Betsy DeVos: Giving Parents Back Control of Education

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education for the United States, is well-known for her philanthropist efforts in the field of public education. As a reformer, she has long been politically involved in securing a better system for quality education for all children, regardless of their background or circumstances. Her interest in the education system began in her early childhood, with her mother as a public school teacher. And later, she began digging even deeper when her own children went to school and she became a first-hand witness to the unfairness of the system. This, coupled with the example of hard-working leaders in her hometown, motivated her to act, and she became a mentor for children at risk in Grand Rapids schools. After filling this capacity for 15 years, DeVos became a leader in the reformist movement to provide better education choices for children, as well as more options for parents. DeVos received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is married to Dick DeVos, who is also politically active. Together they founded the Windquest Group, a firm dedicated to enterprise and investment management.

They became publicly and politically involved in the education movement in 1990, when Dick Devos was elected for the State Board of Education in Michigan. At the same time, Betsy DeVos, known for her philanthropy, served on the boards of Children First America, and the American Education Reform Council; both charities which were aiming to improve educational choice through measures such as vouchers or tax forms. After a setback in 2000, when they attempted to change the Michigan state constitution to allow vouchers and tax-credit scholarships, Betsy DeVos founded the Great Lakes Education Project, which is today known as the American Federation for Children, on which she is chairman.

She also chaired for the All Children Matter organization, which her husband worked together with John Walton to create. However, after looking at their many organizations that they were affiliated with, they determined to organize their main efforts to make a smoother-working movement. After a bit of work, they have experienced great success with American Federation for Children as an umbrella organization, affiliated with the Alliance for School Choice.As the 11th Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos plans to work with President Trump to continue the education reform movement. Having had success in empowering parents with new education choices in twenty-five states, as well as the District of Columbia, DeVos is committed to providing higher education choices for students on a career path and education settings control to parents by returning control of education to states and localities. Her aim is to provide both parents and students with safe, quality education. You can also follow her on twitter (@Betsy DeVos)


Paul Mampilly’s Gift To His Readers

Paul Mampilly is an American investor, who after long time serving in the finance industry, decided to start a newsletter that helps his readers make wise investment decisions. The Profits Unlimited newsletter has positively impacted lives of those who read it. Since its launch in 2016, the magazine has witnessed a significant milestone, where it now has over 60,000 subscribers.

Mr. Paul Mampilly has experience spanning more than 20 years on Wall Street. His skills in investment won him Templeton Foundation investment award, here, without shorting stocks, turned $50 million into $88 million during the height of financial crisis.

A former hedge manager, Mampilly uses his newsletter to guide main street Americans to gain through their investment opportunities. He helps them pick the best-performing stocks in the market, by helping his readers to monitor and analyze its trends. The readers will then make decisions whether to buy them or not by themselves.

He is skilled in pinpointing small companies with innovative products and excellent business models. He shares all with his readers

With his advice, many of his readers have gained positive results, with some referring to him as the financial advisor they never had. One of his readers highlighted how, since he started applying Mampilly’s tactics, has since hit $44,190 is pure profits. Besides this, Semiconductor Company, one of the stocks he wrote about in June, has since grown 160%.

Mampilly’s investment portfolio has an upward trend, with most of them having over 15% growth rate. And 11 out of his 13 open positions, are profitable.

Paul Mampilly

Mampilly is a certified financial analyst (CFA) and also manages two other elite investment publications namely, Extreme Fortune and True Momentum at Banyan Hill Publishing. Major publications such as Fox Business News, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV have featured his articles, where he talks about investment, biotech and health and stock markets.

Former Co-Portfolio Manager at Kinetics Asset Management LLC, Mr. Mampilly, started his career as Research Assistant at Deutsche Bank in 1991. Since then, he has worked with the industry giants like ING where he worked in Asset Management department, Royal Bank of Scotland as Money Manager, Sears, and a Swiss Bank.

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A glimpse of top entrepreneur, Arthur Becker

Arthur Becker remains to be one of the most respectable executives and investor in the real estate world. He runs large investment projects ranging from real estate to finance as well as art. Although Arthur Becker has proven to be an astute and determined businessman ready to conduct real estate development, he has not lost his special touch for art. His office in Tribeca features some of his notable arts such as the origami money board and paperweights. Also, he specializes in reproduced sculptures of ancient currencies which have made sales to Wall Street.

Born in 1950 in Brooklyn New York.The 67-year-old real estate mogul graduated from Bennington College with BA Fine Arts (ceramics and photography). Arthur started his early career by refurbishing the 18th-century buildings before resuming to photography and introducing the famous visual artifact in paintings.

