Too-Small Dreams

“If your dream only includes you, it’s too small.”
~ Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, Film Distributor, Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Affinity Award, African-American Film Critics (2011),
Sundance Film Festival Directing Award (2012), Film Independent Spirit Awards -Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award (2012),
African-American Film Critics Association (2X), Women Film Critics Circle – Josephine Baker Award (2012), Black Reel Awards (2X), Black Film Critics Circle (2014),
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2X), Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2X), Dorothy Arzner Directors Award (2015), Mattel “Sheros” (2015),
Smithsonian Magazine’s American Ingenuity Award (2017), 49th NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year (2018),
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Who Determines Your Self-Worth?

“Your self-worth is determined by you.
You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”
~ Beyonce Knowles,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

We Can Look Out for Other Humans

“There are people who can look out for other human beings;
there are people who can speak up when something is not right and say,
‘This is wrong, and something should be done.’”
~ Alek Wek
Model, Designer, Missionary – World Vision International & Author
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Giving is Investing

“Giving should be entered into in just the same way as investing. Giving is investing.”
~ John D. Rockefeller, Sr.,
Business Magnate, Philanthropist,
Founder:
Standard Oil Company,
University of Chicago,
Rockefeller University,
General Education Board
& the
Rockefeller Foundation

Regarding Private Enterprise

“Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot.
Others look on it as a cow they can milk.
Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchilll,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

The Church Must Be One

“The Church must be one because a fragmented Church is not much help to a fragmented world.”
~ Justo L. Gonzalez
Historian, Theologian, Author, Co-Founder – Apuntes, Co-Founder – Association for Hispanic Theological Education,
Co-Founder – Hispanic Theological Initiative & Washington Theological Consortium Ecumenism Award
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Going After Dreams & Goals

“You have to be vigorous. That’s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams
and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them
are the ones that go after it and don’t take no for an answer.”
~ Nick Cannon
Actor, Comedian, Rapper, Director, Writer, Producer, Television Host,
Activist, Hollywood Film Festival (2006), Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (2002) & NAACP Image Awards (2012)
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The Combination of Action-Adventure & Love

“I love emotion. I love being in love. And showing that on screen. I think it’s wonderful.”

“I would love a combination of action/adventure and… love, and stories told with heart.
I would like people to be invigorated as well as moved; people to see the movie and see that.
I love to play, y’know, well-rounded characters.”

~ Dennis Haysbert
Actor & Voice Actor
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The Education of Children

“I don’t think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization
without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future.”
~ Wilma Mankiller
Activist, Social Worker, Community Developer & Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (1985 – 1995).
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