Publisher Pam C. Delaine feels compelled to share the treasure of history. History is rich and tells stories foundational to present-day inventions and movements. It is where we find the strength to continue. Therefore, she offers the opportunity to create historical documents that will become family gems to share for years.
Pam began writing these historical documents with her series titled PEN IT. The PEN IT series compiles historical facts from the actions, accounts, actions, and events of 2020. PEN IT contributing author, Dr. Dionne Edison, shared the book with Dr. Mary Gaskins, who immediately decided to create an opportunity for others. This meeting birthed VOICES OF THE VALOR.
Visionary Author Dr. Mary Gaskins and the contributing authors share family traditions and historical treasures. These writers elaborate and create an atmosphere allowing readers to feel like they are right there, only it's back then. As you read this book, you'll see that everyone should be passing history along.
We should learn our history and share it. It will help our children understand where they came from. It will give them hope and pride. It will help them live on.
Stay tuned for the release date.
Let's have fun learning Black History facts. Inside, you will find activities to complete with your family & friends.
Are you the next INVENTOR of something magical? How about the next KIDpreneur?
I hope you are inspired by these notable men & women to sore high & reach the sky!
About the Author
Kynzley is a children’s author who focuses on Black History facts. She has a profound interest in learning about African American Inventors/Inventions and those who were "First," especially within the African American community.
"B is for Black History" puts a fun twist on learning through kids activities.
She is ecstatic to share her knowledge with you! Grab a crayon and let’s get to learning!
March is Women's History Month
IMAGE/PHOTO CREDIT - Oksana Osypenko
The Origin of Women's History Month
Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States.
The actual celebration of Women’s History Month grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.
A few years later, the idea caught on within communities, school districts and organizations across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carterissued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month#why-do-we-celebrate-women-s-history-month
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. 1. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness. Likewise, a person diagnosed with a mental illness can experience periods of physical, mental, and social well-being.
For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/learn/index.htm
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
The Lifeline’s network of over 200 crisis centers has been in operation since 2005, and has been proven to be effective. It’s the counselors at these local crisis centers who answer the contacts the Lifeline receives every day. Numerous studies have shown that callers feel less suicidal, less depressed, less overwhelmed and more hopeful after speaking with a Lifeline counselor.
Information retrieved from https://988lifeline.org
Black History Month - History
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
As a Harvard-trained historian, Carter G. Woodson, like W. E. B. Du Bois before him, believed that truth could not be denied and that reason would prevail over prejudice. His hopes to raise awareness of African American's contributions to civilization was realized when he and the organization he founded, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), conceived and announced Negro History Week in 1925. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that encompassed the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The response was overwhelming: Black history clubs sprang up; teachers demanded materials to instruct their pupils; and progressive whites, not simply white scholars and philanthropists, stepped forward to endorse the effort.
By the time of Woodson's death in 1950, Negro History Week had become a central part of African American life and substantial progress had been made in bringing more Americans to appreciate the celebration. At mid–century, mayors of cities nationwide issued proclamations noting Negro History Week. The Black Awakening of the 1960s dramatically expanded the consciousness of African Americans about the importance of black history, and the Civil Rights movement focused Americans of all colors on the subject of the contributions of African Americans to our history and culture.
The celebration was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation's bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” That year, fifty years after the first celebration, the association held the first Black History Month. By this time, the entire nation had come to recognize the importance of Black history in the drama of the American story. Since then each American president has issued Black History Month proclamations. Retrieved from https://blackhistorymonth.gov/about/
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr
Martin Luther King, Jr., original name Michael King, Jr., (born January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.—died April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee), Baptistminister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. King rose to national prominence as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which promoted nonviolent tactics, such as the massive March on Washington (1963), to achieve civil rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, in the United States, holiday (third Monday in January) honouring the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Martin-Luther-King-Jr
2023 is here!!! Keep It Moving, Inc. (KIM, Inc.) wishes that you have a great year.
We have planned an exciting and informative year for the community, including our online community.
Share joy this year and let's keep it moving for a great year.
Happy Holiday Season
The long-awaited holiday season is here. We're excited, and we know you are too.
Families and friends are gathering to celebrate. It's been a long 2022 year full of happiness and sadness. Yet, we made it, and we don't take it lightly.
