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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Morning Inspiration

GREAT morning ladies and gents!!  Its the kickoff for black history month and I'm so excited! I love to see my people honored. I know the sentiments usually last for 28 but I love every moment! I hope the quotes below help get you fired up about celebrating black history not just today but everyday. Blacks have played a significant role in our history that deserves to have the spotlight on a daily basis.

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 Woodson, 1926
This being Black History Month, I would like to ask people to celebrate the similarities and not focus on the differences between people of color and not of color.  ~Lynn Swann

The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry.  ~Bill Frist
I don't want a Black History Month.  Black history is American history.  ~Morgan Freeman
The African race is a rubber ball.  The harder you dash it to the ground, the higher it will rise.  ~African Proverb
I am America.  I am the part you won't recognize.  But get used to me.  Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.  ~Muhammad Ali 

There is no Negro problem.  The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution.  ~Frederick Douglass
Celebrate black history month! We stand on the shoulders of giants on a daily basis. Do not only honor them in February honor them everyday! Find out who the pioneers were in your profession and honor their legacy. If you are an attorney, honor people like John Swett Rock who in 1865 became the first African-American attorney admitted to the bar of the US Supreme Court. If you are a poet, honor people like Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. Honor people like Benjamin Banneker, Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, Benjamin Hooks, Lena Horne and so many more! Take the initiative to learn about your culture. 

Spread Love!!

Today's Song Choice: Ray Charles-Lift Ev'ry Voice. Does anyone else raise one fist in the air when listening to this? Its just HBCUs? ok.

PS. If you dont follow me already on twitter, check me out I'm going to post a black history fact everyday!!

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