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Monday, February 28, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 28

Well, today marks the end of Black History Month and the conclusion of my quotes for the month. My final thoughts are that we should celebrate each and everyday and cherish those who love us.

"Temples fall, statues decay, mausoleums perish, eloquent phrases declaimed are forgotten, but good books are immortal." William T. Vernon, Educator

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 27

"The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and the unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed." Gordon Parks, Photographer

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Girls Nite Out"

What better way to spend a Saturday evening other than hanging with good friends at a place where you're greeted with much love. This place - Half Note Lounge was jumping with loads of laughter, great music and fun. Looking forward to another adventure and very soon!

"Black History Month" - Day 26

"The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic, but to end the injustice." Richard Wright, Novelist

Friday, February 25, 2011

"Unknown"

This evening I checked out the new Liam Neeson movie, "Unknown." I enjoy a good action packed thriller movie and "Unknown" certainly delivered that.

Watch the trailer:

http://unknownmovie.warnerbros.com

"Black History Month" - Day 25

"Knowledge is power,and power is the key to changing things." Jill Nelson, Writer

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 24

"Every legend contains its residum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it." James Baldwin, Writer and Activist

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 23

"We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power towards good ends." Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 22

"Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need." Jesse Owens, Olympic Track Star

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Black History Month" Day 21

"The language of faith is crucial because it affords human beings the privilege of intimacy with the ulitimate." Michael Eric Dyson, Scholar and Writer

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 20

"You don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to end up at the end of the golden rainbow." Dianne Wilkerson, Politician

Saturday, February 19, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 19

"The movement in the '60's had so much drama and impetus because the targets were so clear. The pain is still clear, but the target is amorphous. How, after all, do you march against sin?" Samuel D. Proctor, Minister and Educator

Friday, February 18, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 18

"Every man got a right to his own mistakes. Ain't no man that ain't made any." Joe Louis, Boxing Champion

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 17

"The best lessons, the best sermons are those that are lived." Yolanda King, Actor

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 16

"Freedom is a state of mind: a spiritual unchoking of the wells of human power and superhuman love." W.E.B. Du Bois, Intellectual and Activist

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 14

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

"Love means exposing yourself to the pains of being hurt, deeply hurt by someone you trust." Renita Weems, Seminary Professor

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"All Work And No Play"

Well, today was a very busy day. I caught up on some bills and other paperwork. I took a break to replenish so I could do some writing but ended up watching some TV and then got a call to hang out Half Note Lounge. So, off we went. When we got there a little after 8 pm the place was packed but we lucked out because we know people (lol) and got some seats up front and personal to the stage. Marcus Young was performing and he and his band, did some awesome renditions of Angie Stone, Rihanna and others. They certainly had the crowd sweating on the dance floor. Great night!

"Black History Month" - Day 12

"If you can't count, they can cheat you. If you can't read, they can beat you." Toni Morrison, Novelist and Nobel Laureate

Friday, February 11, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 11

"The paradox in life is that one must be ambitious to be free from that ambition which corrupts and blinds and tempts and distorts." Peter J. Gomes, Minister

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 10

"We come out of a collective society and are forced to live in an individual society." John Henrik Clarke, Historian

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 9

"Standing ground for a race, as for an individual, must be laid in intelligence, industry, thrift, and property." Booker T. Washington, Educator

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 8

"It takes strength to remember; it takes another kind to forget. It takes a hero to do both." James Baldwin, Writer and Activist

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 7

"Individual ideas, like breaths, are waiting to be drawn from unlimited supply." - Margaret Danner, Poet

Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 6

"Happiness is like perfume; you can't pour it on somebody else without getting a few drops on yourself." James Van Der Zee, Photographer

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"The Second City Does Baltimore"

The Windy City’s comedy factory–birthplace of legendary laughmeisters like John Belushi, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey–blows into Charm City with a customized creation, a wild and wacky show in Baltimore, for Baltimore, and about Baltimore. It’s a slice of hometown humor, with maybe just a scoop of spoof! This description by Center Stage was spot on. The actors and their improvisations had the entire audience laughing out loud. This is a must see play for those who know Baltimore and all that is Baltimore - lol.

Don't miss it - it runs from December 30th - February 20th.

"Passport to Financial Literacy"

This is the 2nd annual event of Passport to Financial Literacy. This event was held at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. It was a free event which is designed as an interactive experience for teens and their parents to simulate "real life" financial planning, goal setting as well as decision making skills.

The Director of the mentoring program thought it would be a great event for the mentors and mentees to attend. Since we were such a large group the creator of the group personally took the time to go through the program with us (there were 18 of us). It was to see the mentees make decisions about choosing a career and then see what their incomes will be based on their career and then see how "real life" comes into play with paying bills, insurance, owning a car, etc. It was quite an eye opening experience for them.

Overall, it was a great way to spend the early part of our day!

"Black History Month" - Day 5

"The patter of protesters' feet as they walked through Jim Crow barriers in the great stride toward freedom is the thunder of the marching men of Joshua. And the world rocks beneath their tread. My people, my people, listen, listen, the battle is in your hands." Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Activist and Nobel Laureate

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 4

"Men must not only know, they must act." W.E.B. Du Bois, Intellectual & Activist

Thursday, February 3, 2011

"Balck History Month" - Day 3

"Jazz is the nobility of the race put into sound." Wynton Marsalis, Musician

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 2

"If the First Amendment means anything, it means that the state has no business telling a man, sitting alone i his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch." - Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 1

Today marks the beginning of Black History. So for every day of this month, I'll be featuring an African American quotation and other Black History events in and around the Baltimore-Washington area.

Day 1:

"The spark became the flame and it changed everything." E.D. Nixon, Civil rights activist

This link is a good place to start reading some Black History:

http://www.biography.com/blackhistory