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Book Bits: “The Rise, The Fall, The Recovery” By: Spencer Haywood

I definitely recommend this book. It was a great read. Here are some interesting tidbits from, “The Rise, The Fall, The Recovery” By: Spencer Haywood: • Spencer Haywood had some very interestingly varied life experiences. He experienced the most extreme poverty, as well a fame and fortune. • He picked cotton in the deep South […]

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This Country Was Built By Whom? Who Are The Biggest Victims Of Crime?

“For 246 years our uncompensated labor launched wealthy institutions and private corporate fortunes in America such as Brown University and Fleet Bank, both founded by the Brown brothers, who got their start in American business building slave ships and investing in the slave trade. Cotton made everyone associated with it wealthy- the plantation owners, the […]

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Plantation Food: Brazil vs. America

In her autobiography, Beverly Johnson discusses the cuisine she was introduced to when she was on a photo shoot in Brazil: “I always enjoyed tasting the local cuisine of every country I visited during my career…Brazil’s national dish is feijoada, a tasty stew that differs throughout the country, but where I was it comprised beans, […]

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The Power Of The Ever-Changing Brain

“The brain is remarkably adaptive. Like a muscle that gets stronger with use, the brain changes itself when you struggle to master a new challenge. In fact, there’s never a time in life when the brain is completely ‘fixed.’ Instead, all our lives, our neurons retain the potential to grow new connections with one another […]

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African Slaves Built The Rice Industry

“South Carolina’s slave-plantation owners had known nothing about how to grow and irrigate rice. That knowledge was brought to the low country by Africans stolen from the Sierra Leone by the Royal African company of England. As the slaves produced the rice that made the plantation owners rich, their glistening backs bore the branded acronymn […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Soul Of Ice” By: Eldridge Cleaver

“Black Americans Are too easily deceased by a few smiles and friendly gestures, by the passing of a few liberal sounding laws which are left on the books to rot unenforced, and by the mushy speech-making of a president who is a past master of talking out of the thousand sides of his mouth. Such […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Soledad Brother” By: George Jackson

“Every mass movement in history has been led by one person or a small group of people. Although everyone is born with a brain, only a few choose to use it. The difference between successful and unsuccessful mass movements is in the people who lead them. Successful ones are led by persons gifted with a […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Catch A Fire” By: Timothy White

“He who does not know how to identify and assess power, in oneself and others, will be deceived by it, and he who does not know how to wield the power he possesses will eventually be undone by it.” -From, “Catch A Fire” By: Timothy White Tweet

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If Africa Can Feed The World, Why Doesn’t Africa Feed Africa?

“I as told that in Ghana they can have a harvest every two and a half months, which means you can put something in the ground and two and a half months later something is coming up. That tells me that potentially Africa could feed the whole planet. The western region of Africa could feed […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “In Tune With The Infinite” By: Ralph Waldo Trine

“Each morning is a fresh beginning. We are, as it were, just beginning life. We have it entirely in our own hands. And when the morning with its fresh beginning comes, all yesterdays should be yesterdays, with which we have nothing to do. Sufficient is it to know that the way we lived our yesterday […]

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