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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



Disney Dreamers Academy
Walt Disney World Resort

(BPRW) Last Chance for High School Students to Apply for 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort.

One hundred high school students to be selected for exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime program taking place in March 2018.

DisneyDreamersAcademy.com. Applications close on Oct. 31 for the innovative, outside-the-classroom, mentoring program that takes place in March at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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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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OCTOBER 2017 FESTIVALS & EVENTS

  • Alabama, Mobile -   Mobile Alabama Black Rodeo  -  Cowboys ride wildly wrenching bulls, wrestles steers to the dirt with headlocks and cowgirls guide their horses tightly around barrels.


  • Arizona, Phoenix -   Arizona Jazz Festival  -  Arizona Jazz Festival at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. Join us for a great weekend of entertainment and music by some of your favorite R&B and Smooth Jazz artists! This music festival is star studded and should not be missed! Get your tickets today and join us in beautiful Arizona!


  • Arkansas, West Helena -   Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival  -  Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival in October, formerly known as King Biscuit Blues Festival. This Delta blues festival is the largest blues festival in the nation!


  • California, Los Angeles -   South African Arts Festival  -   The inaugural SAAF will showcase seven South African films and seven musical artists representing the diversity of the South African experience at free events over two days.


  • California, Los Angeles -   Taste of Soul Festival  -   Taste of Soul is FREE and so are all the performances! Just be sure to bring plenty of spending money for all the great FOOD and get to the stages early to see your favorite performers!


  • California, Mountain View -   Silicon Valley African Film Festival -   The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), the world’s high-tech capital will once again become a lens for experiencing the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa.


  • California, San Diego -   The Smooth Jazz Cruise  -   The Smooth Jazz Cruise is proud to present The Greatest Party at Sea West Coast Edition and even prouder to present this amazing lineup of hosts, stars and special guests.


  • Delaware, Rehoboth -   Rehoboth Jazz Festival  -  The greatest Jazz Festival in the world. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment.


  • Florida, Daytona Beach -   Daytona Beach Blues Festival -  The festival is held at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. The festival features nationally known artists, up and coming blues artists, and draws blues lovers from all over the US, Canada, and Europe.


  • Florida, Jacksonville -   Black Expo South -  Gospel Sensations, R&B Artist, Business Opportunities, Best Selling Author, Actors, Political Analyst and more!


  • Georgia, Atlanta -   The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival  -  A world class, self-producing festival established to create and expand opportunities for performing artists from around the world to showcase their works in Atlanta. Our prime aim is to promote diversity in theatre and the performing arts. Join hundreds of artists and thousands theatre lovers for this HUGE celebration!


  • Louisiana, Vidalia -   Vidalia Riverfront Blues Festival -  The Vidalia, LA Riverfront Amphitheater explodes with it’s BIGGEST musical event EVER...and you want to be there! Join us for a day filled with music, food, and fun for the entire family!


  • Mississippi, Greenwood -   The Mississippi Blues Fest  -  The Mississippi Blues Fest is a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving blues music in the birthplace of the art form - the Mississippi Delta. Each March and October the concert draws blues lovers from all over the world.


  • Mississippi, Jackson -   Tommy Johnson Blues Festival -  Held at 201 E. Pascagoula Street Downtown - Jackson, MS. Fun for all!


  • Missouri, Kansas City -   Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise  -  The World's Only Fully Chartered Blues Cruise | Music Cruise Blues Festival.


  • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia -   October Gallery Art Expo -   Three day weekend of art, music & great food in downtown Mt Airy, Philadelphia, PA. Features 200 arts and crafts exhibitors / vendors.


  • South Carolina, Camden -   Carolina Downhome Blues Festival  -   Experience downhome blues in downtown Camden, South Carolina.


  • South Carolina, Charleston -   MOJA Arts Festival  -   A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events for many different years, the MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites.


  • Texas, Houston -   Good Karma Reggae Festival -  Spreading awareness of Reggae Music, Love, and Peace & Unity.


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