Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee
( June 1, 1942-
1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.
Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee with her well known sister Diana Ross. They grew up in Detroit and Barbara earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1965.
Pictured above: Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.
Pictured above: Lee, the vice president of Health Science and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology then later in 2002 became the dean of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Pictured Above: Barbara received many award and honors such as Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame (1998), Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Member, Trilateral International Medical Workforce Group, Member, NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health Member, DHHS Advisory Committee on Rural Health, Distinguished Public Service Award, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Honorary Doctorate of Science, New York Institute of Technology.
Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.
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( August 14, 2004-
American actress, singer and executive producer at 14 years old
Pictured above: Marsai Martin gracing the red carpet at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
Pictured above: Her family on television from the T.V. comedy Black-ish, where she is one of the youngest children with Mom played by Traci Ellis Ross and Dad played by Anthony Anderson also staring Laurence Fishburne.
Pictured above: Marsai Martin first movie “Little” written and starred by her alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae in theaters April 12, 2019
Pictured above: The youngest executive producer in Hollywood Marsai Martin with her first movie “Little” inspired by her love for the movie “Big” starring Tom Hanks.
Pictured above: Movies that Marsai Martin has starred in such as Melody 1963, Lemonade Mafia, and Nina and Fun Mom Dinner.
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Married almost 20 years and have realized that everything needs constant attention!!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all the relationships that exist in this world from married, to just dating, great friendships or parents who are so in love with their children as I am. We have to treat every relationship with care and make sure we keep our attention to those we love and cherish for they are who we have when life gets rough and who helps us celebrate our accomplishments.
*Marriage and relationships are like a business and I am not talking about the rich and famous who get together for the benefit of their finances but I am talking about maintaining ( 6 ) good practices day in-day out.*
#1 The Interview– When you go on a job interview, the employer ask questions about you and qualifications, just like when you go on a date. This first date will determine whether there is a second or not…so make a good impression always.
#2 Customer Satisfaction- When you are in business, your customers are the most important for sustaining your business, in a relationship, couples need to know when their needs aren’t being met and what they need to improve on.
#3 Communication- When you are in business, make sure that you are knowledgeable about the products and services you are are selling and where they are coming from, in a relationship, it is important to keep all lines of conversation open to let the partner know where you are in your thoughts and feelings about certain topics. If something bothers you or is offensive and hurts you let them know. This allows for each person to get to know where each other’s placement and views come from.
#4 Quotas- With any successful business, there are deadlines, schedules and maintenance needed to keep the business fresh and new, meanwhile, in a relationship, whether you are abstinent or having intercourse regularly, it is very important to have time set aside for Maintenance needed on both ends. Making plans for date night every week incorporating family events or just some self-reflection time makes for a healthier relationship. It also gives an opportunity for excitement and adrenaline rush like when you know you are about to go on vacation from work. Time is precious-use it wisely.
#5 On-boarding of New Recruits- When in business, employees specialties come into play when it comes to a successful operation. Now, when it comes to relationships-I am not talking about three-somes and freaky stuff-O.M.L. I am talking about friendships with couples alike. Making connections with others like yourself and spending time exchanging stories while having a good time, it helps relationships grow. It is okay to be each other’s best friend at times because being able to laugh with one another is a plus for a healthy union.
#6 The Bottom-line- When you are running a business, there are going to be times of success and failures. Mistakes made in business can be costly, so you have to get together as a team and figure out what is needed to get back on track. In relationships, we are all human and make mistakes and as a team we must communicate, apologize and forgive mistakes. Find out from each other what is needed to do better next time. Open lines of communication keep the relationship and individual changing for the better. Closing the door, leads to heartache and shutdown.
