By: Tamica Cox- Jerome
Regina Benjamin was born on October 26th 1956 in Mobile, Alabama. Regina Benjamin received her M.D. degree from the University of Alabama, and her MBA from Tulane University. She was nominated by President Obama in 2009 to serve as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States.
By: Tamica Cox- Jerome
Adah Belle Thoms was born on January 12th 1870 in Richmond Virginia. Adah married young but it did not last long. She studied nursing at Woman's Infirmary and School of Therapeutic Massage. She was the only black woman to graduate in her class in the 1900 hundreds. Adah Belle Thoms later confounded the National Association of colored Graduate Nurses.
By: Tamica Cox-Jerome
Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29 1954 to her teenage single mother. Oprah had to overcome many challenges; from poverty to being raped at the age of nine, then having a baby at the young age of fourteen, and later loosing her son while he was an infant. I admire Oprah Winfrey and look up to her because of her unspoken ability to bounce back after so many disappointments. In my opinion, she is a gentle soul, and the epitome of brilliance. I have to talk about Oprah during Black History Month because she...well....earned it!. She serves as "the living "example of not allowing where you come from determine where and how you spend the rest of your life. If ever you should have any doubt about your "own" life, you should reflect on how far she has come. Today, Oprah Winfrey is a Global Media Leader. She was the host and supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show. The show first aired in 1986 and lasted for 25 seasons. In 2011, Oprah decided to end her show. I watch a clip of her (way back in the 80's) saying that she will do well if the show was a success or a failure. On that note, she delivered beyond...The Oprah Winfrey Show remains the highest-rated television show in American Television History. Oprah used her show to educate, enlighten and inspire people all around the world. Oprah founded a boarding school in South Africa, where she use 40 million of her "own" money (pun intended). The school has also been a success. Opportunities have been given to young girls with deprived backgrounds. Oprah gave them the chance to go to school, learn, grow, and rewrite the history of their country. It is a privilege that I know the girls do not take lightly. Seventy-two of the seventy-five girls from the first graduating class in 2007 have graduated and plan on going to college in the United States of America. As I write this article Oprah just celebrated her sixtieth birthday and is busy running her" OWN"network. Oprah's network launch on January 1, 2011. It was produce by her "own" production company; Harpo Productions. Did you know that Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards? How appropriate. Oprah, I salute you for all that you are and all that you have become. I salute you for being a role model in my life. One who continues to educate people all around the world without prejudice. More importantly, Oprah, I salute you because just like your girls in Africa, you have given me an opportunity to see who I CAN Be.
By: Tamica Cox- Jerome
Madame Walker was born in 1867. She was orphaned at the tender age of seven. After suffering from hair loss, Madame experimented with home made products and discovered something that worked. After much needed hard work, Madame C.J Walker was labeled the first African American self made millionaire.
Peanut butter anyone? Did you know that George Washington Carver developed peanut butter and 400 other plant products? George Washington Carver was born in 1860 in Diamond Grove Missouri. his parents were slaves, but his master sent him to school. He completed high school, then college. George Washington Carver received honorary Doctor of Science Degrees from two different Universities. . See link below to read more about George Washington Carver.
My name is Tamica Cox-Jerome. I am a mother, sister, friend and a wife. If it were up to me I would read, read and read some more. I am a student and will always be as I enjoy learning. I am approachable, compassionate, loyal, and at times audacious. If I had to describe myself in one word though, that word would be strong. To quote Confucius: "If I am walking with two men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."