Writing For Dollars From Your Kitchen Table

Audrey Bell-Kearney
Audrey Bell-Kearney
So many people are making a wonderful living by self-publishing their own books. You’ve probably thought of writing your own book, but thought that it was just too complicated and costly. The truth of the matter is that almost anyone who has something to say can write and publish their work. Whether your book is 240 pages or 24 pages you can self-publish your work and see your name in print.

Barack Obama's White Appeal and the Perverse Racial Politics of the Post-Civil Rights Era

Black Agenda Report
Barack Obama's vaunted cross-racial appeal means whites have finally found a Black politician they feel comfortable with - in contrast to their feelings about the great bulk of African Americans. Is that a good thing? Emphatically not, since it is predicated on the belief that Obama isn't really "all that Black." Obama actively encourages notions of his own "exceptionalism" through his "deep willingness to accommodate white supremacy." His declaration that Blacks have already come "90 percent of the way" to racial equality signals to many that the days of having to listen to African American complaints are almost over - when nothing could be further from the truth.

Why Your Marketing Isn’t Working

Sherese Duncan
Sherese Duncan
"How can I get a hold on our marketing efforts so I can increase our client base?" This is the question I got from a new client recently. As we talked a little more about the issues the company was facing, marketing wasn't where they needed help initially.

Powerful Conversations: Interviewing - Part 2 of 3

Interviewing
In real estate, professional home stagers are practiced in the art of preparing a home for resale. They target the “flow” of a home, eliminate clutter, rearrange furniture, and assist in enhancing curb-appeal. Some professional stagers keep their basement or garage filled with props - everything from antiques and art to eclectic furniture and knick knacks. With lots of competition in the market, Stagers help your home measure up. In part 2 of this series, I stage a strong interview on your behalf. There is plenty of competition.

Message To Black Dads: A New Father's Day Tradition

The Black Commentator
We’ve started a new tradition for Father’s Day and are inviting all Fathers, Step-Fathers, Adopted Fathers, Foster Fathers, Surrogate Fathers and any other type of Fathers to participate with us. Ordinarily, on Father’s Day, Dads are expected to receive gifts and other pleasures from their offspring. Of course, we have never gotten anywhere near the level of goodies that Mothers get on their day, (our lobby isn’t as powerful as theirs), but that’s not what this is about. What we’re proposing is something entirely different. We’re starting a tradition of Dads giving their children a gift on Father’s Day: a photograph of themselves.

6 Essentials to Execute the Right Strategic Goals

Sherese Duncan
Sherese Duncan
Goal setting is a basic process, but many people find it difficult to understand. Take a look at the six essentials that you must know and understand in order to execute the right strategic goals. Remember, in this stage of building your infrastructure you want to be strategic about the focus areas of your goals.

Mixed Messages

T.T. Mitchell
T.T. Mitchell
The danger of mixed messages is especially crucial when you’re considering business issues. For me, as a sole proprietor, if I have problems communicating with the person I’m speaking to it could end a business association with that person.

Perseverance

Torin Ellis
Torin Ellis
According to Samuel Johnson, “few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”