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Reflecting on World Cancer Day: The Importance of Cancer Screening and Health Checkups (RIP Anthony Lloyd Gilliard)

“We must do more to end the many tragedies that cancer inflicts. About one-third of cancers can be prevented, while others are curable if diagnosed and treated early. And even when cancer is advanced, patients should benefit from palliative care.”

– Ban Ki-moon

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My Open Letter of Gratitude to Former President Barack Obama (From Ralph A. Gilmore)

Dear Former Mr. President,

Ever since the day of your farewell speech, I’ve been meaning to put something together to honor you in my own way.  I’m not sure how much traction this post will get or even have the slightest possibility of my words reaching your vicinity.  If, by some miracle, you happen to come across this post, I want to start by saying, “thank you!”  I am proud of you Continue reading “My Open Letter of Gratitude to Former President Barack Obama (From Ralph A. Gilmore)”

(Video) Happy New Year 2017 From NYC – Inspirational Message

Peace to 2016!  I’m more than ready to move on to bigger and brighter days ahead, along with a fresh perspective… it’s all on God’s timing.  I just wanted to share some thoughts in which I hope that some of you will find encouraging and inspiring.  Here’s hoping 2017 Continue reading “(Video) Happy New Year 2017 From NYC – Inspirational Message”

Creative Inspiration: Behind the Brand With Designer/ Illustrator Ralph A. Gilmore

Up until a few nights ago, I never realized how hard it is to make a simple promo video on YouTube.  It also doesn’t help that I’m a perfectionist;  if I set my mind to do something, I try as hard as possible to accomplish the goal at hand.  As a graphic designer, illustrator, artist, writer, blogger and entrepreneur, my hope is that I can inspire as many people as possible through my artistic and creative abilities.

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Andre Ward: The Perseverance, Resiliency and Cerebral Ringmanship of Boxing’s Silent Warrior

After watching last weekend’s much-anticipated boxing match between Sergei Kovalev and Andre Ward held in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, in which Ward earned a victory in a hard-fought, courageous effort, my immediate response was, “now that’s how you respond!”  This fight resonated with me as a perfect example of how you persevere under difficult situations.  It is your reaction to adversity that often determines one’s own success. (Photo Credit: Anthony  Geathers)  Continue reading “Andre Ward: The Perseverance, Resiliency and Cerebral Ringmanship of Boxing’s Silent Warrior”

Autumn Inspiration: Let the Fall Season Be A Time To Renew Your Health and Attitude For Success

Happy First Day of Fall good people!  The chaotic times of summer and rapid growth is usually a reflection of lots of changes – maybe a new marriage, a new job, a new place of residence or the start of a new business venture.  Whatever the case may be, I hope that all of my family, friends and people within my network, have experienced much-needed gains and far less loss as we start the new season. Continue reading “Autumn Inspiration: Let the Fall Season Be A Time To Renew Your Health and Attitude For Success”

Untapped Creativity: Don’t Take Your Best Ideas To The Grave With You!

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Photo Credit:  Alan Thornton | Getty Images

Perhaps this photo is a tad morbid due to it’s visual nature, which is paired with my intention to assert the notion that our greatest ideas goes to our graves with us.  In past years, I’ve been guilty of being an “idea hoarder;” what I mean by that is from time to time, I’ve conjured up numerous creative ideas–in which I failed to act upon due to a combination of procrastination, work schedules, relationships, fear of criticism and quite often for some of us, life tends to knocks us off our feet–at least momentarily.  One day I just decided that I wasn’t going to keep my ideas on the shelf anymore and that I would do everything in power to share my creativity with the world.

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Black History Month: Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

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Photo Credit:  Jerry Bauer

Creator spotlight to acknowledge and celebrate black history makers

“Love has been many things throughout history: the simple comfort of the familiar, having a person to know and being known by that person in return; a connection born of shared experiences, an irrational joy in another’s presence; a particular calming influence that one member of the couple may exert on the other, or that they both provide to one another. A combination of all these and myriad other things can go into making one person wish to stay tied to another. Anyone who is not in the couple–that is, everyone else in the world–will not understand precisely how or why it works for two people.” – Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello:  An American Family

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