Archive | February 2012

Girls Get Called “Slut” Everyday—They Could Be Making Friends Instead

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Jessie Klein, author of “The Bully Society,” writes that girls need help in building trusting relationships.Girls get called “slut” every day. My students are so used to getting bullied and harassed they can’t imagine a school without bullying. A student in one of my classes once said, “Get over it.” They look at me like I’m some kind of crazy pollyanna professor when I suggest that it doesn’t have to be that way. The repercussions are growing however, even as students become more resigned.   Social isolation has tripled since the eighties according to the 2004 General Social Survey. Depression occurs at increasingly younger ages; 1 out of 3 high school girls are depressed, and 29 percent of all teenagers. Anxiety is so high among children that psychologist Jean M. Twenge wrote that children considered “normal in the eighties were substantially more anxious than child psychiatric patients in the 1950s!” No wonder children are becoming resigned—their highly disturbing emotional stress is considered “just fine.”   It’s not though. And kids are dying. They are being killed in school shootings and they are committing suicide. Every year we hear about youth who were bullied so badly they took their own life. There is a culture of despair in schools.
Via www.womensmediacenter.com

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The Perks Of Media

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The Perks Of Media – 02/27/2012…   Most people in media advertising are aware that the buy side of the industry receives “perks” from sellers. This may come in the form of a complimentary lunch or dinner, thanks to the expense budgets of the media sellers. Tickets to baseball games, concerts or ski trips are some of the nicer benefits that media agency people can also experience. In this way, media is no different from other industries like finance where client entertaining is an integral part of doing business.
Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/168721/the-perks-of-media.html#ixzz1nbI8inGk
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Dream and Do with The Dave Clark Foundation @Mets @Gloveoftheirown @D3_Dream_Day

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Today’s Transmedia Sports Commentary: A little over a week ago or so. Bob Saloman, Board Member introduced me to a courageous Baseball Player Dave Clark and Doug Cornfield Co-Founders of the Dave Clark Foundation.   DREAM & DO has become a new Mantra at WCNTV and we are inspired by this Athlete and his Pay it Forward attitude.   With 50,000 people in America with Disabilities the Dave Clark Foundation say’s YES WE CAN!!! With perseverance and a kind heart they approach their life’s work and now it’s time for the rest of the world to give something back. Sure you can write a check to the organization and support them financially but I get a sense there is more to this than money. Find out for yourself. Visit the website, then plug into The DREAM and DO something to overcome your limitations. One step at a time All things are possible to them that believe.   WCNTV Believes it has found a great group of people to highlight for our readers.   Not sure who the METS have chosen to throw out the First Pitch for their 50th Year Opener at CITI FIELD.  DAVE GETS MY VOTE.   Visit http://www.daveclarkfoundation.org/   Dave is a native of Corning, New York, who now lives in Cape Coral, Florida, with his wife, Camilla, their daughter, Elica, and son Trey.   As an infant, Dave contracted polio that stunted his growth and left him without the full use of his legs. But despite that, and perhaps because of it, he was driven to excel in physical competition against so-called able-bodied people.   The Dave Clark story is likely the greatest “mostly unknown” professional sports account of our time and teaches unforgettable life lessons that gives hope to anyone facing a challenge whether large or small.
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All-Pro Act of Kindness: Washington Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall | CultureMob @Dhall23

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DeAngelo Hall handing out hats “The future ain’t what it used to be.” -Yogi Berra   “For few things in life are ever as good,
As the smell of your own glove, the crack of the wood.
Or being with friends, at that one special spot
and sharing what you have…. with those who have not.” – A Glove of Their Own *It was late August and at the midpoint of the too-long pre-season the NFL is looking to eliminate in the next collective bargaining agreement. The Washington Redskins were at the New Meadlowlands for the third of four exhibition games. The Skins pulled out a 16-11 victory over the New York Jets that night. Toward the end of the game a group of youngsters went down to the railing behind the Washington bench. Some were heckling the visitors. Others were just seeking their heros’ attention. Dan Salomon is an 11-year old Jets fan. He was respectfully calling out to defensive end Andre Carter. Even though the game was still going on, Carter’s day was done. So he politely posed with the lad for photos. Dan proclaimed, “I can’t believe he came over and took a picture with me!” But it got better for the Central Jersey sports fanatic..
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Black History Month 2012 Comes to a Close NOW WHAT?

