Barack Obama most influential black man in America

Barack Obama the first Black American to assume the presidency in U.S. history. He was our 44th president and served two terms, from 2009 to 2017. Even after leaving office Barack Obama is the most influential Black American perhaps even on the planet earth. Today, he has over 97 million followers on Twitter. I argue,…

EGO

“What you think you become.” –Budda EGO- self-esteem One of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that serves as the organized conscious mediator between the person and reality, especially by acting both in perception of and adaptation to reality. I argue: Your Ego (Self-esteem) will determine if you are the person pitied…

SYMBOLS

“Think different.” –Steve Jobs Symbols have one characteristic in common with signs; they point beyond themselves to something else. Man’s fundamental concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate. The red stop sign at the street corner points to the order to stop the movement of all cars…

BOLSILLOS By BABYLON

Fiction By BABYLON Mr. Beverly was the shop keeper of the vintage thrift store on Chicago’s South Side. The Jewish owners of the shop were too cheap to put in central air conditioning. Each day the routine was to hand and re-hang other people’s castaway garments. The shop also sold old books and knick-knacks; strangely…

Dorthy Dandridge : Biography

“I can’t play a slave.” –Dorthy Dandridge Dorthy Dandridge was born on this day, November 9th, 1922, today would have been her 95th birthday. In my view Dorthy Dandridge is equally as talented and important as Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor. The shadow that continues to obscure the great legacy of Dorthy Dandridge is still…

Billie Holiday : Biography

“A kiss that is never tasted, forever and ever wasted.” –Billie Holiday Billie Holiday is considered the greatest jazz vocalist of the 20th century. Her vocal style was inspired by jazz great Louis Armstrong trumpeter and vocalist. It has been said by many jazz scholars that no one was able to manipulate the phrasing of…

Chief Sitting Bull Biography

“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow the land from our children.” —Chief Sitting Bull –Chief Sitting Bull As a child Sitting Bull moved so deliberately that his fellow tribe members called him, “Hunkesi” (Slow) later, the 14-year old bravely charged ahead of his war party during an enemy raid on…