Tag Archives: Inspiration

ZENITH BANK Plc – Nigeria’s Largest Bank!

Goodness Gracious, why write about a Nigerian Bank?

Simply, because it is a great example!

Zenith Bank Plc has grown to be Nigeria’s LARGEST BANK and the SIXTH-Largest Bank in Africa!

It was founded in 1990.

It has $19.3 Billion US in assets, 500 branches throughout Nigeria.

The Bank concentrates on SERVICE to its customers, it seeks to deliver exceptional service, that exceeds customer expectations. Recently I stood in line at a Sun Trust Bank on Friday afternoon at 2:00 and waited 18 minutes.  Everyone in line was fuming!

Recently the Zenith Bank won “the best customer service award in Nigeria in The 2015 Global Banking Finance Review.

Zenith Bank’s gross earnings for the half-year period ending June 30, 2015, rose 24% to US$1.15 Billion over the same period last year. (Forbes Magazine, “Best of Africa.)

I do not think there are any banks in the good old USA that can equal those impressive figures!

What do you think?  Has the “Fed hurt the Spread?”

LAW ENFORCEMENT LIVES MATTER!

This nation is under siege!  There is a horrible atmosphere that has been stirred up by Barack Hussein Obama!

Obama is playing a deadly game!

In the past few months he took center stage to speak about the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and  Freddie Gray, mistakenly and erroneously inferring police misconduct.  He has ignored the recent murders of police officers, Deputy Darren Goforth, Lt. Charles J. Gliniewicz, and Officer Sean Bolton!  White House sent three officials to Michael Brown’s funeral, who killed Kentucky State Trooper Joseph Ponder!

Yesterday a Phoenix police officer was shot multiple times!

Det. Terence A. Green, Fulton County, Atlanta, Ga., was killed in ambush on March 4, 2015!  So far, in this year alone, 2015, TWENTY-SIX (26) POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY GUNFIRE!!!

This perilous situation is horrible!

Obama’s indifference to the deaths of AMERICAN POLICE OFFICERS is sending a message that ONLY SOME AMERICAN LIVES MATTER!  He has contributed to an extremely dangerous atmosphere and indeed open season on police officers!

These men who wear the Badge are unique, individual treasures…they swear to protect our lives…they place their lives on the line every single day…they deserve the highest respect from ALL OF OUR CITIZENS!

When a Police Officer is killed, it is not just an agency/department that loses an Officer, it is the entire Nation!

MAY GOD BLESS ALL DEDICATED, SWORN POLICE OFFICERS!

AND, MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT I LOVE!

Ted Cruz, Republican, Texas, U.S. Senator.

Rafael Edward Cruz, 44,  seeks to position himself as the most conservative member of a very conservative field of Republican candidates for President of the United States of America. (POTUS.)  Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  His parents worked in the oil industry, and moved to Houston, Texas as a child. A very bright young  economics.man, at age 13 he enrolled in an after school program, the merits of free market economics.  However, his true love was the U.S. Constitution.  At Princeton he was a national debate champion, and attended Harvard Law.  He was recommended for a Supreme Court Clerk. He served under Chief Justice William Rehnquist.  His father was a Cuban revolutionary who fought against Batista, fled to U.S.  with $100.00 sewn in his underware launched an oil business.  Now is an itinerant minister with a fervent Tea Party following.

Cruz is an ardent campaigner, crisscrossing the Bible Belt Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma.  He has raised in excess of $50 Million Dollars a total ranking second only to Jeb Bush.  Cruz states, “I grew up a movement conservative.  That’s who I am. I don’t have to fake it!”  He is as disciplined performer as anyone in politics.  His stump speech, delivered without notes or teleprompter, is precisely honed, down to the jokes and pauses for emphasis. He is relentlessly on message.

His campaign is to change the Republican Party  to Conservativism.  “That’s what is at stake!”

We will watch and see.

Are you tired of “Professional Politicians?”

This question arises frequently since the arrival of one DONALD TRUMP on the USA political scene!

