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Shirley Chisholm: Words of Wisdom

"We Americans have a chance to become someday a nation in which all racial stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically."

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."

"Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth."


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Champagne Tastes and Beer Money

In the late 9th century, champagne denoted luxury and class. Beer on the other hand, is not only the most popular alcoholic beverage, but it describes a more affordable lifestyle. Beer is commonly associated with the “working class”, while champagne is usually associated with the “one percenters” or the wealthy. The phrase “champagne taste and…

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The Language of Love–Listening and Learning Life Lessons Through Language

The second segment of Picking Greens and Being Green – Lessons from African American Mothers on Culture, Conservation and Community, entitled “The Language of Love–Listening and Learning Life Lessons Through Language”, focuses on Culture and Community and the knowledge our mama’s and mother figures imparted to us through sayings, quotes and language. My guests –…

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