The struggle for equality for all human beings has been an ongoing process in the history of human race. Some of the rights and privileges we enjoy as a people has been through the efforts of the people who lived before us.
Some individual went out of the way to fight for what we see today. Famous people like Martin Luther King Jnr risked their lives in the line of protecting the rights of minorities in the societies.
Were it not for the sacrifices of such people; we would possibly be stuck in the age of slavery and outright racial discrimination. Although some of these vices have been eliminated from the world completely, there is still a lot to be gone in eliminating racial discrimination. The issue of immigration comes right at the center of racial discrimination.
In The United States, people are normally categorized according to their origin. You will hear of words like natives, blacks, and Hispanics.
All these are differences that have been as a result of a bad culture of categorizing people according to their origin. These differences make some people feel superior to others. The net result has been that some people are given priority over others.
This is wrong. In the United States, some people have this belief that any immigrant is an outsider who does not deserve to enjoy the same rights as those who are considered to be natives.
There have been cases of even laws being passed in various states barring certain people from accessing government services. Most of these laws lack adherence to the UN human rights charter. It prohibits anyone from being discriminated unfairly. Being an immigrant does not qualify one to be discriminated. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co
In light of human rights violations that have hit the world, many organizations have been created with the aim of ensuring that human rights violations are not allowed to continue unperturbed.
Human organizations have come together with the aim of protecting the weak in the society from being discriminated by the powerful. Today, there numerous groups that are operating in all parts of the world. Some of these groups include:
This is an international organization that has outreach in every corner of the universe. Their role is to ensure that human rights as enshrined in the UN human rights charter of 1948 are implemented as they should. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://www.facebook.com/jimlarkin53 and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
The group has a presence in over 150 countries in the world. Part of their work is to investigate and report cases of human rights abuse to the international community. They also seek justice for the victims of human rights violations.
Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
It is a children advocacy group. Its role is to ensure that all children are granted the same rights especially in access to education. They champion for programs that promote the well-being of children by ensuring that they are not subjected to excess poor upbringing.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
This organization operates in the state of Arizona. The role of the organization is to ensure that the operations of the rights groups in the state run smoothly. They provide financing to these groups to carry out their activities.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a brainchild of Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin. They are journalists from Phoenix, Arizona.
Now known as the Secretary of Education in the Administration of President Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has long been known across Michigan and the entire nation as one of the leading education campaigners and philanthropists seeking to reform the outdated public school system of America. Betsy DeVos may have made education the major cause she is known for but I believe the graduate of Calvin College should be praised for her forward-thinking approach to philanthropy in all its many forms. Born in Holland, Michigan, Betsy DeVos has been well known to me for the work of both herself and her family which includes her husband, AmWay billionaire Dick DeVos, and her own Prince industry family.
Despite her father being the founder of Prince Industries, Betsy DeVos has impressed me with her willingness to take on a range of philanthropic roles across the U.S. I was shocked to discover Betsy DeVos’ mother was a public school teacher in Michigan and inspired the Secretary of Education to become an in-school advocate for at-risk children within the Michigan school system. The dedication of Betsy DeVos to reforming education has been strong since her own children were attending schools within the state of Michigan and Mrs. DeVos began visiting the Potter’s House Christian School alongside her husband, Dick. Both Betsy and Dick were inspired to assist low-income families in gaining the best quality education for their children after hearing stories of the struggles of the families attending Potter’s House over the last three decades. My own respect for Betsy DeVos was increased when she was going through the nomination process for her role as the Secretary of Education and her tax records showed she was still a major donor towards the Potter’s House School located close to her home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I was unhappy when Dick DeVos made the decision to retire from the AmWay Group he had restructured over the course of the 1990s and early 21st-century as the company prospered under his leadership. However, I have been impressed with the work both Dick and Betsy DeVos have completed through their own charitable foundations and through the investment company, The Windquest Group. One of the projects managed through The Windquest Group has been the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the first charter school in Michigan to provide an education based on the aviation industry to students from all social backgrounds.
