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My Favorite Pioneers in History, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

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February 27, 2013 by The ReadyWriter


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Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom through the underground railroad. I was always fascinated by her story because she would move her people by night and in the middle of the night. she had code references of how she operated her underground railroad that were only known to other slaves. Harriet Tubman was only about five feet tall, but she was smart and she was strong — and she carried a long rifle. She used the rifle not only to intimidate pro-slavery people they might meet, but also to keep any of the slaves from backing out. She threatened any of them who seemed like they were about to leave, telling them that “dead Negroes tell no tales.” A slave who returned from one of these trips could betray too many secrets: who had helped, what paths the flight had taken, how messages were passed. This woman was bad and she was bold!!! My favorite saying of hers was; “I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger”.

Diana Ross a legend of her time who was first lead singer of the sixties girl group “The Supreme’s” before branching out as a solo singer and actress. Ross had such hits as; “Touch me in the morning” “Upside Down” and my all-time favorite “I’m coming out”. Ross starred in such films as; “Mahogany” which launched a fashion and makeup line, “Lady Sings The Blues” and Motown’s makeover and Broadway production of “The Wiz”.
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My favorite athlete of all time is Michael Jordan. Jordan was the best of the best. After a three-season career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Tar Heels’ national championship team in 1982, Jordan joined the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1984. He quickly emerged as a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring. His leaping ability, illustrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, earned him the nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness“. These young cats in the NBA today like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and Dwight Howard ain’t got nothing on Jordan compared to his game.

Eddie Murphy my favorite comedian, I must’ve seen “The Klumps” and “Beverly Hills Cops” a thousand times, I was so impressed with the artistic talent Murphy displayed in these movies. Tyler Perry an actor of this generation who has become a successful playwright, actor and movie director. Perry have many plays turned movies under his belt such as; “I can do bad all by myself” “Diary of a mad black woman” and “Madea goes to jail”. Both Murphy and Perry have been innovative in the roles and characters they’ve created.

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And my all time favorite philanthropist, politician and actors are Colin Powell, Tom Joyner and Denzel Washington of course.

Powell, who has recently been disowned by his own political party for addressing the old and bold prejudices they (the republicans) have against the current administration, holding office in the White house. An administration Powell ultimately supported. A retired four star general in the United States Army, Powell was the first, and so far the only, African-American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was the first of two consecutive African-American office-holders to hold the key Administration position of U.S. Secretary of State.

Tom Joyner of the “Tom Joyner” morning show and also founder of REACH Media Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation, and BlackAmericaWeb.com. Joyner also founded The Tom Joyner Foundation to provide financial assistance to students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Since 1998, it has raised more than $60 million dollars to help keep students enrolled at HBCUs. The Tom Joyner Foundation also hosts an annual cruise named the Fantastic Voyage which also raises money for HBCU’s.

Denzel Washington who has recently made it known how he doesn’t have any white actors as friends. Denzel is the heart-throb of many and the Flight actor told a British newspaper that he doesn’t spend  much time with his celebrity peers.

“Even within the industry, I don’t have any actor friends. My friends are old  friends,” Washington, 58, admitted. “One’s an ex-music guy, the other’s a  restaurant owner and the other’s an ex-pro ballplayer.”

Old friends keep you grounded. Washington who has many movie roles under his belt, has starred in such movies as; “Malcolm X” “Ricochet” “Mo Better Blues” “Training Day” “The Book of Eli” and “Glory” just to name a few. Aside from his talents and good looks, Denzel is both down to earth and grounded.

Join me tonight, Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” on “Conversations Live” as I wrap up Black History Month talking about the many accomplishments of my favorite pioneers.

Send your questions and comments to the show at conversations@optonline.net and follow the link to the show at any of the “Conversations Links” in this post.

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114 thoughts on “My Favorite Pioneers in History, Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

  1. Lexy says:

    MORNING!
    MICHAEL JORDAN AND HIS FYNE ASS
    AND DENZEL (NO WORDS).

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  2. adriane_page@yahoo.com says:

    post too long can’t read all that.

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    • Shawnia says:

      post too long can’t read all that.
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      Would you rather hear the show @Adriane?

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      • BrownGirl says:

        post too long can’t read all that.
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        It’s ok. It was interesting thou.

