Issues and Answers

Issue

Too many corporations think about marketing to the 55 million strong Latino Market during Hispanic Heritage month or try on Cinco de Mayo.

However, these companies have put their money where their mouth is for Latino market. We'd like to call them our top "Three Amigos" aka The Three Caballeros 1944
AT&T “Between Two Worlds”
AT&T’s #BetweenTwoWorlds is the Hispanic movement in their expansive social media campaign #TheMobileMovement, which launched earlier this year. The company began the Hispanic operation in July 2014 as an opportunity to connect and engage bicultural Latinos, particularly digital-savvy millennials.
#BetweenTwoWorlds focuses on the lives of young acculturated Hispanics between their teens and mid-30s, who easily identify with both mainstream U.S. culture and their Latino background. Accompanying the #TheMobileMovement is a Tumblr page similarly featuring Spanglish posts. The two hashtags can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
http://www.att.com/global-search/search.jsp?App_ID=HOME&autoSuggest=FALSE&tabPressed=FALSE&q=spanish#!/All/

Dunkin Donuts “Dunkin' Latino”
As of June 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts launched its Latino Twitter page, looking to cater to the company’s Spanish speakers. Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts also claimed to be the first national coffee retailer to make its website, mobile, and Facebook platforms available in Spanish and English.
With the social media campaign launch, there was a brief sweepstakes. Fans could follow @DunkinLatino and use the hashtag #MiDunkinEsTuDunkin to enter a chance to win a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for themselves and a friend. The brand is now supporting their digital Hispanic movement with hashtags such as #MiDunkin and #DunkinLatino.
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/es.html

McDonald’s “Me Encanta”
Back in 2011, McDonald’s introduced its Spanish-language Twitter campaign. @MeEncanta is a Spanglish-based account used to interact with fans about promotional deals through music, sports and education.
McDonald’s Latino movement is currently engaging its online audience with its hashtag #MiMomento. The hashtag, however, has not seemed to catch on yet with many of the posts coming from unrelated tweets.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions.html

http://youtu.be/8ZRuAWoYCzo

Thanksgiving thoughts

Idea

The past few days have been difficult for me to adjust to. It's was not only wet, cold and keeps on getting dark earlier every day, but leaving loved ones is always sad to say the least. Add to that, the political camp pain, which is a nightmare and what about those horrific acts overseas.

Therefore, I've decided to counter the bad by making a list of the good. May it lift all our spirits and give us all reasons to be thankful.

Thank you mother nature for creating us, other precious animals, plants for our pleasure.

PRAGMATIC TRUMP

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An individual dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas and theories is considered to be pragmatic.

President Obama took questions from The White House Press Corps today.

Obama: Trump Not Ideological, But Pragmatic | Video | RealClearPolitics http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/11/14/obama_trump_not_ideolo...

Obama calls Trump 'pragmatic,' warns it’ll be hard to undo legacy http://nydn.us/2fOr7LW

- Seven + Seven

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Lust – To have an intense desire or need: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).

Gluttony – Excess in eating and drinking: “for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags” (Proverbs 23:21).

Greed - Excessive or reprehensible acquisitiveness: “Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more” (Ephesians 4:19).

Five Fantastic Years

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CITY IMAGES is celebrating five years of successful publishing. I' like to say thanks to my daughter Sabrina for suggesting the name and to my friend and colleague CD Jaco for recommending it in the first place. According to Google analytics, this daily blog has grown from dozens of readers to thousands of regular visitors.

Please allow me to outline my distinguished career. I started working for free as a CEO, a communicator encouraging others while serving as a student intern for The Washington Post.

DEMOCRATIZING DEBATES

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A Report of the Annenberg Working Group on Presidential Campaign Debate Reform. Democratizing the Debates
Philadelphia: Annenberg Center, 6/15 http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/democratizing-the-debates/

The Annenberg Debate Reform Working Group has presented this analysis and related recommendations in the service of Presidential debates that reflect major changes in our electorate, politics and media. More can and should be done to enrich their content, enlarge their audience and improve upon their accessibility. The members of the Working Group are confident that while views about the particulars will vary, there is likely near‑unanimity about the vital importance of Presidential debates and, therefore, of the need to ensure that they continue to answer the needs of the voters who have watched and listened to them, and to draw into our political process those who have not.

Democratizing the Debates
(Philadelphia: Annenberg Public Policy Center, June 2015)
[http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/democratizing-the-debates/]

CITY IMAGES recommends that the bipartisan Annenberg Working Group on Presidential Campaign Debate Reform should invite all candidates to wear lie detectors and show the results on the screen, while every one of these politicians answer the questions posed to them. What say you?

Non Secure Agency?

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WARNING: NSA officials are investigating Every single day, any move you make, all the fakes and clicks you take. Someone is watching your actions. National Security Agency’s website was offline and dark for a day.

If these passwords or tools were leaked online, it could have broad outcomes and serious consequences.

