Martin Luther King Jr had a dream, giving hope to African-Americans. He was the first African-American to be “Time” magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ and also won the Nobel Peace Prize, honors that are given to people who have certainly made an impact, while Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights icon refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery. Both Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks have made things easy and better for the Black man today.
The sacrifice of these two great people in the history of African-Americans, is what should inspire every black man. Unfortunately, there are many African-Americans, irresponsible behavior, actions and comments are total disgrace to the Black man. When one works hard and is blessed with money, that shouldn’t permit the person to behave like a moron, because when one black does something stupid, it affects all black people.
Couple of years ago, a hip-hop artist, Bryan Birdman, aka Baby Williams, made headlines like other hip-hop artists. According to Forbes Magazine, “He tries to wear $I million worth of orthodontics and jewel every day. Finally, he said he will bet $I0 million on Floyd Mayweather, whenever he fights Manny Pacquiao. One of the YouTube videos of Birdman, shows him advertising his wealth in dollars. He claims he has stacked money on the floor, everywhere and he walks on it. It’s embarrassing as I tried to figure out, why do people do that, are they looking for recognition or status?
Floyd Mayweather is one of the respected boxers in America. He has achieved what many boxers couldn’t and at the moment is considered to be one of the highest paid men in sports. But his pride has pushed him to do what many African-Americans have done to lose their respect. Recently Mayweather posted a picture of him sitting behind stacked money on bed.
I don’t know what comes into the mind of these people to do things like that, because such things do not give any respect but rather portray the Black man as stupid and moron. Everyone knows that you are rich, so what’s the need to send a picture behind thousands of dollars to the social media? Is that the way to get more fame or popularity?
African-Americans that behave in this way should put an end to it, because it undermines the intelligence of the Black man. If they really want to be famous, then they should follow my advice. Both Birdman and Mayweather should join a flight to Africa, Ghana. In Accra, they should board the bus heading to Cape Coast, in the Central Region of Ghana. Few kilometers to Cape Coast, they will see many villages along the road. They should stop and walk to any of those villages.
They will see the children of their ancestors, (because Cape Coast is where a lot of African-Americans were taken from) sitting under mango trees and roofless classrooms studying. They should try to provide them a place to learn, to escape the heat of the sun and the heavy thunderous rains, since they are so rich and don’t know what to do with their money. After doing all these they must return to America and see how the people and others from different parts of the world would say about them and be respected.
Loneliness can cause depression, you’ve got the power to free yourself from the grip of this enemy.
To be lonely is something many don’t like it, because it can cause depression and escalate to mental disorder. To avoid such state, many make friends, hoping that’s going to give them all the happiness they are looking for. However, we need to be careful sometimes what we wish for, since it’s not everything that glitters is gold.
Some friends can make your life more miserable than when you were lonely. I have seen boys and girls, that grew up from disciplined and respected families, but later became shoplifters, drug addicts, thieves, liars, alcoholics, heavy smokers etc, because of friends they made.
We were once thought at school about creation, how God created man in his own image, causing him to have a deep sleep, to create the wonderful Eve. Today, some scientists continue to rebel against God, changing the mind of many to believe that we are descendants of monkeys or chimpanzee. As a result many have lost faith in the Gospel and do whatever they think it’s right, even though they are on the wrong path.
We continue to see the increase of immorality, love in public, women attending functions without underwear etc, as entertainment, without any regret or remorse, because they think it’s normal. The activities of Sodom of Gomorrah, which led to the destruction of the cities, are now part of our society. Even some pastors have lost focus and now doing many evil things to pleased man instead of God.
Despite all these temptations which continue to steal our joy, forcing us to contemplate of committing suicide and putting us under pressure to join bad friends, there is always a way we can skip such temptations. Quickly adhere to principles in the Bible, to help you determine evil from good and what can give you joy instead of worries. We should learn to be submissive and listen to our superiors. Even though we are imperfect, rebellious hearts can do us more harm than good.
I get goose pimples all over my body, whenever I see handicapped people, including the blind, making name for themselves in sports and other professions. If they have been able to overcome their physical condition problems, to reach the top, would you blame God, friends or yourself if you fail in life? Just stay true, be yourself, no matter what people say. Trust in God and live a clean life. These are the keys to wonderful life and happiness, not a fast car, luxury, beautiful house and lot of money.
Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins
In the past and present societies, sports have become part of our everyday life. Surprisingly, people who are not directly involved are influenced to them. People take part and watch sports for a various reasons and also as a source of entertainment.
Thousands undertake long journeys to watch football match, hockey, athletics, basket ball, golf, cricket, bowling and others, just to enjoy themselves. The interest in sports is expanding rapidly than expected since many make a living through sports gambling.
I love watching football matches and athletics, but no sport enthralls me than wrestling. I have been watching wrestling since my youth and never feel tired of watching, because I love it. I feel very happy indeed that after my passion to write, there is a sort of entertainment like wrestling to refresh my tired psychological state.
