Mary Frances Berry was born in 1938 in Nashville Tenn. A scholar, lawyer and educator she earned both her Ph.D. and law degrees from the University of Michigan. But she is most honored and cherished for her advocacy for the rights of black and poor people as chairwoman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission…
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in 1924 in St. Louis. Hailed as one of the greatest written and spoken voices in contemporary history, she has seen life from many viewpoints. In her early life, she was a Creole cook, a streetcar conductor, a cocktail waitress, a dancer, a madam in a house of ill repute and an unwed mother.
God sees all and will judge all. He faced a GOP-filled lions din controlled by an evil ringmaster. As he watched his colleagues cow in fear, bow to power and refuse to honor their vows before God, Sen. Mitt Romney became the lone Republican to vote to impeach a president whose evil and sins are corrupting not only the Senate but the nation. Immediately he was attacked publicly and we can only pray his haters won’t try to harm him or his family. But this too will pass Dr. King also said the arc of the universe is long but it always swings back toward Justice.
In 1968 used his skills as a defensive tackle to disarm Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated Robert Kennedy. The shooting took place while Kennedy was campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president and Grier, a close friend in attendance, wrestled Sirhan down until police came. Grier was not only a skilled athlete but also an actor and singer.
In honor of Black History month, each day I will be sharing with you profiles of 50 amazing African American role models who I interviewed in 1985 for my book And Still We Rise. Some, like Maya Angelou, who allowed me to re-frame the title of her poem And Still I Rise for my book, Dick Gregory, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Arthur Ashe have made their heavenly transitions.
This new bombshell is the release of allegations in former national security adviser John Bolton’s book manuscript that President Trump had illegally tied military aid to Ukraine contingent on probes into former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s most feared political rival. In Bolton’s not-yet-published book, this account is not hearsay but allegedly firsthand conversations that Bolton had with Trump and key advisers, such as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.