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2017 Setbacks

Many people have a negative attitude toward what happened in 2017.  Yes, there have been a lot of setbacks suffered over this past year.  I have to remind myself to stay in my lane and talk about sustainability and...
What could you have done by now?  Do you feel as if you have been wasting time?  Have you been spinning your wheels trying to figure out how you could better your situation?  What can we do for a...
By Eleanor Goldberg An increasing number of new laws across the United States make it a crime to be homeless. But these laws don’t actually manage to get people off the streets ― they just perpetuate the cycle of homelessness,...
What does an artist look like? What about a businessperson? Do they look the same? Different? What are they doing? How do they dress? Where do they live? Here are two more questions to consider. Which is the introvert?...

A Loss of Words

Many major things happened last week that put me at a loss of words.  First, Roy Moore was defeated by Doug Jones to be the first Democrat elected to the US Senate in 25 years in the state of...
Last week, President Trump made a speech in the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson Mississippi.  Normally, a visit from a sitting United States President would be considered appropriate.  However, this president who has been so...

It’s a Wrap

We should consider 2017 over.  It is a wrap.  Time for us to prepare for 2018.  It is time to consider what our goals and aspirations are for the new year.  How can we capitalize on our assets and...

Power Play

Last week I asked you to join the movement across the country to boycott Black Friday.  I discussed options available to us to support local minority owned businesses and offered an option to open an account in a black...
In two words, Hell Yes!!!  We made a powerful statement last year.  We need to do this every year as a community to flex our economic muscles.  The aim is to block large retailers on one of the country’s...
NASHVILLE, TN — The Institute of Real Estate Management ® (IREM) has announced that Freeman Webb Company has been awarded its 2017 Accredited Management Organization® (AMO) of the Year in its Real Estate Management Excellence® (REME) program. This international...