Month: February 2023


February 28, 2023

My parents had the good sense to channel my energy and put me in dancing school, because I was driving them crazy.

—Judith Jamison

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February 27, 2023

If farmers do not cultivate their fields, the people in the town will die of hunger.

—Guinean Proverb

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February 26, 2023

One of the problems with this country is that we’re wasting the elderly. But nature wastes nothing, so why isn’t their knowledge recycled into the children? To me, there’s nothing more wonderful than an old person who loves children and wants to teach them.

—Eartha Kitt

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February 25, 2023

I rewrite all the way to the printer. I’m never satisfied.

—Toni Morrison

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Two women with curly hair hugging each other


February 24, 2023

Whenever I find myself beginning to be intolerant or insensitive with my daughters, I think back to a similar incident I put my mother through and I smile and understand their need to be themselves.

—Annette Jones White

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A woman wearing a fencing uniform


February 23, 2023

I glory in conflict, that I may hereafter exult in victory.

—Frederick Douglass

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A man running on a field track


February 22, 2023

Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded, because it is so easy not to battle at all, to just accept and call that acceptance inevitable.

—Audre Lord

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A young black man putting finger on his mouth


February 21, 2023

I love to walk on the Sabbath, for all is so peaceful, the noise and labor of everyday life has ceased; and in perfect silence we can commune with nature and with Nature’s God

—Charlotte L. Forten

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A black girl kissing her black mother


February 20, 2023

To cheer up on those bad or frustrating days, I want to laugh, so I watch “I Love Lucy” tapes.

—Gail Devers

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Two black people exchanging cash for business


February 19, 2023

Let the Afro-American depend on no party, but on himself for his salvation. Let him to continue to education, to character, and above all, to put money in his purse. When he has money, and plenty of it, parties and races will become his servants.

—Ida B. Wells

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