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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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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “How To Be Like Mike” By: Pat Williams

“There are those moments when no one is watching, those times when work becomes laborious, when we feel as if we’re going to sink underneath our desks, when we wish we could go home and sleep for months at a time. We live large portions of life like this, in that period athletes call the […]

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The Fast Food Combo That Causes You To Crave Another Fast Food Combo

“Consuming aspartame along with carbohydrates like a double burger, large fries and a diet drink can lead to excess levels of phenylalanine in the brain. Phenylalanine blocks the production of serotonin in the brain, which causes an increased craving for carbohydrates, like another double burger, large fries, and diet drink. The whole thing becomes a […]

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Black History Fact Of The Day

“In 1834 South Carolina made it unlawful to teach Blacks, free or slave, to read or write.” -From, “The Gullah People and Their African Heritage” By: William S. Pollitzer Tweet

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Take A Lesson” By: Caroline Clarke

“Two of the more lasting lessons I took from Wharton’s example that day were to value every encounter and to discount no one. As he has noted himself, ‘Doing wonderful things for the bottom line is fine, but without a sense of genuine compassion, leaders will fall short of greatness. Great leaders do not lose […]

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New York City’s Black-Owned Bookstore

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How Many Black-Owned Bookstores Are There In America?

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Interiors” By: Iyanla Vanzant

“Your spiritual gifts are determined by your purpose. Your purpose, which is reflected in all that you do will unfold from within as a talent or inclination to do a certain thing. Your purpose gives your life meaning and is revealed as a function of your consciousness. On the other hand, you may choose to […]

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