help to more of those in need and most importantly – new people whom he can serve in new ways and too a greater degree.

Earlier this year, in keeping with his vision, the good doctor eventually accepted a request from faith healer and (former?) proselytizer of “Prosperity Gospel”, Benny Hinn, to contribute to the long-established and ongoing crusade against food insecurity. In keeping with Hinn’s signature showmanship, full color brochures and multiple videos were produced and disseminated, photo-ops were exploited and promises were made. All appropriated the images, words and decades-long good works of “Dr. Q”.

Long story short, the added publicity generated an exponential increase in awareness. More and more hungry families were served – more and more food was purchased – by the Quintero ministry. According to “PBH” (‘pastor’ Benny Hinn) himself as well as his staff, more and more donations (well into six figures) were pouring in.

And then came the time to pay those who had grown, produced and delivered all of the meals. The entire Hinn operation had long ago left town.

Their lawyer was a ”no show” for a scheduled interview. Their “Chief Executive” had no response other than a text proclaiming his experience with “enemies” among Congress, federal agencies, law enforcement, employees and Hinn’s own family members. He failed to mention the many who had donated money to help “Dr. Q”.

To request a copy of the recorded interview with Benny Hinn, wherein he tells 3 different tales within the span of 10 minutes and 20 seconds, please contact the author via EIN email.

According to multiple sources inside the Hinn organization, verified donors who had intended to fund Quintero’s mission through Hinn … and even “PBH” himself … not a penny was forwarded to the intended recipients. Most of the PBH FB & You Tube videos were taken down or concealed from public view. A new ”Arm” of Benny’s brand new enterprise suddenly appeared in other parts of the country. The funding sources for the food, rental trucks and temporary signage are unknown, but certainly subject to conjecture.

Meanwhile, Dr. Norman Quintero continues to honor his commitments to those in need … as well as those whom he pays for the food … out of his own pocket. Long after the pandemic has stopped, “Dr. Q” will still be serving the need as he has done for so many years.

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