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The Quick Scan by Mike Ramey



     I usually attempt to put forth a Black History Month column annually for one simple reason: I am Black History.  How can I make a statement such as this?  Anyone of African descent who is over the age of 50 has reached the age of elder status, meaning that they have seen enough, done enough, and learned enough to be counted as a resource to the next two generations behind us.  While some of our youth would think our achievements to be ‘historical’, those of m

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In Celebration of an American Month of History

Speech at Toyota Motor Sales –USA -Erlanger, Kentucky
-February 7, 2011

By Rodney D. Coates*

First of all I would like to thank Mr. James E. Lentz President & Chief Operating Officer Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. and Mr. Sylvester Ogletree and the African American Collaborative and the Awareness Committee for inviting to speak to you today as you kick off your black history celebrations. As I began preparing, I thought it might be prudent to see just who Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. was and in what w

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