Month: June 2011

Yvonne S. Sparks

Gil Scott Heron one of the great poets and voices of social justice in my lifetime. If you don’t know him, check him out. All of his albums are on iTunes. “Jazz Masters Series” is considered to contain his best and most powerful words and music. Gil, we’ll miss you. R.I.P.

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What does Community Development mean to you?

What does Community Development mean to you?.  Community development means meeting and learning people and situations as they are.  It means becoming informed about what you learned and believing in the wisdom of the people who occupy the places they live.  It also means looking at the assets of the place not only from the […]

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IICMEYCSM

Yvonne S. Sparks Yet another case of IICMEYCSM Syndrome: “If I close my eyes, you can’t see me.” Despite countless cases brought to the attention of authorities and the public, the condition is persistently unresponsive to the only known cure–common sense. Weiner admits lying about lewd photo, won’t quit news.yahoo.com A tearful Rep. Anthony Weiner […]

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We Need RealHelp4RealPeople: Reich has the right idea

Robert Reich (Back Toward Double Dip) Again, Robert Reich has proposed common sense, completely doable and compassionate solutions to the looming economic and financial catastrophe that faces individual Americans and our nation’s economy. Washington politicians appear to be devoid of common sense, an understanding of the national economics, financial literacy at the macro level and, […]

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