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23Sep/17Off

Four of the Leading Human, Civil, and Migrant Rights in America

The number of groups advocating for human, civil, and migrant rights continues to grow, yearly. These organizations play an active role in pushing governments and the civil society to embrace just and fair policies. The groups are the people’s watchdog and they put checks and measures in place to make sure everyone lives freely regardless of their religion, race, gender and social standing.

Most- if not all- of the groups exist as non-profit making entities relying mostly on donations from well-wishers and volunteers to conduct their duties. Let’s briefly explore the mandates of the leading human rights and civil movement groups in the US.

  1. The Advocates for Human Rights

Founded in 1984, this advocacy group seeks to promote human rights standards, equality, and justice all over the nation. The rights group pushes for the introduction and the amendment of rules that stifle on the rights of minorities. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://twitter.com/JimLarkin_

They have developed programs to push for reforms in women’s human rights, international justice, immigrant rights, and death penalty issues and, it also sponsors education and research on matters pertaining to human and civil rights.

  1. American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights

This group sets to achieve a set of mandates that touch on freedom, justice, and equality for asylum seekers. Migrants have come under renewed pressure, especially from the Donald Trump administration.

The new government ascended to power with the provocative promise to repatriate illegal migrants on top of building a wall separating America from next-door Mexico. Today, the organization is on the front line of battling legal battles on behalf of the tens of thousands of immigrants being prosecuted by the government. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Facebook

  1. International Migrants’ Rights Advocate

Founded 20 years ago, this American-based human rights advocacy group has continued being a beacon of hope for millions of immigrants. Migrants Rights International collaborates with other like-minded civil groups, for instance, the Global Coalition on Migration to fight for the plight of women, children and the marginalized people in the communities.

  1. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

This group is a relatively new entry in the American civil rights movement chapter. Were it not for a police harassment incident that saw Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin unlawfully arrested and detained in Phoenix, Arizona, this organization might never have been born.

The incident sparked outrage and anger beyond the state of Arizona and it even caught the attention of President Trump. The bone of contention arose when the public started calling for the arrest and prosecution of a notorious police officer with an extensive record of profiling people on the basis of their racial backgrounds.

Today, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund works in close partnership with like-minded movements to push for much-needed reforms in the Arizona police force.

15Sep/17Off

Daniel Taub – A Distinguished Diplomat

When Daniel Taub was appointed as the Ambassador to Israel, one of the mysterious facts was his life. He was born in Britain, and nothing will change his practices and beliefs as a Jew. Daniel Taub had to give up his citizenship and start a new journey of representing the nation which he immigrated 30 years earlier. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.parashadiplomatit.com/ and http://www.parashadiplomatit.co.il/

According to Mr. Daniel, it was a privilege to raise his children in their homeland. A nation where their family of origin exiled 2000 years ago.

Based on the facts about his family history, Mr. Taub is aware of the opportunities they experienced in Britain. In that case, Daniel Taub was to express his gratitude by bringing Israel and Britain together.

As mentioned before, Daniel Taub was brought up in London and attended Oxford University. He was also an alumnus of Harvard University from where he completed his Degree in International Law.

In 1989, Daniel relocated to Israel, where he worked as a combat medic in the department of Israel Defense Forces. In the same department, under the international law division, Daniel Taub also worked as a reserve officer.

Mr. Daniel joined the Foreign Ministry of Israel in 1991, where he held various diplomatic and legal posts. Since he was an expert in international law and specializes in various areas such as counter-terrorism.

Daniel was appointed as one of the Principal Legal Advisors at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. With the position as the legal advisor, Mr. Taub represented Israel in various joint fora including the missions involving the United Nations.

As a legal advisor and distinguished diplomat, Mr. Daniel Taub was involved in the peace talks between Palestine and Israel. After good interactions with his counterpart from Palestine, Daniel manages to make the two nations reached an agreement.

His good record with negotiations made him also participate in the peace process between Syrian and Israel. During the Gaza flotilla incident, Daniel Taub was the head of the observer delegation team, which represented Israel in the International Court of Justice and the investigative committee of UN. The hearings were about the security barriers affecting Israel.

