Black History Month

Guideposts Classics: Denzel Washington, Inspired to Be Great
Motivational Stories

Guideposts Classics: Denzel Washington, Inspired to Be Great

In this story from January 2007, the two-time Academy Award winner discusses the vital role parents, teachers, coaches and role models played in his life.

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Actress and singer Leslie Uggams
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Leslie Uggams on Lending a Helping Hand

In this story from April 2004, the star of stage, screen and television shares how a math teacher refused to allow the 12-year-old Uggams' God-given talents to go undeveloped.

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Guideposts Classics: Esther Rolle on the Healing Power of God's Love
Movies and TV

Guideposts Classics: Esther Rolle on the Healing Power of God's Love

In this story from September 1981, the star of the popular 1970s sitcom Good Times recalls when her prayers were answered by a wondrous display of God's love—right in her own backyard.

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Duke Ellington, Sojourner Truth and Jesse Owens
Finding Life Purpose

Black History Month: 16 Inspiring Black Americans

These courageous, inventive and revolutionary African Americans who changed the course of history and made a lasting contribution to the world.

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African-American inventors
Inspiring Stories

African American Inventors

From traffic lights to elevators and ironing boards, here are 10 things we wouldn't have today were it not for these African-American inventors. 

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Oseola McCarty
Monetary

Oseola McCarty Created a Scholarship Fund—One Load of Laundry at a Time

She lived a quiet life, doing laundry for others for a modest fee. She trusted God to provide for her, so that she could provide for others.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Stories of Hope

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating the life of a courageous American, Christian and humanitarian who lived out his calling.

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Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Movies and TV

Inspiring Film 'Hidden Figures' Has a Lesson for All

Starring Guideposts' February 2017 cover star Taraji P. Henson, this film will leave you hopeful for the future.

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Taraji P Henson, Guideposts Cover February 2017
Movies and TV

Fearless Taraji P. Henson

Guideposts' February 2017 cover star shares how she overcame fear and failure to live her God-given purpose.

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Misty Copeland, the first female African-American principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre
Celebrity Stories

Misty Copeland: Made to Dance

Misty Copeland shares her inspiring journey to being the first black principal ballerina in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history.

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