The American republic was long safeguarded by settled norms, now shattered by the rise of Donald Trump. In our time, the United States suffers every day of the week because there are now so many marginalized people among us who don't understand the rules, who don't think that rules of personal or civil conduct apply to them, who have no notion of self-control. Twenty years later, that same newspaper is edging toward open advocacy in favor of Donald Trump, the least self-controlled major-party candidate for high office in the history of the republic.
Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.
Social scientists first started studying marriages by observing them in action in the 1970s in response to a crisis: Married couples were divorcing at unprecedented rates. Oregon, one of the whitest states in the union, also has one of the most generous safety nets.
SALEM, Oregon—In much of the country, poor people are finding that there are fewer and fewer government benefits available to help them stay afloat.
In Oregon, a higher share of poor families is on welfare (now called TANF, or Temporary Aid to Needy Families) than in most states. He lives near San Francisco, makes more than $50,000 per year, and is voting for the billionaire to fight against political correctness. Last week, I wrote an article asking why Trump supporters aren’t bothered that their candidate called Clinton a shameful abuser of women who may well be a rapist.
Every week for the sixth season of Game of Thrones, Christopher Orr, Spencer Kornhaber, and Lenika Cruz will be discussing new episodes of the HBO drama. Why root for the Giants or the Jets when you could be a fan of the Tender Juicy Hotdogs or the Corned Beef Cowboys?
The iconography of major corporations has crept into nearly every unclaimed physical nook that exists in American sports. But even the most jaded of American sports fans would likely be surprised at just how deeply corporations are embedded into the Philippine Basketball Association, a league as popular in its home country as it is unheard of in the U.S. People will look back on this era in our history, to see what was known about Donald Trump while Americans were deciding whether to choose him as president. But while it’s easy to hurl insults at 20-somethings (and 30-somethings) still crashing with their parents, the image of a spoiled upper-middle class adult spending all day on the couch playing video games is pretty far from the reality of most Millennials who wind up back home. Why do reality television’s most popular stars so uncannily resemble the heroines of the 19th-century writer’s work?
One of the more unconventional fairytales of our time involves a brilliant schemer, famous almost entirely for her physical attributes, who finds herself a single mother after her partner abruptly departs. Neither Human Resources nor CUIT will ever ask you to send your password, or your private personal or financial information, via email, or via an embedded or "hidden" link in an email where you cannot read the web address. Welcome to Columbia University Human Resources. We are a department committed to operational excellence, ethical leadership and expanding the value and effectiveness of the services we offer to support the University's mission and the community in which we live and work.
Designed to help managers evaluate employee performance and provide development and coaching. My research focuses on four main areas which are tied by the thread of space meant as spatial distribution of computation, spatial representation, and spatial reasoning. Since 2015 Member of the scientific steering committee (Comitato d’indirizzo) of the Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Informatiche e Matematiche. Since 2014 I sit on the board of the startup Nerdalize BV as representative of the crowd-funders coop.
Since February 2012, I am a Full Professor (Hoogleraar) in Distributed Systems and member of the board of the Johan Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Sicence.
2012-2014 Honorary professor in Bournemouth University, UK supported by the Fusion Investment Fund and hosted by the School of Design, Engineering and Computing. In 2002, I received my PhD from the University of Amsterdam defending a thesis titled Spatial Reasoning: Theory and Practice under the supervision of Prof. In 1995 I was an intern at the Advanced Technology Group at Apple Computer in Cupertino working with Martin Haeberli on Internet Server Technologies under the guidance of Jim Spohrer and Don Normann. BIGS - BeijIng Groningen Smart energy cities - in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Science and Prof.
Redesigning the electricity market in order to facilitate the transition towards a sustainable energy system.
EnSO - Energy Smart Offices - The EnSO project will develop a scalable energy-aware framework for offices that incorporates awareness of the occupant’s and building context with the goal of overall energy saving. GreenerBuildings - GreenerBuildings develops an integrated solution for energy-aware adaptation of public buildings. MyCare - an open, dynamic information system for personal risk assessment, recovery targets, and self-management in schizophrenia funded by the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMW). Reviewing Board of Frontiers in Energy Systems and Policy, section of section of Frontiers in Energy and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Editorial Board of Reviewers of International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR), IGI-Global. Information Director of the Transactions on Computational Logic of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). 2003 ?Society for design and process science Service award for outstanding service in organizing the 7th IDPT conference. 2000 ?JELIA 2000 Organizing Committee Student grant to participate to the Jelia 2000 conference. 1999 ?NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek): Stimuleringsfonds voor internationalisering, to participate to WebNet99 Conference. Team Coordinator for the RuG participation at the Automated Web Service Composition competition, co-located with IEEE Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA-10), 2010. Team Coordinator of the RuG participation at the IEEE 2009 Web Service Challenge, Vienna, July 2009.
