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Ronald Allen is the author of “The Evolution of Bid Whist-150 Years in the Growth of an African American Tradition.” This new book is quickly becoming a definitive benchmark for Bid Whist players across the nation. Allen has been researching the origin of the game for several years, and was quite amazed to discover an extensive relationship between the game and the African American community dating back to the 1860’s.
Bid Whist, closely related to Bridge, evolved from a game played by slaves to a game with an expanded following in many countries, thanks to the efforts of African Americans such as the Pullman Porters who took the game “up north.” This non-fiction writing by Allen not only explains the history of the game, but also includes the games’ rules, variations and strategies.
After nearly 20 years serving on the Gaithersburg City Council, Henry Marraffa Jr., a Republican, hopes to move up to the mayor’s seat in this fall’s election.
The former council member is focusing his campaign on economic development. He specifically mentioned the MD-355 corridor, Lakeforest and eastern Gaithersburg in general as all having room to grow commercially.
He touted past efforts to build out the RIO Washingtonian Center, a commercial hub for restaurants and retail stores, despite early criticism of the development.
As for future development projects, Marraffa said that he would like to construct an arena with structured parking on the Gaithersburg Fairgrounds which would serve as a venue for concerts, plays, and high school graduations.
First elected to the city council in 1995, Marraffa began serving three years before former Mayor W. Edward Bohrer died in office. That paved the way for the council to appoint Sydney Katz mayor and served in that office until his election to the County Council last year.
Marraffa graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring and earned two college degrees: one in engineering from the University of Maryland and a bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree from Southeastern University.
He worked as a contractor, including high-profile projects such as the construction of Disney World and the World Trade Center. He cites his business experience as one of his qualifications for mayor.
Prior to his election to the city council, Marraffa served on Gaithersburg’s board of appeals. He was appointed to the Maryland Physical Fitness Commission in 1985. He lives in Gaithersburg with his wife Donna. They have five children and six grandchildren.
Did you know Bid Whist, was invented by Slaves over 150 years ago.
Tune in as Pastor Fran interviews Author Ronald L. Allan, "The Evolution of Bid Whist" is the culmination of several years of research and is the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of Bid Whist. This book offers an authoritative and definitive informational resource tool on Bid Whist. It combines both a thorough investigation of the origins of Bid Whist and an interesting and informative presentation of how the game has evolved and continued to grow from slavery into the 21st century.
Building a nation in Africa ....Creating the Mindset and education
If building a nation in Africa is important....How do you create the mindset to make that Nation a Reality?
SO. You want to start your own country. You have cast about and discovered the strange quirky world of micronationalism and you think you might be interested in having your own little realm to rule but where do you start?
Please note, what follows are some suggestions as to the workings of the micronational world. There is truly no specific definition that applies to any aspect of the micronational hobby, it is largely up to the individual micronationalist and the individual micronation.
First, before we get into the mechanics of this, let's have a little definition of what a micronation is:
A micronation is an entity created and maintained as if it were a nation and/or a state, and generally carrying with it some, most or all of the attributes of nationhood, and likewise generally carrying with it some of the attributes of statehood. Though a micronation may well have begun as a mere drollery, it has the potential (given the evolution of a sufficiently vital national culture) to develop into a true nation, and possibly to achieve statehood.
Join host Infield Jen on tonight's Race Fans Rock Radio Show as she chats about what she's been up to this past week & as she chats with her friend Josh Martin who also happens to be a NSCS gas man! Tune in to find out for which team & more!
Stay tuned as Jen chats all about her boyfriend, Brian Keselowski's decision to put in his bid and run for President of the Unites States! Jen will give a complete run down of what you can expect this weekend as the NASCAR Xfinity Series & Camping World Truck Series gear up for some great racing this weekend! Jen will also share her unique opportunities that have been allowing race fans to meet all their favorite drivers all year long! Find out what the buzz is all about & how Jen can help YOU too!
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2 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord.
3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord.
4 I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests;
5 And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham;
6 And them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that have not sought the Lord, nor enquired for him.
7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is at hand: for the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.
8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
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As Hillary Clinton's email issues are approaching a boiling point I find it time to take my first look at the issue. First take...what a mess! On a different subject, Hillary now wants to mess around with Social Security. Does she really, or is her new plan aimed at luring women and senior votes in her wounded Presidential bid?
Following the Hillary drama, we will take some time to relax and enjoy some political jokes and "Naked Ladies". Hey, "Mind Doctors" say we must relax and laugh once in awhile.
International Association of Fire Fighters Local 628 President Barry McGoey, Esq. attends the top of the hour in discussion over the most recent announcement by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano with respect to his advising of the construction of a new Fire House on the corner of Palisades and Elm to replace by 2018 the condemned School Street Fire House, among other concerns.
