Daniel Jacob Radcliffe / Born 23 July 1989 / English actor / “I’ve never been one of the cool people at school, but then again, I don’t get the people who are cool. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that they don’t interest me.”
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson / Born 15 April 1990 / British actress, model, and activist / “I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.”
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint / Born 24 August 1988 / English actor / “I don’t know if I’m good enough to have a long career. I’ve got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low.”
Thomas Andrew “Tom” Felton / Born 22 September 1987 / English actor / “I’m generally more and more in my comfort zone in the wild.”
People born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist. They can achieve anything they want, whether it’s about work or time spent will family and friends.
Self-confident and attractive, Leo is able to unite many groups of people at every opportunity.
Actors are responsible to the people we play. I don’t label or judge. I just play them as honestly and expressively and creatively as I can, in the hope that people who ordinarily turn their heads in disgust instead think, ‘What I thought I’d feel about that guy, I don’t totally feel right now.’
Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 - February 2, 2014)
On July 23, 1999, on the eve of the new millennium, Eileen Collins broke through a major glass
ceiling on her way to breaking free of Earth’s atmosphere. Having already made history as the
first female Space Shuttle pilot, in 1995, Col. Collins now led STS-93 Columbia and its mission
to deploy the Chandra X-Ray Observatory as the first female shuttle commander in the history
Despite Collins’s inspirational example, women remain significantly underrepresented across STEM fields. Only one other woman, Pamela Melroy, has been a Shuttle Commander, and although women account for more than 50% of the U.S. population, they make up less than 25% of STEM workers.
Leos love exposure and attention—but not always in a “look at me” kind of way—you just love inspiring others to be the best. Teaching and politics are natural fits for the lion, and they are some of the best bosses—once they win over their team, that is. (Leos have a tendency to be high-maintenance and can often disrupt team environments, but you usually win everyone over at the end with your charm and good nature.)
Ideal careers: As mentioned, teaching and politics are a great fit for you, while anything having to do with entertaining others—such as acting, music, movie work, or even costume design—can also pique your interest. You also make magnetic leaders, so CEO and directors aren’t far off for the Leo.
“I fought too long & too hard against discrimination based on race & color, not to fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation,” tweeted civil rights icon John Lewis on July 23, 2015.
Fifty-five years ago, on May 14, 1961, Lewis rode with the Freedom Riders in a bus pelted by rocks and bricks, as axes smashed through windshields, a firebomb lobbed through the shattered glass. State troopers fired warning shots – but whom they warned was not the violent mob.
The bus’s passengers were black and white Americans riding together, testing the recent Supreme Court ruling that said it would be illegal to segregate public transportation passengers based on their race.
John Lewis was the first Freedom Rider to be assaulted. And yet, a battered face and broken ribs did not prevent him from continuing his ride. “We were determined not to let any act of violence keep us from our goal,” Lewis has said of the experience. “We knew our lives could be threatened, but we had made up our minds not to turn back.”
As the fight for civil rights continued over the ensuing years, Lewis kept to his conviction that there was no turning back. Three years following the Freedom Riders’ journeys aboard greyhounds, Lewis marched in Selma, Mississippi, in a demonstration of their urgent insistence on African Americans’ right to vote amidst widespread voter suppression. On a day that became known as Bloody Sunday, the peaceful protesters were beaten by state troopers who met them at the end of Edmond Pettus Bridge.
After a lifetime of fighting for civil rights, John Lewis has never stooped to rest. As a champion of LGBTQ rights, Lewis gave an impassioned speech in a 1996 debate on the Defense of Marriage Act, where he lashed out against any who would deny LGBTQ citizens’ their right to marriage.
“I will not turn my back on another American,” he said. “I will not oppress my fellow human being. I fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color to stand up against discrimination based on sexual orientation.”
Lewis has been elected to Congress fourteen times, a few times running unopposed, beloved for his bravery and dedication to fighting for the rights of his constituents and fellow Americans at large. He has recently received media attention for the criticism laid down on him by President Donald Trump, who said of the civil rights hero, “All talk, talk, talk — no action or results. Sad!”
With the sun high on the first day of February, a new month awaits dedicated to remembering the contributions of Black Americans throughout our history. They are the trailblazers who have fought tirelessly for justice and equality, and who today continue to fight for their community, in addition to others marginalized in similar manners, allies united in their advocation.
Taurus (21 April – 21
♉ 30 April – Phichit Chulanont (20)
Gemini (22 May – 21 June)
♊ 6 June – Seung Gil Lee (20)
Cancer (22 June – 22 July)
♋ 8 July – Emil Nekola (18) 15 July – Jean-Jacques Leroy (19)
Leo (23 July – 22 August)
♌ 2 August – Leo de la Iglesia (19) 18 August – Minami Kenjiro (17)
Virgo (23 August – 23
♍ 13 September – Michele Crispino (22) and by inference Sala too, since twins
Libra (24 September –
Scorpio (24 October –
♏ 31 October – Otabek Altin (18)
November – 21 December)
♐ 29 November – Katsuki Yuri (23)
December – 20 January)
♑ 25 December – Victor Nikiforov (27) 26 December – Georgi Popovich (27) 7 January – Ji Guang-Hong (17)
Aquarius (21 January –
♒ 14 February – Christophe Giacometti (25)
Pisces (20 February –
♓ 1 March – Yuri Plisetsky (15)
let me just say lol poor georgi he has literally been living in victor’s shadow since the day he was born. that poor boy. also no surprises that leo is a leo. also wtf phichit is taurus? i’d have thought he’d be a gemini. seung gil, on the other hand, is such an atypical gemini. (but then again so am i, so i can understand.)