Team Coordinator of the RuG participation at the IEEE 2008 Web Service Challenge, Washington DC, July 2008. Team Coordinator of the TU Wien participation at the IEEE 2006 Web Service Challenge, San Francisco, June 2006. September 2008?Keynote at the Parasoft Userday workshop (Industrial event organized by Parasoft for the Dutch testing community.
December 2006?Encoding Web Service Choreographies as Constraints,Tilburg University, Tilburg (invited by Prof. June 2006?Encoding Web Service Choreographies as Constraints, SRI, Menlo Park (invited by Dr.
July 2005?Planning and Monitoring Web Service Interactions, Technical University of Vienna (invited by Prof. December 2003?A proposal for a book on logics of space, Reasoning about space workshop, December 22 nd, Univ. December 2003?Planning and monitoring the execution of web services, Telcordia Labs, December 5 th, Austin, Texas (invited by Dr. December 2001?Spatial Reasoning: Theory and Practice, Signal and Images Division, CWI, December 12th, Amsterdam (invited by Dr. May 2001?Spatial Reasoning: Theory and Practice, Infolab, KUB, May 31st, Tilburg (invited by Prof. March 2000?Logical Patterns in Space - An Investigation towards Image Retrieval, Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (IRST) ITC, March 15st, Povo (Trento) (invited by Prof. Tutorial Chair: 5th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2007), Vienna, Austria, 18-21 September 2007.
Chair Distributed and Mobile Collaboration Workshop 2007 (DMC'07) held in conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises, Paris, France. PC-member: ICSE 2016 Software Engineering in Society (SEIS) Track, Austin, TX, from May 14 - 22, 2016. PC-member: IC2IT 2015 The 11th International Conference on Computing and Information Technology held at Arnoma Hotel Bangkok, July 2nd-3rd, 2015.
PC-member: 7th IEEE Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2014) Matsue, Japan, November 17-19, 2014. PC-member: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2014) San Diego, October 5-8, 2014. PC-member: Conference on Future Energy Business and Energy Informatics will be held as part of the two-day Future Energy Business Forum 2014, hosted by the Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business (ECFEB) on 19 and 20 June 2014.
PC-member: Second Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software (GREENS) held on 1st June 2014 in conjunction with the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering. PC-member: 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2014) Hilton Anchorage, Alaska, USA, June 27-July 2, 2014. PC-member: 3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Services for the Future Internet (WAS4FI 2013) held in conjunction with the European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2013), Malaga, Spain, 11-13 September, 2013. PC-member: 6th IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 2013), December 16 - 18, 2013, in Kauai, Hawaii.
PC-member: 2nd International Workshop on Adaptive Services for the Future Internet?(WAS4FI 2012) held in conjunction with the European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC 2012), that will be held in Bertinoro, Italy, from 19th to 21st of September, 2012. PC-member: 6th REFS International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Services will be held in Izmir, Turkey, July 16-20, 2012, in associated association with COMPSAC'12. PC-member: 1st International Workshop on Adaptive Services for the Future Internet (WAS4FI 2011) held in conjunction with ServiceWave 2011.
PC-member: 7th International Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications (WESOA'11) held in conjunction with the 2011 ICSOC conference. PC-member: 12th Web Information System Engineering Conference (WISE 2011) will be held in Sydney, Australia, 13-15 October 2011. PC-member: 5th International Workshop on Architecture, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing (ACT4SOC 2011), Seville, Spain, on 18-21 July 2011.
PC-member: IJCAI'2011 workshop on Benchmarks and Applications of Spatial Reasoning, July 17 in Barcelona. PC-member: Techniques and Applications for Mobile Commerce (TAMoCo) 19-21 of September 2011 in Szczecin, Poland.
PC-member: Eigth European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS 2010) Ayia Napa, Cyprus, on December 1-3, 2010. PC-member: 6th International Symposium on Wireless sensor network Technologies and Applications for Smart Space (WTA 2010) 9-11 december 2010, Korea. PC-member: The 18th 18th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2010) Crete, October 2010. PC-member: The 9th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2010) San Francisco, Dec 7 - 10, 2010. PC-member: 16th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPDS 2010), Shangai, December 7-11, 2010.
PC-member: 1st Workshop on Engineering SOA and the Web (ESW'10) Vienna, Austria, from July 5 - 9, 2010. PC-member: 4th International Workshop on Architecture, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing (ACT4SOC 2010), Athens, Greece, on 23 July 2010. PC-member: The Second International Conference on Advances in P2P Systems (AP2PS 2010) October 25 - 30, 2010 - Florence, Italy. PC-member: 5th SIKS Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (EIS 2010), Eindhoven University of Technology on November 16, 2010.
