Recommended movie for this week…..

  Me and my family went to go see “Happy Death Day 2U.”  It was a great movie and very funny…I highly recommend that you see “Happy Death Day” to get to know the characters. It reminded my husband of a cross between “Project Almanac”, “Groundhog Day” and “Butterfly Effect” 

Click below to watch both movie trailers

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Presidents Day…A History to Remember

Black History Month…..Day 18

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Pictured aboveOur 45 Presidents of the United States of America

 

Pictured above The White House, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial

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Pictured above: Money, Money, Money….and more money!! “Fun fact about U.S. currency(money) is that you have to either word hard for it or be dead….go figure”.  Presidents in order to be placed on U.S currency have to be deceased and voted on by majority to be honored. I think for right now…these guys aren’t going anywhere so lets introduce them again. (left top to bottom)
                                                              George Washington -1$ and .25c
                                                    Abraham Lincoln– 5$ and .1c
                                               Thomas Jefferson– 10$ and .5c
                                                                                  Andrew Jackson -20$
                                                                                  Ulysses S. Grant -50$
                                                                                  John F. Kennedy -.50c
                                                                                 Franklin Roosevelt – .10c
                                                Benjamin Franklin -100$
                         Dwight Eisenhower -One dollar coin
           Grover Cleveland– 1000$

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                                   Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha Obama
Pictured above: So in honor of also Black History Month, it is my duty to make an honorable mention to a man who has changed the course of over 100 years of history by becoming the First African-American politician to not only run for office but win in two consecutive elections.  Although our world has different viewpoints and opinions about people they are not sure of, he has proven through his 8 years that no matter how bad things got-he celebrated the great things and tried to preserve the good needed in America. As a faithful family man with a loving first wife and 2 beautiful daughters by his side…he managed to see the humor at the end and appreciate what he learned.  
     He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 6, 1941, as an American citizen, he became an American attorney and Politician who graduated from the University of Chicago Law School.  He signed many laws during his reign in Senate and more importantly his presidency. Although, most have been terminated by the current president, he made an impression in world by doing what was necessary- “You either loved him or you hated him”.  His wife, during his term, made a big impact on the world and communities around her and continues to shine a light in alot of eyes.  Their two daughters, at the start of his presidency were very young but over the two terms we watched them grow into smart and elegant young ladies.  Whether you agree with how he ran the office or not, it is a true fact that he was as sincere and firm as he could be as a politician, attorney, son, friend, brother, husband, dad….and most importantly as a man.

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Black History Legends…..Day 17

Dr. Joseph N. Jackson

(December 25, 1913-July 29, 2009) 95 years old

U.S. Army Retired Non-Commission Officer and inventor of “The Wireless Clicker”

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Pictured above: The next time you are watching television, remember this guy, he made the television more enjoyable.  He invented the remote control. He holds 6 patents in the area of telecommunications and has copyrights, trademarks and pending patents in the area of aircraft security and tracking systems.

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Pictured above:  Remembering the changes that remote controls have gone through over the years.

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Pictured above: The days before the remote control…..

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Pictured above: Being honored for his inventions to this day.  He was the 4th of 8 children to Ernest and Octavia Jackson.  He received his degree in Business Administration at Columbia College, Columbia MO.  He owned and operated a radio and television repair shop for 7 years in North Caroline.  He received a Doctorate in Applied Science and Technology in Glendale University, Sante Fe NM.   He invented the V-chip which blocks inappropriate content for children and in 1993 founded “Protel-on Inc Market and Distributes.  His inventions are currently being used today.

The next time you are watching the “Big Game”on television remember who made it possible for you to stay on the couch with a pause, rewind and fast-forward. Thank you for reading…stay tuned for more history tomorrow.

 

Black History Legends….Day 16

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee 

( June 1, 1942-

1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.

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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.

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Pictured above:  Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.

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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.

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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.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.

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Black History Legends….Day 15

Marsai Martin

( August 14, 2004-

American actress, singer and executive producer at 14 years old

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Pictured above: Marsai Martin gracing the red carpet at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

 

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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

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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.

Hope you enjoyed reading about Marsai Martin.  She is an up and coming star who has a movie out in April called “Little” go see it…it will be hilarious!! Stay tuned for more on Black History tomorrow. Thank you to all my readers.

Marriage and Relationships are like owning a business….ladies & gentleman

20190208_144511_HDR_1549665119698[1]Married almost 20 years and have realized that everything needs constant attention!!
Image result for heart imagesHappy 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.

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*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.

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#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.

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Black History Legends….Day 13

  “Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival. … To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”  (Chief Justice Earl Warren-June 12, 1967)

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Pictured above:  Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving the first interracial couple to win the Supreme Court on passing a law to allow whites and colored to be married according the rights of man.  Loving-v-Virginia a 1967 court case with the help of the ACLU, it was brought to the attention of the Supreme Court after Mr. and Mrs. Loving fought to have the right in Virginia to be together as husband and wife and did not want to be separated because of hate. On April 10, 1967, the case was heard and on June 12, 1967, it was declared that the Pace-v-Alabama of 1883 was unconstitutional, violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment and overruled by ending all illegal restrictions on marriage in all states except Alabama, which later joined after Nixon got involved.

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Pictured above: Richard and Mildred Loving with their children Donald, Peggy and Sydney.
Pictured above: The “Loving” movie that recreated what they went through in their struggle to be together.  On June 12, 1967, they declared it “Loving Day” in honor of Richard and Mildred Loving.

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Pictured above: Books that are available on Amazon about Mr. and Mrs. Loving.

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Pictured above: Richard Perry Loving died in 1975 at the age of 41 after being killed by a drunk driver, his wife Mildred Jeter Loving lost the sight in her right eye in the same accident and later died at the age of 68 years old from pneumonia on May 2, 2008 in Central Point.

Black History Legends….Day 12

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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

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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.

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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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Black History Legends….Day 11

John Mercer Langston

(December 14, 1829- November 15, 1899)

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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.

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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.

 

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Pictured above:  Some of John Mercer Langston books available on Amazon.

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Pictured above: A family legacy with Langston Hughes his great uncle John Mercer Langston and the great-grandfather of Langston Hughes, Charles Henry Langston.

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Pictured above: Langston University established in 1897 in Oklahoma.

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Pictured above:  Langston’s Alma Mater Oberlin college in Ohio where he received his B.A and M.A.

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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.

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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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Black History Legends….Day 10

Charles F. Gardner 

( 1886-1951)Elfrida, Arizona

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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.

 

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson born February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993 in Philadelphia.

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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.

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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.

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Pictured above: Marian Anderson books and music dedicated to the memory of great opera singer.

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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.