My Conversation With Steve Waldman, Author Of Sacred Liberty: America’s Long, Bloody, And Ongoing Struggle For Religious Freedom

Click Here To Listen Steven Waldman Sacred Liberty offers a dramatic, sweeping survey of how America built a unique model of religious freedom, perhaps the nation’s “greatest invention.” Steven Waldman, the bestselling author of Founding Faith, shows how early ideas about religious liberty were tested and refined amidst the brutal persecution of Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Quakers, African slaves, Native Americans, Muslims, Jews and Jehovah’s Witnesses. American leaders drove religious freedom forward--figures like James Madison, George Washington, the World War II presidents (Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower) and even George W. Bush. But the biggest heroes were the regular Americans – people like Mary Dyer, Marie Barnett and W.D. Mohammed -- who risked their lives or reputations [...]

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My Conversation With Thomas Lockley, Author Of African Samurai: The True Story Of Yasuke, A Legendary Black Warrior In Feudal Japan

Click Here To Listen Thomas Lockley The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, he had ended up a servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he traversed India and China learning multiple languages as he went. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them saw him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local tradition) Buddha. Among those [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Africa, African Americans, Ancient, Asia, Biography, Military, Travel, Uncategorized, War|Comments Off on My Conversation With Thomas Lockley, Author Of African Samurai: The True Story Of Yasuke, A Legendary Black Warrior In Feudal Japan

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Another Historic Milestone in Maryland On DrAlvin.Com

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Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: It Is Time To Settle The HBCU Lawsuit On DrAlvin.Com

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My Conversation With Rich Karlgaard, Publisher Of Forbes & Author Of Late Bloomers: The Power Of Patience In A World Obsessed With Early Achievement

Click Here To Listen Rich Karlgaard-Late Bloomers A groundbreaking exploration of what it means to be a late bloomer in a culture obsessed with SAT scores and early success, and how finding one's way later in life can be an advantage to long-term achievement and happiness. We live in a society where kids and parents are obsessed with early achievement, from getting perfect scores on SATs to getting into Ivy League colleges to landing an amazing job at Google or Facebook - or even better, creating a startup with the potential to be the next Google or Facebook or Uber. We see software coders becoming millionaires or billionaires before age 30 and feel we are [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Belief, Business, Careers, Gospel, Leadership, Management, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Wisdom|Comments Off on My Conversation With Rich Karlgaard, Publisher Of Forbes & Author Of Late Bloomers: The Power Of Patience In A World Obsessed With Early Achievement

My Conversation With Stephanie Evanovich, Author Of Under the Table: A Novel

Click Here To Listen Stephanie Evanovich-Under The Table The New York Times best-selling author of Big Girl Panties puts a modern twist on My Fair Lady in this funny, romantic confection in which a canny young woman makes over her awkward millionaire client...with some hot, sexy, and surprising results. Suffocating in a dead-end marriage, Midwesterner Zoey Sullivan fled to New York and moved in with her older sister, Ruth, a carefree, vivacious beauty with a string of eligible bachelors at her beck and call. Giving herself three months in the city to clear her head and find a direction, Zoey dodges calls from her ex Derek and distracts herself by cooking and catering a few [...]

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Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Recreational Marijuana-Still a Problem On DrAlvin.Com

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My Conversation With Mary Norris, NY Times Best-Selling Author Of Greek to Me: Adventures Of The Comma Queen

Click Here To Listen Mary Norris-Greek To Me The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea. In her New York Times bestseller Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils and punctuation in The New Yorker’s celebrated copy department. In Greek to Me, she delivers another wise and funny paean to the art of self-expression, this time filtered through her greatest passion: all things Greek. Greek to Me is a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo. Along the way, Norris explains how the alphabet originated in Greece, [...]

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My Conversation With Dr. Laurie Helgoe, Author Of Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair With Narcissism in the Age of Trump

Click Here To Listen Laurie Helgoe Obsessive self-promotion, an aggressive triggering response, and retaliatory rants. “Both sensitive and incisive, beautifully capturing the paradoxical dynamic of narcissism―that the grandiosity and surrounding bravado belies an underlying fragility and brittleness.” ―Kenneth N. Levy, PhD, Associate Professor, Penn State University; Senior Fellow, Personality Disorders Institute, Cornell University Even before Donald Trump entered America’s highest office, an international survey revealed that narcissism is part of the assumed “national character” of Americans. While only a small number actually meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, those exploitive few have a way of gaining center stage in our culture. Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair With Narcissism in the Age of Trump [...]

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