Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thought for Thursday, February 28, 2019

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.

Franklin Thomas

Note: Yes for this I hope and pray! - Henry Ford

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Thought for Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Oprah Winfrey

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Ashley's Art - Today's Great Moment in Black History


Thought for Tuesday, February 26, 2019

If you are called to be a leader you must leave the comfort of the crowd. It may be more comfortable to blend in, but the conviction of your calling demands that you STAND OUT!

Danita Harris
Television News Anchor

Monday, February 25, 2019

Twinsburg Historical Society Black History Program 2-24-2019

- Video Below - To view Slide Show, Click Here! -

Thought for Monday, February 25, 2019

Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight. 

Bob Marley - 1945 - 1981 
Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Introducting Ke’Aunte Tynette - Great Moments & People Making Black History

In a story that can best be told by Ke'Aunte Lynette herself, I urge you to visit her website at  

It would be an injustice to her if I were to attempt to describe or define her, because that would in fact contain her, and she is not one to be contained.  

Ke'Aunte is a constantly evolving and dynamic young lady, who by her power, presence, passion and persistence, will inform and inspire you.

O.K., I said I was not going to tell her story; so PLEASE, check her out for yourself at

Friday, February 22, 2019

Design Faze Boutique Featured in New Book

Design Faze Boutique has the distinction of being the only business featured in the recently released book The Tree She Planted, a moving historical account of the Hansie Solomon, Ford-Bryson Family Reunion.

Read about this business and the writer's account of a bonded family, its 45 consecutive annual reunions, and the impact family connections have had on his life.  For information about The Tree She Planted, Click Here!

Thought for Friday, February 22, 2019

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Celebrating BLACK HISTORY in Twinsburg - Sunday, February 24, 2019

Looking forward to this Sunday afternoon as we celebrate local Black History of Twinsburg. The CommUnity gathering at 7:00 p.m. is an opportunity for all friends and neighbors to come and gather together.

Pastor David Zerby
First Congregational Church
9050 Church St. (just north of Route 82)

This Historical Society is located at:

8996 Darrow Road (just south of Route 82)

FCA Kickoff at Warrensville Heights High - Feb. 20, 2019

See Photo Slide Show from this event - CLICK HERE!

Thought for Thursday, February 21, 2019

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.

Eldridge Cleaver
American Writer, Political Activist
Early leader of the Black Panther Party

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Thought for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.

Barbara Jordan
Lawyer, Educator, Civil Rights Activist
Former U.S. Congressional Representative from Texas

Barbara Jordan 1976 Keynote Address to 1976 Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Thought for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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 G. Woodson - Historian

Monday, February 18, 2019

Thought for Monday, February 18, 2019

The sharecropper may lower his eyes, but not because he's less of a man. That's just a condition of society that such things exist.

Ernest Gaines, African-American author

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Black History Month Celebration in Twinsburg, Ohio - Sunday, Feb. 24th

Speakers, ‘Voices from the Hill’ highlight Black History Month The Twinsburg Historical Society will celebrate Black History Month at the regular Feb. 24th open house. This is a joint venture with the First Congregational Church. Historical Society Trustee Dr. Constance Longmire organized the event with the Rev. Dave Zerby. The day will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the museum; located at 8996 Darrow Road, just south of Route 82. The museum is next to the Mailpouch Barn and shares a parking lot with Mr. Chicken. There will be special exhibits highlighting black history in Twinsburg. Keith Harris, R.B. Chamberlin graduate will be the featured speaker at 3:00 p.m. Harris is president of both Regal Consulting Group, LLC and Future GenComics, LLC. Both are located in Twinsburg. There will be music and videos, and local residents will be on hand to tell stories of growing up in Twinsburg Heights. Carla Carter Bishop’s award winning video “Voices from the Hill” will be on view. Rev. Zerby of the First Congregational Church plans on an Interfaith Unity Service to round out the celebration. The church is located at 9050 Church St., just north of Route 82. There are more details to come. Check out the Twinsburg Historical Society Facebook Page or visit for more information.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Tree She Planted Book Release - Celebrating and Making Black History

Just released in eBook and Paperback format . . .
The Tree She Planted  - Celebrating and Making Black History
Click links above for information, or visit my Author's Page Here 

The Tree She Planted is an informational and inspirational history of my family reunion, including revelations of the powerful positive impact reunions can have on all families.  I share my experiences of attending all forty-five consecutive reunions, revealing rewards I've experienced in personal and professional growth.  The Tree She Planted is inspirational, historical, and visionary; and a helpful guide to reunion planners.  It includes challenges faced, solutions implemented; and reminders of your inherent power to make a difference.

The Tree She Planted is confirmation that the still small voice of our Creator wants us to be a larger and stronger part of the great institution of Family.  It is family and proper spiritual guidance, that will provide us with the ability to survive, prosper, and build upon the strong legacies we have inherited.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thought for Thursday, February 14, 2019

What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior!

W. E. B. Du Bois

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thought for Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Professional Basketball Player

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thought for Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe – 1943-1993, Professional Tennis Player

Monday, February 11, 2019

Thought for Monday, February 11, 2019

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Dr. Maya Angelou, Author and poet

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Black History Program at Twinsburg, Ohio Public Library - Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

To view the Photo Slide Show from this event, CLICK HERE!

Talented young actress shares the story of Sojourner Truth to a near capacity and grateful audience. She is scheduled to perform at the Akron Public Library on February 23rd

Friday, February 8, 2019

Thought for Friday, February 8, 2019

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, U.S. track and field athlete

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thought for Thursday, February 7, 2019

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Colin Powell
Son of Jamaican Immigrants
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Former Secretary of State

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Thought for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.

Thurgood Marshall,
1st African American on the U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, February 4, 2019

Thought for Monday, February 4, 2019

I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.  

Michael Jordan

Former NBA Player
Member of the Basketball Hall of Fame