MQTT mission is to teach the value of accountability and responsibility associated with Social Media and Tech. Embracing and accepting the diversity of global learning. Helping to amplify the value and importance of diversity and inclusivity.
Sharing my digital journeys over the past several years
as a professional educator, business owner, community
servant and member of the Body of Christ.
I have always had a passion for teaching physical education
which I have a Bachelors degree from South Carolina State
University and a passion for teaching STREAM with Aida Correa.
I have a Masters degree in Educational Technology from
Webster University that empowers me to teach not just in
pubic education also in higher education and as a business
consultant and trainer for the community.
Each educational experience and accomplishment allows for
growth in my abilities to teach, create transformative content
for the participation of youth, teens and young adults. To help
empower generations to grab education and embrace
education to fulfill their dreams and aspirations.
Aida and I providing free community educational classes, courses and opportunities to empower and inspire youth in the community. To teach
them digital and tech skills that will prepare them after their educational requirements. Being able to blend the two academic curriculum has been a blessing and at times a challenge.
Over 33 years of professional educational service in different communities and in different countries helps to expand knowledge that prepares youth, teens and young adults in school and in the community. Sharing several Podcasts that are phenomenal resources as Podcasts that are national and international.
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We are once again united against a common enemy. This
enemy is not just local crime, this enemy is not just
neighborhood trash issue, this enemy is not a city problems
with taxes and this enemy is not a national enemy of the
lack of jobs or other social challenges.
This enemy is not drug abuse, this enemy is not human
trafficking and this enemy is not equality of education
and social justice. This enemy is not white, Black, Asian,
Hispanic, African, Australian, or any other nationality.
This enemy does not need nuclear weapons to kill millions
it is that devious and dangerous.
This enemy is global in portions, we cannot call on the
military because their bullets, bombs, missiles, planes, tanks,
ships and guns have no power against it. We cannot call on
the police to arrest it, we cannot call on Congress nor the House
to pass laws against it. We cannot call a lawyer to argue against
it and we cannot call on judges to sentence it into imprisonment.
We cannot call on the leadership of this nation because they
seem to worried about their own hold on to political power and
how they look to the world. We cannot call on the leadership of
this nation because they seem more worried about billion dollar
corporations and a Wall street that the average hard working
American cannot even walk down.
A Wall street that seems to ignore starving children, a Wall
street that seems to have no heart for homeless children and
families. They seem not to care about single mothers and
single fathers that are struggling to feed their children.
They appear do not care about the elderly that have worked
30 t0 40 years in one job and when they retire Wall street comes
crashing down on them and takes their life savings that they put
away to live their senior lives for an American dreams that is a lie.
The leadership of this nation seems to enjoy having states and
Governor’s fight over limited resources and the leadership of this
nation wants recognition for seeming to do their job, but will fire
people for doing jobs to save lives and protect this nation at the
sacrifice of their own lives as soldiers are trained to do, but for
a worthy and honorable cause.
The leaders do not pray to God first, they do now ask the Lord
for wisdom, they do not seek peace even in peaceful times,
they do not aspire to be global leaders in the areas of tolerance,
hope, humanity and love. If this nation is based on Christian
ideas then what Christ are they following?
This nation is “One Nation Under Corona Virus,” but it seems
that the leadership of this as nation is more concerned with their
safety than the men and women that serve in the nation’s
military, are in this nations classrooms and are this nation’s first
line of defense the men and women of medical professionals.
Psalms 33:8 Matthew 14:22 and 23
Taken from scripture the importance of prayer and obedience,
for the Lord to teach us to pray, teach us to evangelize and teach
us the way. The world in so many ways is lost and needs to be
refocused, but the leadership is one that is teaching us to disrespect
each other, to hate each other.
“This nation does not have a racism problem it has a sin problem.
” S. M. Lockridge.
This nation has awesome wealth that people can buy what they want,
but we have depressing poverty where children are sleeping in allies,
in abandoned homes, in cars and house by house with family and
friends. We have so many opportunities to get an education, but too
many cannot afford to go to school because of student debt that
enslaves them even with a degree.
