University of Minnesota’s Office for Business & Community Economic Development announces reception for new executive director
Contacts: Anitra Cottledge, Office for Equity and Diversity, firstname.lastname@example.org, (612) 625-5445
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (2/13/15) – Darryl Peal has been named the University of Minnesota’s new executive director of the Office for Business and Community Economic Development (BCED), and began his time in the role on December 29, 2014.
Peal, the former president and CEO of the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, brings extensive leadership experience in supplier diversity and higher education administration. The Office for Business & Community Economic Development will host a welcome reception for University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and community partners and stakeholders on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., with a short program to begin at 4:30 p.m. The reception will be held at the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research & Outreach-Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave North, Minneapolis, MN 55411.
Peal succeeds Craig Taylor, who left the University in August 2014 to assume the role of director of the Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) Department for the City of Minneapolis.
THE OFFICE FOR BUSINESS & COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The purpose of the Office for Business & Community Economic Development is to leverage and extend the assets, resources and knowledge of the University to help find innovative solutions to real-world socioeconomic problems in urban communities. BCED facilitates community collaborations between the University and nonprofit, corporate, and public sector partners that focus on enhancing the human condition and building community capacity. Learn more about BCED here.
IBNN Editors note: Here in the Twin Cities we might not have “millionaire” pastors, but we do have pastors that drive Bentley’s, Porsches and other exotic vehicles while their congregation struggles to meet monthly bills.
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Megachurches and wealthy pastors are a popular staple in the Christian community these days. As seen on TV, these preachers have private jet planes, fancy suits, million dollar houses, luxurious cars, and the like. But who are the wealthiest preachers out there? Find out below.
Creflo Augustus Dollar, Jr. is a televangelist pastor who is the founder of the non-denominational church known as World Changers International. Its net worth is $27 million. Dollar also hosts a television show called “Changing Your World.”
Dollar has often been criticized for his lavish lifestyle. His assets include two Rolls-Royces, a private jet and a $2.5 million apartment in Manhattan.
Bishop David Oyedepo
A Nigerian preacher who is considered as one of the richest preachers in the world, David Oyedepo has a reported net worth of $150 million. He is the presiding Bishop and founder of Faith Church World Wide, also known as Winners’ Chapel, having its headquarters in Ogun State in Nigeria.
A report says that Oyedepo owns a mansion in London and the U.S., along with four private jets. He owns a Dominion publishing house which publishes all his books, which are mostly on the subject of prosperity.
More than half (i.e. 168,8333,776) the population of Nigeria— Oyedepo’s home country— live below the poverty line on under $2 a day.
Eddie Long is a senior pastor of New Birth Baptist Missionary Church in Georgia. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, published in 2005, Long received more than $3.07 million of compensation and benefits from his non-profit charity, Bishop Eddie Long Ministries Inc.
The newspaper investigation concluded that Long’s assets included a real estate property of $1.4 million, a $350,000 Bentley car and a salary of more than $1 million, including $494,000 in 2000.
The average annual income of residents of the church’s hometown, Lithonia, Ga., is $25,154.
This Nigerian minister is the founding president of Believers’ Love World Incorporated, headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. Oyakhilome’s assets are worth about $50 million. His church in Lagos has more than 40,000 members, most of whom are successful business executives and politicians.
The main source of income to Oyakhilome is through his business, which comprises of newspapers, magazines, a television station, satellite TV, hotels and real-estate.
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Thomas Dexter Jakes, Sr. is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational mega-church with about 30,000 members. The Texan pastor’s net worth is $18 million.
He has earned his wealth being the chief pastor of The Potter’s House. The Trinity Broadcasting Network and BET both air his services and evangelistic sermons. He has been called America’s Best Preacher by Time magazine and has been featured on its cover. He lives in a $1.7 million mansion in suburban Dallas.
The average median annual income of the community he serves is $56,954.
Temitope Balogun Joshua is the founder of the Synangogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN). He is one of the richest Black preachers of the world with a net worth of $15 million.
