Do You Remember The Time?

 

Herb deGroft

He was a member of the Isle of Wight County school board who circulated inflammatory e-mails about First Lady Michelle Obama. Continue reading

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Boko Haram and the African Dilemma

Boko Haram.

Members of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools stage a protest against the government in Ibadan. The Nigerian government has offered a reward for any information leading to the location of the abductors and has accepted U.S. help to finding the missing girls.

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Our NAACP Problem

In this photo taken April 28, 2014, Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, announces that Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling will not be receiving his lifetime achievement award, at a news conference in Culver City, Calif. Jenkins has his own legal problems, which are coming into focus now that the NBA has banned Sterling for racist comments. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

 

In light of the Donald Stirling controversy, Leon Jenkins has stepped down from his position as president of the Los Angeles NAACP. Continue reading

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Digital DNA

Filmmakers, if you’re going to create original content for the web, Continue reading

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Grooming, Creeping and Chipping Away: The Supreme Court and Game of Thrones

 

 

    

 

Challenges to Net Neutrality, McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (University of Michigan), attacks on Birth Control – not the always controversial and polarizing issue of abortion  - but birth control. Continue reading

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Blogging for $$

 

Time to make some money from this blogging thing?

 

It’s not that easy. Most blogs wither and die after a time. Persevering no es facil. People have a habit of showering bloggers with swag. But swag won’t pay the bills. And let’s not even get started on Google ads. I love Google products too but their ad platform is the biggest legal scam of the century. The only one getting rich off it is … Google.

If you want to make some money for yourself, consider putting out a tin cup. I.e., reimagine yourself as a mini-PBS or NPR. If you’d like to cross over into publishing a book, here’s some great info from More magazine on what it takes to monetize your blog:

Running the numbers

 • $0 Cost of starting your own blog at WordPress.com with one of its 135 free designs

 • $17 Annual cost of setting up a siteusing a domain name (such asGood-EnoughMother.com) at WordPress.com

 • $100 Cost of a USB microphone (forexample, a Snowball) to record podcasts for a website

 • $150 Cost of a portable HD videocamera (for example, a Kodak Zi6)to create videos for a blog

 • 10,000 Approximate number of followers a blogger needs in order to capture the attention of a mainstream book-publishing house

 • $300–$500 Cost per day of hiring a professional video editor

Go forth and make things happen.

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The Leonardo DiKanye Connection

Post by Aaron Ellis:

The Leonardo DiKanye Connection

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