Pushing heavy negativity off my back & out of my space so the light air of positivity can surround me & take its rightful place. Now, watch me elevate… #HighLife

Pushing heavy negativity off my back & out of my space so the light air of positivity can surround me & take its rightful place. Now, watch me elevate… #HighLife

DR. CARTER G. WOODSON “The Father of Black History Month” (12/19/1875- 4/3/1950)  A historian, educator and author, Woodson was the second African-American to receive his doctorate from Harvard University after W.E.B. DuBois.  He is largely known for penning “The Mis-Education of the Negro”, which focuses on the American system of education and claims it to be a system of cultural indoctrination rather than actual teaching. In 1926, Woodson pioneered the celebration of “Negro History Week”,  set to fall on the second week in February in effort to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. “The mere imparting of information is not education.”  “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.” #blackhistorymonth #day28 #DrCarterGWoodson #FatherOfBlackHistoryMonth #Educator #Historian #Author #salute

DR. CARTER G. WOODSON “The Father of Black History Month” (12/19/1875- 4/3/1950) A historian, educator and author, Woodson was the second African-American to receive his doctorate from Harvard University after W.E.B. DuBois. He is largely known for penning “The Mis-Education of the Negro”, which focuses on the American system of education and claims it to be a system of cultural indoctrination rather than actual teaching. In 1926, Woodson pioneered the celebration of “Negro History Week”, set to fall on the second week in February in effort to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. “The mere imparting of information is not education.” “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.” #blackhistorymonth #day28 #DrCarterGWoodson #FatherOfBlackHistoryMonth #Educator #Historian #Author #salute

Happy Birthday to Marian Anderson!! (2/27/1893- 4/8/1993) In 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Marian Anderson was a contralto and became one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century. Her fame crossed borders and seas, and throughout her career she broke down barriers for black performers. “A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God… When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.” “When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether.” #blackhistorymonth #day27 #singer #happybirthday #MarianAnderson

Happy Birthday to Marian Anderson!! (2/27/1893- 4/8/1993) In 1955 she became the first African American singer to perform as a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Marian Anderson was a contralto and became one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century. Her fame crossed borders and seas, and throughout her career she broke down barriers for black performers. “A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God… When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.” “When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether.” #blackhistorymonth #day27 #singer #happybirthday #MarianAnderson

LOVE. ERYKAH BADU. Born on Saviour’s Day, she turns 43 today. Happy Born Day, QUEEN!!   Peace & blessings.  May change her name, but her eyes the same… SOUL. Still spittin life game from her right brain; Ascension maintained… GOALS.  @fatbellybella I personally #salute you for your influence, your bravery, your willingness to be art. For teaching me freedom… For introducing me to pieces of myself… my heart… For being “wrong” in a self-righteous land… For showing me how to stand… I tip my hat to you, m’lady! #blackhistorymonth #day26 #happybornday #SavioursDay #ErykahBadu #MasterTeacher #soldier #singer #soul #hiphop #goals #eyes #WhatGoodDoYourWordsDoIfTheyCantUnderstandYou #thequestions  #LOVE

LOVE. ERYKAH BADU. Born on Saviour’s Day, she turns 43 today. Happy Born Day, QUEEN!! Peace & blessings. May change her name, but her eyes the same… SOUL. Still spittin life game from her right brain; Ascension maintained… GOALS. @fatbellybella I personally #salute you for your influence, your bravery, your willingness to be art. For teaching me freedom… For introducing me to pieces of myself… my heart… For being “wrong” in a self-righteous land… For showing me how to stand… I tip my hat to you, m’lady! #blackhistorymonth #day26 #happybornday #SavioursDay #ErykahBadu #MasterTeacher #soldier #singer #soul #hiphop #goals #eyes #WhatGoodDoYourWordsDoIfTheyCantUnderstandYou #thequestions #LOVE

Kwame Nkrumah. (9/21/1909-4/27/1972). First President of Ghana. He was in office from July 1, 1960- February 24, 1966. He was also the First Prime Minister of Ghana, serving from March 21, 1952 - March 6, 1957. Nkrumah was a strong advocate of Pan-Africanism and sought out ways to heal Africa of the ills brought on by capitalism and colonization, all while preserving African culture and tradition. “Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.” #blackhistorymonth #day25 #KwameNkrumah #Ghana #Africa #President #PrimeMinister #PanAfricanism #revolution #salute

Kwame Nkrumah. (9/21/1909-4/27/1972). First President of Ghana. He was in office from July 1, 1960- February 24, 1966. He was also the First Prime Minister of Ghana, serving from March 21, 1952 - March 6, 1957. Nkrumah was a strong advocate of Pan-Africanism and sought out ways to heal Africa of the ills brought on by capitalism and colonization, all while preserving African culture and tradition. “Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.” #blackhistorymonth #day25 #KwameNkrumah #Ghana #Africa #President #PrimeMinister #PanAfricanism #revolution #salute

Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Pioneer in comedy… Black comedy, female comedy, just comedy. Check out Whoopi Goldberg’s documentary “Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin’ to Tell You”  on HBO. It’s a nice, comprehensive tribute to Moms Mabley. Her story is pretty awesome. She was fearless in her routines, using her on stage persona to tackle taboo topics and move her audience toward enlightenment. Race, sex/sexuality, politics…nothing was too risqué or off limits.    “She also added the occasional satirical song to her jokes, and her cover version of “Abraham, Martin and John” hit #35 on the Hot 100 on 19 July 1969. At 75 years old, Moms Mabley became the oldest person ever to have a US Top 40 hit.” (from Wikipedia).  “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”   #blackhistorymonth #day24 #JackieMomsMabley #comedy #pioneer #salute

