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Nationalism: “A desire by a large group of people (such as people who share the same culture, history, language, etc.) to form a separate and independent nation of their own; a sense of national consciousness.” Practical: “Of, relating to, or manifested in practice or action; not theoretical or ideal; disposed to action as opposed to […]



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Our greatest challenge as a people is to love and value ourselves. Self-love is the key and necessary factor for loving others and being willing to work with them, share with them, and trust them. We fall short on self-love in that we help, support, and advocate for others over ourselves. We trust others more […]



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“Do you ask what we can do? Unite and build a store of your own. Do you ask where is the money? We have spent more than enough for nonsense.” Maria Stewart “When it comes to success the choice is simple. You can either stand up and be counted or lie down and be counted […]



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March 2017 marks the 24th year this column has appeared in Black newspapers and periodicals across the nation and in other countries as well. It’s time for reflection. It’s time to assess, to evaluate, and decide whether to continue writing the column or bring it to an end. First, I want to sincerely thank all […]



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This will end my four-part series on “Making Black History.” Although there are many things we can do to make our own history, I have offered four so that next year we can celebrate what we did in addition to only celebrating what others did to make history. These offerings are quite simple and easy […]



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“Production minus sales equals scrap.” A good friend of mine, Mitch Melson, made the above statement when we worked at Special Market Services in Chicago during the mid-1980’s. It is so appropriate as we continue our four-part series on how to make Black history in addition to just celebrating it. During that same period the […]



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An obscure name to those under sixty years of age and who live outside of the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, is the subject of this week’s installment of, “Making history, not just celebrating it.” A man of vision, strength, and determination, who practiced what he preached, Floyd McKissick succeeded James Farmer as National Director of […]



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In celebration of a very special love affair, this book is nationally acclaimed by parents and children, young and older. It is timeless. “Clingman encourages positive relationships between fathers and their daughters. His reflections show how powerful and enhancing the father/daughter bond can be. It is important for dads to understand how much their little girl needs them.” Alvin F. Poussaint, MD. Fathers and Daughters is prose, poetry, and pictorials of fathers and their "Little Girls." A definite keeper--on your coffee table.



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“There are [Blacks] who are willing to worship the pyramids of 4,000 years ago but will not build pyramids in the present so their children may see what they left behind as well. We have a leadership who rallies the people to look at past glories but leave their children neglected…” Dr. Amos Wilson, Afrikan […]



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