Thursday, April 24, 2008

Welcome to Thursday Thunderdome

Work with you got, Get busy, stay focused and keep your head to sky as 2008 ebbs and flows into it's second quarter of the year and let's face people things are looking kinda dicey. Just in case your IPod has been turned up or either you've been tuned out, it would be best if you do a doubletake on issues that are looming large on the horizon and beyond. Besides the political smackdown that's playing across the national forefront, gas prices, food prices, economic mayhem, there are other undercurrents of the culture wars creeping about. I've said in the past that it's getting tough out there, well it still stands as I welcome you to the Thursday Thunderdome...

Pushing the Rainbow envelope: Although Jessie Jackson's journey has been long and winding, I have no doubt that his expressive voice as well as distinct messages will continue to resonate long after his presence has faded from the landscape. Earlier this week I was again moved by his passionate plea for reconizing the world food crisis including this hemisphere with the riots in Haiti. The video clip below is courtesey of his RainbowPUSHCoalition website, where you can find out more about the impact of food shortages and a host of other human rights dilemmas for your consideration.

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Silence is Golden: a Day of Silence will be celebrated 4.25.08 on the steps of the State Capitol, 5 p.m. The gathering supported by GLSEN, notes the challenges of GLBTQI youth and young adults. In it's 12th year, The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. This year’s event will be held in memory of Lawrence King, a California 8th-grader who was shot and killed Feb. 12 by a classmate because of his sexual orientation and gender expression. Hundreds of thousands of students will come together on April 25 to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior. Also a variety of coordinating activites will take place on area campuses. For more info call 501.244.9690 or contact: or

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