SCOAN has over 15,000 members. It has its branches in Ghana, UK, South Africa and Greece. SCOAN runs on a Christian television station called Emmanuel TV.
Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr. serves as the presiding bishop of Church of God in Christ (COGIC), a 6 million member denomination. He earns a salary of $900,000 and lives in a 10,000 square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills. His church boasts 20,000 members per week.
The median annual salary income in South Los Angeles is $27,907.
Matthew Ashimolowo is the senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in London. His net worth is around $10 million. Ashimolowo earned his wealth from various businesses like Matthew Ashimolowo Media, which sells documentaries and Christian literature. Ashimolowo’s home country is Nigeria where 55% of the population lives below the poverty level of under $2 a day.
Netanyahu’s genocide against Palestinians is making Jews in Europe feeling the most massive increase of anti-Semitism since Hitler!…Dr. Jack Shepard
Editor’s note: Before start with the details rapid raise in anti-Semitism Spreading across Europe and in United States caused by Benjamin Netanyahu genocide of Palestinian Civilians and not opening the Gaza borders for over 8 years, we ask that you do a little research in preparation for heavy-hitting editorial exclusive to IBNN.
“Netanyahu’s massacre of over 2,200 Palestinian including 513 children with his massive attack on Gaza called Operation Protective Edge ended 26 August; since his massacred anti-Semitism have spread across the world increasing in some places by over 10 times; Israeli’s please do not re-appoint Netanyahu so don’t vote on March 17, for the Likud and Bayit Yehudi who if they win will appoint Netanyahu Prime Minister again and his policies against Palestinians will continue and anti-Semitism will continue to increase until it destroys Judaism” ~ Dr. Jack Shepard
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Before start with the details of this mass genocide, we ask that you do a little research in preparation for heavy-hitting editorial exclusive to IBNN.
While the attacker’s motive is not yet known, can I be blamed if I look at the recent rise in European anti-Semitism and wonder how far we are…
Is Israel and America safer from terrorism? , The Gaza Health Ministry, UN and some human rights groups reported that 69–75% of the Palestinian casualties were civilians, On 5 August, OCHA stated that 520,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip (approximately 30% of its population) might have been displaced, of whom 485,000 needed emergency food assistance and 273,000 were taking shelter. The UN estimated over 8 Billion dollars in damages.
Early elections for the twentieth Knesset will be held in Israel on 17 March 2015.
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Sometimes the force of ignorance is cumulative. ~Don Allen
By Don Allen, Founder - IBNN NEWS
Roseville, Minn. – I get it. In some cases, social cabals do not want to deal with failure. The cover up becomes cleverly disguised as creating some type of advisory committee to “look at problems.” That’s just what they do…look at problems and turn out some type of report containing recommendations for consideration versus working on actually fixing the challenge. In all reality, they couldn’t bust a grape to fix anything because the same system that sent the advisory committee off to meet for a year is the same system that has become a cancer eating away at some of Minnesota’s most gifted children, both white and black. To add injury to insult, the role of the black educator in K-12 public school systems has been dismissed.
Minnesota’s educational research giant MinnCan published a report titled, “The State of Minnesota Public Education, 2014.” The report is a list with charts and graphs of well-defined deficiencies already known to Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Board of Teaching personnel.
Talking about “committees,” the 2013 Minnesota Legislature established a 20-member Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force to make recommendations to the Board of Teaching, the commissioner of education, and the education committees of the Legislature on requirements for teacher applicants to demonstrate mastery of reading, writing and mathematics skills through nationally normed assessments, a professional skills portfolio, or accredited college coursework, among other methods of demonstrating skills mastery.
The Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force, or travesty – depending on how you look at it was a bogged down and obviously broken. Special meetings that could have made a fix within Minnesota’s education system turned out to be people connected to the Department of Education and MN Board of Teaching showing their commitment to resiliency in conformity; nothing more, nothing less.
Why this information is important as it pertains to my argument about the system of education in Minnesota has been broken for a long time would be the fact that only one-percent of teachers in Minnesota’s K-12 system are black (The State of Minnesota Public Education, 2014-MinnCan).
