Live The Resurrection! Tribute Concert

Live The Resurrection! Tribute Concert

“Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
~ Luke 24: 26-27
When we connect the dots of Scripture and Jesus suffering, we see a God who loves us more than we can imagine.

Steve Jobs

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
~ Steve Jobs

Prince 1999

The sky was all purple
There were people runnin’ everywhere
Tryin’ to run from their destruction
You know I didn’t even care
They say two thousand zero, zero
Party over
Oops, out of time
So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999
In 1999 worldwide music revenue was $27 billion, in 2014 it had dropped to $15 billion. Most blame Napster for this decline, but if you dig deeper you will find that Wall Street and government policy are the actual cause of the steep decline in music revenue. The death of Prince is a metaphor for the death of music and especially Black music.

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Bringing the Digital Stewards program to New Rochelle

Please contact me (terrance[dot]jackson17[at sign]gmail[dot]com) if you are interested in helping to bring the Digital Stewards program to New Rochelle.
We are The Digital Stewards!
Digital Stewards
“The Digital Stewards are young adults who unlock the world of technology through self-discovery, problem solving, and creative critical thinking. We bridge the digital divide using a diverse set of technology and media skills, empowering young people’s dreams and creating new levels of success.”
We are a group of young adults who install, maintain, and promote the Red Hook Initiative Wifi network. Our main aim is to do outreach within the community, create partnerships with businesses and non-profit organizations relating to the network, identify possible installation sites to place routers and antennas on. We are hoping to create a safe, digital environment that’s beneficial to the community while maintaining digital infrastructure and justice. We are also available for hire for home network problems and computer fixes.
On October 6, 2016, an unprecedented $750 million plan to launch an ultra-fast internet service in Westchester County’s four largest cities (Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers) was unveiled as one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects since opening the Tappan Zee Bridge and Metro-North railroad.
Gigabit Westchester

Yonkers mayor Mike Spano speaks about the joint initiative to pursue gigabit broadband with New Rochelle mayor Noam Bramson, left, Bill Mooney, CEO of the Westchester County Association, White Plains mayor Tom Roach and Mount Vernon mayor Richard Thomas, Oct. 6, 2016 in White Plains. (Photo: Tania Savayan/The Journal News)

“What we’re learning is that digital infrastructure can be every bit as important (as roads and bridges),” New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said. “As we come to rely on high-speed access to information – whether we are business, whether we are medical providers or whether we are residents – that kind of high-speed access is not going to be a luxury, it is going to be a requirement.”
Underrepresented groups need to participate in this plan.

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UWS Magazine

The new model of advertising and branding demands that companies improve public life and satisfy the needs of our higher sacred selves.

UWS Magazine

Click the image above for a rough draft of UWS Magazine.
Google has more revenue than all U.S. print newspapers and magazines combined.

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Ad Spending

Yet direct mail is still the biggest single direct marketing channel, worth around $45 billion a year in the US alone. But it’s increasingly clear that printed marketing communications work best when used in conjunction with digital channels such as email, personalized web pages (PURLs), database marketing, and mobile elements.
UWS Magazine is a free community magazine that will combine print with digital and video. UWS Magazine will initially be mailed to residential addresses in the 10025 zip code (Upper West Side [UWS] neighborhood in New York, NY). We will follow-up by mailing UWS Magazine to residential addresses in the 10024 zip code.
According to Forbes, 10025 is listed as #289 and 10024 is listed as #34 on “America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes.” In addition to the high income in these communities, there is also political influence. Zip codes 10025 and 10024 contribute about 37 times and 176 times as much, respectively, to political campaigns as the average zip codes.

Political contributions from 10025 and 10024

Our community magazines will create real innovation and real value for local families and businesses by understanding people as human beings, not consumers. The basic idea is to build a close personal relationship based on quality, service, friendship, loyalty, and communications. And, not based on discounts and deceptions.

