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P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter - March

African American news from Pasadena - Youth Page - Chelsea J, Pretty Pioneer, on marching into your destinySalutations readers, I'm Chelsea J and welcome to the MARCH issue of the Pretty Pioneer Newsletter!!!


March Topic: Proceed 2 BLOOM.

Spring is in the Air! March has arrived, and pardon the pun, but it is time to March into your Destiny! We need to stop playing practice, and do the performance of our lives! You are the best at being you, so by knowing your role in life, play the part like nobody's business. You must decide within yourself to put your past behind you, learn from it, and Proceed 2 BLOOM!

Now, everyday may not be sunshine on this Journey to live out our Dreams. However, Faith is stronger than Fake. We can't let other people's insecure drama keep us from moving forward. Remember not to get entangled with weedy people in your life who try and choke the drive out of you. For example, a rose bush has many different little roses growing on a vine, and they only bloom depending on the weather conditions.

Some roses need full sun, while others prefer the shade. Sometimes people are so afraid of change, they never try anything new so they never realize how much they can bloom.

Saturate yourself with God's word everyday, and continue to surround yourself with people who love you and want to see you be successful. Take note that blooming is a process, and everything that has been marinated is always so much more satisfying!


JAM of the Month: SURVIVOR by Destiny's Child

This song by one of the most successful and influential singing groups of the 90's, Destiny's Child, is a Go-Getters Anthem about rising above the negativity and being a conqueror!


By building Confidence in others, you build Confidence in yourself.

[Twitter: @chelseachelle; FB: Like the "Chelsea J" Page; Tumblr: www.prettypioneer4life.tumblr.com.]

 
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Black News and News Makers in History

4/17/1990: August Wilson, playwright, wins second Pulitzer Prize for drama with "The Piano Lesson."

4/18/1955: Bill Russell named Boston Celtics coach, first African American to coach established professional athletics team.

4/18/1976: Percy Julian, inventor of over 138 chemical patents & pioneer synthesizer of cortisone drugs, dies.

4/19/1947: Jackie Robinson becomes first African American major league baseball player.

4/19/1775: Minutemen, of both black and white ethnicity, fought British soldiers at Lexington, Concord, & Bunker Hill.

4/19/1887: Elijah J McCoy, inventor, patents lubricant attachment.

4/19/1892: Robert Coates, inventor, patents overboot for horses.

4/20/1853: Harriet Tubman, fugitive slave, freedom fighter & spy, starts Underground Railroad. Read More.

4/20/1899: Edward ("Duke") Kennedy Ellington, entertainer, born.

4/21/2003: Nina Simone, singer, dies in Paris France.

4/22/1596: First recorded slave revolt occurs in Stono, SC.

4/22/1970: Yale University students protest in support of Black Panthers.

4/22/1978: Bob Marley, singer, held famous "One Love" concert.

4/23/1856: Granville T. Woods, prolific inventor, born.

4/23/1872: Charlotte E. Ray becomes first female African American attorney. Read More.

4/23/1913: National Urban League founded.