Preparation by Effie Waller Smith “I have no time for those things now,” we say;“But in the future just a little way,No longer by this ceaseless toil oppressed,I shall have leisure then for thought and rest.When I the debts upon … Continue reading
“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver I watched the movie Amistad. It is the moving account of Africans kidnapped from Sierra Leone and sold into … Continue reading
Another Black History Month comes to a close, well the official history month anyway. I’m one of those who lives the celebration all year-long every year. I love history in general, so I’m all about telling folks that 28 days simply can … Continue reading
“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” Nelson Mandela The Underground Railroad … Continue reading
“Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.” Bill Cosby And indeed Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman from Virginia who died too young, became a first without ever living to know it. When she was diagnosed … Continue reading
“Nothing will work unless you do.” Maya Angelou In honor of women who did not let the obstacles discourage them. Thanks to all the women who have served us so well in the military.