No Marie Kondo Required
Now I suspect that a substantial number of submissions to this Vocal Challenge will include descriptions of Marie Kondo’s work. This one won’t. Don’t tap or click away just yet. Let me explain.
Robert L. Johnson
Enamored with television and the potential power it held, Robert Louis Johnson envisioned a network all his own. That channel would one day be Black Entertainment Television or B.E.T. After graduating from Princeton University, he realized his vision and built what would become the first black-founded company to appear on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2002, when he sold BET for $3 billion, he became the first black billionaire in American history.
Broadcast news changed over time, and welcomed more people of a different hue during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Pioneer Bill McCreary, who anchored his own report under his own name, made it from government schools in New York City to achieving success in the field of television journalism.
As a small boy growing up in Arkansas City, Arkansas, John Harold Johnson nurtured big dreams. You might think having darker skin than other children would have held him back from achieving those dreams, but you’d be wrong. He was undeterred by potential obstacles like race and poverty. He followed his dreams, and found a way to go from government assistance as a child, to the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans as a grown man.
The Truest: Why a Game Should Include King Leopold II
Most people would say the ruler of the Third Reich killed many people, but few people would utter the name of King Leopold II. This man never entered the Congo, but was responsible for the deaths of 10 million people there and more.
Throwing Away the Cusp
I was born on June 21, 1988. That means I entered into this life on the Cusp of Gemini and Cancer. What does all of this mean? Absolutely nothing. Comedian, writer, and director Chris Rock gave the perfect horoscope when he said: “Aquarius... you’re gonna die. Capricorn... you’re gonna die. Gemini, you're gonna die twice! Leo you’re gonna die.”
A Book of Names
“A concerned citizen just donated twenty-thousand dollars in cash to my effort to recover my Hosaurus. In turn, I’m offering all of it as a reward for its safe return,” Dillard McTeil told the press.
It felt fine at first. Without the Keep It Together spray, the Shark Spray Adhesive seemed like a viable alternative. Without the Keep it Together hair spray, then it felt like bites into Janelle Cambria’s scalp. Her temperature was rising. She hyperventilated.