The great undertaker
Every sport enthusiastic has a reason he or she likes that particular sports. I love wrestling due to certain wrestlers I consider to be great wrestlers of all time. Apart from their incredible talent and prowess, these wrestlers made wrestling worthy to watch, creating something different, thus; making wrestling more entertaining.
Undertaker, Sting, Shaun Michaels, Goldberg, Triple H, Booker T, Bret Hitman Hart, Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Randy Orton, etc, are some of the wrestlers that made the game more interesting to stick to. Undertaker to me is one of the greatest wrestlers the world has ever produced. The reason whenever he steps into the wrestling arena, whether to fight or not, the whole atmosphere changes.
Since without Undertaker, Sting and Goldberg, wrestling wouldn’t have meant anything special to me, I consider the three wrestlers great, in the field of the wrestling entertainment. Not even Kane has impressed me, despite how vicious he was in his glorious days. One remarkable about wwe is the sport never dies, more young talented wrestlers such as Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Ryback etc, are gradually making the wwe more entertaining.
As for female wrestling, that doesn’t inspire me in anyway, but I have respect for all of them, including Stephanie McMahon and Vickie Guerrero because it’s not easy to be a female wrestler, when they go through similar pains the men go through. Tonight is WWE’s Battleground match, I am strongly behind Brock Lesnar, because I hate the way Seth Rollins betrayed the ‘The Shield’ because of greed.
Jamaica, that wonderful Island in the Caribbean, for many years has established its name as one of the best countries in the world, in the fields of tourism, and above all the “Home of wonderful reggae music.” Jamaica is the birth place of great reggae stars, including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Gregory Isaacs, Joseph Hill-Culture, Desmond Decker, Beres Hammond, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals etc.
Apart from the reggae stars, Jamaica has produced great sprinters in the past, such as Merlene Ottey, Asafa Powell etc, yet in athletics, comparing the country to other great sports countries, such as America, Jamaica wasn’t classified as a great country in sports, until the emergence of unknown sprinter, Usain Bolt.
Usain Bolt’s unique and charismatic performance, along with team mate Yohan Blake, have established firmly that Jamaica is not only good in music but also in athletics. The 2012 Olympics games which place in London confirmed it all.
After winning the 100-meter race in 19.32 seconds, Usain became the first athlete to win two Olympic medals in the event. Yohan Blake, his training partner also claimed silver in the event and bronze for Warren Weir. There is no doubt that Jamaicans are now doing better in sports than the United States of America, which has produced great athletes in the past.
It seems underestimation of athletes from ‘Third World Countries’ is gradually coming to an end, because the Jamaican sprinters are “Coming in hot! hot! hot! and firing some shot! shot! shot!” Sings reggae legend late Peter Tosh.
It is often said, “Whatever a man can do, a woman can do better.” Yes, don’t underestimate women. There are women engineers, pilots, captains and host of others occupying high positions in various professional institutions, but how do we view a woman training her body to be Mrs. Atlas?
Even though there are many female bodybuilders, they are given less support and recognition than men. As a matter of fact, women have certain things which attract them to men. Men like women with great smile, smell good, yes a lady’s perfume can sweep a man off his feet, soft and tender body, set of beautiful white teeth etc.
I can therefore understand why many men don’t like women following bodybuilding careers, because all the attractiveness and beautiful feminine features are now masculine features. The question is if women athletes that participate in sports, run, swim, throw javelin etc, what’s wrong if a woman involves in bodybuilding?
Many people are suffering from sicknesses such as obesity and diabetes, due to lack of training. To me, a woman who takes care of her body by training enjoys very good health than a diabetic patient or someone suffering from obesity. The body of a female bodybuilder may not be attractive to some people but they are very healthy.
This is the reason I think people should give them the support instead of hate, after all many female bodybuilders don’t do it for men, but because they love it. Research reveals that resistance training help strengthen weak muscles, thus; eliminating shoulder, knee and back pains. Eating daily without training leads to many ailments, especially when getting older, it worth therefore to live a healthy life.
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Fame and fortune anyone?” —DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT, bestselling author of Th e New Rules of Marketing & PR and the hit new book World Wide Rave.
A prominent business woman, publicity expert, radio personality and public speaker, Marsha Friedman launched EMS Incorporated in 1990. EMSI works with corporations and experts in a wide array of fields such as business, health and fitness, food and beverage, travel and lifestyle, politics, technology, finance, law, sports and entertainment. Some of the more prominent names on her client roster are Teamster’s President, Jimmy Hoffa Jr.; Sergeant’s Pet Care Products; Former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane and the famous Motown Group, the Temptations.
She consults individuals and businesses on a daily basis and is frequently asked to speak at conferences about how to harness the power of publicity.
Outside of the office, Marsha can be heard every week on the nationally syndicated talk radio show “The Family Roundtable” where problems that modern families face are discussed. Marsha and her co-hosts have enjoyed interviewing family experts as well as celebrities such as Ed Begley Jr, Augusten Burroughs, Scott Hamilton, Sally Kellerman, Faith Evans, Vicki Lawrence, Denise Jackson, Janine Turner and Rose Rock.
