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Winning Is Not Being In A Race

The goal of America is that all men (and women) are equal and so Americanism can not continue to be something that is relegated to “White people”. When we finally reach that point, we will have finally won the race. Continue reading

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May Your Truths Live In Another’s Mouth

I can only hope that some of my truth might live on to be echoed or quoted or stated without reference in an age long beyond me. My wish for you is that your truth be found in the echoes of time to demonstrate that your truths have taken hold in this world as well. Continue reading

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David vs. Goliath – You’re On My Turf Now

This is a story about a boy and a giant.  Beyond even Jack & The Beanstalk, this may be the ultimate story of weak vs. strong, little vs. big, and it has been the inspiration for countless stories, motivational speeches, sermons, as well as plays, movies, cartoons and one of my favorite songs. This is … Continue reading

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Screw Columbus, Happy Bartolomé Day!

Christopher Columbus was an awful person who engaged in brutal cruelty, child sex trafficking, slave trafficking and massive amounts of murders and mutilations. If you are looking for someone to celebrate out of the European march West to the Americas, celebrate Bartolomé da las Casas. Continue reading

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Why We Are Smarter (and Dumber) Than Our Grandparents

This video takes a look at the evolution and the atrophy of our cognitive abilities over the last century. Why and How we’ve advanced? Why and How we’re worse than we used to be. It’s insightful in ways you probably haven’t thought about.

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Principles of Coaching; Principles of Life

“Concern for man and his fate must be the chief interests of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.” – Albert Einstein by way of Jim Tressel’s Principles of Coaching class at University of Akron Jim Tressel stood in front of a room filled with close to 100 … Continue reading

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Encore quote for August 17: George Washington, “to bigotry, no sanction”

“…a Government which to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance, but generously affording to All liberty of conscience and immunities of Citizenship” These are the words of an 18th Century Rabbi (Jewish leader) to George Washington, then the President of the newly-formed United States of America.  What is equally notable is President Washington’s … Continue reading

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Poor Is Not What You Think It Is

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” Continue reading

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The Courage to Continue

It’s the courage to continue that counts. Continue reading

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Of Thee I Sing!

Reverend Calvin O. Butts, III speaks with President Barack Obama on stage, celebrating the importance of the groundbreaking for the Smithsonian’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum, which will be located near the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is expected to be open to … Continue reading

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