Monday, January 20, 2014

What's Your Dream?

Source:  Biography.com

Today we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: pastor, civil rights activist, humanitarian and perhaps most importantly LEADER.  Said to have been inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s Satya Agraha, or as it’s loosely translated, clinging to truth, a concept that seeks NOT to destroy the relationship with the oppressor but to transform it instead, Dr. King employed a non-violent approach to civil disobedience. As a result, he became the greatest advocate against racial injustice that our country has ever known.

Having accomplished more during his short time as Civil Rights activist, including becoming the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, than perhaps anybody else before him, it is safe to say that many-an-entrepreneur can learn a thing or two from the philosophies of Dr King.

To accomplish big things, you must dare to dream big and Dr. King taught us that no dream is out of reach. Below are some valuable MLK quotes you may want to keep in mind, as you too may have a dream...

  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase” 
  • "A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."
  • "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."
  • “We must use time creatively.”
  • "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically."
  • "Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness." 
  • “Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” 


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Feature

amNY is Manhattan's highest daily circulation newspaper.

"With the growing popularity of "instant news" on 24-hour TV news channels and the Internet...amNewYork has taken the notion of "instant news" one step further...New York's youth see news as a commodity that you don't have to pay for. They want their news quick and simple. And amNewYork fills that niche."

Today's issue features my column on Millenials (OPINION, pg. 10)

If you did not get to pick up the paper, you can read the piece online by clicking here.


Monday, October 14, 2013

Urging Latinos to STEM

A program entitled STEM: Latinos, A Critical Need in America examines the lack of Latinos in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines (STEM). It features a panel of experts gathered by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). The panel discuses the need for Latinos in these fields. Fields, that are not only deemed necessary to our future, but that are said to drive our economy as well.

It is estimated that by 2050, the population of Latino school age students will increase by 166%. However, Latinos continue to make up a vast number of high school dropouts. Only about half of all Latino students earn their high school diploma on time.  Those students that do manage to pursue higher education, stray away from STEM fields altogether.

The need for Latinos in these fields is imperative. These fields strive on diversity and the future of our country depends on it.

Watch the video here

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Feature

Thanks to NewsBlaze and Publisher Alan Gray for feauturing my piece as their Top Story!

NewsBlaze is an independent online newspaper.

Millenia Generation to Rule America, But is Unemployed