Thursday, March 31, 2011

Know Who You Are...Michelle Obama

"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don't invest any energy in them, because I know who I am." 

--Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Integrity Takes Courage...Margie Warrell

Integrity takes courage, because the path of integrity is often not the easiest nor the most convenient one to travel.  --MargieWarrell, Life Coach, Speaker, and Author (Quote from the book, "Find Your Courage".)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Change It...Marian Wright Edelman

"If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time." --Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Keep The Ribbon In The Sky...Stevie Wonder

We can't lose with God on our side
We'll find strength in each tear we cry
From now on it will be you and I
And our ribbon in the sky
A ribbon in the sky for our love
(excerpt from Ribbon In The Sky by Stevie Wonder)

Happy Black Marriage Day! Sunday, March 27, 2011
A Dedication to Black married couples and all married couples: 

Keep the ribbon in the sky!

Also, check out special blog:

What's The Secret To Your Lasting Love? Five couples w/ more than 150 years of marriage experience between them answered this question. Check it out!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Benefits Of Looking Fear In The Face...Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. 
--Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States

Friday, March 25, 2011

Women Are Spiritually Powerful...Allison Miller

In my mind, women have always been spiritually powerful and deeply intuitive. --Allison Miller, Marketing/Communications Specialist and Blogger of Alli's Two Cents

Check out her special guest blog for Women History Month, 

My Spiritual Journey: A Church Girl Discovers Her Power

Allison with her daughter, Drew

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Greatness of Community...Coretta Scott King

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, ... a heart of grace and a soul generated by love. --Coretta Scott King (1927--2006)
The late Mrs. Coretta Scott King
Widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sit At The Table...Sheryl Sandberg

"Sit at the table.  No one gets to the corner office by sitting on the side, not at the table." --Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Monday, March 21, 2011

When People Rain On Your Parade...Beyonce Knowles

"Remember: Ppl only rain on your parade because they're jealous of your sun & tired of their shade."
--Beyonce Knowles (3/20/11 Retweet from @Beyonce on Twitter)

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  

1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (New International Version, ©2010)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Oprah...on Love

"[Love] fills you up, mends the tattered and broken spaces in your spirit. It makes you feel whole."
--Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, February 2006

Thursday, March 17, 2011

First Class...Lena Horne

MOTIVATIONAL MOMENT: You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way. --Lena Horne, Singer, Dancer, Actress, & Civil Rights Activist

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Appreciating Freedom...Ruby Dee

You can only appreciate freedom when you finally find yourself in a position where you're rooting for somebody else's freedom, and not worried about your own. --Ruby Dee, Poet, Playwright, Screenwriter, Journalist, and Activist

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Finding Balance...Jessye Norman

"Problems arise in that one has to find a balance between what people need from you and what you need for yourself." --Jessye Norman, Opera Singer

Monday, March 14, 2011

She Did It, You Can Do It...Katherine Dunham

I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.'
--Katherine Dunham (1909 -- 2006),  Dancer, Choreographer, Songwriter, Author, Educator, and Activist 

Later years

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Your Faith Is Important...Anne Graham Lotz

"Faith that triumphantly soars is possible only when the winds of life are contrary to personal comfort." 

--Anne Graham Lotz from the book, Why? Trusting God When You Don't Understand, 2004

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Past...Golda Meir

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. -Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel, 1969 -- 1974

1898 -- 1978

Never Allow Just Anybody To Tell You "No"...Eleanor Roosevelt

"Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes."  
--Eleanor Roosevelt, Former First Lady of the United States of America, 1933--1945

Friday, March 11, 2011

Change Is A Good Thing...Katie Couric

“Sometimes I think change is a good thing. Although it may be terrifying to get out of your comfort zone, it's also very exciting to start a new chapter in your life.” --Katie Couric, First solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on any of the three major U.S. TV Networks

Thursday, March 10, 2011

God-given Gifts by Bishop Vashti McKenzie

Use the gifts that God has given you!  --Bishop Vashti McKenzie, First female Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

For more on Bishop McKenzie's ministries, see 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Phenomenal Women by Maya Angelou

 I'm a woman, Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. --Maya Angelou (excerpt from the poem, Phenomenal Women)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Defining Power...Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. --Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister

Monday, March 7, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama on...Public Service

"And in my own life, in my own small way, I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities. Because I believe that each of us - no matter what our age or background or walk of life - each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation." --Mrs Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America
Mrs. Michelle Obama