Sunday, March 7, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
On this last day of February, we leave behind snapshots (mostly recent) of a much larger picture of over 400 years of adversity and achievement. Going forward, we urge you to celebrate yourself and others who are achieving in spite of the circumstances, and creating their own legacies. A great place to begin is reading and sharing our just released March-April edition of VISIONS Newsletter. VISIONS is available
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and available as a PDF Download from both platforms.
Thank you for following and encouraging us.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Congratulations to Angela L. Walker-White
“Encaustic, Mixed Media, and Collage Artist” is one title attributed to Angela. Because she continues to evolve, Angela cannot be completely described or confined by titles, words, or phrases. A formally trained engineer, Angela has gained widespread recognition as an artist and motivational speaker. The ability to be highly effective in both the sciences and the arts is uncommon, but someone forgot to tell or convince Angela. She truly qualifies to be labelled multi-talented. Angela’s compassion for others matches her achievements, and she has grown and persisted in spite of more than her share of life’s challenges.
Please visit Angela at:
Friday, February 26, 2021
Black History Month Reminder
Black History Tribute to Madgie P. Walker
A 2018 interview conducted by a staff member at OakPointe Senior Care & Rehab Center.
THANK YOU to OakPointe Senior Care & Rehab Center, to Madgie’s daughter Angela Walker-White, to Shaundrika Redding, and to everyone who had a part in making, sharing, or preserving the video. We ask God’s blessings upon each person who views the video, and ask that Madgie Walker rest in peace.
View Video at: https://youtu.be/I1SXoOEo06Q
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Moving through the last few days of Black History Month (a hurried 28 Day reflection of 400 years of Black History), and headed toward Women's History Month, some believe either (or both) are unnecessary and possibly divisive, because "it is all American History." I was a good history student, but during primary and secondary education, I must have been absent the day the system taught Black History, and also the day they taught Women’s History.
During the days ahead, please consider it your right and privilege to celebrate what you may have missed.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Thank You to Twinsburg’s Michael Turle for sharing the information below about Dr. Constance Longmire.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Congratulations to Ethan Holmes for bringing us great taste, good health, and lasting memories; plus a taste of success, and outstanding community service.
Products available in retail outlets and on-line. For locations visit
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Black History Month Reminders
Black History Program sponsored by the Twinsburg Historical Society
To download Black History Program Flyer in PDF Format, Click Here!
Additional Events Below
Through February 26:
View our Black History display at the Twinsburg, Ohio Public Library
If you visit, and would like to share feedback, email email@example.com
View our Black History photo acknowledgements
Women’s History Month begins
“There is always someone or something to recognize, celebrate, and be grateful for; if you focus on the positive, and allow your own light to shine.”
Henry Ford, Author, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter
Friday, February 19, 2021
Congratulations to Micah Specialty Foods
Their products have recently been added at several prominent locations, including Northeast Ohio Market District stores. For additional retail locations, on-line ordering information and more visit: micahspecialtyfoods.com.
Additional meal ideas for Micah products are featured at mealsforthesoul.blogspot.com.
“An important part of history is what we prepare, and with whom we share. Meals are an important part of what brings and keeps our families together, through the good and the not so good times. Thank God for the things that help bind us.” - Henry Ford
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
We are uncertain of the original source of this photo, but a big Thank You to Bert Boyd and Joseph Gales for sharing. This well-deserved recognition reminds us how diversity made this country what it is. This is something to remember as we move toward March and Women’s History Month.
Thank You Ladies for your service!
On this day in history in Liberty City, Florida, was born one who would inspire many to follow in his footsteps.
“Mamie Brown’s Baby Boy”
He simply “wanted a thing bad enough to go out and fight for, to work day and night for it . . ."
