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February is African American History Month

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

 “One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”
—Franklin Thomas, activist, philanthropist, and former president of the Ford Foundation

I love history.  We all know the stories of major characters in U.S. history and they are often white men.  But do we know the stories of the women, people of color, indigenous peoples and immigrants who also contributed to the founding and growth of our nation?

During February in honor of African American History Month we will have quotes from Americans of African descent, some famous and some not so much, who have contributed in their own way to our heritage as Americans.


It isn’t Always About Finding Yourself

“Life isn’t always about finding yourself. More often than not, it’s about discovering who God created you to be.” —David A. R. White

Thought for Today

Copyright 2015 by R,.A. Robbins

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.”

~ Harold Kushner

Thought for Today

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Copyright 2008 by R.O. Robbins

“When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.”  – Yvonne Pierre –