April 14, 2023

Sometimes the runt pig beats the whole litter growing.

—African-American Proverb

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April 13, 2023

We shouldn’t depend on the outside world for our happiness; we should have our private world where we go for some peace. So we must be careful about how we build our private worlds.

—J. California Cooper

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April 12, 2023

I did not realize it then, but the phrase, “We are very proud of you,” always with the emphasis on very, boosted me immeasurably through the years.

—Jonah Martin Edelman

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April 11, 2023

It often requires more courage to read some books than it does to fight a battle.

—Sutton E. Griggs

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April 10, 2023

Affirmative action begins at home.

—Detroit Barber

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April 9, 2023

Our children may learn about heroes of the past. Our task is to make ourselves architects of the future.

—Jomo Kenyatta

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March 23, 2023

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. They are chaotic, sometimes painful, sometimes contradictory, but they come from deep within us. And we must key into those feelings…. This is how new visions begin.

—Audre Lorde

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March 5, 2023

It is impossible to raise and educate a race in the mass. All revolutions and improvements must start with individuals.

—John W. E. Bowen

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"Providing a daily dose of practical and philosophical advice, each page is a positive affirmation of the qualities for a productive life."

-Cleveland Plain Dealer

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-Black Enterprise

"Eric Copage has packed 365 gems in this little book. . .on such subjects as love, relaxation, courage, crisis, emotion, heritage, and creativity. Black Pearls is long overdue."


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"Potent. . .threaded through with morals and sobering life lessons without heavy-handed moralizing"

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