Facing Racism in Today’s Society – CBC Marketplace

‪#‎Faceracism‬ http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace

CBC Marketplace is a great show that airs in Canada which makes people aware about so many things, to put things into perspective. They address very important issues to raise awareness about, consumer reports on how unfair things are, how people do not get treated with respect. It also uncovers wrong-doings in businesses, protects Canadians, making people aware of misleading marketing, scams, products, services that are rendered. Marketplace goes out there to combat those issues, to get the word out and to raise awareness for the safety and security of people’s well-being.

Also to protect yourself on what really is in your cheap fashion custom made jewelry that you purchase in big box stores and retail chains. So much more. Anyway, this topic of racism has been going on for a long time and it needs to stop. So, Marketplace went out there to experiment this and the outcome is shocking.

A few nights ago the show was about racism and how people are discriminated against by what the media feeds us in our news. It is so wrong to be racists and stereotype people. They also get rude and terrible comments made to them because of colour, ethnic pieces of clothing they wear, their cultural names, their looks.

Also, what is wrong is that when people apply for employment, the employer and company looks for a person’s name instead of their skills and qualities on their resumes. They did a study that majority of people with Canadian and White names such as Smith, got the positions, got calls for interviews, whereas people with ethnic names, got the shaft and did not get called. The employer might be racist or they do not know how to pronounce a person’s name correctly, so they get intimidated and so they do not want to deal with mispronunciation. That could also be the factor.

So, they went out to the streets to put 1 actor like she is a Syrian refugee raising money for the people that come to Canada, so they put another actor that is supposed to act racist, saying all these stereotypical racist stuff saying you all are terrorists, what are you going to buy bombs and guns with that money? Go back to where you came from. Some other people also stopped and said I will call the police if you do not leave her alone and do not stop with these crazy racist comments made toward her.

Some people were not racist who were walking by her and gave her money, whereas most of them walking by were and this is alarming and it needs to be stopped.

It is wrong to treat people this way. Be kind to one another and let’s put racism out the window and welcome people no matter what culture and race they belong to. Being prejudice is absolutely terrible.

There will always be bad ones in any culture, but let’s not discriminate and believe that every person is bad in that race. Ignorance and pointing fingers is not only terrible but it can hurt and words do hurt also actions too.

The media is also a big factor on how people are treated. The way the media portrays a group of people lead us to believe that each person in that culture or race is terrible and we should all stay away. They think each person who is from the Middle East is dangerous, that they are always thinking about terrorism, guns, and everything like that, suicide bombing and everything.

People in the middle east always have a bad reputation. Some people are so rude it baffles me. Not everyone is like that. Put yourselves in their shoes. They wake up not being certain about tomorrow, there are bombs and missiles above their heads, there are guns and bloodshed at every corner. They are not promised a tomorrow and that is very terrible. They come to Canada thinking it is peaceful and that they do not have to worry about waking up with bombs, explosions and guns going off.

Well, racism is worse than any bombs, explosions and guns itself. It hurts a lot more than people realize. Being stereotyped and being treated unfairly due to what the media news people feed us society is so unfair and bias.

Also, people from Africa and West Indian countries also get called terrible names. Racial slurs that are so terrible. People automatically think all these people carry so many diseases and once again with how the media portrays these people. We have great people in this world, however; the way the news gives us all this information makes people believe otherwise.

Media is a huge culprit in today’s society and it influences many people and the choices they make also about treating people with respect and dignity, to leave ignorance at the door, to be welcoming to people. What if tables were turned and someone did that to you or others you care about? Would not be a great feeling at all. Think about it. Stop racism and accept and be kind to one another.

Have you been through a situation where someone is racist to you?

Have you witnessed it happen?

CBC Marketplace has a lot more. It was a special one-hour investigation
click here to find out. http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace

#FaceRacism
#Saynotoracism

A Writers Break – Should or Should Not

I am thinking about taking a break from writing. I just do not know if I should or not. Do you all really enjoy my craft and content I produce? I just feel like I need to put things into perspective and focus on working harder and to put my energy into making something of myself to produce greater results and not to put my writings in vain.