Minnesota has suffered a loss as it pertains to teachers of color, especially black men in the elementary school systems. A story published in 2012 pointed to a concern that men teaching in Minnesota declined over the past decade despite the growing desire to diversify the ranks. The percentage of male teachers in Minnesota has declined over the past decade, from 27 percent to 25 percent. Nationally, men make up 24 percent of the teaching ranks, according to the most recent federal data. When you tighten the focus and look at black men teaching in the public school systems in the United States, the numbers are even less; in Minnesota it is almost nonexistent unless you count the instructors who double as a sports coaches or hall monitors. The disparity comes at a time when more school districts are actively trying to diversify their teaching ranks by hiring more men, minorities, immigrants and teachers with different educational backgrounds.
What does “diversify the teaching ranks” mean in Minnesota’s public school educational system?
This has created a catastrophic downward spiral for children of color in the public schools. If black school children in the K-12 system do not see a black role model, as in a black teacher, it duplicates the social and economical rhetoric that black men are unemployed, in jail, absentee fathers and do not care about education. This is true for children no matter what race. K-12 educational failures have been named, established, polished and branded as a gap. Unfortunately, the gap has nothing to do with the word “achievement.
The lack of black male teachers is partly responsible for the wide gap in education between black and non-black students. Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson, a nationally certified school psychologist says, “Institutional racism is a major contributing factor to why the public education system is failing Black children. The fact that there are not enough Black male teachers is a huge problem. That is the number one institutional issue that is breeding the crime, dropout, suspensions and enormous referral rates to special education. I often argue that if you want to eliminate half of dropouts, Special Ed (education), ADHD, drugs, gangs, give every Black Boy a heterosexual, culturally competent, Black male teacher. You will eliminate half the problems in school,” says Dr. Abdullah-Johnson
I can attest that the Minnesota Teachers Licensure Exam (MTLE) is a factor in thwarting efforts to test new skilled Minnesota university-trained educators. The challenge of testing by Pearson remains troubling for black male’s interested in teaching; but it does not stop there. Some non-black Minnesota trained educators say the test is an unfair assessment of teaching skills adding the test is not a basic skills test but more of practice in political buffoonery. Pearson, administer of the Minnesota Teachers Licensure Exam (MTLE), in our opinion has not provided any cultural competent or relevant explanations of why the test is based on an obscure set of metrics including questions on how Adolph Hitler conquered Europe. How can this test determine who will be a great teacher in Minnesota? The systemic consequences of the MTLE are embedded in university recruitment and retention, not to mention slow corrective actions by the Minnesota Board of Teachers (BOT) and the lack of power the Minnesota Department of Education has over the BOT to implement changes.
The Minnesota Board of Teaching is comfortable sitting at their microphones (some of them) and watching the world pass by. It’s time to make the BOT very uncomfortable.
“Bookshops being put out of business by Amazon, music artists seeing falling album sales thanks to illegal downloading and pay-per-month services such as Spotify, encyclopedia sales decimated by Wikipedia; if the internet does it quicker and cheap, you’re out of business.”
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Global Post(Feb. 3, 2015 – 8:38 am CST)…Right now, billions of people across the world are accessing the internet. Researching, conducting business, reading articles, watching movies, playing games; the internet has gone from a slow, rarely used, somewhat technologically inferior thing to one that influences the vast majority of activities conducted on the planet. This has, naturally, been a great thing. People are more informed, business is conducted in a near instantaneous manner and accessing entertainment has never been more free or egalitarian. Are all of these aspects positive however, and how much influence does the internet and it’s inherent capabilities have over our actions and tastes?
Google and Facebook- two giants of the internet industry that saw the potential of the innovation early, outmaneuvered their competitors and established themselves in a dominant position traditional companies could only dream of possessing. How did these companies get to their current point though? The answer is advertising. These two companies have a near monopoly on advertising via the internet, and though they rarely appear like evil, faceless corporations, their dominance is a cause for concern. Google’s search engine has been known to priorities results and hand top results to the highest bidder, dictating rules on internet marketing that were once set by governments. Facebook uses algorithms to analyze one’s preferences, showing up results that match these preferences. And then there’s the mood-altering fiasco.
