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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jackie Robinson Was Born January 31st, 1919

Jackie Robinson Born January 31st, 1919

This weekend, we get to celebrate the birthday of a great man: Jackie Robinson. Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson used America’s pastime to challenge America’s stereotypes, and we still remember him today for shattering racial segregation in the Major League Baseball (MLB) – and across our country. This Sunday, we can honor his birthday. Jackie Robinson

Today in History: The National Geographic Society was Founded

Today in History: The National Geographic Society was Founded

On January 27th, 1888, 33 men founded the National Geographic Society. If you follow National Geographic on Instagram or pick up their magazine, you’re participating in over a century of history. That’s because today in 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded! The Society got its start on January 27th, 1888. Its proclaimed goal was to

Take Advantage of National Mentoring Month

National Mentoring Month

This January, think about how you could give back by participating in National Mentoring Month. For over a decade, January has been recognized as National Mentoring Month. The goal of this designation is to encourage more mentorship relationships that benefit youth in the United States. National Mentoring Month aims to raise awareness about the different forms

Celebrate! It’s Celebration of Life Day!

Celebration of Life Day

January 22nd is Celebration of Life Day, giving us the chance to celebrate our kids and our grandchildren. Although every day is a great opportunity to honor our children and our grandchildren, if we are so blessed, today’s special. It’s officially Celebration of Life Day, and it invites us to lavish the generations behind us with

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day

Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and the tremendous legacy he left behind.  Every third Monday in January, we pause to reflect upon a marvelous and inspirational man who created a tremendous national and global impact. Today is officially commemorated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Although the holiday doesn’t always fall on Reverend King’s

Prohibition Started Tomorrow (January 16th) in 1919

Prohibition Started January 16th, 1919

The 18th Amendment was ratified on January 16th, 1919, starting Prohibition. Many of us may be unfamiliar with the 18th Amendment.  That’s highly probable because it’s not an amendment in effect anymore! The 18th Amendment was passed to outlaw the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” In other words, it put a ban on booze. On January

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January: Glaucoma Awareness Month

During the month of January, we’d like to help spread awareness about glaucoma and its prevention. Glaucoma is known as the “sneak thief of sight.” It’s the second leading cause of blindness and the leading cause of preventable blindness, and over 3 million people in the United States are living with glaucoma. What’s more, the