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Biography

Charles Young (United States Army) was the third African-American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, first black military attaché, first black to achieve the rank of colonel, and highest-ranking black officer in the United States Army. Hamite Award Winner  




Relationships
relationships

"Grief is the price we pay for love."
~Queen Elizabeth II

Michelle D. Smith

Who knew the monarch who spent a lifetime saying little could offer such profound wisdom. As I write this on October 2, 2017, we have yet another day of national tragedies. The tragedy of struggling to rebuild in hurricane ravished Puerto Rico. The horror of hundreds of people shot and almost 60 murdered in Vegas. VEGAS of all places!

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Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual warrior seeking to share awareness with many. She has a spiritual blog and a monthly relationship column on Black Refer.com. She is a 2015 alumnae of Listen To Your Mother Baltimore. Her work has been published in the anthology Mom For The Holidays. Under her company, Angels Here To Help, she published her first channeled work, My Life As A Mermaid as well as an angel calendar for 2017. Relationships are the fabric of life. Using different niches allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.

http://www.YourSpiritualGarden.com
http://www.blackrefer.com/michelle.html
http://amazon.com/author/michelledsmith
http://www.momfortheholidays.com



NEW SEASON OF “WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S”
SWEETIE PIE

RETURNS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

LOS ANGELES – OWN’s long-running, NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” featuring soul food entrepreneur Miss Robbie Montgomery her son Tim Norman for its fifth season. The series follows the fun-loving, musical Montgomery family through their highs and lows as they work to expand their soul food empire.


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Teaching Social Media to New Generations
William Jackson

by William Jackson, Social Media Visionary of My Quest To Teach @wmjackson

The recent deaths, suicides and content that is growing more and more adult and dangerous affects the thinking and actions of children and young people that are watching online content in video and multimedia. Each generation is faced with the challenges of online content that is not child, youth and teen friendly.

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Whatever Happened To?
whatever happened to Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander -   American actress, best known for her roles as Pam Tucker on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1990–1992), and as Maxine Shaw on the FOX sitcom Living Single (1993–1998).

But Whatever Happened to Erika Alexander?

By cmjcool (Chris Jackson) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons




Famous Quotes
Famous Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt - Former First Lady of the United States

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt




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Who Am I?
who am i

  • Born November 3, 1949


  • Grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania


  • Won his first 48 professional boxing matches

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Did You Know?
did you know

Frederick Douglass did not play!!! He is still an inspiration for all today. Listen to this mind blowing speech Frederick Douglass made back in 1852. He couldn't believe America invited him to speak on July 4th Independence Day while his people were still in slavery, very very powerful!   listen




Soul Food Adventures

Black People Try Soul Food For The First Time -   (commenter) What have they been eating all of their lives?
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Black Travel Adventures

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NOVEMBER 2017 FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • California, Los Angeles -   Frank Robinson Celebrity Golf Invitational -   Baseball & Sports Legends Ready to Hit the Links in Los Angeles in Support of the MLB Urban Youth Academy.


  • Florida, Fort Lauderdale -   Annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise  -   The Jazz Cruise With Soul!


  • Florida, Gainesville -   Downtown Festival & Art Show  -   A juried fine arts festival featuring 250 artists, three stages of entertainment & a children's free hands on art activity area.


  • Florida, Miami -   Afrikin Fest -  Afrikin Fest, an African inspired food and music festival will be held from November 18-20, 2016. The weekend-long event will feature the ingenuity, economic and social opportunity of the world’s fastest growing region – Africa. In addition to a first-rate culinary experience and top tier musical acts, the festival will celebrate the accomplishments of influencers and innovators from the African diaspora.


  • Florida, Miami -   Annual Florida Entertainment Summit  -  Florida Entertainment Summit, fashion, film, politics and music.


  • Georgia, Atlanta -   BronzeLens Film Festival  -  Founded in 2009, The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color.


  • Georgia, Atlanta -   Rhythm & Soul Awards  -  Awards will be given to the most celebrated independent and well known singers, bands and DJs along with homages to a legend, a pioneer and a best new artist.


  • Louisiana, New Orleans -   Bayou Bacchanal -  Bayou Bacchanal is the Caribbean festival of New Orleans hosted by Friends of Culture.


  • Louisiana, New Orleans -   Bayou Blues Fest -  Annual event held at UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA.


  • Louisiana, Shreveport -   Highland Jazz & Blues Festival -  This annual festival is a gift to the community from the Highland Area Partnership doing business as the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival. There will be 5-1/2 hours of non-stop jazz and blues on two stages.


  • Mississippi, Jackson -   Annual Tommy Johnson Blues Festival -  Held at the The Planetarium.


  • Missouri, Kansas City -   Kansas City Expo -  Community service organization devoted to diverse and inclusive community growth, economic empowerment. Held at Bartle Hall Convention Center.


  • Virginia, Hampton -   Hampton Blues Festival -  Hampton Coliseum is pleased to announce the return of the Annual Hampton Blues Festival. Come celebrate the heritage of Blues at Hampton Coliseum.




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