Chasing the Dream

Author: Paige Lee Elliston

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0800759419

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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Amy Hawkins, a 35-year-old editor from New York City who makes a fresh start in the small Montana town of Coldwater, is hard at work on her first novel, but trouble starts brewing when her money starts running out, her writing deteriorates, and she is forced to decide between two men who are out to win her heart. Original.

Refocusing the African-American Dream

Author: Edwin E. Thompson RIA MBA,MSgt. Edward E. Thompson Jr. USAF

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728361834

Category: Political Science

Page: 68

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This book depicts the challenging experiences of two twins - Dreams, Hope, and Passion in obtaining the American Dream." Establishing the argument for " Refocusing the African American Dream" is precipitated by the need to clarify what is freedom, and what makes freedom so important? Generally, dreams are food for the soul. Dreams also give us hope. Whereas, hope is the opportunity for expectation, and passion is the need and desire to turn those hopes and dreams into reality. With freedom comes responsibility. There are three fundamental critical societal problems, which impacts "The African American Dream," they are fundamentally social problems notably: an increase in single-parent households, inadequate education preparation, and no economic foundation. Despite the difficulties associated with single-family households, inadequate education preparation and, no financial foundation. The Declaration of Independence depicts the concept of freedom in terms of inalienable rights, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As a result, there is no mention of economic independence. Economics is an important issue, which confronts our families; because it is a necessary means for financial freedom, and it facilitates our participation in a market economy. If a culture has no strong economic base, then it resembles a plantation. The civil rights movement was very much about gaining control over economic means, and not so much about getting political power as an end in itself. Your circumstances at birth—mainly, what your parents do for a living—are an even more significant factor in how far you get in life than we had previously realized. On the other hand, if you are first-generation educated like the Thompson twins, it is your Dreams, Hope, and Passion that makes the difference. In either case, you are the foundation for the next generation's success. The process only works if you have a flourishing economy at best.

Preserving Privilege

Author: Jewelle Taylor Gibbs,Teiahsha Bankhead

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275969912

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 9807


Examines California as forerunner and example of responses to ethnic and racial change in America.

Stirring of Soul in the Workplace

Author: Alan Briskin

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605096164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 6617


Essential reading for those who'd like to find more meaning in their jobs, "The Stirring of Soul in the Workplace" offers ways to balance a personal spiritual path with job realities and expectations.

Dream Builders, Dream Killers

Author: Berteau Joisil

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145005546X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 375

View: 7821


All immigrants to America have a story with the American Dream, a story sometimes intimately intertwined with personal dreams. My story might be a surprising, if not maybe an unexpected one diverging from the usual account of pitiful existence in Haiti's slums or that of struggle for adaptation to America's way of life by one of Haiti's "boat people" who landed on South Florida's coast. It is a story that starts from the lower plains of the Artibonite Valley in Haiti with a dream from my great grandfather, Joizil Estimé, and continues in the United States, ultimately in Powell, Ohio. It is the story of a Haitian immigrant born in the small coastal town of Saint-Marc, Haiti. It evolves with my experiences growing up in my native country where my formative years were influenced by a connection to a diverse sociocultural environment. It progresses with my interaction with other societal enclaves in foreign lands like Germany and ultimately in the United States. It is an account of dreams fulfilled or unfulfilled, due not only to factors such as the convergence of different motivational agents (dreambuilders), the winds blowing on corporate America, whether in Haiti or the United States, but also to different conditions such as country of origin, globalization, social class, and Afro-ethnicity in America (dreamkillers). It is the story of coping with life changes, of integration into the American mainstream, of successes and disappointments of an immigrant from Haiti. But it is more than the story of an immigrant; it also reflects in a way the struggle of all immigrants coping with the pursuit of the American Dream and the quest for adaptation and continuous learning. It relates to all those who have wrestled with their dreams, those who have learned to make the best out of life's circumstances and keep a positive outlook in the era we live in. Dreambuilders, dreamkillers are in all walks of life.

A Competitor's Heart: 369 Days of Development

Author: Jeffrey Swarr

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483453766

Category: Self-Help

Page: 386

View: 5720


For numerous young athletes they are searching for a path to be pushed to become great. Each competitor has the ability to be great and greatness is a daily practice. A Competitor's Heart is developed through a consistent daily practice of development. Each day's message is built to develop a person's heart to compete and become the best person possible. Put A Competitor's Heart into your daily habit and routine and greatness will follow.

I Can With I AM

Author: Sheila M. Luck

Publisher: Aneko Press

ISBN: 1622454189

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 2843


“Somebody should do something about that!” We hear it and say it frequently. Maybe we have felt that the “somebody” needed to be somebody else because we were not capable, we didn’t have the financial or influential means, or that we just didn’t have the time; but maybe God wanted us to be that “somebody.” Maybe He wants you to be “somebody” today. With God, we can be “somebody.” When we work with Him according to His plan, He will provide the abilities and the means. Discover the possibilities. Be somebody! I will do what I can, where I am, with “I AM.”

Dream Encounters

Author: Barbie L. Breathitt

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 1603832564

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 290

View: 5341


"Dream Encounters" Seeing Your Destiny from God's Perspective, is the "Rosetta Stone" to interpreting the illusive vapors of dreams. Uniquely inspired, and written to convince the greatest skeptics, and educate the most ardent believer, "Dream Encounters" will bring God's perspective, and understanding to the symbolic, visual, love letters, in the mysterious world of dreams. Take a journey into the sub-conscious night parables of the soul, to learn how dream truths impact your world; give direction, purpose, and destiny. Gain valuable keys to success by unlocking the mysteries of your dreams.

Chasing Dream

Author: Dandi Daley Mackall

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414339186

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 159

View: 547


Even though she has spent the week doing selfish things, nine-year-old Ellie asks God for help when her beloved horse becomes sick.