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Ambassador Sanders with CNN’s Isha Sesay on Boko Haram & Chibok Girls



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Ambassador Robin Renee Sanders, during her November 12-14 book tour in Atlanta, Georgia, to launch “The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria,” she met with Isha Sesay prominent and internationally recognized for reporting excellence, CNN News Center Host Isha Sesay to discuss Boko Haram and the state of play in finding the still missing Chibok Girls.

Both Sanders and Sesay emphasized  the distressing nature of the continuing tragedy. Sanders key points were the role of human intelligence was crucial in finding the girls, and for traditional standing armies like Nigeria’s it was difficult to transition to responding well to asymmetrical ware.

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Problems in Ferguson Extend Beyond Grand Jury Decision



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The problems in Ferguson, Missouri, will continue long after the Grand Jury’s final decision. The tensions in the community will undoubtedly be exacerbated if the US Justice Department declines to pursue civil rights violations against Officer Darren Wilson. The real problem in Ferguson is the fact that the residents are stuck with a police department that seemingly lacks ethnic diversity, appears racially insensitive and is unwilling to admit changes within are necessary. The problems on the Ferguson police Department  are cultural and systemic.

As a retired, twenty-year veteran police sergeant I reject the notion that a professional, tactically trained, gun-toting police officer would “fear” an unarmed teenager. Police officers receive an inordinate of training- first in the academy and

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5 Things You Must Do to Keep (and Convert) Visitors to Your Website



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Now, I am so sure that when you hear me say this, you’re going to gasp for air:

Spending a lot of money to build a website is a waste.

Yup, I said it.  After all, people only come to your website for two reasons: to buy something or to join your list so they can stay in touch until they are ready to buy something.  Period.

I meet business owners all the time who think the first thing they need to do when they start their business is get a website.  But that’s not necessarily true. To make my point, I have three (3) clients right now who all did in excess of $300,000 in the last year with no website.

Now, don’t get me wrong.  You SHOULD have a website but you don’t need to go broke trying to build one.  Instead you need to make sure that you maximize a few things to increase your conversio

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Gratitude



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Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful, a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.  When I think about gratitude in terms of God and being “grateful” for the things he has done for me I wonder what the quality of my thankfulness is.  I thing about the times when I have done something for someone, even when it is out of my own desire or volition, I still want a sign of gratefulness such as a thank you. If that gratefulness is of a higher quality (i.e. passionate or heartfelt) I feel like doing even more for that person.

When we are thankful, our focus moves off selfish desires and off the pain of current circumstances.  By expressing thankfulness we remember that God is in control.  Thankfulness, then, is not only appropriate, but it is actually healthy and

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Tribute to Amazing Grace



Amazing Grace
A Tribute 

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Someone we love is gone. Some of us have lost a friend, a favorite Aunt, a Great Aunt, a listening ear, a loving Grandmother. My sister, my brother, and I have lost our confidante, a rock- solid, faithful, secret-keeping mother, who will never again come for a visit, never again linger in quiet, meet for thoughtful conversation, never again laugh with us about anything, and never again ask us to run to the grocery store to get her a pint of chocolate ice cream…

In preparation for this memorial service, I did some time travel this week and what I recalled was a beautiful model of a wife and mother, a phenomenal gift to her children and grandchildren, a supportive and loving wife, and most of all, a person whose very spirit magically made others feel special, someho

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Ambassador Robin Sanders Huffington Post Article: US-Africa Relations, Key Elements Following US-Africa Summit



The historic US-Africa Summit held August 4-6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. was a landmark event for the United States in its efforts to more comprehensively and strategically engage Africa.  Going forward, the questions are how do we build on the event, what are the elements of the US-Africa relationship that America would need to help further address, including the challenges and helping the Region capitalize on the positives. Dr. Sanders Huffpost article examines these issues:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amb-robin-renee-sanders/post_8574_b_6111610.html

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The African Renaissance is Female



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To all of the beautiful ladies contending for the crown this evening, to the beautiful and awe inspiring Miss Africa 2012, Gigi, to the judges, the honorees, and most of all to my sister and good friend, Lady Kate, whose support of me has been an anchor I can always count on, and likewise my support for Lady Kate will always be just as sure, just as reliable, to the honorable diplomats here this evening and special guests, thank you for allowing me this opportunity to share some of my thoughts with you this evening.

