This year for Black History Month I thought I’d share the stories Thurgood Marshall and Hazel Scott.
Justice Thurgood Marshall…
never stopped having empathy for the common folk and the disadvantaged” and he used the law to help those folk…. Regardless of color. He proved a tremendous force for good and is someone that everyone should know about. Here is a short 8 minute clip…. you won’t be disappointed.
was a Trinidadian-born jazz and classical pianist, singer and actor. She was also an activist. Here is her story….
Here are some of my songs of romance…..
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with one another.
My staff here at gregoryabbott.com thought they’d have a bit of fun and came up with this Valentine’s Day t-shirt. lol
“I know of only one duty and that is to love”
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL
I wrote recently about my long term interest in learning about and understanding how to address… as a planet… a sustainable future for all. There are seventeenUnited Nations Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted in 2015 by countries all over the world. I spoke about the first… which is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
The SECOND is to end HUNGER
World hunger is caused by so much more than a shortage of food. Even in places where food is plentiful or can be grown, challenges like disasters, conflict or poverty prevent people from accessing it. Imagine…. if one of us was living in a country that made the basic necessity of food a challenge….People in poverty generally spend between 60 and 80 percent of their income on food, which can force them to prioritize feeding their families over meeting other basic needs or reaching long-term goals, like sending their children to school. If an emergency strikes, they may need to skip meals in order to cope financially — and the cycle of hunger continues.
What can WE do? Well…. here are a few ideas people are coming up with…. Non profits are doing most of the work and there is no one way to do this. It takes a group effort on the part of all of us. The main thing is to be aware that this is happening….
P. S. My prayers for an effective end to the threat of the coronavirus.
A World Health Organization committee is set to meet for the second time in a week to decide whether the outbreak is a global health emergency. Today’s meeting comes as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 7,700 worldwide, most of them in China
UPDATE: The virus has now been declared a global health emergency.