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Americans & Taxes

“Prior to passage of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution in 1913, taxes on income were illegal in the United States. Since the introduction of the personal income tax, the average American works almost 7 months of each year just to pay taxes.” -From, “Empower The People” By: Tony Brown Tweet

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Quote Of The Day

“Regardless of how large or small, we are all born to accomplish a certain task. It is the knowledge of that purpose that enables every soul to fulfill itself. One person with knowledge of his life’s purpose is more powerful than ten thousand working without that knowledge.” -Muhammad Ali (The Soul Of A Butterfly) Tweet

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

“Once you become a disciplined person, you are better equipped to confront life’s challenges. The small choices that compromise who you are as an individual are the preliminary events to the big moments that test your very makeup. There are no undisciplined moral people. The truth of life is, we all have free will, and […]

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Definitions Better Than Webster’s: The Brain

THE BRAIN: “The brain is capable of millions of different things, and people really should learn how incredible they are, and how incredible their minds actually are. Not only do we have this unbelievable thing within our heads that can do so many things for us and can help us learn, but it can change […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Day: “Pour Your Heart Into It” By: Howard Schultz

“As a parent, or as an entrepreneur, you begin imprinting your beliefs from day one, whether you realize it or not. Once the children, or the people of the company, have absorbed those values, you can’t suddenly change their world view with a lecture on ethics. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to reinvent a company’s […]

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Doc Gooden, Gary Sheffield & Police Brutality (Part 2)

Doc Gooden discusses his encounter with police terrorism, and the deadly chokehold that was put on him: “I was joined by my nephew Gary, Vance Lovelace, my childhood friend Troy, and some other local athletes and celebrities. After the games, a bunch of us took some teenagers who were waiting for kidney transplants to a […]

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Gary Sheffield, Doc Gooden & Police Brutality (Part 1)

Gary Sheffield’s Perspective: “Doc loved coming home to Tampa, home to the high school and family he cared about most. One of those trips, though, turned bad. It also happened my senior year. Twenty years later, people are still talking about that night. Dwight invited me and a group of friends to a University of […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week: “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” By: Dr. Joy Leary

“Since the capture and transport of the first African slaves, those brought to the shores had to deal with systematic efforts to destroy the bonds of relationships that held them together, as well as continuing efforts to have them believe themselves to be less than human. The maintenance of healthy and secure relationships is the […]

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What Johnnie Cochran Said About Police Officers In His Autobiography

“The policeman on the street is the most powerful person in the criminal justice system. If he is in the grip of some grim private impulse or carries with him some bigoted private agenda, he can- all on his own- take your life, beat you and choose to lie about your guilt or innocence. If […]

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Book Excerpt Of The Week- Part 3: “Amusing Ourselves To Death” By: Neil Postman

“…Americans are the best entertained and quite likely the least well-informed people in the Western world. I say this in the face of the popular conceit that television, as a window to the world, has made Americans exceedingly well informed. Much depends here, of course, on what is meant by being informed. I will pass […]

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