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The BeFirst Social Media Group Brings Progress & Success to Your Door

  The BeFirst Social Media Group Brings Progress & Success to Your Door   Leonardo DaVinci…Houdini…Mark Twain – these are the names of innovators who were found to be the ‘best’ at what they did; they delivered knowledge, illumination and sheer amazement to the masses. Well, when it comes to the social media realm, it […]

Top Ten DVD List for March, 2013

Kam Williams lists this week’s DVD releases. Schindler’s List – 20th Anniversary Limited Edition http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B0U2SEA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Intouchables http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0087IT8FK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Muay Thai Warrior http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00ATXIJOC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Spirit of the Church: A Celebration of Black Gospel Music [Volume One] http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AFEYKHK/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Wreck-It Ralph http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A7OJ0DC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Waiting for Lightning http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AJVKPIC/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Voices from the New South Africa http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008645ZD4/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Satan’s Angels: Queen of the Fire […]

Musical Documentary Celebrates Festive Folksong

Kam Williams reviews the musical Hava Nagila: The Movie. To most Gentiles, Hava Nagila is just a catchy ditty you get to sing along with at a lot of sporting events. But who wrote the words and the music of this staple of Jewish weddings and bar mitzvahs, and what is the cultural significance of […]

Wild Easter Weekend in St Augustine

            March 25, 2013 This Weekend is now This Week which means more great events for you to know about! Monday through Sunday: March  25 – 31 Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and […]

Lincoln DVD Review

Lincoln  DVD Review by Kam Williams Daniel Day-Lewis Deliver’s Oscar-Winning Performance as the Great Emancipator At the beginning of his presidency, Abraham Lincoln invited three of his political opponents to join his Cabinet to form a so-called “Team of Rivals” with the hope of preserving the Union. But the challenges proved to be insurmountable as […]

A Royal Affair DVD Review

A Royal Affair  (En kongelig affaere) DVD Review by Kam Williams Queen Plots Coup in 18th Century Costume Drama If you are a fan of elaborate costume dramas of Shakespearean proportions, A Royal Affair is likely right up your alley. Nikolaj Arcel, who wrote the script for the Swedish-language version of The Girl with the […]

What About a Home Franchise?

What About a Home Franchise? by Betsy Smith If you are like most people you have had thoughts of owning a franchise.  The dream is that you will have time freedom, no boss, sit home and count your money.  Sadly, the reality of a franchise is just the opposite. First, it costs hundreds of thousands […]

Eslanda Robeson Book Review

Eslanda  The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson by Barbara Ransby Yale University Press Hardcover, $35.00 434 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-300-12434-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “At a time when most Black women suffered painfully circumscribed lives, Eslanda Robeson enjoyed enormous mobility… For most of her life, Essie was a traveler, both literally […]

The Chain Gang

The Chain Gang by Carolyn Walker I was part of it, for a long time. Maybe you were, too. Or maybe you still are.  Some chains are worse than others. At first, I was thrilled to be a part of it, and then slowly the thrill wore off. Some chains are more binding than others.  […]

Poll: Hunters Support Conservation, Clean Water, Habitat and the 2nd Amendment

Below is a press release from the Bull Moose Sportsmen Alliance describing their recent poll about conservation and the 2nd Amendment: Three out of four hunters support background checks with reasonable exceptions for all gun sales according to a national poll of America’s hunters conducted by the Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance. The poll also highlights […]