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An American Story: My Family and Yours



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The author, Dr. Mamie Smith tells a story that must be told.  It cuts across racial and ethnic lines and says, “This is the way it was or is!”

This book challenges the inner thought.  If you are a surface thinker… you will not like this book.  If you refuse to face reality…you will not like this book.  If you are hiding behind “The past is the past!” you will not like this book.  However, if you are willing to delve beneath the mask you have placed on your consciousness, you will not only enjoy this message, you will grow with it, expound on it and maybe write a book of your own.

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“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalms 46:10).


Most of us have read this verse numerous times, but what does it mean . . . spiritually mean?  Answering that question depends on the level of spiritual understanding the individual has that supplies the answer, and the responses can be immensely different.


At the rudimentary level, it could mean to cease moving your body from place to place, sit down, and say, “Yea, there’s a God, and no nation on earth equals Him.”


Spiritual growth may produce an answer that follows this train of thought:

Find a quiet place where you can be alone, sit in a comfortable position and stare into space.  Tell yourself, “In spite of what is going on in my life, I know God can help me.  He is more powerful than the “stuff” I’m going through, and He is right here in the room with me.  In fact, He’s everywhere–in every nation!”


Spiritual understanding at one’s highest level of thinking, gives a more spiritual response, admonishing the person to:


Mentally work to expel from consciousness, every thought that does not align itself with God.  Seek to remove the tiniest evasion of divine Love, recognizing that “stillness” has nothing to do with physical movement or human level thinking, but expresses only pure thoughts containing the substance of Spirit.  Know that God is Life, Truth and Love, and because He is so, no evil, disease or death can penetrate or claim a minute space anywhere in your consciousness.  God is supreme, possessing all power, all knowledge and all existence.

Acknowledge His exaltation in the minds of everyone He created, irrespective of race, color, creed or nationality.  Each person has the “mind that was in Christ Jesus,” because he is made in the “image and likeness of God.”  That likeness is never human, but divine, never evil, but good, and never material, but spiritual.

Reaching heaven—spiritual harmony, as well as spiritual earth—spiritual ideas coming from God, I can demonstrate that now!  To exalt God, is an affirmation of man’s exaltation, because man is a likeness of God.  This knowledge and understanding will bring about healing—a rising above the infirmities and iniquities trying to separate me from God.

The medicine of divine Mind heals, is not weak, is ever powerful and effective! Not believing it this. . . is the problem.


Getting the “Crude” Out of Your Shower . . . I Did!

Are You Tired of the “Crude” in Your Bathroom?

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6. Mamie Smith The StarDo something about it?  I tried this stuff and . . . it really works!  I spray the walls of my bathroom and shower and the crude vanishes!

With the natural cleaning power of lemons (citric acid) and plant-derived glycolic acid, this 12x super-concentrated bathroom cleaner melts away soap scum and hard water stains with minimal scrubbing and no harsh fumes or abrasives.  Click here.

I also use the washing powder . . . take a look!

MelaPower 6x with Triple Enzyme Power has a super-concentrated, cost-saving, eco-friendly formula! Trust MelaPower to keep your laundry, family, and world looking great—Because There’s More Than Just Laundry on the Line.

eas-logo-3-1-copyOh . . . I didn’t tell you, I am the Chief Operating Officer at Educational Arts Society, a 501 c 3 non-profit that gives FREE music lessons to  financially-challenged children,  educates audiences with a documentary entitled “The Unsung Musicians of the Motown Empire,” increases knowledge worldwide on many topics via our online radio station “Educational Arts Music & Talk Radio” and much more.   And . . . we are always looking for ways to raise funds!

So, Linda is showing us how to generate funds for the non-profit . . . ask her about that when you connect with her.

Click here to get more info . . .  orLinda Charter Contact Linda Direct @ 

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David Watkins . . . Publisher & Author of Children Books

Detroit bred Author and Publisher David Watkins chats with Talk Show Host Dr. Image result for Images of Author David WatkinsMamie Smith on “Talk to the Author” at 5 pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ about his passion for reading, the books he has written, and the stories he has published by other authors.   “Reading,” says David, “Allows one to travel to countries throughout the world,” and  I might add, without leaving the comfort of his favorite easy chair.

Traveling across the country, Watkins talks with children about the importance of reading, as well as delivering messages that aid them in making positive life choices through his books–books such as Benny and the Basketball Bully, Which Letter is Better? and The Twelve Dancing Princesses.  

Benny and the Basketball Bully by [Watkins, David L.]


In Benny and the Basketball Bully, an “11-year-old boy learns the strength of his value when he is challenged by an older child.”  Bullying has reached “epidemic nature” across America, and all children need to understand the destructive impact it has on society.  Walk over to and grab a copy for your child!

What values are we teaching our children?  What positive role models stare at them from the TV screen?   Have honesty, integrity and “telling the truth”  become obsolete in the conscious of America?  Which Letter is Better? (The ABC Series Book 2) by [Watkins, David L.]

