Your Soul Food for Friday April 8th: Diversity Makes Us Smarter, Youth to be Proud of, Maximizing Media/PR & Minimizing Getting Taken on April Fools

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

3 kinds

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter:

Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.

Tween Reporter Stands Up To Critics:

A Pint Size 9 Year-Old Reporter Who Beat Everyone to the Story…

She is Priceless! Listen to her at:

An April Fools Public Service Announcement: 

Do not believe everything you read online, especially not on April Fool’s Day.

News sites and even some brands have taken to April 1st for years as a day to have some fun with the unsuspecting, and that trend doesn’t show any sign of slowing down.

Here’s a compilation of some of 2016’s attempted hoaxes that you can scroll through and pick ones that look interesting:

If You Are Local: Coming Soon

 Hands of Peace “Under the Middle Eastern Sky” Creating Teen Peacemakers on May 1st:

Hands of Peace is an organization that empowers young people from around the world to learn leadership skills so they can be peacemakers and leaders in their home communities.

To see teens from the Middle East and America go through such a transformation- from confused, frustrated, tormented young people- to seeing the humanity in others and realizing their own power as leaders has given many great hope for the future.

Please help share information about this cultural festival that includes music by the Luminaries (conscious hip-hop!) and Todo Mundo, gourmet food, local wine and beer, a hookah lounge and silent auction .

Tickets are available at and the pre-sale price goes up on April 15 so sign up right away!


Keys to Amplifying Awareness & Engagement through Media & PR with the SDNA on Thursday April 21st 9-10:30am @ 2-1-1





Thanks this week go to Linda K, Drew S, Parker H, Robin M, Kim L, the SDNA, and all members of the social sector making our world better!

Please pay it forward…



“You don’t have to be great at something to start, but you have to start to be great at something.”



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