PC-member: IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Services (REFS 2009), Seattle, July 20, 2009 as part of the COMPSAC. PC-member: ACM SAC 2009 workshop on Service Oriented Architecture and Programming, Hawaii, USA, March 8 - 12, 2009. PC-member: Symposium on Web Services for Mobile Devices in conjunction with the International Conference on Techniques and Applications for Mobile Commerce (TAMOCO), 2009. PC-member: IEEE 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2009) Bradford, UK, May 2009. PC-member: Fourth International Workshop on Engineering Service-Oriented Applications (WESOA'08) held in conjunction with ICSOC 2008, Sydney, Australia, December 1, 2008.
PC-member: First International Symposium on Trusted Computing (Trust-Com’08) Zhang Jia Jie, China, November 18-20, 2008. PC-member: International Conference on Advances in Human-oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC 2008) Malta, October 26-31, 2008. PC-member: International Workshop on Governance of Service-oriented Systems (GovSOS 08) in conjunction with the EEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC'08) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE'08), Washington,USA, July 21-24, 2008.
PC-member: 6th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM 2008) Cape Town, South Africa, November 10-14, 2008. PC-member: IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) Beijing, China, September 23-26, 2008. PC-member: The 16th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2008) Monterrey, Mexico, Nov 12 - 14, 2008.
PC-member: 3nd International Symposium on Smart Home (SH’08), Hainan Island, China, December 13-15, 2008. PC-member: Wireless Applications and Computing 2008 (WAC 2008), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 22-24, 2008. PC-member: IEEE International Workshop on Distributed and Mobile Collaboration (DMC 2008), Rome, Italy, June 23-25, 2008. PC-member: 3rd  International Symposium on Trustworthiness, Reliability and services in Ubiquitous and Sensor neTworks (Trust 2008) Shangai, China, December 17-20, 2008.


PC-member: IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Services (REFS’08 at COMPSAC), Turku, Finland, July 24, 2008. PC-member: Young-Researcher Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing (YRSOC’08) Imperial College, London, UK, June 12-13, 2008. PC-member: International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web’08) held in conjunction with DEXA-2008 Turin, Italy, September 1-5, 2008. PC-member: The Second International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing (ACT4SOC) Porto, Portugal July 5th, 2008. PC-member: Third International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services (ICIW 2008) Athens, Greece, June 8-13, 2008. PC-member: First International Workshop on Telecom Service Oriented Architectures (TSOA-07) at ICSOC Vienna, Austria, 18 September 2007. PC-member: The 2nd International Symposium on Smart Home (SH'07) Jeju Island, Korea, December 8-7, 2007. PC-member: The 1st Workshop on Engineering the Semantic Desktop (SemDeskEng2007), Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 3, 2007. PC-member: 5th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods(SEFM 2007), London, England, 10-14 September 2007. PC-member: 15th International Conference on Cooperative Information System(CoopIS 2007), Iberian peninsula and islands, October 28th to November 2nd, 2007. PC-member: 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering(WISE'07), Nancy, France, 3-7 December 2007.
PC-member: IEEE conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications(SOCA'07), Newport Beach, California, June 19-20, 2007. PC-member: The 2007 International Conference on Intelligent Pervasive Computings(IPC-07), Jeju Island, Korea, October 12-13, 2007.
PC-member: Joint 9th IEEE Conference on E-Commerce Technology and the 4th IEEE Conference on Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (CEC' 07) (EEE' 07), Tokyo, Japan, July 23-26, 2007. PC-member: International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies, in conjunction with DEXA-2007, Regensburg, Germany, September 3-7, 2007. PC-member: First IEEE International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Services (REFS’07 at COMPSAC), July 24, in Beijing, China, 24 July, 2007. PC-member: International Workshop on Service, Security and its Data management for Ubiquitous Computing (SSDU-07), Nanjing, China, May 22-25, 2007 . PC-member: The 2nd International Workshop on Trustworthiness, Reliability and services in Ubiquitous and Sensor neTworks (TRUST 2007) Taipei, Taiwan, 10-13 December, 2007.
PC-member: The 2007 International Workshop on Application and Security service in Web and pervAsive eNvironments(ASWAN 07), Huang Shan, China, June 16-18, 2007. PC-member: 14th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 06) Montpellier, France, Nov 1 - Nov 3, 2006. PC-member: Web-Services and Formal Methods, workshop (WS-FM 2006), Vienna, September, 2006. PC-member: 7th DEXA International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-WEB 2006), Krakow, Poland, September, 2006.
PC-member: 2nd International Workshop on Data Engineering in E-Commerce and Services(DEECS 2006), San Francisco, California, in June 2006 in conjunction with IEEE Joint Conference on E-Commerce Technology (CEC'06) and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce and E-Services (EEE'06).
