Earlier this morning, I blogged on Afro-Netizen about how the Congressional Black Caucus' advocacy arm, the CBC Institute, is in discussions to co-host two presidential debates with a major cable news channel that many believe displays a strongly anti-Black bias.
Last night, Ben and Jerry, the founders of the ice cream company, were on the Colbert Report. Besides promoting their new flavor "Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream," they took a moment to get serious. Ben Cohen held up a cloth disk (which turned out to be a kind of Frisbee). It had a pie chart that displayed that half of the federal budget goes to the Pentagon, leaving little else for social causes. He then implored people to go to TrueMajority.org to learn more.
Today while passively watching CNN, I saw a faux PSA-style commercial for the Community Financial Services Association of America asking consumers to be careful not to abuse their member payday loan establishments' loan services. No, seriously!
In the ski resort business, everything depends on white snow. But with the impending global climate change, ski resorts are going green, cleaning the air and offering better views of mountain landscapes.
Language is a form of power. It is far more than simply communication. Its usage, evolution and application can confer or limit power and status like other forms of influence, bet they physical or mental.