Uganda: Sex Traded for Gold


Gold rush. Scovia sieves gold from the muddy water as her three-year-old son looks on at Nakabati Valley in Moroto District last week. PHOTOS BY TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY   In Summary Business. Women travel from as far as Kampala, Masaka, Mbale, among other areas to Nakabati valley in Moroto District to take advantage of theContinue reading “Uganda: Sex Traded for Gold”

The Other Side of Popeye’s Successful Chicken Sandwiches : The Popeye Employee


  The marketing department. The Executives of Canada’s Restaurant Brands International, (owner of Popeyes) and the Franchise owners Christmas bonus arrived in August. Turn on the TV,  look in social media, you can’t escape the frenzy surrounding Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich without a single wink from Popeye’s spokeswoman Annie.  Popeyes’ s sold millions of Sandwiches.  Continue reading “The Other Side of Popeye’s Successful Chicken Sandwiches : The Popeye Employee”

homeless? Sub-Human?


He was the first person I saw as I entered the Rite Aid on K Street His long dark blonde hair tied up in pony tail, skin dark from the sun.  I couldn’t tell how old he was, somewhere between mid twenties to mid thirties.  He was wearing a Jean jacket and held on toContinue reading “homeless? Sub-Human?”

Sea of Change


Someone said: Trees that bend with the wind often grow to be strong trees, while fixed ridged trees often break in strong winds. Between 1940 and 1945 America was in two wars. There was a widespread shortage of white male workers. Women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers. However their pay was less than halfContinue reading “Sea of Change”

Mayor Steinberg U Promised


Norma Citizen works hard ,the money she earns goes to her household.    Rent slash Mortgage, Food, Medical, Car Payments, Insurance, savings* etc.   Bonuses, Overtime, refunds, might be applied to a luxury, but only after her families general obligations are met. There are quite a few Norma Citizen’s out there.  Families who would may needContinue reading “Mayor Steinberg U Promised”

Why the General Motors plant closures are good for America and not so good for Donald Trump


Toyota Camry has been the best selling car in America for more than two decades. In the last few years the Honda Accord was the second best selling car in America.    Last year, Toyota and Honda introduced all new versions of the Camry and Accord and while the cars two remain the best sellingContinue reading “Why the General Motors plant closures are good for America and not so good for Donald Trump”

“Heck” No To Sacramento’s Measure U


In the fall of 2012, citizens approved Measure U a temporary half cent sales tax increase. Sacramento ,like the rest of the country was hit hard by Financial Crises of 2007-2008 .  Fire Stations, Libraries, Community centers closed all over the city.   There were layoffs in every department including Fire and police. Income from thisContinue reading ““Heck” No To Sacramento’s Measure U”

Trust, Love and Money: when the family wont


Someone had to help him everyone has abandoned him, his parents,his friends, he had no one! Is what she told the judge, on one of those judge shows. No one would help him ! I loaned him more than four thousand dollars. I got him a cell phone, paid for his broken tooth, bought himContinue reading “Trust, Love and Money: when the family wont”

You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?


    By: Jennifer Medina/New York Times   As he walks to class at the University of California, Merced, Freddie Virgen sees a sea of faces in various shades of brown. He is as likely to hear banda corridos blaring out of his classmates’ earphones as hip-hop. With affectionate embraces, he greets fellow members of HermanosContinue reading “You’ve Heard of Berkeley. Is Merced the Future of the University of California?”

Anonymous shopper buys $1M of toys from Toys ‘R’ Us store and donates the toys


  An anonymous person bought $1 million worth of toys at a Raleigh, North Carolina Toys “R” Us last week and reportedly donated them to children. Employees at the store said that they spent all of Friday — the last day the toy store chain was in business — boxing up toys for the anonymousContinue reading “Anonymous shopper buys $1M of toys from Toys ‘R’ Us store and donates the toys”