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This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 29, 2018


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January 29, 2018


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January 29, 2018


January 29, 2018


Thelma Reese and Barbara M. Fleisher
Authors of
The New Senior Man: Exploring New Horizons, New Opportunities



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This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 13, 2017


Maxine Thompson

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February 13, 2017


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February 13, 2017


February 13, 2017


Dr. Rosie Milligan
Publisher, Author, Founder of

Black Writers on Tour



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This Week’s Guest – Monday, April 28, 2014


Maxine Thompson


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host on ArtistFirst

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April 28, 2014


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April 28, 2014

Suzetta Perkins
(Author, Book Club Founder)



Author of
Silver Bullets


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Queens Book Fair



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A Close-Up Look At How The Elderly Are Faring

The elderly population is one of the fastest-growing population segments in the United States. How prepared are you for your golden senior years? Your latter years should be your best years. However, for many, it’s the opposite.

I can recall when our parents worked at one job until they retired, having retirement benefits and Social Security benefits. During their golden years, they were able to garden, fish, enjoy their hobbies, and spend time with their grandchildren or even babysit their grandchildren.
What happened? During the last 40 years, America shifted from a manufacturing industry to a service and information-based economy. This resulted in a heavy reliance on foreign imported products, and now, many American corporations (multinational) are outsourcing their work to a number of these countries. Take a look at any American port and you will see for yourself why the economy is struggling.

Sadly to say, jobs for the unskilled/laborers in industries such as automobile and aerospace, as well as others, have disappeared. This left the baby boomers, those born between 1946–1964, in a “canoe without a paddle trying to go upstream” state. They were left with small or no retirement benefits. Those who found work after our major industries shifted out of the U.S.A. saw their salary dropped by 50 percent or more, thus, yielding them a small Social Security benefit at their retirement age.

Social Security benefits for the average African American is between $500 to $1,000 a month, and this will not cover rent and utilities even in low-rent senior citizen housing. Now we are facing the plan to increase the minimum age for receiving Social Security benefits from 62½ years to 65 or 67 years.

Wow! What clever politician came up with this idea? I just don’t know.
When I was growing up, I recall the grandmother and/or grandfather coming to live with their children and grandchildren. Today, it’s the reverse; children have to move in with their parents. For many Blacks, the grandmother has to become caretaker for their grandchildren due to drug addiction or incarceration of their children. This brings into existence a new challenge for the elderly Blacks. Even though they are financially challenged, they cannot take advantage of senior housing because their grandchildren are living with them and children and teens are prohibited from living in senior housing.

As an elder, I am saddened as I witness the hardship and distress of our senior citizens today. I am saddened for their children who want to help their parents but cannot because of corruption and greed on the part of the “Haves” against the “Have Nots.” I hear the cry of the elderly who did everything right, abided by the rules, got their education, and now find themselves in a position of barely surviving.
Many of them are depressed, and because of their depression, isolation, and loneliness, they suffer many health challenges. For many Black elderly, the only outlet they have is the church, and when they can no longer drive or catch a bus, there is no one to come and help them get dressed and take them to church even though their entire life and socialization has been the church. So sad!

It’s time that we all start thinking, planning, and talking about our golden years. If the rapture doesn’t come and your number is not called, you will get to be a senior! So become aware of political changes, new laws that come into effect, the global and nation economy that could impact your future as a senior. Keep up with your political representatives and monitor what they are doing to protect the seniors. Write letters to your politicians regarding elderly concerns, and encourage seniors to vote because they do make a difference. Let your political representatives know that their elderly constituents are many and they want their voices heard. Let’s live life to the fullest, make preparations for becoming an elder, and our golden years will stay golden.

Being a senior citizen should not represent the ending of life but the beginning of a new one. If we plan ahead, we will have good reasons to look forward to our golden years. The scripture is right: “We perish due to lack of knowledge.” Become knowledgeable.

Dr. Rosie Milligan, minister, counselor, talk-show host, author, business consultant, estate planner, and publisher. Latest release, coauthored with her sister Clara Hunter King, ESQ.: “Departing This Life Preparations: What You Need To Know To Get Your Personal And Business Affairs In Order.” Address: 1425 W. Manchester Ave. Ste. B, Los Angeles, Calif. 90047; 323-750-3592; e-mail: Drrosie@aol.com; Web site Drrosie.com.

Should You Pursue Your Passion?

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“Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
Luke 11:9

Have you ever known someone who spent all her time talking about what she was going to do when she retired, then she dropped dead just before, or shortly after retirement?

How did you feel when that happened? Whenever this happens, I always feel that this person wasted her “today” time, living for “tomorrow”, which never came.

Now how about people who followed their dreams and stopped waiting for that elusive retirement brass ring?

I speak from experience because that’s exactly what I did. Nearly fourteen years ago, due to health reasons, I walked off a high-stress job as a social worker (I had been in this field for twenty-three years at this point,) and have not looked back.

As I was facing these health challenges, life took on a new perspective that went something like this: “If I had one day to live, is this what I want to be doing?” In my heart, I would always get a resounding, “NO!”

I don’t know about you, but 9-11 was a wake-up call for me. In the aftermath, I noticed in the media where family members reconciled who hadn’t spoken to each other in years. People changed careers and left intolerable situations that they had been tolerating. Across the board, everyone realized that life was short and that they needed to make the best of it.