While serving as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr. Daniel managed to put a lot of emphasis on technology and trade links between the UK and Israel.

He also ensured that there was a clear focus when it comes to issues such as interfaith and cross-culture activity. Therefore, he hosted many outreach programs including cultural events, which were meant to bring different communities together.

 

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22Aug/17Off

Of Civil, Human and Migrant Lines; the Blurry line

Crossing the threshold of a country sometimes strips one of all dignity. There being no clear laws on migrants and immigrants, one may cease to enjoy their fundamental civil and human rights. It begs the question, does being an undocumented migrant make anyone any less?

The answer is a resounding ‘no’ since every human being is entitled to human rights. Lack of knowledge on civil, human and migrant rights, can lead to loss of lives, exploitation, and abuse by employers and others. This is one of the reasons civil, migration and human rights organizations have been formed, to safe guard these rights.

American Immigrant Lawyer Association (IMLA)

A powerhouse of knowledge and legal representation, the American Immigrant Lawyer Association (IMLA), a voluntary outfit has over 13,000 law professors and attorneys. This group’s cornerstone is imparting knowledge on immigrant legislation and representing the minority and most vulnerable communities including asylum seekers, students, foreign entertainers, and athletes.

Founded in 1946, this force put up its headquarters in Washington D.C in 1982 leading to widespread impact across the country. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Phoenix New Time

This non-partisan and non-profit organization represents individuals in need of permanent United States residency. It also supports the myriad of migrants who are required by the local and international businesses to thrive.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

Once a force to reckon with in the local agenda, this coalition has since grown, and its effects are felt nationwide. This coalition is not an individual effort but rather works with other groups, institutions, and individuals to realize justice.

Founded after a 1986 Act; the Immigrant Reform and Control Act, this body has since strived to influence policy, develop a public opinion and agitate for civil, human and immigrant rights.

CHIRLA can offer protection to the undocumented workers who would otherwise be abused and exploited by employers who cash in on the fears that characterize such workers. CHIRLA formed the Coalition of Garment Workers Advocates (CGWA) for equality in the enjoyment of the labor laws. Better working conditions are further enhanced by the Garment Worker Centre (GWC) created in 2001 to unite workers and ensure humane working conditions.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The dynamic duo of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin made a statement and impact with the $3.75 million awarded by the courts as a settlement in a case regarded as upholding implementation of their First Amendment rights.

This handsome sum granted to them by an Arizona court has been donated to offer much-needed support to human rights groups agitating for migrant rights across the state of Arizona.

In a show of the sheer power of the fourth estate, Lacey and Larkin further promotion in the freedom of speech through empowerment of the immigrants through knowledge, a feat even the Sherriff who sparked the whole legal process does not begrudge them but rather shares an agreement with them.

It is a blurred line between civil, human and migrant lines since where there is a migrant, so much of civil and human rights can be ignored, denying the migrant their right as a human being.

These groups working in this area offer technical expertise, knowledge and capacity building to ensure this minority is cared for as part of humanity as evidenced by the Lacey and Larkin fund that provides the much needed monetary support.

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8Aug/17Off

Jeremy Goldstein now part of new legal service in New York

The New York State Bar Association and its Lawyer Referral and Information Service just launched their new legal service product, which help more people who are needing legal aid. New Yorkers can end up facing a variety of legal issues such as criminal matters, senior living, landlord disputes, financial and other serious issues.

The New York State Bar offers this fast and convenient way so that New York consumers and businesses and consumers can find a lawyer that is near them and is knowledgeable in the issue related to the case.

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service developed this new legal service with assistance from Legal.io, which is a IT technology provider for those in the legal field. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service has made this service available 24 hours a day and has made it completely confidential.

The Lawyer Referral and Information Service still offers the public the ability to use the phone service if they chose. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: http://thereisnoconsensus.com/jeremy-goldstein-explains-knockout-options-help-employers/ and https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jeremy-goldstein#/entity

The new service provided by the Lawyer Referral and Information Service was launched to be a low-stress way of finding legal support, when the time came. The New York State Bar Association confirms they have properly vetted and credentialed the attorneys and assures they are in good legal standing. The new online legal service allows for attorneys to offer their services to a greater number of people, while also lowering their costs.

