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The REAL Abused Foster Children of Watts and Compton!
The Business of Child Abuse
By Joshua Allen
Article first published as The Real Abused Foster Children of Watts and Compton on Technorati.
Abused children; they are all shapes, ages, races, and colors. Abused children arrive into foster care tortured, screamed at, beaten, shaken, slapped, whipped, ignored, neglected, raped, burned, sexually molested, driven crazy, and a million other things terrible to imagine and witness.
Adults perpetrate these horrible crimes towards children. And the rub, after these... (more)
When I was twelve years old my dad gave me a standard HB pencil with a pink eraser, looked me square in the face and said “sell me this pencil.” I looked at him and went “Huh? It’s a pencil dad. what are you talking about?” He repeated his statement and said “I want you to sell me this pencil”. I thought about it for a few minutes quietly to myself. Trying to think about how I could make a regular old pencil sound appealing. I cleared my throat and proceeded to talk. I spoke not about the pencil itself, but about what the pencil represented; art, communication, letters to family members far... (more)
Being smart about business means being smart about all aspects of business, including who you hire and keeping your employees connected to the bottom line. One objective to business success is to consider your employees as the bottom line.
While these economic times make it an “employer’s market,” this does not mean you want to take advantage of your employees or new hires, those you need to grow your business. You have to stay connected with your staff and allow them to share what’s working and what your employees consider stumbling blocks to get their jobs done effectively.... (more)
If you have a business, you have a brand. Whether the target markets you want as customers know your brand and what it represents requires strategic thinking, target market research and a visual connection of what your business offers and what your target market feels they “must have.”
Surely you have heard, “you can’t be all things to all people.” Whether you want to provide all the products and services for the clients you wish to serve, most likely smart business decision makers are like smart shoppers. These folks want the very best but are willing to shop around to get the... (more)
For many in the advertising and marketing world, the word ‘edutainment’ is nothing new. Focused on growing business for clients, agency executives use the word “edutainment” to mean educating in an entertaining and engaging way. But if you haven’t heard of “edutainment” before, the word can be traced as far back as 1948 by The Walt Disney Company to describe the True Life Adventure series. (Source: wikipedia.org)
Edutainment has been a strategy used as part of many a marketing plan. Today, it’s making a comeback through social media. Think about it. The very communication tools... (more)
What do you do when you see the cigarette industry hit hard with thousands of cigarette machines taken out of businesses and community locations nationwide? You revamp the machines into Art-O-Mats of course. I’m a bit prideful in saying I actually used to work alongside the founder of Art-O-Mat. To be honest, I was shoved in a corner of the downstairs creative department of a nationally-recognized ad agency. My corner and the chair and computer I called my home away from home was right next to one Clark Whittington. This man was often quiet and reserved yet brilliant in his artistic... (more)
...obtained information on a campaign contribution of $150,000 made by Target and it's affiliate stores BestBuy, to Minnesota candidate for Governor Tom Emmer, who opposes not only gay marriage, but civil unions and any sort of legal standing for long time same sex couples, as well as his pro business, anti-union stance. Among some of the more interesting positions of Mr. Emmer's campaign are his advocacy for the elimination of the Department of Education, repeal of the recently passed Health Care Reform Act, and his desire to extend the Bush tax cuts to the wealthy.
Some of Target's ... (more)
Conflict at work, at home, caused by differences of opinion is an inevitable part of lives. Each of us has a different way of managing conflicts. In business conflicts are an important part of creativity, solving problems and overall business growth. It could be said that the same applies to our personal relationships.
At an intellectual level it’s easy to see why differences of opinion can lead to great harms or benefits. The majority of people would prefer the latter. Yet, when conflicts arise the latter, typically does not occur Most people rely on the built “fight or flight”... (more)
Since the very first article and post, the author has attempted to explain how corruption and ethical lapses as well as governmental apathy has led to the creation of a class of business amateurs who made their fortunes by exploiting weak and non-existent regulations in California legal codes – and who were able to exploit abused and neglected children - for financial gain.
The laws in question concern the creation and running since the mid 80’s of Foster Care Agencies designed to care for foster children. Please note many of these agencies do a good job of caring for foster children... (more)
LA Fo$ter Care: Racial Politics plays a role. Shocked…shocked…
The Business of Child Abuse.
By Joshua Allen
In Los Angeles County more than 90% of foster children are of minority status. A small percentage of these children are of Asian, Middle Eastern, or Pacific Island decent, but the vast majority of this (90%) ratio of foster children is roughly split between children of Hispanic and African American origin.
Caucasian children represent just a small percentage of foster children in Los Angeles yet they are abused and neglected at rates that correlate to their... (more)