'Shadow Brokers' Claim To Have Hacked The NSA's Hackers http://n.pr/2b0wqUR

NSA's website goes down amid hacking fears | Fox News | http://fxn.ws/2bsFVNB

‘Shadow Brokers’ Leak Raises Alarming Question: Was the N.S.A. Hacked? http://nyti.ms/2aTiaSl

National Action Now

Issue

The United States is approaching a new crisis in race relations. In the decade that began with the school desegregation decision of the Supreme Court, and ended with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the demand of Negro Americans for full recognition of their civil rights was finally met.

The effort, no matter how savage and brutal, of some State and local governments to thwart the exercise of those rights is doomed. The nation will not put up with it — least of all the Negroes. The present moment will pass. In the meantime, a new period is beginning.

In this new period the expectations of the Negro Americans will go beyond civil rights. Being Americans, they will now expect that in the near future equal opportunities for them as a group will produce roughly equal results, as compared with other groups. This is not going to happen. Nor will it happen for generations to come unless a new and special effort is made.

There are two reasons. First, the racist virus in the American blood stream still afflicts us: Negroes will encounter serious personal prejudice for at least another generation. Second, three centuries of sometimes unimaginable mistreatment have taken their toll on the Negro people. The harsh fact is that as a group, at the present time, in terms of ability to win out in the competitions of American life, they are not equal to most of those groups with which they will be competing. Individually, Negro Americans reach the highest peaks of achievement. But collectively, in the spectrum of American ethnic and religious and regional groups, where some get plenty and some get none, where some send eighty percent of their children to college and others pull them out of school at the 8th grade, Negroes are among the weakest.

The most difficult fact for white Americans to understand is that in these terms the circumstances of the Negro American community in recent years has probably been getting worse, not better. Indices of dollars of income, standards of living, and years of education deceive. The gap between the Negro and most other groups in American society is widening.

The fundamental problem, in which this is most clearly the case, is that of family structure. The evidence — not final, but powerfully persuasive — is that the Negro family in the urban ghettos is crumbling. A middle class group has managed to save itself, but for vast numbers of the unskilled, poorly educated city working class the fabric of conventional social relationships has all but disintegrated. There are indications that the situation may have been arrested in the past few years, but the general post war trend is unmistakable. So long as this situation persists, the cycle of poverty and disadvantage will continue to repeat itself.

The thesis of this paper is that these events, in combination, confront the nation with a new kind of problem. Measures that have worked in the past, or would work for most groups in the present, will not work here. A national effort is required that will give a unity of purpose to the many activities of the Federal government in this area, directed to a new kind of national goal: the establishment of a stable Negro family structure.
This would be a new departure for Federal policy. And a difficult one. But it almost certainly offers the only possibility of resolving in our time what is, after all, the nation's oldest, and most intransigent, and now its most dangerous social problem. What Gunnar Myrdal said in An American Dilemma remains true today: "America is free to chose whether the Negro shall remain her liability or become her opportunity."

Two hundred years ago, in 1765, nine assembled colonies first joined together to demand freedom from arbitrary power.

For the first century we struggled to hold together the first continental union of democracy in the history of man. One hundred years ago, in 1865, following a terrible test of blood and fire, the compact of union was finally sealed.

For a second century we labored to establish a unity of purpose and interest among the many groups which make up the American community.

That struggle has often brought pain and violence. It is not yet over.
State of the Union Message of President Lyndon B. Johnson, January 4, 1965.

"The Negro Family" Labor Dept. Report on NBC's Meet the Press https://youtu.be/mnE_NseoS6U via @YouTube

Hillary NYC Mayor?

Solution

Politics and payback often go hand in hand. The outcome could be very interesting because New Yorkers know her and have already voted for Hillary, so why not? But is she up for the task?

Hillary Clinton possibly mulling a run for NYC mayor: source http://nydn.us/2hZ1yHs

Hillary Clinton receives standing ovation at ‘The Color Purple’ on Broadway http://usat.ly/2jj3zQ3

Rumors of Hillary Clinton’s Comeback http://nyti.ms/2jc8JwT

The Underestimated States of America

Issue

The Centers for Disease Control underestimated the threat of Ebola as outbreak spreads to USA ...

President Obama says US intelligence underestimated the Islamic State ISIS...

US Secret Service claims they underestimated the security threat at The White House...

US Military underestimated the ability of Iraqi army to defeat Islamic State ISIS

Politicians have obviously underestimated the American public's disdain for their lack of work.

What is going on here folks? Nobody likes being forgotten, unappreciated, hated, belittled, or underestimated

Please, do not underestimate the fiber of our democracy: USA needs a new generation of leadership.

Register to vote if you have not done it yet and make sure your voice is heard with a ballot.

Passport Fraud Dangers

Issue

Honduras' National Registry of Persons has reportedly confirmed that hundreds of Palestinian, Syrian, and citizens of other Arab nations were fraudulently registered as Honduran citizens.

As a result, they are able to acquire Honduran passports to be used to apply for visas to enter the United States.
Report: Syrians 'buy Honduran I.D.s' to get into U.S. http://washex.am/1sjITvD