Tune-in to at 5 pm on May 21, 2017 and find some of these questions answered.


Talk to the Author with Dr. Mamie Smith


The 20 Dollar SHOPPE



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Stand up for the arts!  Lend your support!  From 10 am to 4 pm on November 18, 2017, Educational Arts Society will have the second annual fundraiser of the 20 Dollar Shoppe.  What does that mean?  It means everything in the store will cost TWENTY DOLLARS ($20.00) . . . no more … no less.   Only a select number of friends, friend of friends and relatives will receive this letter.  A website is in the developmental stage so that the public will be able to shop online. 

This fundraiser helps to give FREE music lessons to financially-challenged children- ages 6 to 18.

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Author Barbra Gentry – Pugh

barbra-gentry-pughBARBRA GENTRY-PUGH, CEO of Heart Expressions Ministries International, a faith ministry devoted to touching the hearts of women one beat at a time, and encouraging them to live lives that express the heartbeat of God, has shared her vision in a book entitled “Every Beat of My Heart.”

This book is a self- discovery of dedication, obedience, forgiveness and transformation.  The reader is taken on a mental journey, a journey built on faith, hope and a deep sense of humility.   You  learn the difference between the “Voice of God” and the voice of human thinking, discover what it means to”live in the moment” of life and realize that an intimate relationship with God is achievable here on earth.


Ms. Gentry- Pugh, a Certified Bible Counselor and Talk Show Host of Heart Expressions says, “We are spirit; we are soul; and we live in body,” a body governed by  Every Beat of My Heart.    Click on the link and “grab a copy of this book!”


Get a “jump-start” on the essence of the author’s message prior to her appearance on Talk to the Author with Dr. Mamie Smith at 5 pm, on February 26, 2017.  You can access this interview by going to

Reverend Michael Gentry, the brother and co-author of the book, adds his own special touch to the interview, and the listener will walk away with a greater sense of the spiritual nature of man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide for the liar, but a stab at the health of human society.”  The clarity of this statement reverberates throughout the interview.  Don’t miss it!


Dr. Mamie Smith  See ya’ there!

Barbra Gentry – Pugh Sponsors “The 3 (Jazz) Kings!”



barbra-gentry-pughBARBRA GENTRY-PUGH, CEO of Heart Expressions Ministries International, a faith ministry devoted to reaching the heart of women one beat at a time, and encouraging them to live lives that express the heartbeat of God, is sponsoring “The 3 Kings Concert” on December 9, 2016 at the Detroit Unity Temple.  



Ms. Gentry- Pugh is a Certified Bible Counselor, Talk Show Host of Heart Expressions and author of a book entitled Every Beat of My Heart.    Click on the link and “grab a copy!”

Barbra Gentry-Pugh

Educational Arts Society  appreciates and respects the efforts of Barbra Gentry-Pugh in helping it achieve its mission and goals–goals that not only help children discover an artistic skill-set, but more importantly acquire a basic value skill-set.

Ms. Gentry-Pugh’s sponsorship encourages musical and artistic excellence in bringing three of Michigan’s top-rated jazz saxophonists:  Lord Yancyy, Deon Yates and Duane Parham.


“We the 3 (Inn) Kings” showcases  jazz musicians . . . having local, national and international acclaim.  Christmas music and traditional smooth jazz sounds will fill the air.  Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 248 599 – 2827.


Barbra Gentry-Pugh – See Ya’ There!

Hear the Three Kings–Saxophone Kings in Concert!


The Three Kings – Jazz Kings  . . . That Is!

These kings will fill the air with Christmas carols and melodic melodies that get you in the spirit of Christmas.

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Friday, December 9th, 2017 is the date, and 8 pm is the time.

Donations $20

Ticket Purchase:  Detroit Unity Temple Box Office

17505 2nd Ave.  Detroit, MI 48203


Link to Detroit Unity Temple

Unity Temple, 17505 Second Avenue: Entrance, From West--Detroit NI

My Experience @ Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge!


I am a simple person, have a simple car ( a 2006 PT Cruiser) and follow simple directions.  I ask questions when I am not clear on things and give and expect honest answers.  With this in mind, on July 10, 2014 I traveled to  ROCHESTER HILLS – CHRYSLER – JEEP – DODGE at 1301 South Rochester Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48207, spoke with a heavy-set man seated on the right-hand side of the room facing north and told him I needed my car serviced and also needed a visor mirror replaced on the driver’s side of my car.  The man, (whom I was told later his name is Advisor Matt) sent me to the ordering department where an order was placed for a visor mirror at a cost of $144.00 plus tax and and additional $55 for installation.  After which, I was told to report to Chris for setting up an appointment to get it installed.   I went to Chris and an appointment was made for Monday, July 14, 2014.