PC-member: Web Services, e-Business, and the Semantic Web Workshop - WES03 at CAiSE 03, Vienna, Austria, June 17-18, 2003. And as he forged his path to the nomination, he snapped through seven different guardrails, revealing how brittle the norms that safeguard the American republic had grown. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction. Worried about the impact these divorces would have on the children of the broken marriages, psychologists decided to cast their scientific net on couples, bringing them into the lab to observe them and determine what the ingredients of a healthy, lasting relationship were. But here in this progressive corner of the Northwest, the poor can access an extensive system of state-sponsored supports and services.
After all, Trump used to insist that Clinton was a victim of unfair treatment during his sex scandals.
Because no screeners are being made available to critics in advance this year, we'll be posting our thoughts in installments. Take the basketball arena: Toyota’s name is painted on the hardwood, Geico’s on the basket’s framework, and Verizon shrouds the underbelly of the scoreboard. Here’s a running chronicle from James Fallows on the ways in which Trump has been unpresidential in an unprecedented way, and of the evidence available to voters as they make their choice. Quite the opposite: The virile ruler, the vodka, the endless mounds of sour cream—they are pleasing to some.
They’ve been labeled spoiled, entitled, and lazy, and the fact that so many of them—nearly one in three, according to a recent Pew Research Center report—live at home with their parents only fuels the portrayal of the generation as a bunch of bratty kids. Instead, the Millennials who are most likely to wind up living with their relatives are those who come from already marginalized groups that are plagued with low employment, low incomes, and low prospects for moving up the economic ladder. Intent on bettering her situation, the woman pursues the wealthy and eligible son of a noted family, several members of whom she’s already intimately involved with.
She’s also Susan Vernon, the antiheroine at the center of one of Jane Austen’s earliest works, Lady Susan. In particular, the fields of my research interests are Service-Oriented Computing, Domotics, Computer Vision, and Spatial Reasoning. From October 2006 to Janauary 2012 I was tenured professor (Adjunct Hoogleraar in Dutch) in Distributed Systems at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science of the Rijksuniversiteit of Groningen where I have founded the Distributed Systems group. Mike Papazoglou (Infolab, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and at the time DIT, University of Trento). Partners of the project of the project are: the University of Groningen, the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology in Hyderabad, Shell India Markets Private Ltd, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. The EnSO approach builds on cooperative, goal-oriented sensing, context information processing, activity and plan recognition, service composition and device actuation in large-scale distributed sensor networks to minimise energy consumption while adhering to occupant comfort requirements. It investigates self-powered sensors and actuators, occupant activity and behaviour inference, and an embedded software for coordinating thousands of smart objects with the goals of energy saving and user support.
NWO-Jacquard program, Software Engineering program of the Dutch National Science Foundation. Ubiquitous Mobile Information and Collaboration Systems.(UMICS 2007), Trondheim, Norway, June 11-12th, 2007.
Of all the people who get married, only three in ten remain in healthy, happy marriages, as psychologist Ty Tashiro points out in his book The Science of Happily Ever After, which was published earlier this year. Was each unhappy family unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy claimed, or did the miserable marriages all share something toxic in common? It subsidizes childcare for working parents, asking the poorest of them to contribute as little as $27 a month. Either Trump spent years defending a man that he believed to be a sexual predator, even welcoming him as a guest at his wedding, or Trump is now cynically exploiting a rape allegation that he believes to be false. Recently, the Philadelphia 76ers announced the NBA’s first deal to put a sponsor’s patch on their uniforms, practically weaving corporations into the fabric of the game. Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say “cheese” and smile.
It’s just that grinning without cause is not a skill Russians possess or feel compelled to cultivate. Millennials who live at home are also more likely to be minorities, more likely to be unemployed, and less likely to have a college degree. The project studies models, policies and an ITC infrastructure to reduce household energy demand and to promote smart energy use in smart cities while considering cultural differences. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” substantiates the viability of the sweat equity investment made through labor and cultural contributions by Cotton Pickers and other Plantation Workers.
It helps people get off of welfare by linking them to employment and paying their wages for up to six months, and then allows them to continue to receive food stamps as they transition to higher wages. Living at home is particularly understandable for  those who started school and took out loans, but didn’t finish their bachelor’s degree. But the man remains besotted with the woman, whose meticulous plotting and social savvy make him ever more intent on proposing marriage to her.
A joint project  between the Institute for  Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the Intelligent Sensory and Information Systems (ISIS) group.
