Graduates of four-year universities flock to community colleges for job skills


“There’s a lot of disciplines universities aren’t offering,” said Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, an associate professor of education at UCLA and director of its Higher Education Research Institute, who said it’s no surprise that college graduates who want more specialized training or career changes are turning to community colleges. “The universities aren’t keeping up.”

By definition, community colleges are more responsive to the needs of local employers than some universities, said Davis Jenkins, a researcher at the Community College Research Center.

“Certainly the regional universities should be more customer-responsive,” he said.

Source: The Hechinger Report


Pepsi Sparkling Rosé

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PepsiCo is bringing refreshments to BravoCon – including a special limited-edition beverage, Pepsi Sparkling Rosé, a non-alcoholic concoction meant to taste a little like champagne or sparkling wine

The Pepsi move to create a bespoke beverage is indicative of how far some advertisers will go to capture new attention from consumers. Kaplan, the Pepsi executive, says the new Sparkling Rosé is the result of work that involves various divisions of the company, including Pepsi’s research and development team. The drink has caffeine, he says, and “tiny champagne bubbles” that create an interesting drinking experience. Pepsi is issuing just 100 limited-edition bottles of the stuff, and will also offer samples at the event.

Source: Variety

Disney Plus Warns Users Older Movies Have ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions’

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Films like “Dumbo,” “The Aristocats,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “Jungle Book,” some of which were made nearly 80 years ago, offer a disclaimer saying,” “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” Since its initial release in 1941, “Dumbo” has been criticized for including a version of vocal blackface, while “The Aristocats” and “Peter Pan” have been the subject of scrutiny for racist depictions of characters.

Source: Variety

These Unforgettable Images Expose The Horror Of The Tulsa Race Riots

The Tulsa race riots has been inscribed in world history as one of the worst and most violent demonstrations to ever take place.

On June 1, 1921, chaos erupted in the Greenwood district of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, a segregated area at the time which was widely known as the “Black Wall Street.” Anger ensued among the city’s white residents after rumors began to spread of an encounter a young black man, Dick Rowland, had with a white woman, Sarah Page, just two days prior. Details on the exact moments that led up to the riot vary, however, an archived article in The Chicago Tribune recounts one retelling:

On May 30, 1921, a 19-year-old black shoeshine man named Dick Rowland entered the Drexel building downtown to use the segregated restroom. While approaching the elevator, which apparently hadn’t stopped evenly with the floor, Rowland tripped and fell on the operator, a 17-year-old white girl named Sarah Page. The girl screamed, drawing the attention of onlookers who yelled “rape.”

Rowland was subsequently arrested the same day, and an egregious article in the town’s newspaper called for his lynching. This then led to an armed standoff at the courthouse between a white mob, that came to kill Rowland, and an outnumbered group of black residents, who arrived to help protect him but were eventually forced to retreat.

Chaos continued over the next 12 hours or so, according to reports, and flames engulfed many parts of the black-occupied areas of Greenwood. White rioters ransacked the town as they went on a shooting and looting rampage attacking its black residents. The violence later prompted the state’s governor to declare martial law and bring in the National Guard. The riot ceased within 24 hours and left the city in ruins. Initial reports say over 800 people were injured and around 35 people died, although a more recent investigation into the case by the Tulsa Race Riot Commission claims close to 300 people were killed.

Source: HuffPost