Monday, February 15, 2021
Congratulations to Sista Boutique
(Photo Property of Sista Boutique)
A women's clothing online fashion boutique, featuring trendy apparel and accessories, that honestly and proudly state "We Got Your Size"
For additional information visit:
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Recognizing History Maker
Alisha M. Jones
Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation
For additional information visit:
Congratulations to The Fruit Pizza Shop
A Cincinnati, Ohio based female-owned business, bringing new meaning to special occasions, and making every occasion special.
For additional information visit:
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Acknowledging the NAACP
(Founded February 12, 1909)
Photo Credit https://www.history.com
Thursday, February 11, 2021
My story: One of Faith and Persistence.
You can always overcome the obstacles of life.
In grade school I had a speech impediment and was labeled a slow learner. During this time I was always "mocked" and discredited. However when I graduated from HS I was in the top 10% of my class.
During my college years I was one of just a few African-Americans in the school of Journalism with a major in Advertising. During my Sophomore year I was placed on Academic probation and I once had a professor told me that he "felt sorry for me since" I came from an inner-city school district (Cleveland) and I was probably not properly prepared due to my background. However during my senior year I made the deans list and achieved a 4.0 GPA during my last semester graduating with a B. S. in Advertising.
As I started my career in Marketing and Sales with a Fortune 50 Company, I was assigned an underperforming territory and challenged to improve market share and sales with limited resources and support. I improved sales and was awarded many prizes and trips and won respect from my peers.
In various managerial positions I was always one of the few minorities "at the table" but I always had an impact and had my voice heard and respected.
You know, God has a sense of humor. Who would of thought that a stuttering, speech impediment little kid from the public housing projects of Cleveland would later be named the Toastmaster Of The Year and would become a Motivational Speaker and a Preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Now as an Entrepreneur and in Full time Ministry my goal is to continue to make an impact and become an example demonstrating that anyone can succeed with the help of God and mentorship.
I have not fully arrived, but I have LEFT!
Keep the faith and persist on to your destiny!
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Celebrating Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige, who on this day in History (Feb. 9, 1971), was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Monday, February 8, 2021
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
On February 3, 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race and intending to ensure, with the Fourteenth Amendment, the civil rights of former slaves.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
"Our music is the cuts that we bleed through."
- Quote by Common, from the song Glory -
Singing as a form of communication is deeply rooted in the African American culture. In keeping with that tradition, visit our Black History Blog for a few current songs and messages: blackhistory247.blogspot.com/p/music.html
Monday, February 1, 2021
Black History and Why We Need It.
As a child, I often spent hours at the Liberty Theatre in Cleveland’s Glenville area, marveling at war heroes, including those of the Red Ball Express; none of whom looked liked me. Years later, I discovered one of those heroes was my uncle, Mark Ford, who lived less than two miles from me.
Author - Consultant
Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Remembering with deep appreciation the opportunity to meet and be influenced by famed actress Cicely Tyson. Among her many quotes of wisdom and inspiration . . .
"The long hard road to success in any profession is an arduous journey where the weak and the less determined find themselves on the wayside."
May she rest in peace. (photo courtesy of Ella Coleman).
Our Black History display is up at the Twinsburg Library. If you visit the library, please stop by and view. Also, we would appreciate your comments, as well as comments you might leave with library staff members. A big thank you to the very accommodating staff at the library.
A preview of the display can be seen by Clicking Here.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, January 18, 2021
- Thanks to our friend Judy for sharing this photo and to the photo owner, whom we will acknowledge if he or she will contact us.
Our slow and steady, long overdue progress, often difficult to focus upon during times of social unrest; is one of the likely excuses, though not an acceptable explanation, for the violent extremism our country is experiencing. Stay in faith, and continue to pursue our God-given and constitutional rights, knowing that YES WE CAN!
"We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice."
Thursday, January 14, 2021
YES, "bring us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." But include descendants of those who were here before the Pilgrims; and descendants of those arriving in shackles to help build and cultivate "a more perfect Union."
Author - Consultant- Photographer
Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter