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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Inspirations - Friday, February 27, 2015


Racism is a man’s gravest threat to man- the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Wikipedia

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Inspirations - Thursday, February 26, 2015


Freedom is never given, it is won.

A. Philip Randolph

Asa Philip Randolph was a leader in the African-American civil-rights movement, the American labor movement, and socialist political parties. Wikipedia

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Wikipedia

Monday, February 23, 2015

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Have a vision. Be demanding.

Colin Powell

Colin Powell - First African-American appointment Secretary of State

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Inspirations - Monday, February 23, 2015


I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to over come failure.  You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.

Reggie Jackson

Reginald Shon "Reggie" Jackson, Professional basketball player

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Inspirations - Friday, February 20, 2015


I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Inspirations - Thursday, February 19, 2015


Unless we invite others to travel with us toward our greatest destiny, at the end of our journey we will simply find ourselves where we began.

Henry Ford 
Author - Speaker - Consultant

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 18, 2015


One-hundred years from now when Black History Month is Celebrated (we hope before then it will be accepted into American History), will we be remembered by our celebrations of Yesterday, or by our accomplishments of Today?

What chapter are you writing into the History Books Today?

Henry Ford
Author - Speaker - Consultant

Monday, February 16, 2015

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, columnist, and one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Wikipedia

Both of Hughes' paternal great-grandmothers were African-American and both of his paternal great-grandfathers were white slave owners of Kentucky. According to Hughes, one of these men was Sam Clay, a Scottish-American whiskey distiller of Henry County and supposedly a relative of Henry Clay, and the other was Silas Cushenberry a Jewish-American slave trader of Clark County

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Inspirations - Monday, February 16, 2015



No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

Booker T. Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Inspirations - Friday, February 13 2015


You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it’s right.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement"

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Inspirations - Thursday, February 12, 2015


Nothing will work unless you do.

Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou was an acclaimed poet and Poet Laureate, author, dancer, actress, singer, and activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays.   She was a Pulitzer Prize nominated poet and author of I know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 11, 2015


The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals.  The struggles within yourself -The invisible, inevitable, battles inside all of us-that’s where it’s at.

Jesse Owens

Winner of Four Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics
The youngest of ten children
Grew up on East 87th near Cedar in Cleveland, Ohio

Monday, February 9, 2015

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 10, 2015


If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do keep moving forward.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Inspirations - Monday, February 9, 2015


Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Inspirations - Friday, February 6, 2015


I can accept failure.  Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.

Michael Jordan, Basketball Player

Former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan was cut from the varsity basketball team during his sophomore year of high school, being deemed as short to play!  His biography on the NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Inspirations - Thursday, February 5, 2015


Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.

Dr. Mae Jemison – First African-American female Astronaut

Mae Carol Jemison is an American physician and NASA astronaut. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and the First African American woman to travel in space.  Mae Jemison is the founder of a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross); was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 3, 2015



Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.  We are all the same in this notion; The potential for greatness lives within each of us.

Wilma Rudolph
3-Time Olympic Gold Medal Winner

Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born prematurely, the 20th of 22 siblings from two marriages, contracted Polio at age four, wore a brace on her left leg and foot, by twelve years old had survived bouts of polio and scarlet fever.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Inspirations - Monday, February 2, 2015



Won't it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.

Maya Angelou