We have access to technology that will entertain us with the pleasures
of our hearts and minds, but cannot think to solve social, environmental
and cultural challenges. We have so much, but we have so little
when it comes to the humanity of the human race. Corona I hope
is teaching this nation and the world to respect and honor all life.
The have and the have nots, the educated and un-educated. Every
little boy and every little girls deserves to be feed, deserves to be
loved and deserves to be educated.
We have ignored the rumblings of wars and rumors of wars,
we chastise those that talk about Christ returning, we celebrate
movies, television shows that embrace death, killing, raping,
molestation, magic, evil, and having sex with men, women, boys
We watch with great attention when profanity is being used, but
when our children watch wholesome programs that teach peace,
love they neighbor, embracing Christ, celebrating nature, be kind
to your brothers and sisters and help the homeless we want to
change the channels and tell our kids not to watch that and then
wonder why our children are so violent, rebellious and do not
honor their mothers, fathers, grandparents and societies laws.
We enjoy flirting with disaster, we take pleasure in crushing
people that are struggling and we love to put our thumbs on
people that speak with an accent and then blame them for our
own problems. We allow our leaders to imprison children that
speak a different language or worship a different religion, but
forget past World Wars and want to call others that have
done the same as we do barbarians, savages anti-Christ and
All we need to do is look in the mirror of humanity and see
what the reflection is to see that we, each of us that does
not do anything to help anyone is part of the problem not
part of the solution.
We are a global economy and we have not learned
to live with each other. We have not learned our
differences make our humanity stronger, our differences
embrace diversity and a seat at the table is available for
everyone not just one color.
There have been other viruses in other times, but we
should have learned lessons from those. We should have
learned about helping your neighbors no matter where
they are around the world or around the corner.
We should have learned that women, children the
elderly come first to preserve what is valuable, not
throw them on the streets leaving them homeless as
some corporations are doing even before the Corona
Virus. Our utility corporations make billions of dollars,
but cannot give families a 3 or 6 month break to get
back on their feet with their jobs or new employment.
Our government cannot see to treat our veterans
with respect by testing them all, because if an enemy is
to attack now we may not be able to stop them because
too many of our troops are growing sick. Instead of
trusting in creating opportunities for death how about
creating opportunities for peace, cooperation and
We are supposed to be “One Nation Under God,”
but when you look at it with a microscope we seem
to be “One Nation Under Dollars.” Our economy may
be robust, but why are children hungry, why do they
have to struggle with health care and why are they
in schools falling apart?
Christ taught us a valuable lesson when he fed 5,000
he did not ask the color of those hungry, he did not
ask their gender, he did not ask for their educational status,
he did not ask who was in the house or what language
they spoke he just said feed them.
A true leader looks out for everyone, no matter educational
status, economic status, political affiliation and even color
of their skin. We have forgotten that we are all in this together
no matter how high in office we perceive ourselves to be
the Lord does not see any of that. He is not respective of
anyone’s titles and any office or level of what we think is important.
The Lord has told us through signs and wonders to get our
lives together, to love one another and love they brother
and thy sister as you love yourself. What has been seen by
the leadership of this nation, our leaders must not love
themselves because they seem not to care or worry about others.
When leaders call others under them stupid, when they make
others compete for needed resources that can save lives, and
when they see others struggling under their leadership. Instead
of continuing offering help, encouragement and compassion
when they see the ones they are leading struggling they threaten,
demean and make them feel small and un-necessary.
The Lord our God is telling each and every-one of us to open our
hearts and declare the glory of God. To walk the path of Christ
and to apply scriptures. If our leaders are not faithful the people
will perish from not calling on the Lord. If our leaders are not
compassionate with others the people will parish with fire,
disease and pestilence.
There was a time when this nation enjoyed helping the world,
this nation took pride in sending not troops, but relief
workers, engineers, doctors, scientist and educators to make
the world a better place. Now this nation sends drones with
missiles, bombs and lasers to kill and imprisons innocent
children and potentially experiments on them.
This nation took in the lost, the homeless, the poor, the
unwanted and they educated them, lifted them up and
helped them find Christ through love, respect and patience.
The Corona Virus may just be the continuation of the Lord’s
unhappy feelings about where we as humans are going.
