Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ma'at E's Mental Health Message
Be a First! On this day, February 20th 1919 the first Pan African Congress was held. In 1992 John Singleton became the first African American director to win an Academy Award. In 2002 Vonetta Flowers became the first Black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. There are thousands more opportunities for people of African descent to be firsts in history. We all have some unique purpose and gift for our spirit to manifest on this earth. Sharing your blessings and being the first at something is not a simple individual accomplishment; it is a means of trail blazing and making a way for others to shine. Do your thing and be first at it if you can. If not, follow in the footsteps of the "firsts" who came before you.