(You can read more of Denele’s writing at www.denelecampbell.org)
Americans must confront the reality that we are the market,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this past Thursday. “We Americans must own this problem.”
Meeting with his Mexican counterpart, Tillerson acknowledged the role of American drug consumption in the proliferation of violent Mexican drug cartels. Citing the enormous demand for heroin, cocaine, and marijuana by Americans eager to get high, he argued that “drug trafficking had to be addressed as a ‘business model,” attacking ...
What’s a Woman Worth? was the topic of discussion at the Women For Women of Marathon County meeting Thursday, May 4th. The pay inequity gap women face leads to the retirement gap later in life.
Kathleen Marsh, a retired teacher and author, Kay Johnson a retired teacher and advocate for public school students and staff, and Joyce Luedke, a retired teacher and writer for Middle Wisconsin presented a Power Point Presentation based on research and a PPP done in 2017 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
The discussions after the PPP were animated and ...
By Dorothy Miller (former Unemployment Adjudicator and
Job Service Area Supervisor)
When she was hired she (didn’t ask) did not attempt to negotiate for a higher starting wage. Therefore, when everyone got a 3% increase she got 3% of her present wage, which was lower. Or everyone got .25 which was added onto her lower wage, so it stayed lower.
When she did excellent performance, took on more duties, or got additional related training, SHE DIDN’T ASK for a raise. Men are more likely to ask for more.
Men will ask for an increase in pay because they need ...
1. Women working full time are paid 79 cents to every dollar men working full time are paid.
2. Men direct 86 percent of all television episodes in 2013 and 2014
3. Nearly two thirds of bylines, on-camera appearances and producer credits were listed to men, while women constituted only a third of these contributors.
4. Even among the top-grossing G-rated family films, girl characters are outnumbered by boy characters three to one.
5. Only 7 percent of directors, 13 percent of writers, and 20 percent of producers are women.
6. In 2014, about 30 percent of TV ...
(Denele blogs from Arkansas. You can read more at DeneleCampbell.org.)
According to the brief description that accompanied this photo that crossed my Facebook timeline the other day, the funeral of Pretty Boy Floyd drew the largest attendance of any such event in Oklahoma history. The image gives me goosebumps, almost puts a lump in my throat. It’s not the coffin—I can’t even discern where it is. It’s the people, backs straight, their attention focused entirely on the dead man.
On what he represented.
My dad sometimes talked about Pretty Boy Floyd although ...
TUESDAY, MAY 2
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
408 Third Street
We have survived the first 100 days, although it seems like it's been years! Are we there yet? Come celebrate surviving the first 100 days See how others continue to fight for change, and have a pint.
Hopefully our government will be open for business and working on a budget agreement by then, but if not, at least we can enjoy some good beer with friends. Hope to see you.
Check out "Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in ...
Tom Clowes has been teaching cello and Western-style music in Haitian summer music camps since 2000. Over the years, he witnessed a country nothing like the Haiti he saw in the media – a country rich in art, language, culture, religion, history, storytelling, and music. One of the biggest surprises was discovering a 130-year-old classical music composition tradition virtually unknown to all but a handful of scholars, even among Haitians. Clowes was captivated by it. So, he started putting on concert programs in the US so others could enjoy this largely ...
The third Monday in January is a national holiday in the United States — to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is time to remember his commitment to the cause of nonviolence and his work on behalf of the poor and the powerless.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968) spoke to his own people and gave them hope — a sense of their inherent dignity and high destiny. He called other racial and ethnic groups to brotherhood and sisterhood — a caring concern for and commitment to others. King was a pioneer breaking down barriers, building bridges, and ...
My father was 23 years old in 1941. He was well aware of the terror occurring in the world and the need for it to be stopped. He enlisted in the US Army on November 29, 1941, as America learned of barbaric acts of terror and brutality by the Imperial Army of Japan, such as the Rape of Nanking. He knew that a hardline militarism, nationalism and totalitarianism represented a real threat to the freedom of people everywhere. He was well aware of the loud, racist and hateful rhetoric and continued lies and conquest of Europe's countries by Adolf Hitler.
He was aware of ...
“I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong.” “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people or some poor, hungry people in the mud, for big, powerful America.” “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the ...