There have been earthquakes, continental fires, volcanoes,
blizzards, diseases, drought pestilence and now Corona,
does the Lord have your attention now or do we need to see
locust (oh yeah they were here too), think about it, don’t just
sit in your homes and read the Bible pray first, seek God face
and the Holy Spirit to enlighten you to the ways you should
go. Don’t wait on others, because if you follow the crowd they
may lead you to your death and destruction.
The title of this blog is: One Nation Under Corona we have so much, but have so little
in humanity and compassion. What will it take for us to
change. It took the Hebrews 40 years walking in a circle
to finally get their attention. What will it take America to
wake up that God is calling this nation to do better, to
help all its people and generations to come.
The Diversity and Influence of Latinx Content Creators William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach
The growing Latinx community in Northeast Florida has
begun to come into its own in political, economic,
educational and societal influences. Gaining access to
increased technological platforms, tools and Apps to
share the increased business interests on a global
foundation. Latinx, Latina, Latino, Afro-Latinx are
making dynamic challenges in their local, national
and international communities.
Many men, women, boys and girls that are Latinx
like Aida Correa my finance’ which inspires this blog
are Involved in creating positive and productive
changes that are a needed influence to the cultural
diversity of Northeast Florida.
Jacksonville has open arms to encourage Latinx owners
of business and entrepreneurial passions to come to
Jacksonville and share their skills and talents. To build
Brands of diversity, inclusivity and influence.
Technology embraces diversity with the building of smart
creatives, digital innovators and artists. This blog is a
shout-out to the growing Latinx communities in Jacksonville.
Inspired by Aida Correa born in Brooklyn, New York and her
passions to build bridges of business, educational, cultural
and entrepreneurial collaborations that promote growth
The growing accessibility of content creators is having
phenomenal growth and elevation for Latinx women.
Technology is a great force for leveling the fields of
educational access to cultural resources and for women
of diversity to connect and collaborate with each other.
It is common knowledge that when women are involved
in educational pursuits the village, neighborhood,
community and city benefits.
One of the greatest growths can be seen in the Latinx
community and their application of Social Media and
Tech in building their Brands and Marketing their services.
The fastest growing demographic of content creators and
entrepreneurs in online environments that are building
thought leaders, digital innovators and smart creatives
are Women of Color particularly Latinx.
The growth of women that have cultural backgrounds of
diversity are finding their voices and building collaborations
on social, economic, educational and global connections
that affect all aspect of their lives. Women of Latinx are being
recognized in the roles of Influencers and “Agents of Change.”
Women are changing the paradigm of intellectualism and
thought leadership because of their content. The growing
opportunities for leadership development and even influencing
economic elevation, tech has the power to change the world
of individuals and cultures.
“Content is King” (Bill Gates) and “Engagement is Queen.”
Women are great engagers, their conversations and
interactions are not just information based, but generational
because when you educate women you educate generational
communities that are seen in the Latinx community.
Because of this many that are non-Latinx become fearful
of the changes that will come. Latinx communities are
building digital bridges to collaborate and share ideas,
resources, products and services. To grow their community
and educate their children to be future leaders and innovators.
Latinx communities is seeing the economic and educational
value of having the whole family attend technology conferences
Florida Blogging and Technology Conference https://floridablogcon.com/
WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences that are held locally,
nationally and globally:
WordCamp Central https://central.wordcamp.org/
So strong is the influence to tech conferences that Latinx
women like Aida Correa are sought after to speak about
her journey in tech fields. Having spoken internationally
in Canada, Costa Rica, invited to speak in Central America
about the value of diversity, inclusivity, emerging digital
thought leadership and The Arts in Tech.
The knowledge is passed down and that knowledge to real
life situations is taught, knowledge is not powerful, applied
knowledge is powerful and changing when it is applied.
Diversity of content creation provides a visual that extends
beyond a person to embrace learning and expansion of
intellectualism. The thought processes of today are changing
because we are a thinking society that has merged from
Women are transporters and engagers of information. Latinx
content creators like Aida Correa, LoveBuilt Life, LLC
#LoveBuiltLife https://wordpress.tv/?s=aida+correa on
WordPress TV, are changing the digital landscapes of Social
Media, business ownership, web development, blogging and
speaking at conferences.