Additionally, Marsha has been giving back to the community that has served her. A mother of three and a grandmother who also is raising one of her grandchildren, she is the founder of a non-profit organization, the Cherish the Children Foundation. In 1996 the White House recognized her charity which sets out to raise awareness of the plight of underprivileged and foster children.
Offering professional wrestling fans a ringside seat into his adventurous life, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jim Duggan recounts for the first time key moments and legendary bouts both inside and outside the ring. Known to millions of enthusiasts as a charismatic patriot—with an American flag in his right hand and his signature two-by-four in his left—Duggan here reflects on his early life as a student-athlete on the Southern Methodist University football squad.
Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, Duggan shares how an injury-plagued rookie season curtailed his football ambitions and paved the way for a brighter career in professional wrestling. Rising to fame in the Cold War–era 1980s, Duggan immediately put himself at odds with anti-American “heels” and engaged in legendary feuds with some of the most legendary names in the sport, including the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, and Andre the Giant.
In this who’s who of top-tier wrestling, Duggan reveals not only the high points of championship bouts but also the low points that occurred far away from the TV cameras and screaming fans, including his fight against kidney cancer during the prime of his career. With each page peppered with Duggan’s charming wit, fans will find much to enjoy and discover about the man they once knew only as “Hacksaw.”
No Superstar in history was as patriotic as “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
A true red-blooded American, the tough, but lovable big guy always marched to the ring with a 2×4 slung over his shoulder and a red, white and blue flag gripped tightly in his hand. Often going up against underhanded foreign villains, Duggan would always get the crowd behind him by inspiring massive chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” that would shake the rafters and intimidate his opponents. For more than two decades, “Hacksaw” defended America’s honor in the ring and enjoyed distinction as one of the most recognizable Superstars in the world.
Duggan’s immense popularity did not come overnight, though. An exceptional athlete, “Hacksaw” was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, but was later cut due to knee injuries. With his football career over, Duggan turned his attention to sports-entertainment. Starting out in the late ’70s, the powerful grappler competed across the country under the name “Big” Jim Duggan. The tough guy clearly had strength and charisma, but there was little to distinguish him from the hundreds of other brawlers ruling the rings at the time.
It wasn’t until the New York native joined Mid-South Wrestling in 1982 that he began to develop the personality traits that fans love him for today. After battling Butch Reed for the rights to the nickname “Hacksaw,” Duggan began carrying a 2×4 to the ring. The big man’s block of wood became an iconic part of his persona, but its beginnings were practical. With fans being extremely overzealous and often dangerous at the time, Duggan’s mentor, Bruiser Brody, suggested he lug a weapon to the ring to protect himself. “Hacksaw” grabbed a 2×4 and the rest is history.
The 2×4 would be firmly in Duggan’s grasp when he joined WWE in 1987. Wasting no time in displaying his patriotism, “Hacksaw” immediately locked up with the massive Russian known as Nikolai Volkoff and had many hard-hitting matches with the dangerous Soviet. The following year, “Hacksaw” had one of the biggest victories of his career when he won the inaugural Royal Rumble by eliminating One Man Gang. The victory was proof that Duggan was the real deal.
In the years that followed, the patriot continued to cultivate a massive fan following through his heroic battles against hated villains like Dino Bravo, Bad News Brown and Boris Zhukov. Duggan even defeated Haku in 1989 to win the right to call himself the “King of Wrestling.” The shiny crown may have looked out of place atop “Hacksaw’s” smiling mug, but he wore the prize with great pride.
Throughout the early ’90s, Duggan’s reputation as a fan favorite carried on, but he eventually suffered a series of disappointing losses to the likes of Yokozuna and Bam Bam Bigelow. The losing streak led “Hacksaw” to make a surprising change when he joined World Championship Wrestling in 1994. The move proved to be a good one for him, though, as he defeated “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to win the United States Championship on his first night in the company. Duggan would battle the likes of Big Bubba Rogers and Diamond Dallas Page over the next four years before something changed his life forever.
In 1998, “Hacksaw” was diagnosed with kidney cancer. The disease was an intimidating opponent for a man who had locked up with the likes of Andre the Giant, but Duggan refused to go down without a fight. Thanks to early detection and “Hacksaw’s” unbreakable spirit, he beat cancer and amazingly returned to the ring with little time off.
After finishing out his contract with WCW, Duggan made his long-awaited return to WWE in 2005. Teaming with talented young Superstars like Super Crazy and Eugene, “Hacksaw” was able to pass on everything he’d learned throughout his life to a new generation of competitors. And he was still able to stir the WWE Universe into a frenzy of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” chants like he always had.
Duggan has made sporadic appearances in WWE over the last few years, but his popularity has never waned. Still carrying his 2×4 and waving Old Glory proudly, “Hacksaw” is a bona fide legend in the ring and truly deserving of his spot in WWE’s Hall of Fame class of 2011.