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OpenCape: A Community-Owned Fiber Network

OpenCape

In 2006, Southeastern Massachusetts had communications problems. Inadequate bandwidth, limited broadband coverage, and poor cell phone service threatened to hold them back as the rest of the nation moved ahead. But that year an extraordinary public meeting of over a hundred local business, government, and community leaders tackled those problems head-on. Their conclusions:

  • Future economic development would require a completely new telecommunications infrastructure advanced enough to attract new businesses.
  • Our businesses and research institutions were finding it increasingly hard to compete globally due to the high cost and poor availability of broadband.
  • Each year we were losing thousands of talented workers who sought better jobs elsewhere, where broadband opened new doors.
  • Local government telecom and data system inefficiency often meant higher taxes and limited investments elsewhere.
  • Our schools and colleges were falling behind urban schools in attracting the best educators and developing the most relevant academic programs.
  • Our public safety officials were concerned that the lack of reliable communications networks could put our safety at risk.

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The Trusted Brand in Digital Marketing

Seven Magazine

Jack Dorsey is the chief executive of Square and Twitter.

A critical aspect of improving the U.S. economy is actually improving the small business economy and making it easier to start a business and to grow small businesses.
~ Jack Dorsey

There are 7 Colors in the rainbow and 7 Notes on the musical scale. There are 7 Objects in the solar system that are visible to the naked eye. There are 7 Levels in the periodic table of elements.
The first book of the Old Testament Genesis has 7  letters. The first book of the New Testament Matthew also has 7 letters.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Matthew 7:7
According to the SBA “only about half of all small businesses have websites.”
Seven Magazine – Local Business Edition is a free community magazine that will be given out to local business owners. We will combine print, video, and digital while understanding the human element. We will also be addressing the fact that the standard research techniques of corporate America are cheating us of many great experiences.
We are looking to be the trusted brand in digital marketing:
  • Web Hosting
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Database Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Mobile Apps
  • Video Production
  • Search Engine Marketing and Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing and Advertising
Instead of devaluing customers by offering deep discounts, small businesses can use digital marketing techniques such as database marketing. The basic idea in database marketing is to build a close personal relationship with each customer that is based on quality, service, friendship, loyalty, and communications. And, not based on discounts.
You would not give a neighbor $5 for helping you move furniture. It would be an insult. Instead, you offer a cup of coffee or a beer, and 15 minutes of chat around the kitchen table. That is the kind of relationship that database marketing creates. Discounts send the wrong message: we are cheap guys whose basic product is overpriced. We want to buy your loyalty. We don’t care about you. We care about your money.

Database marketing campaigns identify Gold customers and develop programs designed to retain them. Resources that small businesses can not afford to spend on all of their customers. Profits come from working to retain the best, and encouraging others to move up to higher status levels.

Seven magazine will help small local businesses identify Gold customers and develop digital marketing campaigns to retain them and encourage others to become Gold customers.

Seven Mad Men
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Jessica Alba: Becoming A Billionaire

Jessica Alba Sin City 2

Jessica Alba who last year starred as stripper Nancy Callahan in Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For is also a co-founder of The Honest Company. And according to their website:
We created this company because we care passionately about helping families and giving all children their best and healthiest start in life. There are 2.2 billion children in the world, and 75 million in the United States, and through our Social Goodness work, we believe it is our job to make a difference in the lives of all families. That is why your product purchases helps us fuel a movement of philanthropic change and impact that will result in greater health and safety for all children.
Cash Warren, Jessica Alba, Honor, and Warren

Cash Warren, Jessica Alba, and daughters Honor and Haven Warren

Can a woman who portrays a stripper in the movies run a successful family-friendly business?
Why not?

Climate Change is a Threat to National Security

The Center for Naval Analyses is a non-profit military research organization funded by the US government which aims to provide research and analysis for policy decisions. It is the federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

It’s Military Advisory Board (see below) did a report in 2014 called “National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change.” It was signed by Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Former Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaThe report begins:

The nature and pace of observed climate changes—and an emerging scientific consensus on their projected consequences—pose severe risks for our national security. During our decades of experience in the U.S. military, we have addressed many national security challenges, from containment and deterrence of the Soviet nuclear threat during the Cold War to political extremism and transnational terrorism in recent years. The national security risks of projected climate change are as serious as any challenges we have faced.

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