We Are the Change We Seek

Author: E. J. Dionne Jr,Joy-Ann Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781635570915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A collection of Barack Obama's greatest speeches, now including his farewell address, selected and introduced by columnist E.J. Dionne and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 27 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his emotional farewell address in Chicago in January 2017. As president, Obama's words had the power to move the country, and often the world, as few presidents before him. Whether acting as Commander in Chief or Consoler in Chief, Obama adopted a unique rhetorical style that could simultaneously speak to the national mood and change the course of public events. Obama's eloquence, both written and spoken, propelled him to national prominence and ultimately made it possible for the son of a Kenyan man and a white woman from Kansas to become the first black president of the United States. These speeches span Obama's career--from his time in state government through to the end of his tenure as president--and the issues most important to our time: war, inequality, race relations, gun violence and human rights. The book opens with an essay placing Obama's oratorical contributions within the flow of American history by E.J. Dionne Jr., columnist and author of Why The Right Went Wrong, and Joy Reid, the host of AM Joy on MSNBC and author of Fracture.

We Are the Change We Seek

Author: E.J. Dionne Jr.,Joy-Ann Reid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1635570921

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 4947


A collection of Barack Obama's greatest speeches, now including his farewell address, selected and introduced by columnist E.J. Dionne and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. "It is a political partisan's dream to see them [Obama's words] so finely gathered here." - Washington Post We Are the Change We Seek is a collection of Barack Obama's 27 greatest addresses: beginning with his 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War and closing with his emotional farewell address in Chicago in January 2017. As president, Obama's words had the power to move the country, and often the world, as few presidents before him. Whether acting as Commander in Chief or Consoler in Chief, Obama adopted a unique rhetorical style that could simultaneously speak to the national mood and change the course of public events. Obama's eloquence, both written and spoken, propelled him to national prominence and ultimately made it possible for the son of a Kenyan man and a white woman from Kansas to become the first black president of the United States. These speeches span Obama's career--from his time in state government through to the end of his tenure as president--and the issues most important to our time: war, inequality, race relations, gun violence and human rights. The book opens with an essay placing Obama's oratorical contributions within the flow of American history by E.J. Dionne Jr., columnist and author of Why The Right Went Wrong, and Joy Reid, the host of AM Joy on MSNBC and author of Fracture.

Barack Obama

Author: Steven Sarson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350032360

Category: History

Page: 376

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Barack Obama's politics are deeply informed by his profound knowledge and understanding of his country's history. His articles, books, and speeches are replete with references to America's past and how that relates to the present he sees and the future he envisions. Exploring Obama's own words, Steven Sarson examines his interpretation of American history from colonial times to the present, showing how Obama sees American history as beginning with the “common creed” of equality and liberty proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and the “more perfect union” created by the Constitution. He analyses Obama's understanding of the colonies, revolution, and early nation, slavery and the civil war, segregation and civil rights, economy and society, Native Americans and foreign policy. An epilogue explores how Obama personifies the American dream through the stories of individuals, including his own. A unique and fascinating take on the past and how we interpret it, this book will appeal to all students and scholars of American history, as well as anyone interested in Obama's presidency.

I Am the Change I Seek

Author: Kathleen Suneja

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465347801

Category: Self-Help

Page: 129

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Connecting to the inner self is the best means to overcome adversity. The book is a guide to self-realization so as to make optimal decisions to prevent being overwhelmed by an oppressive situation. Freedom is a state of mind. One must begin by making changes within the self to realize the depth of ones freedom. Self-realized thoughts overcome trials and tribulations. These transform actions based in reasoned solutions. Active learning, self correction in self-love helps achieve optimal thoughts. Inner consciousness improves actions that withstand adversity. This enduring philosophy is a fail- safe, tried and true method to uphold autonomy of the self. Oppression is best overcome with self-assured wisdom that exposes ignorance. To overcome limited consciousness, ones identity is also open to reconsideration. The notion of One World lies in consciously connecting to the collective as a whole while securing ones unique individuality.