As the holiday season continues, please be safe. If you're shopping in person or online, observe your surroundings. In-person, look around as you enter and exit physical stores, restaurants, offices, and homes. Notice people who may be following you too closely. Be sure to lock your car doors and the doors of your homes.
Online shoppers, pay close attention to your bank accounts. Make sure that your debits ONLY include the amount you paid. If not, contact the merchant and YOUR BANK immediately. Be sure to read the sites carefully to avoid spam.
Happy Holiday Season! Live, LOVE, and Be Safe!!!
Happy Thanksgiving - THANK YOU!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
We are very thankful to the community that we serve.
We're praying for a continued partnership as we close out this year and prepare for a prosperous 2023.
Become more aware of the behaviors within our society. Know the signs, pay attention, and say something.
Domestic Violence refers to a pattern of violent and coercive behavior exercised by one adult in an intimate relationship over another. It is not "marital conflict," "mutual abuse," "a lovers' quarrel," or "a private family matter." It may consist of repeated, severe beatings, or more subtle forms of abuse, including threats and control.
Retrieved from https://www.alabamalegalhelp.org/resource/october-is-domestic-violence-awareness-month
Let's put a little move emphases on monitoring our bodies. Breast Cancer affects both women and men.
Visit your doctor regularly and discuss any changes. Create a journal to include date, how you're feeling, any changes, and concerns. Share with your doctor and don't stop until you have the answers you need.
Be educated and Be Informed.
For more information visit https://www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2370376/breast-cancer-awareness-month-encourages-education/.
This year's meet and greet was a great success, thanks to all the attendees. Your presence and participation was greatly appreciated.
We extended a special THANK YOU to ACE Hardware and Staples of Dearborn, MI for their donations of school supplies. Your support goes a long way in helping to strengthen the community.
KIM - Meet & Greet
Please join us for a meet and greet.
August 17, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dearborn Chamber Conference Room
22100 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, Michigan 48124
July 4th, A Brief History
The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2022 is on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Retrieved from https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th
Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas.
The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth," by the newly freed people in Texas.
Read more by visiting https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/stories/historical-legacy-juneteenth
Thank you, ACE Hardware
Thank you ACE Hardware of Dearborn, MI for the mystery prize gift during our raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The deadline to join the Voices of the Valor Wright Project is August 1, 2022
Join us and help preserve your family's history.
Keep It Moving, Inc. is offering you the opportunity join a collaboration to share your story.
You may choose to share your
-best family recipe
-memorable family sons or hymns
-other family treasures
Keep It Moving, Inc and Waste Management Improve Communities through Education, Recycling and Beautification Projects
Detroit, MI — May 3, 2014 — Keep It Moving, Inc. was awarded a Waste Management Think Green® Grant as part of the environmental services company’s nationwide effort to improve community environments through education, recycling, cleanups and beautification programs.
Keep It Moving Inc is celebrating our 10 years of service to Southeast Michigan.
Join us on September 15, 2013 for our Substance Abuse Program with special appearances from Mrs. Karra W. Thomas, Dr.
Mary Gaskins, Treyvon Larkin and Keep It Moving Inc. Staff.
Keep It Moving Inc. (RFS)
4781 Iroquois, Detroit, MI
2:00pm - 4:00pm
For more information contact email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-649-2876.
Keep It Moving, Inc. (KIM) held the raffle May 24, 2022 at Buddy's Pizza in Dearborn, MI
The winners are:
1st Prize Winner - James Grace Sr
2nd Prize Winner - Gregory Spencer Jr.
3rd Prize Winner - Gail Kidd
Thank you ACE Hardware of Dearborn, MI for the mystery prize gift and
Stables of Dearborn, MI for supporting the writing project.
Spots are still available to be included in the upcoming book featuring local writers. Pen It, Voices of the Valor is an anthology sharing the rich stories of individuals in our local areas.
We are offering you an opportunity to become an author by joining this project. We want to persevere our history by recording our memorable moments, traditions, etc. This information will be valuable for our families and future generations.
Interested? Please see the flyer below.
Raffle Drawing Date Extended
The drawing date for the raffle has been extended. Please continue to purchase your tickets to WIN!!!
Notary Services Now Available
Keep It Moving, Inc. is now offering notary services for the State of Michigan. Please visit the CONTACT US section of this website for more information by sending a message.