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From the Black History Files: Mary Ellen Pleasant

Called "the Mother of Civil Rights in California" from work begun in the 1860s, her achievements went unsurpassed until the 1960s. Pleasant was once the most talked-about woman in San Francisco. When other African Americans were rarely mentioned, she claimed full-page articles in the press. Her dramatic life was part of the story of slavery, abolition, the gold rush, and the Civil War; she helped shape early San Francisco, and covertly amassed a joint fortune once assessed at $30,000,000! Americans today deserve to know her because she could love across boundaries of race and class without losing sight of her goal -- equality for herself and her people.

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Taken from: http://www.mepleasant.com/story.html

10 February 2014 (All day)

Word of the Week: "advent"

1. The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important: the advent of the computer.
2. Advent
a. The liturgical period preceding Christmas, beginning in Western churches on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and in Eastern churches in mid-November, and observed by many Christians as a season of prayer, fasting, and penitence.
b. Christianity The coming of Jesus at the Incarnation.
c. Christianity See Second Coming.

(Taken from: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/)

18 December 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 19 Dec
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Word of the Week: "festive"

: cheerful and exciting : suited to a celebration or holiday
: of or relating to Christmas

Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/

11 December 2013 (All day)
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Word of the Week: "ebullient"

: characterized by ebullience : having or showing liveliness and enthusiasm
— ebul·lient·ly adverb

Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/

4 December 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 05 Dec
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Word of the Week: "forbearance"

: the quality of someone who is patient and able to deal with a difficult person or situation without becoming angry

Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/

18 November 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 19 Nov
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Word of the Week: "Spunk"

spirit, courage, and determination

Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/

11 November 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 12 Nov
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Word of the Week: jubilant

feeling or expressing great joy : very happy

(Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/)

4 November 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 05 Nov
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Word of the Week: Exponential

expressible or approximately expressible by an exponential function; especially: characterized by or being an extremely rapid increase (as in size or extent)

(Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/)

27 October 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 28 Oct
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Word of the Week: "unequivocal"

adjective \ˌən-i-ˈkwi-və-kəl\
Very strong and clear : not showing or allowing any doubt : not equivocal

(Taken from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/)

13 October 2013 (All day)
Published by aravenell3 on 14 Oct
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Mole Day

What Is Mole Day?

Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.

(Taken from: National Mole Day Foundation Inc. website)

http://www.moleday.org/

7 October 2013 - 12:00am to 23 October 2013 - 11:00pm
Published by aravenell3 on 08 Oct

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