Lidia Arroy @lidarroy, a computer engineer and web developer
in Costa Rica, Central America and Ericka Barboza @Pastelitocr
also a web developer are part of a global network of Latinx women
in technology. LAtINiTY @LatinityConf – https://latinity.info/
The Latin America Women in Technology Conference brought to
you by Latinas in computing are literally changing the Latinx world
and its vision with careers in technology even for men and boys.
Aida Correa a speaker at WordCamp has spoken at multiple
conferences, a sponsor of WordCamp in the national
and international levels. She is changing the paradigm of how
Women of Color, Latinx are thought of as business leaders,
owners, developers of intellectual thought and digital influence.
Aida is not alone because there are others growing and sharing
their knowledge. When they are noticed they should be promoted,
elevated and given a seat at the tables of technology businesses.
The engagement of Latinx women is growing and expanding as
girls and young women of color see content creators that look
like them, sound like them and are seen in their communities
engaged and involved. The more girls of color are seeing women
of color working to be successful this builds future women
business owners that starts the process of generational wealth
and financial / educational stability.
Where Latinx families are demanding that their children seek
advanced degrees, certifications and leadership roles in business
and industry. The media is not kind to the Latinx community,
political administrations are not being kind to the Latinx community.
So those in the Latinx communities are creating changes within
Businesses understand the dynamics of the lack of women and
minorities, “tech companies across the nation have over and
over said they must do better, Blacks and Hispanics still remain
underrepresented in tech jobs by nearly 50 percent.” https://www.brookings.edu/research/ This information encourages,
Latinx to be their own bosses and create their own tech businesses
to make changes on their own terms and not having their ideas
stolen or copied by corporate giants.
Latinx women are influencing changes in technology quickly and quietly,
they are changing the perceptions that have been wrongly presented
by film, movies, television and mass media. Latinx content creators
are changing the perceptions America and even the world. To expand
their growth women must continue to evolve and expand their knowledge,
their exposure, their access and their environments to participate and
contribute in the area of technology and even STEM, STEAM, STREAM.
Community activist, blogger, actor, poet, spoken word artist like
Ms. Correa are changing the mind-sets of communities like Jacksonville.
Providing workshops in Art and STREAM that are attended by youth,
teens and young adults. Latinx women are expanding their
influence to show that cultural diversity in communities are valuable
and beneficial to a community and city as a whole.
Each person brings knowledge, experience, skill-sets, resources and
energy to create affective and beneficial change that encourages
communities, cities, states and nations to grow united in strength.
Change is happening, the paradigm of a glass ceiling has been shattered
and destroyed. Latinx women with a passion in Tech, STEM, STREAM
and other areas are growing and making influences that are changing
the perceptions wrongly created by mass media, bias and racism.
To aid in the growth of diversity with women in technology requires
families to support girls in their dreams. To inspire them to look at
careers that match their passions, visions and intellectualism. The
ability to influence minds is not hard when you can find that it
can make positive change. There needs to be a common goal of
growth, achievement, equality, equitability and providing everyone
a seat at the table that truly represents inclusivity and emerging
influence of the Latinx community.
Resources for girls and women to be engaged in technology.
Sharing The National Revival Conference hosted by the Churches of Christ
on YouTube featuring Evang. Willie B. Williams III
North Colony Church of Christ
2nd Chronicles 20:1-4
Video link….. https://youtu.be/3HMNZ_C7kcc?t=393
A Business Perspective on Social Activism and SoLoMoCo
William Jackson, M.Ed
My Quest to Teach – #MyQuestToTeach
During this pandemic business owners should take
advantage of dynamic and engaged opportunities to
understand Branding, creating Niches as a business
owner; the foundation of understanding the value
of digital content in relation to business and
Applying the So-Lo-Mo-Co concepts that are applied
not just in business, but ministry. Connecting
digital tools to social engagement and activism.
So-social Lo-local Mo-mobile Co-community uses of
Social Media platforms and tools to share content
and collaborate in dynamic and engaged projects.