“ARE YOU TIRED OF PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS WHO PROMISE YOU ONE THING WHILE RUNNING FOR OFFICE, ONLY TO BREAK THAT PROMISE ONCE ELECTED?”

A good example is the majority of Congressional Republicans (GOP) who ran on the promise to “…defeat/over turn Obama Care.”  Another promise unfulfilled was “…to reduce taxes and spending on ridiculous projects…”

I contend that the majority of Americans are sick and tired of the same old, same old BALONEY!  They are fed up with the “status quo,” they are fed up with the “professional politician,” who begs, bargains and pleads so they can eat at the pigs trough again! Just take a look at Washington, D.C., all the new suits and big cars that they bought the day after election!

I believe that is why Americans are flocking to see DONALD TRUMP in PERSON!  Over 30,000 appeared in a football stadium in Alabama to see and hear him speak! He did not disappoint, Red Cap and all, on national TV, telling them like it truly is….and not the same old “pablum” that all the other candidates drool.

If you disagree, please tell why!  I am receiving requests for information/opinion and I seek to stay informed!

Illegal Immigration, Fact or Fiction?

Well, now, that is a hot topic! ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION! Couple of folk told me last week, “…that ain’t no such thing, illegal immigration, it is a fabric of your imagination, Mexicans just walk, ride across the border, whats wrong with that?”  Our non-representative Congress, interested in only their own personal wealth, talks a lot, but accomplishes little, nothing will be done to curb illegal immigration!

I suggest a good starting point would be with secure border, then create a guest worker program.  The Right wants unlimited border security, and the Left wants unconditional amnesty.

Then, along came one Donald Trump, he with the hair-do, TV agenda, much money.  At his campaign launch last month, Trump stated – “…Mexicans are sending people who have a lot of problems.  They are bringing drugs.  Crime, and rapists.  Some are good people…”  Trump caught Hell and has come under fire for his anti-Mexican   comments. Couple of sponsors cancelled, even NASCAR entered the fray, which is confusing because NASCAR doesn’t have any Mexican drivers that I am aware! The last time I went to a NASCAR race, I didn’t see any Mexicans, very few Blacks.  I see Trump is having a Rally in Phoenix, Arizona today, and it is the hottest ticket in town! Over 9000 people fought for tickets!

Very interesting.

Trump will visit Sun City next week, you can bet I will be there!

Now, this is not an endorsement,  I very carefully vet candidates, so far I have personally seen/talked with Rick Perry, former Texas Governor, Who answered my questions and made a good initial impression.

I’ll report, you decide.  Thank you all for the hits my blog receives, I appreciate it very much, please remember, your Comments are earnestly solicited!

GOP HAS CANDIDATES?

The last time I checked, The Grand Old Party (GOP) had candidates coming out the WAZOO! Never before in the history of mankind has one party had so many candidates running for President! Republicans have been well served by a strong stomach, as the roller coaster is moving rapidly!

Let me count the names, (not in any order.) RUBIO, BUSH, TRUMP, CHRISTY, WALKER, CRUZ, FIORINA, HUCKABEE, JINDAL, PAUL, PERRY, CARSON, PATAKI, ETC., ETC. (And numerous other regional wannabees.)

Every one has a website, and the first word you see is “DONATE.” This running for President thing must be financially rewarding! I have been in the great game of politics since I was 20 years old, and never have so many folks with little or no credentials run for President.  But, I guess, if a “neighborhood organizer,” with no record, can run and win, then I guess anyone can!

So hang in there all you folks, and if you need an expert consultant, I am available!

S.C.L.C. “Drum Major Award” to Judge Murray M. Silver, Esq.

SCLC on January 14, 2012, at a banquet of over 200 people in Savannah, Ga., MURRAY M. SILVER, ESQ., JUDGE, was presented the prestigious  S.C.L.C. DRUM MAJOR AWARD, for “Untiring Service to the Movement, by HON. ISAAC N. FARRIS, National SCLC President. Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)was founded by REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

“Daddy Kng and Me.”

