The recent reports of increased violence against Asian-Americans are troubling, but nothing new. The history of Asians in the U.S. is marked by negative actions against this group by U.S. citizens and the U.S. Government.
The current focus on Asian-Americans or Chinese-Americans may be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic and how politicians have pointed a finger at China for our misery. This, in turn, has seemingly given citizens an excuse for their violence against U.S. citizens of Asian descent.
The gently sloping hills of Arlington National Cemetery overlook the nation’s capital. From this vantage point, thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines look across the Potomac River in formation. It is as if in their passing, they continue to look over us and the country because it is their legacy. Here, colonels are among corporals and privates among generals. Alas, they have come together for their final rest. Some served for a short time while others did so for a lifetime. But now, time is irrelevant as we salute them, pay respect to their deeds forever as they have arrived for their final rest.
Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself is a film I can't explain. I believe it is one of the most poignant, emotionally moving, and challenging minutes I have spent. I have watched it three times in its entirety. Each time I go away feeling something inside of me has changed. And it has. I just can't explain it. I would encourage you to take that journey yourself. Turn your cell phone off and any other distractions. Turn off your inner dialogue and let the film flow to you.
The Center for Creative Entrepreneurship began in February 2020. In the year of a global pandemic, CCE shifted their programs virtually. As an educational hub, they want every creative in the world to have access to the resources they need to become successful entrepreneurs.
President Biden’s February 24th Executive Order is, to some extent, an extension of past efforts that recognized vulnerabilities in supply chains. What has changed during the past year is the degree to which the US experienced its vulnerabilities in critical areas during this national emergency.
The past year exposed us to the problems arising from shortages of medical products. But, the issue of supply chain security and integrity should not be viewed from the perspective of our vulnerabilities during national emergencies. Supply chain security is a 24/7 issue.
A quick search indicates that slaves may have been brought to North America in the 1500s. Other sources point to the early 1600s. It is safe to say that slaves were brought to North America over 400 years ago.
As Black History month nears its end, we should all think about how patient, tolerant, and forgiving the African-American community has been toward this country and its political leaders throughout this country’s history.
We are entering a new era where technology has become an integral part of our daily life, the "new normal." At CES 2021, this was one of prevalent messages. Our lives are going to change forever...and if you believe the hype, which we do, for the better.