The pandemic forces changes in the use and
application of digital tools. Meeting face to face
in business and ministry will change for years to
Intellectual property will be more valuable than
Business owners should be engaged with their communities
using digital platforms that are not just used to gain
profits, but to apply digital tools to build relationships
and influence the thinking of the community. Engagement is
key, changing the perspectives of the community, to empower
the community to see what changes need to be made and
providing the resources to create necessary social, economic
and educational improvements so everyone can benefit.
The knowledge that is necessary is available at the finger
tips of everyone. Technology has cleared the way to gaining
as much knowledge as necessary to manage the changes in
thinking of running remote businesses. There are no excuses
for the lack of learning to grow a business. Business owners
take their level of engagement and influence digital using
intellectual references that influences thinking locally,
nationally and globally.
In order to have a strong and stable community, businesses
should know the needs of their communities, the challenges
that are present and how they can collaborate with local
schools, ministries and even higher educational institutions.
These connections help build partnerships that allow for
potential internships to cultivate new talent and
new innovators. Businesses that lack connections with higher
education are missing great opportunities for future employees
that have the skills necessary to grow and compete.
Employment opportunities for youth, teens and young
adults are growing in this digital world if they are
willing to put in the work, have a vision for the
future. The challenge for youth, teens and
young adults is to understand that learning is ongoing,
it never stops and building professional learning
networks and taking advantage of professional learning
communities does matter.
Learning how to apply SoLoMoCo so connections are growing,
changes in the community are being made that benefit the
community not just one individual. The pandemic is showing
that community work is needed to assist in strengthening
financial resources, educational opportunities and
changing thinking directions.
Wireless communication infrastructures are important to
build connections that open collaborations and create
connections for social, educational and economic activism.
People need to understand that the power of digital
engagement is more than social engagements it can be used
to open doors for economic growth. Building a Brand and
creating a Niche for business minded youth, teens and
Communities are only as stable and strong as the
generational workforce coming up. The community
only grows with the talents and availability of youth,
teens and young adults. The challenge with many
communities is that children lack exposure and
mentor ships that guide them into innovators,
creators and dreamers of change. When children cease to
dream this is a dangerous sign that there is a lack of
vision for future creativity.
Social digital activism in bringing people together for
economic empowerment and building Entreprenurialism,
Branding and finding that Niche to connect with.
Establishing a digital footprint that is relevant
and realistic in the community where many will benefit
from services and products made available that can be
accessible while online. Economic empowerment can only
change when communities show that they are worthy of
investments and future building. Technology must be
Community technology workshops are important because
they will show that people have a vision for their
communities. Having opportunities to teach, mentor, guide
and empower generations. Looking at communities across the
nation that have wonderful potential for growth and investments.
Take time to meditate on these words and see how
they can apply to personal life. Do not be scared
of these words, but embrace them to build
communities of hope and purpose. Each neighborhood
is part of a community, each community is part of
the body of a city. Community begins to die when
investments stop, when people stop seeing the
value of the people in neighborhoods and communities.
Just as a body that is decaying, its parts shutdown
and eventually the whole body is affected.
The rights to influence the community on a path of
growth, productivity, inclusion in the economic and
political process is needed if a city is to be the
foundation for all. People need to learn to
bring about a mental change of elevation and stability
in growth economically, educationally and even
How many opportunities youth, teens young adults
see men and women in events that do not include sports
and entertainment. The careers of the 21st and 22nd
century are here, youth need exposure and opportunities
and people that will build them to be 21st and 22nd
If children only see ONE side of the story they will
only stay on that ONE side. If children only see others that
look like them as labours, lower educated and lower economic
status many will accept this as normal and not try to improve
their lives. Vision is valuable, vision is memorable and vision
Applying So – Social awareness to change in the community
using digital technologies can reach people and make
those connections. Lo – Local engagement is important
because of the influences of investments, promoting and
gaining the attention of the community and building families.
Mo – Mobile technologies that are growing and adapting
for people to branch out and collaborate across borders.
To continue to build digital infrastructures that encourage
young minds to enter into STEAM careers and grow beyond
their current economic, educational and social situations.
Co – Communities needs to see people growing, educated, employed
and engaged in learning and economic growth and development.