The internet doesn’t just have the power to alter our thought processes, however it can straight out destroy industries (and cause entirely new ones to pop up in the losers’ place). Bookshops being put out of business by Amazon, music artists seeing falling album sales thanks to illegal downloading and pay-per-month services such as Spotify, encyclopedia sales decimated by Wikipedia; if the internet does it quicker and cheap, you’re out of business.
Industries aren’t just being destroyed, however, they’re changing to fit the requirements of our internet-savvy society. The online gaming industry, for instance, has shot to prominence recently, mainly due to the pressures a few start-ups such as JackpotCityCasino.com had on the traditional gambling industry. Casinos are cottoning on to the merits of providing their services via the internet, and are releasing their own tailor-made apps and websites in droves.
For many, politics is still a realm relatively untouched by the internet, thanks in part to the glacial pace change within national legislation takes, however such a narrow understanding belies the truth of the matter. Individuals now can read about political issues via the plethora of different political or general news sources on the web, digest the information, post it on social media and invite debate from friends, family and strangers. In a way, thanks to the internet our political discourse is more open and fluid than ever before; when once talk of politics would be deemed uncouth, now it is accepted and enjoyed. Perhaps there’s hope for the internet yet.
Editors note: IBNN in its efforts to support citizen journalism have selected several very interesting letters to the editor to publish (unedited) during Black History Month. You can email submissions to email@example.com for consideration.
By Tamara Clark, Guest Columnist – IBNN NEWS
Before I start, let me thank Mr. Allen (Donny) for giving me the opportunity to do my thing on IBNN. I have been a fan of this news organization since 2008. If you folks who sneak and read the information here have not figured out it is real, then you’re just as stupid as the “Niggers next door.”
Hi…my name is Tamara. That’s not my real name, but a name I use to present my story for today. I live in Minneapolis; I’m a single mother who works fulltime in downtown Minneapolis for a major consulting firm. Let me start out by saying, “I’m not one of the niggers next door.”
My child’s father was one of them club promoters that played like big ballers on the local club scene. I met him at an event in downtown Minneapolis; dressed to the nine’s, high-heels, short skirt and the sexiest blouse on the planet. We met, talked – he brought me a drink; I brought one for him. I wanted to be clear; I was not one of the niggers next door. Yeah, I laid down with him for a wonderful moment; he moved into my apartment; ate my food and decided this was a good life. He lost track that I was not one of the niggers next door.
In 2008 I received a settlement from a car accident that put me in the hospital for over a month. I brought a house. I moved back in the area of Minneapolis I grew up in. Mr. Man moved right in with me. His handsome smile, his deep voice, his caring demeanor was a misdirection for me asking the important questions of when you going to get a job? Do you want to go half with me on the mortgage and groceries? What plans do you have for the future? When you going to by a car? (This was a rhetorical question because you have to have a job and make money to afford a car.)
It was my fault…blinded by lust – there wasn’t any love for a black man who sat on the couch day-in-and-day-out in his wife-beater t-shirt waiting for me to get paid, so he could go downtown and party like a big baller. Of course he didn’t take me anymore; no SEVEN, EIGHT OR NINE for me, I was three-months pregnant with his baby.
Our neighbors on the North side of my house were no good, lazy and partied every night. On the first, they camped out by the mailbox probably waiting for that government cheese $$.
While I was pregnant I managed to finish at the local community college and earn my degree. A week later a company that was ranked number one in customer satisfaction as worldwide consultants hired me. My position paid six-figures and I guess If I wanted to I could support a stay-at-home-big-baller, but hell…I didn’t. I moved my car to my girlfriend’s garage telling him it needed work so he wouldn’t ask me to use it. He started
I started to notice the neighbor girls would be out in the front talking to Mr. Man as I walked down the street getting off the bus from work. He stopped meeting me at the bus stop and walking me home. When we walked into the house I asked him what was going on…what was the importance of talking to the girls next door and not meeting me at the bus stop. He flew into a tangent about how I wasn’t doing enough for him and his dreams of being a promoter in Minneapolis were being crushed by me having his baby. He said he was not ready for this.
