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A Brand New Kinda Me


New Year Happy! We have crossed the bridge from 2015 and into (#The16) as
I affectionately call this year! I am glad to be here in the land of the living as I saw so many transition from life to death last year. Bring on a new year and some positive living!

Well it is a new year and it brings the pressure of people struggling to make and not break resolutions. You know the drill of classics: lose weight/diet, go to the gym/workout, be more healthy/eat right, save money/stay on budget, quit smoking/get a patch, quit drinking/find substitutes, get organized/remove clutter and the list goes on and on! Many people find themselves “resolutions cycle” working hard but going nowhere fast or going to extremes to change habits only to fall short. Resolving to change should be gradual process to help you sustain the change.

In May of 2014, I started on a journey with my hair? See my stylist left town due to family issues. I was out sorts, my stylist was like family and took pride in using my crown as a show piece. My hair styles were always conversation pieces. I was able to maintain my style until July, but not ready for a new stylist. I just hopes she would return and get my mane in order.

In July, I moved from weaves to wigs. I had no idea of the big business of wigs. There are millions of styles, colors, lengths and such. What looks good on a wig head may do everything or nothing for you. It is work, until you find works for you. My biggest dilemma was trying to find a wig like the last look my stylist had hooked me up with. I never could find the Oprah curl pattern…

As I wore the wigs as a cover, I let the perm and chemicals grow out of my hair. What a process? It had been more years than I could recall for me to not have “creamy crack” perm, in my hair making the kinky curls straight. The transition back made me learn about natural hair and how to care for it. Having a bestie that is the epitome of a “Natural girl” helped me appreciate my hair.

I would wash, braid, or twist my hair and then cap my hair before putting on my wig to go out. Many would ask why be a “wiggy”, as they missed those cute styles I always rocked. The genius of my stylist was gone and I was finding my new wiggy styles to compensate.

On January 1, 2016 I decided the wig days had come to a close and I donned my hair in twists style for an annual New Years day gathering. There was much conversation about the new do! I had now fully joined #teamnatural. It is A Brand New Kinda Me… and I love it!  So stay with me and let’s where this affair goes…

YoTrip

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“What’s Going On” A Poetic Tribute To Marvin Gaye


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photo credit: http://www.marvingayepage.net/

What’s Going On?

What’s going on the question dear Marvin asked over forty decades ago

I sit here and ponder and can honestly can say do we really know

Mother’s are still crying so many tears of pain

Will they find a place of peace some sunshine after the rain

Our brothers they are dying  on foreign soils and lands called home

Some considered endangered species in the places that they roam

Fathers we call on you to not let wars rise up and elevate

In your hands are the keys to both peace and love to war and hate

People are protest marching  and carrying thought-provoking signs of the times

Seeking to make a difference and eagerly towing the lines.

So Marvin is asking and wondering  about what is going on in our world today

I believe he said it best when he offered that classic line

You know we’ve got to find a way

To bring some lovin’ here today

If  love is truly the answer  to all our ills and woes

Infusing it into the fabric of our lives is really how it  goes

Now that is what is going on…

Rest so peacefully Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.  (Marvin Gaye)

~YoTrip 4/1/14

 

“There are still times I feel unhappy and I must smile, and there are times I want to cry and I must laugh… people rarely see the real Marvin Gaye”

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”

Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for August 26, 2010-Losing To Gain (Possessions), Part 4 (Vol.3, Iss.4)


Stop worrying about what you have to lose and ...

Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

Well here is another blog post I found on the drafting table. It seemed in perfect alignment with the fact that millions of people purchased lotto tickets with the hope of a chance to become an instant millionaire if they win the 636 million dollar mega lottery drawing!

Are you dreaming of becoming a millionaire? What are  15 (6+3+6 ) things you could do with that much money? Would you take a lump sum or installments?  How would your life change as a millionaire? Who would you bless with some of your winnings? Where would you travel, in the USA or beyond?

Tell me how you would answer the questions if you became the 636 million dollar man or woman!

~~YoTrip

 

Losing To Gain (Possessions), Part 4

Things, stuff, things, stuff and more things and more stuff. Houses, cars,
stocks, bonds, land, and businesses are just a few of the things and stuff that
people own. Lately, it is hard to find people who have not experienced the loss
of possessions. The current economic climate has heightened people’s awareness
of their things, their stuff, and their possessions. The loss of possessions is
the final installment in the series “Losing To Gain”. Losing possessions is an
area that is worth examining a little closer.

