Monthly Archives: November 2015

5 Ways to Bring Some Holiday Cheer to the Office

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Photo of a pile of gift-wrapped boxes

(Source: ChristmasToyDrive.com)

Want to add a bit of cheer to your office around the holidays? You don’t need to craft an elaborate scheme to accomplish this. All you need are a few good ideas that can be easily executed to get the ball rolling.

Here are a few to choose from:

1. Holiday Potluck. Everyone loves the pomp and circumstance of a holiday feast with lots of variety. It’s a great activity that everyone can indulge in and after all, the more, the merrier. Pick a day with low activity, so that everyone can relax and enjoy the festivities. Create a list early on with the kinds of dishes you want represented and have people sign up for what they’d like to bring. Add a few colorful decorations, music, and of course, don’t forget to assign a clean-up committee.

2. Bake-Off. Got a few bakers chomping at the bit to share their wares? Take this opportunity to introduce a healthy, festive competition among colleagues who’d love to show off their culinary skills. It’s a fun and delicious activity that allows the whole office to get involved and can result in a few cool prizes for top winners.

3. Festive Decorating Contest. If creatives abound in …read more      

Get Real, White South Africa

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Get Real, White South Africa

Get Real, White South Africa

White settlers in South Africa give a Nazi salute at Terreblanche’s funeral

AFRICANGLOBE – South Africa is good at reinventing itself, at trying on new clothes, as if an outfit changes the qualities and personality of the wearer.

We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters.

Unfortunately, South Africa has never fundamentally changed over the years, we simply changed clothes.

The greatest problem we face as a nation is not our neo-liberal imperialist economy that favours US and British capitalist endeavours. It’s not that the police criminalise and sometimes kill people for being poor or that miners, farmworkers and domestic workers are still grossly underpaid. It’s not that we have an inadequate education system, which mimics the structures of colonial conquerors or that we are importing instead of producing …read more      

5 Ways to Bring Some Holiday Cheer to the Office

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Photo of a pile of gift-wrapped boxes

(Source: ChristmasToyDrive.com)

Want to add a bit of cheer to your office around the holidays? You don’t need to craft an elaborate scheme to accomplish this. All you need are a few good ideas that can be easily executed to get the ball rolling.

Here are a few to choose from:

1. Holiday Potluck. Everyone loves the pomp and circumstance of a holiday feast with lots of variety. It’s a great activity that everyone can indulge in and after all, the more, the merrier. Pick a day with low activity, so that everyone can relax and enjoy the festivities. Create a list early on with the kinds of dishes you want represented and have people sign up for what they’d like to bring. Add a few colorful decorations, music, and of course, don’t forget to assign a clean-up committee.

2. Bake-Off. Got a few bakers chomping at the bit to share their wares? Take this opportunity to introduce a healthy, festive competition among colleagues who’d love to show off their culinary skills. It’s a fun and delicious activity that allows the whole office to get involved and can result in a few cool prizes for top winners.

3. Festive Decorating Contest. If creatives abound in …read more      

Donald Trump Claims He Thought Meeting with African-American Pastors Was an Endorsement

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Trump’s campaign had originally promoted Monday’s meeting, which reportedly involves nearly 100 African-American pastors, as an endorsement, sending out a news release Wednesday using that language. The meeting was supposed to be followed by a news conference, which was canceled this weekend, and no media is invited to the closed meeting.

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Get Real, White South Africa

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Get Real, White South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE – South Africa is good at reinventing itself, at trying on new clothes, as if an outfit changes the qualities and personality of the wearer.

We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters.

Unfortunately, South Africa has never fundamentally changed over the years, we simply changed clothes.

The greatest problem we face as a nation is not our neo-liberal imperialist economy that favours US and British capitalist endeavours. It’s not that the police criminalise and sometimes kill people for being poor or that miners, farmworkers and domestic workers are still grossly underpaid. It’s not that we have an inadequate education system, which mimics the structures of colonial conquerors or that we are importing instead of producing basic foods. Our biggest problem is not even crime, South Africa.

Our biggest …read more      

Millionaire Mom of 6 Talks Birthing Business Breakthroughs

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Family photo of Lenika and Gregg Scott and their six girls

What some may deem impossible, she has successfully mastered. Lenika Scott, “The Millionaire Mom” and CEO of Scott Marketing Group LLC based outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a multifaceted entrepreneur, multilevel marketing industry leader, author/speaker, life coach, minister, and mentor. All while keeping her family (husband and six daughters) first priority and keeping herself healthy, fit, and fabulous! And she’s achieved it all through an unrelenting faith in God, tireless commitment, no-nonsense drive, and purposed passion to see lives radically transformed. Some may see “the glory” (manifested success) but most don’t know the full story.

[RELATED: 5 Home-Based Business Ideas]

In 2009, Scott and husband, Gregg, built a million-dollar business from the ground up. Two years later in 2011, their business completely crumbled and they ended up losing everything. Ground zero, everything—home, cars, assets—gone! As a result, they found themselves standing in line seeking government assistance (food stamps) to feed their large family of eight. But they made a decision to quickly pull themselves together.

Scott emphatically recalls that “We did not focus on the pain but instead on the promise. We chose to focus on the vision we had for ourselves and our family.” Their core purpose …read more      

Millionaire Mom of 6 Talks Birthing Business Breakthroughs

Published by:

Family photo of Lenika and Gregg Scott and their six girls

What some may deem impossible, she has successfully mastered. Lenika Scott, “The Millionaire Mom” and CEO of Scott Marketing Group LLC based outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a multifaceted entrepreneur, multilevel marketing industry leader, author/speaker, life coach, minister, and mentor. All while keeping her family (husband and six daughters) first priority and keeping herself healthy, fit, and fabulous! And she’s achieved it all through an unrelenting faith in God, tireless commitment, no-nonsense drive, and purposed passion to see lives radically transformed. Some may see “the glory” (manifested success) but most don’t know the full story.

[RELATED: 5 Home-Based Business Ideas]

In 2009, Scott and husband, Gregg, built a million-dollar business from the ground up. Two years later in 2011, their business completely crumbled and they ended up losing everything. Ground zero, everything—home, cars, assets—gone! As a result, they found themselves standing in line seeking government assistance (food stamps) to feed their large family of eight. But they made a decision to quickly pull themselves together.

Scott emphatically recalls that “We did not focus on the pain but instead on the promise. We chose to focus on the vision we had for ourselves and our family.” Their core purpose …read more      

In Gray cases, whose side is the NAACP on? – Baltimore Sun

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Baltimore Sun
I’m surprised that NAACP representative Tessa Hill-Alston is quoted as saying, “We want the prosecutor to do the right thing and press forward and get results” (“First officer heads to trial Monday in Freddie Gray’s death,” Nov. 30). Both the victim
First officer faces trial in Freddie Gray caseUSA TODAY
First Freddie Gray trial begins in Baltimore as demoralized police prepare for RT
Jury Selection Begins In Involuntary Manslaughter Case of William Porter, the Atlanta Black Star
Ledger GazetteWest Point Tidewater ReviewTV NewsroomNPR
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