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FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, FORGIVENESS & RACIAL HEALING

FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, FORGIVENESS & RACIAL HEALING

HOW HE DID ITThis book has been categorized as being about crime, the flawed criminal justice system, racism, and wrongful incarceration. It is true. This book speaks to these issues. It is also true that it speaks to the triumph of the human spirit over the most...

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A FACE, A BOOK, AND A BILL

A FACE, A BOOK, AND A BILL

The last time you held a one-hundred-dollar bill in your hand, the face you saw on it was that of Benjamin Franklin. The face on that bill has been in circulation since 1914. The book about the man behind that face has been in circulation since 1793. The man himself...

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FOUR SISTERS AND A TYRANT

FOUR SISTERS AND A TYRANT

Three of them gave their lives to fight the vicious dictator of the Dominican Republic - one survived to tell the tale. They were the Mirabal sisters Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and María Teresa. He - Rafael Trujillo - was one of the most brutal dictators ever known. It...

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READ LIKE GANDHI

READ LIKE GANDHI

Tolstoy wrote it. Gandhi read it. The effects of that combination rippled through four centuries - and ripples still. First published in 1894 it has left - and leaves - its mark through the present 21st century. It was Gandhi‘s reading of it in the 20th century that...

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MONEY – GET IT, GROW IT, KEEP IT

MONEY – GET IT, GROW IT, KEEP IT

This book has been “hailed” by millions as “the greatest of all inspirational books on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth.”  Even the great Jim Rohn - father of the personal development field, and go-to guru of such self-development giants...

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FOR AMERICAN SCHOLARS

FOR AMERICAN SCHOLARS

“The American Scholar”  is the title of one of the essays in this book. This title also works as a clarion call to anyone - to everyone - hungry to learn deeply and to live fully.   The author, Ralph Waldo Emerson, born in 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts, was a...

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ANGER – OLDER THAN ARISTOTLE

ANGER – OLDER THAN ARISTOTLE

But Aristotle summed it up best: "Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy." To be human is to...

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TO READ NOR NOT TO READ – SHAKESPEARE

TO READ NOR NOT TO READ – SHAKESPEARE

That is the question. When, as a teen in high school, President Obama was assigned a Shakespeare play to read, he thought "My God, this is boring." He changed his mind after taking “this wonderful Shakespeare class in college.” He began by reading Shakespeare’s...

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THE RHODES LESS TRAVELED

THE RHODES LESS TRAVELED

They were children, boys with the same name. They were related - not by blood - but geography. They grew up within blocks of each other in a part of Baltimore known for its poverty, violence, and generational hopelessness. Better said, they grew up in the stranglehold...

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THEY RUN US – CAN WE RUN THEM?

THEY RUN US – CAN WE RUN THEM?

According to Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter and New York Times bestselling author Charles Duhigg, the answer to that question is a resounding yes - or at least “yes” most of the time. That is because the habits that run us are often rooted in our unconscious....

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GRIP OF THE STREET

GRIP OF THE STREET

He had no choice. He had to join a gang - if he wanted to survive. Indeed, survival was all he could think about. And so the “street” pulled him into its grip. This story is as old as it is new - and as heart-wrenching now for other young men “with only one place to...

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