The decision by the Swedish Academy to award Bob Dylan the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition” was lauded by many and lamented by a few. But there was universal acknowledgment that the Academy had broken new ground by awarding the Nobel “for the first time” to a singer-songwriter since the French poet and essayist Sully Prudhomme first won it in 1901.Details
By now, everyone has probably heard about Dr. Tamika Cross’s experience with Delta Airlines and thousands have read about what she says was discrimination when attempting to aid a passenger on a flight who needed emergency assistance.
The OB-GYN, who is in her residency at McGovern Medical School in Texas, took to Facebook to share what happened to her, but since then EBONY has contacted her about the incident and she described why it frustrated her.Details
Los Angeles-94.7 The Wave, the Los Angeles Sentinel teamed up once again to bring on The Taste of Soul Family Festival presented by Bakewell Media. This is by far, the largest street festival in Southern California. The event was held on Saturday, October 15th, 10:00-7PM, on Crenshaw Blvd., between Stocker on the South and Rodeo Road to the North.Details
Fally Ipupa also known as ‘Dicap La Merveille’ 2007, Kora Awards winner for Best Artist or Group from Central Africa, 2010, MTV Africa Music Awards 2010 for Best Video (for Sexy Dance) Winner urban awards for best African artist, and nominated in the Best Live Act category at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 from Congo, is one of the best of Africa’s songwriters, singers and stage performers of our time.Details
Even the world’s top CEO’s can suffer from something known as “imposter syndrome.” This is the idea that even as high-achieving individuals we fear being exposed as frauds. So feeling out of our league is a fate most of suffer at one time or another. The funny thing is that, just because we feel that way, it doesn’t mean we are. You don’t need to be the smartest person in the room to make a valuable contribution.Details
Here are three questions you may have never asked yourself prior to entering into a negotiation, but should: What kind of negotiator am I? What kind of negotiator would I like to be? And, more importantly, what kind of negotiator do I ‘need’ to be in this situation to emerge victorious? One key to being a master negotiator is intuitively employing different approaches and taking an alternate direction based on each given situation. But, in order to do this effectively, one must first understand the varying, and quite distinctive, negotiator personality archetypes—one or the other of which most people typically utilize while they “wheel and deal.” Without this strategic aptitude and application of the right persona for the deal at hand, at best it’ll be harder than it needs to be and at worst all could be lost.Details
The 17th Annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles opened Wednesday October 12, 2016 celebrating the greatest achievements of Polish filmmakers.
The festival launched its 17th year with an exciting feel good movie THE ECCENTRICS, THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET (Excentrycy czyli po slonecznej stronie ulicy) by Janusz Majewski, Silver Lion and Best Actor in Supporting Role for Wojciech Pszoniak at the 2015 Gdynia Film Festival.Details
The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21 and prompted JP Morgan analysts to forecast the company will have lost three years of earnings between fiscal years 2014 and 2017, has underscored the extent to which all businesses—not just food service—are vulnerable to bacterium-borne illness. Whether you’re operating a restaurant, manufacturing plant, retail store, business office, school, health/medical center, sports complex or any other facility where clients, customers, business associates, patrons, visitors and even resident employees can use restroom facilities and otherwise touch shared spaces, how well that facility handles the sterilization and disinfection of indoor spaces can make or break the bottom line—both immediately amid the swift consequences should illness present, and longer term due to permanent damage to the brand reputation that will assuredly persist to some degree.Details
Are you using your superpowers for good? One optimistic online community called xocial (pronounced soh-shuhl) is now giving cause-conscious and otherwise kindhearted businesses and individuals the ability to do good, see good, feel good and measure good.Details
Adrienne Minh-Chau Le
Adrienne Minh-Chau Le’s “Letter To My Refugee Mom” is what the title suggests it is – a straightforward, sincere, moving epistolary spoken by one generation toward the legacy of sorrow and struggles of an older generation. While the events (war, exodus, refugee life) that Le’s “letter” addresses have their roots in historic events of four decades past, the themes in this piece are no less relevant in today’s world – which we all know has its share of continuing war(s) and refugee crises. Le’s letter is a particular account, that will surely resonate on a collective level.Details