Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki Explains How Starting Basketball Early is Good for Kids

Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki

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LARGO, FL, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki, philanthropist and State Finalist in basketball, encourages parents to have their children start basketball young. “Helping your child to learn basic basketball skills isn’t just about encouraging exercise – it’s about laying a foundation that will help them stay active later in life.”

Basketball Aids in Physical Development says Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, children should be getting at least one hour of intense physical activity per day. “Basketball is a structured way to incorporate intense daily exercise into their everyday routines,” encourages Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki.
In addition to running up and down the court – excellent aerobic exercise – basketball also improves gross motor skills by engaging all of the major muscle groups. “Dribbling, throwing, catching, pivoting – it all helps to improve hand-eye coordination, balance, and dexterity,” explains Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki. And it’s true that in studies, young children who played basketball regularly showed improved endurance and flexibility as well as hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki Explains How Basketball Improves Psychological Development

“Getting involved with basketball early on can help kids develop healthy psychological connections and habits,” says Ibrahim Hakki. “Playing as part of a team can help your child understand the importance of teamwork, get them involved with their peer group, improve their problem-solving skills, and help them make lifelong friendships.”

Basketball also improves communication skills and helps them learn how to solve basic logic problems. Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki explains, “You have to think about where to throw the ball next, figure out what moves the other team might make, and communicate all of that to your teammates quickly. You learn a lot of give and take, a lot of trust with basketball.”

“Athletes learn early on how important teamwork is,” says Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki. “I can’t tell you how much that helped in my adult life – the working world, and as a part of missionary teams.” Basketball requires that you pay attention to other people – your teammates as well as your opposition – and respond to their actions. “You learn to act for the good of the team, to move as a unit. After all, you can’t win a basketball game by yourself! It takes the whole team” enthuses Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki.

It’s also an excellent lesson in the difficulties and benefits of healthy competition. “Children who play team sports are much better at accepting failure or defeat as a normal part of life,” says Ibrahim Jutiar Hakki. “It’s so much easier to pick yourself back up and try again when you’ve been doing that on the basketball court for years.”

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New University Pilot Study Attracts More Students and Enrolls them Faster Using Concourse Technology

A new pilot allowing universities from around the world to make offers to students via a Global Clearing event conducted using Concourse technology.

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In less than a week, universities from around the world were able to find, research, chat with, and make offers to students during the first Global Clearing event conducted 100% online using proprietary Concourse technology.

Students and their high school counselors uploaded verified records to Concourse, then universities were able to make direct admission and scholarship offers on the easy-to-use online platform.

180 admission offers were made by 17 universities in 5 countries, including over USD $1.5 million in scholarships. The uptake rate was 19%, much higher than the industry average.

Creating a New Normal for 2020 Enrollment and Beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has turned international university admissions upside down, with travel restrictions, delayed visas, and stay at home orders. University World News reports “There are currently doubts about whether some special international programs and exchanges will be able to go ahead in the autumn if restrictions and delays due to COVID-19 persist.”

Concourse Global Clearing provides the answer, with university-friendly benefits including:

– Fast, efficient way to find students for changing enrollment situations
– Easy-to-use, student-friendly virtual admission and offer process
– Expanded lists of certified profiles for more diverse student bodies
– Build and strengthen relationships with counselors around the world

In the U.S., The University of Alabama was a pilot participant in the Global Clearing initiative. Shelley Moss, Assistant Director of International Admissions said, "The University of Alabama believes in giving students from all around the world fair access to admission to our great institution.” Concourse and Grok Global Services share that perspective, and worked with The University of Alabama to put belief into action. Global Clearing enabled The University of Alabama to reach students who had never considered them before.

“We not only engaged with students via Global Clearing but also found ourselves building long term relationships with the participating high schools." She characterized the admissions workflow as simple and said, “We're excited to continue participating."

Simplifying Processes and Improving Results

High school students participating in Global Clearing are pursued by universities with pre-emptive offers and scholarships. This eliminates the onerous, time-consuming need to submit multiple one-off applications. “Universities are so used to students sending them applications. Now Global Clearing is flipping that,” says Misco Mungai, Post School Success Manager at Nova Pioneer in Kenya. “I want this to become the new normal.”

