Today’s Black Fact: Barack Obama He is the 1st African-American President. He was elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on January 20, 2009. During his first 100 days, President Obama also undertook a complete overhaul of America’s foreign policy. He reached out to improve relations with Europe, China, Russia and open dialogue with Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba. He lobbied allies to support a global economic stimulus package. He committed an additional 21,000 troops to Afghanistan and set an August 2010 date for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. In more dramatic incidents, he took on pirates off the coast of Somalia and prepared the nation for an attack of the Swine Flu. For his efforts, he was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Today’s Black Fact: Why Start it? Black History Month was begun as Negro History Week by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. His goal was to educate the American people about African-American history, focusing on African Americans’ cultural backgrounds and reputable achievements. His purpose was for the history of African Americans to become considered a more significant part of American history as a whole. Until Tomorrow My Friends!

Hello good people!! Hope you guys are well. Anywho, in the spirit of Christmas, the retail company for which I work does a toy drive and participates in Adopt-a-Family every year. This is no different….except for the fact that our adopted family has caused a bit of controversy as to whether they should receive assistance/gifts or not. Here we go! ^_^ So I was at work last Tuesday, emailing the employees about volunteering for the toy drive and bringing in donations for the family. As I was finishing, one of the employees (we’ll call her Anna for anonymity’s sake) Anna read the board and proceeded to say the following (paraphrasing): “Has anyone noticed that none of the woman’s children have the same last name? They have 4 different fathers! I will NOT be donating anything to her family! The only thing that I will offer to do is sit down with her…