The new legal service is completely free but if they meet with a lawyer, they are charged $35 for a 30 minute consult. This new service makes it the go-to-destination for those seeking legal aid.

The New York State Bar Association's LRIS has been matching clients with attorneys for the last 30 years. In 2016, their staff handled over 10,000 phone calls from those needing legal support.

One attorney who is happy to offer his services is Jeremy Goldstein.

According to Business, Jeremy Goldstein is a corporate lawyer and is currently a partner at his legal firm Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates. Jeremy is one of the top experts on executive compensation and corporate governance. He earned his law degree from NYU Law School.

4Aug/17Off

Roberto Santiago Remains Dedicated to Manaira Mall

When Roberto Santiago first built the Manaira Mall, he knew that he would be able to provide help to people with the options that they had. He also knew that he would be able to make the mall better if he was able to do things that no other mall had ever done in Brazil. Because of this, he constantly worked harder and pushed harder to make sure that he was going to be an expert. He knew a lot about the different things that were going on in the mall and that he was going to be able to make things better for people who were working there. While Roberto Santiago was building up the mall and making it a more successful location, he was also trying to help others with the issues that they were having when they were trying to find the best experiences possible.

 

Since Roberto Santiago was dedicated to everything that Manaira had to offer, he knew that he would be able to make a difference for people. He also knew that he could try and help them in every way possible so that they would have the best mall in Brazil. Manaira has consistently grown and Roberto Santiago has been responsible for all of it. While he was the original builder of the business, that has not stopped him from working to bring improvements. He tries to make sure that he can help people in every way possible so that he can make Manaira better than what it used to be.

 

While Roberto Santiago was doing all of this, he was forming partnerships and exclusive relationships with everyone who worked in the malls. He wanted to make sure that the businesses were able to do everything that they could so that he would be able to make everything better. Roberto Santiago tried to make sure that things would work and that he would be able to show people the different opportunities that they had. He was able to try new things and was also able to bring more attention to the opportunities that he had.

 

For Manaira, Roberto Santiago tried to be as innovative as possible. One of the things that he recently did was start working on a hotel. The hotel is attached to the shopping mall and people can stay there when they want to be able to shop at the mall. This has eliminated the need for visitors to stay far away fro mthe mall or got o a hotel in a different area. It has also given guests the chance to get the best experience possible no matter what they are trying to do or where they are trying to enjoy the shopping experience.

 

3Aug/17Off

The Varied And Stunning Professional Career Of Logan Stout

Logan Stout was once a baseball player with a passion for the sport. It was for this reason he decided to found the Premier Baseball Academy. The academy offers a wide selection of classes including Private Lessons, Arm Velocity Class, Premier Spring Training, Situational Hitting, Hitting League, and so much more.

Logan Stout's dedicated career is about a lot more than baseball. He is highly accomplished in business leadership, a sought after motivational speaker, a coach, and an author. The time he spend in the world of business, the ministry, and college sports has enabled him to send extremely powerful messages in his world travels. His expertise, intelligence, and knowledge has impacted crowds and made a difference. The book written by Logan Stout is called The Secrets To Building Yourself and quickly became popular to a wide audience. He is also responsible for the leadership of one of the country's biggest companies.

Richardson, Texas is the birthplace of Logan Stout and this is where he spent his childhood. He attended J.J. Pearce High School with Haley Stout who eventually became his wife. His leadership capabilities in the classroom and sports led to his election to the Student Athletic Council and the time he spent as a player for the Pearce Mustang basketball team saw him named as the MVP. After he graduated high school he attended Panola where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and received his degree in business. His time at the University of Dallas resulted in a degree in Psychology as well.

Logan Stout has been a shortstop and a pitcher. He was a professional player with the Fort Worth Cats and coached youth baseball. His love of baseball and teaching the game to youngsters was responsible for his creation of the Dallas Patriots baseball organization. Logan Stout recently took a new direction and established a company called ID Life. The business specializes in high quality health products. Logan Stout still lives in Texas with his wife Haley and their two sons. They have two adorable dogs named Mocha and Bentley. Logan Stout's biggest passion in life is to help people to become successful.