“The Global Clearing project has been so inspiring,” reports Ermek Esenaliev, High School Coordinator at the Silk Road International School in Kyrgyzstan. “In the past few days, my students have received more offers than since the beginning of the academic year.”

For more information about Concourse Global Enrollment and the Global Clearing Initiative, reach out to Jamie Kanki at jamie@concourse.global.

About Concourse Global Enrollment

Concourse is a technology platform with a mission to create more higher education opportunities for students around the world. Concourse’s unique structure links students, counselors, and universities, and revolutionizes the process of engagement and enrollment. In the few short years since its founding, Concourse has been used to connect tens of thousands of high school students and universities, allowing for more opportunity and exploration than ever before.

About Grok Global Services

Grok is a professional services firm providing in-country staff, infrastructure and expertise to help universities succeed in international education markets. With a unique array of services, Grok enables institutions to develop strategy, form academic partnerships and branch campuses, increase brand and engage audiences, as well as deploy resources to manage global recruitment activities. Since 2005, Grok has worked with more than 150 clients to extend their reach and improve their outcomes in the international education industry.

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One Dollar for Life Announces Latest School Playground Project in Kenya

One Dollar For Life (ODFL) promotes Effective Altruism by building small-scale, high impact projects in the developing world. Visit us at at https://odfl.org/!

These children from the Maasai community in Tanzania are enjoying their first ever playground!

Students to enjoy first on-campus playground

Something as simple as a classroom and a playground can raise the educational trajectory of an entire community, creating an effect that endures for generations.”

— Robert Freeman, Founder & CEO of ODFL

LIVERMORE, CA, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — One Dollar For Life (ODFL), the local nonprofit founded over a decade ago by a former high school teacher to bring small-scale — but high-impact — infrastructure projects to developing nations, has just announced its latest venture: a sturdy new playground to complement its newest classroom construction in Kenya.

This latest addition to the Shining Star School in Nyeri, Kenya, is not just any playground, although it will feature equipment familiar to any American school child — swings, teeter-totters, climbing bars, and slides.

This playground, however, was designed to support Kenya’s new Competence-Based Curriculum, which emphasizes the importance of space for movement and playing, in addition to the standard academic fare of reading, writing, and arithmetic.

The playground is crafted of heavy-duty industrial materials. Like the ODFL classrooms they adjoin, the equipment was designed withstand the test of time and vigorous use.

Having a safe, focused area to play helps children develop their gross motor skills and amplifies the efficiency of work in the classroom. The entire cost of the Shining Star School playground has been underwritten by Juan Pablo Mariscal of Planet LLC.

The new classroom and playground for Shining Star School is one of more than 130 such projects ODFL has completed around the globe. “Our mission is to dramatically improve the capacity for self-development in the developing world,” says ODFL Founder and Executive Director Robert Freeman.

“Something as simple as a classroom and a playground can raise the educational trajectory of an entire community, creating an effect that endures for generations,” said Freeman.

For more information about ODFL and its efforts to promote effective altruism, please visit odfl.org.

About One Dollar For Life: ODFL promotes Effective Altruism by building small-scale, high impact projects in the developing world. These include classrooms, medical clinics, water systems, science labs, playgrounds and other projects that improve life chances for some of the poorest people in the world. 100% of every dollar donated to ODFL goes to the donor’s intended project.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Debuts Online with First Event “Mentors Inside the Cutting Room” on July 9th

First Episode Features Editors Carol Littleton, ACE, Norman Buckley, ACE, and Brandi Bradburn, ACE moderated by Bobbie O’Steen

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Sight, Sound & Story's 2020 event series format is moving online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until 2021. Until that time the event series is launching a live online monthly event series starting on July 9th. This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking. These live events will give attendees a chance to ask questions and even win raffle prizes from our sponsors. Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.