Upon leaving Chris,  I approached the heavy-set guy again about having my car serviced because he did not address it the first time, but sent me immediately to the ordering department.  I explained that I was going to put the car on the road on July 18th and needed the air conditioner checked, tires checked and overall maintenance to determine if everything was working properly.  His response:

“I will not be able to take your car for two weeks  because we are booked up.”

“Ok, I live in Troy, so I will take it to a dealership there.”

“They won’t be able to take it either because they are sending us their cars.  Is your air conditionerworking?”

“Yes, but I would like to know if it needs “freeon” or whatever so that it does not stop working while I am away.  I don’t want to have problems while on the road”

“If it is working now, it does not need freeon.  Trust me.”

“Well, I have heard that before. ”

“We can give you an oil change and check some things, but it will be two weeks before I can take your car.”

Trusting his information, I agreed to the ‘assembly line’ check.  This is a list of the items shown on Customer #123496–the receipt given to me by the dealership that they SAY they performed:


Change oil, replace filter

Top off washer solvent, top off trans. fluid

Top off Power steering fluid , check tire pressure

Replace lube sticker

Routine maintenance

Mopar oil change 2.4L EFI 03?09

On Monday, July 14th, I reported to Chris for installment of my visor.  After waiting for over an hour, Chris found me in the waiting room and told me the mirror was broken when it was unwrapped, and another order would have to be placed and should arrive by Wednesday.  We agreed on Thursday (because of my having prior commitments)for the installation .  The mirror was installed.  Momentarily, I questioned if the entire flap for the mirror was new, because there were dirty fingerprints on it.  Not wanting to be “picky” I decided I could remove them with a carpet cleanser and said nothing about it.

On Friday, July 18th, I left for my trip to Wisconsin.  A few minutes after getting there, my air conditioner had barely cool air coming from it.  Several Chrysler dealerships were called and only one agreed to look at it.  However, when I arrived there, he said it would be hours to look at it and 3 days for parts and repair.  The windows had to be lowered for the whole vacation and return trip.

On Sunday July 20, 2014,  as I was returning from the trip, about 20 miles from home, I heard a loud “pop” and smelled rubber.  Immediately,  my car became difficult to steer.  I put on my hazard lights and continued to drive.  By now it was between 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm and I was alone in the car.  Finally, I reached home.

The next morning, I relayed the incident to Dave Robinson, the General Manager of Rochester Hills.  After which, he immediately defended the position his advisor had taken even though I was not sure of his name, but stated he would look into the situation and return my call.

About a couple of hours later, he returned the call and told me, that I only dealt with two people, Chris the person who gave the appointment and the person who ordered the visor. When I protested that, and said I could walk in the place and point out the person whom I had spoken to about the overall maintenance inspection, he said that was his advisor Matt, but his investigation revealed I worked with only two people.

“No, I dealt with at least three people,” I said.

“Well, if you did speak with Matt, he was only telling you the truth, we were backed up.”

“But you yourself said the backup time was 3 to 4 days, not two weeks.”

“Well, at that time, it was 2 weeks.”

“Why did he try to dissuade me from going to another dealership?”

“He was just telling you the truth, Troy was sending us their people.”

“Are you satisfied that you gave good service?”

“We gave no service, only the visor installation!”

“Sir, are you saying you have no record that you serviced my car?”

“Yes, my paperwork shows we ordered and installed a visor.”

“I have a paper that shows you serviced my car.”

“If you are talking about the oil change, yea, we did that.”  Hm-m-m, I wonder what his definition of service is.  Look at the services AGAIN that they performed!

“I am sorry for your trouble, but my advisors followed directions from me, all they did was tell you the truth.”

“Sir, put yourself in my place, if the same thing happened to you would you feel you got good service?”

“What I’m saying is my guys told you the truth and you did not want to hear it.”

“So you feel your company bears no responsibility for what has happened?”

“No, we don’t lie to our customers, we tell them the truth.”

“No one is asking you to lie, but answer my question, I did not ask you if you told the truth,  I asked if you thought I received good service from you?”

“Yes, because we did not service your car, and we told the truth.”

“Well sir, I will put this in my blog.”

“You make sure when you do so, you tell the truth!”

Now dear readers, I have told the truth.  How would you feel if the exact same thing happened to you?  Which would you prefer Rochester Chrysler’s version of truth or what you believe is good service?  Do you feel the company bore no responsibility?  Do you believe the employees gave good service?  You be the judge!

In the meantime, I will take my car to another dealership for servicing and seek another interpretation of . . .  the truth.

P.S.  I just called the Troy Motor Mall Chrysler Dealership and was also told “We are backed up!”  Back-up time — 3 to 4 days which is the number of days the General Manager at the Rochester Hills dealership said their back-up time was.  That is  . . . until he was reminded that his Advisor Matt said “two weeks.”  The time suddenly got longer — 2 weeks that day I was there!  Hm-m-m-m.