Happy Valentines Day from a wife of almost 20 years married to my best friend who has made mistakes and has learned alot through these practices. May the relationships you share be as fulfilling as mine. Love, LaFrieda and Brian 2019
Susie Carmichael – Born April 9, 1988, she was the first African-American Rugrats introduced in the Rugrats clan. Her first appearance was on the episode called “Rugrats Turn the House Upside Down in 1992. She has 2 brothers and 1 older sister and has had a sworn enemy named Angelica since she was a kid. Angelica has always been envious of the knowledge that Susie has of things and although they have somewhat friends when they have grown-up…Angelica still held a jealousy for Susie.
Pictured above: Susie Carmichaels first appearance on the “Rugrats” at 2 and a half years old. Her voice played by Cree Summer and Elizabeth Daily
Pictured above: Susie and all her friends- Kimi, Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Angelica, Dill, Little Deville and Spike the dog.
Pictured above: The trailer for “Rugrats in Paris”. Great movie for the little ones and still a classic cartoon.
Pictured above: Susie is all-grown up in and is even more talented than ever. She sings and dances. She also speaks 10 foreign languages and her best friend is Kimi who was introduced in the “Rugrats in Paris” movie. She and Chuckie had a romance during the younger years.
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John Mercer Langston
(December 14, 1829- November 15, 1899)
Pictured above: John Mercer Langston was an abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist, diplomat and politician in the United States. He was the youngest of 4 children who was born to freed blacks in Louisa County Virginia 1829. The house above belonged to him and is now an National Historic Landmark in Oberlin, Ohio.
Pictured above: Now and then. The John Mercer Langston Elementary School in Washington D.C. located at 33 P Street NW which opened in 1902 for black students.
Pictured above: Some of John Mercer Langston books available on Amazon.
Pictured above: A family legacy with Langston Hughes his great uncle John Mercer Langston and the great-grandfather of Langston Hughes, Charles Henry Langston.
Pictured above: Langston University established in 1897 in Oklahoma.
Pictured above: Langston’s Alma Mater Oberlin college in Ohio where he received his B.A and M.A.
Pictured above: Howard University in the 1800’s where John M. Langston was the 1st Dean of this all black law school he started. He was also the 1st African-American lawyer.
Pictured above: John 68 and his wife 82 Caroline Matilda Wall whom he married and had 5 children with in 1854, buried together in Washington D.C.
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Charles F. Gardner
( 1886-1951)Elfrida, Arizona
Pictured above: Charles F. Gardner- the owner of the only Negro store of its kind in the electrician and locksmith business. This shop was located in Chicago, Illinois on 2933 State Street during circa 1899.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson born February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993 in Philadelphia.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson performing her first open-air concert in front of Lincoln Memorial on April 8, 1939 and continued breaking the record in the United States when on January 7, 1955 as the first African -American who she sang at the Metropolitan Opera House. After her death she was honored with her own postage stamp.
Pictured above: Marian met many people, received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1978 for her lifetime achievements. She won a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 along with another African-American named Ralph Bunche. She also but was banned from singing at the Constitution Hall in 1939 because of the (DAR) so she sang at Lincoln Memorial with the honor of having The President and First Lady Roosevelt’s support.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson books and music dedicated to the memory of great opera singer.
Pictured above: Marian Anderson died at the age of 96 April 8 at the home of her nephew conductor James DePreist and is buried Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Pennsylvania. She was married to Orpheus Hodge King.
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Pictured above: 1899 Football Team of Claflin University. The first charter college to allow all races to attend also who formed an African-American college football team.
Pictured above: Claflin University founded in 1869 by a Vermont minister Alonzo Webster. He wanted to set up an education to help freed slaves receive citizenship. This college named after a Boston Philanthropist Lee Claflin and his son William Claflin was the first to have graduates. It is know as an HBCU-(Historically Black College or University)
Pictured above: Lee Claflin(1791-1871) and his son William Claflin(1818-1905)
Pictured above: Claflin University Marching Band of the late 1800’s.
Pictured above: Arthur Rose Museum (The Council of Independent Colleges) late 1800’s
Pictured above: Original Campus of Claflin University in the late 1800’s
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