Before joining real estate, Arthur served as the CEO of NaviSite, a tech firm that specializes in cloud infrastructure. Notably, his leadership skills propelled Nashville to an asset base of over $230 million when Time Warner Cable acquired it in 2011. Arthur’s skills enabled him to work effectively at Zinio LLC which is the largest digital newsstand in the word. The top executive has also been a senior advisor at Vera Wang Fashion. Vera Wang is his wife’s Fashion Company. Arthur also remains to be one of the managing members at Madison partners a tech and real estate firm. For more details visit Perez Hilton.

Having run some of the most successful companies, this business guru has an eye for successful start-ups. Additionally, Arthur Becker has broken the heights in real estate through his multimillion dollar investment and prominent partnerships. Some of his successful business ventures include; the 111 West 57th Street development- tallest residential building in NY City, Sullivan and 465 Washington Street luxury condo. Becker was married to Wang a celebrated fashion designer until 2010 and together they have two daughters.


Active American Groups Defending Civil Liberties

Even in the new millennium the last vestiges of hatred and discrimination have not been forgotten. Those belonging to certain racial groups as well as refugees and migrants have been the brunt of persecution, the likes of which would have made the Gestapo proud.

But perhaps the most saddening notion is that this aggression and hostility toward our fellow men, women and children is not restricted to the fringes of our society but perpetrated by the man in the White House.

Despite this latest tide of discrimination and hatred, the vast majority of Americans believe that banding together and lifting the downtrodden is the only way to put an end to brutality and create a better world. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter and Michael Larcey | Facebook

If you feel the same, you are in the company of folks like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and many more. The following article will introduce you to many forward-thinking individuals who have formed organizations and groups that fight for civil liberties and human rights.

The Border Angels

All across the US-Mexican border, the rights of humans are in danger now more than ever. Trump’s aggression against those he feels are responsible for financial and social disruption is not only misplaced. This is where the border angels work to protect the rights of migrants and those in need. Regular educational programs and seminars are only part of the services they provide in this region.

National Immigration Law Center

In an effort to extend a hand to those immigrants and especially those who have found themselves in strained financial states, this law center offers solutions to their plight. In addition to educational and orientation programs, the national Immigration Law Center works to provide advocacy and policy analysis for each situation. More information can be found at the National Immigration Law Center Web Site.

The Lacey and Larkin Border Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey established the Border Fund to provide financial resources to those advocacy groups working in and around the Arizona area. The two men also founded the Village voice and Phoenix New Times periodical. When they received a generous sum of money as a settlement for a clear case of abuse of authority, they immediately donated the resources to those who work to prevent this type of abuse.

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

Immigrants and refugees come from across the globe to seek a better life in sunny California. CHIRLA works with the many different ethnicities, races and political refugees that arrive in the Los Angeles area. As an advocacy group, CHIRLA not only defends the rights of these people, but also works to provide education programs that improve their lives as well.

Final Notes — these are only a few of the many organizations in operation today to fight for human rights and defend the downtrodden. If you believe that lifting your fellow man, woman and child is the path to a better tomorrow, don’t sit this one out. Your skills, time or resources are in great need, find a way to put some action to those beliefs.

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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Still Targeting Joe Arpaio

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are certainly acquainted to controversy. One of their most nationally publicized instances of controversy was when they were illegally arrested by Joe Arpaio. The story made national headlines, featured in publications such as the New York Times and USA Today.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are journalists themselves. During their time in college, Lacey and Larkin worked together in order to provide students with a liberal alternative to the school’s conservative paper. After the school began to express their distaste for student protesters, Lacey and Larkin caught the attention of students with their truly free publication.

Lacey and Larkin had a similar motive at the Phoenix New Times, a paper which they eventually purchased together. At the New Times, Lacey and Larkin had one primary target: Joe Arpaio.

Joe Arpaio had been running the county police department like a dictator, even opening a self-proclaimed concentration camp to house inmates. The New Times had been writing about all of Joe Arpaio’s activities, at least until Lacey and Larkin were arrested.

A judge declared the arrest illegal, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin sued, and they were awarded nearly 4 million dollars.

With this money, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey created The Frontera Fund, a charitable organization that was created to help Latinos. Latinos are the primary recipient of Lacey and Larkin’s altruism because they feel like they share something in common: they were all the victims of Joe Arpaio. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also donate to more well-known charities such as the ACLU.

Even though Joe Arpaio is no longer Sheriff of Maricopa County, Lacey and Larkin still consider him a threat. In the pages of Front Page Confidential, Lacey and Larkin’s newest paper, they still cover Joe Arpaio extensively.