Inside Episode I: Film editors have been called invisible artists, the final storytellers, unsung heroes. They are also wonderful mentors, passionate about their work and eager to pass on their wisdom and knowledge. Film historian Bobbie O'Steen moderates a panel that focuses on three very talented editors – Carol Littleton, ACE (“E.T. the Extra-terrestrial,” “The Big Chill”), Norman Buckley, ACE (“The O.C.,” “Gossip Girl”), and Brandi Bradburn, ACE (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “This Is Us”) – who have helped so many aspiring editors achieve their goals. They’ll discuss their own career choices that led them down unpredictable and inspiring paths to success and screen some of their work to explain what they learned about shaping compelling and entertaining stories. They'll also give valuable advice on how to build and nurture collaborative relationships and how to advocate for a healthy work/life balance.

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live an hour prior to the event. This will gain free access for all attendees who register. There’ll be live raffles throughout the event, but attendees must be present.

Our event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS & American Cinema Editors; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock. Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A networking event. To register, please go to https://rb.gy/lpcyd8.

Our next Sight, Sound & Story: Live event will be on August 12th. Please go to www.SightSoundandStory.com for up to date information.

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Global K-12 Education Technology Spend Market 2020 | Industry Analysis and Forecasts to 2025

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PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Summary

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This market report offers a comprehensive analysis of the global K-12 Education Technology Spend market. This report focused on K-12 Education Technology Spend market past and present growth globally. Global research on Global K-12 Education Technology Spend Industry presents a market overview, product details, classification, market concentration, and maturity study. The market value and growth rate from 2019-2025 along with industry size estimates are explained.

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The key players covered in this study
Chungdahm Learning
Educomp Solutions
Next Education
TAL Education Group
Tata Class Edge
Adobe Systems
Cengage Learning
Mcmillan Learning
McGraw-Hill Education
Pearson Education
Promethean World
Saba Software
Smart Technologies

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into

Market segment by Application, split into
Pre-primary School
Primary School
Middle School
High School

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers
North America
Southeast Asia
Central & South America

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Major Key Points in Table of Content

1 Report Overview
1.1 Study Scope
1.2 Key Market Segments
1.3 Players Covered: Ranking by K-12 Education Technology Spend Revenue
1.4 Market Analysis by Type
1.4.1 Global K-12 Education Technology Spend Market Size Growth Rate by Type: 2020 VS 2026
1.4.2 Hardware
1.4.3 Software
1.4.4 Solution
1.4.5 Support
1.5 Market by Application
1.5.1 Global K-12 Education Technology Spend Market Share by Application: 2020 VS 2026
1.5.2 Pre-primary School
1.5.3 Primary School
1.5.4 Middle School
1.5.5 High School
1.6 Study Objectives
1.7 Years Considered


13 Key Players Profiles
13.1 Chungdahm Learning
13.1.1 Chungdahm Learning Company Details
13.1.2 Chungdahm Learning Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.1.3 Chungdahm Learning K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.1.4 Chungdahm Learning Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020))
13.1.5 Chungdahm Learning Recent Development
13.2 Dell
13.2.1 Dell Company Details
13.2.2 Dell Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.2.3 Dell K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.2.4 Dell Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.2.5 Dell Recent Development
13.3 Educomp Solutions
13.3.1 Educomp Solutions Company Details
13.3.2 Educomp Solutions Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.3.3 Educomp Solutions K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.3.4 Educomp Solutions Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.3.5 Educomp Solutions Recent Development
13.4 Next Education
13.4.1 Next Education Company Details
13.4.2 Next Education Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.4.3 Next Education K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.4.4 Next Education Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.4.5 Next Education Recent Development
13.5 Samsung
13.5.1 Samsung Company Details
13.5.2 Samsung Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.5.3 Samsung K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.5.4 Samsung Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.5.5 Samsung Recent Development
13.6 TAL Education Group
13.6.1 TAL Education Group Company Details
13.6.2 TAL Education Group Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.6.3 TAL Education Group K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.6.4 TAL Education Group Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.6.5 TAL Education Group Recent Development
13.7 Tata Class Edge
13.7.1 Tata Class Edge Company Details
13.7.2 Tata Class Edge Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.7.3 Tata Class Edge K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.7.4 Tata Class Edge Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.7.5 Tata Class Edge Recent Development
13.8 Adobe Systems
13.8.1 Adobe Systems Company Details
13.8.2 Adobe Systems Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.8.3 Adobe Systems K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.8.4 Adobe Systems Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.8.5 Adobe Systems Recent Development
13.9 Blackboard
13.9.1 Blackboard Company Details
13.9.2 Blackboard Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.9.3 Blackboard K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.9.4 Blackboard Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.9.5 Blackboard Recent Development
13.10 BenQ
13.10.1 BenQ Company Details
13.10.2 BenQ Business Overview and Its Total Revenue
13.10.3 BenQ K-12 Education Technology Spend Introduction
13.10.4 BenQ Revenue in K-12 Education Technology Spend Business (2015-2020)
13.10.5 BenQ Recent Development
13.11 Cengage Learning
13.12 D2L
13.13 Ellucian
13.14 IBM
13.15 Intel
13.16 Knewton
13.17 Mcmillan Learning
13.18 McGraw-Hill Education
13.19 Microsoft
13.20 Oracle
13.21 Pearson Education
13.22 Promethean World
13.23 Saba Software
13.24 Smart Technologies


