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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, March 1, 2018


Do not allow negativity of others to
infect your mind or affect your actions.  
Their ignorance is not your illness.
Their diagnosis is not your prognosis.
You are not what they name you,
but are that to which you respond.

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 28, 2018


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

Maya Angelou

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 27, 2018


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

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 26, 2018


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

Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 23, 2018


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

Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 22, 2018


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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 21, 2018


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

Monday, February 19, 2018

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 20, 2018


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

Arthur Ashe – 1943-1993
Professional Tennis Player

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 19, 2018


I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Professional Basketball Player

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 16, 2018


Whether you believe that your impact is large or small, your actions 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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 15, 2018


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.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 14, 2018


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

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 13, 2018


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.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 12, 2018


"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)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 9, 2018


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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 8, 2018


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

Langston Hughes

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 7, 2018


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
Former U.S. Congressional Representative from Texas
Flashback: https://youtu.be/sKfFJc37jjQ

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 6, 2018


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

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 5, 2018


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

Friday, February 2, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 2, 2018


If you are called to be a leader you must leave the comfort of the crowd. It may be more comfortable to blend in, but the conviction of your calling demands that you STAND OUT!

Danita Harris
Television News Anchor

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 1, 2018


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
U.S. track and field athlete & Triple Gold Medal Winner