I need a lot of help in making my dreams a reality to become more successful in the big leagues in the entertainment, magazine and newspaper world. I am just so stuck to do it all on my own. I appreciate my supportive friends, family, readers, subscribers and fans of my work so far.

I sometimes get these feelings that rejection and not getting my big break in the world will ever happen for me. I am trying my hardest. It’s beginning to be overwhelming and exhausting. I just feel like crying and letting it all out. It is my dream to do it up big and be amongst the stars and bringing my fresh ideas to them and the directors and everything. Been working so hard for years now. I feel positive but at the same time I don’t. I am running out of options and don’t know what to do.

I wish I had the right connections to get me there. We all go through those times where we feel overwhelmed and some of us writers feel the pressures of writing content, but the issue is to be noticed in the world and how some bloggers and writers get their big break just from one post. It gets so tiring, but at the same time we love what we do.

Sometimes a person who just puts up a status on Twitter gets all the awareness and so many people retweeting and engaging into it. All it needs is one little status of 140 characters or less to get the world talking about it. I really do not know how these people do it. It just baffles me.

Sometimes when people say to follow your passion, sometimes that passion gets blown up in your face and you are in a limbo to figure out what it is. I know it is not easy to combat that and there is just so much someone needs to think about, but we must not lose sight of what we are talented with, what gift we want to give to ourselves, but the passion, talent, skills and things we are good at. We should never underestimate ourselves.

Last night, I had written this on my Facebook and the outpouring of love and support from my friends and family was incredible. I never knew how big of an impact I put on people’s lives until I wrote what I wrote about taking a break from writing. A lot of people love what I produce, they enjoy my posts and the support me 100%.

So, I won’t be taking a break from writing, because a lot of people count on me and besides, I wouldn’t want to quit anyway because I truly love it and I will not stop. I am absolutely blessed with this gift and I intend to use it to the fullest extent. Thanks to my family, friends and fans for reminding me of that.

George Clooney & Amal Clooney to Visit Armenia in April 2016

The co-founders of 100 LIVES and the Aurora Prize selection committee co-chaired by the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and Academy Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney as well as his wife Lawyer, Amal Clooney will be visiting Armenia from April 22-24th, 2016 just in time for the 101st Armenian Genocide Commemoration to take place at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. Armenia’s Capital city.

On behalf of the Armenian Genocide survivors in gratitude to their saviors, The Aurora Prize celebrates the empowerment, strength of the human spirit that compels action in the face of adversity.

The award recipient will be rewarded for exceptional acts of humanity amidst of the issues of the world we face today. The weekend’s events will culminate the inaugural Aurora prize summary, honoring 3 finalists.

George & Amal Clooney are inspiring individuals who have and continue to have our back, to spread the word about the Armenian Genocide that took place on April 24, 1915. The Turkish Government killed and massacred 1.5 Million Armenians, displaced, escorted them out of their homes, stole our lands and Mount Ararat. To this day, Turkey still denies and lies about ever committing those terrible barbaric acts of Genocide to Armenia and it’s people to try and attempt to wipe us all off the earth.

Thank you to George & Amal Clooney as well as all the other celebrities, dignitaries, those who recognize the Armenian genocide, those countries, and cities that acknowledged us, our supporters, and so much more. Welcome to our Motherland Armenia George & Amal! We look forward to having you both on our soil.

I love you both and best wishes.

MY VISION OF EMPOWERMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Since social media has been a big trend on the internet and the world, We all have different outlooks and perspectives toward the vision of empowerment and communications that social media has that a lot of people are in, however my vision for social media and what I want to get out of it is to inspire, share my views/opinions and to educate others in the life experiences I have had and will continue to have. My vision is to raise awareness on certain issues that have me deeply interested in and to make a difference one person and many people at a time.

Some people create blogs, and become active on social media to see where things will take each and everyone of us and the purpose we have to get to that point. Still, I think the traditional word of mouth is something much more powerful, however with this new age in technology, with communication that has gotten a lot easier than years ago, information gets sent instantly on the other side of the world with just a click of a button. It is incredible where inventions, technology has led us to a new realm of today, tomorrow and the future.

Social media has different levels of how we look at it, some always want it to be fun with posting funny jokes, memes, and doing funny things all the time, some post inspirational quotes, some post photos of themselves and/or with friends/family, postings about so many things.

Advertising has become a lot easier with posting events, flyers, sharing it on twitter, on Facebook news feeds, walls, inviting people to pages, fan pages, groups, also making it easy to RSVP to events, people post up greeting cards, Photoshopping, and all kinds of interesting and neat things. Social media is a huge thing in the world right now and it is getting more popular as time goes by.

A few people have messaged me in the last few years and have asked me “What are you getting out of social media”? My answer is simple, to empower, to communicate, to keep in touch, to meet new people, inspire, and with the hopes of changing the world and the perspective on life with my words and to spread love, happiness, joy and smiles across the globe. Once someone posts something, it is out there for the world to see.

We all understand social media in different context and ways and what we define our vision of it is. Some use social media to communicate with family and friends, some use it for business/commercial use and as well as many other things. No matter how we look at social media, we must always be very careful of the information we transmit and not post anything and everything that goes on in our lives for the world to see.

The biggest vision of mine is to communicate to the world through my eyes, my words, and my thoughts to the world as much as possible.

Ellen The Beautiful Humanitarian

In our lives, we are always searching for someone who uplifts, makes a positive difference, who has a beautiful heart, who cares about us and goes above and beyond to help people who are less fortunate, who has gone through many struggles financially, health wise, also making people’s wishes come true no matter what age. We want to find that beautiful humanitarian who is so sincere and always says to people “Be Kind to One Another”, at the end of each show. That beautiful humanitarian is Ellen Degeneres.

Ellen Degeneres was born on January 26, 1958 in Metairie, Louisiana in the United States. She is married to Portia de Rossi.

This year of 2016 at the People’s choice awards she received the Humanitarian award. Plus over the years, she has received countless amounts of awards from all over the place. She truly deserves that and so much more. Ellen Degeneres possesses dedication, makes people smile, who doesn’t just make their day, but makes their whole life. She also has 12 days of giveaways on The Ellen Show before Christmas and surprises her audience and those at home watching with so many gifts. Also, she gives giveaways throughout the year, whether they are gift cards, to cd’s, book’s, and other things.

In the end, it is not about the giveaways that she gives to her audience and people at home, it is the principle behind it, it is being Generous and she really is DeGeneres, so her last name fits really well with who she is and her bubbly and beautiful personality that is felt by everyone. She is very respectful, she treats everyone equally, she never discriminates and that is truly something so great to see. She is a very thoughtful person who comes up with creative ways to give and you can tell she gives from her heart.

Another thing that she is very serious about is bullying and she raises awareness on preventing bullying from happening, she gives out this strong message to stop bullying and to help out individuals who have become victims to it. I personally have been a victim to bullies and I thank her for bringing this issue the attention that it desperately needs.

Ellen demonstrates excellence in people skills. Her monologues at the beginning of her show is done so tastefully without offending her audience and viewers at home. She has this beautiful personal touch with everyone. I remember when it was the first season of her show, rather her first episode. In my mind and in my heart, I just felt something that was absolutely wonderful. I said to my family and friends that her show will be so successful and I feel it. My friends and family always know that I am not wrong on what I feel, and my gut instinct. 2003 was the beginning and everything happened from there.

Many celebrities, celebrity music artists have visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show and will visit, also many sensations of talent, dancers, singers, people who were discovered online, also, she makes up great and interactive games that are so fun that you feel like you are playing from home just from watching. She introduces her DJ every episode, After each Monologue, she joins the audience with dancing and getting them moving and joining in on the fun, she also has the riff raff room where more people can join in.

Ellen is a beautiful person inside and out and she is inspiring a go-getter, and she is a lovely person whom I wish her all the best in her life with lots of energy, good health, happiness, and so much more. Ellen, I love you so much. More than words can possibly say. You are truly a humanitarian to me. Thank you so much, Ellen, not just for everything you do, but for being you and for shining all around the world.

