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(America): When Slots For Illegals Are Eliminated, America Will Have More Slots For the World's Best, Brightest, and Exceptionally Talented To Immigrate and Renew America.

How should America treat it's illegal immigrants? The Biden pick for Health and Human Services nominee wants illegals to be given Medicaid.

And this is what we think is wrong with American immigration, and one that should be overhauled. Australia for instance, processes Illegals, assylum seekers and refugees in the far off island of Papua New Guinea.

In America meanwhile, illegals are being processed at the border patrol, and it gets even worse, in the Biden administration, assylum seekers will be allowed to travel to the United States as they await the results of their assylum application.

This Biden administration move in championing for illegals, assylum seekers, and refugees has made immigrant caravans all the way from Africa, Honduras, and Haiti begin to travel by foot to the United States border.

When there are so many illegals in America, the burden will be on the American taxpayer to provide them with food stamps and unemployment benefits. Besides, illegal immigrants decrease the slots for the legal immigrants that the United States truly needs. It's why we think that immigration should be overhauled, to increase slots for the best and brightest, and those with exceptional talents that will prepare America for the next phase of growth in the industrial internet of things (IIoT), smart hardware, Fintech, carbon materials, and such fancied fields, which America is struggling to hold on to the global lead.

China and India alone produce two Thirds of the world's PhDs, China has two million engineers. That's what's at stake for America. When the illegals are eliminated, the slots for H1-B Visas, how the most talented foreign workers will be increased ten fold, of course with safeguards so that large businesses cannot use the H1-B Visa as an excuse for paying poor American workers low salaries.

To be black and be a capitalist, and a Republican, is not an anomaly. An incompatibility sort of.

We wish golfing legend Tiger Woods quick recovery in the Los Angeles accident. But here is our proposition regarding the incident.

The next chapter in the American Civil rights movement is the availing of business capital and entrepreneurship to blacks and Latinos. African Americans don't have have to make wealth in their " traditional strong fields" like sports and entertainment".

They can make wealth solving the toughest challenges that plague America and the world. They can wildly be successful creative genius entrepreneurs. The job of diversity and inclusion is supposed to make blacks be included in the former white spaces in powerful jobs, but blacks shouldn't be a tick in the box. An affirmative action hire or elite college admittee. A racial justice issue.

Moreover, the smartest blacks now don't attend historically black Colleges like Howard or Morehouse but now attend the Ivy League and Uber Private colleges like Harvard, Duke, and Yale, then go on to work in Wall Street, representing a brain drain on the African American community when a struggling black business would have needed their talents.

And since small businesses are the primary employers, it means all this black talent that is being lost to Wall Street and Silicon Valley as a diversity and inclusion issue, an affirmative action hire is going to waste in that the kith and kin these bright black youngsters left behind have no businesses to hire them.

And I know Booker T Washington, a Republican by ideology, the first African American to visit the White House, was shamed for acting white when he said that rather than confronting white supremacists directly, blacks should aim for great careers and entrepreneurship. But nothing could be further from the truth.

And another African American leader, Marcus Garvey, said blacks fail because they don't have a capitalistic system that support them. He was wealth shamed for having a publishing company, media house, real estate and a ship which he hoped would transport all black people back to Africa.

But essentially, to be black and to be capitalist shouldn't be an opposite dichotomy. Likewise, to be black and be Republican should also likewise not be an incompatibility. Because where has the freebies of the Democrats taken blacks? They are at the exact same place where the slave emancipation proclamation left them. Someone said the biggest threat of a black is a white liberal, because they act so sweet without really meaning it, and it couldn't be further from the truth.

Social Byte: Is Colorism deep among people of colour?

The simple definition of colorism is that it's where members with a lighter skin among people of color are treated better than their darker skin colleagues of the same race.

Although it's most prevalent in the black race, it's not confined to it alone. An advert in a French billboard paints a successful French parent as one where a successful black male is married to a biracial or light skinned black.

In India, you wouldn't know that half their population is darker skinned from watching Indian Bollywood movies as all the acting gigs go to the light skinned Indians and not the untouchable dark skinned dalites. 

This has of course spawned a lucrative bleaching creams as blacks, especially females want to be light skinned and upgrade their social status. 