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Brazilian banking giant Bradesco has been like watching an exciting sporting event, where the underdog makes a stunning, come-from-behind victory to clinch the title. But in the case of Brazilian banking, the game is still far from over. The contest, however, has been so entrancing to watch that almost anyone can appreciate the incredible vision, appetite for risk and administrative talent of the string of Bradesco leadership that has been able to grow the firm from a tiny, local bank into a global financial powerhouse, inside of just a few, short decades.
The Cyrpiano Era Was A Tough Act To Follow
Throughout the decade of the 2000s, Bradesco was led by one of its greatest CEOs. This era marked a period of growth so stunning that it’s possible that it has never before been matched in the annals of Brazilian industry and may never again be topped. Between 1999 and 2009, Bradesco increased its assets by over 30 times and its stock price exploded to over 100 times its previous value. This growth was the product of both incredible organic growth and a voracious policy of acquiring anything and everything that the bank could get its claws into.
By 2009, Cypriano was ready to retire. Luiz Carlos Trabuco, a long-time executive for the firm, was the obvious favored replacement. Trabuco had been with the firm in one capacity or another since 1969, when he was hired on by Bradesco as a bank teller, his first job ever. But Trabuco took the reins at a time of great upheaval in the Brazilian economy. Still reeling from the global financial meltdown of 2008, spurred on by the unrestrained mania of the U.S. housing market, the Brazilian economy was in tatters, and the banking industry, in particular, had quickly become a negative-sum game of scavengers. These would be difficult times for Trabuco to effect his stated goal of growing the company each quarter.
Making things even worse, shortly after Trabuco slid into the captain’s seat, rival banks Banco Itau and Unibanco merged, forming the largest banking conglomerate in Brazil. This move instantly shot Bradesco back to a distant second-place in the ranks of banking institutions, exposing the firm to the depredations of its now far better-heeled competitor. Trabuco had inherited an almost impossible situation in which to achieve anything resembling organic growth.
By this time, the Brazilian banking industry was so hyper-concentrated that any prospects of making strategic acquisitions that could materially affect the firm’s standing seemed remote. Over the first six years of Trabuco’s reign, Bradesco slowly slipped backwards from its position of one-time market dominance, losing customers and market capitalization every quarter. By 2014, things were looking dire for both the firm and Trabuco, with the market value of the company sitting at less than half of what it was when he took over the helm in 2009. There was talk, in hushed voices, among the Brailian business press of a possible takeover of Bradesco and even of an impending announcement of bankruptcy.
Then, in 2015, Trabuco saw a golden opportunity. Rumors began flying that HSBC, the second largest bank on the planet, was looking to dump all of its Brazilian assets. Trabuco moved with aplomb, drafting a deal to acquire HSBC Brazil for $5.2 billion in cash. Incredibly, Trabuco was able to pull the deal off, marking the single largest transaction in Brazilian history.
Today, Bradesco’s stock is trading at all-time highs and the bank is positioned to be highly competitive into the long term. Trabuco has managed to grow the retail banking business organically. Bradesco will be a bank to watch over the next five to ten years.
Cameron Clokie is an amazing asset to the human race. He is heavily involved in regenerative therapies and stem cells. Cameron Clokie isn’t just in it for the buck; he is actually passionate about the issue. He has published a number of articles about the issue in journals, and works as a professor at the University of Toronto.
He even runs his own clinic where he interacts with people in the public who seek maxillofacial treatments. Cameron Clokie has mostly great reviews online for the treatments that he provides and the professionalism that he exhibits. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://www.ideacity.ca/speaker/cameron-clokie/
There was some business that happened in his personal life that unjustly lead to him getting into trouble. Outside of the office, in personal, quiet, non-professional settings, he had an affair with a woman that lasted years.
The affair was completely consensual between the woman and Clokie. The woman happened to have been a patient of his. When reading articles about this, it seems that Cameron Clokie got into trouble because of the fact that the woman was a patient.
However, it really doesn’t seem fair, at all, that Cameron Clokie should get into trouble for this reason because, as stated above, the affair was completely consensual and took place outside of professional settings.
According to Crunchbase, Cameron Clokie kept his personal life completely separate from his professional life, which shows that he truly is a professional. It’s not really scandalous, when you think about.
