Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress, singer and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy . She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ; for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off but who ultimately returned to—and was victorious in—professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In April 2011, the feature film Soul Surfer was released.
Donna Lease Brazile is an American political strategist, campaign manager, political analyst, and author. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly serving as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016, until February 2017.
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.Saint Teresa of Avila
There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.Orison Swett Marden
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.James Russell Lowell
I realized at a young age that sequence in an album is almost as important as the songs that are on the album.Dr. Dre