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January 24, 2014

Today We Honor Ernie Banks

Ernest “Ernie” Banks, nicknamed “Mr. Cub” and “Mr. Sunshine”, was a Major League Baseball shortstop and first baseman for 19 seasons, 1953 through 1971. He spent his entire MLB career with the Chicago Cubs.

“I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.” - Ernie Banks

- CARTER Magazine

January 24, 2015

Today In History

‘Arturo Schomburg born January 24, 1874, was a Puerto Rican historian, writer, and activist in the United States who researched and raised awareness of the great contributions that Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Americans have made to society. Aurthur was known as the “Sherlock Holmes” of Negro History.’

(photo: Arturo Schomburg)

- CARTER Magazine

magcon preferences (33) - the pick up line he said you
  • jack g- him:can i borrow a pen?
  • you:sure.
  • him:it doesn't work
  • you:yes it does
  • him:oh really? then try writting your name here.
  • cam- i don't have a library card, but do you mind if i check you out?
  • nash- are you as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outide?
  • hayes- i lost my teddy bear, can i sleep with you?
  • jack j- i thought happiness started with an H. why does mine start with U?
  • sam- even if there wasn't gravity on earth, i'd still fall for you
  • aaron- if you were a fruit you'd be a fineapple
  • matt-are you my phone charger because i would die without yo.
  • shawn- i'm in my bed, you are in your bed, on of us is in the wrong place.
  • taylor-from a scale 1 to 10 you are 9... and i'm the only 1 who needs you
  • carter- him:do you wanna hear a joke?
  • you:of course.
  • him:knock,knock
  • you:who's there?
  • him:mary
  • you:marry who?
  • him:marry me?
  • jacob- the onle math you need is:you+me=forever
  • dillon- do you mind if i walk you home? my mother always told me to follow my dreams
  • kenny- i might as well call you google, because you have everything i am looking for
  • nate- are you a camera? because everytime i look at you,i smile

December 24, 2014

Today We Honor Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 on the Colonel Johannes Hardenbergh estate in Swartekill, a Dutch settlement in upstate New York. She was born to Elizabeth and James Baumfree, also slaves on the Hardenbergh plantation. She spoke only Dutch until she suffered cruel treatment at the hands of a later master, she learned to speak English quickly, but had a Dutch accent for the rest of her life. Her book, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave allowed Sojourner to tour and speak to woman across the nation. In 1854, at the Ohio Woman’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, she gave her most famous, “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech :

“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud puddles, or gives me any best place, and ain’t I a woman? … I have plowed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me — and ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man (when I could get it), and bear the lash as well — and ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children and seen most all sold off to slavery and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me — and ain’t I woman?”

(photo: Sojourner Truth)

- CARTER Magazine


Angela Carter goes up to the counter and orders a gingerbread latte. Tree branches have wound their way inside the Starbucks. A bird cries from the darkness. Something huge and glossy slinks through the shadows. Carter collects her drink and swallows it all in one gulp, burning herself. She licks her lips, draws her cloak about herself, and disappears into the woods.