15 Sep 2016

JAMES BAILEY ~ THE PEOPLES CHAMPION OF CHANGE!

In 2015, James created one of the nation’s most innovative private equity firms, Greenwood Archer. His firm re-imagines the way America’s most underserved communities leverage assets, establish wealth, strengthen infrastructure and create jobs. He is also chairman and founder of the Phoenix Leadership Foundation, created to positively impact the lives

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02 Jul 2016

A CUSTOM FIT

There are a select few people who have what it takes to be different. How do you define different? It depends on the person. Someone could be considered different if they wear Under Armour as opposed to the traditional sportswear giants like Nike and Adidas. Another could be different because

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21 Mar 2016

BLACK JADE

I’ve often thought long and hard about the problems that face the black community. I’ve wondered how our condition could’ve deteriorated to the point it has now. How is it that we can be killed, experimented on, excluded, mistreated and wrongfully convicted and largely, no one cares? This is a

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16 Sep 2015

BLACK PEOPLE HAVE NO VALUE

This is what we see day in and day out. It is played out in television, film and every other media outlet we come across. We as a people are so misguided, to actually try and pin down all of the issues with our community would take most, if not

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10 Jun 2015

A CONVERSATION WITH TIM KING ~ FOUNDER OF URBAN PREP ACADEMIES

Education is vital to success in the economy. In the Black community education is a vital component of having an edge in competing in today’s workforce. However, a lot of the stories surrounding the Black community are negative and anti-education. Then there is Urban Prep Academy in Chicago, Illinois. They

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24 Apr 2015

REPTILIAN PUGILISM

“Pugilism” is defined as the profession or hobby of boxing. A “Reptile” is a cold-blooded vertebrate of a class that includes snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises. For the purpose of this article I’m referring to only the snake in the listing under the definition of “reptile”. I would use the word lately,

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23 Mar 2015

THE SIGH LIFE

Go after your dreams. Positive visualization. The right connections. Using pictures of a lion to let them know you mean business. All is well, right? Not exactly. What is often missed or rarely discussed are the issues we face that bring us down. The underbelly of our lives that we

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11 Mar 2015

THE COMPLAINT DISEASE

Have you ever seen a person with a lot of clothes on and they made you hot just looking at them? The same premise applies to poor leaders and co-workers. Try as you might, over time you find yourself inundated with their work ethic, their behaviors and their thoughts. “Dengue”,

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02 Jan 2015

ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR DEGREE? ~ THE DEATH CERTIFICATE

Jubilation. Accomplishment. Pride. Tears. Relief. Satisfaction. Resolution. All of these emotions are associated with The Death Certificate. Millions upon millions of people line up, file in to join the race to receiving their own. They stay up late, wake up early and in many instances they don’t sleep at all.

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28 Nov 2014

THE BLACK CONDITION

Being a 27 year old black male and an examiner of the black community, I see we are fighting too many battles. One of the main tenants of war is to fight only one enemy at a time. The black community is fighting its own people, outsiders, society, police, government,

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