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Archive >> March 2008
With the Primary in Pennsylvania fast approaching it appears that PA. Governor Ed Rendell was right when he stated that white voters in his state would not vote for a black man. Now a new story says that they rarely vote for female candidates. This should make the upcoming primary a lot more interesting . You can read the story by clicking the link below:
There is a simple marketing strategy for attracting potential customers to your business. Let me tell you what is. It's called information. Most people want at least some basic information about your product or service before spending their hard-earned dollars. They will want even more information before making any kind of substantial purchase.
Create an information packet about your company. Include a welcome letter, brochure, brief company history, flyers, coupons, free gift, etc. Give as much information about your company as you can. Hire someone if you don't have the skills to do this.
Persuading people to opt in can be a challenge. One way to help is to offer something for free in exchange for an e-mail address.
Some free things to offer:
a free chapter of a e-book
You should put this free offer on the entry page of your website. Post it where it can be seen. Make the offer compelling enough to make them want to give out their e-mail address. Respect the privilege you have been given. Don't start spamming or selling your new-found database. This will cause you to be blocked to ever sending anything to them again. All your hard work and
On March 31, 1988, Writer Toni Morrison Won The Pulitzer Prize For Fiction, For Her 1987 Novel, Beloved.
In 1993 Morrison Would Become The First Black Woman To Receive A Nobel Peace Prize For Literature.
Born In Lorain, Ohio, Morrison Entered Howard University In 1949, To Study English. She Began Writing Fiction As part Of An Informal Group Of Poets And Writers At The University Who Met To Discuss Their Work.
Toni Morrison Have Has Written Several Celebrated Novels, Including: The Bluest Eye (1970), Sula (1974), Song Of Solomon (1977), Tar Baby (1981) And Jazz (1992). Although her
WASHINGTON - A US federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence passed against human rights campaigner Mumia Abu-Jamal, while upholding his conviction for the murder of a police officer.
In a split decision, the three-member Philadelphia appeals court ruled that Abu-Jamal, a former radio journalist and member of the Black Panthers, should face a new sentencing hearing or have his sentence commuted to life in jail.
Abu-Jamal, born Wesley Cook, was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer the year before.
While in jail,
"He is well known as being unequivocally committed to winning. One of his most famous maxims is 'Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing', although he did not coin the phrase and the exact words he used are disputed.
Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing is a well-known quote in sports. Some people think the quote exemplifies a form of unfettered competitiveness that has permeated American sports. Its assertion about the importance of winning has been touted as a basic tenet of the American sports creed and, at the same time, singled out as
Imagine that your home was reduced to mold and wood framing by Hurricane Katrina. Desperate for money to rebuild, you engage in a frustrating bureaucratic process, and after months of living in a government-provided trailer tainted with formaldehyde you finally win a federal grant.
Then a collector calls with the staggering news that you have to pay back thousands of dollars.
Thousands of Katrina victims may be in that situation. Read this unbelievable story by clicking the link below:
First let me thank Howard Witt of the Chicago Tribune for sending me this story.
For those that don't know there was a horrible rape attack in Florida at a place called Dunbar Village cmitted by a group of young black men against a black woman. Not only was a mother raped but she was then forced to perform oral sex on her 12 year old son. They both had household chemicals poured in their eyes and their attackers attempted to set them on fire.
The monsters that comitted this crime have been caught and have been denied bail. Enter Al Sharpton. He want's these boys to have a chance to post bond
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