Monthly Archives: February 2015

Black History Month: Antiques Roadshow

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 Celebrating Black Americana Antiques Roadshow compiled an interesting collection of segments on African American collectibles. For example, pictures of a valuable textbook issued by Madam Walker. Highly educational look at entrepreneurial and artistic ventures of several historical and pioneering African Americans that … Continue reading

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How 3 Laid Off Employees Started A High-Tech Company

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History of a Successful Startup Fire In The Belly: Building A World-leading High-tech Company From Scratch In Tumultuous Times Co-authors, Jerry D. Neal & Jerry Bledsoe, appeared recently on a 17-minute c-span segment. They gave an insightful and amusing account of the high … Continue reading

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Making A Living in the Internet Age

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 Cory Doctorow’s Laws How small artists can make a living in the digital age despite legal and business conflicts with the corporate world is the primary theme of Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, by guru, activist and … Continue reading

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Aptitudes In Action

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 Cool Examples of Finger Dexterity In the 1920’s, Johnson O’Connor, a General Electric engineer, wanted a new way to evaluate which jobs workers were best suited for. Mr. O’Connor, a former John Dewey student, developed a Finger Dexterity test, which … Continue reading

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When On-The-Job Injury Disrupts Your Life

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Avoiding Common Financial Pitfalls What would you do if you were a health care professional and discovered that trusted medical professionals had committed malpractice and harmed your close family member? Debra Muth, WHNP, ND, BSN, MSNH, BAAHP details her family’s … Continue reading

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Artists And Black History Month

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Revisiting Clementine Hunter, Rose O’Neill & Horace Pippen…Previous Niche Creativity Posts The Secret Paintings of Clementine Hunter http://wp.me/p3Kr4S-25r Rose O’Neill http://wp.me/p3Kr4S-1RD Harlem Hellfighters: Business and Creative genius behind the scenes Horace Pippen http://wp.me/p3Kr4S-1Dc Dee Adams is the author of Finding Your … Continue reading

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How Do You Value Your Time?

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Updated: Quiz with Valuable Insights Where Did The Time Go? Thought provoking and valuable checklist of 55 questions and observations about time… and the lack thereof. It’s a poster in a checklist format by award-winning author, Frank Sonnenberg, considered a … Continue reading

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Tips for Nurturing Your Little Entrepreneur

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Why You Should Start Early Simple ways to recognize and encourage creativity and entrepreneurial talent is the underlying theme in the February issue of  Safety Net-Parents newsletter Leon Scott Baxter, dad, author, elementary teacher, and editor of Safety Net Parents newsletter … Continue reading

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The School Started by Civil War Veterans

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When the War Between the States ended, soldiers from two regiments of colored infantries pooled their funds to start a school in 1886. At first, they named it Lincoln Institute. It was founded as a school of higher learning for freed … Continue reading

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2 Amazing Music Teachers with Disabilities

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Using Music to Over Challenges Marcus Roberts Tavis Smiley PBS Musician described as little known outside the industry http://video.pbs.org/video/2365410702/ Patrick Costello Washington Post Merry God of banjo’: Despite deafness…man learned to play and teach music http://tinyurl.com/qj8rwy5

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