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January 5, 2023

When things got bad, I’d just sing “Ave Maria,” which is one of my favorite songs from childhood … it was my salvation. It gave me a reason to believe that things would change.

—Aaron Neville

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January 4, 2023

Children learn by seeing people doing things. If all they see are people who don’t try, it’s going to be difficult for them to try.

—Faith Ringgold

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January 3, 2023

For us, Africa is not so much a lost continent as an imagined one.

—Jack E. White

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January 2, 2023

Celebrating Kwanzaa is not an end in itself. Neither is having an African medallion swinging from your neck, wearing a kente cloth hat, or giving your children African names.

—Eric V. Copage

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January 1, 2023

I’ve had so many downs that I knew the law of averages would be in my favor one day.

– Doug Williams

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