The Greatest Mistake One Can Make In LIFE is to Fear Making One. –Elbert Hubbard
There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. –Charles Proteus Steinmetz
The Day You Were Born IS Your Mother’s BIRTHDAY!
Love IS an Action. Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s emotional and spiritual growth. —Dr. M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled
…and somewhere we must come to see that we must rise-up and stand on our own two feet and say to our white brother’s that we are determined to be men…this is what the movement is saying…we’re somebody…we are determined to gain our freedom and we’re gonna start with ourselves by freeing our own psyche our own souls. This is where we have to start first…for you see in the final analysis if we are going to be truly free, nobody else can do that for us. No Lincolnian Emancipation Proclamation can do that for us no Johnsonian civil rights bill can do that for us. If we’re gonna be truly free we must reach down into the inner depths of our being and sign, with the pen and ink of assertive manhood, our own Emancipation Proclamation…..
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Atlanta GA, August 11, 1967
…IF WE MUST DIE, LET US NOT DIE LIKE HOGS AND IN SOME INGLORIOUS SPOT. WHAT USE IS AN EXTRA YEAR OR TWO TO THE MAN WHO KILLS THE TIME THAT GOD HAS GIVEN HIM
—CONGRESSMAN ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR, 11/29/08 – 5/4/72
We must take the unequivocal position that if the Black race is to perish, the world must perish with us. Blood debts must be repaid in blood. We must never accept money and privileges as repayment for the mistreatment of our people. The past Black generations who suffer for no other reason than the color of their skin must be avenged not because of hate but for justice.
—Jacob H. Carruthers, author of The Irritated Genie
UNTIL ONE IS COMMITTED, THERE IS HESITANCY
THE CHANCE TO DRAW BACK, ALWAYS INEFFECTIVENESS.
CONCERNING ALL ACTS OF INITIATIVE AND CREATION, THERE IS
ONE ELEMENTARY TRUTH, THE IGNORANCE OF WHICH KILLS
IDEAS AND PLANS:
THAT THE MOMENT ONE DEFINITELY COMMITS ONESELF,
THEN PROVIDENCE MOVES TOO. ALL SORTS OF THINGS
OCCUR TO HELP ONE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE NEVER HAVE
OCCURRED. A WHOLE STREAM OF EVENTS ISSUES FROM THE DECISION,
RAISING IN ONE’S FAVOR ALL MANNER OF UNFORESEEN INCIDENTS AND
MEETINGS AND MATERIAL ASSISTANCE, WHICH NO MAN COULD HAVE
DREAMT WOULD HAVE COME HIS WAY.
CAN DO, OR DREAM YOU CAN,
BOLDNESS HAS GENIUS,