At the top of the second hour, Yonkers City Councilman Christopher Johnson representing the 1st Council District speaks to his resume of accomplishment and his vision for the district and the city in anticipation of his re-election bid for office.
Hezi pivots onto the international stage to review the latest and breaking news items and analyzes their impact on the City, County, State, and Federal level.
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There was a new protest chant in Ferguson, Missouri the other day.
"What are we ready for?
"We're ready for war."
Last fall in Ferguson, the sound of pro-Communist chants echoed in the streets of Ferguson.
It was noted in the Washington Post this week that black shirts adorned with imaged of hammers and sickles were popular attire at this week's Bernie Sanders rally in Los Angeles.
Yet most Americans likely continue to scoff at the idea of communists infiltrating or having control or influence over a mainstream political campaign or party.
Is the idea of a new American revolution or civil war really such a far flung fantasy? How many (or how few)fantacizers would it take to make one happen?
Meanwhile, we're seeing never before seen signs of economic trouble here at home and abroad.
The U.S. Treasury, by its official figures, now says the national debt hasn' t changed in 150 days. No bigger, no less.
It's not that the government finally got spending under control, it's just playing accounting games to avoid admission we've crossed, or are about to cross, into a level of debt prohibited by law.
China's also playing some new games. With signs its economic bubble may be about to burst, China's moved to devalue its currency. There are those who go so far to speculate China may be about to launch a bid to promote its Yuan as the new world reserve currency, supplanting the role now played by the U.S. dollar.
Perilious times are indeed here, are you connecting the dots?
If you think next years elections can give direction to pull us out of this mess, think again.
Things are moving so fast, maybe you better ask what's America going to look like by the time the elections get here.
Ryno’s Hot Spots / August 13th
Join Ryan Van Hofwegen as he discusses NBA, MLB, NFL and MMA topics and answer questions that you may have at 9pm ET/6pm PT
* Division leaders and sleepers by division
* Assembly approves Bucks arena deal
* Adidas make bid to sign James Harden
* Kobe Bryant believes Lakers is playoff team
* Which NBA West team will make the biggest jump
* Hawks Mike Scott faces felony drug charges
* Managers on the hot seat
* Dodgers Howie Kendrick goes on DL
* Red Sox closer Koji Uehara to miss rest of season
* Clayton Kershaw ties Sandy Koufax Dodger record
* Hisashi Iwakum pitches no hitter
* NFL Week #1 predictions
* Johnny Manziel
* Jadeveon Clowney’s father charged with attempted murder
* Lions: Loss of Ndamukong Suh overblown
* Lions / DeAndre Levy agree to 4-years
* Teddy Bridgewater: Top flight QB
* Super Bowl Sleepers
* Buccaneers / Tony McDaniel agree to 1-year
* Cardinals / Chris Johnson agree to 1-year
* Best Fits for Ray Rice
* Ryan Fitzpatrick: Keeper
* Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s camp says she will cut weight for Ronda Rousy fight
* Ovince Saint Preux submits
* Amir Khan enters MMA in Super Fight League investment
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Ace Gucciano, an Urban Fiction author from Georgia, is no stranger to the streets of Atlanta. While doing a bid, he read a great deal of Urban Fiction novels, but it wasn't until he came across the urban classic, Dutch by Terri Woods, he found a desire to write. Being that this book was similar to his lifestyle, he decided to pen his own story.
With this new-found passion, it led him to write four novels. He wanted to prove to everyone who doubted him that he could hustle his pen and paper the same way he hustled kilos of coke in the streets. Publishing his first novel Million Dollar Dreams and Federal Nightmares in 2015, Gucciano knew he was on to something great.
Later in 2015, he penned his second novel, Dream Chasers under his own publishing company Dollars 4 Dreams Publications. He is currently working on Dream Chasers 2 set to release 2015, along with Million Dollar Dreams and Federal Nightmares 2 and a host of many other great titles such as Never Trust A Big Butt and A Smile Series just to name a few.
For updates follow Ace Gucciano on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Pete Ziebron and Jared Pine preview the Montreal Masters 1000 as defending Champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces a tough task right out of the gate against Borna Coric. Meanwhile, John Isner fell a bit short in his bid to win consecutive events yesterday in Washington and Dominic Thiem also missed an oppotunity to win tournaments 3 weeks in a row in Kitzbuhel. Tommy Haas returns to action this week at the Aptos Challenger, which will be watched carefully by tennis aficionados, concurrent to the Montreal Masters. Join Pete and Jared on Passing Shots on the ProTenn Radio Network.
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