Tonight, I invite you to open your minds and hearts to the possibility that we are living at a time history will record as The African Renaissance….

I am here because of my connection to a land settled by the Europeans

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Ambassador Sanders Holds Her First U.S. Book Launch in Atlanta, GA



SAVE THE DATE – November 12, 2014, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Atlanta Georgia

Author & Diplomat: Ambassador (Dr.) Robin R. Sanders will Discuss Her Book & Her Life in Africa

Dr. Sanders can also address current event issues happening on the African Continent

Host: Georgia Center for International Visitors (GCIV)

Location: Regency Suites, Magnolia Room, Atlanta, Georgia

Cost Includes Lunch: $10 GCIV members; $15 non-GCIV members

RSVP TO: FARAH at farah@gciv.org 

There is an upcoming event you don’t want to miss; a uniquely awesome Author Talk and Book Signing with Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders, a U.S. Diplomat for 20 years. She will highlight key cultural elements of her book which should be important to all of us as global citizens, particularly seeing African signs and symbols like Uli
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One Life to Live



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My grandmother Ruth M Bradley was a source of great inspiration for me. She was a lot of things to many people. She was a wife, a widow, a mother, daughter, a grandmother, church musician, neighborhood watch before it had a name, a church mother. And no matter what question I or anyone could think to ask for advice her answer never changed, she’d say “Honey, let The Lord do it” and I would get so upset, because I would want what I thought was “real” advice, I wanted her to give me step by step direction on how to do what I was asking, instead she gave me what I thought at the time was empty words, “Let The Lord do it”. Well I would soon find out how powerful those words were. My Grandmother passed away in 1997 on October 24 I will never forget that date because I was the one who found her

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Counteracting Crazy: ANACONDA – Please DON’T!



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SHAME ON YOU NICKI MINAJ and all those who support/promote her latest musical mess – ANACONDA * NOTHING BUT MUSICAL CRACK (along with ALL the other trash we glamorize)! Since when do we as a society glamorize and encourage artists to produce such sexually explicit filth? My bad – I forgot – that’s ALL we do nowadays! What used to be “for your eyes only,” because we had some semblance of respect for ourselves and the decency to keep certain things in private – has become sexcapades for the masses. The sad truth is, she is not the only one. From Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” (and other music by her), Robin Thick’s “Blurred Lines,” to the video cesspool, “Anaconda,” by Nicki Manij – we continue to give awards, give airtime, and sell/purchase this musical CRACK. Here is a response from a recent s

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How to Build a Strong List of Prospects to Advance Your Business



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You’ve probably heard the saying, “nothing happens until somebody sells something,” right?

Well, it is certainly true, BUT no one can sell anything unless they have a strong lead on a strong list to call to ask for the sale.

Yes, you read that correctly, a list.  You know what I mean, a group of people who have something in common.  They all have the problem you solve and you are clear that they need you. If you’ve been anywhere near business in this lifetime you know that your list is everything.  It’s your opportunity to print money every time you engage it to take the decisive action you would like it to take.

Because I speak with tons of business owners each week, I am always getting asked questions like the one Candace poses that I answer in this week’s episode of Incredible Factor T

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The Power of Revolutionary Love



From Antony and Cleopatra, Napoleon and Josephine to Jay Z and Beyoncé, love has had a significant effect on both culture and history as we know it. But what makes some loves so explosive that it spills onto the world’s canvas around us? I call this phenomenon ‘Revolutionary Love’. It is the rare occurrence when two people come together, find a soul connection and they are both made better for it. This is not an ideal of what we commonly call a perfect match. But an amalgamation of personality, past experiences and a willingness to forge new destinations together.

By definition, a revolution is an event in time that brings about a major or fundamental change in culture. In the Latin, it is the word Conversio and means a drastic turnaround of events. Let’s ponder this for a moment. I am of

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