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Steve Harvey Left It All On The Stage: Original King of Comedy Retired From Stand-Up

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2012 | 5:43 PM

Performing at a sold out MGM Grand, Las Vegas August 2, 2012, legendary comedian-turned-author, actor, and all-around media conglomerate Steve Harvey called it quits -- from live stand-up performances.

Harvey, who has enjoyed a highly successful show business career for...

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Faithfulness Is Perseverance in Purpose: An Interview With Roland Martin

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2012 | 10:55 AM

Years ago, when I was an instructional supervisor in the Houston Independent School District, I frequently visited Jack Yates Senior High School in Houston, where Roland Martin, now host of Washington Watch and a CNN contributor attended. Martin's success continues to provide inspiration and hope to many of the school's...

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Are You the Change We're Looking for? a Fresh Avenue for Social Action

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 6:23 PM

The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner (Jossey-Bass 1995), found that "the most effective change processes are incremental; they break down big problems into small, doable steps and get a person to say yes numerous times, not just once."

Do you want to make a positive difference in the world?...

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You Need to Know About This: Leaders Connecting Communities & Cultures

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2011 | 1:06 PM

The older I get the more I seek to connect with people, places and things that feed my passions--purpose development, leadership development and ways to be of service to others. To this end, I decided to check something out last week that held the potential of speaking to my interest....

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Paying It Forward in the 'Hood: Steve Harvey's 9th Annual Hoodie Awards

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 11:22 AM

Author, publisher, and activist Haki Madhubuti was quoted as saying, "No one can do everything, but if everyone does something, then everything will get done." It is in this spirit of collective work and responsibility that a unique awards show has operated for nearly a decade, celebrating community service and...

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Praying for Courage with Bill Cosby

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2011 | 10:48 AM

There are a number of compelling issues facing us today; -- debt ceiling, oil prices, unemployment, homelessness, a failing educational system and more. These stress factors leave us needing a little encouragement and insight into how "courage" can help us better manage our day. As we go about the 86,400...

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God and Time: The Now We Live

(5) Comments | Posted March 23, 2011 | 8:08 AM

The debate surrounding God's relationship with time is an old one. Many great minds have invested hours, years, careers and lifetimes debating whether God is within time (temporal), above and beyond time -- timeless (atemporal) -- or on God's own time (omnitemporal). From Saint Augustine to C.S. Lewis to Robert...

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