How to Guilt People Into Wearing a Mask

Despite where you sit on the fence on this issue, no one can argue the truth of this post.  Well, I mean, you could argue it but it’s still the truth.  If you have a sense of humor check out this post.

How to Guilt People into Wearing a Mask

Governments cannot force people to wear a mask


The Synergy Show

COLLEGE LOGO CESTA Central State University Extension’s Community and Economic Development Program Launches “The Synergy Show” on WCSU FM 88.9

WILBERFORCE, OHIO – Interested in learning how to start a business?  Want to find out ways to help your community? Join Central State University Extension (CSUE) every third Wednesday at 4 PM beginning June 11, on WCSU FM, Jazzy 88.9.

CSUE is excited to launch “The Synergy Show” designed to further their mission of Engaging Communities and Transforming Lives. The Synergy Show is produced by CSUE’s Community & Economic Development Program, which is taking an innovative approach to program delivery to ensure premier community-based outreach and educational programs are meeting the needs of families in rural, urban, and Appalachian communities.

The Synergy Show is a public affairs program whose purpose is to educate the community on important issues that impact economics, business, education, and development.  The program, which is being produced through a partnership with public radio station WCSU FM, will feature interviews with impactors from around the state, as well as local community influencers, and knowledgeable business professionals.

In addition to being broadcast on WCSU FM every third Wednesday at 4 PM., episodes can be also be heard on the Extension web page, via podcast, You Tube, and the Central State University Extension Facebook page.

According to Anthony Barwick, the Community and Economic Development Program Leader for Extension, and producer of The Synergy Show, the program seeks to expand the ability of the CSU Extension Office to empower communities to achieve their goals through education and technical assistance with a particular focus on economics in urban and rural communities.

“The primary aim of this program mirrors the Extension office’s mission to address community development and revitalization, local economic development, and small business development,” said Barwick. “Through Synergy, we will empower individuals, groups, and communities to influence and change their circumstances for the better.”

Lena Arnold, Communication Coordinator for Land-Grant programs and initiatives will host the program and Ambrose Moses III, Cuyahoga County Extension Agent, serves as the co-producer and content development coordinator.

The June 17 show features Dr. Alton Johnson, who is the Dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture and the Director of Central State University Land-Grant programs; and Dr. Siddhartha Dasgupta, Associate Administrator of Extension.

“The program is designed to be business casual and informative,” stated Barwick. “We wanted to start with these two guests because we felt that it was important to inform the community on what it means for Central State to be a land-grant university and how this impacts the community, the state, and even the world.”

Future topics include:

  • Starting a Business
  • Business Structure
  • Record Expungement & Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)
  • Building Community Partnerships

Contact Anthony Barwick at to learn more about the Synergy show, to be a guest, or to suggest topics.

About Central State University: Central State University, located in Wilberforce, Ohio, is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University with a 132-year tradition of preparing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences for leadership, research and service. The University, which has been named HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest, fosters academic excellence within a nurturing environment and provides a strong liberal arts foundation and STEM-Ag curriculum leading to professional careers and advanced studies globally.

EEO Statement: Central State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution, is committed to the full inclusion of all people, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, marital or family status, military status, national origin, political beliefs, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. If reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 937-376-6540. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution.

Central State University Land-Grant programs are sponsored in part by funding from the USDA-NIFA.

A Missing Outcry by beautybeyondbones

A Missing Outcry

I heard a gut wrenching statistic the other day.

One that, I had to bring up on the blog, even though the thought of broaching this topic amid the current climate of Black Lives Matter, and race relations, scares me half to death.

But I have never let fear stop me from posting before. Particularly because the more nervous I am to push “publish,” the more important the topic actually is.

So anyway, enough beating around the bush:

It is more likely for a black baby to be aborted than it is to be born in New York City.


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I totally urge you to click the link. An extremely powerful and thought provoking post



Dear Black Parents Poem Read by Texas Police Officer During Peaceful Protest

As a writer, you always wonder if what you write is having an impact on the world. Samantha aka kewlestchickever on Instagram ran across my poem and made a t-shirt out of it. She wore the shirt to a peaceful protest and this is what happened while she was there. IT WAS AWESOME!. I don’t know who this officer is, but I just wanna say YOU ARE AMAZING and you give me hope that this country will find a way to work together. God bless you and God bless my new instagram friend. To learn more of the backstory follow me on Instagram @lenafieldsarnold or visit 0:03 / 0:45 Dear Black Parents Poem Read by Texas Police Officer During Peaceful Protest


February 1-28-Black History Month-I will be providing book recommendations as well as posting poem from “Strong Black Coffee: Poetry and Prose to Encourage, Enlighten, and Entertain Americans of African Descent.”  Apparently February 16 is also “Do  A Grouch A Favor Day,”  So maybe I’ll encourage you to buy flowers for the local grump.
March is Colorectal  Cancer  Awareness Month-I will blog about my three year experience dealing with my mom’s journey and encouraging those at risk to make time for regular screenings.

April 23–29 is National Infertility Awareness Week and is intended to increase awareness of infertility, which affects the reproductive systems of both women and men.  During the month of April I will be posting chapters from my book online “For This Child We Prayed: Living with the Secret Shame of Infertility.: FOR FREE!
MAY of course we honor mother’s, veterans, and teachers through insightful posts and poetry.
June I will pay homage to all the wonderful fathers out there doing the right thing! June also allows the opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth.
July– I might give a history lesson on the 4th of July from a different perspective.
AUGUST-I have no idea what happens in August. Maybe I’ll take a vacation! Or maybe I’ll talk about how much I hated the latest Star Wars Trilogy.
September-November-I’ll Figure it out.
December- I’ll Repost Christmas with Chitlin’s and Why I Don’t Teach my Kids to Believe in Santa Claus, which is always good for a little lively discourse.
So I hope you will join me on my 2020 blogging journey and hope you will enjoy the ride!
God Bless and Happy New Year!