Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dr. Ralph David Abernathy

Dr. Ralph David Abernathy
Civil Rights Leader
A few facts
  • He was born on March 11, 1926 in Alabama.
  • He was the 10th child born (out of 12) in his family.
  • Received a masters in Sociology at Atlanta University.
  • In 1948, he became an ordained Baptist mister.
  • Became friends and mentored Martin Luther King Jr. in 1954.  
  • He and Martin Luther King Jr. organized protests against bus segregation after Rosa Parks was arrested.
  •  In 1957, he and Dr. King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
  • In 1989 his autobiography was published. It was titled And the Walls Came Tumbling Down.
  • Dr. Abernathy died April 17, 1990 at the age of 64. (due to poor health)
  • A lot of people say if it weren't for Dr. Abernathy there might not have been a Dr. King.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Black History Month: Mae Jemison

 Dr. Mae Jemison (Age 56)
The First African American Female Astronaut


Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations. If you adopt their attitudes, then the possibility won't exist because you'll have already shut it out...You can hear other people's wisdom, but you've got to re-evaluate the world for yourself.” -Mae Jemison

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." -Mae Jemison

Sunday, February 17, 2013

POTW #6: Feb 7-16

It's Sunday night... Boooo! :-( That means school and work tomorrow. Why can't it be Spring Break already!?

Anyway, here's Pictures of the Week. Enjoy!

Lately I've been seeing this picture everywhere!
I Thought THAT IS SOOOO CUTE!! So I decided to make one too. I placed a cookie cutter on a plate and filled it with whip cream. Then I put it in the freezer for a few hours and BAM! It was done. When you take it out you have to be very careful or it will break. The only bad thing about this is it melts really fast. :( but it's so cute!!  (Just wanted to share that really quick )

Valentine flowers from the best person ever... ME! lol The chocolates were from a nice boy in my class, who's name shall remain anonymous because I don't know it. & The rest were from my mom!

 My mom's flowers from my dad

My mom's flowers from me!
My sister's. Gotta love chocolate covered strawberries!
                                                            Someone is getting big.

Having a convo with his sister.

                                                          On Valentine's Day. Single Girl Swag! Ayeeee.

                                      Spent my Friday night hanging out with Jacob.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Kayla's 1st School Dance

Hey folks.
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I didn't get to upload all of my Vday posts which sucks but I'm happy to have entertained and even "inspired" someone (haha that's an inside joke). Anyway, Kayla went to her first school dance last night and she looked so cute. She had people turning heads... literally. Watching her get ready made me think about my prom night. Ahh kids grow up so fast. I'm getting old. Here are some pictures of her and her friend Quaisha. ( I got excited and took a lot)




Monday, February 11, 2013

VDay Treats

Yesterday Kayla and I made chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels. Not only are they easy and fun to make but they taste delicious too. This snack is great to make for your special someone, family, and/or friends for Valentine's Day. This is a fun recipe for children to do as well.

Make sure you buy dark red strawberries. The darker the sweeter. :-)

Melt any kind of chocolate you like. (But stir the chocolate as it melts)
* I used milk chocolate and white chocolate. * 

*Quick Tip* If you mix a little bit (and I mean a little bit) of vegetable oil in your chocolate, the oil will make it look shiny and pretty without changing the taste!

After melting your chocolate, dip the strawberries in and rotate (using a spoon helps too)

Once you're done, your strawberries should look something like this...

At this point you could either decorate them or put them in the refrigerator.

(I let Kayla decorate most of them)

Let your strawberries stay in the refrigerator until they harden. (Should take around 20-30 minutes.) 

And that's it!!!! Once they harden you can eat them!
Here's the pretzels we made too.

A cute idea for a Vday gift would be to get a cute bowl or bucket, something like this...
from Target or the Dollar store, place parchment paper inside, and then fill it up with these strawberries and pretzels.

I have more treats to come so follow to stay updated.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Black History Month: Carter G. Woodson

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Today is February 1st, the start of Black History Month! Throughout the month I will be posting a few facts about different African Americans and their lives and achievements. A lot of people don't take the time to read up on things like this and I bet a lot of you don't even talk about it in school. I go to an HBCU and we don't even talk about Black History Month in the classroom. This is going to be a great way for all of us to learn something new together.

Did you know that Black History Month first originated in 1926 as Negro History Week by Dr. Carter G. Woodson? It wasn't until 1976 that it became an actual month.

Why is it in February?
-Because so many great leaders have birthdays in February.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson
The Father of Black History Month


 A few facts
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson was born in New Canton, Virginia in 1875. (son of slaves) 
  •  He came from a large/poor family and wasn't able to attend school regularly. When he turned 20 he had the opportunity to go to high school where he graduated in less than 2 years. After high school he attended Berea College in Kentucky.
  • He went to the University of Chicago where he earned a bachelor's and a master's degree.
  • He was also the second African American to earn a Ph.D at Harvard. (The first was W.E.B Du Bois)
  •  Became an author, historian, journalist, etc.
  • Dr. Woodson was determined to get people educated on African American history and to celebrate Black culture.
  •  He died in 1950 at the age of 74

Here's a video with more info about him.

 "The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess."
                                                              -Dr. Carter G. Woodson 
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