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      • Natasha says:

        post too long can’t read all that.
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        I was into every word. I love me some Harriet Tubman. Her story is interesting so how could I NOT read the post. That women freed alot of slaves the least I could do is read a post that references her accomplishements/

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      • Zion says:

        post too long can’t read all that.
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        I was into every word. I love me some Harriet Tubman. Her story is interesting so how could I NOT read the post. That women freed alot of slaves the least I could do is read a post that references her accomplishements/
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        AMEN @ Natasha!

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  3. Acquitta says:

    Mm/..Diana Ross shole don’t compare to Harriett Tubman

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  4. BBallen says:

    Trace you gotta a lotta favs.

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  5. Adam says:

    Tuning in.

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  6. Daisy says:

    Wow!
    Harriett Tubman is a powerful pioneer! Diana Ross well ok.
    I’ll tune in and comment after the show.

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  7. Nicole says:

    Ok Trace these are some heavy hitters.

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  8. Felicia says:

    Tracy I didn’t know you were an eddie murphy fan???

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  9. Slickrick says:

    Do ya thing Trace!
    I hope ya show is a little longer tonight though.

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  10. AlScream says:

    MJ is a legend

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  11. Bobby says:

    looking forward to tonite’s show.

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  12. Tamala says:

    Okay where y’all at???

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  13. Shawnia says:

    I’m here @ Tamala.

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  14. Keisha says:

    I’ve decided to comment after Tracy’s commentary tonight. 😆

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  15. Cameo1 says:

    It’s Wednesday Y’all!!!!
    Conversations Of A Sistah ON TONITE!!!!!

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  16. Pointmen says:

    “Jordan was the best of the best.”

    “These young cats in the NBA today like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade and Dwight Howard ain’t got nothing on Jordan compared to his game.”

    :LOL: You ain’t neva lied Ms. Tra

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  17. Olivijah says:

    I’m tuning in just because there is no comparison to Harriet Tubman against Ms. Diana Ross.

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    • ManUp says:

      I’m tuning in just because there is no comparison to Harriet Tubman against Ms. Diana Ross.
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      You need to READ the title @Olivijah. I think she’s referring to the people in the post as her favorite pioneers she said nothing about a comparison.

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  18. BrownGirl says:

    Go Trace!!! Love me some Jordan and TP. Eddie Murphy NOT!!!!

    No comment on the rest!!!

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  19. ionna says:

    It’s always best to keep a show that’s all commentary short and sweet.

    Go Tracy!

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    • Sane says:

      It’s always best to keep a show that’s all commentary short and sweet.
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      So are you saying because she has no guest, to hear her talking on her subject is boring? Then you sayin Go Trace! like that’s spose to make it better n shit!

      You CEO peoples I swear SMDH

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  20. Sane says:

    Trace i ain’t bored wit ya show i’m tuning in.

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  21. Mrs. Hawthorne says:

    Tracy I thought you liked Whitney Houston? Didn’t realize or know you were a Diana Ross fan too. And Tyler Perry Mm I guess two eaches own. 😆 I will be listening to your show tonite.

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  22. Natasha says:

    This show will wrap up black history month. i’ll be online in another 30 minutes. 🙂

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  23. HarlemGirl says:

    My Wednesday nights ain’t right if I don’t tune into C.O.S tonite. 😆

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  24. RandomChick says:

    I’m so sleepy. I hope i can stay up to endure tonight’s show if not i’ll have to catch the recap.

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  25. YES says:

    Tracy what woman don’t dig Denzel?

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  26. Zion says:

    I think that every African American should have a favorite pioneer. Mine is Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington and Thurgood Washington. And I just so happen to be a MJ fan as well. He’s known to run in my circle down in NC so he aight with me. 😆

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  27. Adam says:

    15 minutes

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  28. Starr says:

    Blog Queen aka Tra…You talk ya ass OFF tonight and take ya damn time. Your favorite pioneers deserve to be recognized. We should be reading up on Harriett Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dorothy Height. There’s always more we can learn. Folk kill me telling you what you should do and it’s your show. SMH!!! The nerve

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    • FloridaGurl says:

      Blog Queen aka Tra…You talk ya ass OFF tonight and take ya damn time. Your favorite pioneers deserve to be recognized. We should be reading up on Harriett Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dorothy Height. There’s always more we can learn. Folk kill me telling you what you should do and it’s your show. SMH!!! The nerve
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      Cosign!!!!
      Why tune in if you don’t wanna hear her commentary?

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  29. applebottomgirl says:

    Let’s get ready ta rumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. FloridaGurl says:

    Do ya thang Ms. TraBell!!

