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ThrowBack Thursday: A Tribute to Dr. Michael M. Stoddard


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/picture/article that I have featured in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursday: A Tribute to Dr. Michael M. Stoddard

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Dr. Michael Stoddard

April 2,1940 — July 22, 2014

On July 23rd, 2014, I was given the sad news that, the one and only, Dr. Stoddard–the American Patriot and Legendary SDSU Professor of Politics–had passed away. Doc Stoddard, who had died of an aggressive cancer, lived an extraordinary life.

He has served as a Consultant to the Presidents of the United States (Richard Nixon and Gerald R. Ford) on Soviet Military and Foreign Affairs, and has taught Politics and Geopolitics on-board the USS Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf (2000) and at distinguished universities such as UCLA, Claremont Graduate School, Pomona College, Oxford University, and, of course, San Diego State University.

I had the pleasure of knowing the “Doc” through his Oxford Study Abroad Program back in December of 2011. And through his program I got to learn and appreciate International Relations and US Foreign Policy. However, what I will always remember, from his program, is his prowess for teaching and how that has impacted the lives of students everywhere including myself. His program was the first stepping stone towards my career in politics.

Thank you Jasmine for convincing me to come to Oxford and thank you Doc for introducing me to your view of Politics–but also showing me the beauty of pubs and how lasting friendships and conversations are made over of a beer and a plate of fish and chips. Cheers Doc! Raising a glass to your name and legacy!

Here is some of my photos of my trip to Oxford, along with others.

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Here is a beautifully edited video (done by one of Doc’s pupil) commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Stoddard.

I found this in my vault of memories–during my time at Oxford. This is Dr. Stoddard’s New Year’s Eve Toast.

Prince in The City w/ Cleeve Morrison, Entrepreneur and Engineer Extraordinaire


In this talk I get to catch up with my oldest friend and engineer extraordinaire, Cleeve Morrison. I have the pleasure of knowing Cleeve through church, where he watched me grow from a boy to a young man, and has welcomed my family with open arms ever since I can remember.

Cleeve is not just an extraordinary engineer but a “jack of all trades”. He is an entrepreneur, architect, carpenter, husband and a proud father. He has been a design engineer for over 43 years and can fix any electrical problem, and manufacture any electrical product, that you give him.

Cleeve started his career in engineering when he was a little kid by breaking apart his toys; eventually he learned how to put them back together. However, it would not be until the military, that he perfected his craft by watching and observing his comrades on electronics. Some of the things that he worked on were telecommunications and nuclear missiles. From his military work experience, he was then able to create a business for himself in electronics–and an affordable and efficient audio product for trolley tours across the US (San Diego, Boston, and Washington, DC) which uses them on a high demand!

His biggest piece of advice to all young engineering entrepreneurs is to know that failing is a part of learning–you need to fail in order to learn. Like Thomas Edison. When he was asked, “Why he made 1,000 light bulbs?” He responded that he found 999 ways not to make the right one. So don’t give up so easily!

In the engineering field, Cleeve says, you have to believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself, (and the product that you are manufacturing) you will succeed. And how far you take it, is up to you!

Today he continues to manufacture the best quality and affordable audio products in the country and is working on new engineering products of the future.

If you wish to contact him for his products, advice on engineering, or just to call and say hi, go to www.morrisonpalmerengineering.com and find his contact information there.

For more of my radio talks go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com

Check out Cleeve’s presentation on his audio system that Trolley Tours use across the nation!

Prince in The City w/ Adrian De Arriba, Fellow Aztec and Rising International Economist


In this talk I get to catch up with fellow classmate and Aztec, Adrian de Arriba.

Adrian de Arriba was born in A Coruña, Spain but moved to the United States, when he was only 10 years old–where he had a great and wonderful experience growing up in Coronado, Ca.

Adrian and I both attended Coronado High School together (2007) and San Diego State University (2012), where he majored in Economics. And after completing his college education, he then went abroad to Bocconi University in Milan, Italy to earn his Masters in Economics, which he is now working on his thesis.

Studying abroad especially at the graduate level, he says, was difficult; “when you go abroad you go to a different educational system.” Not only do you have to adapt to the pace of graduate school, but how they conduct classes and examinations. But overall, he says, he thoroughly enjoyed his academic experience at Bocconi University. His biggest advice for future economists out there is to take mathematics (courses) seriously and really research graduate programs based on what you are interested in.

Today he his back in Coronado, Ca where he will be completing his thesis and aspiration of becoming an economic analyst.

