Lacey and Larkin, Uniting People from different Nationalities

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two nationalists that find much displeasure for oppressive regimes. Since the beginning of time, Jim and Michael have had a problem with people who view themselves as superior to others, and who abuse their powers only to see the desolate suffer.

In 2007, Lacey and Larkin proved to the world just how much the thought of an individual like Joe Arpaio makes them go mad.

In the years leading to 2007, Jim and Michael found some rather compelling evidence that linked the Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio to many criminally-related activities.

Due to their journalistic nature, Jim and Michael had no other choice other than to expose the real Joe. Sometime within the year, Arpaio had the two journalists arrested in the middle of the night, taken from their homes, and driven ‘commando style’ to the Sheriff’s operating headquarters.

Thanks to the unity of the Maricopa Community, Joe got forced to release the duo. Later on in the year, Lacey and Larkin did the impossible. They took Maricopa County including the Sheriff’s department to court and sued them for damages. Although it took six long years for the two journalists to get justice, Jim and Michael are incredibly happy that they took the county to the task. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

Presently, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin enjoy a fortune amounting to $3.75 million, money they obtained from their court settlement. Since the duo had always had the heart of helping others, they decided to set up what is presently renowned as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. Since 2013, the organization has been actively fighting for the rights of Hispanic immigrants, particularly those living in the State of Arizona.

One beneficiary of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is none other than the ‘Cultural Coalition-Day of the Dead Phoenix.’ Thanks to the coalition, it has become possible to preserve Mexican and Chicano traditions through art. With Carmen and Zarco Guerrero being at the helm of the Cultural Coalition, the group has been able to help many immigrants achieve their dreams.

By making families in Arizona enjoy life through art, culture, dance, poetry, education, and music, the Cultural Coalition-Day of the Dead Phoenix has brought people of diverse backgrounds together. In so doing, past rifts and divisions in relationships have gotten mended making migrant communities live in harmony. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Through its regular events, the coalition has been able to bring together people from all across Arizona to witness talent at its best. Thanks to the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, the group has been able to organize the October fiesta that brings together close to ten thousand people annually.

With the many events lined up, the October Fiesta proves just how much the Cultural Coalition-Day of the Dead Phoenix is ready to bring communities together. Because of the organization’s close relationship with the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, it has been able to steer through some trying times, emerging victoriously at the very end.

What happened to Jim and Michael ten years ago was very unfortunate. Nevertheless, it has helped shape the destinies of two young men, for the better.

The Incredible Journey of Besty Devos

Besides being a successful American businesswoman, Besty is the eleventh United States Secretary of Education. She is also a successful politician, activist, and a philanthropist.

Besty Devos’ political career

In her political career, Besty Devos is an active member of the Republican Party. Her commitment to supporting school programs is well-known among her political colleagues and to the general public. She has endorsed charter schools, school voucher programs, and school choice. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com

She once served as a committeewoman in her party for the Michigan between 1992 and 1997 and later acted as the chairwoman of the same party for four good years, between 1996 and 2000.

President Donald Trump nominates Besty Devos

In November 2016, President-elect Donald Trump made an announcement that he has selected Besty Devos to serve in his government as the secretary of education. Her nomination got officially approved despite strong opposition back in January 2017. She officially assumed office on 7th February 2017.

Her Philanthropy and Activism

Besty once chaired The Philanthropy Roundtable board of directors. Her Philanthropy work is however much evident in The Prince Foundation where she gets severally listed as the foundation’s vice president and Dick and Besty Devos Family Foundation.

In 2004, she was appointed by the then President George Bush to serve in Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts as a board director. She managed this position until in 2010.

While at service, Besty Devos together with her husband funded a center to teach directors and managers about fundraising and governing institutions.

She is an active advocate for change in the education system in the United States of America. She highly encourages the proliferation of charter schools and private schools as well as supporting the use of schools vouchers which will enable students from all walks of life to attend private schools purely on public subsidy.

Dick and Besty Devos Family Foundation

The foundation which was founded in 1989 sole motivation of giving is based on their faith. They cultivate leaders and bring about transformation solely based on five key area. Namely, justice, arts, education, community and leadership.

In 2015, the foundation was said to have given about twelve million US dollars in charity. Other donations the organization has given include hospitals, research centers, schools and missions to mention but a few. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.

The life and education of Besty Devos

Besty Devos’ full name is Elisabeth Dee DeVos. She was born on 8th January 1958 and is married to Dick Devos. According to Forbes, in 2018, Devos Family was the eighty-eighth richest family in the United States of America with their net worth amounting to approximately six billion US dollars.

Devos attended Holland Christian High School and later earned her Bachelor’s degree from Calvin College, both in Michigan.