Black History: Edward Orval Gourdin

Black history fact for 2/4: Edward Orval Gourdin (1897-1966) was the first person of any race to long-jump more than 25 feet, surpassing that distance by 3 inches in a college international meet at Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 23, 1921. This year he also became the first African American to win the pentathlon in the National Amateur Athletic Union championships. In …

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Black History: Jack L. Cooper

Black history fact (for 2/2): Jack L. Cooper (1889-) was a Black radio pioneer and ventriloquist. He used the comedy routine he emulated to claim that he was “the first 4 negroes on radio”. In 1927, he originated a community news broadcast in Chicago about black Americans called, “The Negro Hour”. It was a pioneering achievement that set precedents in …

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Love Yourself

Good morning Kings and Queens! Today’s quote is from Lucille Ball who said- “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” If you don’t know how to love yourself, you won’t be able to love someone else properly. You won’t be in a position to demand …

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