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13Jul/17Off

Founder of Lime Crime Shares Her Fitness Routine

Doe Deere is not only the founder of the iconic beauty brand Lime Crime, but is also renowned for her astute judgment of fashion and its finer nuances. She recently shared her morning routine with her many fans and followers across the world. Ensuring that she gets nine hours of sleep every night, she wakes up religiously at 8:30 am every day and has breakfast in the kitchen by a window, where she plans her day ahead.

 

Amongst the first things that she does in the morning is to have a glass of water as that helps to keep her hydrated in the dry climate of Los Angles where she lives. She then does some stretches, particularly the cat/camel routine, which she feels works quite well for her. That is followed by breakfast, which for her usually comprises of grits, a hot cereal, yogurt, fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice, made with oranges from her own tree!

 

Her life is in a sense inextricably linked to the calendar on the phone, which means checking the latter is something she inevitably does every morning. Through her company's internal chat, she pretty much knows, what's going on in her organization, by the time she reaches her office. Other than that, she keeps away from the digital clatter and focuses more on things like new products to introduce. Things like emails she tackles in the latter part of the day.

 

While putting on her makeup, she likes listening to music and currently it is The Beatles that she listens to. Her fondness for their music goes back to her childhood years when she would listen to them a lot. She likes using Glossier face wash as she finds it mild and likes its smell of roses. For moisturizer, she uses Murad, Hydro Dynamic Quenching Essence. When it comes to foundation, she likes using L’Oreal’s True Match Foundation or MAC’s Studio Fix.

 

Apparently, Deere is working on creating a foundation under her own Lime Crime brand, which she hopes to introduce into the market soon. An essential part of her makeup routine is to set her makeup with powder before filling in her brows and then to proceed to her cheeks and lips. The favorite part of her makeup routine has to be blush and lipstick, as she feels that colors enliven her face.

 

The colors of her choice are ‘Rustic,' ‘Red Velvet' and ‘Pink Velvet' from her Lime Crime ‘Matt Velvetine' range. Her makeup can take from anything between fifteen minutes to an hour depending on what the occasion demands. Doing her makeup in the morning is the time she cherishes the most, as it gives her time to spend with herself and be herself.

 

She likes to defer her shower till late in the evening, as she likes her hair to be dry and all set for styling in the mornings. To create her famous shiny waves, she uses a curling wand. Because she rather likes to display the purple in her hair, she often wears it down.

 

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5Jul/17Off

Why Madison Street Capital Has Such A Great Reputation With Its Clients

Madison Street Capital is a large investment bank whose services are directed at middle market firms and major corporations.  The firm is based in Chicago but has been the middle man for transactions all across the globe.  The man who founded Madison Street Capital is CEO Charles Botchway who was also with Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc before it closed down in 2011.  Botchway has been responsible for the positive outlook on Madison Street Capital reputation and was interviewed by Ideamensch to find out more about his background.

 

Botchway told Ideamensch that he formed the idea for the company because he felt the middle markets lacked the funding for various corporate transactions that he believed were fundamental to the US economy.  He finds the technological advantages firms like his can have nowadays allow them to enter the globalization arena.  One of the reasons he believes Madison Street Capital has grown the way it has is because the company offers bits of advice to clients that they might not get for free with any other firm, and through that tactic many clients have referred Madison Street Capital to others.  Botchway has made the company one of the most reputable in the M&A service.

 

Madison Street Capital has so many clients that span across a diversity of industries that include pharmaceutical, retail, energy both in traditional and alternative areas, telecommunications, and finance and banking.  Fundamental to their services is the way they help clients raise capital through partnerships with other investment banks, private equity firms, investors and credit groups.  During merger and acquisitions, the company offers both sell-side advisory and buy-side advisory to guide clients through the regulations that entail selling a business.  Madison Street Capital can also guide executives through business exit strategy phases and wealth planning and endowments for future beneficiaries.