Be Kind to One Another

Jeopardy Game Show No Longer Welcoming Canadian Contestants

Alex Trebek is a famous Canadian that everyone knows that he is the Host of The game show Jeopardy. What doesn’t make sense to me is why Canadian’s are going to be banned from being contestants on the show. Apparently it is due to online privacy laws that are changing. It is really unclear about other reasons why, but Canadians should boycott from watching the show altogether to teach them a lesson. With Alex Trebek being a Canadian from Sudbury, Ontario, how can they ban us? It baffles me.

It is like we do not even exist. Everyone who wants to participate no matter where they are from has the right to it. It is like discrimination. When I saw the headline on the news, I first said, oh maybe it is a mistake, its a hoax that someone came up with, but then I did a search and all these newspapers and news casts all posted the same thing around the same time. I just couldn’t believe what I was reading.

What I do not understand is that Jeopardy is aired here in Canada and everyone can have access to watch it, but we cannot participate now? I find that to not make any sense at all. I find that to be absolutely disgusting. Whoever comes up with these laws and rules are ridiculous and have too much time on their hands to make such terrible decisions.

Going off topic now, but even with Wheel of Fortune, No Canadians are allowed and when you see on television, they block a certain code saying “Open to US Residents Only” in a red sign blocking numbers that there are contests and you can win online and they choose a code and a winner has to confirm it, but only through the states.

If Canadians are not allowed, then do us all a favour, stop airing it in Canada. They have lost a fan and I will no longer watch these game shows if Canadians are no longer welcome to it.

We should petition this. It is absolutely unfair.

Jesus Christ is With Me – I am Blessed

On Sunday night’s I am regularly out with friends. We meet up at a coffee shop to talk and everything, and then we usually go see a movie at the theatre. together. I never like going to the movies alone. I always like to have somebody or people with me. This past Sunday, we decided to go out to watch Risen with Joseph Fiennes. He is Ralph Fiennes brother. Since Easter is on the way, we decided to see something religious to fit the holiday coming up. It was an incredible story of keeping the faith and believing in Jesus Christ the Messiah and King.

So a couple of hours later after the movie, I came out refreshed and rejuvenated and once again reminded of God and Jesus’ love, the sacrifices he made to make life eternal both physically and spiritually. I went to my car and started it up, and then I headed home. On the Highway when I was driving, I approached a black SUV and no joke, I ended up seeing a bumper sticker saying “Christ Is Risen”. I was just in shock when I saw that and then I said, God and Jesus is following me and keeping me safe at all times. It was absolutely uplifting and the sign was so timely.

I know some people do not believe in God, and Jesus and people always wonder why so many bad things are happening in this world and why God is not there to stop from terrible things happening. Well, God is testing everyone’s actions. Remember the teacher is always quiet during a test. Natural disasters are happening because some people spread so much hate, some people are selfish, disobey, destroy other humans, people do not let others live. As long as people continue to spread hatred and dishonesty, the more God will punish the world. If we do not take care of the world, take care of each other, be respectful and kind to one another, as well as being honest and forthright with each other, then the destruction of the world will continue. I truly believe in that. Do you?

God is there always and he is watching us and our every move and actions. 

Gods love is blessing me through my spirit, mind, body, heart and soul. I feel his presence in me all the time. He is constantly within me. I should definitely be praying a lot more. I admit I have not done a lot of praying lately and that is wrong on so many levels. I should always pray to God, not only when I need something or to pray for others, but also to thank him for giving me this life to live. If he did not die, I or none of us would live. I have so much to be thankful to him for. The family I have, the friends, the unity of meeting people all across the world, virtually interacting with humans.

After seeing this movie, restored my faith a lot more than it was before. Joseph Fiennes did an incredible job in this movie, and so did the others. It is a must see if you are a true believer in Christ.

I truly believe that with God, he invented technology for us in the later dates in the future to easily communicate with the world. I am certain that this is what happened. I love you God, and I love you Jesus Christ. You are my savior and Thank you for everything.