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The Quick Scan by Mike Ramey



     I usually attempt to put forth a Black History Month column annually for one simple reason: I am Black History.  How can I make a statement such as this?  Anyone of African descent who is over the age of 50 has reached the age of elder status, meaning that they have seen enough, done enough, and learned enough to be counted as a resource to the next two generations behind us.  While some of our youth would think our achievements to be ‘historical’, those of m

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February is Black History Month, established in 1926 by Black historian Carter G. Woodson to celebrate the achievements of African Americans who look like me, my family, and to the beautiful melanated-being reading this. The month of February is dedicated to acknowledging their central role in U.S. history. Here are ten ways we all can celebrate Black History Month.


1. Follow Black Content Creators. If you're active on any social media platform, this is the perfect time to follow Black content

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On Line Reviews by Mike Ramey


“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth.  When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”

  • Thomas Sowell, Author

“The Thomas Sowell Reader”


     He is possibly one of the most down-to-earth economists that may not be known among some of the younger generation.  Nevertheless, if one is truly interested in business, entrepreneurship, urban history, charter schools, or plain old common-sense his name will surface quickly:  Dr. Thomas Sowell.


     While Sowell re

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Black stories. Black talent. Black creators. Black History.


I am going to go out on a limb here and say this year’s month-long celebration of Black History, is worthy of next-level turn up. Why go above and beyond more than any year prior? Because the last 12 months have shown that life for the descendants of chattel slaves hasn’t changed nearly as much as we would like and/or want to believe. We are in the fight of our lives while living in a Nation in crisis (e.g. suspect vaccines too reminis

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On Line Reviews by Mike Ramey

“We are going forward, and we shall keep going forward if we do not let these difficulties which sometimes occur discourage us.”

--Booker T. Washington, Author

“Character Building”


     The Bible.  Hard work.  Thrift.  Community investment.  Education.  Business building by men and women.  These might ‘seem’ like modern innovations.  However, if one knows their history, these items—and more—were the ‘norm’ in the old South after the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.  They were proclaimed by many b

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