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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, March 1, 2017


No matter how great you think you were, or think you are, or think you will become, a Woman started you on your journey.  Welcome to Women's History Month.

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter


Additional information on these promising young ladies at
- https://sites.google.com/view/gcy-senegal/home - https://sites.google.com/view/mytrip2017/

Monday, February 27, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 28, 2017


I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish. Culture is for everybody.

Spike Lee

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, February 27, 2017


The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, February 24, 2017


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, U.S. track and field athlete

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, February 23, 2017


I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Oprah Winfrey

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

Oprah Winfrey

Monday, February 20, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 21, 2017


If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Colin Powell
Son of Jamaican Immigrants
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Former Secretary of State

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, February 20, 2017


For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Dr. Maya Angelou, Author and poet

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, February 17, 2017


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe – 1943-1993, Professional Tennis Player

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Whether you believe that your impact is large or small, your actions super-exciting or mundane, your contributions of great or of little importance; know that someone is learning from you, being inspired by you, and even emulating you. Be encouraged and challenged to be your very best.

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter

Monday, February 13, 2017

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 14, 2017


The sharecropper may lower his eyes, but not because he's less of a man. That's just a condition of society that such things exist.

Ernest Gaines, African-American author whose works have been taught in college classrooms and translated into many languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian and Chinese. Four of his works have been made into television movies.

Inspirations - Monday, February 13, 2017


We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.

Carter G. Woodson - Historian

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, February 10, 2017


Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living.

Mary McLeod Bethune - 1875-1955
A leading educator and civil rights activist. She grew up in poverty, as one of 17 children born to former slaves.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Inspirations - Thursday, February 9, 2017


"To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up."

"There are no warlike people - just warlike leaders."

Ralph Johnson Bunche
American political scientist, academic, and diplomat
1st African American Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1950)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 8, 2017


What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior!

W. E. B. Du Bois

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Inspirations - Monday, February 6, 2017


One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.

Barbara Jordan
Lawyer, Educator, Civil Rights Activist
U.S. Congressional Representative from Texas

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Inspirations - Friday, February 3, 2017


The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.

Eldridge Cleaver
American Writer, Political Activist
Early leader of the Black Panther Party

Inspirations - Thursday, February 2, 2017


Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight. 

Bob Marley - 1945 - 1981 
Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist