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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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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Who Moved My Cheese?” By: Spencer Johnson

“Sometimes some fear can be good. When you are afraid things are going to get worse if you don’t do something, it can prompt you into action. But it is not good when you are so afraid that it keeps you from doing anything.” -From, “Who Moved My Cheese?” By: Spencer Johnson Tweet

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Soul Stories” By: Gary Zukav

“Making choices is the most powerful thing that you do in your life. Choices liberate and they imprison. They create illness and they create health. They shape your life… Each choice creates a future. it brings into being one of many possible futures. That is the future that you will live in… You choose your […]

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: Discipline

DISCIPLINE: “Discipline was a big word that meant a lot in our house growing up. It doesn’t only mean punishing someone for a transgression; discipline can also mean taking control of yourself- your words and your actions. Through many an ebb and flow in our individual lives- and in our relationships with one another- it’s […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility, and My Life with Run-DMC” By: Darryl McDaniels

“I watch people in the entertainment business and realize money is killing them. They’re trying so hard to get it and they’re so worried about losing it that they never really enjoy themselves. I say these people are destroying themselves because what they are saying is, ‘I want more I want, I don’t have, I […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Black Wall Street” By: Hannibal Johnson

“As segregation ended, white merchants broke the virtual lock on black dollars that the once insular African-American community held. Ultimately, the outflow of black dollars from the Greenwood District, first drip by drip, then in a steady stream, and finally in torrents, left a parched, barren wasteland- failing businesses, deserted streets, and vacant buildings. The […]

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