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Detroit Coalition Launches Springboard Collaborative’s Family-Based Literacy Program for Thousands of Children

Panelists at GreenLight Fund Detroit's launch webcast to celebrate its third investment in Springboard Collaborative

GreenLight Fund Detroit’s launch webcast to celebrate its third investment in Springboard Collaborative

GreenLight Fund Detroit’s third social investment leads a $3 million commitment to improve grade-level reading with structured family engagement.

With many parents juggling both work and home-schooling, now is the perfect time to equip them with the right tools to for their children to achieve reading success”

— Alejandro Gibes de Gac

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A citywide partnership led by GreenLight Fund brings national nonprofit Springboard Collaborative’s family-based literacy program to Detroit. GreenLight’s multi-year $600,000 social investment leads a $3 million philanthropic and public commitment, initially bringing the program to as many as 2,000 pre-K through third-grade students this summer.

“Springboard's track record of literacy gains and a core focus on family engagement resonated deeply in our community-driven selection process,” said GreenLight Fund Detroit founding executive director Rishi Moudgil. “Their pivot to remote programming in partnership with existing Detroit schools and providers allows us to collectively build an effective model that will persist, regardless of COVID-19 conditions.”

Due to the pandemic, families face a daunting challenge of educating their kids from home. Springboard family workshops create personalized reading plans that increase the quality and quantity of time students spend reading at home. In addition to regular instruction, Detroit families will participate in live weekly workshops either online or by phone, led by formally trained teachers and paid staff. Springboard will continue its reach as an out-of-school time provider this fall alongside partners including General Motors, 313Reads, The Skillman Foundation, and United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

“With many parents juggling both work and home-schooling, now is the perfect time to equip them with the right tools to for their children to achieve reading success,” said Alejandro Gibes de Gac, the founder and CEO of Springboard Collaborative. “Our Learning Accelerator allows parents to get hands-on involvement in their children’s education in Detroit. The importance of family engagement has never been more apparent, and we need to urgently utilize them as a critical resource.”

Springboard’s novel, research-based model engages families through a goal-based program that reverses the “summer slide” – the one to three months of literacy learning loss in low-income households between school years – by producing multiple months of reading progress over a five week period, while also strengthening at-home habits such as increased weekly minutes reading.

“We need to activate all assets and opportunities for our children to achieve grade-level reading, especially beyond the traditional school day,” said Punita Thurman, Vice President at The Skillman Foundation and a member of GreenLight Fund Detroit’s Selection Advisory Council. “GreenLight Fund lifted families’ desire to be at the center of their children’s education, and the community collaboration and innovation that drove the process is now embedded in the selection of Springboard Collaborative.”

This summer, parents and caregivers of pre-K through third-grade students will be matched virtually with a teacher to provide instruction, set personalized goals, receive customized reading tips and coaching, access reading-level-appropriate books, track progress through the Springboard Connect app, and earn incentives for reaching goals. The program will continue to its next phase after school hours during the upcoming school year, with the goal of reaching and improving grade level literacy for 10,000 Detroit students in four years.