The following evening, Friday November 13, the “Cotton Pickers Ball” shall be held at 7:00pm, in da’ House of Khafre, located at 300 Main Street, Indianola. Families can be on welfare for up to 60 months, as opposed to 24 months in many other states, and once the parents are cut off due to time limits, their children can still continue to receive aid.
These Millennials shoulder the burden of student-loan debt without the added benefits of increased job prospects, which can make living with a parent the most viable option. In May 2009, I’ve obtained the habilitation as professor in applied informatics from the same university.
All are encouraged to attend both events in costume attire worn in the cotton fields, such as “overalls and straw hats, etc.”The 1st Annual Historical Narrative Competition enhances this year’s Symposium.
My parents’ high-school graduation pictures show them frolicking about in bellbottoms with their young classmates, looking absolutely crestfallen. Mississippi Delta high school seniors and MVSU students will compete for a trophy and gift card provided by Khafre, Inc and Lost Pizza, Company. All projects must be delivered to the MVSU Social Sciences office “T” by 5:00pm November 5th, (or call organizers to arrange for pick up). Professor, Public Policy, MVSU; Dr Alpha Diarra, National Cotton Spokesman of Mali, West Africa. Local storyteller Helen Sims will pay tribute to “the Spirit of Mama Lula.” Hollandale folk artist Dorothy Hoskins will showcase recent multi-media work on Cotton Pickin’ and Sharecropping in the American South. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively affecting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond. KHAFRE, Inc. Honoring the legacy of  “grandmamma-nem” in a university setting gives artistic and academic license to the pursuit of gaining more scholarship and international acceptance, of the contributions and sweat equity made by the people who picked cotton throughout the American South,” said Professor C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director of Khafre, Inc. As part of Khafre, Inc’s historic preservation efforts, a permanent marker will be placed on the MVSU campus in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta, and those who worked the repurposed cotton plantation for higher learning, MVSU.The Symposium is free admission. Khafre, Inc is all about building monumental programs that allow reflection, reconnection, and renewal. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The agency and resistance of these narratives will also reflect on the subtle and continuing impact of cotton on life in the Delta and throughout the South. The one-day event concludes with a good old fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball and Ancestral Celebration” at da’ House of Khafre located at 300 Main St. Julianne Malveaux; and, introduction by award-winning poet Chinaka Hodge the volume offers a balanced view of what our children face day-to-day, on the streets of America. Over two hundred years ago, the Akan Nation (West Africa) established the Adinkra Symbols to visually communicate a system of living for African people to observe and learn. Amazingly, just as with other inspired and spiritual writings, drawings, etc., the symbols are beautiful design concepts with meanings still relevant today. They bring clarity and resolve to the question, “What do we (the village) have to do to show support and love for each other and ultimately save ourselves and one another?” The experiences of today’s youth culture demonstrate a fundamental disconnect, to most people of previous generations.
The young writers selected for this publication masterfully describe the challenge in dealing with today’s world.
Because, it offers tribute to the “original” mother and her instinctual knowing of the spiritual paths that her children (all children) must take to find their way out of harm's way. Revealed, in this collection of writings are a wonderful array of short stories, poems and proverbs that present a familial insight born by the great liberator of liberators, Harriet Tubman! By Writers of the 21st Century is an affiliate of Young Publishers Network (YPN) and Khafre, Inc a 501(c)(3) organization working in the Mississippi Delta to improve the welfare and healthy living environments of children in America and around the world.### Thank You Mr. Born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside Berclair, Mississippi in 1925, his entire life, much like the lives of so many others from the Mississippi Delta, was spent in service to others. Unfortunately, for most of his contemporaries (colleagues, family of friends) they never received the accolades, appreciation, or respect for their life-long work as cotton-pickers in the American South. David Matthews, MS Congressman Bennie Thompson, MS Senator Thad Cochran, National Parks Director Dr Jon Jarvis, Mr. Theodore Turnipseed, Sr., and millions of others understand the importance of sharing, and erecting a statue and National Park dedicated to the countless field workers of the American South. Though unrecognized and unappreciated, these people worked from sun up to sun down tilling, planting, chopping, picking and spinning cotton, in the blazing hot sun … This and many other horrifying conditions of the historic Mississippi Delta evoked the music we call “the Blues.”On May 21, 2014, during the last year of his life Mr.
King accepted our call to become the “Honorary Chair” of Khafre, Inc, a Mississippi-based 501(3) not-for-profit organization. Maya Angelou as the Honorary Chair of the Cotton Pickers of America and the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project.
The plan is to build a thirty-foot high monument on twenty acres of cotton land along Highway 61, just outside the historic Black town Mound Bayou, MS.
This is a historically rare opportunity to transform many lives in the Delta and engage conversations about race and social inequities in America.
Sade Turnipseed is the Executive Director of Khafre, Inc and teaches American History at Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, the birthplace of Mr.