Does Writing Really Pay That Much. Can it Be a Full Time Career, Especially in Africa.

The joke is that one of the ways for you to die a poor man or woman for that matter is to take up writing as a full time career. As a weekly columnist for the Star Newspaper in Kenya, the third in the market daily, I got paid $30 per weekly column of 350 words. Granted, one could say that pay is too much for just 350 words. But it is the quality that matters, not the word count. And I knew I had worked on my craft well, and so I felt shortchanged.

Again, I wrote a 12 page educational advertorial pull out for the same Star Newspaper Kenya, I got paid $100, even as they made $50,000 from the same pull out in advertisements.

Coincidentally, one of their former radio girls come come Group Marketing Manager responsible for those advertisements in my pull out is also dabbles up as a motivational speaker and goes around telling young impressionable girls that you have the same 24 hours as me, or as Bill Gates. So, why doesn't she start with paying people their fair dues first?

I had done much research and knew that as a weekly Columnist for the Telegraph, Boris Johnson, the current Prime Minister of Britain, was getting $250,000 a year pay, that is $5,000 a week, just for scribbling a few quality words a week.

I also knew of a weekly technology columnist in The Wall Street Journal that got paid a million dollars a year for a weekly column, that is $20,000. I'm interested in that especially because I did Mechanical Engineering for my Bachelors Degree.

So, why doesn't writing pay in Africa. The reason is simply we haven't professionalised the creative scene, that is writers, singers, actors, et al. It is still a buyers market. They set the price. We follow along. And that needs to change if our kind is going to take up writing as a full time career rather than a side hustle.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Which are the best Kenyan careers to pursue?

Many young Kenyans routinely ask how which careers they should pursue in order to get the most satisfying life and a lucrative job.
Previously, all one needed to have is possess a University degree and they would be guaranteed of a job. However, this is not the case anymore.

Even with a degree these days, it is becoming harder for fresh graduates and experienced professionals alike to secure jobs. To be sure, there is no right or wrong career to pursue. One only needs to consider their talents and whether they will excel in that profession. It is also important that one does well in their chosen profession and excels in it, then; they can use that as a stepping stone to secure a more lucrative job. These days, many companies are hiring graduates from a variety of courses, as graduate management trainees, and then post them to the relevant jobs.

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Monday, 12 September 2011

Too many graduates working in professions they did not train for- Is it bad?

These days, it appears that the profession you train for is not what you will automatically work in.
These days, there are biologists working in banks, engineers working as marketers, teachers working as human resource professionals etc. So, is it really bad if one gets a job outside their profession?

In a country where one is lucky to get a job, the advice that most job seekers are given is that they should take whichever job comes along. With the spiraling unemployment in the country, where else does one think that they can get a job? Bills such as rent, food, transport are to be taken care of. As soon as one wears that graduation gown and the graduation party is over, reality sinks in and one discovers that they have to stand on their own two feet. The parents will in most cases be reluctant to give you any money, having already spent a huge fortune on your education.

Whilst the there is no harm in taking the first job outside your profession, care should be taken so as not to lose sight of what you really wanted to achieve professionally. It’s also very hard to grow professionally if one doesn’t have the requisite papers in that discipline. It is also understandable that some people want to do what they love, what they have a passion for. Many people do courses that do not fully utilize their real talents and skills. It is for this reason that some companies have began the graduate management recruitment, where graduates are rotated through the various aspects of the business. They will then be posted to areas where there real skills and talents are.

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Friday, 9 September 2011

What should motivate someone to choose a career?

So, what should ideally motivate one to choose one career over the other?
Since one will spend most of his/her adult life working, choosing the right career is one of life’s most important decisions. True, the society

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Why the rush for post graduate degrees?

The number of students seeking postgraduate degrees has been increasing by the day.
The most popular postgraduate degree seems to be the masters in Business Administration (MBA). Besides the academic certificates, many young Kenyans are also

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

What’s the difference between BSC in engineering, BTech in engineering, BEng in Engineering?

Some readers have asked about the difference between BSC in engineering, BTech in engineering, BEng in Engineering.
To be sure, the differences are not that much, especially when one looks at the Kenyan job market and is keen in working in the country. The differences are wide however in universities abroad.

