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An African American soldier returns home to New York City from the Vietnam War in the late 1960s. It is a time of turbulence and change and racism is very much alive in America. Times are tough for a young black man in America, especially one who has fought for his country in an unpopular war. Rick Talley takes what he believes the only economic road open to him: drug dealing. Prisoner of Dreams presents a large cast of characters, from small time street hustlers and pimps to Hollywood and Las Vegas celebrities, to organized crime figures. In a poignant, eye-opening memoir, the author describes his life and the times, the good and the bad, in New York City and Harlem during one of the most seminal periods in American history. PRISONER OF DREAMS-Confessions of a Harlem Drug Dealer-Rick Talley
SHOW NOTES: This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). Our episode topic is, ”Are you a prisoner of your own hope (i.e. unhappy & hoping for change)?”
HOPE: “to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true”
Hope. (n.d.). Retrieved June 19, 2014, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hope
We must have hope to be able to imagine and envision our goals. It is required. The challenge is that we have to balance and combine hope with action. Hope + Action = Positive Outcome
If we rely exclusively on hope, we will not take any action to ensure our individual happiness. Even if someone wins the lottery or inherits large sums of wealth, that is not an automatic guarantee of good outcomes (happiness, etc.). Each individual must still take action to ensure that they are able to have a high quality of life (health, volunteer service, compassion for themselves and for others, etc.).
Let’s address how to free ourselves from a prison of hope and move into a paradise of a life that surpasses our dreams and goals!
Ever since Cairo Illinois community activist and organizer Re. Charles Koen was indicted and imprisoned years ago on charges of theft of funds allocated to his youth training program, his supporters have maintained that the accusations were politically motivated. Rev. Koen was an outspoken fighter forracial justice who had made many political enemies. Today his son, Attorney Charles Koen Jr. discusses the critical need to finally get justice for his father and get him released from prison.
EXCLUSIVE: Now he really will be a MODEL prisoner! Jeremy Meeks will be wearing a suit by the sought-after designer Tom Ford during his trial
'Why did no one come to my rescue?' Mother who survived savage McDonald's beating that was filmed by onlookers speaks out
Toddler and newborn found crying, screaming and covered in sweat while locked in car on 91-degree day as nanny went tanning
Football star and wife hand themselves in for locking child in basement for 2 years because he sinned by stealing DVD player
'Curly hair, don't care!' Today host Tamron Hall ditches the flat iron and debuts her natural wavy crop on air for the first time
Who are these thugs? Group of young girls viciously beat a woman who was sitting alone on a park bench in daytime attack while crowd jeers... and NOBODY tries to help
Guest: Frank Burke, businessman and contributor to American Thinker.
We will look at the Bergdahl prisoner swap PLUS the latest EPA regulations.
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THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS.... THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAKES A PRISONER SWAP...IS THIS "NO ONE LEFT BEHIND" OR A DEAL WITH TERRORISTS....EDWARD SNOWDEN AND NBC'S BRIAN WILLIAMS HAVE A QUAINT CHAT, DID THAT CHANGE THE WAY AMERICA LOOKS AT SNOWDEN? IS HIS 15 MINUTES GOING TO CONTINUE?....BIG SHAKE-UP AT THE VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION...WAS THIS A CORRECTIVE ACTION OR A BAND-AID ON A BIGGER PROBLEM....SPECIAL GUEST, RICK WEIDMAN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AT VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA JOINS THE DISCUSSION....AND JAY CARNEY CLOSES OUT LAST WEEK WITH A RESIGNATION...HOW HARD WAS HIS JOB AND HOW HARD IS THE JOB AS A WHOLE? THAT AND TELL ME A STORY ALL THIS WEEK ON BACKROOM POLITICS!
BACKROOM POLITICS is a weekly political roundtable of former politicos and Washington insiders who believe that political statesmanship and civility trumps the strict party line.
Guests on the show include some of the country's top political leaders and thinkers.
For the REAL INSIDE THE BELTWAY take on politics as they affect you....listen every week to BACKROOM POLITICS!
Listen to the powerful Word of the Lord through Rev. Wayne and Rev. Carolyn Anders... anointed servants of God in this end-time army. You will be blessed, encouraged, and challenged by the uncompromising messages you will hear!
Their many years of ministry and their love for God and people is very evidenced in the messages. The Anders minister in Churches, nursing homes, prisons, and have a powerful prayer ministry as well. You can check out their website at www.calglgm.wix.com/lglgm.
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