A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.
EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“I didn’t have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.” – Tina Turner
Feb. 12: Singer Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 66. Actor-talk-show host Arsenio Hall is 62. Keyboardist Keri Lewis of Mint Condition is 47. Rapper Gucci Mane is 38.
Feb. 12, 1900: For a Lincoln birthday celebration, James Weldon Johnson writes the lyrics for “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” With music by his brother, J. Rosamond, the song is first sung by 500 children in Jacksonville, Fla. It will become known as the “Negro National Anthem.”