Everyone has something or multiple things which are near and dear to their
heart. Let’s face it, if you worked hard for that car, that house, or that
business your ownership is a serious matter. It has been said that anything you
work hard for is well worth fighting for,if the effort was made to obtain it,
then go the extra mile to retain it. Some would say that these days fighting for
your possessions is becoming a routine task. Many people find themselves in a
position of fighting to keep their things, their stuff, their possessions.

It is amazing how losing one thing or one possession has the ability to start a
cycle of loss. Pat and Paul Possessors are a married couple with two children in
private school, living in a home, with two cars and a mini-van. Pat is a Office
Administrator and Paul is a District Sales Manager and both have worked for
their companies for more than 10 years, with solid retirement plans in place.
The Possessors’ take vacations to destinations inside and outside of the
country, several times a year. Pat and Paul are also the owners of a
successful small real estate company. A year ago, Paul was laid off from his
job, the Possessors have seen their lives change drastically. The Possessors
summed up their loss in this way: one car was loss, the children’s private
school attendance was loss, the real estate business loss clients, but most
importantly the family loss a major income stream. The devastation of losing
possessions was difficult for the Possessors, yet they were determined to stay
positive. The possessions were important to the Possessors but they were not
their central focus.

The loss of stuff, things, or possessions should not only be viewed as the end,
but as a beginning. When loss of possessions occurs, the obvious questions of
why and how settle in waiting to find answers. Losing possessions should promote
the notion of living with less. Many people have been forced to not focus on the
things they have loss but to learn to live better with what they have left. So
if you have experienced a loss of possession recently and find yourself whining
and complaining about your things and your stuff, get OVER IT!

Life is far more precious than the POSSESSIONS you surround yourself with,like a
blanket of comfort. Take time and review  what you have loss and see the blessing in
having your life, your health and your family. Losing to Gain (Possessions) can
best be summed up by the comedic genius of George Carlin. In his stand-up
comedy performance, Mr. Carlin exposes how losing your stuff can easily send you
into a crazy state. *Mr. Carlin (R.I.P.) does use a few choice words in his
delivery but he makes you think about you and your stuff.

Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLoge6QzcGY
Losing to Gain (Possessions), Part 4. 8/26/10
~YoTrip

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

YoTrip Presents: I Am NOT That Girl Anymore


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Over 90 days ago I penned this poem as a declaration of how I want my life to be different in the years to come. I have availed myself to people out of a desire to please and twisted obligation. I have decided to free myself and allowing others to find another path to accomplishing their programs and processes. I will unapologetically, choose my who, what when, where, why and how. I am not mad or sad, but more than anything else I Am Not That Girl Anymore! Happy Birthday to me 7/29/13
I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who could effortlessly gets it done

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who had all her balls up in the air at once

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who worked from both ends of the candle and clock

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who did not blink when you added to her things to do list

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that opened up and closed out the events

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that had one word she used for every request: YES

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that everyone expects to “handle it”

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that never forgets birthdays, anniversaries, or any day

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who was tough as nails and could take it all on

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that lived for the rush and rushed to live

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who kept it all together from top to bottom

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that could make something out of nothing

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that worked on projects  from pillar to post

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who was like the energizer Bunny always on the go

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who was always happy to accommodate everyone

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who waited and even carried the weight

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who could just fix it

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who sought to make everyone happy

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who never gets tired

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who has the headband, cape, belt, and boots –Wonder Woman

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who did it now and worried about how later

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who was always in the know

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who brought order, made the order, or gave the order

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that was always seeking perfection

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one filling in and feeling it no matter what

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one a centerpiece always in the middle

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who affirmed the “I’m Every Woman” Syndrome

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who cared for everybody but not for herself

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one that welcomed more to do

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who did until it was done

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who was both careful and caring

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who aimed to please and was pleased to aim for all targets

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

You know the one who always answered the call

I Am Not That Girl Anymore

It is a new day and I am walking into it!

4/28/13 The Commencement
7/29/13 The Beginning Of The Best Year

 ~~YoTrip

                                                                                                       

^^Peaceful Rest I bid you Rosemary Pate^^

 

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Make the Moments Matter”
 
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“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
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“Words the joyful noise of my 
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results of a love affair between 
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

YoTrip Presents: June is Men’s Health Awareness Month


Men's Health Week

Men’s Health Week (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

   Silent Health Crisis
“ T here is a silent health crisis in America…it’s a fact that, on average,
American men live sicker and die younger than American women.”
Dr. David Gremillion, Men’s Health Network

This statement is a sad indictment to the disparage of health among American men. The silence in the crisis that Dr. Gremillion acknowledges speaks volumes on the state of men’s health in this country. Who among the masses does not know a man who is not honoring his temple by taking care of his health? How many also know a man who has had a health scare, he refuses to get a check-up, and walks around like he thinks he is the “man of steel”?

