What is Black Wall Street?

One of the most important landmarks of black history.

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Imagine a neighborhood where everything from the buildings to the transportation was owned by African Americans. Picture a neighborhood where the majority of residents had plenty of money in their pockets and many had their own businesses. A neighborhood with a successful bus line and airline. Even it’s own hospital, schools, bank, and nearly every type of business you can think of, all crammed into this black-owned neighborhood. Are you seeing this in your mind yet? Continue reading “What is Black Wall Street?”

Can a Job be Worthless?

You can either just do your job, or you can make this world a better one.

If you’re like most people, you have moments where you find your job to be boring. Maybe you look at other people and think they have the easiest job ever. What if I told you that the smallest jobs have a big impact on helping the world? Continue reading “Can a Job be Worthless?”

5 Ways to be More Accountable for Your Goals!

Because even our goals need help.

Whether we’re going for New Year’s Resolutions or more traditional goals, it helps to hold ourselves accountable. Accountability is what puts us back on track when we find ourselves slacking or tempted to give up. There are numerous ways that we and our loved ones can keep us following one course until successful. Continue reading “5 Ways to be More Accountable for Your Goals!”

Should You Clean Up Your Old Neighborhood?

Two grand perspectives on the subject.

Everybody knows that celebrities who make it out of the hood are often called sellouts. They are labeled as such because they are perceived as forgetting where they came from, and looking down on the less fortunate. The following is another perspective. Continue reading “Should You Clean Up Your Old Neighborhood?”

10 Black Inventions That We Use Every Day

You are probably eating and wearing a few right now!

If you’re like most people, the first and possibly only black inventor that came to mind when you read the title was George Washington Carver, with his 300 uses of the peanut. In actuality, there have been a vast number of African Americans throughout history who created things that most of us wouldn’t want to live without today. Some of those creations save countless lives to this day. The following are just a handful of those inventions. Continue reading “10 Black Inventions That We Use Every Day”

5 Ways That African Slaves Escaped

How far will you go to save your baby?

Everybody knows about slaves who lived their entire lives in bondage. What we don’t hear enough about are the slaves who escaped. When humans get backed into a corner, we often improvise creative solutions. Even with their limited education, literacy, speaking ability, etc., slaves were no exception to the rule. The following are 5 accounts of 6 slaves who miraculously found their way to freedom. Continue reading “5 Ways That African Slaves Escaped”

How to Start Your Cold Call the Right Way!

What is your opening statement when making cold calls?

Everybody knows that cold calling is one of the most debatable methods of marketing. On one hand, some people see it as the most useless and outdated form of marketing. On the other hand, some people still earn great business from it. One of the key differences between the two sides is that those who gain from cold calling typically have a better understanding of what catches the prospect’s interest. And it starts with the opening statement. Continue reading “How to Start Your Cold Call the Right Way!”