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  31. Rezzie says:

    let’s NOT hate but congratulate!!!

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  32. bobby says:

    It’s 8:02 PM wassup show’s not on yet.

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  33. QueenC says:

    show should have started.

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  34. YES says:

    Dude rapping it’s on now.

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  35. QueenC says:

    show was good.

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  36. XMen says:

    Kudos Trace for running down Jordan’s accomplishments you had that shit ON POINT!!!

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  37. Yasha says:

    Enjoyed the show Tra. I loved how you explained why you admire these people.
    Harriett Tubman praying for her masters death is deep. and I’ve never read her story. I need to cop a copy and quick.

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    • EbonyEyes says:

      Enjoyed the show Tra. I loved how you explained why you admire these people.
      Harriett Tubman praying for her masters death is deep. and I’ve never read her story. I need to cop a copy and quick.
      ******
      Yasha you can get her book out the library. Do U have a library card? If not get one.

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      • Tammy says:

        Harriett Tubman praying for her masters death is deep
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        If my master wanted to sell me I’d pray his ass DIE TOO.

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      • CorporateBitch says:

        Harriett Tubman praying for her masters death is deep
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        Yes it was and God wasn’t playin when he took her master’s ass either.

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      • Ionna says:

        Harriett Tubman praying for her masters death is deep
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        I went out and got her book after hearing Tracy’s show.

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  38. Tammy says:

    Tracy I learned some stuff this month from your BH coverage very positive. I’m compelled to read up on Harriett Tubman now.

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  39. Daisy says:

    Great show Tracy. I thought it was cute when you told ya secret. 😆 that you use to THINK you were Diana Ross. That’s hilarious. I learn something new about U every week.

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  40. CeoDawg says:

    Every one coud take note from tonight’s show @Trace. Your commentary on Harriett Tubman was awesome! Everybody don’t know some of the things you shared about her tonight Tracy. All they know is she ran the “Underground Railrod” because that’s where her legacy stops but that woman was religiously grounded and real deep. She was guided by God. And only God could help her free as many slaves as she did…People better wake up and read up on our people, you would learn something if you did.

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  41. Jamilla says:

    Harriett Tubman loved her people. she said “she woulda freed so many more slaves if only they had known they were slaves”

    😥

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  42. Joanne says:

    Tracy I truly enjoyed your show. The Diana Ross part was funny. But you Know I’m in love MJ too. Remeber that Bulls game? 😆 Oh man. the memories.

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  43. Kayla says:

    Tonight’s show was great. My favorite pioneer of all time is Cicely Tyson. Yes that’s right.

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  44. CoCo says:

    I like Eddie Murphy too. I mean he is a comedic genius. TP I guess you gotta give credit where credit is due. Didn’t know that much about Harriett Tubman guess I need to read up on her. Overall great show Ms. Bell!

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  45. CorporateBitch says:

    Tracy I like because you keep it real. Loved how you broke down Jordan’s MVP’S that was real good!!! He is the greatest BB player of all time.

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  46. BigBoy says:

    I don’t like how Trace be shoutin out other niggas on her show. When she gon mention me?

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    • Yvonne says:

      I don’t like how Trace be shoutin out other niggas on her show. When she gon mention me?
      ************
      Poor thang. Sounds like you off ya meds again Boo.

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  47. Gia says:

    Loved ya show Tra, gonna hear it again b4 i take it down 2nite.

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  48. Yvonne says:

    Trace don’t need us telling her how great her show is every week she knows.

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  49. Danny says:

    I really enjoyed tonights show. Never knew Harriett Tubman prayed for her masters death.

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    • Rezzie says:

      I really enjoyed tonights show. Never knew Harriett Tubman prayed for her masters death.
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      Yes Prayer changes EVERYTHING, when you pray and PRAY right!!!

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  50. Gabriella says:

    So Tracy like The Klumps!!!!

    Hercules
    Hercules
    Hercules

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  51. Cameo says:

    good show tra.

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  52. Angelhair says:

    I thought it was messed up how Tracy talked about when Harriett Tubman prayed that her master died. she made it sound like it was a power move.

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    • Gia says:

      I thought it was messed up how Tracy talked about when Harriett Tubman prayed that her master died. she made it sound like it was a power move.
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      You sound crazy as hell. How was it a power move for Tracy to talk about what was real in Harriett Tubman’s life. Somebody need to pray ya ass disappear from this blog!

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