Let’s view some facts about men’s health:

  • Percent of men 18 years and over in fair or poor health: 12.5%
  • Percent of men 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 52.3%
  • Percent of men 18 years and over who had 5 or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 31.2%
  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 22.2% (2009-2011)
  • Percent 20 years and over who are obese: 33.9% (2007-2010)
  • Percent 20 years and over with hypertension: 31.7% (2007-2010)
  • Percent of males under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 18.9%
  • Leading causes of death
    • Heart disease
    • Cancer
    • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mens_health.htm

These numbers support the statement of Dr. Gremillion, men are in trouble! What is even sadder is that these numbers are reflective of all men, when we look at African-Americans and Hispanics those numbers are alarmingly high.

As we focus on Men’s Health during June, the numbers are a wake up call and a call to action. It it is time for men to realize, recognize, and respond by declaring “my health is my wealth and I will be well”!

~~YoTrip

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Dr. Loretta Faith Harris
CEO/President of CHPublishing, IncSpeaker, Author, Life Coach, Entrepreneur
www.LorettaFaithHarris.com
Central Florida’s premier workshop, “Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.   

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
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mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/26/13- Civil Rights Activist Harry T. and Harriette Moore (Vol.2,Iss.3)


Harry T. Moore

Harry T. Moore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Justi...

English: Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Justice Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Civil Rights Activist Harry T. and Harriette  Moore

On Christmas night 1951, Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette retired to bed in their white frame house tucked inside a small orange grove in Mims, Florida. Ten minutes later, a bomb shattered their house, their lives, and any notions that the South’s post-war transition to racial equality would be a smooth one. Harry Moore died that night, his wife nine days later.

Harry T. Moore paved the way for the ‘60s civil rights movement by championing equal pay for black teachers, organizing the black vote and, publicly condemning racist attitudes and actions of local, state and national officials.

Despite a massive FBI investigation and repeated inquisitions, the murders of Harry and Harriette Moore have never been solved. http://www.der.org/films/freedom-never-dies.html

The work of Harry T. Moore was progressive in a time when blacks were not taking actions against systematic racial inequality. A fighter for the people, Harry T. Moore just wanted to see fairness in all aspects of life not only in Brevard County, Florida but throughout the state.

In 1934, Harry Moore started the Brevard County NAACP, and steadily built it into a formidable organization. In 1937, in conjunction with the all-black Florida State Teacher’s Association, and backed by the NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall in New York, Moore filed the first lawsuit in the Deep South to equalize black and white teacher salaries.

n 1944, Thurgood Marshall won a major victory in the landmark Smith v. Allwright case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the “lily-white” Democratic Party primary was unconstitutional. Harry Moore immediately organized the Progressive Voters’ League, and in the next six years, due primarily to his leadership, over 116,000 black voters were registered in the Florida Democratic Party. This represented 31 percent of all eligible black voters in the state, a figure that was 51% higher than any other southern state. http://www.pbs.org/harrymoore/harry/mbio.html

The lead roles that Harry T. Moore assumed in the political advancements cost both Harry and his wife Harriette their teaching jobs. Harry then increased his presence in the NAACP as a full-time worker, recruiting new members and taking on controversial issues as lynching and police brutality. It was the unwavering stance of Harry T. Moore that often put him in the line of fire and many would offer led to his death on Christmas in 1951.

Breaking down barriers and raising awareness of the inequities was the calling card of  the educator, turned political activist. Harry T. Moore with  his wife Harriette by right his side, worked  unselfishly in the struggle to make a difference in the lives of southern blacks. Today and forever we salute the efforts of Harry T. and Harriette Moore in the civil rights movement.

 

Today marks the one year anniversary of the murder of 17 -year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The unarmed teen was gunned down as he walked home. Trayvon’s death has brought to light the use of the “Stand Your Ground” defense.

 

Celebrate all the heritage, history, and highlights of the African-Americans during the month of February
 
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Write your Story.  Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip 
“Words the joyful noise of my 
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The 
results of a love affair between 
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 11/8/12-Happy Pink November (Vol. 11, Iss.2)


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Today I was delighted like a kid in the candy store when I turned the corner and came upon this uniquely decorated tree in celebration of breast cancer at Women’s Center for Radiology. The tree was the perfect companion for the women who enter the first waiting room in preparation for going back for their mammogram. One by one as the ladies rounded the corner I saw the light dance in their eyes and a sense of calm entered the room.

So often it is the little things that stop us for a moment to pause and give a silent shout of thanksgiving. Everyday is a day worthy of giving thanks, for Happy Pink November. Keep educating, encouraging, and empowering other with breast cancer awareness.