This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilts Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values.
No one has ever “officially” said “thank you” to the people in the American South, who literally tilled the way to the economic greatness for many countries and regions around the world. Somewhere along the way the respect and honor for their hard-earned sweat-equity investment in the wealth of others was lost and buried in the bloodstained, tear-soaked soils of the American South. Something “monumental,” needs to happen…like a National Park named the “Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center” along the Blues Highway 61. Once the Monument is installed, the organizers’ plan is to turn it over to the federal government for the protection and honor that only this country can provide. It shall serve as a permanent reminder and ever-present sign of respect for those whose hope for a brighter day wore thin, while working from kin to kain’t (can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night).The world must be reminded of the work ethic held by the people in the South…in most instances it was an honorable legacy … the tragedy is they were never properly compensated, nor thanked.
King, (aka: The King of the Blues) will join the effort to build a National Monument in the Mississippi Delta. King understands, as do all members of the Khafre, Inc family, that a healing will come through recognition and a true recounting of the history of cotton and its impact in the South.In September, 2009, Khafre, Inc, based in Indianola, Mississippi, embarked upon a journey designed to thank the sons and daughters of the South who helped, albeit it without accolades, fanfare, or even recognition, build the cotton empire that fueled the American economy for nearly two centuries.
The impetus for the project: Cotton Pickers of America and Sharecroppers Interpretative Center (hereafter referred to as the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex) is the need to thank those who toiled in the Delta soil for generations without the pay, appreciation, or the dignity they deserved.
The Cotton Pickers Monument Complex would not only help heal wounds that have festered for decades, but would also help to empower the generations of family members who have been negatively impacted by this unfortunate era in American history.
This is truly a historic endeavor that has the rare opportunity of actually transforming lives, communities, and the conversations about race in America and throughout the world.           These deeply held convictions of education and empowerment are keys to improving the quality of life for all within the Delta.
They have helped to catapult Khafre into numerous projects, which are all connected to the vision and mission of this value-driven and movement-oriented organization that is designed to provide historical, health related, and cultural education and outreach to the communities of the Mississippi Delta. Khafre has already helped young people successfully publish literature, prepare for careers in the television and radio broadcast industry, produce staged events and engage in healthy behaviors through diet and exercise, all with the assistance of grant dollars and strategic partnerships.The crowning work of Khafre remains the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex, a dream, which is coming closer to fruition, day by day, because of the unprecedented support of Mr. We have also received Congressional acknowledgment and endorsement from United States Congressmen, Bennie Thompson and Danny Davis, official endorsements from United States Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, and expressed support from Dr John Jarvis, National Parks Director.
Carroll Van West and Rebecca Conard from Middle Tennessee State University’s History Department, along with the ongoing partnership with Mississippi Valley State University, has proven a significant benefit to our overall project.
We are now ready to raise the $26 million dollars to make the Cotton Pickers Monument complex a reality. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming your partnership in the building of this long overdue and much needed monument.It is time!Most sincerely,C. The goal is to obtain as much first-hand information as possible relating to the development of America’s Cotton Kingdom (aka the Delta).In the aftermaths of completing the academic study for a Doctorate in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Professor C.
Turnipseed’s theory that perceptions of sharecropping, tenant farming, etc, will be altered in ways that are beneficial to the legacy of the American South when the memory of elders are shared.
The monument site is envisioned to become a National Park; and thereby “the place” for memory and community sharing in the Mississippi Delta, for educational, economic development, and international tourism purposes. King and former honorary chair Dr Maya Angelou who are determined to improve the legacy and social-economic status of Mississippi Delta residents. The purpose of the organization is to provide educational, lifestyle and cultural programs, build monuments and memorials to honor, celebrate, and recognize the rich and complex history of the Mississippi Delta and to positively impact the quality of life of those living in the Delta, especially the disproportionately poor African American community. There is no documented official acknowledgment of the people who tilled the path to America’s greatness.
Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for their hard-earned investment was lost. The Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and Cotton Kingdom Trail make the case for building a National Park that offers a small token of appreciation for their tireless uncompensated work. Sade Turnipseed is the founder of Khafre, Inc., which has developed the Cotton Pickers of America Monument, the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and the Cotton Kingdom Historical Trail, among many other projects. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola and the former cultural arts director for the Mississippi Action for Community Education--MACE (producers of the MS Delta Blues and Heritage Festival) in Greenville. Turnipseed is the recipient of several community service and arts advocacy awards, and she was an independent candidate for mayor of the city of Indianola in 2013.