Don’t get me wrong. It was not an easy path to follow, but it was the best one—when I look back. That first year I left behind my familiar pattern of getting up, fighting L.A. gridlock traffic, and going to work, I felt lost. I didn’t know how I was going to make it financially.
What I learned on the journey is there is never a perfect time to make your move to pursue your dreams. You should save up, plan, but eventually you have to take the leap of faith.

Since that time, I now own my own Internet radio show at www.maxineshow.com, and have hosted three other Internet radio shows on www.voiceamerica.com, www.artistfirst.com (where I still host) and www.harambeeradio.com.

As the owner of Black Butterfly Press, Maxine Thompson’s Literary Services and Thompson Literary Agency found at www.maxinethompson.com,and www.maxinethompsonbooks.com, I also own a nonprofit, Maxine Thompson’s Literary and Educational Services, in order to give back to my community.

This is the Act III, or my second career in my life. (I hope to work the rest of my life.) All of these endeavors grew out of my passion, not out of my bank account.

Let’s face it. Too many women often are not living their lives to the full. Many report they feel they are living for everyone else in the family. Although we want to have a life of balance, we don’t know how to get it. As women, we’ve been trained to think struggle and sacrifice for others is what we should do.

Well, one way to bring our lives into more balance is through affirmations. What if we could reinvent our lives through thinking positive thoughts?

More than ever, we are in need of sayings to help give us control over the qualities of our days. Just as our ancestors used old sayings to help them survive—in spite of racism, sexism, ageism, and classism—we need to revisit the ‘old ways.’

Whether we are working as secretaries, working at McDonald’s, or running a company, we need peace.

In the creative arenas, for women filmmakers, writers, publishers, and those wanting to become artists of sorts, there is a need to decode and recode symbols for our culture. If we don’t do it ourselves, it won’t get done.

We need to reclaim our bodies, our souls and our sexuality. Affirmations can help us get closer to our goals.

In the main, why do we need affirmations? Because today, women are dying from stress. One woman told me, “I guess I have to die in order to get some rest.” And she died shortly after that. That’s exactly what’s happening. We are dying at younger ages and at an alarming rate.

However, the good news is this. We are living in an exciting time, filled with possibilities, so why not take advantage of these times?
One reason is that we now live in an age of spiritual enlightenment, interdependence, and access to information that only the rich enjoyed at one time. We have the Internet, which levels the playing field for everyone. With the Internet, you can start a business on a shoestring budget. You can meet friends on a global level because of the different communities on line. In fact, you can start your own communities of interest.

Become the artist of your own life. Use affirmations to redesign your life and find your joy. Find ways to create multiple streams of income with technology. We now have money that can be made through twitter, facebook, myspace, linked in and other on-line groups.

For in order to have fun and enjoy life, you have to throw out all the mental “what-I-should do’s” and “must-erbations” and follow your own heart. If you are doing work you love, it will feel like play. Learn to live authentically from your very soul.

Creating a life you love will help determine the quality of your health, your happiness, and sometimes, even your longevity. The benefits from doing what you love and living a passionate life are too many to enumerate. (By the way, my health problems have lessened.)
As an African American female baby boomer, I’d like to break ground for the younger generation behind me. I’d like to disrupt our conventional thinking. Each generation should progress beyond what the generation before them accomplished.

Why not make these the best years of your life, whatever age you are? Never forget that life is tenuous. It can be taken from you without a minute’s notice.

So use affirmations to help heal and to change your life. Start feeling like you’re a co-creator with God, instead of a victim of your circumstances.

Title: I Want What She’s Got!
Subtitle or series and number: The Secrets of Creating an Outrageous Life
Author: Bette James Laughrin & Kathie Nelson
Publisher: PCG Legacy, a division of Pilot Communications Group
Release Date: 2010
ISBN-10: 978-0-9826665-8-6
Format Reviewed: Paper Back
• Trade Paperback: 127 pages
• Language: English
Genre: Self-Help/Personal Growth/Success
Reviewer: Maxine Thompson
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Book Review:

I Want What She’s Got! is a great guide to help you bring order, meaning and sanity back into your life. Mother and daughter team writers, Bette James Laughrin & Kathie Nelson, relate alternate chapters as to how they found themselves and each other on this journey called life. They give their personal testimonies as to how finding purpose transformed them from leading mediocre lives to leading “outrageous”, happier lives.

Creating an outrageous life becomes a metaphor for balance, yet risk. For writers, this book can even be helpful to your creativity, because it can bring clarity to your life and add to your vision.

At first, I asked, “What is an outrageous life?”

According to Dictionary.com, the definition of “outrageous” has pejorative connotations, such as “outrageous slander.”
However, in a more positive way, it can mean, “Highly unusual or unconventional; extravagant; remarkable: a child of the most outrageous precocity; a fancy dive performed with outrageous ease.”
So outrageous can be a good thing. As we get older, the search for meaning is all important. This book encourages us to come out our comfort zones.

Now that people are living longer, we really have more time to take our life experiences and reinvent ourselves. No more sitting in a rocking chair at retirement.
The book also encourages the reader to invest in other people (www.thepeoplebuilder.com). The more we give, the happier we become. The happier we are, the healthier we will be, and the more fulfilling lives we can live, as humans.

This is a good book for baby boomers and people who want to live their lives to the full—regardless of their age.

  
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