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Day 452 - Black History Day

Thursday, February 25, 2016

We had our Black History Month event on campus today. We had some local leaders on campus today to give some inspiring speeches. Voris Brumfield, who is a candidate for our county Board of Supervisors, led the crowd in a beautiful spiritual hymn, and then Randall Cole, who graduated from our campus before going on to get his bachelor's degree in drug and alcohol counseling, then wrote a book

and speaks before crowds with words of inspiration and motivation. To say it was a great day would be an understatement!

The theme of Randall's speech was about focusing on the positive, rather than the negative. (Sound familiar?)

It was a marvelous event, with good food (pulled pork, barbecue chicken, red beans and rice, collard greens and cornbread) and heartfelt speeches.

I'm so grateful to live in a community where everyone is embraced for their uniqueness and grace in this world where there is so much hatred and prejudice. Let's try to change those attitudes. One step at a time, right?

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    What an uplifting day you all had! Days like that restore your belief in human beings, don't they? Hugs!
    1828 days ago
  • 911BRAD
    emoticon Cheers!

    Always enjoy your blog posts... Thanks Steve, Brad
    1828 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Sounds like a great day with interesting speakers and tasty food.

    I will echo Ron's thought, diversity is the spice of life. Consider this, how would you feel if your doctor told you that you would have to eat a bland diet for the rest of your life? Or how about this, suddenly the whole world is beige, people, animals, sky, sea, plants, houses, cars, food. Anything and everything you can think of is beige. Boring!

    Do not embrace boring, it's contagious! emoticon

    1829 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Sounds like a perfect day. Would be nice if the world would exist with bias and prejudice. It is a real shame when we see presidential candidates that are putting people down because of race and nationality. Oh for a perfect world. Glad you had a wonder day. Hope today is a good of a day!
    1829 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I cannot think of a better way to spend the day!
    1829 days ago
    What a great event to atend to. Everyone of us are special in our own unique way. I love the thinking positive part. This comes handy in every event,every task, every goal that we have. Even if we think we cannot,we think positive and we will be with our goal met. You always show us the positives in our journey to healthy life. I thank you for this. Love you Steve. Big hug to you.
    1829 days ago
    You know what makes a Gumbo so delicious? It's the diversity of flavors that goes into it!!
    1829 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2016 8:44:59 AM
    Sounds great!
    1829 days ago
    I love that your campus embraces this important day! If we came together as communities everywhere and celebrated the differences we have with each other that make for a more cohesive and supportive community we'd be miles ahead toward a better world.

    So many people operate on the 'fear factor' and I believe it's a parents duty to encourage their children to embrace the wide diversity of others rather than recoil and avoid those differences.

    Our Josh had friends all over the spectrum and I'm so happy to say I really don't think he ever saw color...he only saw human. emoticon
    1829 days ago
  • YMWONG22
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    1830 days ago
    Great day all around! Glad you enjoyed it!
    We are getting through a winter storm...rain, snow & schools closed tomorrow!
    Very grateful we are warm inside and don't have to go out! We have someone to clean off the walks tomorrow, too!
    Have a great Thursday!
    1830 days ago
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