My mother didn’t raise any fools; it was time for him to go. I went to the front door opened wide, told him to pack his clothes (a garbage bag full of junk) and dialed 911…
But before he left, I needed to tell him something that might help him in the future so he would know I was not naïve about him, or any of his secret actions. I stood on the porch in the hot summer humidity and told him this before his immediate departure:
“I am a proud black woman who would have done anything for you…but yet you choose to be a nobody, a club promoter. I’ve watched these sorry Negroes in the Twin Cities for the last 20-years have packed events, make money and yet don’t none of them own a club or have a liquor license. I watched the white club owners drive away in their luxury cars when you caught the bus or called me to give you and your baller friends a ride home. You have not figured it out. I knew you’ve been fucking around with them hoes next door and I let it continue. You see, as a black woman, even after all your bullshit, lies and sleeping around, I want you to become a better black man. Hell, a white girl wouldn’t want you. If you were better, you would know, “I’m not one of the niggers next door.”
News from I Love Black People
Parents are furious after a black middle school principal has fired teachers for teaching Black History in her school.
Howard University Middle School is a school that I guess you wouldn’t expect this type of thing to happen. This is especially true given that the school has an African American principal.
Parents were asking questions regarding why there were so many teachers being fired or quitting in the middle of the school year.
“As parents we just want to get some answers,” said Dorothy Lowery. “We deserve to know what’s going on.”
In the past week, there have been three Social Studies teachers that handed in their two week notices. Parents say that the new principal, Angelique Blackmon, confronted the teachers a day prior with pink slips. According to parents, the pink slips were handed to the teachers right in front of the students.
“While students are still present in the classroom? How unprofessional,” said parent Delrica Battle. “These children are crying. They said they couldn’t say goodbye. The teachers are upset, the students are upset.”
Another parent, Michelle Payne said, “They were given to them in front of our children and I think that our children do not deserve to see that type of behavior.”
This middle school is a public charter school on the campus of Howard University. Some parents described the new Principal as an abrasive woman from Atlanta, GA.
Parents found it strange that the new principal would want the teachers to stop teaching African American History, given that they are on the campus of an HBCU. Many also stated that the students needed to know their culture, with the school being 90% African American.
By Noel Williams, Guest Columnist – IBNN NEWS
Columbus, Ohio – Hello my name is Noel Williams. I was the president of the Columbus Ohio NAACP until Gil Ford (National NAACP Director of Unit Administration) and Sybill Edwards McNabb (Ohio NAACP State President) engineered a removal which was approved by the National Board of Directors. I am currently fighting that issue in the courts, so that is not the reason for my email. (Quiet as its kept, Sybill Edward McNabb plays a big part in what has occurred in Cincinnati, Ohio) My email is being sent to discuss who actually owns the National NAACP.
I have been reading your stories and blogs. Especially the latest story about Ms. Dudley’s being recently elected as local unit president and her challenges (which does not surprise me). Congrads to her!! What I read in the story and other stories are people saying the national board of directors must remove, clean up, and re-organize the national office. However, what my research and investigation has revealed is that the National NAACP Office is staff thus their authority is granted through board approval. In addition, many people, including the local unit’s leadership and members, believe they own the NAACP. They believe that contacting the national office or reaching out to select board members matter! They believe the constitution and By-Laws are honored and adhere to. However, facts show neither matters nor does the National NAACP Board of Directors care–at least not yet!
When we look at the facts, it becomes clear who owns the National NAACP or what matters. Honestly, the actual owners of the organization really believe the NAACP is doing ‘good in the neighborhoods.’ They do not know that their child is acting out. They do not know that their child is abusing other family members. Even when they question the child about such behaved allegations in the media, the child denies they are abusive, oppressive and disrespectful! For example, here is an analogy, when a teacher or another adult wanted to effect a positive change in my child’s behavior then I was contacted. Because I am the parent or owner and I handled my child!! This same philosophy applies to the National NAACP! Many people have gone public regarding the National NAACP but we have not collective contacted the actual owners/parents! I would love to discuss this view point in more detail.
