I went to get my hair done. It cost me 60 dollars. I got my hair braided in circles. I love thie style. Its new and different.
The world is full of problems-health problems, social problems, money
problems,etc. I mean there’s even problems with children in school.
That’s why African American Dyke Robinson comes in. He created
this toy to address inappropriate behaviors in the classroom
for school age children. Bad classroom behavior are the main causes
why classroom instruction does not occur. His goal is to make his product
ready and available to every child on the planet. He wants
them all to have a copy of the Digibots CLassroom Adventure series.
He includes a Digibot Teacher in the series, along with
students: Kelsey, Shelby, Lisa, Lee, Hong, and Jason. This world
changing concept addresses problems in the classroom such as:
cheating, name-calling,disturbing other’s property, speaking
without raising your hands, wandering around the classroom,
tardiness, turning attention away from the teacher, fighting
wild laughter, sharing, and inappropriate tasks.
Digibots was designed with schools, churches,
daycares, home school facilities and/ or parents, grandparents,
and people trying to take charge in a learning enviornment.
Children 4-8 year old age range and different backgrounds
really love the stories because they consist of creative
thinking, discussion and participation. In addition to that,
this book is colorful and the 7 characters are placed throughout
the stories to keep the child’s attention. Also, the series has
a behavioral curriculum that can be used in grades K-3,
which gives children additional information that is needed
during the learning process.
Robinson, who is the founder and creater of the
product, has a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling
and is highly dedicated to helping children function
properly in the classroom environment.Robinson says he
believes that Digibots will one day change the classroom
enviornment for all children, on the world stage. “Kids just
love the Digibots” he says.
I mean this sounds like a great invention. Have you heard
of it before today? This reminds me of my quote, if you’ve
got a plan, put it into motion.
Well, black people have a legendary history of
inventing things and spicing things up. Take Fats
Domino, for instance. He is one of the inventors of rock
n roll with this songs “Aint That a Shame ” I’m Walking, ”
THe Fat Man” and his version of “Blueberry Hill.”
Antoine bangs on an old upright piano.
In the past, he took piano lessons and loved them
so much that he quits the 4th grade to play the piano
more. Domino, who has played some neighborhood gigs
with saxophonist Robert Hagans, plays piano at his
sister Philomena’s fish fry, and meeets BIlly Diamon, a
Mr. Domino begans his own band at the
Hideaway CLub on Desire Street, two blocks above club
Desire. This is where he had played with Billy
Diamond’s band and also intermissions for David
Bartholomew’s band. Bartholomew and disc jockey
Duke “Poppa Stoppa” THiele, signs Lew Chudd to his
Domino headlines the biggest shows in rock n roll
history to date. The artists Domino headlines over are
Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, and
Jerry lee Lewis. Fats dominoes tour dates attract
so much attention because most venues had never had
white people and black people in the same audience.
Fats said the band would, at times, have to go 100
miles out of their way to find lodging that would take
African Americans. This and more, you will learn at this
I’ve seen so many cars. I see my top three favorite cars most
often. So I decided to look up which cars are designed by
African Americans. I knew this would be a fun topic.
So listen, his is what I found. Martin Davis, a
black man has led the exterior lighting and design studio
for the automaker’s North American division, the team responsible
for the exterior lighting for every brand under the General Motors
Davis knew he had a love for design and innovation since elementary
school. HE did not like the HOT wheels and lego sets. They just
did not keep his attention. He also did not like the toys in
toy stores, so this creative black youth made his own.
The Detroit area native collected empty cardboard boxes used to transport
fruits and veggies from the grocery store. He brung them home and just
started cutting. He molded shapes with glue, tape and constructions
paper.. Their was a small closet in the entryway of his parents house,
with enough room for a chair and his creations, interior designs for
a car that includes a dashboard and center console. He invited
his friends to test drive the car and come out with a new model
once a month.
His father thought kids playing with cardboard in their
closet was a safety concern. Thus he shut the operation down.
He still sent his sketches into Ford and was just in middle school.
He waited and thought nothing would come of his work. A
Ford employee sent his work to the design department. He
got a follow up letter from the design department with some
career advice and a list of schools. HE really really wanted
to attend the College for Creative Studies in detroit , michigan
out of the choices he had been sent.
He got the design managers attention and they took his
sketches and plastered them on a 20 foot wall in his studio
at GM. The auto company allowed him the opportunity to
travel to Birmingham, England to work at an advanced
design studio that mainly focused on Cadillacs.
Davis and his team were responsible for the exterior lighting
responsibilities for three well known programs- the GMC Acadia, Chevy
Traverse, and the Buick Enclave. And as you can see,
this is a process. He worked and worked to master
his craft. You must do one step before you can make
the other . There’s more to the story of the brilliant black man
in the car designing, here:
I mean here in Michigan I see alot of White doctors.
I’m like, where are the black doctors. There is
surely a need for them. I would love to see
more black doctors, both dark and yellow in color.
It don’t make sense for everything to be so white.
Yes, whites have their roles,but I would like to
see more black people as doctors. Now, let’s move
on to black hospitals. Where are the black hospitals?
