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ARE WE SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADERS?

ARE WE SMARTER THAN 5TH GRADERS?
By Helen L. Burleson, Doctor of Public Administration

Some suppositions were posed to me by a friend from St. Lucia in the eastern area of the Caribbean Sea.

Here are the suppositions:

“A nation that rejects Health Care for all,
Rejects plans for sustained development for the future,
Rejects educational advancement for its youth and retraining for its workers,
Rejects sustainable and renewable energy,
Rejects the most balanced President in History,
Fights against its own people;
And, a list too long to continue, can never be as smart as 5th graders.”

Looking at this nonintrospective look from an outsider made me pause to think about the answers to his theory.

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Sandra Scott

Esq.Vice President of Legal Affairs
Home Box Office Inc., New York City

Moving up HBO’s ranks since 1995, Sandra Scott joined HBO as associate counsel for original programming and is currently the vice president of Legal Affairs for the cable channel’s marketing group, a position she assumed about two years ago.

Scott leads a team of 20 legal professionals whose responsibilities include working on strategic initiatives for the company, including the mobile business with Cingular (now AT&T) and the launch of HBO Broadband. She also manages the commercial law application for all of HBO’s marketing efforts.

Scott grew up in the most poverty-stricken section of Scranton, Pa., where she entertained the limited dream of becoming an administrative assistant. It wasn’t until she moved to Philadelphia in her early 20s that she saw that life offered endless possibilities. She enrolled in night school, but soon bartered babysitting services with friends and worked at night as a word processor in order to attend school full time during the day.

She graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and as a member of the California Law Review of the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of Law.  More

USATODAY.com – African-American women step up in business world

African-American women step up in business world

By Jim Hopkins, USA TODAYSAN FRANCISCO — Camille Young worked at big businesses for years until she discovered an idea for her own company during a South Pacific vacation.Back in New Jersey, she started looking for the food she ate in Fiji, frequenting fresh-juice bars in Manhattan because she couldnt find any near home. “Someone really needs to open a juice bar here,” Young recalls thinking.

She quit her bank job last year to open the first of two juice bars in her BaGua Juice chain in Jersey City. She hopes the company will grow to as many as 50 locations.

Young, 34, is one of thousands of African-American women starting businesses, research shows, in a trend thats tipping the balance of economic power in the black community.

As women take entrepreneurships lead, marketers from banks to tech companies are tapping black women as a new source of revenue. “Its a huge opportunity,” says Angela Burt-Murray, editor in chief of Essence, a leading lifestyle magazine for black women.

via USATODAY.com – African-American women step up in business world.