Donnell Allen

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vintageblackglamour:

Roland Hayes, the brilliant tenor (listen to his voice HERE!) who became the first African-American man to earn international fame as a concert vocalist, photographed by Addison Scurlock in 1940. Born to former slaves in Curryville, Georgia in 1887, he attended Fisk University and briefly toured with the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Early in his career, he was turned down by talent managers because he was Black so, he invested in himself: He raised money and arranged and financed his own concert performances,which included Negro spirituals, lieder and arias by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart. In 1942, Mr. Hayes’s wife, Helen and daughter, Afrika, sat in a whites-only area of a shoe store and were thrown out of the store. When Mr. Hayes defended his family, he was beaten and he and his wife were arrested - and the governor of Georgia was absolutely fine with it. The incident inspired Langston Hughes to compose the poem, Roland Hayes Beaten. Mr. Hayes would later teach at Boston University and would go on to celebrate more than 50 years on the concert stage before his death in 1977.
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vintageblackglamour:

Roland Hayes, the brilliant tenor (listen to his voice HERE!) who became the first African-American man to earn international fame as a concert vocalist, photographed by Addison Scurlock in 1940. Born to former slaves in Curryville, Georgia in 1887, he attended Fisk University and briefly toured with the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Early in his career, he was turned down by talent managers because he was Black so, he invested in himself: He raised money and arranged and financed his own concert performances,which included Negro spirituals, lieder and arias by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart. In 1942, Mr. Hayes’s wife, Helen and daughter, Afrika, sat in a whites-only area of a shoe store and were thrown out of the store. When Mr. Hayes defended his family, he was beaten and he and his wife were arrested - and the governor of Georgia was absolutely fine with it. The incident inspired Langston Hughes to compose the poem, Roland Hayes Beaten. Mr. Hayes would later teach at Boston University and would go on to celebrate more than 50 years on the concert stage before his death in 1977.

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donnellallen:

What the he—? Why so many ear-rings? A lil smiley for U: Enjoy

THE PERFECT HUSBAND 

Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cellular phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and begins to talk. Everyone else in the room stops to listen. 

MAN: ”Hello” 

WOMAN: "Hi Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?" 

MAN: "Yes." 

WOMAN: "I’m at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s only $2,000; is it OK if I buy it?" 

MAN: ”Sure, go ahead if you like it that much.” 

WOMAN: ”I also stopped by the Lexus dealership and saw the new models. I saw one I really liked.” 

MAN: ”How much?” 

WOMAN: "$90,000.” 

MAN: ”OK, but for that price I want it with all the options.” 

WOMAN: ”Great! Oh, and one more thing… I was just talking to Janie and found out that the house I wanted last year is back on the market. They’re asking $980,000 for it.” 

MAN: ”Well, then go ahead and make an offer of $900,000. They’ll probably take it. If not, we can go the extra eighty-thousand if it’s what you really want.” 

WOMAN: "OK. I’ll see you later! I love you so much!" 

MAN: ”Bye! I love you, too.” 

The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are staring at him in astonishment, mouths wide open. 

He turns and asks, “Anyone know whose phone this is?

donnellallen:

Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth (Proverbs 27:1). You do not need to boast about tomorrow for a brighter future, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. What you need is a brighter future “Right Now”! You should be thankful because God has given you this day with its daily portions. Song: “Some Day” God’s Speed!©d.a

donnellallen:

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others (2 Corinthians 9:8). God can make sure that you have enough in all things; and be content with what you have. Therefore, God gives not only enough for yourself but…

donnellallen:


A Smile For Today or Tonight! Pleasurable Dreams and Angels watch over you and your family!
A Little Funny! Cute

donnellallen:

A Smile For Today or Tonight! Pleasurable Dreams and Angels watch over you and your family!

A Little Funny! Cute

donnellallen:

Thought for Today: O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever (Psalm 107:1). From the beginning of your existing until this present moment, God has been good to you. It is a joy to give praises and render thanks unto God for his goodness. In spite of what you have been through or going through, God has still been good to you. When your “Praises” go up; blessings will come down! “We Praise Thee, O God”! God’s Speed! ©d.a

donnellallen:

☆⌒Qυσтє of Day ⌒☆ “Grief and heartaches can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy and life you must have someone to share it with.”

donnellallen:

☆⌒Qυσтє of Day ⌒☆ “Grief and heartaches can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy and life you must have someone to share it with.”

vintageblackglamour:

Another unforgettable 70s beauty, Jayne Kennedy. 

vintageblackglamour:

Another unforgettable 70s beauty, Jayne Kennedy

Have A Wonderful Day and Sending Love to YOU!

Have A Wonderful Day and Sending Love to YOU!

After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10). In the midst of your trouble, God still has a redemption plan for you. Christ is also about bridging the gaps for you.  You need to get ready when God starts blessing you. You will be amazed at what the Lord can and will do for you!  “How Great Thou Art”! God’s Speed!d.a

 "We are pulled forward purposely; life continuously seeks Expansion, Love and Meaning"! Persist To Soar With Grandness, Pure Natural Beauty and Poise!

"Change is a Good Thing for The Betterment of You

☆⌒Qυσтє of Day ⌒☆ Persisting resolutely to navigate life’s rapids, scale its mountains, move beyond its perceived limitations, and arrive at its finish line with faith and dignity shows the capacity for Achievement and Attainment. Have A Successful Life Journey!

Thought for Today: And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, (Luke 24:4-6). Whatever, you are going through just “Rise Above It All”. Ole School “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”! God’s Speed! ©d.a

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever (Psalm 107:1). From the beginning of your existing until this present moment, God has been good to you. It is a joy to give praises and render thanks unto God for his goodness. In spite of what you have been through or going through, God has still been good to you. When your “Praises” go up; blessings will come down!  “We Praise Thee, O God”!  God’s Speed! ©d.a