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Experience the 2012 Year of Breakthrough

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Oprah

#BlackHistory ~ Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

Monday, February 27, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Audre Lorde

#BlackHistory ~ When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~Audre Lorde

Friday, February 24, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Rosa Parks

#BlackHistory ~ I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. ~ Rosa Parks

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Marian Anderson

#BlackHistory ~ It is easy to look back, self-indulgently, feeling pleasantly sorry for oneself and saying I didn't have this and I didn't have that. But it is only the grown woman regretting the hardships of a little girl who never thought they were hardships at all. She had the things that really mattered. ~Marian Anderson

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Rev. Jesse Jackson

#BlackHistory ~ Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive. Don't you surrender! Suffering breeds character, character breeds faith. In the end faith will not disappoint. ~Rev. Jesse Jackson, Keep Hope Alive

Friday, February 10, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with James Baldwin

#BlackHistory ~ People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead. ~James Baldwin (1924-1987), Nobody Knows My Name (1961)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Katherine Dunham

#BlackHistory ~ I used to want the words "She tried" on my tombstone. Now I want "She did it." ~Katherine Dunham (1910-2006), quoted in Black Pearls by Eric V. Copage (1993)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Marian Wright Edelman

#BlackHistory ~ The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to. ~Marian Wright Edelman ((1939-), The Measure of Our Success (1992)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Booker T. Washington

#BlackHistory ~ Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.  ~Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), Up From Slavery (1901)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Black History #Breakthrough with Harriet Tubman

#BlackHistory ~ When I found I had crossed that line, [on her first escape from slavery, 1845] I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. ~Harriet Tubman (1820?-1913) to her biographer, Sarah H. Bradford, c. 1868