Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Akala | Full Address and Q&A | Oxford Union

Friday, September 9, 2016

John Henrik Clarke - A Great and Mighty Walk

Documentarian St. Claire Bourne takes a close-up look at author and historian John Henrik Clarke, who, on camera for much of the film, bounces back and forth between a description of his own personal history, and his views on the history of Africa and of Pan-Africanism. His points are backed up by old newsreel footage, and by images of artwork depicting Africans and their civilization over the centuries. Actor Wesley Snipes executive produced the film and serves as a narrator. John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk was made in 1996, with Clarke suffering from glaucoma, barely able to see as he gives his sweeping account. He talks about his own upbringing, and his growing interest in Pan-Africanism, the failures of the civil rights movement and the Black Power movement, his close friendship with Malcolm X, and his critical assessment of Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March. He also gives a primer on the history of African civilization, and argues that no conquering or colonizing power ever "brought civilization" to Africa, but rather these nations destroyed what civilization they didn't understand, and brought many of Africa's ideas back to their bases in ancient Greece and Rome. He also describes how Black Africans were methodically removed from the history of the civilization of the Nile. He details how leaders like Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Ghanaian Kwame Nkrumah spread the ideas of Pan-Africanism throughout the U.S. and the world. John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk was shown at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, and won the Best Documentary award at the 1997 UrbanWorld Film Festival. Clarke died of a heart attack in 1998. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

10 Horrifying Facts About American Eugenics

One of the main goals of the Third Reich was creating a so-called Master Race. It was a horrible time in history, and something we can look back on in sadness. But contrary to popular belief, the Third Reich didn’t invent the idea of a Master Race, or of eugenics—America did. Several decades before the movement caught on in Germany, Americans were flaunting their Caucasian genes and the “Better Babies” they would bear, and sterilizing those deemed less worthy of a family. It was a terrible program, about which Hitler would later say, “There is today one state in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the United States.” And it didn’t even end after World War II.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Experimenting With the Unknown - Still Skeptical?

Just wanted to share some excerpts from an awesome public reading that I did this past weekend. 

I recently asked for confirmation from the universe about whether or not my clairs (clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc.) 
were connecting to residual memories in the living person or the actual energy of the person who passed away. 

Well, I received the answer. The person who requested this reading was born after her loved one passed away. She tagged her sister into the reading who confirmed the evidence that I shared. 

Always get goosebumps with the confirmations of the messages that are received from spirit


Monday, March 21, 2016

Why I Walked Away From My $30K/mo Business - Episode 1

It was 2002. I wanted to start a business like my younger brother. He was already making millions in direct marketing. I decided that I could too. There had to be more to life than just wasting my ivy league education on a mindless 9 to 5.

I asked him about his work week - what he did, how he spent his days. I couldn't believe his response. He spent the first two weeks of the month working really hard and the last two weeks doing whatever he wanted. I needed to hear nothing more. 

My resignation email took about five minutes to draft. I hit the send button after doing some research and then selecting the perfect cleaning franchise. The low startup costs made my decision less stressful. The risk would far outweigh this small I told myself.

I returned home nervous and excited after finishing the two weeks of training, in Florida. The promise, by vetted franchise owners, of making hundreds of thousands in revenue, made it easy to forget about my lack of savings and served as a daily motivator. 

Within two weeks, the cold calling efforts landed my first client. Once I secured three more contracts, I hired someone to take over the day-to-day so that I could focus on getting more sales.

I wrote my goal of $10K/month everyday in my journal. I traveled to neighboring counties. Spoke to strangers. Made appointments with CEO's. And each sales appointment got me more business. When I hit $30K, I decided to take a break because the sudden explosive growth had become an extreme overwhelm and quite unmanageable. My team had grown to twenty-five workers by then.

I'd worked non-stop for a year. Opening those checks filling the mailbox was out of the world amazing! I had no boss. I called the shots. And having the freedom to do whatever whenever was indescribable!

I figured that the business had generated more than enough money. It was time to relax and take it easy. So, I took an extended break. 

My sons and I went on a funcation. We swam in the pool daily. We took impromptu excursions. We traveled to the West Indies. I was finally living life to the fullest.

Then what seemed like a never ending slaughter of client complaints about a decline in the services started. 

Everything took a left turn - a nosedive into depths I had never experienced before. The losses came swift and hard. The recovery would take a few years.

Want to know why and what happened next? 

Stay tuned...


Wednesday, January 6, 2016


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