I’m Switching Things Up a Bit…

 

Dwayne Ross is a Staff Development Instructor, Author,  Speaker & Adjunct Instructor @CSM with over 25 years experience in Human Services Comment, Converse and Connect Today! Dwayne is now the co-host of his own radio segment: The Chop Chop on MentorMe® Memorable Moments Social Health http://listenvisionlive.com

Are you absolutely satisfied with your fan Page? I wasn’t. I have been using poor quality pictures and fonts I didn’t really like and making some small changes here and there but decided a full make over might be best. It scared me a little because I thought I needed to buy a lot of HD photos etc. pay a coder and so much more but I was wrong. It was simple, and easy and fun. I used Canva. A free graphics tool that allows you to design almost anything social media-ish. I promise. Image is important for my fans, and getting their input first…was important. And the winner is… well at least for this month.

Facebook fan page and new cover photo
Updated Facebook fan page and new cover photo

I have started to make some changes to promoting my site and really adding more value to the conversations of those who listen in to the Chop Chop radio show as well as the people who support the training and course work I do. I hope to make this site more engaging, add some webinars, training videos, interviews and other interactive elements to increase engagement and add value to you, my visitors. Hope you like the changes and I hope we can build our relationship in this community andin your community as well.

 

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Stand Up or Fall for Anything…

“This is the place to understand how protests and love of country don’t merely coexist, but inform each other. How men can probably win the gold for their country, but still insist on raising a black-gloved fist.” –

                                                                                                                             President Barack Obama

Over the past few weeks we listened to sports commentators show us their true colors. The heart finds a way through the mouth to share what it hides. We have been watching two candidates for President, act foolishly, lie blatantly and back track on promises. With the world watching we see people being murdered at the cost of fear… ” I shot him because I feared for my life…” said Betty Shelby even though he was just a big black man, no prior violent crimes and clearly had his hands in the air as he walked to his vehicle.

 

Mr. Crutcher was dead… she was charged just as the officers who threw Freddie Gray, handcuffed in the back of a transporter, allowing him ti slide around like trash resulting in a broken neck and it was no one’s fault… all were acquitted. Just as a young man in Florida wearing a hoodie was thought to be a threat and after all we have to Stand our ground and the officer involved was found not guilty and young Travon Martin is dead, with no vindication. Dead Car Burglar… Dead DVD salesman… Dead Child playing with a toy gun… Dead Boy in the street for stealing cigarettes… Dead Naked teen running… Dead 64 year old man…Dead man in a wheelchair… Dead sleeping in her car after calling the police… Dead reading a book… Dead playing in Walmart. Dead.

I believe Standing against police brutality and blatant use of excessive force and murder of anyone in America or the world is valid. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers  has it right…John Carlos and Tommie Smith have it right… This is a country where we don’t merely coexist… many have died for Freedom more for fighting against Inhumanity.

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