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Death to Our Future

In 1950, two million was the count for people housed in the city of Philadelphia. Since then, that number has done nothing but decrease due to the ploys used to keep the numbers beneath a particular quota. The Black Community, give the city a 44.3 percentage rate out of 100 according to the United States Census Bureau of 2012, which means that 55.7 percent are of other races (Latino, Caucasian, Asian, Korean, etc.). That does not include the folks who chose not to participate in the census, or the people who provide shelter to family and friends. The two, would give the Black Community a percentage rate well over the fifty mark it’s been kept under. Blacks possess a multitude of threats and must be contained and controlled by any means necessary. For one, if we are allowed to continue to reproduce in the numbers in which we do today then...
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Talent Without Skill

At one point in time I kind of thought talent and skill were equal to one another, but as I've grown I now understand the difference between the two. Talent to many folks means the behaviors you find yourself doing often or repetitiously, a recurring pattern of thought or feeling that can be applied productively. I personally disagree with that because I believe those are skills used to perfect the talent you possess. They are a few of the tools used to make the cliche' "practice makes perfect" a fact and not just some saying. Another definition for talent is what you are and are good at, an innate ability as for artistic accomplishments. Now that, I do believe has talent written all over it. Talent to me means your capabilities and ability to perform what you have spent so much of your time polishing. It is the dream we believe will take us from...
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A TRIBUTE TO RAY BRADBURY by Salvatore Buttaci


               MARTIAN CHRONICLES (1950) I first met Ray Bradbury in the pages of his book The Illustrated Man way back in 1951. His easy flowing, poetic style of writing science fiction and fantasy hooked me into a love of these genres to this very day. From that book came others throughout the Fabulous Fifties and beyond. They were books I had to read because Ray Bradbury wrote them and Ray Bradbury ranked first among all of my favorite authors: Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon, Alfred Bester, Clifford D. Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, C.M. Kornbluth, Frederik Pohl, Poul Anderson, Frederic Brown, and Fritz Leiber.  My childhood was a wonderful time to be an avid reader delighting in vicarious adventures. Thanks to Bradbury and the others, those 25-cent paperbacks allowed me to travel through space and time, hitch my imagination to theirs, and leave Earth if...
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Schettino’s Failure of Leadership

Several years ago while taking a class onmanagement styles, a question came up that made a powerful impact on how I interacted with people around me. The question was this; Is management and leadership the same thing? On one hand, management is the process of dealing with or controlling things or people. While leadership is the action of leading people by precept, principle and example. Like me, you may have never thought of these two states separately, but as you look at the definitions, it is clear they are not the same. I say it like this, management is getting people to do the right things, but leadership is helping the right people do the right things. The difference is found in the application and activation of people. In life, business and everything else, people must be part of the equation. If they are not, you won’t see sustained success. This difference came to light in a tragic manner for hundreds...
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One Schools Reaction to the Trayvor Martin Killing

My friend and fellow Author Info contributor Angelo McCutchen shared a video made at his son's school. All I can hope is it will open our eyes and stop people living in fear due to their own ignorance.
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