February is…

February is known for being the shortest month of the year. February is known to be the month of love. February is known to celebrate all Presidents of the United States. February is also known for Black History Month. I wanted to take the time to celebrate a few brilliant African Americans that have made their mark in American History.

  1. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut
  2. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
    – Langston Hughes, poet
  3. “Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.” – Earl G. Graves, Sr., Entrepreneur
  4. “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.” – Marcus Garvey, Political Leader
  5. You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou, author and poet
  6. “If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you’re going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.” – Russell Simmons, Entrepreneur
  7. “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” 
    Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member
  8. Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – Barack Obama, first African American President
  9. It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts. – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer & first African American Female Grammy Award winner
  10. There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made – Michelle Obama, first African American First Lady

Happy Black History Month, everyone! As always, thanks for reading & ‘til next time! 🙂

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