Black History Month !!!

Today is the third week of Black History Month!! As Apex Western Wayne’s staff honor Black history, let’s not just look back, but forward – inspired by the past, driven by the present, and creating a future where every month is a celebration of diversity and equality.  In the grand performance of history, Black contributions are the show-stoppers that demands a standing ovation.  Bravo to the brilliance that shines from within.

Madam C.J. Walker born Sarah Breedlove, was the first self-made African American millionaire.  She achieved success through her line of beauty and hair products for Black Women.

Buffalo Soldiers were African American soldiers who served in the western frontier after the Civil War.  They played a vital role in protecting and the expansion of western territories.

Dr. Kenneth Clark was a pioneering psychologist and key figure in the Civil Rights Movement.  He, alongside with wife, Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark conducted the famous “Doll Test” between 1930s and 1940s, which provided crucial evidence in the Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court case that led to the desegregation of public schools.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama became the first African American president and first lady.  Making history and continuing to inspire many in the past, present, and future.

Charlie Parker was a pioneering saxophonist and composer, commonly known as “Bird”.  He was a leading figure in the development of bebop, a complex and fast-paced style of jazz.

These facts showcase the diversity and richness of Black history, integrating contributions, achievements, and resilience of African Americans.

I am wishing you all a week filled with joy and success!!

Sincerely,

-Monique 🙂

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References;

Biography: Madam C.J. Walker. (n.d.). National Women’s History Museum. https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/madam-cj-walker

Bird. (n.d.). Charlie Parker – the official website of Charlie Parker |. https://charlieparkermusic.com/

Buffalo SoLdiers – Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (U.S. National Park Service). (n.d.). https://www.nps.gov/chyo/learn/historyculture/buffalo-soldiers.htm#:~:text=American%20Plains%20Indians%20who

%20fought,American%20regiments%20formed%20in%201866.

Mamie Phipps Clark, PhD, and Kenneth Clark, PhD. (n.d.). https://www.apa.org. https://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/ethnicity-health/psychologists/clark

Onion, A. (2024, January 29). Black History Month 2024: Facts, Origins & Quotes | HISTORY. HISTORY. https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month

The White House. (2021, January 20). Michelle Obama | The White House. https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-families/michelle-obama/

Today is National Suicide Prevention Day

suicide prevention

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors, please call one of the numbers below for help.

Crisis Hotline Phone Numbers (Wayne County):

–24-Hour Line Crisis:  (313) 224-7000

–Toll Free Crisis:  (800) 241-4949

–Toll Free Crisis:  (800) 784-2433

 

For more information and statistics about suicide, please visit one of the links below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-ann-thompson/suicide-prevention-day-20_b_5782068.html

http://www.iasp.info/wspd/

http://www.afsp.org/