Craig Ransom raps on a pretend door. Come in, says Charles Barnes Jr., a large man partial to print shirts. Ransom shuffles in. He leads with a handshake. Brief, but firm. Very good. Don't make that mistake of the unprofessional soul-brother handshake, Barnes will later caution. Barnes sits, but Ransom still stands. He hasn't been asked to take a seat. He addresses this point of etiquette: "May I sit, or do you... More >>>
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By Jennifer Silverberg
After he was laid off from his job with Universal Printing, Ronald Ransom (with his children, Tamara and Ron Jr.) stayed positive: "It won't be long before I find something, through a temp service or whatever. We been pushed down so many times, ain't nowhere else to go but up."