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The biblical story of David and Goliath is probably the most well-known underdog story in the world.
Goliath is a giant warrior who battles a much-smaller shepherd boy, David. David shoots him with a stone and a sling right between the eyes, Goliath topples over, and David kills him.
David and Goliath is "a metaphor for improbable victories," Gladwell explained during a Ted Talk in September. "Why do we call David an underdog? Well, we call him an underdog because he's a kid, a little kid, and Goliath is this big, strong giant. We also call him an underdog because Goliath is an experienced warrior, and David is just a shepherd. But most importantly, we call him an underdog because Goliath is outfitted with all of this modern weaponry, this glittering coat of armor and a sword and a javelin and a spear, and all David has is this sling."
The first mistake history has made when retelling the tale of David and Goliath is to assume that David was a helpless boy who only had a wimpy slingshot to protect himself, Gladwell said.
That's because there were three types of warriors in ancient times: people who fought with slings and archery (David), foot soldiers who were good at up-close combat with swords (Goliath), and people on horseback.
Goliath was a foot soldier; David was a slinger. When put this way, and you note that Goliath and David were fighting from somewhat of a distance, it makes David's weapon choice seem smart. He's good at attacking with accuracy from afar.
It also makes you understand why Goliath was in trouble the moment David whipped out his sling. If David never got close to him, how could he attack and defeat him?
"Goliath is a sitting duck. He doesn't have a chance," Gladwell concludes.
You can get more information about Malcolm Gladwell at http://gladwell.com/
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Today's Radio Show/Podcast is called "A Piece of Blink."
Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?
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Good morning and welcome to the Seriouside of the jrilshow. We will be discussing the following topics:
SAME SEX MARRIAGE: The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the banning of Same Sex Marriage is unconstituational.
BLACK CHURCHES BURNED: In wake of the shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, Black Churches are being burned in the south.
MALCOLM X: With the shooting of unarmed black men, the killing of the Charleston Nine,many African Americans are tired of the saying "turn the other cheek". Some are yearning for the days of Malcolm X"By Any Means Necessary".
Psychic Tracey Brown the worlds most Currently Popular Online Psychic talks about this weeks current hot topics! Join me each week at 12n every Saturday for a fun and enlightening 2hours! This week we will have join us April 5th on my new segment-MALCOLM,THE ORDINARY SPORTS/POLITICAL GUY! http://t.co/8q7TDnpFn0
There is an atmosphere that surrounds artists no matter who they are or where you find them. They have an aura that draws you in like a moth to a flame. And it is no different with Malcolm Damali Mills. Artist, musician/producer, poet, spoken word artist/producer, photographer... his creative influence has no bounds.
Join me, Why Yet, as I discover how Damali stays fresh and keeps his creativity alive and inspiring. This is a not to miss episode. If you enjoy the arts in any form, you will enjoy this candid interview.
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What Would Nat, Garvey, or Malcolm do?
Join us Thursday June 25 at 9 pm EST as Alex and Asha discuss the historical legends of Black liberation, Nat Turner, Marcus Garvey, and Malcolm X. Not only in terms of their philosophy, actions, and achievements during their era, but also in terms of what would they do in regards to present day events.
How would Nat Turner, leader of what may have been the most influential slave revolt in American history, handle being a prisoner of the modern police state?
What would Garvey do to motivate a freedom movement among the super forgiving fans of integration?
And could Malcolm convince the modern Melanated man to give up his kool aid and cable diet?
Let's talk, debate, and discuss the impact these three men had on their day and the ramifications if they were alive during ours.
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CELEBRATING MALCOLM X'S
90th anniversary of his birth
HAD HE LIVED.....WHAT A DIFFERENCE THIS WORLD WOULD BE?
On "TRUTH HEALS"
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Join me today along with Malcolm where we will talk all things Politics and Sports and stay for the second hour where I will give readings.
In honor of Malcolm X 90th birthday May 19th, we have been celebrating a man who helped pave the way for black people to create their own source of media. Had it not been for him helping to found Muhammad Speaks back in the 1960’s The Dymonds Radio Show would not exist. These black blogs would not exist. These black news outlets would not exist. We as Black people would NOT have our own media outlet PERIOD.
So lets not forgot how at one point and time we didn’t have the ability to voice our opinion on a national scale, now we do and majority of yall are NOT even taking taking advantage of this,
Tonight, we will continue to talk about the great man that Malcolm X was and we dedicate this show to him and Mike Brown (The unarmed young man who was shot in Ferguson by Darran Wilson) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALCOLM X (May 19th) HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE BROWN (May 20th)
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT:
“Those of you who have gone to all these colleges and studied all kinds of journalism, yellow and black journalism, all you have to do is contribute some of your journalistic talent to our newspaper department along with our research department, and we can turn out a newspaper that will feed our people with so much information that we can bring about a real live revolution right here before you know it.” - From Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) speech in 1964 at the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity
Tune in to The Dymonds Radio Show tonight at 8 PM PST & call in @ 347-996-5750
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show, Wed. May, 20th, 7:00pm-10:00pm EST (4:00pm-7:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep on The Blog Radio Network. We'll continue our Celebration of The 90th Birthday of Malcolm X with guest historian and lecturer, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, former Chair of the Black Studies Dept. at City College In New York. CALL IN WITH QUESTIONS/COMMENTS & TO LISTEN AT (914) 338-1375. Listen to the show here LIVE and archived: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/05/20/celebrating-the-90th-birthday-of-malcolm-x-with-dr-leonard-jeffries-1 or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.
DETROIT: Dr. Leonard Jeffries will be at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Friday, May 22nd, 6pm-9pm and Sat. May 23rd, 10am-4pm visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information.
MALCOLM X: IF HE LIVED, WHERE WOULD WE BE TODAY?
TUES., MAY 19, 2015…10p C/ 11 p E…Call/Chat/Listen ~ 347-637-3074
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MALCOLM X
TUNE IN AS WE LISTEN TO CLIPS OF SOME OF HIS BEST SPEECHES & DISCUSS THE REVELANCE OF HIS WORDS TODAY.
WOULD THE LIVES OF AFRICANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BE IN A BETTER POSITON IF HE WHERE WITH US TODAY
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