“This collaborative partnership underscores Springboard’s strong reputation in helping change the course for many families through literacy,” said Terry Rhadigan, executive director of Corporate Giving at General Motors. “An investment in Detroit students is an investment in Detroit’s future, and we’re proud to join this mission.”

Local schools and existing literacy support providers implementing Springboard’s program this summer include: Beyond Basics, Brilliant Detroit, Center for Success, Cornerstone Schools, Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences, Detroit Leadership Academy, Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center Academy, and University Prep Schools.

GreenLight Fund’s yearlong assessment process highlighted the urgent need to support literacy growth before Michigan’s third grade reading law – which requires schools to retain students who are not reading on grade level by the end of third grade – goes into effect this year. Only about 15% of Detroit third-graders read at or above grade-level. By fifth grade, cumulative summer learning loss can leave low-income students performing 2-3 years behind their peers. Parents and families who advise GreenLight recognized that to be successful, the solution needed to directly involve them in their children’s learning. Springboard Collaborative was selected by the coalition to address those needs after a national search and vetting process.

About Springboard Collaborative:
Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. They coach educators and family members to help kids learn to read by fourth grade. Springboard envisions a world in which all children have the requisite literacy skills to access life opportunities. Springboard’s programs help teachers and parents achieve learning goals with children through 5-10-week interventions that combine personalized instruction for pre-K through third-graders, workshops training parents to teach reading at home, and professional development for teachers.

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GreenLight Fund serves children and families with barriers to wealth creation by building a cross-sector coalition and annual selection process to: identify critical opportunities for economic and social mobility; invest in innovative, proven programs that have a significant, measurable social impact; and galvanize local support to accelerate new program launch, growth, and long-term viability. Started in Boston in 2004, the nonprofit launched the Detroit site in 2016 where it has invested in Center for Employment Opportunities, New Teacher Center, and now Springboard Collaborative. Additional GreenLight sites include Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area and the Twin Cities. Learn more or sign-up for the GreenLight Detroit newsletter at www.greenlightfund.org/detroit.

Please note: GreenLight Fund is a separate 501(c)(3) organization with no affiliation to “Project Green Light,” a public safety program in the City of Detroit.

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Will the People Finally End Racism in America

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“We the People” can make all these things possible, but it is the “Will of the People” that can finally eliminate racial injustice?”

— John Reaves

MATTHEWS, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The United States is fighting a raging pandemic, tackling a recession, and circumnavigating through racial injustice. Many of us ushered in 2020 with the hopes of good health and prosperity but had no idea that the events of 2020 would attack our bodies, our minds, and our wallets. For people of color, “injustice lives in the fringes of our psyches.” Today, it has rightfully catapulted to the ranks but not above COVID-19 and the recession. All are holding our country hostage and desperate for swift solutions. The pandemic and recession are likely to be contained in the coming months but less likely for racial injustice.

In most major cities in the United States, millions of people from all walks of life are protesting the racial inequalities that have subjugated our country since August 20, 1619. This date marked the birth of slavery in the United States. According to The United States Archives, the government entity that preserves all US records deems America’s key founding documents to be the Declaration of Independence (1776); the US Constitution (1787); and the Bills of Rights (1791).

Each of these documents contributed to forming the governance of the United States. 244 years later, legislation, in theory, was supposed to eliminate racial injustice and supremacy. It instead institutionalized it, and from the surface, it appears it was by design. By no surprise, all the persons who created these documents had no vested interest in enacting equitable freedom for Black, Brown, Women, or any other type of person who did not look like them or share their wealth.

From the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, several laws, and measures, such as Quotas and Affirmative Action, have been formed to govern racial discrimination. Regrettably, none of these actions have eliminated it. The question becomes: can we end racial injustice in the United States?

The quick answer is yes, but what will it take to deinstitutionalized 401 years of racism? Do we need a commission on racial justice to discuss this issue for another 400 years? What about new legislation that offers a way for our country to move forward without rewarding the systems that manufactured racism in the first place? What about reparations? A payment system to financially make all people of color whole. The question about reparations is: why would any non-person of color vote for such an approach to solving racial injustice? Who would pay for it, and who would receive it?