 

Madison Street Capital is credited with helping Ares Security Corporation find a buyer for its minority recapitalization restructuring and through that they've been able to recover profitability.  Madison Street Capital also helped Pearl Human Health Ltd. fund a high-tech hospital opening in India through a partnership with Henry Ford Health.  They are the award winners of a Restructuring Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year given by The M&A Advisor.

 

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3Jul/17Off

How Brad Reifler Became an Internationally Sought After Financial Expert

Brad Reifler is a prominent American entrepreneur and the founding CEO of Forefront Capital. Brad also serves as a director at Sino Mercury Company. Brad is also the former chairman and chief executive officer of Pali Capital, a globally reputable financial company.

He began his career as a trader at Refco before founding Reifler Trading Company. Brad has also held senior positions at several prominent organizations including Foresight Research Solutions, European American Investment Bank, and Genesis Securities.

Recognized for his unparalleled expertise in asset management, trading, and investments; the experienced financial advisor has led Forefront Capital to incredible heights. Under his leadership, the company managed to bring together great investors, high net worth individuals, and sophisticated traders in a trading environment aimed at maximizing investment performance.

With over 30 years in the financial advisory industry, Reifler has solved several financial problems making him a sought after financial expertise in the international financial market.

Brad Reifler graduated with bachelor’s degree in Econ and Political Science from Bowdoin College, where he emerged t poof the class. A year after graduation, Brad Reifler founded his first company, Reifler Trading Corporation. Under his leadership, the company attracted several large firms in the financial sector. As a result, Refco, an international investment firm bought the company in 2000.

A Unique Idea

“Why should billionaires be given more priority yet they contribute only 1 percent of the economy?” This question bothered Brad and is thought to be the reason behind founding Forefront Capital. Today, Reifler strives to give more priority to the middle and the lower class, who contribute about 99 percent of the economy.

Charitable Causes

According to Crunchbase, Brad Reifler is a big fan of philanthropy. In 2016, his company, Forefront Capital Advisors partnered with Easter Seals Dixon Center, an organization that supports veterans and military families. Brad donated $3 million, which would empower and consequently change the lives of militants and veterans.

About Forefront Capital Advisors

Forefront Capital Advisors is a leading financial service delivery firm that provides investment banking, merchant banking, and alternative investment management. Led by the founder, Reifler, the New York-based company has managed to attract globally recognized business leaders.

Armed with a team of experienced professionals, Forefront Capital helps in maximizing returns. As a result, small entrepreneurs can access business opportunities reserved for the wealthy class.

29Jun/17Off

Success Academy: A Study in Engineering Student Success

What can be done when public schools are underperforming and there aren’t enough people in the public school system who have the ability, interest or the political will to do anything about it?

 

Success Academy charter schools might very well be the answer. Success Academy charter schools represent viable options for parents who are truly interested in their child’s education and career prospects to unite in a school environment that takes education as seriously as they do.

 

Success Academy charter schools offer proficiency rates in English and Math which far outpace those of neighboring public schools. This can be attributed, in large part, to Success Academy schools’ more challenging curriculum, stricter discipline, and longer school days. These schools offer accountability, a standard of excellence, and varying educational pathways which have become all too uncommon in the U.S. public school system.

 

In New York, in particular, Success Academy schools have enjoyed an astounding level of success. In areas where the public school system has failed, with a disproportionately negative effect on minority and low-income populations, Success Academy charter school have entered the scene and dramatically filled the void. Believing in hands on learning, iquiry-based instruction, and intensive parental involvement, these charter school instill confidence in schoolchildren and generate genuine excitement in student learning and achievement. It is therefore no wonder that while many of the local public schools struggle to achieve basic proficiency rates, Success Academy Schools will often have an entire graduating class admitted to college.

 

 

Success Academy is expanding its network and recently transformed the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse – in disuse for decades – to another potentially thriving center of student learning, growth and achievement. Slated to serve liberal arts-focused high school students, the school has a 2018 anticipated opening, amid a backdrop of Success Academy success stories in its neighborhood. It’s a perfect example of success breeding success.

 

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/5/22/15674416/bronx-courthouse-success-academy-high-school

Success Academy named finalist for prestigious national charter school award