“If economics is the study of the use of scarce resources which have alternative uses, then it follows that there will always be unmet needs.”
Basic Economics—Fifth Edition
With portions of America still reeling from a major economic slowdown brought on by the pandemic, this is a good a time as any to concentrate on some ‘mental re-tooling’ in the form of preparation for a society on the other side of this pestilence. Nevertheless, no matter what society may look like, there
“God’s children run home when the storm comes on.”
--Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Here is an absolute of life: God allows rain to fall on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45 KJV). To be a card-carrying member of the human race means that bad times and bad things are going to happen to each of us, simply because of the fallen condition of man. The difference between the Christian and the unbeliever? The Christian has God to lean upon. The unbeliever—no matter how talented or resourceful--do
A few years back I had a sit-down with a veteran cop who had lots of experience when it came to fighting gang crime. One of the things that surfaced during our conversation was the fact that gang bangers had taken to setting up ‘front’ businesses in our city through which to funnel and launder cash and stolen merchandise. Businesses from laundromats to barber shops and beauty parlors were
“Prayer is far too often the LAST thing that people—even those who know better—bother to try!”
--Pastor Chuck Smith
IF one wants to be successful in home, business, or the workplace, they must read and heed the rule book. For those who claim the name of Christian, our rule book is the KJV Bible. Whatever paperwork and manuals come AFTER the Bible may have rules attached to them and are merely meant to fall into line with the materials already outlined in the Scriptures. IF one does not h
“You ask his protection, but how can you expect it if you are not agreed with him?”
--Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In one of my favorite comic strips, a boy and his father were having their typical argument over spending money. The boy expected his father to serve as his personal ATM machine; the father insisted that the boy did his chores around the house to earn his spending cash. Keep in mind that this boy went to church every Sunday with his family.
“Sometimes, we are waiting for God’s blessings; sometimes, God’s blessings are waiting for us!”
--Mike Ramey, Syndicated Columnist
One of my favorite modern westerns is: “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.” It ran only one season during the early 1990s but packed a lot of punch in a small package. Legendary character actor Bruce Campbell played the lead—with a very strong supporting cast.
One of the underlying themes of the show was the dawning of th
Posted by Mike Ramey on November 16, 2019 at 10:26am
A few years back, Ty Willingham, Head Coach for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, was interviewed about a tough, upcoming game. The TV interviewer seemed more nervous about the game than the coach, as they asked Willingham about his strategy to deal with a very potent opponent’s running and passing game.
“We’ll adjust our offense, accordingly.” Said Coach Willingham.
The adjustments paid off, as Notre Dame ran over the opposition with little sign of trouble. It was the OTHER team th
“When we’re faced with someone else’s success, it makes us think about why we can’t do it instead of how the other person did do it.”
--Author Chris Hogan “Everyday Millionaires”
There have been three great books on the subject of wealth that I have been blessed to read over the years. The first one: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. The second: “Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice” by Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D. The third one is the newcomer “Everyday Millionaires” by Chris Hogan (2019, 250 pages,
15 year-old Hip-Hop Jazz Artist co-founds record label focusing on Hip-Hop, Break-Beats, and Dance Music, as he prepares for the release of his debut solo project, "The Concerto" as well as other upcoming projects on the table.
"Y'all out here still takin' advances, huh? Me and my ni--as takin' real chances, uh..." -'The Story of OJ' by Jay-Z
CAPE COD - In the movie "Get On Up" James Brown explains that there are two parts to Show Business: there is the show and there is the business. While most
For Erica Hardy, make-up was her way to come up… out of depression and homelessness. But wearing it wasn’t enough. She started a professional cosmetics line under the brand name Viola Fox because working for someone else was no longer working for her.
As a business owner and mother, Erica struggled to find safe and environmentally responsible products. And when something is broke and needs fixing, in strong Black woman form and fashion… our sista Erica decided to create a line of non-toxic, earth-friendly cleaning products. The Green Laundress offers a Multi-Purpose Spray, Laundry Soap and Tub Scrub.
Y'all remember the movie "Brown Sugar", right? Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs play besties who bond over hip-hop. Sanaa's character is a self-assured and serious hip-hop head named Sydney who is appointed a high-powered position at hip-hop magazine XXL. By the end of the movie, she finds love (where it usually is - right in front of her the whole damn time) and decides to step out on her own and start her own magazine.
Well guess what? I met a real life maven in the music media industry! Kira Ming i
For DaVonna May, fashion has been her passion and now it is a career. I stumbled across the BellaDonna PrimaDonna Instagram page over a year ago and noticed immediately based on the items she had available for purchase, this was an entrepreneur who has a serious eye for accessories. When I reached out to her, we spoke on the phone and she immediately confirmed my suspicions. DaVonna is an artist - this woman has worked with various photographers and creative directors for music videos, commercia
Although there are a multitude of things going on in the external world that can cause distractions, drama and dissatisfaction, are these things the real reason that are keeping you from going to the next level? Or, are there some internal voices that are giving you excuses that you tell to yourself so frequently that you actually begin to believe your own lie? Have you actually brainwashed or hypnotiz
Mobile Workforce Management system can help in most of the dare to meet the tests of the business and it gives the work places to the field gathering to acknowledge right information to organization the customer profitably. The laborers and their businesses can only screen with the help of Job Dispatch from anywhere at whatever point.
Nowadays, there are more and more companies that are using large vehicles and a variety of trucks to make long hauls. This is because some companies are transporting their goods from one company to another or from one warehouse to the next. This helps them get their items and goods to more secure locations. There are more and more businesses that are finding beneficial ways that their company can use fleet management software. If you find that you are investing in more vehicles or trucks, this s
In this increasingly mobile world where workers are scattered across the country, state, county and city, it is important to keep them connected and productive. The tools and software they need are easier and more accessible than before. Employees connect through smart phones, tablets and other popular mobile devices to check email, review revised documents and reports and send approvals back to their home offices. IT departments count on the Cloud to store valuable data for traveling staff.
Now, with the stroke of his pen, everybody is aware that Jonathan has counter-attacked against those who oppose him. Given the nature of Nigerian politics, the sacked ministers rather than Jonathan’s actions forcing them to the opposition, I am sure would distance themselves from the opposition. In Nigeria, where a minister never resigns unless forced to do so, the sacked ministers are right now at the gates of Aso Rock (the preside