“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.”✊🏾Muhammad Ali was an American former heavyweight champion boxer and one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century. An Olympic gold medalist and the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times, Ali won 56 times in his 21-year professional career. Ali’s outspokenness on issues of race, religion and politics made him a controversial figure during his career, and the heavyweight’s quips and taunts were as quick as his fists. Born Cassius Clay Jr., Ali changed his name in 1964 after joining the Nation of Islam. Citing his religious beliefs, he refused military induction and was stripped of his heavyweight championship and banned from boxing for three years during the prime of his career. Many saw Ali as a draft dodger, and his popularity plummeted. Banned from boxing for three years, Ali spoke out against the Vietnam War on college campuses. As public attitudes turned against the war, support for Ali grew. In 1970 the New York State Supreme Court ordered his boxing license reinstated, and the following year the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction in a unanimous decision. Ali was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a 2005 White House ceremony, and in the same year the $60 million Muhammad Ali Center, a nonprofit museum and cultural center focusing on peace and social responsibility, opened in Louisville.
Ring Magazine named Ali “Fighter of the Year” five times, more than any other boxer, and he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. #floatlikeabutterflystinglikeabee#muhammedali#blackhistorymatters#blackhistorymonth#imblackandimproud#blackmagic#blackhistory365#blackhistory#thegreatest#alithemovie#heavyweight#champion#boxing#blackexcellence#humanitarian#knockout#blackmagic
🖤🖤 First of all, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL for all the love and support. 🖤🖤🖤
My family and I truly appreciate you all and wish that the most high continue to bless you all for being you and loving yourself.
On another note, this post is also a friendly reminder to take care of the things that matter the most: love, family, and relationships.
Money, materials things, and pleasing people are not the most the most important things in life; taking care of yourself and serving others are.
Take care of your mental health, physical health, emotional health, spiritual health, and relationships with people that are most dear to you.
Second and most importantly, please take care of your mental health.
If you feel stressed out or overwhelmed by life, remember to pause everything and slow down.
Please take a break from the hustle and bustling of life.
Pray, meditate, take a break, relax your mind, or seek professional help.
Do what is best to take care of yourself first, before you continue to take care of others and business.
Life is too precious and too short to worry about work, career, money, stress, pleasing people, material things, or keeping up with the Jones and the status quo.
Oh yeah, lastly this is my last post for the next few months. I am taking a social media break from posting daily/weekly/monthly contents on this page.
I will be posting stories ONLY from now on, sporadically.
I have to remove distractions until i take care of my health, get back on my feet.
I LOVE YOU GUYS. 🖤🖤
Catch me on my other page @biyoafrodanceacademy and go support my health and fitness journey, and the birth of my dance company, if it is your cup of tea 🇭🇹🇨🇲. Many other projects need my undivided attention.
PEACE AND ONE LOVE 🖤✊🏿
Out of all
The craziness, uncertainties, questions, bumps, and bruises that this weekend dished out to me. 🙄 I had the pleasure to work with and gain a new client, none other than Yolanda Ford! THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN AND WOMAN TO BE MAYOR OF MISSOURI CITY. 👍🏾💯 #mayor#colecolors#blackgirlmagic#makingstrides#imblackandimproud
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Betty Shabazz, also known as Betty X, was born Betty Dean Sanders. Although her birth records have been lost, she was likely born on May 28, 1934. Shabazz married Nation of Islam spokesman Malcolm X in 1958. After her husband’s assassination in 1965, Shabazz went on to a career in university administration and activism. She died from injuries sustained in a fire on June 23, 1997. After high school, Sanders studied at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The extreme racism she encountered in the Jim Crow South shocked and frustrated her. In 1953, she left Alabama to study at the Brooklyn State College School of Nursing in New York City. While less overt, the racism that she observed in New York deeply affected Betty. During her next visit to the temple, Sanders met Malcolm X, who was her friend’s minister. Sanders began attending Malcolm X’s services. She converted in 1956, changing her surname to “X” to represent the loss of her African ancestry. Betty X and Malcolm X were married on January 14, 1958, in Michigan. The couple eventually had six daughters. In 1964, Malcolm X announced that his family was leaving the Nation of Islam. He and Betty X, now known as Betty Shabazz, became Sunni Muslims. On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated while giving a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. Shabazz was in the audience near the stage with her daughters. Shabazz never remarried. She raised her six daughters alone, aided by annual royalties from her husband’s book The Autobiography of Malcolm X and other publications. In late 1969, Shabazz completed an undergraduate degree at Jersey City State College, followed by a doctoral degree in higher-education administration at the University of Massachusetts. She then accepted a position as an associate professor of health sciences at New York’s Medgar Evers College. She worked as a university administrator and fund-raiser until her death. While Qubilah attended a rehabilitation program, she sent her 10-year-old son, Malcolm, to stay with her mother in New York. On June 1, 1997, Malcolm set a fire in Shabazz’s apartment. Shabazz suffered severe burns and died on June 23, 1997. Malcolm Shabazz was sent to
To honor Black History Month, I’m posted up in my @hgcapparel hoodie, Black by Popular Demand. ❤️
Honestly, 28 days could never be enough to understand why Black is so beautiful. I’ve been fed so much information throughout my education but never enough history about my own culture. Just know the more you research the more you’ll realize how strong Black culture has affected and still affects the world to this day ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
So ENCOURAGE your black friends, SUPPORT black businesses and REFUSE nothing but the best because you deserve it ✨ #ImBlackandImProud #BlackHistoryMonth #AllBlackisBeautiful #BlackLivesMatter #ShareBlackStories #NaturalHair #BlackGirlMagic
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This is the month when we take time to celebrate me as a person and my heritage. The race of African Americans.....people that were called dumb, ugly and not worthy of being a citizen, a student, a lawyer, a doctor, or nurse......but by the grace of God and our faith we rose up and grew as people that we're now and became what we wanted to be! And I'm proud to be a BLACK CITZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!!🤝🙏👏💪 #blackhistorymonth#imblackandimproud#begrateful
First BLACK Woman to be appointed Chief Justice happen only 5 days ago!!!(February 12, 2019) Cheri L. Beasley is an Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Beasley has been a judge for the last 20 years and has been on the Supreme Court since 2012. She was a public defender in Fayetteville before becoming a judge. .