If you wish to contact him for advice on pursuing a undergraduate and graduate degree in Economics or ask him about his experience at Bocconi University, email him at adrian_de_arriba@hotmail.com

To check out my radio talks go to www.urbusinessnetwork.com and Click on “Prince in The City”

Week In Review


Prince in The City (YouTube Interview): Dr. Aaron Bruce (Chief Diversity Officer at SDSU); Johnathan Burns (Longtime Friend); Jon Medel (Photographer & Filmmaker);

Networking: Testimonial from Matt Rinkey; 2nd Annual African American Heritage Night at Petco Park

Throwback Thursdays: USA Does Not Need Putin Leadership

Uncategorized: Have A Great Day! (From: Elizabeth Sefa-Boakye)

Sunday Praise: Joint Worship

Weekly Spiritual Digest: God’s Creation

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK…

This week I’ll be doing more YouTube interviews, with more interesting people.

And be sure to check out my radio talks at www.urbusinessnetwork.com

Weekly Spiritual Digest: We Are Not Perfect


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Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin. As the Scriptures say,

“No one is righteous— not even one.No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.”

“Their talk is foul, like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are filled with lies.” “Snake venom drips from their lips.” “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.” “They rush to commit murder. Destruction and misery always follow them. They don’t know where to find peace.” “They have no fear of God at all.”

Obviously, the law applies to those to whom it was given, for its purpose is to keep people from having excuses, and to show that the entire world is guilty before God. For no one can ever be made right with God by doing what the law commands. The law simply shows us how sinful we are.

But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. (‭Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭9-22‬ NLT)

We are not perfect; we know this by the world’s fascination of power and control–the wars in Middle East (Gaza), the tragedy of MH 17, and failed attempts of brokering ceasefire agreements. The world is on fire, and we are naive as humans beings to think that we can put it out.

I honestly do not know what measures it will take to repair “the sins of the father” but what I do know is to put my faith in Jesus Christ.

I understand that action and law are best methods for peace and stability in the world, but it can also stem human chauvinism, which can regress back to conflicts. Humans can’t make peace, only God can.

We need to recognize our humanity and recognize a Higher Power, which can bring peace in our lives if we listen and abide to its teaching.

“Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” –James 1:27

My thoughts and prayers to the families of Gaza, Isreal, Palestine and MH 17.

ThrowBack Thursday: (Weekly Political Tweet) USA Does Not Need Putin Leadership!


Every Thursday I post a miscellaneous blog/picture/article that I have featured in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursday: USA Does Not Need Putin Leadership!

 I posted this tweet back in March of this year to counter the argument from Obama critics (Rudy Giulani, Sarah Palin, Charles Krauthammer and others) who viewed Putin’s leadership as the right choice of leadership for America. However, I hope today in the midst of the MH17 tragedy that my fellow patriots here in America and allies across the globe recognize that Putin leadership is not the right choice of leadership for America or any other country.

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My deepest condolences goes out to the families who were affected by this senseless act of terror.

To read my post and original editorial from politico, click on the link below.

Weekly Political Tweet: USA Does Not Need Putin Leadership!.

You can also listen to my 2cents on Putin and his influence on the World at UR Business Network:

http://urbusinessnetwork.com/prince-sefa-boakye-talks-issues-ukraine-prince-city/ 

The 2nd Annual African American Heritage Night at Petco


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On July 19th 2014, I had the utmost pleasure to attend the 2nd Annual African American Heritage night at Petco Park–a night of celebration and baseball. But what really made this night unforgettable was the story behind it.

The African American Heritage Night began with a simple promise: to recognize the unsung heroes and trailblazers of the San Diego Black Community. But what San Diegans fail to realize is the fact that African American Heritage night is the first of its kind since forever–meaning the African American community was the last ethnic community (out of all ethnic communities) to hear an event at Petco Park which recognizes ethnic diversity and history.

Clara Carter, Founder and CEO of the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network (MCCSN), created this event one year ago because of this known fact. And to make it sound more noble, she didn’t receive a penny from these events which she has hosted for the past two years. Instead all proceeds go to a charitable organization, and this year it was Eleanor’s place–an organization which aims help single mothers and women who are suffering from domestic violence, drug addiction, and social ills.

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To name a few of the Trailblazers that were honored at the Petco Park stadium: Walter McCoy (Negro League Legend), Beverly Monroe, Makeda Dread, Kadir Nelson (Award Winning American artist), Dajahns Blevins, Dr. Richard Butcher; Dr. Dorothy Smith, Harwell W. “Skipper” Ragsdale, III, Mark Jenkins, Eric Davis, Joyce Henderson, Willie Morrow, Council Member Myrtle Cole, Neale “Bobo” Henderson (Negro Legend and The First Professional Black Quarterback in the State of California)

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But none would be made possible without these hard working ladies (the Backbone of the San Diego Black Community): Cheryl Morrow, Clara Carter, Makena Hayes-Gargonnu, & Rachel Evans

Thank you guys and I look forward to next year’s African American Heritage Night

To see pictures of this event go to my Flickr account: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZo2gH1

To contact Clara for more information on the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network go to www.mccsn.com

For more press coverage on this special event go to Twitter @TSDMNews