I wanted to kick off Black History Month with a powerful quote from Ruby Bridges, the first African American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960. Six-year-old Ruby persisted in attending William Frantz Elementary School by marching alongside a team of U.S. Marshals amidst the hatred, threats and daily harassment. She may not have known then nor would she come to realize it for many years but her bravery and courage that she demonstrated in the fall of 1960 would forever change lives and shape a nation.
Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path and start a trail. -Ruby Bridges
Thank you Ruby for your inspiring strength, resilience and fateful walk to school!
1⃣Go see “About Last Night” starring Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant and Michael Ealy in theatres Valentine’s day.
This American romantic comedy is all about what men say and what women think. The remake of the 1986 film version follows two new couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are tested in the real world.
Check out this hilarious trailer…
(Images via Sony Pictures)
2⃣Enjoy the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend (February 14-16) in New Orleans (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center) on TNT and NBA TV.
Friday Feb. 14th:
🔹Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at 7 p.m. (Team Webb vs. Team Hill)
This game will star Kevin Hart (Two-time MVP); Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent); Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy); Columbus Short (Scandal); Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment); Bruce Bowen (Three-time NBA Champ); Terrence Jenkins (E! News anchor); and WNBA stars Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky.
🔹BBVA Compass Rising Star Challenge at 9 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 15th:
🔹State Farm All-Star at 8:30 p.m.
🔸Sears Shooting Stars (1st Event)
🔸Taco Bell Skills Challenge (2nd Event)
🔸Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (3rd Event)
🔸Sprite Slam Dunk (4th Event)
Sunday Feb. 16th:
🔹63rd NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m.
Who will you be cheering for Team East or Team West?
(Images via NBA.com)
3⃣Learn more about Black History Month.
Viola Desmond – A black business woman who faced segregation in the 1940s when she entered a theatre and took a seat on the main floor (reserved for white viewers only) and refused to go to the balcony unaware that tickets sold to African Canadians were for balcony only.
Read the story of Viola Desmond at http://www.blackhistorycanada.ca and to learn more about Black History.
4⃣Celebrate LOVE this month by spreading lots of it! 💗💓💕💞💘💖
5⃣Add some pinks and reds to your wardrobe.
This month, let’s celebrate love, let’s celebrate diversity!
Happy Black History Month!