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  • 05/30/17--14:19: 331 Innings
  • “331 Innings is a powerful tale narrated by elderly, Nebraska native Jack Schram, a lifelong witness to the folly of war and hypocrisy. Jack tells of the bullying encountered by his nephew\'s teenage son, John, born with physical disabilities. It hasn\'t been any easier for John\'s close friend, Sarah Jenkinson, harassed at school since moving to the area a few years ago...

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    Peter Brav is not much of a baseball player but he\'s written three novels where the diamond provides a setting for triumph over adversity in one way or another. Sneaking In (set during the 1999 Yankees championship season), The Other Side Of Losing (set during a Chicago Cubs championship season) and now 331 Innings (set in a small Nebraska town). Add in Zappy I\'m Not, a memoir of a cranky middle-aged man reincarnated as a small dog, and you have a literary celebration of all manner of admirable underdogs.

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  • 06/20/17--14:04: Gil’s Goodwill!
  • For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson, IV has used the written word to enlighten, empower and uplift. The one-time political organizer initially made his mark in entertainment journalism, penning over 50 national magazine covers and contributing bylines to a wide range of publications that include the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, Billboard, Fortune, Essence and Ebony.

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  • 07/09/17--09:44: Book of Black Heroes
  • “The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War...Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans... Many [Black] political leaders emerged during this period, using their political power and influence to push for equality and justice for all Americans... Unfortunately, the Reconstruction period was short-lived, lasting only from 1865-1877.

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    How well do you know the history of the United States? Do you believe, without a doubt, that you are capable of passing the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization test? Fair warning, there will be a quiz.

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        Understanding God Takes Tolerance: Enter Shari Sharifi Brown’s    When Shari Sharifi Brown enters a room one immediately senses a unique presence, an intuitive sense that  the joy within her is the infallible sign of the presence of God.   Why 7  Commandments when we all have been taught there were 10 Commandments.  Because […]

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  • 09/27/17--20:07: Pretty Powerful
  • “Pretty powerful is the understanding that, as women, we have the duality of both 'pretty' and 'substance' that can (and should) be maximized to achieve any success we set our minds to... While there are significant challenges along the way... we have incredible choice around how we utilize our appearance, coupled with our substance...

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  • 10/12/17--15:33: My Grandmother’s Hands
  • “For the past three decades, we've earnestly tried to address white-body supremacy in America with reason, principle and ideas--using dialogue, forums, discussions, education and mental training. But the widespread destruction of Black bodies continues.

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  • 10/20/17--09:18: We Were Eight Years in Power
  • “For so much of American history, the fact of black people is a problem... The demonstrable truth has been evaded in favor of a more comforting story...

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  • 10/25/17--14:40: Invisible Ink
  • “It has always been a struggle for the relatively few African-Americans in corporate America who do exist, and it is made all the more difficult because we tend to operate in isolation. We are nearly always alone, with no one to fall back on... as we deal daily with an unending stream of slights real and imagined.

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    “We have joined the rest of the country in protesting in order to get Trayvon Martin's killer charged. We have gone to meetings and held one-on-ones with community members. We have painted murals. We have wept.

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  • 03/01/18--11:15: Win Bigly
  • “On August 13, 2015, I predicted on my blog that Donald Trump had a 98% chance of winning the presidency based on his persuasion skills... Persuasion is all about the tools and techniques of changing people's

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    Governor Culbert Levy Olson said it best: "I believe all gods man has fanatically worshiped and feared were his own creations, born of his imagination. Lack of knowledge concerning the phenomena of natural causes and effects has not satisfied man's ego nor his yearning for immortality." 

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  • 05/09/18--09:40: A Perilous Path
  • “We are definitely in challenging times. A lot of things so many of us fought for are being deliberately and actively rolled back, trampled on. But what we're really seeing, which we have not seen in fifty years, is the peeling away of the role of government--the move away from protecting the disenfranchised, the move away from speaking to those who don't have a voice, [and] the move away from lifting up people who have been pushed