Thursday, February 28, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 28

"Everything's the same; I'm living with cancer and it's not going to stop me. But until you really test yourself and challenge yourself, I don't think you quite know."
Robin Roberts

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 27

"We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice."
Carter Woodson

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 26

"I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try."
Nikki Giovanni

Monday, February 25, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 25

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
Arthur Ashe

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 24

"Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
Mary McLeod Bethune

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 23

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives"
Jackie Robinson

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 22

"I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit."
Ida B Wells

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 21

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
Booker T. Washington

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 20

"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

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 19

"I've always been multi-cultural myself. I'm not black and I'm not white and I'm not pink and I'm not green. Eartha Kitt has no color, and that is how barriers are broken."
Eartha Kitt

Monday, February 18, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 18

"I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." 
Morgan Freeman

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Black History Month Pic of the Day: Day 17

[2008 Victory Speech] “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer”
Barack Obama

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 16

"I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all."
Zora Neale Hurston

Friday, February 15, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 15

“We wanted confrontation, nonviolent confrontation, to see if it would work… Not just for Birmingham – for the nation. We were trying to launch a systematic wholehearted battle against segregation, which would set the pace for the nation.”
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 14

"I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart."
Alice Walker

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 13

 "The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that's where it's at." 
Jesse Owens

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 12

“Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don't think it's going to be easy. It's hard!”

Monday, February 11, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 11

"There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father, and how come that's not as newsworthy?"
Will Smith

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 10

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
Maya Angelou

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 9

 "I'm very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That's my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it's not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question." Denzel Washington

Friday, February 8, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 8

"'We, the people.' It is a very eloquent beginning. But when that document [the Preamble to the US Constitution] was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787 I was not included in that 'We, the people.' I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation and court decision I have finally been included in 'We, the people.'" Barbara Jordan

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 7

"We have become ninety-nine percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts. "
George Washington Carver

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 6

"Music makes us want to live. You don't know how many times people have told me that they'd been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That's the power music has."
Mary J Blige

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 5

“I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.”
Muhammad Ali

Monday, February 4, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 4

“Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Richard and our love, our right to marry, and how much it meant to me to have that freedom to marry the person precious to me, even if others thought he was the ’wrong kind of person’ for me to marry. I believe all Americans, no matter their race, no matter their sex, no matter their sexual orientation, should have that same freedom to marry. Government has no business imposing some people’s religious beliefs over others, especially if it denies people’s civil rights.”
Mildred Loving

Sunday, February 3, 2013

10 Artists I Want Back Now!

I think every music fan probably has that artist or group they just wish would make another album so badly because its been years since they stopped making new music or broken up. Well I have 10, of course I can probably name more but these were just a few off the top of my head. By the way you can probably tell my general age based on some of these choices I have! In no particular order:

1) Destiny's Child (The Original Lineup): First I want to just say when I found out they would be coming back together I was happy but highly ticked off when I found out it was only a compilation album and one new song. Also on an off topic side note, I feel Beyonce always got the most parts and Kelly second and Michelle third however I always felt Kelly had a better voice on some songs than Beyonce and should've gotten more leads and Michelle to me always had the best part in any song she was in (ex 'If' and 'Stand Up for Love'). Anyway coming off that digression I just want a new album or I'd even settle for one song from the original Destiny's Child lineup of LaTavia, LeToya, Kelly and Beyonce. Even better yet putting their differences aside and having every past member come together for one song!! However though, I know it is a lofty ambition but I can dream can't I?

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 3

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
B.B. King

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 2

"Can I just tell you, I think it's the most beautiful thing about young people today, it gives me so much hope for the future, that they don't really recognize race the way my generation does."  Viola Davis

Friday, February 1, 2013

WorkoutBuddyX Final Results:30 Days

So I'm coming down to my final couple days of doing the WorkoutBuddyX program. I had my doubts in the beginning because it wasn't a big name brand like P90x or Insanity or Zumba or anything. However I was highly impressed with the workouts. They have difficulties for all body types, so if you're in decent shape you would try level 2 or 3. If you're just starting off you can do the level 1 workouts. One thing I was bummed about was not reaching my goal. I ended up having a bunch of things happen in my life that stopped my results from being what I wanted them to be. I will say this though, I ate some terrible and unhealthy things during this program but I still did the program and while I didn't lose the weight I wanted I can honestly say I never gained weight. So I will attest to the idea that this program is good with getting the metabolism going and keeping me from gaining weight which was good.

So in the end of this all I lost a whopping 3 pounds. The only person I can blame for not getting the results I wanted was myself. So I started at 185 and I'm now at 182 pounds. Not the biggest success but I still made some progress so I'm happy overall. If you want to try the program visit the WorkoutBuddyX website you can try their elite fitness program, free for 7 days.

I highly recommend this program for anyone who just wants to get fit and lean and not ripped and muscular. Easy to follow moves that give you a good sweat by the end. Its a home workout so no pressures from the gym or feeling self conscious about working out in front of people. You don't have to worry about finding expensive weights to use, just take a couple of jugs and fill them with water and you can do it. So go out and set your goals and try this program out. If someone like me can do it with all the chaos and bad eating habits I have, you can too and probably do even better than me.

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Black History Month Quote of the Day: Day 1

Every year I feel there is less and less celebration of Black History Month. So I always try to do something, even if its the smallest thing to show some participation. I do this on my own personal Facebook account but I'd like to blog about this idea as well and that is a picture a day along with a quote by an African-American (last year I did a picture a day along with a little fact). Not all of them necessarily are directed at the African-American community. Some are just funny, some are quotes to live by etc. So to start of this month heres a quote by former football player and current politician Lynn Swann.
"This being Black History Month, I would like to ask people to celebrate the similarities and not focus on the differences between people of color and not of color."