This was an incredible human being and role model for people of all nations and colors. One of the most interesting comments I heard today (June 4) was the unwritten impact that Ali had on today’s American history just by virtue of changing his name. And, that name change by a person of his caliber likely set the stage in many ways for the mostly accepting manner in which enough Americans supported electing a President with the name Barrack Obama. Of course there were and remain outlyers who never were comfortable with either, but the majority elected not only this President twice, but the majority also revered Ali. These are the types of things in life that gives me hope and comfort in today’s very dived America.
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Senior NeoCon Waves Another ‘False Flag’
June, 2016 Oakland, California
Democratic Gun Control Legislation Probably Would Not Have Prevented The Orlando Massacre
The FBI identified Omar Mateen as the shooter who killed 49 people and injured 50 more in an Orlando, Florida nightclub. The FBI reported that Omar Mateen made a 911 call during his murderous rampage pledging his allegiance to ISIS leader, Abu Bakral-Baghdadi and claiming solidarity with the Tsarnaev brothers. Yet, Senator John McCain, the arch-neocon war hawk, told CNN that President Barak Obama was responsible for the horrific event. By raising his ‘false flag’, McCain creates what the media calls a conspiracy theory linking the president to ISIS.
False Flags And Black Ops
False flags are stories planted in the m
We live in a world where a crisis like the UCLA or Pulse nightclub shooting could happen to almost anyone and any business while social media rules and sees all. Almost as quickly as any socially significant incident occurs, it gets posted on a multitude of mediums for thousands, sometime millions to see. Very rarely do we see the good news. No, we live in a society where everyone cares about the negative, unfortunate happenings. People absolutely love to consume the ugliness of the world. The greater the catastrophe the more newspapers sell, the more views on social media outlets, the more people talk about it at their office water coolers. From corporate corruption to mass shootings that take the lives of innocent people, society is like the proverbial moth drawn to the blistering flame... Continue Reading...
“37.6 Billion”–the “number of minutes people have spent watching Empire.”
I am one of those viewers who, at the onset of season one, has tuned in weekly, and more often twice weekly, into this artistic representation of classic gumbo that tastes and feels so, so good. Though seemingly grounded in hip-hop culture infused by urban rhythm, Empire is, I understand, influenced by William Shakespeare’s King Lear. I keep asking myself as a lover of Shakespeare’s plays and Empire’s poetic stuttering of complex themes, images and relationships, a rhetorical and interrogative question: Why?
Why do I keep my laptop in ready gear to witness Lucious and Cookie’s rhythmic tangle of love, and more importantly, commitment to family? Why do I spend 120 minutes a week wishing I could travel into the creati... Continue Reading...
We all have fears. These fears can hinder us from achieving what we want to achieve. Because of this, it is important to smile your fears away.
To conquer your fears, just follow these simple tips:
Acknowledge your fear and try to know the origin of your feeling
Take it one step at a time
Focus on the opportunity not on your fear
Ask for expert help if needed
Little by little, conquer your fears so that you can conquer life.
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Even though I left nearly 10 years ago, I still promote one of my former employers. For more than seven years, I had the privilege of working for Making It Count Programs, a division of Monster Worldwide (Monster.com). Any friend of mine will tell you that I was one of the biggest cheerleaders for Monster’s Making It Count Programs because I had the best professional years of my life there. I wasn’t alone as my colleagues sported the same infectious energy. Having had that experience, I’ve come to realize that a powerful promotional tool for businesses is being a great place to work. This is not about appearing in Forbes’, Fortune’s, or on Glassdoor’s “best place to work” list (at least not yet) but employee enthusiasm is priceless.
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Hi There Awesome People
It is never enough to just dream of the things that you want to achieve in life. Your dreams should only help you choose what specific actions to take. You need to remember that without “doing” you will not be able to achieve the desires of your heart.
Today, you need to wake up and do the things that will make your dreams come true.
Wake up and live your dreams because your success is waiting for you.
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I wrap my mind around the encounter between life and death as I reflect upon the passing of Muhammad Ali. A quote by Muhammad Ali is engraved in my imagination: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Death coerces reflective revelation. It has found itself resting in the life of a man who symbolizes his own phrase. Ali floated like a butterfly, and, indeed, his purposeful life stung many people into living with a sense of purpose. That Muhammad Ali has called the collective conscience of the world community to stillness.
Stillness: I recall my time in Israel. There I saw people of many faiths praying at the “Wailing Wall.” Muhammad Ali was that kind of man. His humor and seriousness brought people of all faith traditions together at the “wall” of purpose.
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“If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he is not fit to live.”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As the sun sets upon the presidency of the first black President, Barack Hussein Obama and the emergence of a powerful life-affirming banner, Black Lives Matter (BLM). It was June 5, 1966, that the last great march of the civil rights era took place, the Meredith March Against Fear which highlighted the deep fissures in the movement politically, generationally, and organizationally. Let’s examine the anatomy of the march and its lasting troubled legacy.
Blood on Highway 51
On October 1, 1962, James Howard Meredith became the first black student to attend the previously segregated University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) marking another great victory for the civil rights movement. James M
One thing I can say, attitude may not be everything but it is the first and the best thing! Always remember attitude is an action that gets results.
If something, is not going the way you want look at the inward part about yourself. You may even want to asked a question what could I do to obtain a better result? After you have viewed and researched your inward part, take a look at your external issues and your surrounding that you may have missed.
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Help me find a Speaker
"I called several companies and got promises for information on speakers. GBS was the first company who delivered without a return phone call. I was impressed by the level of professionalism and the willingness they offered to help us in selecting a speaker who could fit our corporate needs. Turnaround time for answers and documents was never more than 24 hours."