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Monday, January 31, 2011

A Technology Truth

Truth Crushed To The Earth Shall Rise Again
And Be Shared Through Technology!

I am blessed to have spent many years promoting the benefits of Education, Business Ownership, Financial Literacy, Motivation, Networking and Technology.  While these and other subject areas can and sometimes do depend upon each other, the single piece that connects them all is Technology.  It doesn’t matter what your goals and objectives might be, Technology is something you would be hard-pressed to remove from your life.   You can try to avoid it, seek to deny it, spread negative comments about it, curse it; but in the end “Oops, THERE IT IS!”  Technology is in the words of the songwriter, “So high you can’t get over it, so low you can’t get under it, and so wide you can’t get around it.  What then should one do?  My answer is to embrace Technology, learn from it, become knowledgeable in it, and maybe even become proficient in it. 

How does one go about beginning the quest to understand and benefit from Technology or to improve upon a mediocre understanding of it?  The only answer I have is to begin.  One place to begin is by visiting this blog often and sharing it with others in your professional, social and family circles.  Success LOVES company!  Become an active participant by responding to blog posts, contact us for more information, and join us at our monthly program meetings.    

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Where Do We Go From Here (2011 Version)

In 1967 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s book asked the question “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”   Today I ask “Where Do We Go From Here: Catch Up Now or Fall Behind Forever?”

As we look into our rear view mirror at the 2011 celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King, and look forward to Black History Month and the lesser known but important Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW), we stand at the crossroads of danger and opportunity.

The danger is that we do nothing or continue at a snail’s pace.  The opportunity is to promote, encourage and participate not just in reliving Black History, but also in writing the next chapter.  That chapter can best be written if we add to rhetoric and reflection and passion, a commitment to close the digital divide.  We must learn and encourage others to increase their knowledge of the Information Age.  We cannot move forward in the 21st Century without embracing technology.  We simply must begin, from whatever point we find ourselves at, to participate in the technology revolution or forever be left behind. 

Twenty-five, fifty, one-hundred years from today, what will be shared about the history we are writing at this very moment?  Will what we do today be celebrated for closing the digital divide, or cursed for contributing to the decline of a people who have overcome so much.  Will we be remembered for forging ahead, or for studying the past but not preparing for the future?

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Friday, January 14, 2011

SITES Program Information Update!

Important information has been released regarding the BDPA Cleveland 2011 SITES Program.  The SITES Program fulfills an important part of the BDPA Cleveland and BDPA National Missions.  The Cleveland Chapter is fortunate to again have dynamic and progressive leadership to help insure the success of the program. 

Please take a few moments to check out the details of this exciting and life-enhancing program at http://www.bdpa.successisyou.org/file22.html.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

FOR YOU, "Social" Media can be Professional and Rewarding

"SOCIAL" Media has taken the world by storm.  Business and professional organizations, especially BDPA, recognize the power of the concept.  As a leader in Information Systems, BDPA Cleveland has established member groups on LINKEDIN and FACEBOOK.  BDPA understands that Social Media is really "Professional Media" if you use it in that manner. 

YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT in BDPA connects you with countless others seeking professional growth.  In addition, BDPA National, most other local and regional chapters, AND the organizations you want a career or a business connection with, all maintain a presence on Professional Media.  That presence increases your ability to learn and share and enhance your career or business.  If you are already a BDPA member, please join us by clicking on these links-->> FACEBOOK and LINKEDIN

If you are not a BDPA member, JOIN TODAY by CLICKING HERE!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


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