This Saturday, April 29, the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots will take place, marking a turbulent time in Black American history. The riots were ignited as a result of the acquittal of fo…
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Today we remember the incomparable Maya Angelou. She would have been 89 today (4/4/17). Many don’t know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on her 40th birthday birthday in 1968. After his assassination, she refused to celebrate her birthday. Instead she would send flowers to King’s widow, Coretta Scott King.
Ironically before Dr. King’s death, he had asked, Maya Angelou to travel with him and visit churches to raise money for his efforts to support the poor. Angelou agreed, but stated she could not begin until after her birthday. A promise she would never get the chance to fulfill. She was notified of his death while preparing for her birthday party.
Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a globe, or “Celestial Training Device.” NASA/NASA
Many Americans are familiar with the astronaut heroes of the 20th century space race — names like Gus Grissom and Neil Armstrong. But who did the calculations that would successfully land these men on the moon?
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Very soon we will commemorate another 28 days of Black History. What this means we’ll celebrate the ghost of the greats and the positive achievement accomplished in their lives. Oftentimes, most only talk about a few, as if black people only made limited contributions to America, the world, or the process of human live. When in fact, nearly everything there is came from the original people of the earth, and if it were not for the black woman none of this would be possible. We hardly ever hear about or are taught anything anything black women said or did during the course of human history.
Today’s Thought Provoking Perspective will feature powerful quotes by and spoken by black women taken from an collection by Jessica Ann Mitchell the founder of OurLegaci.com & BlackBloggersConnect.com.
Here are some quotes from legendary Black women writers that can be used as continual tools for learning, growth…
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