Thursday, November 29, 2012

Did you know…….

Greetings Family!
I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving celebration!  We have all been through a lot these last few weeks…some more than others.  We need to remember all that we do have and also all that we  HAVE NOT lost compared to so many!  In the spirit of giving just sharing some info as one does with their family.  To quote my cousin Iesha…sharing is caring!!
-Ruby Dee just celebrated her 90th birthday and Goldie Hawn turns 67!!  Go ladies!!

-New book by Joyce Meyer-Battlefield of the Mind

-Thirty-six-year-old Sabir Muhammad of Southwest Atlanta was the first black professional swimmer to set an American record

-If you can’t drink 8 glasses of water every day then eat a cucumber….It’s 96% water!

-11% of people are left handed-Hi Dawn!!

-M&M's chocolate stands for the initials for its inventors Mars and Murrie

-Entrepreneur Suzanne de Passe is the first and only African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for screen writing.

-90% of the world’s population kisses…..ah so sweet!

- In 1912, African-American Garrett Morgan invented the automatic traffic signal, which led to our present day traffic lights

-Did you know that people get so much extra sodium in their diet from bread!  Check our labels before purchasing

-A young dancer took the stage of the Apollo Theater and at the last minute decided to sing instead of dance…her name was Ella Fitzgerald

-BET was the first African-American controlled company to sell shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

-Politician and educator Shirley Chisholm was the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

-African-American disc jockey Hal Jackson became the first radio personality to broadcast three daily shows on three different New York stations. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.

-Never forget Trayvon Martin!!

Happy Thanksgiving Family!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun list of cool stuff to know. I will not be without something interesting to share at my next dinner party. And the best one -- is that Ruby Dee is 96 years old. She's an American treasure and I love her. Thanks for sharing!