In other words, there are no easy answers to addressing this problem. A step forward would be for “We the People of the United States” to first stop disputing that racial inequity plagues our country. Too many centuries have been spent arguing and debating this fact. It would be great for the United States to provide an example to the civilized world on this problem that has plagued our country for over 400 years, but first things first. We need to admit and own our problem. No true progress can occur on racial injustice in the US until this action occurs at the highest level of our government.

What I appreciate about the United States is our ingenuity and the beacon of hope that resonates with most people worldwide. We are a great country, and I have no desire or will to live in any other country. An opportunity for “We the People of the United States” is to finally make our country GREAT by no longer being the dictionary definition for racial injustice. Inspirational words and softball legislation have fueled this inequity for way too long.

As a country, we must again admit that we have a problem, address it, and take responsibility for our previous inaction. We must be willing as individuals to call out all instances of racial injustice in our homes, in our communities, in our jobs, in our schools, in our churches, in our governments — in all places where this ugly cancer exists. As a society, we must eliminate the institutional walls of silent racism by requiring everyone to pay a tax on reforming the system. We must reject polite racism by voting for elected officials whose actions complement their words. We must raise our hands when we are in positions of influence and wealth and stop asking why people of color are not at the table and bring them to the table. “We the People” can make all these things possible, but it is the “Will of the People” that can finally eliminate racial injustice?

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We Want To Live

Waves of Life

We Want to Live – The Pain of Black Men

I know this is 2020 — and it is hard to believe that such requests are not welcomed by many people in our society — but people of color should not have to plead to live.”

— John A. Reaves

MATTHEWS, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — June 1, 1977, is a date that I will never forget — for it is the day my world shattered. Early that morning, I heard my father, William Roger Reaves, in the bathroom; when he came out, I shot out of bed to tell him goodbye as he prepared to go to work. Two hours later, he died from a massive heart attack.
His death came without any warnings or final goodbyes. I have since wondered if my father’s skin color was a factor in the care he received when he was taken to the hospital prior to his death. I have wondered what my life would have been like had my father been alive to share some of the important milestones in my life -my high school and college graduations; the purchase of my first car and home; my wedding, and births of my children; the celebration of my first Father’s Day. While I will never experience these significant events with my father, I am grateful to be alive and to celebrate numerous achievements with my wife and children.

Generally, on June 1, I recognize my father’s passing by saying a prayer and then calling my niece to wish her a happy birthday. This year was quite different not only because of the approx. 100,000 deaths related to COVID-19, but also the recent heinous murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. What all of these terrible deaths have in common with my father’s death is that there were no final goodbyes — and each left behind a multitude of family and friends who loved them unconditionally, with no regard to what they had accomplished in life or their skin color.

I thought COVID-19 would unite us as a nation because of how it randomly afflicts someone healthy or a person with a preexisting illness. I thought COVID-19 would bring us together because so many of us can empathize with the death of someone we love. I thought that death was an equalizer for humanity, but even with death, some people still believe that people of color, particularly black men, are not worthy to live. To those who believe this, I say WE WANT TO LIVE!

We want to live in a country where all lives are meaningful; if death falls on our doorstep, it is only because of natural causes. We want to live in a world where a black man can jog in any neighborhood or stand in an elevator and hold his head high without someone calling the police, clutching their purse or wondering if he will be harmed simply because of that person’s skin color.

As black men, we want to go to the hospital and receive high-quality care without the presumption that all black men are supermen and do not require medication to fight ailments. We want to live in a society where a black man can ask questions or engage in discourse without being killed. I know this is 2020 — and it is hard to believe that such requests are not welcomed by many people in our society — but people of color should not have to plead to live.
Let us honor the tens of thousands of people of color who lost their lives because of their skin color by individually looking in the mirror and asking ourselves “Do Black Lives Matter?” Our verbal answer to this question matters, but our personal actions when no one is looking over our shoulders will matter more.

John Reaves
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Man-hee Lee Writes a Letter regarding Shincheonji Members’ Plasma Donation: “Freeing the World through Our Blood”

Shincheonji Chairman Man Hee Lee

Shincheonji Chairman Lee Man-hee’s Letter [Provided by Shincheonji Church in Daegu]

While it has been difficult to find plasma donors, Shincheonji members’ mass plasma donation can speed up the COVID-19 vaccine development process.

This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39)”

— Man Hee Lee

WASHINGTON D.C., VA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Man Hee Lee, Chairman and Founder of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Shincheonji) expressed his gratitude to his church members and the city of Daegu after 4000 congregants volunteered to donate plasma after fully recovering from COVID-19.

According to Shincheonji church in the city of Daegu, Chairman Lee stated in his letter, “I was overjoyed to hear that the church members in Daegu, South Korea were volunteering to donate plasma (blood) to help find a treatment for COVID-19. I am thankful to the government for working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to treat those who are infected.” He added, “it is clear that the church members of Daegu church have gathered their hearts to free people worldwide from the pains of COVID 19.”

Furthermore, Chairman Lee also stated through this message, “This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country [Korea] and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39), and I am thankful that you have gathered your hearts for this good work”.. “let us all pray in the name of Jesus to exterminate COVID19 (Refer to Jn14:13-14).”

Shincheonji announced it’s donation on June 23rd. At the time, there were 6,901 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Daegu, South Korea, with Shincheonji members accounting for 61.8% of all confirmed cases of COVID-19.

While it has been difficult to find plasma donors, Shincheonji members’ mass plasma donation can speed up the COVID-19 vaccine development process. Since the early days of the outbreak Shincheonji members have faced mass criticism. Many outlets blame them for causing the virus’s spread across South Korea. Shincheonji explained, “Chairman Lee wants to use this donation as a way to thank government health officials for caring for our members.”

To the beloved members of Daegu Church

To the beloved members of Daegu Church, you all are working hard. Are you all well? I am Chairman Lee Man-hee.

To the members of Daegu church, I was delighted upon hearing the news of your intent to actively participate in donating plasma (blood) for the development of the vaccine for the cure of COVID-19. I believe that you are the ones who received the blood of Jesus.

I am very thankful to the government, which took charge of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing treatment for it. This is not something our church could resolve.

Our members have received the blood of life of Jesus, the Son of God, and have been freed from sin. Like Jesus, through our blood (plasma) donation, I know that you have gathered your hearts in our collective wish to free all the people of the world from the pains of this disease.

I was touched when I heard that many members of Daegu church expressed their intent to voluntarily donate plasma. Indeed, you are the disciples who received the blood of Jesus. This is the work that needs to be done as citizens of this country and as true believers. It is keeping the command of Jesus of loving your neighbor as yourself (Mt 22:39), and I am thankful that you have gathered your hearts for this good work and in making this decision that is like the light.

Let us all pray in the name of Jesus to exterminate COVID-19 (Refer to Jn14:13-14).

June 27, 2020

Lee Man-hee
Chairman of Shincheonji

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rSchoolToday's Health Screening Mobile App

NEW Health Screening App by rSchoolToday

NEW Health Screening App by rSchoolToday

TAMPA, FL, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Amid all the uncertainty surrounding when activities will resume, rSchoolToday can be a major part of your solution.
On August 1, we will be releasing our "Daily Health Screening" Mobile App to enable any organization's administrators, coaches, or activity leaders to efficiently administer a secure, daily health screening, clearing, and reporting process for:

Athletics – games and practices
Fine Arts Activities
Activities and Clubs
Summer Camps
Daily screening for ALL students to enter school each day

The program will also allow the screening of Teachers and Staff, Coaches, Volunteers, Event Workers, and Paraprofessionals.

The Daily Health Screening Mobile App is also completely integrated to the popular rSchoolToday Activity Scheduler, but can also work with any Student Information System, and any other software system that stores participants.

The reporting is accessed via a secure dashboard, and summary or detail data can be exported by authorized administrators as Excel or CSV files.


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