Congratulations to President Barack Obama on winning the 2012 Presidential Election. Four more years! Let’s unify as a nation.

Keep the people impacted by Hurricane Sandy in your thoughts and prayers.

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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for May 31, 2012-Lupus Awareness Month (Vol.5, Iss.3)


Awareness does not cost you much more than your time. When you choose not to expand your knowledge base you miss the opportunity to know more about the world and those who live in it. In addition to being a month for awareness of strokes, May is also Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a condition that is both misunderstood for its symptoms mimic other conditions rheumatoid arthritis (RA), myositis, scleroderma and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

To find out more about Lupus and how the awareness is brought to the forefront during this month, go to http://www.lupus.org/awareness

 

 

About Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month — a time for everyone to come together to raise awareness of lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal disease, and show support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide affected by the disease. As part of Lupus Awareness Month activities, World Lupus Day is observed on May 10 — a day when the global lupus community rallies to bring greater attention to this terrible disease.

Lupus is more widespread than most people realize. In fact, research shows most Americans know little or nothing about lupus and its devastating impact. We can change that, but we need your support!

Band Together. Tell the Story. Change Lives. The Lupus Foundation of America offers many ways the public can join the Lupus Foundation of America and Band Together for Lupus Awareness during May. Lupus Awareness Month activities include social media, online, and grassroots components to empower individuals, organizations, and companies with a wide-ranging number of tools and resources to educate their communities about lupus. Visit www.lupus.org/awareness to learn more.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders,” like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues (“auto” means “self”) and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

  • Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening and should always be treated by a doctor. With good medical care, most people with lupus can lead a full life.
  • Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You cannot “catch” lupus from someone or “give” lupus to someone.
  • Lupus is not like or related to cancer. Cancer is a condition of malignant, abnormal tissues that grow rapidly and spread into surrounding tissues. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, as described above.
  • Lupus is not like or related to HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). In HIV or AIDS the immune system is unreactive; in lupus, the immune system is overactive.
  • Our research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however, there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the U.S. living with lupus.
  • It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus.
  • Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus, too.
  • Women of color are 2-3 times more likely to develop lupus.
  • People of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus.
  • More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country. http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_actionawareness.aspx?articleid=4142&zoneid=570


Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 29, 2012- A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching (Vol.3, Iss.4)


 

A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching

There are people who come into our lives and they make an impressions on our minds, hearts, and spirits. In the fall of 1982, my world was made better when I met “A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching”, in the person of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson. Mrs. Donaldson was my home room teacher as I entered the wonderful new world of high school in my 9th grade year. As a freshman at historic Lucy Craft Laney High School,  in Augusta, Georgia I began the journey to becoming the woman I am today, and Mrs. Donaldson was a major influence in my life.  I was a bright-eyed teenager who was curious, clever, and concerned, Mrs.Donaldson had a way of keeping me focused on the gateway to living…education.

Mrs. Donaldson had a smile that was bright and at times appeared to beam lights that radiated to all who encountered her space. As our class prepared to take on  daily life and living, we could count on Mrs. Donaldson to give us words of encouragement to take us throughout our day. A Jewel, because she saw the best in her students, a Gift to Teaching because she stayed present in our lives that was who Mrs. Donaldson was each and everyday.

As students Mrs. Donaldson watched us grow and developed from freshmen and mid way through our Junior year, she went home to be with the Lord. We were sad to hear of her death but could smile knowing we were made better for the time she was in our lives. The Class of 1985, we dedicated our graduation to the memory of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson.

Today as I remember Mrs. Donaldson, I she her smiling down on the world proud of who were have become as adults and joyous to know she was a beautiful blessing to the world. Rest peacefully, sweet jewel and gift, one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Donaldson.

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for February 21,2012-Mr. Electric Resistor (Vol.2, Iss.3)


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Mr. Electric Resistor

 

Otis BoykinOtis Boykin

Otis F. Boykin was born on August 29, 1920 in Dallas, Texas. After graduating high school, he attended Fisk College in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated in 1941 and took a job as a laboratory assistant with the Majestic Radio and TV Corporation in Chicago, Illinois. He undertook various tasks but excelled at testing automatic aircraft controls, ultimately serving as a supervisor. Three years later he left Majestic and took a position as a research engineer with the P.J. Nilsen research Laboratories. Soon thereafter, he decided to try to develop a business of his own a founded Boykin-Fruth, Incorporated. At the same time, he decided to continue his education, pursuing graduate studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. He attended classes in 1946 and 1947 but was forced to drop out because he lacked the funds to pay the next year’s tuition. To learn more click here:http://www.blackinventor.com/pages/otis-boykin.html

 

 

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