A BSC in engineering, in the strict sense, prepares one for a career in research, and the level of theory is much more in depth. One will learn both the theoretical aspects as well as the practical aspects needed for the job. However, the primary aim of the course is to make one ingrained in the basic principles of a discipline. To a large extent therefore, a specialization in BSC Eng is more design and research oriented.

On the other hand a BTech or a BEng in engineering prepares one for a career in the field, in the professional aspects. The curriculum is much more devoted to the application of the theories to practical problems in the field. Equally, craft and other skills may also be incorporated, skills that are essential in the day to day performance of the job.

As I stated earlier, these differences are mainly in universities abroad. The job sector in countries abroad allows for such broad distinctions. However, when one considers the Kenyan job market, the market is basically the same, and the graduates of these fields end up working in the same places. For example, there is not much difference in the career prospects of a BTech or BEng mechanical engineering graduate from that of a BSC Mechanical engineering graduate.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Beware:- Is your University course registered by professional bodies.

I received this email from a student of  Kisii University:

“Hello sir,i am a first year student who has been called to
join kisii campus to study law,but we have been told not to join campus till further notice because Lsk (Law society of Kenya) does not approve of that course being done,i wonder when the further notice will be but seriously this is very unfair,i suggest that if the campus is unable to reach any agreement with the Lsk we be transferred to other campuses and if that is not possible then jab should allow us

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural engineering- The course and where one can work.

Agricultural engineering, as the name suggests, is a course that mainly deals with the agricultural domain.
You will learn to design tools and equipment used in the agriculture sector, maintain machine, equipment and other tools used in the production of products and goods in a factory or a manufacturing set up. In a way, one will

Diploma in Computer Science/IT/Computer engineering

As the demand in computer and information technology has increased, so too is the demand for professionals in these disciplines.
A diploma program in Computer science/IT/computer engineering should ideally take between one and two years. A diploma program in computer science /IT/Computer engineering can be

Diploma in Business administration.

Business administration is one of the most popular courses in Kenya.
One will learn the important aspects of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, sales, human resources, insurance and cooperatives. There are so many colleges offering the diploma in Business Administration and the challenge is in identifying the

Diploma in Journalism/Media studies

Journalism is one of the most coveted careers in Kenya.
The sheer opportunity to hob nob with high and mighty, celebrities, musicians, revered public figures makes many people dream of becoming journalists. There are also those who have an innate passion to inform the population of what is happening in the country/world.

Diploma in Clinical medicine

Clinical medicine is a course that ordinarily takes between three and four years.
One will be trained in all the facets of medicine, and the graduates of the program (clinical officers) are meant to assist doctors to better treat patients. Clinical officers act as a useful bridge between doctors and nurses. A majority of clinical

Diploma in Cosmetology/Cosmetics/beauty.

These days, the desire to look fresh, youthful and have a good public image has gripped Kenya and the world in general.
Many people nowadays invest lots of money in order to maintain a perfect image. Cosmetologists/beauty professionals are at the heart of this. The demand for such professionals is manifested

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Bachelor of Pharmacy- The course and where one can work.

Bachelor of Pharmacy is a course that is widely popular among high school students.
It is one of the most competitive courses, and the cut-off points for the course are among the highest. The weighted cluster points for the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree course has been hovering around 47. The individual cluster subjects for the course are Math or Physics, Biology, Chemistry and English or Kiswahili. To be assured of getting the course, one will need straight As in the above subjects as well as an overall grade of an A Plain or a very

Friday, 2 September 2011

Bachelor Of Medicine and Surgery (MBCHB)- The course and where one can work.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBCHB) degree is a six year course offered in a number of public Universities in Kenya.
Currently, the course is offered at University of Nairobi (UON), Moi University and Kenyatta University. Since the course is arguably one of the most competitive courses in the country, one needs near perfect scores in order to be admitted through the regular government program. One needs to score an overall grade A and get grade A in Math or Physics, A in Biology, A in Chemistry and A in English

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural economics and Resource management- The course and where one can work.

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural economics and resource management is a course that is offered by a number of public Universities.
Some of the Universities that offer the course include Moi University and Egerton University. In a nutshell, one will study about economics and management, with a special application to agricultural disciplines. About 90% of the curriculum is similar to an economics and