Thank you for the opportunity,
On Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 8:30 p.m. – Ronald A. Edwards (Black Focus) and Don Allen (IBNN), will be broadcasting LIVE on #BlogTalkRadio. Call in to speak with the host (347) 426-3904.
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Former Cincinnati NAACP branch president Mr. Jim Clingman joins us Wednesday to discuss how the Cincinnati Branch NAACP members win Temporary Restraining Order against NAACP headquarters, director of units, Rev. Gill Ford and more.
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Dreams of $26 million diminish for north Minneapolis spokespersons…new hustle: Public Safety
It has come to our attention the proposal delivered to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton for $26 million to cure the black communities ills is a thing of the past. Minnesota’s black elected officials must be held accountable for political tomfoolery.
Sen. Jeff Hayden and other black elected officials dismisses Council on Black Minnesotans legislative agenda
In an IBNN News exclusive we learned today that Minnesota senator Jeff Hayden (DFL – and Black), will not be supporting the state Council on Black Minnesotans legislative agenda, but has took up camp with the Minnesota Asian Council to back, support and do whatever he can to make sure the Asian council is successful during this years legislative session. I’ll let you marinade on that.
It has come to our attention the proposal delivered to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton for $26 million to cure the black communities ills is a thing of the past. Minnesota’s black elected officials must be held accountable for political tomfoolery.
By Don Allen, Founder – IBNN NEWS
Minneapolis, Minn. – In an IBNN News exclusive we learned today that Minnesota senator Jeff Hayden (DFL – and Black), will not be supporting the state Council on Black Minnesotans legislative agenda, but has took up camp with the Minnesota Asian Council to back, support and do whatever he can to make sure the Asian council is successful during this years legislative session. I’ll let you marinade on that.
Also, later this week, the Department of Justice will be in Minnesota to meet with a handpicked panel of community stakeholders. This time, it was done correctly and does not include any lose-cannons or poverty-pimps. But the hustle is still on to position a few folks outside the realm of honest intentions to try and get some money. At this point, my best solution for all you folks is to get a square job.
Sources also tell IBNN state representative Rena Moran (DFL- and Black) has chosen a hard line rejecting the COBM, it’s agenda and in retrospect, the black community. This lack of cooperation might cost the state representative her seat come next election, although I have always thought she should run for governor of Minnesota.
Since IBNN News broke the story public and posted the $26 million dollar proposal hand carried to governor Mark Dayton, there has not be so much as a whisper from community insiders about the disposition of the proposal, which lacked integrity in several areas. It has always been IBNN’s position to give the spokespersons the money – but make this the last time. Ultimately, history has shown black Minnesotans, especially those in areas of strong structural violence…not one thing will change for $26 million, nor $26 billon. Someone will get a payday while community members get another day off from meaningful engagement.
Being a “problem solver” in 2015…I came up with a solution to help black Minnesotans and their elected officials.
For state representative Rena Moran, senators Jeff Hayden and Bobby Joe Champion; the “Hope and Change” timeline:
- If 2500 people in your state senate districts do not have gainful employment by October 2015, you must resign. (North and South Minneapolis/St. Paul)
- If there is not a minimum of 100 new black or minority-owned business start-ups in your state senate districts that you officiate over, you must resign by October 2015.
- If the Minnesota Department of Human Rights continues to fail enforcing 43A and their backlog is more than two-years on October 2015, you must resign from public office and not seek re-election.
- If the Minnesota Department of Administration has not corrected faulty hiring practices within state departments while you (Rep. Rena Moran, senators Jeff Hayden and Bobby Joe Champion) are in office, you must resign.
- If the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) continues to overlook CFR 49-Part 26 and cannot prove their outreach efforts are working, you must immediately resign in June 2015.
- Please provide the legislative audit for the money used MDHR to travel around Minnesota to talk about closing the ethnic councils. If not provided by March 1, please resign.
Hope and change now has a timeline.