For the past eight years Turnipseed was the host of “Delta Renaissance,” a cultural arts talk show focusing on the arts, education, and political issues in the Mississippi Delta. Winter Building Wednesday, June 18: Former Secretary of State Dick Molpus talks about his experience during the Philadelphia civil rights murders of 1964. Wednesday, July 2: Filmmaker Wilma Mosley-Clopton will show and discuss her new film, "Did Johnny Come Marching Home?" about people of African descent who fought to free themselves in the Civil War.
Wednesday, September 25: Author Robert Blade will talk about his book, "Tupelo Man," a biography of George McLean. I whole-heartedly agree with the editor that the African American community has proven to the world an uncanny, though unreciprocated, ability to be forgiving of past deeds of injustice, brutality and cruelty at the voting polls, and socially in their community service groups, churches and everyday lives. This point should not be lost on the fact that many of those injustices happened here, in Indianola, Mississippi, to some amazingly strong and resilient individuals like Fannie Lou Hamer and all those who came before her. But, I can’t help but wonder why the White community isn’t reciprocating and showing the same confidence and trust in racial relations?As Smith indicates, the incumbent received “between 32 and 37% of the votes in the three wards with large Black majorities, despite going up against two black opponents, with strong followings. That’s impressive for a white candidate in a city and region with a history of racially divided politics.” I agree.
When we examine the voter polls in the wards that are predominately African American, reflected is a general evenness for all candidates, be they Black or White.
The same, however, cannot be said about the two wards that reflect the primarily White community.
I submit to you the following:In wards I, and II, which are the two wards with the largest white population of voters, we see results that reflect an uncompromising resistance to acceptance and change. With an overall total of 952 votes cast: 732 went to the White candidate and 220 for the two Blacks, combined)…check that!
Surely, it cannot be left up to one segment of the community, and not the other.I truly wish Smith had stressed this very critical point, instead of throwing shade on the outcome of a campaign I have yet to wage. And for the record, as a citizen, it is my right to be afforded the opportunity to run a fair and unbiased race for mayor, without subtle suggestions that it is a waste of my time, as inferred in his editorial. But, then again maybe he knows more than I about how citizens of wards I and II will ultimately vote. And to also trust that the leaders of this community will look out for their best interest, politically, economically and socially.
After all we live in a community that is 84% African American with a poverty rate that is fast approaching 40% and a public school system that is in deplorable condition, both physically and academically, even under the watchful eye of the government, yet there is no outrage…from either the White side, or the Black side of town. And, I have never believed it was necessary to wait until political season to demonstrate my commitment to the people in my community. If, by chance I am truly embraced by all members of all wards of this city, I believe people will witness an amazing transformation in a relatively short period of time. It’s “almost” like magic…I predict things will begin to unfold in a substantive way like the neighborhoods will brighten, crime decreases and the impoverished mindset disappears. And I am passionate enough to find the tools to help remedy the concerns that create stagnation and distrust. Please remember, we are a people who come from a very long tradition of women who made a way out of no way.My overall ambition and hope for this city is to develop a strategic plan that enables a steady stream of culturally enriched projects that insures economic development for the future growth and safety in this city.
So programs that not only engage everyone, but present real opportunities for career enhancements and social activities are critical.
King Museum that I visualized and administered) Thanks Carver Randle, Sr for that wonderful quote.
I just wish he read my bio, or googled me, before publishing doubts about my abilities for success. For the past three years, I have been sitting relatively quietly completing the doctorate in history.
Now, I am ready to shake up this town with some bold ideas and ever increasing standards for excellence.
I look forward to being a significant force in this community, by helping the White community too recognize the benefits of building relationships that they can trust in leadership positions.
We MUST work together to improve our community—by encouraging EVERYONE to clean on our streets, bayou, parks, etc. We have some huge unmet challenges here in Indianola, and how YOU decide to vote On December 10, 2013, is vital to our success. Also, please be sure to come to this year's event in your overalls, or cotton pickin' clothes. The event is the impetus that gave rise to the “Remigration Home from Chicago to Mississippi” cultural movement organized by music promoters Gus Redmond and Robert Terrell. Legendary blues and gospel performers Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and Marshal Thompson (founder and lead singer of the ChiLites); along with promoter Gus Redmond will lead the way back home to Mississippi in an effort to support the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project in the historical Cotton Kingdom AKA the Mississippi Delta. Though the Ball is a “Black Tie Affair” Overalls or other “cotton pickin” attire are encouraged and expected.“I am so pleased that we have partnered with Khafre to host an event of this magnitude,” said Dr. The discussions and historical presentations will reflect cutting-edge research, innovative practices and foundational values. Additionally, two noted scholars from Mali’s Cotton Manufacturing and Distribution will present via Skype.MVSU participants in the program include Dr. John Jones, interim provost.As part of the celebration, Khafre plans to erect a permanent marker on the site in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta and in commemoration of the significance of this historical event.