Jackie “Moms” Mabley. Pioneer in comedy… Black comedy, female comedy, just comedy. Check out Whoopi Goldberg’s documentary “Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin’ to Tell You” on HBO. It’s a nice, comprehensive tribute to Moms Mabley. Her story is pretty awesome. She was fearless in her routines, using her on stage persona to tackle taboo topics and move her audience toward enlightenment. Race, sex/sexuality, politics…nothing was too risqué or off limits. “She also added the occasional satirical song to her jokes, and her cover version of “Abraham, Martin and John” hit #35 on the Hot 100 on 19 July 1969. At 75 years old, Moms Mabley became the oldest person ever to have a US Top 40 hit.” (from Wikipedia). “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” #blackhistorymonth #day24 #JackieMomsMabley #comedy #pioneer #salute

W.E.B. Du Bois. (2/23/1868-8/27/1963) Happy Birthday!!! We celebrate you today.  SO many accomplishments and contributions! Du Bois was the first black person to graduate from Harvard University with a doctorate. (He completed undergrad at Fisk University #HBCU) He co-founded the NAACP. Du Bois was an author, editor, professor, sociologist, activist, Pan-Africanist, and a historian. His most notable book is The Souls of Black Folk, in which he introduces such terms & concepts as “double consciousness”.  Saying, “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”  “One ever feels his twoness, — an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” Du Bois is also known for his idea of “the veil” (a metaphor referring to the color line and the world view of African-Americans), “the talented tenth” (the intellectual elite of the African-American community; the likelihood of 1 out of 10 black men rising to leadership through methods of classical education), and his disparate opinion from Booker T. Washington mostly in regard to education methods and approaches to social advancement.  Research this man. I’d be here all day if I presented all of his views and visions. #blackhistorymonth #day23 #happybirthday #WEBDuBois #activist #author #educator #historian #sociologist #NAACP #SoulsOfBlackFolk #PanAfricanism #salute

W.E.B. Du Bois. (2/23/1868-8/27/1963) Happy Birthday!!! We celebrate you today. SO many accomplishments and contributions! Du Bois was the first black person to graduate from Harvard University with a doctorate. (He completed undergrad at Fisk University #HBCU) He co-founded the NAACP. Du Bois was an author, editor, professor, sociologist, activist, Pan-Africanist, and a historian. His most notable book is The Souls of Black Folk, in which he introduces such terms & concepts as “double consciousness”. Saying, “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” “One ever feels his twoness, — an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” Du Bois is also known for his idea of “the veil” (a metaphor referring to the color line and the world view of African-Americans), “the talented tenth” (the intellectual elite of the African-American community; the likelihood of 1 out of 10 black men rising to leadership through methods of classical education), and his disparate opinion from Booker T. Washington mostly in regard to education methods and approaches to social advancement. Research this man. I’d be here all day if I presented all of his views and visions. #blackhistorymonth #day23 #happybirthday #WEBDuBois #activist #author #educator #historian #sociologist #NAACP #SoulsOfBlackFolk #PanAfricanism #salute

Julius Erving bka Dr. J… Happy 64th Birthday, sir!! A basketball legend. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. “The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.”  “Goals determine what you’re going to be.” #blackhistorymonth #day22 #happybirthday #DrJ #JuliusErving #NBA #Basketball #Legend #success

Julius Erving bka Dr. J… Happy 64th Birthday, sir!! A basketball legend. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. “The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.” “Goals determine what you’re going to be.” #blackhistorymonth #day22 #happybirthday #DrJ #JuliusErving #NBA #Basketball #Legend #success

on today’s date, Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated.  R.I.P. King. “If you are not willing to pay the price for freedom, you don’t deserve freedom.”   “We are non-violent only with non-violent people—I’m non-violent as long as somebody else is non-violent—as soon as they get violent they nullify my non-violence.”   “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”   Thanks for paying the price…”by any means necessary.” #salute #blackhistorymonth #day21 #RIP #MalcolmX #ElHajjMalikElShabazz #Leader #Revolutionary #Visionary #Activist

on today’s date, Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. R.I.P. King. “If you are not willing to pay the price for freedom, you don’t deserve freedom.” “We are non-violent only with non-violent people—I’m non-violent as long as somebody else is non-violent—as soon as they get violent they nullify my non-violence.” “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” Thanks for paying the price…”by any means necessary.” #salute #blackhistorymonth #day21 #RIP #MalcolmX #ElHajjMalikElShabazz #Leader #Revolutionary #Visionary #Activist

March to the streets cuz I’m willing and I’m able… *@janellemonae voice* another snap by @210photography #salute #sundayfunday #little5pts #atl #artist #poet #writer #rapper #queen #boutdatbowtiepompadourlife

March to the streets cuz I’m willing and I’m able… *@janellemonae voice* another snap by @210photography #salute #sundayfunday #little5pts #atl #artist #poet #writer #rapper #queen #boutdatbowtiepompadourlife

Crazy in the black & white… *@fatbellybella Voice* By @210photography & s/o to @cane1125 @_antisocialife @cookierobots  for the support. #atl #little5pts #sundayfunday #photography #artist #poet #writer #rapper #queen #boutdatbowtiepompadourlife

Crazy in the black & white… *@fatbellybella Voice* By @210photography & s/o to @cane1125 @_antisocialife @cookierobots for the support. #atl #little5pts #sundayfunday #photography #artist #poet #writer #rapper #queen #boutdatbowtiepompadourlife


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