Words Of Wisdom From Madam C.J. Walker

Sarah Breedlove, later known as Madam C.J. Walker, was (by today’s standards) the first self-made female millionaire. She was orphaned at a young age, but soon grew up to become one of the well-known businesswomen. She was a successful entrepreneur, activist, mother, and proof that the American Dream is a reality. Here are my top…

Ronald Reagan’s 1986 New Years Day Speech

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation. After years of tension with the Soviet Union, Reagan and then-Russian leader General Secretary Gorbachev in Geneva, Switzerland. Leaving 1985, President Reagan addressed the hope that he sees for the United States and for freedom. I found it appropriate for those of us heading into 2021. Good…

We Will Never Forget: Patriot Day 2016

Patriot Day is day to remember September 11th, 2001, when terrorists targeted us for no other reason than we are the United States of America. It was a sad, cowardly act that saw the death of hundreds of Americans. Then on September 11th, 2012, terrorists of the same ideology attacked the American consulate in Benghazi,…

Patriot Section Highlight: David Crockett

Today is a very special day. It is the birthday of famous Tennessee native and Texas hero David “Davy” Crockett. He was a frontier icon that has so many legends surrounding him it is kind of hard to distinguish history from legend to liberal indoctrination.  He served as a scout in the Tennessee militia in…

Patriot Section Highlight: General Pershing

Born September 13, 1860, General John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing was a well decorated World War I Army general who led many deadly, but victorious battles.  He was born in Missouri, one of six children. His father had supported the Union during the Civil War.  In 1882, he was sworn in as a Cadet at…

Remember April 30, 1789? Probably not.

Today, we are celebrating April 30, 1789. What happened on that very important day? It was the day that George Washington was sworn in as the very first President of the United States of America. He needed no teleprompter or a university with his name, though there are now. He was an All-American hero and while…

Patriot Section Highlight- Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was born April 5, 1856 to a slave woman named Jane. After emancipation, they moved to be with Booker’s father inWest Virginia. He soon enrolled in Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute and later the Wayland Seminary. Both places, he worked to pay for his schooling and left in 1878.  In 1881, he…

Patriot Section Highlight: Hiram Rhodes Revels

Since it is Black History Month, this month’s patriot highlight goes to the first Black senator, Republican Hiram Rhodes Revels.  Revels was born free in South Carolina on September 27, 1827. Though he apprenticed as barber, he went to seminary where he studied theology. He began a career as a Methodist pastor and evangelist where he…

July 9th- George Washington’s Troops

I came upon a very interesting fact. Though the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776 by the United States Continental Congress, it was read to George Washington’s troops on July 9th in New York City. I have to wonder what our first US troops were thinking. They knew they were going to…

Patriot Section Highlight- Francis Lewis Cardozo

We have begun Black History Month and today I want to honor that with a special American patriot: Francis Lewis Cardozo, the first black man to hold an elected statewide office in the United States of America. Born on February 1, 1836 in Charleston, South Carolina to an free African-American woman named Lydia Weston and Isaac…