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     Great political quote from the late Democrat President Harry Truman: “An honest public servant can’t become rich in politics. He can only attain greatness and satisfaction by service.” Keep in mind that Truman was one of those politicians that no one wanted as Vice President (just like Teddy Roosevelt). FDR died suddenly, and Truman became President. If you know your history, one of the things that happened on his watch; Israel became a nation, and the U.S. was the first nation to recognize

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On Line Book Reviews By Mike Ramey

“A man’s love goes through his stomach. A woman’s love goes through her purse.”

--South Africa

     There seems to have been a welcomed re-surfacing of interest in proverbs from the Motherland of Africa. The electronic frontier has been criss-crossed by a variety of websites, each one worthy in its own right to bring the truth of what our ancestors stated in brevity on the subject of the day from ages past. However, for those who still into reading books and turning pages, such written works seem

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     Before we get started with our next installment of this series, I wanted to drop in a few key books that will help men keep sharp during their venture into the political arena. The two books that I have on my radar involved Black conservatives, how politics impacted their lives, and how their families remained strong during their political careers and public visibility.

     One book is J. C. Watts’ “What Color is a Conservative”. The second is Sheriff David Clarke’s “Cop Under Fire”. Both a

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Brothers, allow me to slip in a few things about the media and politics, as we begin our time together this month.

*First, make neither one--media or politics--your god OR idol. Your risk of getting hurt or deceived will be GREATLY reduced. BOTH of them are a game; a pursuit to be understood, mastered and, if possible, overcome with a political victory.

*Second, do NOT be afraid of either or them. Some media people and politicians rely on intimidation, bluff or bluster. God does NOT create a spiri

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     One of the places where local party officials get access to a wealth of untapped volunteers comes--ironically--from your local school house. Students who take high school courses in Social Studies, U. S. History, Civics or American History are given the opportunity to earn extra credit by ‘working the polls’ during the primary and general elections.

     Don’t be fooled. The ‘dirty little secret (DLS)’ is, while the ‘mainstream mess (MSM)’ cries about the ‘low scores of students’ IN public e

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     Those who gripe about politics don’t necessarily want to see problems solved.

     They just want to talk about the problems and hope the problems will resolve themselves, with the least amount of damage to themselves and their families.

     Those of us who are Men of color have just as much right as to run for elective office as the next person. The problem is that there are few in the way of resources available to encourage men TO get involved in politics; to build and coach men in the way

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Why Do Black Women Hate Black Women?

The title of this video is "Why Do Black Women Hate Black Men?"
This video is a bit of departure from my usual uploads.  It's a bit raw and uncut.  A few days, I awakened from sleep and this question was piercing my awareness. "You are not married, why is that? Do you hate Black men?



I must say I was taken aback by this thought appearing in my awareness.  In fact it troubled me that anyone would think such a thing.


Typically, I am very meticulous about how I c
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The Perfect Script

One of the most profound things that my wife and I were blessed to learn was by author Ra Un Nefer Amen. He indicated that we all have been conditioned to have a script of the ideal person and the ideal relationship. This script can include anything from physical characteristics to financial status and personality type. When we first fall in love and have those butterflies in our stomach and fire in our hearts, it’s probably due to us feeling like we found the man or woman of o

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7 Fall Trends For Men


Hey Guys As We Transition Into Autumn. Fall. Then Winter

 2013 Brings A Casual Sophistication To Your Attire That Should Amp Up Your Cutey Factor 

While Keeping You Content & Happy To Wear Them!



Brittany Anas - fem  from "Shop At Home" Gives Her Go-To Pieces For Your Fly Fall Gear.



POINTS OF REFERENCE: Bow Ties, Slim Khakis, Plaid, Camouflage, & Denim

1. Change Up Your Neckwear

"Nobody is wearing ties anymore - It's about bow ties and pocket squares."

- stylist m - Anth
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Positive Black Men - Show Yourselves

Black Professional MenSometimes it seems like African Americans are in a silent war – the war against the media.  The problem is that most of us don’t even know that the war is raging on; and we are losing.  Many of the breakthroughs on television of positive African American male characters have been reversed, and what once seemed like a leveling of the media playing field has turned into a 500-foot waterslide leading us right down the tubes.

It happened so fast that we may not have even realized it, but gone from TV

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The Manhood Line by Mike Ramey

MEMO: KILLING THE ‘LEADERLESS’ LIE

BY MIKE RAMEY

While the Depression-that-no-one-wants-to-admit-we-are-in continues, the end of the school year is rapidly approaching. Schools across the land are getting hammered with firings, layoffs and a variety of hiring and pay freezes. Not just the ‘great’ schools but ALL schools--whether they be private, parochial, public or charter.

And the teachers said: “AMEN”.

However--left out of the discussion is the fact that a lot of school WASTE has been exposed to

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The Manhood Line

MEMO: TOUGHEN UP, BABY!

BY MIKE RAMEY

Three quick things off of this month’s memo, right from the outset. First, our economy is in DEPRESSION not RECESSION. I make this statement to prepare the brotherhood for the ugly truth, rather than to believe the beautiful lie that the economy is going to get better in one or two cycles. Second, to be counted a man of quality, you have to learn how to toughen up in hard times! ‘Males’ who spend more time worrying about where their next video game is coming f

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Why Rich Black Folks Don't Work Together

I'm sure you have heard it many times over and over. You would be in their same tax bracket if you had a dime for every time a Black person said "why won't Oprah, Bill Cosby, Denzel, Bob Johnson, Jay-Z, or any of the other rich celebrities and athletes work together to build or buy-out a company which would in turn create opportunities for the common members of the Black Community"?It doesn't take a Harvard Grad to figure out that if rich Black people pooled their resources, started or bought-ou
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