Over the past few months, I have been requested to speak at various and sundry type functions, Civil Rights, Politics, Elections, Awards, Colleges, the subject seems to arrive at the “Daddy” King doorstep. Why did you, a white man decide to write this book? Why? Why? Why?
To me, the response is always the same, “I had the unique experience of being a close friend and confidant to one of the great men of the Twentieth Century!” Perhaps one of the most unique relations in modern history. He was the exact same age as my Father, I am the exact same age as his oldest son, Martin Luther King, Jr. We were introduced by Rev. Fred C. Bennette, Jr., in Atlanta, after I received publicity as the General Counsel of the Georgia Department of Labor, having led the change in compensation laws for the United Automobile Workers in Georgia. After the introduction, several weeks passed and Rev. Bennette asked me “…if I would be comfortable calling him Dad?” I assured him that it would be “…high honor and a personal privilege.”
From that day forward, until his death on November 11, 1984. we chatted at least several times a week, and met at least once a week, the highlight being our weekly luncheons at the Marriott Hotel in the heart of downtown Atlanta, which we experienced for three and one half years.
The single most important impression I want to leave the reader is that history has not paid Martin Luther King, Sr., his due. If the civil rights movement had a father, it was Daddy King, in the same way he was father to his son.

We faced his three tragedies together, Martin Luther King, Jr. murder; A.D. King drowning; and the murder of “Mama” King while she was seated at the organ in Ebenezer Church on Sunday morning.  In baseball, three strikes and you are out!  For Daddy King they were super-human challenges, which he met with dignity and grace.
To look back at the “Black Church,” over the past one hundred years is to recall some of the most important moments in history, fight for education, battle for civil rights, quest for women’s rights-the church was more than a place of worship, it was a school, theatre, community center, meeting place, political engine, and in each category Daddy King was the vanguard, at the forefront, leading the charge.
Without him, it would have been a very different century in America.

“Bo Peep” – I remember him well!

Yes, I remember him well! “Bo Peep,” the never-to-be-forgotten, legendary character that lived in Savannah, Imperial State of Chatham, Georgia!  He was born October 25, 1899…died July 7, 1963. Hardly a week passes by without someone, somewhere asking me about “the little man.” Black, white, yellow, red, rich, poor, Jew, Christian, Buddist…it doesn’t really matter, they all have either known him personally or “…heard tell of him.” He owned and operated a restaurant, bar, pool room, hotel, package shop on the entire one-half of Congress Street at intersection of Drayton Street, in the heart of downtown Savannah, for approximately 25 years.  It was the mecca for men.  It was home to many.  It was paradise to a few. It was said “When I die, I don’t want to go to heaven, I want to go to Bo Peep’s” Honestly, there never was a place like his before, and will never be again.  They tore down paradise to put a parking lot!  Bo Peep’s kitchen produced the finest, tastiest, Roast Beef Sandwich on the planet! Thick slices of medium-rare, premium Roast Beef covered with thick brown gravy on white bread,  that brought tears to your eyes, it was so good,  some said,”… it…made you wanna beat yo’ mama..”  What was it that kept people coming to his place for all those years?  Him!  He loved people, he loved the “action,” where you could bet any amount that you can count on any game you can name! Demonstrated his concern for his fellow-man by contributing to churches of every denomination, synagogues, hospitals, orphan homes, schools.  Before there was a United Way, there was Bo Peep.  Up every morning, seven days a week at 7:00 A.M., dressed, and ready for the events of the day.  Where did he get that drive and desire? He was one of five children, whose parents operated a tiny store at the foot of West Broad Street, (Now Martin Luther King, Jr. ) Quit school in the third grade to shine shoes for a living.  Determination to succeed, overcome handicaps, improve his condition and that of his family, to give them more and better than he received, not only his wife and four children but all of his family and hers.  In short, Money! It was the mark of success by which he thought others evaluated him.   Honest, kind; earned a little, spent a little less, to make on the whole a family happier for his presence. (I hope you will continue to monitor this “blog” daily as I re-visit Bo Peep. For those interested in his story, I published a book in 2003, “This Bo Peep Ain’t No Fairy Tale!” a few copies still available-  $21.95.)