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@wcntv commetnary As Black History Month 2012 comes to a close, I cannot help but think about the future. Not just for African Americans, not just people of African descent but all of us who have been touched by Black History. February the shortest month of the year gets an extra day because it’s a LEAP YEAR. Let’s use that last day to LEAP FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE. WCNTV has some insights we have been honored to become a part of from South Africa to the United States of America and even around the world. Prepare for Civil Rights to Platinum Rights which is where Dr. King was heading before he was cut down. Are there modern day leaders ready to accept the mantel, you bet there are? And you may have never heard of these unsung heroes who day after day plan and prepare to make the world a better place. If you have followed me for any length of time or check out my reporting on CNN IReport you have seen the name, International Ambassador Oscar J. Webb. A Mentor and Platinum Rights Leader. Stay tuned as the Economic Recovery sought by America will be found in Africa. But how will that affect you. It won’t if you don’t know or ignore it. Don’t look for a big hoopla in mainstream media as they have largely ignored the most important Public Policy Statement ever released from the Global Body of Nations to benefit people of African Descent. Yes UN Resolution 64/169 proclaiming 2011 The International Year for People of African Descent. It suggests that because of Slavery the world owes us the opportunity to reconnect to our Heritage Socially, Culturally and Economically. Does that mean you can expect a Reparations Check in the mail? Well excuse me but Hell NO! And while the perpetrators of Slavery has been blamed on the White Man it’s time to get past that as many Black people showed them the way to enslave us.   This is the 300th Year of the Willie Lynch Letter which taught enslavement for that period until today. Well here is some great news for people of African Descent.   YOU ARE FREE, FREE FROM THE WILLIE LYNCH CURES AND FREEE FROM PHSYICAL SLAVERY.   NOW WHAT? STAY TUNED TO SEE THE ACTION ITEMS RELATED TO UN RESOLUTION 64/169 AND 2011 SONGS FOR AFRICA a celebration to be coordinated with both Martin Luther King’s Holiday and Nelson Mandela’s Freedom Day each year from now on.   With 1.1 Trillion dollars in buying power and 54 African Nations and the resources of the Continent, could it be that we are not broke busted and disgusted. Rather rich beyond measure. Think about it and then follow WCN on Twitter, Facebook and the several blogs we produce as we highlight Jobs in Africa to build America. And when you visit the Lorraine Motel on vacation to see our past plan to go home at least once in your lifetime.   Visit our Past but Chart out your Future:   ABOUT NCRM The National Civil Rights Museum is the site of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. The Museum is located at South Main and Huling Streets, in the historic art district of downtown Memphis.   Dedicated on September 28, 1991, the Museum exists to assist the public in understanding the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact and influence on human rights movements worldwide, through its collections, exhibitions, research and educational programs. It chronicles the civil rights movement from 1619 to 2000 with historical exhibits, including Room 306, the hotel room where Dr. King stayed in April of 1968.
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Today’s Transmedia Sports Showcase: ESPN’s MLB Analyst Doug Glanville @dougglanville

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Doug Glanville, former Pro baseball player and Ivy League academic thinks that you should be afraid. The son of two academics, Glanville always loved playing ball, but could not deny his love of learning.   After Doug Glanville enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, he played varsity baseball for three years. The summer after his sophomore year, when he played baseball in a top summer league on Cape Cod, Glanville was named the Top Pro Prospect of the summer leagues. The following year, 1991, he became a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs. Even so, he returned to school to finish his degree in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.   Doug made his major league baseball debut on June 9, 1996, as an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. At his retirement after nine seasons as a major league player, he had accumulated 1100 hits and a 293-game errorless streak. In 1999 Glanville was 2nd in the National League with 204 hits and 8th in the National League in hitting with a .325 batting average. A student of labor history, Doug also served on the Executive Subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association and as a player representative.   As an Op-Ed columnist (“Heading Home”) for The New York Times, Glanville has a piece that speaks to the culture of sports, addressing the culture of performance that leads to some players abusing steroids, and how maybe a healthy amount of fear could be a solution.   Further showing how much Glanville values his academic side, he has put his Penn engineering degree to good use by founding GK Alliance, LLC, a green-friendly real estate development company based in the Chicagoland area.   He recently worked as a baseball insider for XM Radio’s – MLB Home Plate – Power Alley with Seth Everett (Jim Duquette, Billy Ripken) and as a contributor with Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Currently, he is a baseball analyst with ESPN, primarily on Baseball Tonight, ESPN.com, and ESPN The Magazine. He also serves as mentor for high school student athletes and their parents for Baseball Factory.   He has placed a human face on the game of baseball through insightful and accessible commentary with a voice that has provided a deeper understanding of the soul of a player.   Read More: http://www.dougglanville.com/biography
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