I surely don’t know of any in michigan. Here are
some black hospitals for your viewing:
Freedmen’s Hospital was founded 1862 in Washington
by the Medical Division of the Freedmen’s Bureau
to give the medical care to slaves. This hospital
was located on the grounds belonging to
Howard University and was the only Federally
funded health care facility for blacks in the
It’s still around Howard University Hospital,
one of only 3 traditional black hospitals
left around. The Freedmen’s Bureau
stayed around for 4 years. During that time
a movement was started that paved the way
for some ninety new Negro Hospitals.
Lincoln Hospital was established by Dr. Aaron
MCDuffie Moore in 1901 when he convinced
Washington Duke that a hospital would be a
more useful thing than Duke’s idea of
building a monument on the Trinity Campus
to Honor negroes who had fought for the
Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses,
the first black owned and operated hospital
in America, was established in 1891 by
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams. Provident provided
training for nursese and interns in Chicago.
Black patients were denied admission to
white hospitals. Therefore, black physicians
could not treat their patients.
In 1944, there were 125 black hospitals in America
catering to black patients. Of these 124 hospitals,
23 were fully approved by the American College
of Surgeons and three were provisionally approved.
these institutions were found in 23 states and the
District of Columbia.
Oh, and now that I think about it i saw a black
woman doctor in Deaborn Heights, Michigan. It was
refreshing and such a change.
Saint Agnes Hospital founded 1886 in Raleigh,
North Carolina on the grounds of St. Augustine’s College.
It had its share of handicaps. Despite that , it
was only well equipped hospital for blacks
between Washington And New Orleans. It served
North Carolina, adjacent Virginia and South Carolina.
Do you know one way to get in good shape? Do Acrobatics that is. It gives the body a workout and flaunts flexibility. How many African acrobats do you know of? Do you at least know of the Jabali Acrobats?
These particular Aacrobats are African Acrobats. They are originally from Mombassa, Kenya. They blend fast paced movement, music, dance, and acrobatic elegance to put on a full stage theatrical extravaganza.
Their most exciting performances shows the link between athletics and the arts. The incredible acrobatics,contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and chair balancing skill of these performers turns to dance, with the Congo Snake Dance, The Flaming Limbo Bar Dance, Skip Rope Footwork techniques and comedy to the most powerful music.
In addition to theatrical performances, stage shows and festivals worldwide the Jabali Acrobats perform NBA and College halftimes and go visit places often with the Harlem Globetrotters. Other performances involve a special invitation to put on a show for President Clinton in the White House, the Big Top Universal Circus, the Big Apple Circus in New York, E.S.P.N Sports Television Network, Crook and Chase Show, and the Late Night with David Letterman.
So, have you seen this group? Have you seen them in person? I would love to see them perform. Two thumbs up to them for mastering acrobatics.
Black people are these super talented bunch of people. We do things with style, grace, and pizzazz. It always impresses me to hear black people doing well. We were born to do great things. Black people have a history of doing the most amazing things. If you know about the accomplishments of black people, you know that we are a blessing. So what brings me to the topic of black success? Well,the Nicholas Brothers come to mind.
The Nicholas Brothers are a African American dancing team. Fayard and Harold Nicholas careers spanned over 6 decades. They were recognized for their most memorable appearances in over 30 Hollywood musicals in 30s and 40s era. This includes Down Argentine Way, Sun Valley Serenade, and Stormy Weather.
Their artistry, choreographic brillance, and most unique style was a smooth blend of tap, jazz, ballet, and acrobatic moves that eeatntertained vaudeville, theatre, film, and television audiences all around the globe.
Their natural talents were honed early on in life. Their parents just so happened to be musicians that led the orchestra at the Standard Theatre in Philadelphia.
In 1932, when they first short film Pie, Pie Blackbird with Eubie Blake. Fayard and Harold opened at the Cotton Club, at the ages of 18 and 11.
They worked with such great and talented people like Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Ethel Wathers.
Samuel Goldwyn spotted them at the fashionable club and invited them to do their first movie, Kid Millions. In 1940, they were contracted to 20th century fox where they completed 6 films. The Brothers traveled around Europe with Bob Hope, Eve Arden, Fanny Brice and Josephine Baker.
They also starred in Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1936. Fayard and Harold kept performing in Broadway, Off Broadway, and theatre productions throughout the United States and Europe until the 1980s.
In 1981, they were honored by the Academy Awards tv special. Fayard got a Tony Award for his choreography in the broadway show Black and Blue in 1989. Harold got the Dea Award or Dance Educators of America, Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Principal Performance in Stompin at the Savoy, and the Harbor Performing Arts Center Lifetime Achievement Award.OTher awards and honors include Black Film makers Hall of Fame, Elle Award, National Film Society, Apollo Theaters Hall of Fame, First Class Inductees, Ebony Lifetime Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors,The National Black Media Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award, Flo-bert Award, New York’s Tap Dance Committee, Gypsy Award,and the Professional Dancer’s Society Dance Magazine Award of 1995.
In 1994, the Brothers got their long overdue star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The Brothers have got out and pursued their dreams to the fullest. This what more people ought to be doing. I even have to repeat the fact that they got their star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.