This will be a day of stimulating discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The two-day event concludes with a good-old-fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball,” on October 18, 2013. This year Khafre, Inc in conjunction with Mississippi Valley State University shall organize the USA’s premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on cotton, sharecropping, and its cultural significance. The deadline is September 6, 2013.Plan to join us in Itta Bena, Mississippi!This is your chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues at The Valley, make important new contacts, discuss the latest in cultural management, stay current with research findings in the historic preservation field, and connect with people who share your core values. We invite all community-based experts in any field to become a part of the challenge to address issues of: unemployment, entrepreneurship, illiteracy, poor self-esteem, teen pregnancy, obesity, hopelessness, communication skills, journalism and creative writing, etc. Situated on the bayou waterfront at 103 and 105 Main Street, in historic downtown Indianola, da' House is the place where folks come together in the spirit of unity and love for Mississippi Delta culture, particularly its blues, spirituals and teacakes! On the historical Wall of Fame are signatures by musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Norway, Belguim, China, Japan, France, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mississippi, of course.
Beginning Friday, June 1, 2012, at 7 pm, the folks at da' House will be carrying on in grand teacake style, until Sunday June 3rd, around midnight.
Celebrating da love that is shared all around the world for da Delta music, art and culture. The 2nd Anniversary Celebration is dedicated to Deltas own David Honeyboy Edward, David Lee Durham, David Thompson and Mississippi Slim. These legendary bluesmen have recently joined the ancestors and will be honored by several local artists and civic leaders: Mickey Rogers, Dr. These artists and many others will perform on da historical Front Porch stage where the legendary bluesman Sam Chatmons music room door is gracefully hinged. The door, the traditional quilts, the African art, the sweet smell of Soul Food and the Delta cotton provide a rural sophistication and ambiance that is reminicient of the culture and folk art once owned and coveted by grandmamma-nem.
Indeed, it is "The home for artful giving, music and songs," as Chicago-based Blues promoter Lynn Orman Weiss described da' House on her most recent visit to the Delta. And, since da' House is located at the epicenter of the Cotton Kingdom, visitors can expect that authentic soothing, and often times healing, Mississippi Delta experience to be dosed up in abundantly royal fashion, every time they come to da' House! Co-owners Robert Terrell and C.Sade Turnipseed extend a personal and heartfelt invitation for everyone to come on out to da House and help celebrate two-years of Delta art, music and culture. She is also the first African-American female president to lead a Mississippi public university.
Since assuming her position on January 1, 2009, she has launched The Valley Renaissance, the institutions five-year strategic plan, which is pictorially depicted by the African Adinkra symbol of a Sankofa a bird that flies with his head facingbackwards as he advances forward without getting off track. Grammy-winning blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday, Aug. Maya Angelou agreed to graciously lend her name to the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project that is in development, in the Mississippi Delta. C.Sade Turnipseed, Founder of the Monument project and Executive Director of Khafre, Inc, recently made the announcement in a community meeting held at da House of Khafre, in Indianola. Our teams collective effort honors the sacrifices made by millions of Americans and purposefully gives dignity back to the legacy of those who spent their entire lives working, tirelessly to build this country.Dr. Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, joins a long and growing list of American citizens, who have also expressed the desire to support this project and demonstrate their respect and gratitude to every man, woman and child that picked cotton and were never thanked, nor properly compensated as enslaved workers or as sharecroppers, throughout the American south.The Khafre, Inc team is composed of a governing Board of Directors, a Steering Committee, a Board of Advisors and several political and community leaders that include faculty members from the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).
The governing Board selected world-renowned monument designer, Ed Dwight, to develop the thirty-foot statue and sculptural park. It offers educational workshops, seminars and conferences for the entire community that celebrate Mississippis culture and its contributions to world history, including music, cuisine, writing, andotherartistic expressions.
Turnipseed is also the host of Delta Renaissance, the number one cultural arts television talk show in the Delta, which airs weekly on WABG-TV, WABG-Radio and Delta Fox-10 television networks.Plans are also underway to incorporate the completed work into the National Parks Services, to insure prosperity and proper maintenance of the Monument. To help the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center be included as part of the National Parks System, please sign the online petition.
To have name(s) of family members included in the Monument, download a Legacy Brick application; both petition and application are available on the Khafre, Inc. Sato returns to the Front Porch Stage solo, on Sunday March 6th, at 6pm, to kick off the Cultural Competency workshop series. These are on-going cultural appreciation classes presented for the first time in the Delta, by Khafre, Inc (a Mississippi-based non-profit organization).Sato, who was born and raised in Japan, will introduce to American audiences his interpretation of Mississippi Delta Blues and perform on one of his traditional instruments called a Samisen.



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