March 5, 1931 – Geraldyn (Jerrie) Cobb is born. She became the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1959 but wasn’t allowed to train because of her gender.
If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolute night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
In Local News – The first ever Black Restaurant Week San Antonio (BRWSA) will be from 24 Feb-3 Mar 2019. The purpose of BRWSA is to put a spotlight on the amazing Black owned restaurants/food trucks, Black caterers and food related businesses in San Antonio. So come out and Kick off Black Restaurant Week San […]
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. – George Washington Carver
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou
And on this day in 1870 – Hiram Rhodes Revels began his term as the first black U.S. Senator And on this day in 1941 – Billie Holiday recorded her version of the jazz classical “All of Me”. And on this day in 1956 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others were indicted […]
You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. – Marian Wright Edelman
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. – Audre Lorde
The People’s Legislator by Doug Heath When it comes to noteworthy African American female legislators from Texas the names of Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm and Shelia Jackson-Lee quickly come to mind. Residents from the Eastside of San Antonio would add the late Ruth Jones McClendon’s name the to list of distinguished legislators. Ruth Jones McClendon […]
And on this day in 1936 – NFL All Star Cleveland Browns running back Jim first down Brown was born. He was born James Nathaniel Brown in St. Simons Island in Georgia. 1954-1956 he played half back for Syracuse and he started acting full time in 1965. And on this day in 1942 – Co-founder […]