Three-Part Process to Breaking the Recidivism Cycle

Author: Danny Ray Christian

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524529095

Category: Self-Help

Page: 66

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The mere fact that you are holding this book in your hands is proof that being an addict and having an X on your back isnt a life sentence to failure. I was both an addict and prisoner for thirty years, yet today I live life as a clean, sober, and productive member of societyas a published writer and motivational speaker. I am living proof, and you can become proof also that a thing men did, a man may do again. I wrote this book because I saw everybody dedicating their time, effort, and money to try to solve every problem of society except answer the question What is going to get the brothers off the corner and keep them out of prison? Since I was once one of the brothers on the corner and in prison, I figured that it might help if I shared with those still on them and in prison how I broke the cycle of going in and out of rehab, prison, and the mental hospital. My experience has shown me that there is a way out of the revolving door of recidivism, but it requires work and commitment to change. There was a three-stage process to me ending my involvement in the penal system and addiction. It included (1) admitting the problem, (2) accepting responsibility for my role in it, and (3) surrendering to a higher power that could get me out of it. I believe this is a viable formula for anybody who wants to go from brokenness to wholeness. I encourage you to try it if you are tired of going around and around in the vicious cycle of addiction, prison, and purposelessness.

The Hill We Climb - Den Hügel hinauf: Zweisprachige Ausgabe

Author: Amanda Gorman

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455011772

Category: Poetry

Page: 21

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Mit einem Vorwort von Oprah Winfrey Mit dem Gedicht »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf«, das Amanda Gorman am 20. Januar 2021 bei der Inauguration des 46. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Joe Biden, vortrug, schenkte eine junge Lyrikerin den Menschen auf der ganzen Welt eine einzigartige Botschaft der Hoffnung und Zuversicht. Am 20. Januar 2021 wurde die erst zweiundzwanzigjährige Amanda Gorman zur sechsten und jüngsten Dichterin, die bei der Vereidigung eines US-amerikanischen Präsidenten ein Gedicht vortrug. »The Hill We Climb – Den Hügel hinauf« ist jetzt in der autorisierten zweisprachigen Fassung als kommentierte Sonderausgabe erhältlich.

The Leader in You

Author: Dr Gladys Adevey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491713283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

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Here is the ultimate secret to realising your leadership qualities in the quest of achieving more, being more, and giving more, inspired by international bestselling author Gerry Robert’s The Millionaire Mindset. Many books focus on how to be rich, but the truth is that nothing can be achieved without knowing and realising your leadership qualities. A former shop assistant, the author has paved her way through life in understanding that the fundamental principle of becoming who you want to become is realizing your leadership potential. The Leader in You will bring out the fortune in you. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. You may have whatever you want in life and become whatever you want to become. The Leader in You was a precursor to Dr Gladys Adevey’s The Best of You. Dr Gladys is well known for researching the reason that not everyone can be a success, motivating her to study psychology, and she graduated with distinction. Her work is still used as a yardstick for perfection and higher grades. Her leadership qualities are not just a natural phenomenon but hold a doctorate degree in that respect. It’s time to stop wondering what it’s like to be a success and start knowing. The Leader in You has winning advice on how to increase self-confidence, cultivate a taste for success, and much more to create an awesome future. Gerry Robert The Millionaire Mindset gerryrobert.com

Safety Metrics for the Modern Safety Professional

Author: C. Gary Lopez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000227235

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 138

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This book investigates the world of leading indicators and explores how they can be used effectively, providing 21st-century safety professionals with alternative metrics and guidance, which will enable them to make a difference in managing risk within an organization. The safety and health profession has been hindered by ineffective metrics for decades, with the primary metrics of choice being the OSHA incident rate and lost time accident rate. This narrow focus on what constitutes loss is not in line with the new concepts of managing the total risk that an organization faces. The book looks at indicators on a tactical level where they can be very effective in providing management with clear direction and "manageable" items they can utilize to elevate the safety efforts of an organization. It also explores the limitations of leading indicators at the strategic level and how they’re tied into the management merit review system to determine bonus and salary increase structures. It features measurements of areas of loss not usually considered by safety managers, suggests ways to use leading indicators, and promotes a departure from traditional "body count" thinking. This book will be of interest to safety professionals involved in risk management in the modern workplace.

Champion Leaders: Pursuing Excellence to Win

Author: Joyce C. Edwards Ph.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512774901

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 7201


Have you ever wondered why some institutions start small and seem to explode within a matter of months? While others appear stagnant for the entire time that they are in existence? Champion Leaders points to effective leadership and examines the cause. Learn how to win at leadership by establishing the right relationships with followers, having courage to make tough decisions, and having a God-inspired vision. Seasoned, new, and aspiring leaders will find answers in Champion Leaders as to how the pursuit of excellence in leadership leads to great advantage. Winning is the ultimate result of Champion Leadership. Find out how to pursue excellence in all your endeavors and see the hand of God at work in your life!

Hunger for the Word

Author: Larry Hollar

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814630082

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 881


A collection of reflections on hunger and justice designed to be used with the lectionary.