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23
Jun

Squash it! Male Academy PSA

9
Jun

Dayz in the Lyfe

4
May

Do Black lives matter?

I can't breathe1619 to 1865 The African slave had no rights as humans or citizens.

1867 to 1965 The slave system was replaced by Jim Crow laws which limited Negro’s opportunities to grow financially by way of institutional lock-out of prerequisite assets and knowledge.

Prior to slavery, African tribal warfare and intertribal indifference was exploited as Africans captured other Africans and offered them to European slave traders at the coast of Africa.  On these slave ships were hundreds of Africans who were not Africans by “Nationality.” To the contrary, they were a variety of country/tribal persons with vast differences in cultures and beliefs.  They may have united given their common servitude, or they may have been mortal enemies throughout their lifetimes regardless of their captivity. Read moreRead more

4
May

Male Academy PSA “We Are”

29
Sep

How can racism exist when the two most powerful men in the country are Black?

obamaholdetDear Econ 4 class, I’ve taught this course for about ten years now and one of the topics of current U.S. economic system is the institutional racism that is woven into the fabric of this nation.  The writing is more on the wall than ever within those ten years.  I don’t really feel it is my current job to teach you that racism exist.  The main reason for that is two fold.  Firstly, if you don’t know it exists by now, there is nothing I can do or say that will make you change your mind.  Secondly, if you do feel as if racism does not exist, and thing everyone who believes they feel oppressed is crazy, that mere thought process is evidence to the fact.  So this year, I will be considerate of those who wish to not deal with or live in ignorance of the factual historical and current phenomenon.

So for those who say that the two most powerful men in America are African America stands as proof to the contrary, I say, if that is what you choose to believe, be my guest.  Read moreRead more

2
Jun

Do you know how your Cash Flows?

dollar sign smokeThe attached is a personal financial flow chart with instructions.  This chart will assist you in tracking your current and future income and outflow of funds.  As well, it will allow you to look deep into your future and foresee cash shortfalls.  It can guide you on most of your possible financial decisions and keep you from putting yourself in a financial bind.

The instructions, suggestions and financial tips are at the bottom.  Also notice and review all four tabs at the bottom.  The sheet has an example in place.  Delete the sample numbers and add your own numbers to see where you stand financially. Members may give me a call with any questions.

for Excel 2007 – CASH FLOWS SPREADSHEET

for Excel 2003 – CASH FLOWS SPREADSHEET

 

30
Oct

TORN – THE WILLIE LYNCH LETTER – ON DVD

A movie written & directed by Jermaine Harris.

 

WATCH TRAILER

Synopsis: An African family awakens one morning in Sierra Leone in 1619.  This day they celebrate life and the unity of their son and his love interest.  At this celebration, a band of warriors from a neighboring tribe attacks and rips their son from his father’s protection and sells him into slavery.  The next morning the same family awakens in America in 2012 only to watch the hard streets rip their son again from them. We travel back and forth in time four times to examine the lives of four siblings as they struggle with the meaning of true love and true freedom.

This is a unique docu-drama of how the African American culture has been shaped and formed over the past 400 years.   We look at what defines culture and how the pain of slavery has created the current African American culture.  

To purchase the DVD: www.amazon.com/shops/torn  

 

1
Dec

IDENTITY – A book by Jermaine Harris – Available now

The African American
IDENTITY
who we were  |   who we are  |   who we shall become

A book by Jermaine Harris

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE BOOK. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE THE BOOK
A GREAT GIFT FOR FAMILY LEARNING DISCUSSIONS ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

8
Oct

uoy evol I

Ask her if she trust you, blind fold her, take her blouse off, lay her on her stomach… paint a beautiful mural on her back that reads
“uoy evol I”
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Remember the simple things

6
Oct

Wash her feet

Don’t forget the simple things

Before she gets home from a hard day of work, fill a large bowl with warm fragrant soapy water. Take a towel and some scented lotion, lay them all at the foot of a relaxing chair in a candlelit room. Don’t forget soft music and the strawberries within her reach.