Mary Frances Berry was born in 1938 in Nashville Tenn. A scholar, lawyer and educator she earned both her Ph.D. and law degrees from the University of Michigan. But she is most honored and cherished for her advocacy for the rights of black and poor people as chairwoman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission…
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Johnson in 1924 in St. Louis. Hailed as one of the greatest written and spoken voices in contemporary history, she has seen life from many viewpoints. In her early life, she was a Creole cook, a streetcar conductor, a cocktail waitress, a dancer, a madam in a house of ill repute and an unwed mother.
Oprah Winfrey born in 1954 in Kosciusko, Miss. is one of the most influential women in the world and with a net worth of reportedly $2 billion is the richest African American woman in the nation. She is a media executive, owner of her magazine and television network, both named OWN, as well as a philanthropist, who has founded several schools in Africa and provided homes for Katrina victims flooded out in New Orleans.
God sees all and will judge all. He faced a GOP-filled lions din controlled by an evil ringmaster. As he watched his colleagues cow in fear, bow to power and refuse to honor their vows before God, Sen. Mitt Romney became the lone Republican to vote to impeach a president whose evil and sins are corrupting not only the Senate but the nation. Immediately he was attacked publicly and we can only pray his haters won’t try to harm him or his family. But this too will pass Dr. King also said the arc of the universe is long but it always swings back toward Justice.
He was president of Johnson Publications located in Chicago where he founded Jet, Ebony, EM magazines, and Negro Digest. Discrimination was so severe in the 1940’s when he launched his first magazines, Johnson had to dress up like a janitor and accompany a white lawyer to be able to enter the building he later bought as his headquarters. When he tried to obtain ads from white firms and to get white corporations to carry his cosmetic lines he was refused.