The woman was trying to accuse him of sexually abusing her, but she made the decision to have an affair with him for years. It seems like she started to hate him for whatever reason, and just wanted to stir up some trouble for him to get back at him.
The man wasn’t putting a gun to her head to be with him. All of this petty trouble poured over into his professional life in the form of his credentials being unjustly taken away. It’s really nobody’s business what anybody does in his or her personal.
Those who visit the Manaira Mall can all be going there for vastly different reasons and still get exactly what they need. Roberto Santiago made sure of this when he created the mall so he would be able to cater to all of the needs of the people who he was trying to help with the shopping opportunities they had. He didn’t want the mall to be a place where people could just come to shop. Instead, he wanted Manaira Mall to be about a lifestyle. He hoped he could cater to those who wanted to shop, those who wanted to be entertained and those who needed a place to stay while they were doing all of the things Manaira Mall had to offer. It was a way for Roberto Santiago to make a difference in the area of Brazil that he lived in so he could help other people with these issues.
Shopping is always something others can use. Roberto Santiago knew this and continues to make that a part of his business. Whether it is shopping for clothes or something that is more exclusive, Roberto Santiago wanted to cater to those customers with the mall he had. It was part of the initiative he had for the mall so he would have the chance to be as successful as possible. Since Roberto Santiago knew what he needed to do, he felt confident he would be able to offer all of his customers the things that would make their shopping experience the best that it could be.
As far as entertainment went, Roberto Santiago knew that many malls had tired entertainment opportunities. People were bored of the movie theaters and arcades that most malls had. Instead, they wanted something different. That chance came in the form of a convention center on the roof of the mall. It was a way for people to really get something different. Roberto Santiago knew the Manaira Mall had a lot of changes for people to try different things. Since Roberto Santiago did this with the mall, he was setting himself apart from all of the other people who had malls. He gave himself the entertainment advantage that no other malls were able to use.
Even when things got hard for Roberto Santiago, he came up with new and innovative ideas. One of the things he recently did was create a hotel that is connected to his mall. He wanted the hotel to be close by so people wouldn’t have to worry about where they were going to stay. This was especially helpful for the people who were coming to the mall as tourists and were wanting to spend a lot of time visiting Manaira.
After four years in the position, Daniel Taub resigned as the UK Ambassador to Israel in 2015. In his official role as foreign peacemaker and policy keeper, Taub sought to strengthen the developmental, cultural, business and academic ties between the two countries.
He took office in 2011 and in the subsequent years that followed, global trade between Israel and the United Kingdom entered a period called a, “golden era.”
Golden because the bilateral trade volume rose significantly to an estimated 5.5-7.0 billion dollars. Also an indication of Daniel Taub’s work within the Embassy, during this time Israeli business operations grew in the UK to 300. Read more: Daniel Taub | Wikipedia and Daniel Taub – Crunchbase
Born in the United Kingdom, Taub attended the University College in Oxford and London and studied at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He has always been involved in foreign affairs, once traveling to Ireland in a peace keeper capacity to gather inside knowledge about the Palestinian situation.
When faced with mounting student protests and threats of a boycott against Israeli, Daniel Taub spoke out to help resolve the conflict. He said that those who wanted to oppose Israel could do so, but supporters also had the right to their views.
His only concerned was that both sides should be heard without fear of intimidation. Daniel Taub was just 27 years old when he moved to Israel. It wasn’t long after that his commitment to government service began as a combat medic and a reserve officer.
Two years later in 1991, Taub went to work for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He held multiple legal and diplomatic positions within the cabinet, until 2011 when he was chosen as the UK’s Israeli Ambassador.
In addition to his roles as a lawyer and diplomat, Taub wrote “Parasha Diplomatti,” which provides in-depth analysis of weekly Torah verses. In translation the title means, “diplomatic incident.”
The unique aspect of Taub as an author is that he related the Torah as a way to understand the state of Israeli. It was a one of a kind book release and deemed a special project. In support of the project, Taub was called upon as a speaker to both Christian and Jewish audiences.
His manner of speaking was infused with wit, because he liked to break up the seriousness of the subject matter with a joke or anecdote. The project’s format went on to be adopted by other diplomats.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona was formed in 1959 as a local affiliate. Since that time the ACLU of Arizona has repeatedly accepted the challenge of litigating numerous cases for minorities who have been targeted by unconstitutional Arizona laws and subsequent policies by law enforcement within the state.
In a 1960 landmark case involving multi-racial marriage, the ACLU of Arizona won a case that resulted in the state overturning a law which banned any such marriage.
Since then, the organization has been spearheading the defense of Arizonians to protect their rights and forming alliances with other advocacy groups to uphold the United States Constitution.
The national organization of the ACLU began with 10 founding members and now has over one million members nationwide. The organization which is non-profit has approximately 300 U.S. Attorneys nationwide to represent victims whose rights have been violated under the U.S. Constitution. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Michael Lacey | Twitter
In 2007, in widely publicized local case which made national headlines, the ACLU of Arizona worked alongside federal authorities to file a history-making class action lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The Melendres vs. Arpaio case argued that deputies were involved in racial profiling of Hispanics and Latinos during routine traffic stops.
Upon successful litigation in 2013, the presiding judge determined that Sheriff Arpaio, and the deputies who followed his orders, did in fact racially profile Hispanics and Latinos in a blatant disregard for their constitutional rights.
The victory resulted in Sheriff Arpaio’s office being embedded with a court appointed monitor in order to put an end to their rampant policy of unconstitutional profiling of otherwise law abiding citizens. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
The Lacey and Larkin Foundation has long supported advocacy groups for immigration rights within the state of Arizona. However, it has become more necessary now that immigration reform has developed into an increasingly divided issue within the country. The foundation has amplified its focus and resource allocation for the public at-large.
The Lacey and Larkin Foundation is one of the most-established advocacy groups within Arizona that provides relevant information to those within the community who may become adversely affected by immigration changes.
The organization works alongside organizations like the ACLU of Arizona to support the established laws already within the constitution.
When Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin created the foundation in 2013 they both understood the affect, and the importance, of having knowledgeable information for the public. Michael and Jim are widely-known in Arizona as journalists for the Phoenix News Times.
After their largely publicized illegal arrest by the Selective Enforcement Unit of Maricopa County, which was ordered by then Sheriff Joe Arpaio, there was a loud out-cry by Arizona residents who demanded their release.
Both journalists were victims of having their First Amendment rights violated by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office.
Their case ultimately went to the U.S. Supreme Court and was settled for $3.75 million, which was used to launch the foundation to support the community that supported them both through a long fought battle against the government.
The leadership of Matthew Autterson is the reason behind his prominence in the Colorado’s business community. Falci Adaptive Systems (FAB) indicates the existent philanthropic hobbies resulting from the experience attained from the many years that he has served in the leadership. The FAB association is not a profit making one, and its devotion is in line with assisting those in possession of neuro-motor frailties. The assistance is intended to improve their managerial ability as well as their interaction with the environment that they occupy. It is through his service at the Denver Zoo’s Panel together with the Denver Zoological Foundation that his abilities in leadership improved significantly. It is worth acknowledging his service at the Chairmanship position at Denver Hospice Directorial Committee.
Looking at education, he is a graduate of the Michigan Stet University. It was in the year 1980 when he graduated with a B.A. in the field of Finance. This achievement came before he undertook a Graduate Tax Program at the University of Denver. His career practice started off at First Trust Corporation. In the year 1982, he moved out intending to join a small group. The objective at this time was to enhance the chartering of the trust company. This occurred with it being viewed to be junior to both the financial services as well as their integrated resources. Their base was situated in New York. As an outcome of his useful services, determination and competence, he rose to the level of the presidency at the Resources Trust Firm. This happened in 1986. At the end of three years, the company was acquired by Broad Inc. inclusive of the assets whose ownership was under the Integrated Resources Inc. The name of Broad Inc., later on, turned out to be the SunAmerica. It is worth noting that this was later acquired by AIG in 1998 in a deal worth eighteen billion US Dollars.
Due to his experience and success of his earlier services, he occupies some positions at the moment in different levels. He is the President, a Board Member, and CEO of the CNS Bioscience Inc. it was in 2013 that the setting up of the firm took place led by the current Managing Director, Scott Falci.
Mr. Matthew Autteron is. Therefore, a tycoon having worked hard for a long duration. His lengthy service is the source of his experience which leads to the success in his leadership as manifested through the firms that he serves as the head.
Several non-governmental organizations work towards protecting civil, human and migrant rights. The organizations protect and represent people who have been assaulted and discriminated. They guide and advise them on ways of getting justice. Some of the groups involved in this valuable course include:
It is a global organization that works towards elevating human rights standards. Several volunteers support them. Jim and Larkin also have some partners that help them in offering their services. For more than 30 years, this group has ensured that children, women, and immigrants are represented in the court of law.
The United States president Johnn F. Kennedy requested for the formation of this group in 1963. The organization was to fight against racial discrimination. That was to be done through ensuring that people get equal opportunities regardless of their race.
They also represent African Americans who are discriminated since the African Americans are the minority groups in the United States and are faced with different kinds of challenges.
The group has managed to protect the rights of immigrants through litigation programs, outreach, and advocacy. With the aid of District and Supreme courts, the litigation programs have always been implemented on time and in the right way. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
They also ensure that people’s rights are safe guarded. There are a particular group of laws that tend to deny immigrants the access of justice. ACLU Immigrants’ Right Project is burdened with ensuring justice is obtained no matter the situation.
Jim and Mike serve as the executive team of this organization, and they have supported this group financially and intellectually. A lot of funds are needed for this noble course. Therefore, they have formed collaborations with non-profit organizations. They also have supporters and volunteers who ensure that they achieve their objectives.
The group focuses on protection of the rights of indigenous people. They are based in San Francisco. After the growth of gas pipeline, there was the need to protect the rights of these people. Its formation was aimed at ensuring adequate compensation.
The organization funds groups that protect human and civil rights. They are also inclined towards providing people with freedom of speech. Jim and Mike founded Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested and jailed by Sheriff Joe. They were arrested after publishing a controversial story about Sheriff. They got a compensation of a total of $3.75 million as a result of this arrest.
They decided to use this money to fund civil and human rights organizations. Their services have been felt in Arizona and the Mexican border.
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One of the leaders working to address Baltimore’s housing situation is Kevin Seawright, a longtime certified accountant who has built his resume on accomplishments in real estate as well.
He announced on the Larry Brown radio show last year that he had started RPS Solutions, Inc., a new housing development and renovation company that has taken upon itself to turn expensive homes into more affordable units for lower income buyers and minority groups that have previously not been able to afford good housing.
But Seawright’s current job in Baltimore’s housing market started out in other public departments.
Kevin Seawright got his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, and after several years of gigs with small companies and non-profit groups, he went to work as an accountant for Baltimore’s Parks & Recreation department.
He was later promoted to manage the funding and infrastructure for the public school system and later brought analytical software known as CitiStat for the mayoral office to make informed decisions on all of Baltimore’s departments.
During his tenure as a Baltimore public accountant he helped the city allocate and reduce expenditures in the millions of dollars.
Seawright spent several years as a contracts manager and private accountant for Tito Contractors, a Washington D.C. commercial and residential construction company. He also completed a certification course in executive leadership at Notre Dame’s Mendoza Business School during this time. Read more: Newark economic development group names CFO and Kevin Seawright Talks RPS Solutions LLC on The Larry Young Morning Show
After undertaking several major building projects in D.C., Seawright was asked to lend his financial and contracting expertise to Newark’s Community Economic Development Corporation during which time Newark started rolling out numerous housing and business relocation initiatives. Two years later he moved back to Baltimore and began addressing the troubled housing market through RPS Solutions.
Seawright has lent his financial acumen and business leadership advice to many non-profit and educational groups such as the National Public Administrators Association and the National Forum of Black Public Accountants.
He’s also spent a lot of time working with young people’s leadership and troubled urban youth programs, and he’s also coached junior sports teams. He’s also a husband and father to a young daughter named Tia.
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