Happy birthday to the oldest National Park ranger in the U.S. – Betty Soskin, who turned 100 this week.
Born September 22, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan, Soskin was an activist during the civil rights era, as well as an author and businesswoman. She joined the National Park Service in 2004 at the age of 84 “to educate others on Black women in history and all women during World War II.”
The community Soskin lives in, Richmond, California, dedicated a middle school in her name and the National Parks Service will celebrate her 100th birthday with a special commemorative ink stamp. (Source: ABC News)
Soskin said “People need heroes,” said Soskin. “And I’m maybe one of those.” Indeed you are. ~Randi
Last week Mansa Musa from MoneySmartLife.org let us know the benefits of getting a side hustle as things are opening up with our economy. Today, he gives us things to consider before diving into that side gig. Check out the conversation below.
Thursday night’s “Battle for Family” saw worship bands, choirs, and solo artists all over the states, battle for a chance to record a music video with Fred Hammond while educating viewers about the need for more people to help adopt and foster children. Also, proceeds from the event will benefit vulnerable kids and families right here in Greater Detroit communities through Bethany Christian Services.
Bam Travis was crowned this year’s winner and I had the opportunity to talk to this talented drummer, vocalist and songwriter. Bam shared he and his wife Ashley’s journey during Thursday’s broadcast and said getting involved in Bethany’s “Battle for Family” was a no brainer.
After the latest numbers showed Kanye West’s “Donda” took over the whole gospel chart category, gospel artists and listeners were outraged. But Fred Hammond had another take on the shocking charts with this video.
Love this and let me add, if you are outraged as well… start supporting gospel music and gospel radio.