It Shouldn’t Be an Oddity

“I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity, and it shouldn’t be an oddity.” ~ Sandra Bullock, Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur, Founder – Fortis Films & Philanthropist

It Shouldn’t Be an Oddity

“I have friends and family that are filled with massive amounts of integrity, and it shouldn’t be an oddity.” ~ Sandra Bullock, Actress, Producer, Entrepreneur, Founder – Fortis Films & Philanthropist

Never Too Old

“You are never too old to redefine your image and look fabulous.” ~ Joan Collins, DBE, Actress, Author, Columnist, Wig Designer, Eye-Wear Designer & Creator/Founder – Timeless Beauty

Never Too Old

“You are never too old to redefine your image and look fabulous.” ~ Joan Collins, DBE, Actress, Author, Columnist, Wig Designer, Eye-Wear Designer & Creator/Founder – Timeless Beauty

A Long, Hard Way

“All dope can do for you is kill you… the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right along with you.” ~ Billie Holiday a.k.a Eleanora Fagan, Jazz Musician & Singer-Songwriter

A Long, Hard Way

“All dope can do for you is kill you… the long hard way. And it can kill the people you love right along with you.” ~ Billie Holiday a.k.a Eleanora Fagan, Jazz Musician & Singer-Songwriter

Moving Forward

“I’m always moving forward.” Debbie Allen ~ a.k.a Deborrah Kaye Allen, Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director, Television Director, Television Producer Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Moving Forward

“I’m always moving forward.” Debbie Allen ~ a.k.a Deborrah Kaye Allen, Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director, Television Director, Television Producer Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Complex, Generous, Beautiful & Driven

“I was a personality before I became a person – I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” ~ Barbra Streisand, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Filmmaker & Philanthropist

Complex, Generous, Beautiful & Driven

“I was a personality before I became a person – I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” ~ Barbra Streisand, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Filmmaker & Philanthropist

The Kind Nobody Thought Could Make It

“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” ~ Barbara Walters, Broadcast Journalist, Author, Daytime Emmy Awards (1975, 2003, 2009) NAACP Image Award –

The Kind Nobody Thought Could Make It

“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.” ~ Barbara Walters, Broadcast Journalist, Author, Daytime Emmy Awards (1975, 2003, 2009) NAACP Image Award –

Doers of Good Projects

“It’s nice to be asked to do good projects.” ~ Dougray Scott, Actor

Doers of Good Projects

“It’s nice to be asked to do good projects.” ~ Dougray Scott, Actor

Being a Black Being

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.” ~ Will Smith, a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter

Being a Black Being

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.” ~ Will Smith, a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter

So, You’re Not Afraid of Failing with Them?

“Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.” ~ Paula Abdul, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer & Actress

So, You’re Not Afraid of Failing with Them?

“Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.” ~ Paula Abdul, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Choreographer & Actress

Beautiful Inside

“Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” ~ Priscilla Presley, Actress, Business Magnate & Co-Founder – Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE)

Beautiful Inside

“Inner beauty should be the most important part of improving one’s self.” ~ Priscilla Presley, Actress, Business Magnate & Co-Founder – Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE)

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie, Physicist, Chemist, Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) & Nobel Prize –

Fear Not, Understand More

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ~ Marie Curie, Physicist, Chemist, Nobel Prize – Physics (1903) & Nobel Prize –

Just Set a Higher Goal

“As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” ~ Beyonce Knowles, Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

Just Set a Higher Goal

“As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” ~ Beyonce Knowles, Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

Get Those Endorphins Going!

“… I know that working out is the best way to get those endorphins going, which will make me feel better emotionally and physically.” ~ Heather Locklear, Actress, Golden Globe nominee, Best Actress – Television Series Drama (4x) Golden Globe

Get Those Endorphins Going!

“… I know that working out is the best way to get those endorphins going, which will make me feel better emotionally and physically.” ~ Heather Locklear, Actress, Golden Globe nominee, Best Actress – Television Series Drama (4x) Golden Globe

Baseball Caps in the Attic

“You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!” ~ Alex Trebek, Television Personality, Game Show Host & Actor

Baseball Caps in the Attic

“You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!” ~ Alex Trebek, Television Personality, Game Show Host & Actor

Comfy in This Skin

“After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper, everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it’s all good.” ~ Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Actor, Writer,

Comfy in This Skin

“After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper, everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it’s all good.” ~ Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Actor, Writer,

Humanity’s Mixes

“It’s not even about black and white anymore, because so many people are from mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities, and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.” ~ George Lopez, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show

Humanity’s Mixes

“It’s not even about black and white anymore, because so many people are from mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities, and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.” ~ George Lopez, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show

With One’s Self All One’s Life

“I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring.” ~ Morgan Freeman, Actor, Film Director & Narrator

With One’s Self All One’s Life

“I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring.” ~ Morgan Freeman, Actor, Film Director & Narrator

The Kind of Self You’ll Be Happy With

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir, Teacher, Kibbutznik,

The Kind of Self You’ll Be Happy With

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” ~ Golda Meir, Teacher, Kibbutznik,

First, Believe

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Philosopher, Playwright, Travel Writer & Nobel Prize in Literature Nominee (9x)

First, Believe

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis, Poet, Novelist, Essayist, Philosopher, Playwright, Travel Writer & Nobel Prize in Literature Nominee (9x)

A Right to Be

“I’ve always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I’ve always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community.” ~ Harry Belafonte, Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Social Activist

A Right to Be

“I’ve always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I’ve always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community.” ~ Harry Belafonte, Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Social Activist

An Opera in the Cotton Fields

“I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there

An Opera in the Cotton Fields

“I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there

A Most Satisfying Victory

“The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.” ~ Gustav Stresemann, Politician and Statesman

A Most Satisfying Victory

“The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.” ~ Gustav Stresemann, Politician and Statesman

Taking the Pace that Love Goes

“In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how

Taking the Pace that Love Goes

“In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller, Business Magnate, Philanthropist, Founder: Standard Oil Company, University of Chicago, Rockefeller University, General Education Board & the Rockefeller Foundation

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller, Business Magnate, Philanthropist, Founder: Standard Oil Company, University of Chicago, Rockefeller University, General Education Board & the Rockefeller Foundation

The Catalyzing Ingredient

“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” ~ Clayton Christensen, Scholar, Educator, Author, Business Consultant, Missionary, & Co-Founder – Rose Park Advisors & Innosight

The Catalyzing Ingredient

“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” ~ Clayton Christensen, Scholar, Educator, Author, Business Consultant, Missionary, & Co-Founder – Rose Park Advisors & Innosight